Join us at the Preparty, Afterparty, Showcases and Festival Shows!
JamBallah NW Showcases
Opulent evenings of inspired performance, the JamBallah Showcase Night I and Night II feature both instructors and specially curated attendees. All shows are ALL AGES, with kiddos under 10 years old FREE! Grab a VIP ticket to reserve the best seats in the house, plus, priority will-call, and a goodie bag with a poster signed by all the performers and special JamBallah swag!
Need alter-abled accomodation? Just let us know when you register, how we can make this the best possible experience for you!
All shows held at: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Room 355 at Portland State University * 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
The JamBallah NW Festival Shows
We just can't let the instructors have all the fun! Come see these fully packed mixed-level shows, filled with the astounding talent of our festival attendees from touring non-instructor pros to student debuts. Be, surprised, amazed, and inspired, and be sure to leave time before or after the shows to browse the fabulous vendors bazaar. All shows are all-ages. Children under 10 free. Need alter-abled accommodation? Just let us know when you check out how we can make this the best possible experience for you!
Remember, JamBallah NW Festival Shows Parts 1-3 are free on days you take workshops! (Check in at the Info Booth for your hand stamp.)
CLOSING CEREMONY BLESSING AND DANCE JAM
Please join us directly after the end of the Festival Show Part 3 on Sunday, as we say farewell to the festival, and set our intention to stand together in strength & beauty, to face whatever the coming year may throw at us!
Featuring LIVE MUSIC by Karsilama!
Don't Forget the Pre-party!
Thanks to Baksana for organizing a fantastic kickoff event! Show 6:30-8:30, No-cover hangout party 8:30-10pm
Join us for a special all-ages dinner show to kick off the JamBallah NW! Mid-East inspired dance and music ensemble Baksana will entertain you during the meal with their very special guest, Henna. All you can eat amazing Iraqi buffet, kosher with gluten free/vegan options included with ticket price. Full bar with great mixed-drinks and friendly atmosphere. This event is open to all, whether you will be attending the JamBallah festival or not. Children/families are welcome too!
at: DarSalam 320 SW Alder St. Portland, OR 97204, a 15 minute walk from the Ondine Dorms.
SHOW 6:30-8:30pm Live Music and Belly Dance Performance (Doors open at 6:00pm)
NO COVER 8:30-10ish Venue will stay open with their full bar and a select menu available for additional purchase. There is no cover charge for this hangout time. Stay, schmooze, eat and drink, and dance to some fun recorded music!
Dar Salam Lazurdi: This family-owned Iraqi restaurant uses the freshest ingredients, kosher meats, and always offers gluten-free and vegan options. Full bar with local beer (gf options), wine & specialty cocktails (not included in ticket price). The service is warm-hearted and the decor is incredible! Witness the jaw-dropping replica mural of the gates of Ishtar, by local artist Pablo Garcia!
Baksana: Folk-fusion belly dance ensemble with live music, inspired greatly by middle eastern, balkan, and jazz genres. Energetic improvisation between dancers and musicians makes for an exciting, one-of-a-kind, performance experience!
Henna: Award-winning Egyptian belly dance artist known for incredible musical interpretation and gorgeous earthy movements. Her passionate dancing is well loved by many world-wide!
- DarSalam is located in inner-SW Portland, conveniently along several max and bus lines (with a parking garage above).
- First come first serve food and family style seating.
- Ticket price includes both dinner and entertainment. There is no option to buy tickets for food and performance separately.