PORTLAND — At least nine acts will take the Merrill Auditorium stage Sunday, Feb. 17, for the first-ever “Hear Here!” show.

The 4 p.m. concert is organized by Creative Portland to promote local performing arts. Among those performing are dancer Riley Watts; rapper Sarah Violette, appearing with singer Renée Coolbrith; the Batimbo United Burundi Drummers, and Kotzschmar organist James Kennerley.

Tickets are $25, $12 for children 12 and under, and available at PortTix.

Hear Here! co-promoters include the city of Portland, The Crewe Foundation and David E. Shaw.

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