THE DARK ARTS

A Festival of Dark Folk Music, Dark Comedy & Dark Artworks

 

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND

Sat 10/30 • Sun 10/31

Taking place over the Halloween weekend, The Dark Arts Fest in downtown Portland is the nexus point where Artists, Musicians, and Comedians gather to embrace the season. 

Featuring live music, live comedy, art displays, video installations, vendor tables, a VHS swap & more!

FEST BEGINS AT 3 PM EACH DAY
NO TIX REQUIRED UNTIL 6 PM!

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SATURDAY LINEUP

ACT I

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ACT II

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ACT III

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SUNDAY LINEUP

ACT I

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ACT II

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ACT III

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THE DARK ARTS

$35
WEEKEND PASS 

$20
SINGLE DAY

FREE
ARTIST ALLEY, TAPE SWAP
& MOVIE BLOCKS

(3-5:30pm, both days)

 

October 30 & October 31
3pm - 12pm

A LIMITED NUMBER OF PASSES AND DAILY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO FACILITATE SOCIAL DISTANCING, PLEASE BE MASKED & BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TEST WITHIN PAST 48 HOURS. THANKS!

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LIVE MUSIC

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THREE FOR SILVER + HOT DAMN SCANDAL

= MEGABAND

(a dark folk supergroup)

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THREE FOR SILVER
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Three For Silver is an aggressively original band that is impervious to easy description.

PR people often use phrases like Mythic Americana, Doomfolk, or Apocalypso.

Three For Silver features one-of-a-kind instruments you've never seen playing styles mixed in ways you've never heard. Perhaps it is pop music from an exceptionally dark parallel dimension

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HOT DAMN SCANDAL

Hot Damn Scandal finds its songs under park benches and in forgotten alleyways.

The resulting outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, circus freakouts, shanty-rags, string band funk, lonesome heart-breakers, and whiskey bottle love songs blend together in a sweet song syrup somewhere between a ramble and a roar. 

Hot Damn Scandal pulls no punches and puts thunder in your molasses.

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BEGGARS CANYON

A folk band from Portland, Oregon with their minds set on making a sweet cacophony to your ear holes. Started in 2017 with their first album titled "Vol. I" this group focuses on storytelling, structure, odd meter, and vocal arrangement.

BEGGARS CANYON

More music to be announced soon. 

Arranged by

MICHAEL MALZONE​

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COMEDIANS

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DEREK SHEEN

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DAN WEBER

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BEN HARKINS

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MX. DAHLIA BELLE

ALSO FEATURING COMEDY BY

JAREN GEORGE

EMMA PACE JONAS

MICHAEL GARCIA 

AVALON LEONETTI

JAMES WOOD  

GEOFF PARKS

SEAN O’NEIL

 ANDY IWANCIO

CHAD JOHNSON

AARON WAGNER

DAVE LOWERY 

TRISTIAN SPILLMAN

LACIE WOOD

& MORE!

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ARTISTS

Q | ALBANUS DESIGN

by
QUINCY WASHINGTON

SCARY SHIT

by
GREG BIGONI

Additional artists to be announced soon

 

Curated by

HANNAH HOBBS

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SHOWS & PODCASTS

READING THE BIBLE WITH DAN

FORGOTTEN FANTASIES LIVE:

4th ANNUAL BEST MOVIE KILLS SPECIAL

TRUTH OR SCARE

BOOHAHA PODCAST

MOVIES & VIDEOS

VHS VENGEANCE: HORROR EXPRESS

 

THE NIGHT ATTACKS EP 1

by GuignolFest productions

& THE MISERY MEN - "WEREWOLF"

MUSIC VIDEO

presented by Dylan Hillerman & Julia Reodica

PHYLUM SIPUNCULA

by Matt Orefice

MUSIC VIDEO

by VCR/TV

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MORE TO COME

Daily schedule be announced soon.

 

More artists, music, comedy and shows will continue to be added as the holiday approaches, be sure to bookmark us! 

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