Our organization seeks to foster healing and growth for youth in our community via the arts by hosting professional development workshops, inclusive all ages concerts that provide live performance opportunities for youth artist and hands on experience for emerging youth sound engineers.
Bottom Line for Portland
2019 has been a huge growth year for Friends of Noise. This year we held over 30 all ages concerts, 10 workshops, two week-long camps and saw the rapid expansion of our Live Event Sound Services. We need your help to start 2020 with a (new to us) used box truck to haul our expanding collection of equipment and to take our shows on the road!
“With limited venues that are under 21 around Portland, it is hard for youth artists to get the real-world experience to perfect the performance part of their journey. Friends of Noise have been instrumental in filling that void. They give youth the opportunity to learn the business aspect of the music biz.” —Donna Cruz-Moreno