The Beat Goes On Marching Band
Performance Schedule

Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Portland, OR
Tue Feb 13, 2024
Laissez les bons temps roulez! The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus organizes a family-friendly Portland Mardi Gras Parade every year ("the last Mardi Gras Parade in America"). TBGO was part of this event for the first time in 2017 and returns to the scene of the crime for another year . Parade steps off at 7 PM at Victoria Bar, 4835 N Albina Ave, and heads south on Albina and Mississippi Avenue to NE Fremont.
French American International School
Mardi Gras Parade
Portland, OR
Fri March 8, 2024
You know what'd be fun? A Mardi Gras parade with a bunch of little kids and a slightly crazy marching band. Well, guess what -- that's what's happening today at the French American International School. TBGO will step off and lead a procession from the flagpole at the front of the school to the nearby firehouse on NW Johnson St and back to the flagpole. Immediately afterward we head into the school gym to play some tunes. Hey, for once we're expecting the audience to dance more than the band!
Northeast Neighborhood
St Patrick's Day Parade
Portland, OR
Sun March 17, 2024
Northeast Portland is throwing its 35th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade (read the story of this quirky event here). We'll head west from Fernwood/Cleary School (NE 33rd & Hancock) at 1 PM. Huzzah for neighborhood parades!
New Seasons Market
Grand Opening
Milwaukie, OR
Wed March 27, 2024
What a great way to announce "We're Open for Business"! We'll be at the Milwaukie New Seasons Market Grand Opening beginning at 11:45 am with a selection of our favorite tunes. Come say hi and stock your pantry!
Birthday Celebration
Bring TBGO to your party and it'll be one he/she won't forget!!!
Columbia Sportswear
Distribution Center
30th Anniversary
Portland, OR
Mon May 13, 2024
Columbia Sportswear is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Distribution Center and TBGO will be there to add to the festivities. Looking forward to partying with you!
Transit Mall
Performance Series
Portland, OR
Tue May 14, 2024
Pioneer Courthouse Square is hosting a series of outdoor concerts along the Transit Mall. We are booked for a one hour show beginning at Noon at PSU Montgomery Plaza near SW Broadway and SW Montgomery St. Hope to see you for some lunchtime music!
Hyack Festival
New Westminster, BC
Sat May 25, 2024
The annual Hyack International Parade is British Columbia's largest family-oriented parade with over 120 entries from throughout BC and the USA. You won't want to miss the high-energy, colourful and entertaining procession of floats, marching bands, community groups, mascots, performance artists, and more that fill the streets of New Westminster. It's a "can't miss" event for the entire family! TBGO will be in the parade, and look for us afterward in concert at Tipperary Park.
Claremont Fourth of July
Portland, OR
Thu July 4, 2024
It's Independence Day! The Claremont Community (NW Country Club Dr) stages a July Fourth neighborhood parade every year featuring decorated golf carts, classic cars, and free ice cream and drinks. The sheriff's department sends motorcycle police and TVFR sends a fire engine. And THIS year they'll have a marching band -- us! Parade steps off around 1:30 pm. Catch our show near the Clubhouse afterward.
Dory Days
Pacific City, OR
Sat July 20, 2024
Dory Days is an annual celebration of the local dory fishing culture unique to Pacific City, Oregon. It has been recognized by the Oregon Heritage Commission as an Oregon Heritage Tradition and joins only a handful of other events for this honor. This is the festival's 65th year -- and a first visit for TBGO. Parade steps off at 11 AM and we'll be at the Kiwanda Community Center for more tunes following the parade. Want to know more? Try The Story of the Pacific City Dory.
Newberg Old-Fashioned Festival
Newberg, OR
Sat July 27, 2024
Newberg throws a great party and a fun parade! The Grand Parade steps off at 10 AM, then stop by Memorial Park for our post-parade show (time TBD). Let's have a little old-fashioned fun!
Gladstone Community Festival
Portland, OR
Sat Aug 3, 2024
The Gladstone Community Festival began as the Chautauqua Festival in 1894. Now, more than 125 years later, this event continues to bring Gladstone together to celebrate summer with a wide array of entertainment and events. Parade steps off at 10 AM from Gladstone High School and heads down and around Portland Avenue, ending at Max Patterson Park. TBGO will also perform in Max Patterson Park immediately following the parade.
Bridlemile Neighborhood
National Night Out
Portland, OR
Tue Aug 6, 2024
The Bridlemile Neighborhood Association hosts a National Night Out celebration with a picnic in Hamilton Park beginning about 6:00 PM. Since no one wants a quiet, pleasant picnic they've asked us to liven up the joint <grin!>. Hope to see all you folks from the Raleigh Hills area at the park!
Multnomah Days
Portland, OR
Sat Aug 17, 2024
We love the folks in Multnomah Village, and they've been kind enough to return the favor over the years. The fun starts at 10 am.
Oregon State Fair
Salem, OR
Aug 23 thru Sept 2, 2024
The Oregon State Fair is back in action this year and we'll join them throughout the 2024 run of the Fair. If you're walking along the promenade and hear something odd behind you -- take a look, it's probably us on parade! Check out the livestock, ride some rides, eat stuff that's not good for you, and we'll see you in Salem.
Italian Heritage Festival
San Francisco, CA
Sun Oct 13, 2024
San Francisco's Italian-American Community celebrates the Italian Heritage Festival & Parade, featuring Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, ... and TBGO! The parade goes all the way back to 1869, which is darn cool!!! The parade begins at 12:30 pm at the foot of Jefferson and Powell Streets in Fisherman's Wharf, proceeds south through North Beach on Columbus Avenue and ends in Washington Square in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church.
Veterans Day Parade
Portland, OR
Mon Nov 11, 2024
Join TBGO at the Portland Veterans Day Parade we honor our veterans. This is the parade's third year in its new location, stepping off at 10:00 AM traveling north on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd from NE Beech St to NE Alberta St.


Stay tuned - new events get added to our calendar
throughout the year!