May 17 2015

Portland: Entertainment

2014 Headliner: G. Love & Special Sauce


The party doesn’t stop after you cross the Finish Line. Hip-hop blues band G. Love & Special Sauce will headline the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Finish Line Festival on Sunday, May 18, 2014!

The bluesy, swaggering sound of G. Love, aka Garret Dutton, has earned him hit songs and passionate fans around the world.

G. Love & Special Sauce is known for knee-jerking, harmonica laden performances interlaced with hip  hop flavor and a heavy blues influence. He’s performed and recorded alongside Jack Johnson, and has a wealth of  well known hits like Baby’s Got Sauce and Sunshine in addition to songs from his most recent collection, “Fixin’ to Die.” His fifth solo album, “Sugar,” is set to release in April.

Finish Line Festival

Dancehall Days                                    9:00 am to 10:00 am
Awards Ceremony                               10:15 am to 10:30 am
G. Love & Special Sauce                      10:30 am to 11:30 am
Dancehall Days                                    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
*Scheduled times are subject to change

Bands on the Course

Music every mile makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Live Portland bands will be performing a variety of music from alternative to classic rock, punk, funk and blues to jazz it up. Runners and spectators alike will be dancin’ in the streets to these mini concerts.

2014 Course Band Lineup

Spirit on the Course Competition

Thank you to all of the cheer teams for participating at this year’s race and putting some pep in the step of each runner. We loved your energy from start to finish! Congratulations to our 2014 Spirit on the Course Winners:

1st Place – Southridge High School
2nd Place – Evergreen High School
3rd Place – Sherwood High School Dance


Schedule of Events

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Race Day

Half Marathon & 10K Start Time: TBD
Event Details | Course Information

May 15-16, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

Oregon Convention Center, Hall C-D
Friday, May 15: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, May 16: 9am – 5pm
Expo Details