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Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22  •  9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Portland Children’s Museum is proud to announce the first annual Building Bridges Family Music Festival, a community-building, tune-filled weekend designed to build bridges in peace and friendship through music and play. Families from the Portland metropolitan area will converge at the Museum for a weekend of live music, dancing, and interactive, hands-on experiences.

World-class entertainment from award-winning nationally touring musicians and DJ’s—as well as favorite artists from Portland’s vibrant children’s music community—will light up indoor and outdoor stages through the Museum. With dozens of performances and activities, partnerships with community organizations, and thousands of expected attendees of all ages, the festival is designed to celebrate music and childhood in a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment. 

Priced to be affordable, any proceeds will support the Museum’s mission to develop innovative problem-solvers through playful learning experiences that strengthen relationships between children and their world.


Non-members: $14/person 

Members: ONLY $4/person. That's a $10 savings on every ticket!

Children under age 1: free

*Access Admission: $3/person (for up to 5 people)*To qualify, families must receive some form vof public assistance; proof of eligibility required

With support from


Embassy Suites  •   Loog Guitars  •   Sugar Mountain PR


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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 

9–10 a.m. Eagle Sun King
10–10:45 a.m. Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe
10–10:45 a.m. BodyVox
11–11:45 a.m. Earthtones Northwest
11–11:45 a.m. Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards
12–12:45 p.m. Painted Sky Northstar 
12–2 p.m. DJ Action Slacks 
1–1:45 p.m. Mr. Ben 
2–2:45 p.m. Alphabet Rockers 
3–3:45 p.m. Red Yarn 
4–5 p.m. DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid 

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019

9–10 a.m. Mo Phillips
10–10:45 a.m. Kaleinani o ke Kukui
10–10:45 a.m. Bravo Youth Orchestra 
11–11:45 a.m. 123 Andrés
11–11:45 a.m. Music Together
11–11:45 a.m. Joaquin Lopez of Latino Network
12–12:45 p.m. Oregon Koto-Kai
12–2 p.m. A Beat Happening
1–1:45 p.m. Okaidja Afroso
1–2 p.m. Black River Singers
2–2:45 p.m. Caspar Babypants
3–3:45 p.m. Aaron Nigel Smith
4–5 p.m. DJ Lance Rock

The Social Media Giveaway that ROCKS.

Winner Announced! Ponytails: The Kashinsky Family Band

Portland Children's Museum announced a groovy Family Jam Band Kit Social Media Giveaway! Thanks to all of the junior jammers and their familiers who answered the following important question on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 
"If your family formed a jam band, what would it be called?”

CONGRATS to Michelle Kashinsky & Family (above) on their winning FAMILY JAM BAND NAME entry:
Ponytails: The Kashinsky Family Band
Check out the top singles on their dream album:
Song 1: Ponytail on My Head
Song 2: Them Cookies
Song 3: Head
The Ponytails will take home a jam-packed kit, including a gorgeous acoustic Loog Mini Guitar donated by Loog Guitars, plus a wooden egg maraca, tambourine, and wooden bell rattle. All instruments are child-sized for rockin' ease. Thanks for making music with the Museum!


1. The Temper Tantrums —Instagram user @richasa

2. The Grateful Dad —Twitter user @NedLove7

3. The Love Bugs: "Introducing the Love Bugs (below), my imaginary (for now) family-band! That’s mommy on theremin, daddy on bass and #conradbrahman on piano, drums and guitar (why not? He’s got two uncles who do that all the time!). We Love Bugs are beyond deelighted to get to see @djlancerockog at the #buildingbridgespdx Family Music Festival at @portlandchildrensmuseum on Sept 22. If you come too you’ll probably hear me tell Conrad, 'My name is Mommy. I like to dance!'” —Instagram user @jennifersiegelthanksyou

Upcoming Schedule

September 22, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm