2017 MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst Day 2

Beck headlines Day 2 of MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

As we relished what we took in during Day 1 of MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst we were excited to see what was ahead for us during Day 2. With more heat expected and less of a breeze we prepared for the low 90-degree forecast and made our way to Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Portland based Lithics kicked off Day 2 of Project Pabst and was followed by RVIVR from a few hours north of Portland in Olympia, Washington. Frankie Cosmos was up next prior to Brooklyn based San Fermin took the Unicorn Stage with its chamber indie-rock music.

Two Chicago based bands were up next with Noname followed by Whitney. Noname led by Fatimah Nyeema Warner led a set of her rap and slam poetry to the delight of the mid-afternoon crowd. Julien Ehrlich whom grew up in Southern Oregon and Max Kakacek leads Whitney with its Americana sound.

Read More: 2017 MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst Day 1

When Spoon took the Captain Pabst Stage the festival grounds began filling up. Led by former six year Portland resident Britt Daniel, he and his band laid down a heavy beat that got the crowd moving. Its set spanned its catalog in addition to a few new songs from its recent album Hot Thoughts.

Then to close out the Unicorn Stage Nas took the stage a bit past 7:05pm. With the Morrison Bridge in the background of the north stage, Nas brought a few spectators our to catch his performance from the outside.

However the real energy of the night set in when 10,000 festival attendees waited for Beck to take the stage at 8:20pm to close out the 2017 edition of Project Pabst. Though he may not have received the memo that it’s actually a Pabst Unicorn as he continued to call the Project Pabst icon a Pegasus, Beck offered a great performance of songs from his music rich catalog.

Until next year here’s a photo recap of photos from Cat Stelzer from Day Two of Project Pabst…

San Fermin vocalist Charlene Kaye at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
San Fermin at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Allen Tate on vocals for San Fermin at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Charlene Kaye of San Fermin at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Claire Wellin of San Fermin during the warm sun at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Charlene Kaye on guitar during San Fermin set at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
A full band shot of San Fermin at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Noname performance during Day 2 of Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Noname from Chicago performed during Day 2 of Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Noname at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Custom made Pabst Blue Ribbon Tall Boy can art at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Julien Ehrlich of Chicago based band Whitney at Proejct Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Julien Ehrlich leads Whitney at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Max Kakacek on guitar from Whitney. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Whitney is led by Julien Ehrlich who grew up in Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
The PBR Art Wall at the 2017 Project Pabst continued on Day 2. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Britt Daniel leads Spoon through its set at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Britt Daniel enjoyed the crowd that turned out for his band Spoon at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Rob Pope of Spoon at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Spoon front man Britt Daniel at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Britt Daniel of Spoon at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Britt Daniel of Spoon was happy to be back in Portland at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Spoon bassist Rob Pope delivers the bass grooves at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Former six year Portland resident Britt Daniel of Spoon at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Nas at Day 2 of Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Nas brought crowds to listen for free from the Morrison Bridge in the background at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Nas gave a bass rich performance that headlined the Unicorn Stage at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Nas put on a fine performance at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Beck at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Beck closed out the final day at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Beck brought the crowd at Project Pabst to a frenzy. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Beck took time to dance during his headlining set at Project Pabst. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

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