The Event Info

The 4th annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival, In the Spirit of Flying Eagle: Oregon, and 1st Annual Jim PepperFest Week will kick off on Sunday, September 18 with a Pre-Festival party, followed by a Native hip hop show featuring our Native Night Out family on Monday, September 19th

Our traditional free-admission, community-building celebration on the campus of Parkrose High School will take place on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday the 25th.

Each night will feature a different show at Gilhooligans, 10810 NE Sandy Blvd, and one can expect surprise guest performers throughout the week.There will be two shows per evening (one at 8 pm and another at 10 pm). Minors are free and welcome at Gilhooligans until 10 pm. There will be a $10 cover charge for 21 and over.

Please visit Gilhooligans for latest performance list and early-bird discounted pricing for multiple show/dinner combos.

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Draft Schedule

Sun, Sep 18: Pre-Festival Party Gary Ogan Band

Mon, Sep 19: Native Night Out # 7 artists TBA

Tue, Sep 20: Comedy Night + TBA

Wed, Sep 21: Karaoke Night plus the Buffalo Field Campaign + Mignon Geli

Thu, Sep 22: Fundraiser for Native charity Dr. Loco + Avotcja + TBA

Fri, Sep 23: the Flying Eagle Band + Dr. Loco + Avotcja + Francis Wong
8:00 Show opener TBA
10:00 Show opener TBA

Sun, Sep 25: Goodshield Aguilar + TBA

Mon, Sep 26: Native Night Out # 8 artists TBA

Artists/Speakers/Bands CONFIRMED:
Flying Eagle Band – Gary Ogan, Ken Man, others TBA
Dr. Loco
Francis Wong

Gary Ogan Band

Sweetwater Nannauck – Idle No More Washington
Chauncey Peltier – Free Leonard Peltier
Mike Mease – Buffalo Field Campaign

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Map of the Highschool

Directions to Gilhooligans

Motels near the locations

1.Econolodge (9520 NE Sandy Blvd)

2.Sandy Motel (4814 NE 97th Ave)

3.Quality Inn (9727 NE Sandy Blvd)

4.Best Western (9901 NE Sandy Blvd)

5.Comfort Inn (5019 NE 102nd Ave)

6.Courtesy Inn (11324 NE Sandy Blvd)

7.Budget Inn (11417 NE Sandy Blvd)

8.R/R Motel (11724 NE Sandy Blvd)

9. Portland Nordic Hotel (11942 NE Sandy Blvd)


Throwing a free all-ages community concert costs money and Jim Pepper is still better known far from his home town. We need to raise $10,000 from Jim’s friends and fans to meet our mission of staging a free Jim PepperFest 2016 on September 24. It is vital to our mission that no one and no family is excluded for lack of funds.

Any monies raised above that amount will go to the Jim Pepper Remembrance Scholarship Fund, to be awarded to worthy music and dance students per our mission.

Support Jim PepperFest with your tax-deductible contribution in any amount to the Center for a Sustainable Today. Your contribution will be acknowledged in perpetuity on our website and celebrated at Parkrose High School on September 24, 2016.

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