We’re overjoyed to present to you the 2018 Waking Windows Portland line-up! 2 days. 100+ bands, authors, artists, DJs, comedians, and thinkers. 12 special events. All across 18 venues throughout Bayside and Congress St.

From the self-described 'immigrant beat' pan-Latino party band M.A.K.U Soundsystem and Portland heroes of otherworldly funk, neo-soul, and hip-hop Jaw Gems, to the 'lit-crawl'-style Page Burner Reading Series and the immersive fashion-show-subverted Molt with Me, to a roving installation-performance by feminist art-collective New Fruit and the vinyl-packed Portland Record Fair...

We'd like to think this year's Waking Windows is the biggest and brightest yet. Dig into the line-up and see what you find. There's a little something for everyone. And as always, the best stuff is hidden among all the names you don’t know.

We’d be remiss not to mention that Waking Windows simply could not operate without our small army of volunteers.  From putting up posters, to housing performers from away, to staffing venue doors and ticket desks, they’re what keeps this festival on track. Interested in helping out this year? Just click ‘VOLUNTEER’ at the top for details.

Keep your eyes on Waking Windows social media for artist features and special announcements.

 We'll be seeing you soon!