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It’s our birthday and we want to share the love with all our fans around the world, so we are live streaming our Fat Tuesday birthday show starting at 7:00 PM PST. Commence dancing in the living room! Click here for more details>>

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The kind of spectacle that deserves the word awesome. -Atlanta Journal Constitution

MarchFourth Marching Band (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration.

More about M4: Aside from their marching band themed costumes, as well as the 5-piece percussion corps and 6-part brass section, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though this group of 15-20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers. This genre-busting, in-your-face experience is not to be missed! What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, OR. on March 4th 2003, has since become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.


March 12th, 2014Our Band-Made Merch Boutique is Hiring!

Ever dream of putting your retail skills to use while running away with the circus?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M4 is hiring for the spring/summer touring season! Though the job is technically called the merch person, it really entails setting up and running a mobile boutique while on tour with MarchFourth, and being the ambassador to our fans. The merchandise is far more diverse than just CDs and t-shirts. The hours are typically long, from the time the doors open until the end of the night.The ideal person for the job must have:

-freedom to tour over three weeks at a time, throughout the summer and fall months
-like the idea of living with 20 people on a tour bus
-retail /customer service experience
-at least two job references
-a love of MarchFourth Marching Band
-an easygoing roll-with-it attitude
-ability to work for several hours at a time without a break
-a good attitude
-preferably reside in or near Portland, OR

Click here for our application form>>


January 24th, 2014Fat Tuesday: MarchFourth’s 11th Anniversary Spectacular

This band was originally founded to play a Mardi Gras party in Portland, OR on Fat Tuesday March 4, 2003. The party was put on by a loosely organized group of artists who found each other in the early days of the Alberta Arts District. Following the huge success of their original Chow Yun Fat Tuesday party in 2002 (a Mardi Gras/Chinese New Year theme), the 2003 event (dubbed Chow Yun Fat Twosday) was to feature a marching band, complete with stilt walkers and fire dancers. Named after the date of the first show, MarchFourth Marching Band was born. So in many ways, this year’s 11th anniversary is a very special birthday. March 4th won’t fall on Fat Tuesday again until 2025!

FAT TUESDAY: MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND’S 11TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR

All Ages early show: 
Doors/DJ GlobalRuckus: 6 pm
Joy  Now Band: 6:40 pm
M4: 7 pm
kids 3 and under: FREE
kids 4-12: $9 adv/$12 dos
teens/adults: $12 adv/ $15 dos
TICKETS

21+ late show
Doors/DJ GlobalRuckus: 9 pm
M4: 10 pm
21+ : $23 adv / $27 dos
TICKETS

We’re also offering a VIP ticket that includes entry to both shows and a meet & greet in Lola’s room 8-9 PM.

WATCH THE LIVE BROADCAST, STARTING 7:00 PM PST 3/4/14

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