Rigsketball Releases Dates, Bands, And Details On Closing Night Party

Tournament Is July 19th - 24th

By bePortland
Jun 27 12:00am

Rigsketball - Portland's own band basketball tournament, played on a regulation height hoop bolted to the top of a guy's van. Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds.


Each summer Rigsketball holds a bracket-style tournament between 32 local bands in locations across the city.


The final game is accompanied by a final show (free!) and a compilation tape featuring music by all the participating bands.


Details on the tournament itself:


ROUND ONE: July 19th, 20th, & 21st @ PDX POP NOW! (SE Water St. & SE Taylor St.)

Games are Friday 5:00-8:00pm, Saturday 3:00-8:00pm, & Sunday 4:00-8:00pm.


ROUND TWO: July 22nd @TBA. July 23rd @Empty Lot (SE MLK & SE Taylor)

Games are Monday & Tuesday, 4:00-8:00pm.


SEMIFINALS & FINALS + THE RIGSKETBALL SHOW: July 24th @ Holocene (SE 10th & SE Morrison St.)

Semi's from 6:00-7:15 & Finals at 7:30. Bands start inside at 8:20!


The Final concert is FREE! And will be featuring performances by The Woolen Men, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Minden (EP Release!), Grandparents, Gaytheist, The We Shared Milk, and Mister Tang.


Roster of all bands in the bracket:

Fanno Creek

Sorta Ultra

Mister Tang

The Morals

The Ex-Girlfriends Club


Rio Grands



And And And

Skip Roxy

Brownish Black

Otis Heat

Animal Eyes

Trick Sensei


Hustle and Drone


Vultures In The Sky 

Con Bro Chill

Ed & The Red Reds



The We Shared Milk

The Hague

wooden indian burial ground

Suicide Notes


A Happy Death

Soul Ipsum

Souvenir Driver



There will be tons of giveaways, like Red Bull, tapes, shirts, socks, rights of passage, etc.


For more information and any schedule updates, check out the website.