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.
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.
"Dark and surfy like a David Lynch soundtrack." - Brooklyn Vegan
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.
"Romantically ominous (or maybe ominously romantic), industrial-leaning electro-pop." - Gorilla Vs. Bear
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 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 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 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 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).
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.
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 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!
The Garden is a charitable partnership organized by the UO Cultural Forum, Cornerstone Tailgates and Events, Hop Valley Brewing and Sheild Catering to benefit the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum, on the University of Oregon campus.
The Garden will serve beer and wine from 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Hop Valley Brewing has generously donated product for purchase. This year we are permitted to serve 900 glasses of beer or wine. A count down board will be posted. Once we a have served 900 glasses we will stop beer and wine service, food service will continue.
The Garden is open to all ages. All drinkers of beer and wine must present valid identification at the identification station. All drinkers will wear a wrist band. Drinkers may purchase one beverage at a time while wearing a wrist band. Beer and wine are available for $5.00 each only cash is accepted. Individual drinkers are limited to a maximum of three drinks while attending the festival. Soda and bottled water are available for purchase.
The Garden is a new enterprise of the Willamette Valley Music Festival...your responsible enjoyment will allow us to continue. Drink responsibly.
The Willamette Valley Music Festival is well fed by Sheild Catering. Their food is delicious and there is lots of it. Food may be purchased from 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Cash and Credit Cards are accepted.
Lane Transit District (Eugene's bus system) 541.687.5555
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 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 and take a right.
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.
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 and take a right.