Dirty Revival is a Portland born band has evolved from the confines of a basement, to some of PDX’s most sought after stages. Their soulful sounds and energetic beat deliver an atmosphere that enraptures any audience. The unique ensemble delivers powerful original tracks and superbly arranged classics with a resounding presence, delivering passionate performances every time. The band has been actively touring in support of releasing their debut album, the self-titled, "Dirty Revival."
The dynamic, seven-piece soul outfit shines on stage, and defines influences from funk- and soul-infused icons of the past. Described us as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and Rose Royce all blended up as one. Dirty Revival has shared the stages with musical heavy-hitters such as Michael Franti, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Slick Rick, Nappy Roots and Gift of Gab, and have several multi-regional tours already under their belt.
Hustle and Drone is an electronic trio from Portland. The band released their full-length album HOLYLAND with popular songs “The Glow” and “Bhikshu.” Most of the songs are built entirely around the rhythm. The drum loops are sometimes very reminiscent of hip-hop beats intertwined with 80’s synthesizers and vocal pop melodies. A lot of what the title “Holyland” means is about finding a place where you’re just content with being, what Ryan Neighbors consider finding a “holy land.” Just like, “Here I am right now and I’m okay with this. Things are good.”
Stereo RV has been thrilling audiences in their hometown of Portland since they began performing together six years ago. Myra Gleason, Stereo RV’s lead singer, has one of the most powerfully expressive voices you’ve ever heard. Her fervent vocals, backed by the guitar and extraordinary beat boxing abilities of her husband, Gabe, make the vulnerable songs on Human, their debut EP, an overwhelming experience. The tracks are flooded with the joys and sorrows of everyday life, given wing by the record’s vibrant production and melodies that will haunt you, even after a single listen.
On June 10, in between kiteboarding, yoga, mountain biking and enjoying the outdoors while networking with outdoor innovators and brands at the inaugural OUTFOUND Series festival, outdoor industry focused startups from across the globe will have the chance to participate in OUTFOUNDER and pitch their big idea before a panel of judges from Bend Outdoor Worx.
Startups in the following categories will be competing:
- Adventure Sports Gear and Services
- Sports Tech and Lifestyle Products
- Fitness and Health
- Environmental Sciences and Conservation
There are two levels of the OUTFOUNDER / Bend Outdoor Worx startup competition:
Venture Stage: geared toward companies that are either pre-revenue or very limited revenue (less than $50k annually) and operate withing the outdoor industry. Venture stage companies will have 5 minutes on stage to make their presentation (without audio / visual support) followed by an audience Q&A period of 5 minutes. Audience votes will determine the winner of the venture stage competition.
Growth Stage: geared towards companies that have at least $50k in annual revenue and operate within the outdoor industry. Growth Stage companies will have 7 minutes on stage to make their presentation, followed by 10 minutes of audience Q&A. Bend Outdoor Worx mentors will choose the winner of the Growth State category.
Applications were due May 1; competitors to be announced mid-May.
The first event of its kind, OUTFOUND Series festival offers three days of bliss for the outdoor enthusiast: activities, food, music, lightning talks, an expo, and OUTFOUNDER, the startup competition. Sponsors include Red Bull, Vibram, and Dogfish Head Beer.