A Love Bizarre ft. Erotic City + Sean Jordan: St. Johns Bizarre 10th Anniversary Fundraiser coming Feb. 19

Help us kick off the 10th Anniversary of the St. Johns Bizarre with a fundraiser to support your favorite neighborhood festival! We hope you’ll join us Friday, February 19th, 2016 at Occidental Brewing Co (6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203) – from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.

Occidental logoEnter to win raffle baskets, purchase past year merchandise, drink beer, listen to live music,  eat BBQ from Dub’s St. Johns (veggie options too!) be the first to see the unveiling of this year’s St Johns Bizarre cup artwork.

Erotic CityAnd did we mention Erotic City will be performing? Sean Jordan, one of our favorite Portland comedians (Winner of Willamette Weeks, ‘Funniest Five Comics’ in 2014) will be MC’ing the evening’s festivities.

Can’t miss fun for a good cause right in St. Johns. See you there!

There will be a $15 cover change. Ages 21+

Vendor applications now available

The 10th Annual St. Johns Bizarre is now accepting vendor applications! Please take a look at dates, details and other helpful information. We seek to create a balanced offering of vendors that appeals to the entire community.

St. Johns Bizarre craft booths

Last year, the Bizarre welcomed over 80 local vendors, selling an impressive array of handmade art and craft items, including jewelry and clothing, home goods, photography, and painting. Also featured each year are a number of food vendors, as well as booths featuring local community organizations.

2015 Poster revealed!

We are bursting with excitement to share with you the poster for this year’s St. Johns Bizarre, coming soon to a coffee shop window near you! The masterful creators over at Jolby & Friends are at the helm this year and have crafted some absolutely beautiful artwork that truly captures the spirit of the Bizarre and this wonderful neighborhood of St. Johns. We’ve long admired their work, whether it’s the detailed Brunch Box branding, the fabulous children’s book “Monsters Under Bridges” (featuring our own St. Johns Bridge!), or their recent redesign of the Hopworks Urban Brewery beer line. Check out more of their work here: http://jolbyandfriends.com/

And as always, we will have a limited run of signed and numbered screenprinted posters, as well as t-shirts, stainless steel pint cups (and new this year — aluminum water bottles!) featuring their work for purchase on Bizarre day!

The 2015 St. Johns Bizarre Poster. Designed by Jolby & Friends
The 2015 St. Johns Bizarre Poster. Designed by Jolby & Friends

Main Stage Lineup Announced: Tango Alpha Tango, Mic Capes, The Shivas and More…

Tango Alpha Tango at St Johns Bizarre
Tango Alpha Tango performs at the St. Johns Bizarre on May 9th

Here it is, folks — the music lineup for the Plaza Stage.

We are pretty excited about seeing these bands with the majestic St. Johns Bridge as their backdrop and look forward to rubbing elbows with all of you in the front row. And remember the entire event, including all of the music is *entirely free*, so please join us on Saturday May 9th!

The Plaza Stage

Tango Alpha Tango
Mic Capes
The Shivas
Sapient
Tezeta Band

DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid (Bollywood Dance Class)
Leapin’ Louie (Physical Comedy with a Western Flair)

Read more about the bands and listen to their music on our Music page

Over the next weeks we’ll be sharing updates on this blog as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us to stay in the loop!

2015 featured artist: Jolby & Friends!

2015 St. Johns Bizarre poster detail. Artwork by Jolby & Friends.
2015 St. Johns Bizarre poster detail. Artwork by Jolby & Friends.

We are bursting with excitement to share with you a preview of our artwork for this year’s St. Johns Bizarre! The masterful creators over at Jolby & Friends are at the helm this year and have crafted some absolutely beautiful artwork that truly captures the spirit of the Bizarre and this wonderful neighborhood of St. Johns. We’ve long admired their work, whether it’s the detailed Brunch Box branding, the fabulous children’s book “Monsters Under Bridges” (featuring our own St. Johns Bridge!), or their recent redesign of the Hopworks Urban Brewery beer line. Check out more of their work here: jolbyandfriends.com

More to come soon!

2014 St. Johns Bizarre poster revealed!

Here’s the 2014 St Johns Bizarre poster, coming soon to a coffee shop window near you! This year’s design is courtesy of the fine folks at Big Friend Co. If this is the first time you’ve heard this name, it won’t be the last! They only recently hung out a shingle for their own shop but they’ve been in the business for a while and have a hefty portfolio full of gems created for Disney Design Group, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Publishing, Random House, Universal Creative, Hallmark Cards, Pixar Animation, and Laika Animation. We’re grateful to now be included in that list. Check ’em out!

And as always, we will have a limited run of signed and numbered screenprinted posters, as well as t-shirts and stainless steel pint cups featuring their work for purchase on Bizarre day!

artwork by Big Friend Co.
artwork by Big Friend Co.

Main Stage Lineup Announced: Ural Thomas & The Pain, Aan, Illmaculate + more!

Aan • photo by Cara Robbins
Aan • photo by Cara Robbins

Here it is, folks — the music lineup for the Plaza Stage.

We are pretty excited about seeing these bands with the majestic St. Johns Bridge as their backdrop and look forward to rubbing elbows with all of you in the front row. And remember the entire event, including all of the music is *entirely free*, so please join us on Saturday May 10th!

 

The Plaza Stage

Sponsored by the University of Portland

Ural Thomas & the Pain
Aan
Illmaculate
Summer Cannibals
Edna Vázquez Quintet
Red Yarn & the Deep Woods Ramblers

Read more about the bands and listen to their music on our Music page

Over the next weeks we’ll be sharing updates on this blog as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us to stay in the loop!