Earthstock 2016

Earthstock 2016 was a huge success. We were very happy to be visited by Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker from the Muppets, Rey from Star Wars and Lady Sif, all courtesy of the Portland Superhero Coalition.

dancers at Eartstock
Dancers, Earthstock 2016 at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon. photo by Joel Preston Smith

Lenny and PDX Photo Lounge were there with a photo booth, giving away more than 700 free photos to kids, staff and volunteers (the latter of whom make this event possible).

As always, we were hosted by McMennamin’s Crystal Ballroom. For the last 24 years, I have been watching this event grow and become such a great day.

Auction Results

I want to thank all of our supporters, both buyers and donors for the success of our first charity art auction, and our Bar Method web auction.  Your support has helped us to continue to move forward with EarthstockPDX. We want to also recognize Backstage at the Bagdad for hosting us.  It was fun to have the Duck projected to the size of a house.

Bar Method Auction

We are fortunate to have another auction opportunity:

Thursday Bar Method will be holding a 1 day charity auction for Earthstock on Facebook. They will be auctioning off a 1 month unlimited package to the Bar Method Portland studio ($200 value). The package will start at $90 and you can bid upwards from there in $5 increments. The format of this auction is simple bidding (the same as our art auction). People can post their bids on the wall and whomever posts the highest bid by the end of the day gets the package. We are very grateful to the Bar Method Team, and especially Deanna for setting this up for us. See their auction at:

Earthstock PDX Charity Art Auction

If you look to the left of the page you will see the EarthstockPDX Charity Art Auction.  Bid on art donated by local artists, including jewelry, photos and original pieces.  Benefits of the auction go to support EarthstockPDX and its mission to provide opportunities to people with special needs. The auction is a simple bid style, what you bid is what the highest bid will be, not like ebay.  Bid high and bid often.


Earthstock 20

The date has been set for the 20th annual Earthstock.  On April 20th, 2012 the Crystal Ballroom will once again come alive with the sights and sounds of Earthstock.  This years event will be bigger than ever due in part to the support of our friends at PEPSI and the PEPSI Refresh program.  We want to thank the hundreds of voters who supported us by voting daily, entering power vote caps, and convincing their friends to help as well.  It was truly a blessing to see the support we received from all over the country. Thank You.

Earthstock 2011 – A Huge Success

April 22nd saw the Crystal Ballroom come alive with over 600 kids ready to celebrate.  Good music and good friends made for a great day.  Earthstock would not have been a success without the help of several people, and I want to say thank you to all of them.  The Crystal Ballroom, of course, steps up with the greatest location for a dance in Portland.  Bethesda Lutheran Communities provided our staff shirts, Steve Dorris with his artistic prowess, and Chad Dowling Events helped with our musical selections.  Stores like Applebees, Paradise Bakery, Bi-Mart, Moonstruck Chocolates, Starbucks, and many more.   We also want to recognize the volunteers who showed up to help us out.  We had help from several local organizations, including, Americorps, Impact NW, SUN schools, Concordia University, Madison High School and friends and family.  We hope that everyone had as much fun as we did.   Take a look at our link to this years pictures.

2011 Event Announcement

We are very excited to announce that Earthstock 2011 will once again be at the historic Crystal Ballroom.  On April 22nd, 2011, the floors of the Crystal  will be rockin’ and a rollin’  for our 19th year.  We look forward to seeing our old friends and making some new ones.