The party doesn’t stop after crossing the finish line! Pop singer Andy Grammer will headline the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon Finish Line Concert on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
In 2012, Andy Grammer emerged as one of the biggest success stories in the music business. He performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (twice), and Good Morning America. He shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat, and he is the first male pop star, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first 2 singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me”. “Keep Your Head Up” is certified Gold (quickly approaching Platinum) and received the BMI award as one of 2012’s Top 50 most performed songs across all formats. “Fine By Me” is also certified Gold. Known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery, the acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician – who began as a street performer in Santa Monica, CA – is now poised to make 2013 another big year. Radio has enthusiastically embraced his third single “Miss Me,” (rapidly approaching Top 10), he just finished a national tour with Train, and he is gearing up for a major headline tour in 2013.
Finish Line Festival: Waterfront Park – Naito Parkway and Salmon Street
Opening Act: 9:00am to 10:00am
Awards Ceremony: 10:15am to 10:30am
Andy Grammer: 10:30am to 11:45am
Closing Act: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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. Check out the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland course band line-up!
Spirit on the Course Competition
Thank you to all of the 2013 cheer teams that came out to to make each participant feel like a superstar!
Congratulations to this year’s winning teams:
First Place: Sherwood High School Dance
Second Place: Lake Oswego High School Cheer
Third Place: Milwaukie High School
Stay tuned for more information on how to apply for 2014!