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Published on May 13, 2024
Portland Rapper Aminé to Launch "The Best Day Ever" Music Festival in AugustSource: Sweetfeet610, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Portland will soon be pulsing to the beat of a new festival, thanks to hometown hero and rap sensation Aminé. The artist, whose breakout hit "Caroline" skyrocketed him to stardom, is setting up a music festival named "The Best Day Ever," which is slated to take over McMenamins’ Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn in Troutdale on August 10-11, according to KGW.

The festival announcement came via a teaser on Instagram over the weekend, generating buzz among his legions of followers. Featuring an unreleased track produced by local collaborator Pasqué, and showcasing Aminé sitting in Helen Bernhard Bakery, the reel had the Grammy-nominated artist brainstorming festival names before landing on "The Best Day Ever." The catchy reveal was captioned "years in the making," and promised the lineup announcement would follow soon. This musical extravaganza adds to a vibrant summer schedule in the city, boasting events like Project Pabst at Tom McCall’s Waterfront Park, returning for the first time in seven years just a fortnight before Aminé's festival, as reported by KOIN.

The addition of Aminé's festival is seen as a significant boost for Portland's cultural landscape, which will also host the beloved Waterfront Blues Festival from July 4-7, as per KOIN. A crowd puller in his own right, Aminé is cementing his status as a multifaceted contributor to the Rose City's cultural heartbeat. As the city gears up for a bustling summer, "The Best Day Ever" festival stands as an example of one of Portland's own taking the stage to not only entertain but also infuse the local community with his brand of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.