Paco Versailles at The Festival Meadow

Margaret Hamamoto

A collaboration between guitarist/composer Vahagni and songwriter/producer Ryan Merchant, Paco Versailles’ sound is a mix of flamenco guitar rhythms with disco-leaning electronic production and captivating vocals, a new genre they call Dancemenco.

Skerryvore

Margaret Hamamoto

With a mix of fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music. 

Indigenous Enterprise • Indigenous Liberation

Margaret Hamamoto

A Native American and Canadian collective filled with jubilant dance and colorful regalia honoring the legacies of their elders, Indigenous Liberation is an intertribal production featuring songs, stories, and dances, led by champion pow wow dancers.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Margaret Hamamoto

Flamekeepers of the New Orleans jazz legacy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band have been holding court at their famed French Quarter venue since the 1960s. The band travels the world spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Judith Hill

Margaret Hamamoto

Gutsy and nuanced as a vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter, arranger, and pianist, Judith Hill is likely the only musician who can cite Elton John, Spike Lee, Prince, and Michael Jackson among those who have sought out her talent. Hill starred in the Academy and Grammy Award winning 20 Feet from Stardom, the documentary film showcasing the under-acknowledged work of backup singers.

Portland Cello Projects “Purple Reign”

Margaret Hamamoto

What started in 2006 as a one-off with a group of nine cellists onstage at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge has evolved into a nationally recognized performing, recording and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists. Portland Cello Project (PCP) has developed a three-part philosophy that has mostly remained unchanged over the years: Bring the cello places you wouldn’t normally see it; perform music on the cello you wouldn’t normally associate with the instrument alongside music from the Western Classical Tradition; and build bridges between different musical communities through education, community outreach, and collaboration with myriad artists.

We Banjo 3

Margaret Hamamoto

One of Ireland’s best live touring acts on the scene today, the multi-award winning We Banjo 3 combine supergroup credentials with a breath-taking command of the emotive power of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Any single member of this group could a electrify a venue with a solo performance, but together with their passionate lead vocalist who sounds like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftains, the result is truly unforgettable.

We Banjo 3

Margaret Hamamoto

One of Ireland’s best live touring acts on the scene today, the multi-award winning We Banjo 3 combine supergroup credentials with a breath-taking command of the emotive power of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Any single member of this group could a electrify a venue with a solo performance, but together with their passionate lead vocalist who sounds like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftains, the result is truly unforgettable.