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Inclusive All Ages Shows
An integral core foundation to Friends of Noise is the
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
Help us get a building
Friends of Noise is working to on getting a building as our homebase and All Ages always venue! Were raising money this givig season to help cover the expenses related to getting a brick and mortar space so please click the Give Guide link to donate today!
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We are thrilled to announce our first annual Spring BreakFest on March 29th and 30th!
This 2 day festival will be our biggest show we’ve everthrown and we hope to do it every Spring Break once we get our own space so you won’t want to say that you missed the first one ever! With amazing musicians like Jordan Fletcher, [E]mpress, Dry Socket, The Upkeeps, 1876, Jousting, KADREN, Gated Community Machine Country, Public Pleasure, OC Note of Alta Vocez and so much more you’ll be wanting to stay from start to finish on both nights!
So click the poster below to get your tix today and head on up to Kenton just behind the Paul Bunyan Statue for the best show of the spring!
What We Value
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.
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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!
15,000 young people served
Performers + Safer Spaces + Audience = Community
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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
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