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1st Annual Daddy Active Family BBQ Recap [Photos]

Last month Krutch from 503tv and Slou hosted the first annual Daddy Active Family BBQ. The event was held at Irving Park in NE Portland. The idea was definitely to celebrate fatherhood but mothers were invited to attend as well. The goal was to shine a light on father’s roles in the family unit while recognizing that family units take on many forms.

The day included food, games, prize giveaways, face painting and a main event which saw each child throw water balloons at their fathers. As this event grows partners/sponsors are always welcome to come on board. For more information email

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:

Vanport Jazz Festival Founder James Taylor with Althea Rene’

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!