All Ages. Always.

 

Portland, OR

Supporting creative youth in Portland through all ages concerts, workshops, and experience navigating the music scene.

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Programming

Inclusive All Ages Shows

An integral core foundation to Friends of Noise is the belief that getting young performers and audience members involved in music is essential to the growth of the local and global music community. That’s why we create lineups with youth and adult artists to create a more diverse environment.

Professional Developement

Friends of Noise provides programs, workshops, and other professional development opportunities for teens and young adults to gain experience with sound equipment, and performing so they are more prepared to navigate the music industry.

Amplify youth Voices

Friends of Noise provides resources, support and mentorship to youth that have something to say. The youth of our community have agency and the self determination to have a positive impact on our community now, not some for off future. So we aim to make sure that they are heard loud and clear.

Fon Talent & Sound Services

Need sound equipment and a sound expert for your next event? We have you and your needs covered. From garden parties to outdoor festivals we have the gear and expertise to make sure that your event sounds great!

Friends of Noise presents on XRAY.fm

Through an exciting partnership with XRAY.fm we have trained and offered radio DJ slots to youth members of our community. Check them out on 2-3pm Mondays on 91.1 fm or on demand at XRAY.fm.org

Live SET Application is a go!

Friends of Noise has teamed up with Young Audiences of OR & SW WA to bring regional teens Live SET, a comprehensive intro workshop on live sound engineering. This 3 weekend course will prepare teens to join the Friends of Noise Sound Squad Supreme where they can earn $$$ running sound at our concerts and fee for service gigs! Space is limited so hit the application link to apply today!

FON Bulletin Board

Friends of Noise is hiring an Associate Operations/ Program Coordinator! Hit the button to learn more and apply today!

Chainsaw Girl at our Halloween show

What We Value

Safer Spaces

We believe that no matter how youth identify, music and self expression should be accessible. At Friends Of Noise, our goal is that no matter who you are, you always feel welcome at our shows and are able to freely enjoy and participate in our region’s music ecosystem. 

all ages always

#allagesalways Here at Friends of Noise, we believe art is a medium for social change; therefore, our mission includes empowering youth through music, poetry and prodution skills to give them the tools to enhance their communities with their creativity.

diversity & Inclusivity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are principal values that have driven our growth and relevance to the youth that we serve. This is why most of our shows are multi genres so that young audiences from different backgrounds can enjoy music together. 

Ya Heard Open Mic Feb 14th edition feat Rasheed Jamal

Youth PDX Center 16126 SE Stark, Portland, Oregon

Are y’all ready for the next Ya Heard?! 🗣️🗣️ We’re taking Ya Heard to the Y.O.U.th PDX Center in SE Portland on Valentine's Day so we can show the all […]

greaterkind, Portland Jazz Collective, Mt Hood Collective

Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, USA

Friends of Noise is thrilled to collaborate with the Biamp Portland Jazz festival to bring to the Alberta Abbey main stage greaterkind, Portland Jazz Collective and Mt Hood Collective. greaterkind […]

FoN Talent & Sound Services

If you and or your organization needs entertainment, FoN Sound Services can help. The teen musical artists are not only extremely talented, they are crowd pleasers as well. By bookingthem for our own all ages shows first we get to vet them and see their creative and professional growth. Need sound equipment and a sound expert for your next event? We have you and your needs covered. From garden parties to outdoor festivals we have the gear and expertise to make sure that your event sounds great! From staging to lights, from microphones to speakers and from tents to generators we have what you need or we’ll get it. Use the button below to request talent and sound services from us!

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What we’ve been up to!

Friends of Noise has teamed up with Youth Power PDX to produce the Ya Heard Open Mic series.

Each month we travel to a new location in the Portland Metro area and set the stage for some incredible all ages artist to experiment, explore and wow the crowd with their creativity and vulnerability. Our Open Mic centers the voices of BIPOC and LGTBQ+ teens and their allies.

Each Open Mic has a featured artist that not only shares their work as well but also helps to set the tone and bar for all the artist to rise to. It’s truly a magical night where almost anything can happen and it often does!

15,000 young people served

Performers + Safer Spaces + Audience = Community

#allagesalways = #allagesallstages

Check Out Youth Power PDX

They have not only provided the venues and shows but have given kids the opportunity to learn the business aspect of getting gigs, networking and promotion. It is amazing to see how much Friends of Noise has grown and how many students and young adults they have supported these past few years. Friends of Noise presence in the community has brought many youth together with mentors, other youth with the same goals and helped them develop skills needed to become future artist.

- Donna Cruz-Moreno

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