Friday, October 26, 2018

Dead Friends - The Songs Live On

Benefit for the Jeremy Wilson Foundation Lisa Lepine Alternative Medicine Fund


Jeremy Wilson

Alexa Wiley

Steve Wilkinson

Paul Brainard

Lewi Longmire

and many more!

7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show

Suggested Donation of $10, $11, $12, $13, $14 or $15

All ages welcome

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Dead Friends - The Songs Live On

Dead Friends - The Songs Live On

Portland musicians gather to "remember the dead" and raise money for charity with a "Day of the Dead" - themed concert of songs from dearly-departed Portland songwriters. The show will raise money for The Jeremy Wilson Foundation Lisa Lepine Musicians Relief Fund.

A host of Portland musicians are gathering at the Mission Theater on Friday, October 26th at 8 pm to play songs written by their dead friends, to air them out, breathe life into them, and visit with them for 3 and a half minutes. In the spirit of the Day of The Dead,they will be celebrating the enduring legacy of their friends and cohorts in song. Expect music from such classic Portland artists as Brian Berg, Dave Carter, Teisha Helgesson, Jaime Leopold, Jimmy Boyer, Drew Norman, Dave Camp, Earl Benson and even a song from Townes VanZandt and more!

Performers include:

  • Alexa Wiley
  • Jeremy Wilson
  • Steve Wilkinson
  • Paul Brainard
  • Jim Brumberg
  • Lewi Longmire
  • Adam East
  • Kelly Brightwell
  • Dan Haley & Friends
  • Janet Julian
  • Ky Bert
  • Folkslinger
  • Joshua Rivera
  • Darka and Miri
  • Christie Josef & The Purpose

The Portland music scene's Promotion queen, Lisa Lepine was an inspiration to everyone she worked with and to everyone she ever encountered in her lifetime. It was one of her parting wishes to her friends, family, and fans that her name might live on in the same spirit in which she lived her life; to continually help, aid and support others. Before her untimely passing she was working with t he JWF to establish the "Lisa Lepine Musicians Relief Fund".She wanted this special legacy fund earmarked to provide grants to JWF recipients who also want to enhance their recovery with additional healing practices and methods such as massage, reiki, acupuncture, an d sound healing. It is the wish of her family and with the support of her friends that the Lisa Lepine Musicians Relief Fund is estab lished.

With this benefit show, money is being raised to provide a tax-free way to distribute donations to musicians in need, in times of health crises. Lisa was a creator and dear friend of our music community and that community is fulfilling her wish to continue in service (in the form of her JWF fund) in her absence.



About Mission Theater

Featuring Music, Movies & Events

Our historic Mission Theater in Northwest Portland features special movie screenings, live music, engaging talks, select sports event screenings and other fun experiences—join us for the next event! We’ve installed a much larger screen & a thundering new sound system, and have space for you to either sit or stand.  

Food and Drinks at the Mission
We’ve got a full bar, pizza, salad and concessions for you to enjoy.

Theater pricing and policies 
•  All shows are 21 and over unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or unless stated otherwise.
•  Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before show time, unless stated otherwise.
•  Admission is $2 for adults and children for shows starting before 5pm, $4 for adults and $3 for children after 5pm, unless stated otherwise.
•  Daily ticket specials only apply to standard movies and are not available for special screenings or events.

Accommodations Closed Captioning 

Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seat’s cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of headphones: hearing impaired headphones that amplify the dialogue, or visual impaired headphones that describe the scenery and action. Just inquire before showtime to use any of these devices.

Please note: Mission Theater is wheelchair accessible.

Online Ticket Questions

If you purchased a ticket accidentally, for the wrong show or theater, or need a refund for any other reason, please call us at (503) 223-4527 for assistance.


Menu Catering

We’ll serve you a meal or a snack to enjoy while you sit and take in the feature film. Enjoy pizza by the slice or whole pie, salads and movie concessions – along with both non-alcoholic beverages and our own handcrafted ales, wines, hard cider and beer (plus guest taps).


The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here....

From a church to a theater-pub, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!

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The Mission Theater (ca. 1912) offers historic splendor in the heart of Northwest Portland. The preserved balcony, ornate finishes, woodwork, high ceilings and grand stage all make for a magnificent and memorable wedding venue. Our catering, staff, and sweeping area for a dance floor add the desirable detail to your big day.

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