NovaPDX is a talent and production company based in Portland, Oregon. We organize and host performance and educational events, showcasing local and visiting musicians, poets and comedians. Our mission is to create spaces where talent thrives.
Comedy vs. Tragedy
Comedy vs. Tragedy is a monthly variety competition event in Portland, Oregon. Every third Friday, three poets, three musicians and three comedians perform and the audience picks the winner in each category by applause. In the final round it is poet vs. comedian vs. musician. All finalists get cash prizes and the winner of the competition comes back as a feature artist in a next month’s show.
Songwriters in the Round - PDX
On March 24th 2019 at 6:30PM, songwriter Jonie Blinman is bringing her listening room concert series, Songwriters in the Round to Portland. SITR is a place where songwriters can connect with their fans in an intimate listening room environment where the audience is passionate about hearing the craft, raw and unfiltered; often times a place where they’ll be the first to hear new material. The event will take place at the Bit House Saloon located at 727 SE Grand Avenue.
Wordlights is a poetry, spoken word and music showcase, presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe, and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, March 30th 2019, from 7 to 11PM we will have features from three poets—Ken Yoshikawa, Sage Lilac & Kate Leddy, as well as a showcase of 10 performers.
The Verse Showcase
The Verse Showcase is a night of music and spoken word, where local and visiting artists share their talents in the intimate environment of our favorite wine bar in Portland, Oregon. The Verse Showcase is presented to you by NovaPDX in collaboration with songwriter Jonie Blinman.
Join us each first Friday of the month at the Devil's Den for the show!
Outwrite workshop series is hosted by Leah Noble Davidson. NovaPDX has introduced these series of nine workshops in 2018, where you could learn writing process from nine performers. The series included insights from poets, comedians and musicians and focused on generative writing to help you create more work you are proud to share!
Stay tuned for the 2019 Outwrite schedule!
In addition to the regular events NovaPDX produces a variety of special events—workshops and performances featuring visiting and local artists and other unique shows. Subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on social media to be the first to know about what we are up to next.