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Elvis gets a facelift from Sallie Ford and The Parson Red Heads

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We recently collaborated with the Portland Timbers and Juliet Zulu on a series of videos for their Spread The Love Project. We brought some of our favorite bands into the mix to cover "Can't Help Falling in Love" by the late and great Elvis Presley.  We worked with bands including Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Red Fang, The Parson Red Heads, and Drexler (our very own Brian Hall) in this campaign of community outreach. 

The Spread the Love Project is a series of nominations given from 107 ambassadors who have deep ties to soccer and our local community.  Nominees are awarded packets of Timbers and Thorns tickets, giving them a chance to experience a game in person.

Within each vignette, a classic song is rejuvenated through a new band, married with images of people reaching out to one another in their community.  This is a project of collaboration and support that you don't have to be a soccer fan to rally around.


Dig these videos with glimpses from inspiring people in our community.  With all of the love going around, we're getting a little choked up over here.  

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside croons along with Thorns Alex Morgan, Rachel Buehler & Tobin Heath surprising a local U12 team


Drexler amps up the mood in his rendition of Presley's classic song.


The Parson Red Heads provide a touching soundtrack to an inspiring story of Bob, a long time kindergarten teacher.

When thinking about a project like this, it's more than just a ticket to a game; it's a philosophy of giving.  As various people from a myriad of backgrounds have been nominated, they take something more lasting than a night with the Timbers; they take away an acknowledgement from their community. Check out some of their personal testimonies HERE.

Want to nominate someone?  Give a shout out and join the conversation at Spread The Love's Facebook Page

MusicFest NW!

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Summer means a few different things in Portland. First off, there are the sunny days that we've worked so hard for that set the scenery for bike rides, Forest Park hikes, Picnics, and everything else your vitamin-D deficient heart could want. But come September, summer gets finished the proper way: with five days of the multi-venue MusicFest NW! September 7th-11th, MusicFest NW fills some of Portland's most loved venues (such as the Crystal Ballroom, Doug Fir, Wonder Ballroom, and Mississippi Studios) with a hefty list of bands. While there are some heavy hitters at the Levi's outdoor stage at Pioneer Courthouse Square (such as Band of Horses, Iron and Wine, and Explosions in the Sky), it's the lesser known acts that make MusicFest so special. It's no news that Portland harbors some talent. Some local favorites that are playing at MusicFest are Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Black Prairie, Blitzen Trapper and Blind Pilot. Marmoset Music also has some featured artists playing as well! Kelli Schaefer, The Ravishers, and the Dimes will all be capturing hearts across town.

On Sunday, September 11th the guys and gals at Marmoset Music are throwing a party at Rontoms all day and all night. That means that you can come by for a couple of drinks, talk music, and maybe even show us a few dance moves! How cool is that?

Be sure to check out MFNW's lineup HERE and get yourself a wristband so that you can see all the shows your heart desires!

-Brandon

Check out Sallie Ford and see them at Pioneer Square on September 9th.