Portland, July 10th, 2013. Ecotrust Sundown Concert Series which takes place every Wednesday night in July, celebrates the intersection of music, green living and community wellbeing. Hosted at Ecotrust’s Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Parking Lot, the free outdoor concerts bring together top local musical acts and the Innovation Showcase, featuring an exciting group of innovators working in the Pacific Northwest.
The four-week music series is hosted at Ecotrust’s Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, located in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District. The free outdoor concerts bring together top local musical acts and the Innovation Showcase, featuring an exciting group of innovators working in the Pacific Northwest. Described as a farmers market of ideas, the street fair-style exhibition features an inspiring array of nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions who are delivering inventive solutions within conservation and environmentally-responsible enterprise. Our goal is to provide a platform for these organizations to tell their story, share their initiatives and create authentic connections — all to the beat of Portland’s best independent musical acts.
Each concert focuses on a different environmental theme with coordinated information, organizations and intiatives:
- Protecting WATER
- Honoring FOOD
- Reimagining ENERGY
- Treasuring FORESTS
Environmental impact is considered in every planning decision. The series features free tap water drinking stations, a compostable-only policy on food and beveragewares, a free bike valet station, a solar/biodiesel/wind power source, and an aggressive recycling and compost-only refuse plan.
Here’s a video highlighting a recent concert theme: water.
The events begin at 5:30pm with the opening bands. The headliners perform from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Each concert focuses on a different environmental theme with coordinated information, organizations and intiatives. Learn more about the BANDS .
- July 17 — Reimagining ENERGY
- Hosted by Umpqua Bank
- Portland Cello Project with Adam Sheare
- July 24 — Treasuring FORESTS
- Hosted by Green Hammer
- Crystal Bowersox with Wayward Vessel
- July 31 — Honoring FOOD
- Hosted by Organically Grown Company
Radiation City with Genders
For over 20 years, Ecotrust has pioneered ways for economies, communities and nature to thrive together. Our goal is to build a new economy that creates more resilient communities and ecosystems here and around the world. At Ecotrust, we believe the work starts here — in our backyards, cities and regions.