The Cascadians from Portland, OR started in spring of 2018. A group of friends that shared a love for Jamaican music, and Northern Soul, got together to play the ska, the rocksteady and the reggae. The Cascadians feature current and former members of Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band (PDX), The Dendrites (Denver), The Rudie Crew (NJ), The Israelites (PDX), and Nicodemus Snow (PDX)

The Cascadians are:

Meg Nye - Vocals

Mark Kinz - Trombone

Buddy Jay Kieffer - Tenor Sax

Larry Wiggins - Bass

Terrence Paschal - Drums

Alex Rich - Guitar 

Adam Rappin- Guitar



Before The Big One

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The Cascadians

Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR

Enjoy the magic of summer evenings at the zoo at a reduced price!

There are few things better than a summer evening in Portland, and your zoo has the perfect park setting to make the most of it. On select Tuesdays, you can eat dinner outdoors from local food carts, sample great Oregon beers, listen to live music and let your kids run around or try crafty activities—all while hanging out with crepuscular creatures such as lions, tigers and bears.

Admission is only $9 per person after 4 p.m., and free for zoo members. Tickets are only available at the zoo after 4 p.m. on the day of the event. Zoo gates will close at 8 p.m. (instead of the standard summer hours of 6 p.m.), with grounds being open until 9 p.m.

Live music June 18: Stump City Soul July 16: Yuma de Cuba August 20: The Cascadians

Activity stations around the zoo, hosted by Johnson Creek Watershed Council: • Master Gardeners • Metro Healthy Homes • Oregon Bee Project • Portland'5 • The Nature Conservancy in Oregon • The Oregonian / • The Pixie Project • The Xerces Society • Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District • Tryon Creek State Park • US Forest Service • US Fish & Wildlife • West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation • ZooGuide ECO Team

Ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo and receive an additional $1.50 off the already discounted admission (with proof of ridership).


May the Funk Be With You

Aqueerium, 3404 NE 83rd Ave, Portland, Or

Come join us for our first outdoor bash! Music, art and groovy dance vibes! Music starts early so be there! BANDS: The Cascadians Laundry Bread Hunter Broth

Artist pop up! (Instagram) @qwyinn @3fghi @cauzart