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KBOO's 50th Birthday Block Party

Graphic design by Eliot LeBrun

Graphic design by Eliot LeBrun

Join us for a celebration of KBOO's 50th birthday! This family friendly, free to the public, all-day multicultural event honors the people that make KBOO Community Radio happen. On August 11th, to commemorate its 50thbirthday, KBOO will transform a block near its studios into a festival area.  Activities will include music performances, activities, station tours, food, beverages and ways to connect with grassroots organizations.

STATION TOURS: every half-hour from noon - 7pm

REUNION for KBOO volunteers and staff, past and present: 2pm - 5pm, in Studio 1


noon:  Julie and the Wayves

12:45 pm: welcome and event announcements

1:15 pm: Grateful Buds

2:00 pm: Bread and Roses

2:30 pm: Zahira and Rising Buffalo Tribe

3:15 pm: Pacific Underground

3:45 pm: Bottleneck Blues Band

4:30 pm: Queerboo

5:00 pm: The Stops

5:45 pm: Salsa

6:15 pm: Los Supremos De Los Hermanos Flores

7:00 pm: Ayatollah and King Tim 33 & 1/3

7:30 pm: Blue Flamez

8:15 pm: Deena B

8:45  pm: Rich Hunter

9:30 pm: Mic Crenshaw

KBOO has been at the heart of the action of much of Oregon’s cultural and political life for almost five decades.  All people in our region benefit from a deeper understanding of our collective heritage. KBOO shares an unflinching, lived truth - that community radio remains a source of revolutionary thought, that KBOO will express its beliefs (no matter how different they might be) with honesty and earnestness.  KBOO will persist in providing an alternative to mainstream media - one that lifts up the voices of the unheard. KBOO works toward empowering our community to express themselves, toward facilitating a space for resistance, and toward creating a tool for critical listening for another 50 years.

Join KBOO and celebrate!