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We’re overjoyed to present to you the initial 2018 Waking Windows Portland line-up! The 2017 festival featured 100+ bands, authors, artists, comedians, thinkers, and a diverse mix of special programs in 17 venues across Bayside and Congress St. 2018’s festival will be just as grand, intense, and beautiful.

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 an immersive fashion show with Etain, 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 if you can believe it, still much more to be announced!

Waking Windows could not operate without our small army of volunteers. Interested in helping out this year? Just click ‘Get Involved’ at the top for details.

Keep your eyes here and on Waking Windows social media for more announcements.

We'll be seeing you!