In 2000, MusicfestNW (MFNW) was a mere dream. The idea: Portland needed a music festival to match the towering aspirations of a city that was becoming a global player. Today, Portland is one of the most exciting cities on the planet and MusicfestNW, a 6 day festival attended by over 34,000 people has become the third largest indoor music festival in the United States and now includes 4 nights of outdoor shows in "Portland's Living Room" Pioneer Courthouse Square. Time magazine dubbed MusicfestNW "one of 50 Authentic American Experiences".
A few of the bands that MFNW has showcased over the years include: Modest Mouse, The National, The Black Keys, Passion Pit, The Decemberists, Girl Talk, Vampire Weekend, TV On The Radio, Beirut, Explosions In The Sky, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wiz Khalifa, The Kills, Dinosaur Jr, The Hives, Silversun Pickups, Built To Spill, Bad Brains, Sunny Day Real Estate and many, many more.
In 2012, MusicfestNW expanded to include three days of tech programming bringing the creative talent of Portland closer together. Appropriately dubbed TechFestNW; our goal is to capture the creative spirit and drive that fuels Portland's flourishing start-up scene. This city is filled with compelling builders and thinkers in the tech space. TechFestNW provided the perfect platform to showcase the best in tech on both a local and national scale.