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First ever Vanport Jazz Festival a huge success!

On August 5th 2017 Portland experienced the first annual Vanport Jazz Festival! 503tv was fortunate enough to be on hand snapping photos and recording video. The event was brought to town by local business man James Taylor.  The high-caliber acts included:

As with any event in its first year there will always be room for improvement, but the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

Click here to check out photos from the festival. Next year’s event is dated for August 4, 2018. Stay tuned to the their website for an announcement of the lineup.

Mike Phillips

Althea Rene’

Patrick Lamb


Boney James

Brian Culbertson


Introducing the 1st annual Vanport Jazz Festival! 8.5.17

“Today, the Vanport Jazz Festival intends to carry the torch of those musicians who moved to Oregon for work and filled the air with art.”

2017 acts include:

Saturday August 5, 2017 at Portland Meadows. Doors open at 10:30am. Click Here For Ticket Info!