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Marmoset's MusicFest NW Party: Pancake Breakfast!

At 2pm TODAY, Marmoset's Free MusicFest NW Party kicks off at Rontoms - on this final day of Portland's MusicFest NW music festival. The party is jam-packed with ridiculous live music, featuring FOURTEEN bands rotating between two sweet outdoor stages... meaning ten hours of continuous, non-stop music. Oh man. And best of all - our party is 100% free - no wristband or ticket required. And while you certainly don't want to miss any of the action today, make sure you arrive early so you don't miss Pancake Breakfast on the main stage at 5:30pm. To me, Pancake Breakfast is what I imagine when I dream of a super secret, moonshine-fueled hootenanny barn dance, out in the middle of nowhere Kentucky, sometime during the middle of the prohibition era.They're a total kick in the pants and have nailed an original brand of baroque, truck-stop opera. It's unlike anything you've ever experienced. Check out this video for a preview of the magic of Pancake Breakfast Land.

The Willamette Week recently had this to say about Pancake Breakfast:

Songs roll, rollick and, in some cases, even hark back to (singer-songwriter) Mike Midlo’s loud, noisy past: “Peterbilt” and “Pea Green Boat” have riffs crunchy enough to border on stoner metal. That growth is also reflected in the band’s live show. It was always joyous, energetic and playful, but now it’s loud, too.

And, yes, some songs—like the call-and-response singalong “Who Is Wearing Pants?”—are built simply for laughs. Just because the project is getting more serious doesn’t mean Midlo is going to take himself more seriously.

See ya at 2pm!

- Ryan

Marmoset MusicFest NW Party: Great Wilderness!

Great Wilderness

In the event you're looking for yet one more reason to join in the fun for Marmoset's MusicFest NW Party at Rontoms on Sunday (tomorrow), press play on the video below and give a look/listen to the most gorgeous sounds of Great Wilderness.

The Portland Mercury recently had this to say about the band's new EP:

"Ahhh, that overwhelming melty feeling when your brain's folk-amine receptors are being satiated. Dissolve into Great Wilderness' airy feminine harmonies, elegant cello, and sweet, sweet banjo (soooooo sweet). The new Portland band recently produced a flawless debut EP in the form of Rest, and it promises—pinky swears, even—to melt your heart..."

If you want your heart melted, Great Wilderness performs at 2:30pm SHARP - so get there early, grab a frosty Raineer for a buck, and cozy up to the big outdoor stage for some of the most lovely harmonies this town has to offer.

Marmoset's MusicFest NW Party is FREE and will feature dollar beer all day, in addition to an extended happy hour and Portland's own Sizzle Pie on the back patio. No wristband or tickets are required, as this is not an official part of the proper MusicFest NW music festival.  Fourteen band rotating seamlessly between two stages means non-stop goodness to be had by all on the final day of MFNW.

More details on the party and the full lineup and schedule are available here:

See you tomorrow!  - Ryan

Update: Marmoset's MusicFest Party at Rontoms


+ RSVP at the bottom of the page. Summertime in the Great Pacific Northwest is finally here and that means it's music festival season in PDX. Marmoset Music is hosting an all-day, all-night romp at Rontoms in Portland on Sunday, September 11th on the final day of MusicFest NW.

While you should certainly buy a wristband and take-in as much of the "official" MusicFest NW as you can, our party is 100% free and no festival wristband is required. We'll be serving up smooth and refreshing Rainier beer all day for a buck, along with happy hour food and prices all day. We'll also have a grill going on the back deck for some delicious fresh handmade tacos too.

We've got two stages, one indoor and one outside, featuring live performances by:

Tu Fawning - 10:00pm Dolorean - 9:00pm Hey Marsailles - 8:00pm Willy Vlautin of Richmond Fontaine - 7:00pm Pickwick - 6:30pm Black Whales - 6:00pm Pancake Breakfast - 5:30pm Quiet Life - 5:00pm Wesley Jensen and the Wildcats - 4:30pm Greenhorse - 4:00pm Light For Fire - 3:30pm Pocketknife - 3:00pm Great Wilderness - 2:30pm Tartufi - 2:00pm

+ click links above to check out the bands


*Poster artwork by Tyler Segel at Factory North


If you think you may be attending, please RSVP here:

Loading...Still have questions? Contact Ryan Wines, Marmoset Music's Director of Strategic Goodness, at 503.877.2328 or

Marmoset Music is a boutique music agency based in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.  

Marmoset's MFNW Party at Rontoms


So maybe you've heard... We're throwing a party at Rontoms on Sunday, September 11th from 2pm-midnight. It's an unofficial, non-affiliated MusicFest NW Party... which essentially means it's free to the public and you don't need a wristband to get in. We've got two stages, dollar beers and happy hour food prices all day, fresh grilled tacos on the back patio, and all kinds of other goodness. Oh, and we've got some of the best West Coast bands and artists on the planet. Check back here next week for more info, but for now, here's the basics: