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Jack Daniel's Sponsored Black + Loud Music Festival Features Black-Led Alternative Bands from the Pacific Northwest (Photo) - 04/04/24





*If you would like to cover this event, please RSVP by noon, Saturday, April 6.


April 4, 2024 

Jack Daniel’s Sponsored Black + Loud Music Festival Features Black-Led Alternative Bands from the Pacific Northwest 

Portland, Ore. – Portland's Black & Loud Fest challenges stereotypes in music by showcasing Black artists who transcend traditional genres. Founded by Cameron Lavi-Jones and Anthony Briscoe, the festival debuted successfully in 2022 and expanded to Seattle in 2023. With Jack Daniels as a sponsor, the festival goes national, kicking off in Portland in 2024. Featuring a diverse lineup of Black-fronted bands, the event celebrates the legacy of artists like Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who pioneered rock and roll. Purchase tickets here.


WHAT: Black + Loud Music Festival 

WHO: Portland Jack Daniel’s main stage line up: 

  • Angelo Moore Frontman of Fishbone with Dr. MadVibe & the Missin’ Links 
  • King Youngblood (Alternative Rock/Afropunk from Seattle)
  • Down North (Alt Soul Punk Rock from Seattle, Portland and North Carolina)
  • OBGMs (Alternative Rock from Toronto)
  • Terra Nobody (Alternative Pop from Portland, OR)
  • Aaron Nigel Smith (Reggae from Portland)
  • Kingsley (Alternative Pop from Portland)
  • Tahirah Memory (Neo Soul from Portland)
  • Gregg Wright (Blues Rock from LA and Portland)
  • Splinterhead (Punk Rock from Portland)
  • The Lance Randall Quartet (Jazz from Portland and Seattle) 

WHEN: Saturday, April 6 at 6pm

WHERE: Bossanova Ballroom 

722 E Burnside St.

Portland, OR 97214


Black + Loud Festival

Two young Black artists hailing from the Pacific Northwest – Cameron Lavi-Jones of King Youngblood and Anthony Briscoe of Down North decided it is high time that Black artists fully reclaim rock music. Together, they founded the aptly titled Black & Loud Fest. Learn more here: Black and Loud Fest | Live Black Seattle Music


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