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“Rock Against the TPP” Concert Tour Comes to Portland & Seattle

Above: Epic finale featuring Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, Audioslave), Anti-Flag, Flobots, Evangeline Lilly, Downtown Boys, Taina Asili, Evan Greer, Lia Rose, Ryan Harvey, Son of Nun, and more.

Rock Against the TPP crowd

In Seattle and Portland: Actress Evangeline Lilly, Anti-Flag, Hari Kondabolu, Makana, and more will lead free concert and teach-in to protest and raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership  

Internationally acclaimed hip-hop artist Talib Kweli will perform with a full live band at a free concert at Showbox SoDo in Seattle on August 19th from 6pm – 11:30pm, as part of the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour, a series of large-scale concerts, teach-ins, and protests mobilizing to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the unpopular, anti-democratic “trade” deal that has been a hot topic in the presidential election. In Portland, the free concert event will be held at Director Park on Saturday, August 20th from 5pm – 10pm.

Other high profile participants in the August 19th event include Golden Globe nominated actress Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit, Ant-Man), comedian Hari Kondabolu, popular punk band Anti-Flag, Hawaiian slack-key guitar legend Makana, Danbert Nobacon of UK sensation Chumbawamba, and buzzworthy bilingual rockers Downtown Boys will appear at both events.

See a full lineup and details for the Seattle stop here:

See a full lineup and details for the Portland stop here:

Organized by legendary guitarist Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave), his new label, Firebrand Records and digital rights group Fight for the Future, the tour is sponsored by Citizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers of America, CREDO, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth the International Labor Rights Forum, Popular Resistance, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, SumOfUs, the Teamsters, and Washington Fair Trade Campaign.


WHEN: Friday, August 19

WHAT: The day will kick off at 5pm with a teach-in and training hosted by Evangeline Lilly, followed by the Rock Against the TPP concert from 6pm to 11:30pm.

WHO: Talib Kweli, Evangeline Lilly, Anti-Flag (acoustic), Makana, Downtown Boys, Danbert Nobacon of Chumbawamba, Son of Nun, Ryan Harvey, bell’s roar, Taina Asili, Evan Greer, and more.

WHERE: Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA (Map)


WHEN: Saturday, August 20

WHAT: Free, festival-style concert featuring high profile performers and speakers from a wide range of organizations opposing the TPP. Food trucks. Beer garden. Kids games. 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Evangeline Lilly and TPP experts will host a free teach-in the following day, Sunday, August 21, at First Unitarian Church at 1:00pm.

WHO: Evangeline Lilly, Hari Kondabolu, Anti-Flag (acoustic), Makana, Downtown Boys, Danbert Nobacon of Chumbawamba, Son of Nun, Ryan Harvey, bell’s roar, Taina Asili, Naima Penniman of Climbing Poetree, Evan Greer, and more.

WHERE: Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR

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