Please join us for the return of YOU WHO at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, January 24th! Doors open at 1pm and show begins at 2pm!!! This is a FREE show staring Colin Meloy, The Eyelids, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormans, Joy Now, Y La Bamba and more….
This event is benefit for one of our favorite programs, MyMusicRx, providing music medicine for kids and teens with cancer and other serious, long term illnesses.
This event is in conjunction with The Crystal Ballroom’s 102nd Birthday Free For all!!!
Dress up fancy and help us celebrate as we take part of Crystal Ballroom’s 102nd Birthday Free-For-All, an annual all-day free event celebrating the Crystal and the community that’s supported it over the years! Our variety show features performances by YOU WHO’s house band Sneakin’ Out, The Cardboard Songsters, and surprise guests. Arrive at 1:00 for ballroom wide fun including bandana decorating, big wheel racing, hair dos courtesy of Rudy’s Barbershop, Bhangra dance party with DJ ANJALI and much more fun stuff! Food and alcohol will be available in the ballroom.
YOU WHO is a Children’s rock variety show featuring DJs and interactive dance parties with giant barn owls, musical guests, stories, skits, sing a longs, cartoons, artists, puppets, parades and performers. YOU WHO is a benefit for MyMusicRx- the “music medicine” program of Children’s Cancer Association who believes that joy matters and music heals. MyMusicRx delivers the healing power of music to hosptilaized kids across the country! Learn more at: https://www.mymusicrx.org/
This YOU WHO benefit for MyMusicRx is made possible by a generous donation by McMenamins in honor of Crystal Ballroom’s 102nd Birthday!
About You Who
YOU WHO is a popular kids’ rock show created by Seann McKeel and Chris Funk of The Decemberists. YOU WHO concerts offer an art zone activity for kids, a variety show format with sing-a-longs, interactive dance get-downs, original songs, giant barn owl mascots, and more. To interest the budding tastes of young music listeners (and to satisfy the tastes of seasoned rockers who maybe don’t get out as much for a show as they did before they were parents), YOU WHO shows include a multitude of music genres – sampling Folk, Hip Hop, Dance, Bluegrass, Rock, Metal, Country, World, Instrumental, etc. Featured bands play a set from their catalogue that they think kids would like, not necessarily “kid’s music.”
YOU WHO has presented countless bands in its seven-year history, including: My Morning Jacket, The Shins, The Zombies, Aloe Blacc, Les Claypool, Best Coast, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The Head and The Heart, The Decemberists, Lifesavas, Blind Pilot, Laura Veirs, Quasi, Blitzen Trapper, The Dandy Warhols, The Thermals, Red Fang, Preservation Hall Brass Band and many, many more. YOU WHO shows are videotaped and made available to seriously ill kids and teens via the MyMusicRx.org website. YOU WHO is a benefit for MyMusicRx- the “music medicine” program of Children’s Cancer Association who believes that joy matters and music heals.
MyMusicRx, a program of the Children’s Cancer Association, is a one-of-a-kind pediatric music medicine program for kids and teens with cancer and other serious illnesses. Our in-hospital program includes bedside sing-a-longs with trained music specialists, instrument lending, lessons, and live concerts from national recording artists. The program extends online at MyMusicRx.org where kids can explore exclusive artist greetings, concerts, digital instruments, and more. MyMusicRx delivers the healing power of music to over 4,700 kids and teens at 19 pediatric hospitals across the country and we are growing. Learn more at www.mymusicrx.org #MusicHeals
CCA prescribes joy. For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, their goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy. The Children’s Cancer Association didn’t start with a foundation, it started with a family. One who faced its own battle with serious pediatric illness two decades ago in Portland, Oregon. From that experience came a passionate commitment and focus: To deliver the resources, the friendship, and the healing power of music to families facing the same challenges. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today. Facebook.com/ChildrensCancerAssociation
About Joy Now
You don’t have to leave home to run away with the circus anymore!
Drums roll, flags wave, a stilt walker hula hoops while horns bellow the sounds of New Orleans. It’s part marching band, part circus and a whole lot of fun! Members of Portland’s internationally-acclaimed MarchFourth! inspire the next generation through programs that ignite creative passion and empower youth to rock out on stage and in life.
Students play music, make costumes, dance, walk on stilts, tumble, sing, juggle, perform at exciting public venues, and learn how to use art as a tool for self-expression and action.
Joy Now offers week-long Summer Camps, workshops and year round classes for ages 5-18. www.joynowproject.org