Portland is getting ready to get into the groove for the first Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon.
More than 20 bands twill add rhythm to the beat of 14,000 runners racing through the Rose City on May 20.
The inaugural race starts and finishes downtown at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
The opener and headliner for the race are Chris Renne and Kevin Rudolf.
The music starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 12:30 p.m. with a performance every mile of the race route.
It concludes with a final closing performance by Kevin Rudolf in the RoZone at the Rose Festival CityFair.
A list of bands participating includes: James London Band, Boys Without Toys, Bandemia, The 5th Elephant, Portland School of Rock, Noah Peterson, Little Beirut, Geno Michaels & Soul City with The New Iberians, DJ Dennis Marcellino, Dubious with Level 2, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising with River City Ramblers, Cool Breeze with Randy Foote & The Shankin' Yankees, Lenny Rancher & The Carlyle Group with Ricky G & China Watch, Petty Fever with Rich Layton & the Troublemakers, Jacob Merlin Band with Garcia Birthday Band, and Kevin Rudolf.
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