May 9
FREE ADMISSION
willamette valley music festival
12pm
to
1am
May 9
12pm to 1am
Free Admission

JayKode

Los Angeles-based producer Joey Khodanian, better known as JayKode, started his musical journey at a young age. He began playing the piano when he was only 7, and by 15 had established roots in hardcore and metal. Building on this foundation, he started experimenting with both hip-hop and electronic productions soon after. With an eclectic repertoire of samples, originals, remixes and bootlegs, JayKode has built a small following that continues to grow every day. From house parties to bars to clubs, JayKode became known for the uniqueness of his sets, with no two performances being exactly the same.

Spinning a wide variety of genres, including electro house, trap, twerk, hip-hop, moombahton, and even oldies, no two JayKode sets tell the same story. With support from A-Trak, DJ Snake, Jack U and more, JayKode's most significant exposure came from Skrillex featuring his remix of "Drunk In Love" during his iconic set at Coachella 2014. JayKode's talent was also recognized by Borgeous, who selected his remix of "Invincible" as 2nd place out of over 1,000 entries in the remix contest hosted by ThisSongIsSick. He strives to bring something new and fresh to the electronic music community by pushing tonal boundaries with his characteristic sounds, rooted in future bass, trap and hip-hop.

Aaron Jackson

DJ/Producer, Aaron Jackson, is a force to be reckoned with. He has developed a unique blend of house,uk garage,and wompy club beats to create a signature sound that is guaranteed to get the floor bumpin'. He is quickly rising to the top of his game and separating himself from the herd. Aaron began his journey in the world of vinyl and soon after started producing his own tracks. The world of house music has received his efforts with open arms and open ears.

Aaron Jackson's music has been signed to record labels such as Party Like Us Records, Hed Kandi Records and Monstercat. He has been nominated by EDM Universal as one of the top 12 rising North American artists.

Lures

"Dark and surfy like a David Lynch soundtrack." - Brooklyn Vegan

SugarBeats

Known for their jazzy chords, funky leads, heavy bass, and a healthy dose of traditional instrumentation, the duo SugarBeats... has steadily stepped up the bar in their own brand of Glitch Hop and Future Funk since they launched in 2012. Their newest EP "Groove City Romance" takes it to a whole new level, featuring five different vocalists, two guitarists, one violinist, and a healthy dose of saxophone, as well as production quality rarely matched in the EDM scene. They have rocked stages at some of the biggest sound camps at Burning Man, played festivals such as What The Festival, Kaleidoscope Music Festival, as well as won contests to play the Main Stage at SnowGlobe and Escape from Wonderland with Insomniac Events, respectively.

Artists they have shared the stage with include Opiuo, The Glitch Mob, Major Laser, Gramatik, RJD2, The Floozies, Cut Copy, ill.Gates, Pantyraid, Thriftworks, Vibesquad, Love & Light, Snoop Dog, Zion I and many more. After years of experimentation they have finally uncovered a sound that is truly their own, which they continue to perfect and explore with each release as they dive deeper and deeper into collaborations with new vocalists, instrumentalists and producers.

Crater

"Romantically ominous (or maybe ominously romantic), industrial-leaning electro-pop." - Gorilla Vs. Bear

Tony Glausi Quintet

Tony Glausi is an award-winning trumpet player and composer. His quintet is made up of current or past UO students, namely Josh Hettwer on saxophone, Torrey Newhart on piano, Sean Peterson on bass, and Adam Carlson on drums. This band plays original music of all styles, with an emphasis on modern jazz.

Octonaut

Octonaut is an Electronica duo from Eugene, OR. Blending live drums with production elements the group plays house & techno inspired tracks with their own melodic and atmospheric qualities. Their debut EP "Thud Glow" is now available on Bandcamp.

Pluto The Planet

Pluto the Planet is a Eugene, Oregon native Indie Rock trio with a taste for World music made up of multi-instrumentalists Elliott Fromm, Cameron Lister, and Dylan Campbell. The band explores pop styles from around the world influenced by rock and roll and pop music. Pluto the Planet's sound offers a very warm danceable vibe.

Tetra Bomb

"Tetra Bomb is the pseudonym of Kyler Mello, a singer, songwriter, and producer residing in Eugene, Oregon. Mello's latest release, "Fruit of Delusion", is an ethereal, dark, and oddly beautiful record with highly personal lyrics and full, unconventional arrangements. Expect the unexpected."

Alder Street Allstars

Alder Street music is boot-stompin', gritty, and bourbon flavored. The band draws its inspiration from a variety of sources, evinced by original tunes that break the mold of traditional bluegrass, and reprises ranging from Iron Maiden to Bill Monroe. The band first formed for a benefit show from a hodgepodge of musicians living in Eugene's lawless Campbell Club Cooperative. Over the years, Alder Street blossomed in Eugene's infamous local music scene, and expanded their reach across the nation.

Alder Street's latest album, Americannibal, was released in May 2014 at Seattle Folklife. The album, recorded at Fluff and Gravy Studios, perfectly captures the raucous edge that separates Alder Street from traditional styles. It has been described as "a tight, polished study on the frontiers of contemporary bluegrass" - Eugene Weekly

Alder Street's line-up consists of Chris Kelley (banjo), Jesse Lawton (mandolin), Aaron Nelson, (bass), Ian Royer (guitar), Emily West (drums) and Jake Beckwith (fiddle).

Pancho + The Factory

blues/soul/opera/punk. The Factory; of which 7 members are criminals in the movie The Fifth Element. Pancho likes hot dogs, sequins, and dogs.

Dirty Man and The Chiefs

Willamette Valley Music Festival 2015 will mark the long awaited second coming of Dirty Man & The Chiefs. After graduating from the University of Oregon last spring and moving to Los Angeles, Andrew Schmidt and Graeme Baylen return to Eugene to join members Zac Rego and Max Pinder for a reunion to remember. It may have been a year since their last performance at the Campus Block Party, but the ghost of Dirty Man has lived on. Zac and Max have continued to write and play shows acoustically around Eugene, but as Marvin Gaye put it, “Ain’t nothin like the real thing, baby.” Come witness the triumphant return of Dirty Man & The Chiefs, and prepare yourself to get funky.

Era Coda

Era Coda is a post-progressive fusion group that hails from Eugene, Oregon. Formed in September of 2014, the band focuses on intricate, complex rhythms while maintaining an accessible melodic sensibility. If that sentence makes sense to you, you'll love Era Coda!

What is the Willamette Valley Music Festival all about?
The Willamette Valley Music Festival is an all day, multi-stage festival that takes place on The University of Oregon campus. This festival is open to all ages and is free to both students and the surrounding community.
When does the event take place?
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 12pm-1am
Who will be playing the festival?
There will be 14 musical acts ranging from indie rock to bass house music. Check out the artist page for more details!
What other performances will be at the festival?
There will be several workshops open to the public, including swing dancing, screen printing, hula hooping, contact staff workshops, and a fire dancing performance!
Will there be food and beverages at the festival?
Yes, the ASUO Street Faire will be on campus all day Saturday during the festival. We will also have water refill stations placed on campus. No outside alcohol will be allowed.
Can I bring my pet?
Of course! Leashed animals are more than welcome.
How do I get to the festival?
There are several ways to get to campus;

By Train or Bus

Amtrak 800.872.7245
Greyhound 541.344.6265
Lane Transit District (Eugene's bus system) 541.687.5555

By Car

I-5 Southbound
From I-5 South take Exit #194-B (Eugene/UO, I-105 west). From I-105 west take Exit #2 (Eugene/City Center/UO). Keep Left, following the signs to the UO. Proceed over the Ferry Street Bridge in the left lane. Exit from the left lane, veering left on Broadway, which becomes Franklin Blvd. From here see the specific directions for Stage Loading.

I-5 Northbound
From I-5 north take exit #192. This places you on Franklin Blvd. Follow Franklin Blvd, and take a left on Agate. Proceed until 18th, turn right and drive down to Patterson. Proceed down Patterson to 11th Ave, take a right and see the specific directions for Stage Loading.

99 Eastbound
Follow 99 East until it joins 99 West at Junction City. Follow 99 until it becomes 7th Avenue - get in the right lane. Follow 7th Avenue - it becomes Franklin Blvd. and get in the right lane. From here see the specific directions for Stage Loading.

Business 126 Westbound
Follow Business 126 West until it becomes Main Street in Springfield. Follow Main Street until it becomes Franklin Blvd. Follow Franklin Blvd, and take a left on Agate. Proceed until 18th, turn right and drive down to Patterson. Proceed down Patterson to 11th Ave, take a right and see the specific directions for Stage Loading.

Where do I park?
You are welcome to park anywhere off campus. We have plenty of bike parking on campus.
Is the festival handicap accessible?
Yes. All of our stages are handicap friendly and we also have a handicap accessible bathroom available.
Can I smoke on campus?
No. We are a smoke free university.
What if I get hurt?
We have a medic tent staffed by Harmony Event Medicine.
What if it rains?
We're Oregonians, a little rain never scared us!