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Edna Vazquez plays an opbmusic Stagepass concert at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 23, 2015.

Oregon’s Music Venues Face An Uncertain Future

Like many businesses in the wake of COVID-19, Oregon’s music venues are in trouble. But the live music industry, which relies on lawful mass gatherings, is in particularly murky water.

Bart Budwig

A Virtual Tour, With Bands That Must Stay Home

As part of OPB’s series exploring new music and genres that may not be part of your regular cultural diet, we asked opbmusic Music Director Jerad Walker to highlight the work of performers who have put their traveling plans on hold.

Bilal performing at the Star Theater in Portland.

Best Live Performances Of 2016

In 2016, KMHD and OPB staff were honored to experience some special performances from newcomers, industry veterans and even a tribute to a jazz icon. Here's a look at some of the best shows of the year and artists you'll need to become familiar with and see live for yourself.

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