Summer Solstice Party featuring MarchFourth with Larry Yes at The Ruins
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue website: The Ruins
Artist website: MarchFourth
Artist website: Larry Yes
MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment, celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of 15 musicians, dancers and acrobats brings a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!
With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of performers, MarchFourth is a spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma! M4 has been seen on stages from ESPN’s Espy Awards to festivals like Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, and High Sierra Music Fest, to world-class venues like The Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, The Fillmore, and even a cultural exchange tour to China, sponsored by the US State Department.
MarchFourth’s track “Gospel” (from their self-released album Rise Up, 2009) was featured as the closing credits theme song in the Disney/Pixar animated film, Monsters University. MarchFourth’s new album Many Hands is due out in 2023.
“From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped.” ~USAToday
“Just when you think you’ve heard it all, suddenly a band crosses paths with your ears and changes everything… Full of auditory goodness...” ~NYS Music
“Mighty, Explosive, Carnivalesque Brass Band Funk” ~New York Music Daily
Larry Yes was born in 1974 in Milwaukie Oregon. At age 8 he played asteroids with Sun Ra and somehow won.
His art focuses on love and human connection. He is a native Oregonian who lives in Portland.