Joy Now at NW String Summit


We are thrilled to announce that Joy Now has been asked to participate at one of the NW’s premier music festivals, the NW String Summit!

String Summit, July 14-17th
String Summit is a famous 4 day music festival at Horning’s Hideout, about 40 min West of Portland in North Plains, OR. Marchfourth will be playing as well.  It is an amazing festival for all ages. Check it out at: 
Performance Details
Joy Now’s teen youth brigade will perform and parade on Saturday, July 16th:
1-2pm: Joy Now performance in the kids area 
2pm: Kids Parade to the Marchfourth show
3pm: Parade back to kids area with Marchfourth!

Who is eligible to perform with Joy Now?

This show will be open to anyone signed up for our first Teen Camp. We need as many people there as possible so please come if you can!   There will be no extra charge for it.   ALL students and one family member will receive a full weekend pass to the event (worth $300 each) as well as VIP backstage entry and some food vouchers.  You can come camp for the weekend, or just come out for the day. 

For students that want to bring more than one family member, we may be able get tickets for two. We will know more info in the weeks leading up to the event. 

**If you have already registered for #1 teen camp, please let us know if you are able to attend String Summit.


Joy Now will have a reserved camp spot. Camping info and directions will be sent out prior to the weekend. All students must have a chaperone in order to attend. Joy Now will only be responsible for students during our performance.  
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Joy Now and the Marchfourth Birthday Bash!

Once again, Joy Now will take the stage with Marchfourth for their annual birthday extravaganza! 

This year, Joy Now will TWO All-ages shows with Marchfourth!

63158f308eaac9b55e5b28b3529f50ba**Thursday, March 3rd**

Student Matinee Show

In an effort to make the arts and arts education accessible to students, MarchFourth presents a school-day concert for students from public, private, parochial and home schools to experience the transformative power of creativity through the performing arts. Contact us for more information about group tickets for your class.

Doors: 12:30 p.m. Show: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$5 for students (advance orders via schools required)
Limited general public tickets will be released through the Crystal Ballroom box office a week or two before the event

This show is also a FUNDRAISER for Joy Now! So come party and support us! 



Tickets sell fast so grab yours now and we'll see you on the dance floor! 

Evening All Ages Show

MarchFourth 13th Anniversary All Ages Show on March 3rd
with the Joy Now Youth Brigade & DJ GlobalRuckus

6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show
Advance: $13 adults, $10 kids 4-12, (3 & under free)
Day of show: $16 adults, $13 kids 4-12 (3 & under free)



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Joy Now Kids Circus Open House!

Come see us in action and join in the fun at our end of session Circus Show and open house!

Are you interested in joining one of our AWESOME Kids Circus Summer Camps coming up? This is a great way see what all the noise is about!

Joy Now Kids Summer Camp Flyer

Wednesday, May 28th:  A FREE Circus show and open house for prospective students and families!

What's going to happen:

4pm – Arrive and mingle

4:30pmCircus Show!
Students from our weekly circus classes will present a show for you to enjoy! Watch them perform amazing tricks and feats!  You get to be the audience and watch the fun. Then, afterwards YOU get to do it yourself!

Kids will get to:

• Experience mini-playshops in circus arts, stilt- walking, hoola hooping and more!

• Learn more about our upcoming camps, the program, what we offer and how you can be a part of our community

FREE Wine and gourmet snacks!!!!  (Yea parents, we got ya!)

Location: St David of Wales Church, 2800 Southeast Harrison Street Portland, OR 97214

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Please PRE-REGISTER  and enter our RAFFLE to win $25 off tuition to one of our camps!!

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Joy Now at MarchFourth Marching Band’s 10th Anniversary!

63158f308eaac9b55e5b28b3529f50baCome see the Joy Now Youth Marching Band open up for Portland’s own MarchFourth Marching Band at their annual birthday Bash at the Crystal Ballroom!

This is the final performance of the Winter Session after school program. Interested in being a part of the band? Contact us to Register



MarchFourth Marching Band Anniversary show!
The Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside Street, Portland, OR
Sunday, March 3rd
Matinee 4pm
Admission: Teens/adults, $11 adv/$14 dos. Kids (age 4-12), $8 adv/$11 dos. Kids under 4, free




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KZME presents the Joy Now Annual FunRaiser!

Come celebrate and be a part of launching a new community as we inspire and support our youth to rock out, make art and change the world!

Raise the roof at our 2nd Annual FunRaising party! Featuring a stunning night of music, dance and performance
Proudly sponsored by
VAGABOND OPERA – Bohemian Gypsy Cabaret!

RAFFLE prizes and a SILENT AUCTION filled with goodies for your holiday shopping pleasure.  Games, wandering performers and lots of fun and exciting ways for you to help make this program a success!

Complimentary appetizers! Beer/Wine and food available

All proceeds will go to the Joy Now Scholarship Fund, helping ensure that every youth who wants to, can join us in the fun!

Thursday, DEC 6th
The Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
$25 – $50
(Limited number of low income/student tix avail at door day of show and through contacting us)

Also available at venue box office or call (503)764-4131


To donate an Auction Item email

Your company name will be listed at the event!

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Joy Now FREE Open House!

A FREE open house and play day for parents and prospective students!

If you’re thinking about joining Joy Now, this is a great way to come see what all the noise is about. If you’re a parent of a current Joy Now student, it’s YOUR turn to try all the fun things your kids have been raving about. Adults AND kids will get to:

• Experience mini-playshops in circus arts, music, stilt- walking, costume design and more!
• Learn more about the program, what we offer and how you can support it
• Enjoy complimentary wine (adults only) and snacks


Sunday, November 18th
St David of Wales Church, 2800 Southeast Harrison Street Portland, OR 97214

PRE-REGISTER and enter our RAFFLE to win a $35 gift certificate for delicious Indian cuisine at Alberta street’s hot new restaurant, Bollywood Theater!


You MUST register in advance to enter the raffle.

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