Karen Lovely, Tevis Hodge Jr. to benefit Causa at this month’s WRB

Artist/activist group While Rome Burns is focusing on the issue of immigration at this month’s benefit. With back-to-back performances by two of Portland’s most dynamic blues/jazz/R&B/Americana luminaries, Karen Lovely and Tevis Hodge Jr., While Rome Burns hopes to raise both money and awareness for Causa, one of Oregon’s most committed Latino immigrant support organizations. Please…

Reunite an Immigrant Parent with Their Child

Remember last September when we raised a few dollars for RAICES and their efforts to help immigrants particularly hard hit by the floods? Well, RAICES has their hands full now with this insane family separation policy at our southern border. This time, though, people are coming out in droves to support the work they are…

Joe Kye to Headline Benefit for ICHRP-US

Here at While Rome Burns we have a knack for bringing you top-notch artists from all points along the musical spectrum. We continue this tradition with another ground-breaking artist at our May benefit for the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-US). Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist- looper and vocalist…

It is our anniversary! Or was! Or something!

And we’re throwing a party! Hey, you know us – we might be a little behind the curve sometimes, but we mean well. In April While Rome Burns celebrates it’s one-year-and-a-month anniversary, with PDX Latin faves Sabroso and indigenous dance group Huehca Omeyocan. It’s a reprise our our very first benefit from March 2017, supporting our good…

This one’s different.

Tomorrow we’re hosting our 11th (!) While Rome Burns benefit. But this time is different. It’s not that we don’t have an amazing beneficiary. Living Cully is an innovative organization doing real work, good work. I’m so impressed by their approach, weaving together several major players in the area to address issues of poverty, environment,…

Living Cully Benefit feat. Jaime Leopold & The Short Stories, Chelsea Sue

Join Us January 28 to support Living Cully Bring the kids! Have a slice and listen to some fantastic music from The Shorter Stories: A Tribute to Jaime Leopold, and the amazing Chelsea Sue. Most important, get to know the folks from Living Cully, learn a little about their story, and help support a truly innovative organization that is making…

Looking for someone to actually THANK this Thanksgiving? How about these guys?

Red Lodge Transition Services is a Native American led organization that provides culturally focused programs for women releasing from jail, prison or treatment. Red Lodge serves approximately 1,200 people per year in 11 Oregon State prisons and one jail with cultural programming and Native American Religious Services. Our programs aid in prevention, responsibility, respect and…

Texans are having a tough time right now. Texas immigrants have it even tougher.

While Rome Burns wants to help. While Rome Burns is departing in September from our usual format in order to reach beyond the greater Portland area all the way to Texas. Beneficiary of our September show will be RAICES, a Texas-based nonprofit legal advocacy group that’s been working with Texas shelters to find housing for woman and children stranded by Immigration and…

Do You Q?

Join WRB, Ashleigh Flynn and Renée Muzquiz in support of Q Center Thursday August 24, 8 – 11 PM Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge 3552 N. Mississippi Ave Portland, Oregon 97227 (map) $10 Do you share any of these values? Value families premised on love and commitment. Value the strength, capabilities and goodness of LGBTQ…