Time: Friday, February 18 at 8:30pm – February 19 at 2:00am
Location: Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Avenue
More Info Runaway Productions 10YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
With Special guest
CHICHARONES, LIVING PROOF, RAISE THE BRIDGES
SPAC3MAN (SEA) IAME of Sandpeople / Oldominion DJ Spark
+ A Few other special guest
“I have been promoting, booking, managing, and consulting for music and entertainment acts here in the NW for over 12Yrs. I started off at a little pizza / movie joint in McMinnVille Or. I was a teenager who had friends playing in these amazing bands but only doing it in their garage’s. They had no idea how to get it out to the people SO I took on the challenge. I had no idea what I was doing and I learned as we went. I convinced my boss at the pizza joint I was working at to let me Start booking some punk & hip hop shows in his theater.
Through this I learned that this is who I AM and this is what was meant for me. Eventually I moved to Portland got a job at Hotlips Pizza to afford my new habbit of wanting to continue to help my friends bands and push the music I love. I didnt know much but I knew I needed a name to work under so I chose Runaway Productions. The thought behind the name was a promise to myself to runaway from an old life that had never lead me to much but bad decissions and also to continue to Runaway from situations that don’t point me in a positive directions (Didin’t always work). Since Then the name has become so much more. The name represents my Family / friends and all the musicians that I have worked so close with over the years and continue to learn and grow with.
I started booking small punk rock shows around town then managed to get a door job at Berbatis Pan! Tres Shannon the current owner of VooDoo Doughnuts and the Head booking agent of Berbatis at the time decided to give me a chance and made me his is assistant. I Worked under Tres for about a year 1/2 and learned more about the NW music scene and booking shows then I could have in 10yrs on my own. THANK YOU TRES!
So Blah Blah things continued to move forward for me. Over the last 10yrs I have been a talent buyer / venue manager for Berbatis Pan twice and also the Ash St. Saloon. Throughout that time I have managed to keep the Runaway Productions name alive with putting on some amazing shows that I will never forget and I’m sure a lot of you will never forget as well. I have made some great friends over the years and probably pissed off a few folks along the way BUT HEY you cant make everyone happy.
Runaway Productions has promoted or worked with –
Dead Moon, Living Legends Lyrics Born, The Shines, Cool Nutz, Oldominion, Red Fang, The Grouch, Man Or Astro Man,Jake One, Abstract Rude, Stephen Malkumus, Captured By Robots, Fernando, Zion I, Lucero, Caguama, Black Elk, J Live, 2 Live, E 40, Swollen Members, The Pharcyde, My Life In Black and White, Awol One, Mr Fab, Bastinado, Pasha, Middian, Black Elk, Dialated Peoples, Hillstomp, The Greenhorns, Pierced Arrows, Sandpeople, Bukue One, A Trak, Anthony B, Astronautalis, Michael Franti, Spearhead, Gregory Isaacs, Freeway, Jamie Lidell, Blu, Lifesavas, Moka Only, Mr.Lif, P.O.S. DEL, Mike D, Sage Francis, Shapeshifters, Split Lip Rayfield, The Famoous Mysterious Actor show, and many many many more.
I have worked with MusicFest NW, Poh Hop, March Into Darkness and NW HIP HOP Fest and probably a few other festivals that I would like to forget.
Thank you North West.”