Win Tickets ($54): Rodney Atkins @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Singer-Songwriter, Country

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rodney Atkins@ Oregon Zoo on July 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 30.

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From our sponsors:
Rodney Atkins @ Oregon ZooRodney Atkins
July 10, 2014
Doors 5 p.m. / Show 7 p.m. | $27-$47 | All Ages

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

The Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series is presented by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, the Oregon College Savings Plan, and Banfield Pet Hospital. With media support from

Rodney Atkins knows the value of taking the long way home, of veering off the beaten path onto that road less traveled once in a while. You can hear it in his music, in the lyrics of his smash new single, “Take A Back Road,” a song that celebrates that feeling of getting away from the noise of everyday life, really living in the moment, and getting right with your soul. And you can see it in the way he lives his life: putting family first, listening to that inner voice and remaining true to himself, and striving to evolve and find unique ways of expressing himself through the music he puts out into the world. It‟s a philosophy he tries to employ throughout his life, and it has led him to some amazing places.

“What does it mean to follow your own path? I try to think about that a lot when I‟m making an album,” explains Rodney, describing the journey he took in making his fourth album, “Take A Back Road.” “To me, it’s go somewhere you’ve never been, because when you do that, you wind up seeing things that no one has seen before. Which means you can paint the picture differently.”

The hardworking artist gathered up a whole new set of colors when he set about creating his latest masterpiece/fourth CD, “Take A Back Road,” and he cranked the whole recording process up a notch in intensity — which is saying something for a guy who is pretty darned intense to begin with. But he wanted this project, his first in nearly three years, to convey and express some emotions and feelings in an authentic yet different way. Simply put — Rodney had a lot to say musically, and he wanted to say it in exactly the right way.

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110 Responses to Win Tickets ($54): Rodney Atkins @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Singer-Songwriter, Country

  1. Denise Martin May 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Country music and Thee Portland Zoo. Now that is a winning combination. I would love to take my 10 year-old son to that!

  2. Dana May 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    Because I have loved him since Middle School! Summer+Rodney+cute animals+me=winning combo!!!

  3. Crystal Nicholson May 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    I’m so exited that Rodney Atkins will be at the Oregon Zoo for their Summer Concerts on July 10. I have heard that he is wonderful to listen to but have not had the chance to do so. Would love the opportunity to check him out at the Zoo. Pick me for those wonderful free ticket(s). Can’t wait.

  4. Michael Mahlum May 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    I’d like to attend my first Oregon Zoo concert with my son this summer. Haven’t seen ol’ Atkins since back in Idaho years ago.

  5. Lori May 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    I would travel every back road to see him.
    Especially at my favorite place, the zoo!!!!

  6. Darcey Priss May 15, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    I would love to win so I could take my mother to experience the beauty and artistry of a concert at the zoo. This particular concert would be ideal because at her core she is a singer-songwriter, and country music is what makes her tick! Please allow me this opportunity to indulge our sense and show our support to Rodney. Thank you

  7. Emily May 15, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    I love Rodney Atkins! I’ve never met him but he seems like a true gentleman with a great heart. I too sing country music and would love the chance to see him in Portland ..and maybe even meet him! :)

  8. Tim May 15, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    OK, let me run this by you. If my daughter said she would kill to go to this concert, could this posting be used later in court as evidence against her? You know, in case someone actually has to die so she gets these tickets?

    Could we just have some free tickets so that I don’t have see my daughter go to jail????

    Thank you!

  9. Cindy Mai May 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    Would love to attend a concert at the zoo!

  10. Cory May 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm #


  11. Jennifer Kerns May 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    I would love to go!

  12. Shelly Kent May 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Pick me!

  13. Cora Kirkpatrick May 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Rodney Atkins at the Zoo is a win win!

  14. Teresa May 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Love me some country music! This would be a great date night for me and my boy!

  15. Kelli May 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Time to two step!!

  16. Tom Popowich May 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    I’m all over it

  17. melissa May 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    I love country music and the Oregon zoo. Choose me please!

  18. Rachael May 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    I am a huge Rodney Atkins fan and a big fan of country music in general. One thing that is really apparent recently is that country music is no longer holding onto what makes it just that, country music. Rodney Atkins continues to be an inspiration to me on so many levels, as he’s been able to achieve wide radio success without having to give up a traditional country sound. For those of us who grew up with the likes of Williams, Waylon, Haggard, Wynette and Parton, to any true country artist is an honor and the makes for an amazing evening. Please, I’d love to go!

  19. Linda May 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    This should be fun.

  20. bliss May 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    It would be the best date night ever for my husband and I.

  21. Alyssa May 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    I would be so appreciative if I won these! My parents are huge country music fans and they rarely get to go out for date nights. It would be fun to be able to treat them :)

  22. Melissa May 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    I would live to treat my wife to a summer date night. She is an avid Rodney Atkins fan, and I would love to be able to treat her to a zoo concert. She goes out of her way to make me feel special, and I would live to surprise her with this event. We are limited on our excursions, as we live paycheck to paycheck like many Oregonians. Thanks for giving us the opportunity PDX Pipeline, I will keep my fingers crossed to be chosen.

  23. Julie May 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    This would be a fun event for my husband and me as newlyweds! And hubby hasn’t been to the zoo yet…..he just moved here from Southern Oregon. :-)

  24. Nick May 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I need my dixie fix! Git me some tix!

  25. Jennifer May 16, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    I love his mucic, this would be an awesome date night event for me and my honey! Never seen anything at this venue either….so there would be a few 1st for us. :)

  26. Renee SImmons May 20, 2014 at 5:22 am #

    Hubby & I would love a date night away….

  27. Kelly May 21, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    I want these soooo bad !!!!!

  28. Cat May 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  29. Frank N May 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    I would love to see a country concert at the Oregon Zoo!

  30. Wendy T. May 22, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    I love outdoor concerts!

  31. PDX May 22, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Man, we haven’t been to a zoo show in a long time. It hard to these days. This would super cool for my son and I! Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Stacy May 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Guess who would love tickets AND whos birthday is the day before!!! —-> THIS GIRL!

  33. Penny May 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Would love to go! Thanks PDX Pipeline!!

  34. Lauri May 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I’d take a back road to go see Rodney :)

  35. Amanda May 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    OMG!! This would be a great way to spend my birthday Jun 5 and my brothers Jul 7

  36. Tom P May 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    I’d love to attend

  37. Nicole May 23, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Would LOVE this as a summer date night.

  38. Angela May 23, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Pick me! I’ve never been to a concert at the zoo!

  39. Tim May 23, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Let’s make this simple. . . . .

    I would like two tickets to this event, please.

  40. Jenelle Taylor May 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    A few years ago I ran a spot light for Randy’s concert for the Pendleton round up. Think he will remember me? …me neither

  41. Jessica A. May 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Country music may be the best music ever! I would love to go see Rodney Atkins!!! He’s such an amazing singer… and cute too ;)

  42. lorea May 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    We need a place where our kids can groove to the music this summer. We had two toddlers who would love to dance at the zoo!

  43. Ruth Jimenez May 26, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    I would love to take my mom to see him she is a great fan.

  44. shaylene May 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Want to get out side for some stress less music.

  45. Rosalyn May 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    I would love for this to be my four year old sons first concert.

  46. Bob May 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Nothing finer than sitting out on the grass listening to fine music!!

  47. Natasha May 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Great concert makes a great date night! I Love my date nights!

  48. Marissa May 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    I DEFINITELY want to go to this!! Big fan of Rodney Atkins and have never been to a concert at the zoo.

  49. Sara Goldman May 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    Zoo concert! We would love to attend a great show at a great venue! Pick me!

  50. Jennifer May 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Would love to go!

  51. Rebecca Parker May 29, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    I would love to go! My husband and I saw him in Nashville years ago at the guitar drop on New Years, so fun!

  52. panda May 30, 2014 at 2:43 am #

    panda loves visiting the zoo

  53. Tim May 30, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Can’t beat free tickets for a zoo concert. It really is a cool way to listen to a good band and to get
    some sun. Would like to see this guy live.


  54. Cindy Mai May 30, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I love the zoo and country music!

  55. Caitlin June 2, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    Please let this Pendleton girl win some tickets to see Rodney! The only way I feel like I’m at home is turning on his music and cruising down some mental back roads! ;)

  56. Kami Kern June 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    I love Rodney Atkins, and have yet to see him perform live. It would be great to take my son to see him, and at the zoo of all places we could go!!!

  57. Valerie June 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm #


  58. Lisa Sinks June 5, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    My friend Tiffany and I would LOVE to see Rodney Atkins at the zoo, we LOVE country music!!!

  59. Lisa Hummel June 6, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Please pick me ! I love this guy….he’s awesome.

  60. Bryn June 6, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Never been to a zoo concert but have always wanted to go!

  61. Tonya June 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Rodney Atkins + a concert at the Zoo= AMAZING!!!

  62. Cindy June 7, 2014 at 12:02 am #

    My boyfriend loves country music.i would love to get him these tickets!

  63. Krista June 7, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    County concerts and the zoo! This is why I am moving to Portland. Is love a free ticket, but this is worth going anyways :)

  64. shaylene June 8, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    This would be an awesome event.

  65. Heather June 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    I love concerts at the zoo!

  66. Nicole Humphreys June 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Rodney Atkins, Zoo concert, cowboy boots, summer sun… what could be better!?

  67. Alison June 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    I would LOVE to see Rodney Atkins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Sherrie June 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    I would love to take my daughter to this. She is a junior in college now. This would be an awesome way to start her summer off. Thank you for the opportunity!

  69. Sherrie June 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    I would love to take my daughter to this. She is a junior in college now. This would be an awesome way to start her summer off. Thank you for the opportunity!

  70. Diane Dennis June 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Would love to tap my toes and shiver my timbers at the Zoo with Atkins. Let’s go have some summer fun.

  71. Lori June 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    Would just love to go to my very first time ever to a zoo concert. Couldn’t imagine anything better than Rodney!!

  72. Julia Montgomery June 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    Would love to go!!!

  73. lauren June 14, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    I would love to go see one of my favorite country musicians perform at the zoo!

  74. Tabitha June 17, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    My mother inlaw omg would she love to see him,and its even at my favorite place

  75. Sara June 18, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    Because summer in Portland is only so long and you can’t beat a night of music on the zoo grounds.

  76. Chandra Spicer June 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Love him! Love Animals! Have been wanting to see a show at the zoo for years and either haven’t had the opportunity or the line-up hasn’t been exciting. This would be exciting!!

  77. Ron T June 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Rodney Atkins… we’ve got to see you. My mother needs stimulation and she’s all country.
    Please pick us. Her 77th is on 6/22 but, she can still roll with the best of em.

  78. Matty D June 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Outside music and sunshine yes please .

  79. Sara Goldman June 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    I have always wanted to hit up a zoo concert! Pick me, please!

  80. KP June 20, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Love him! Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!!!!!

  81. valerie June 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    What a wonderful way to spend a summer evening! Haven’t been in years.

  82. valerie June 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Music, summer evening, the zoo. Doesn’t get much better than that!

  83. Carrie June 22, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    I love Rodney Atkins and want to take my best friend for her Birthday! She loves the Oregon Zoo!!

  84. Marissa June 24, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    Ah I soo want to go see Rodney!

  85. Leonard June 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    Love the zoo shows!

  86. Rosie June 26, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    I have never been to one of the Oregon Zoo concerts, but always wanted to go. Seeing Rodney Atkins would be amazing!

  87. Eric June 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    I keep missing this guy every time he’s in town!

  88. Brooke June 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Love Rodney Atkins and the zoo! What could be better?

  89. Bryn June 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Have never been to a zoo concert! This one would be great!!

  90. Jeanne June 26, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    New to Portland and would LOVE to check out a concert at the zoo.

  91. Nola June 26, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    Love the zoo; love country music; love concerts at the zoo… I’m jobless and penniless, and hope you’ll pick me.

  92. stacy June 26, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    I’m a country girl who loves me some country jams. Rockin out at the zoo to some great music sounds like my kind of night!

  93. Debbie Lusk June 27, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    I would love to win tickets but I need need need four!!! My parents are visiting from hot and awful Arizona and need to enjoy some time in gorgeous Portland!! Please pick me!!

  94. Amy June 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    This would be a great date night for my boyfriend and I to enjoy some country music and enjoy the zoo. We just moved from Nevada and love all of the awesome stuff Oregon has to offer!!!

  95. Jessica June 29, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    A Zoo and country music is the best combination ever. I would love to take my son, sit at the concert in a zoo!

  96. Tammy June 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    We just moved to Portland and it would be wonderful to wonderful to visit the zoo for the first time and see a great country musician at the same time.

  97. jacki July 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    I love Rodney, PDX and animals!!! :)

  98. Christina Shetterly July 3, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Love his “If You’re Going Through Hell.” It would be great to have a chance to attend one of the zoo concerts. Thanks!

  99. Shelly Kent July 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    I need to win because I’m single and want to date! haha

  100. Kimberly July 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    It said the drawing and winner would be informed on Monday, June 30, but just in case…a zoo concert would be a terrific way to celebrate my son’s 11th birthday on July 10!

  101. Melissa R. July 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    I would just totally love to see this concert, and make a lovely date night :) thank you for the offering of it

  102. Carly July 3, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Pick me because all my friends are going and I do everything my friends do!

  103. katie July 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    I love the zoo and Rodney will only make it that much better!!!!!

  104. Valerie H. July 3, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    A little country at the zoo. . . sounds lovely!

  105. Jen Phillips July 3, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    Rodney Atkins fit me to see would just fit wonderfully..
    My redneck sister from Montana she comes you see
    Wanting fun excitement from little sis me
    So produce the gig or hell to pay but tickets to Rodney the winner ill be!!

  106. Kyle Ghilieri July 4, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    New to Portland and would love to be able to go to this concert and check out the zoo :)

  107. Lori July 5, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    Would be so much fun to share a first concert together with my new boyfriend at the zoo!!!

  108. Lori July 5, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    How exciting. Would love to go to this one as our first concert with my new boyfriend!

  109. Shelley July 7, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    Atkins? Yes please!

  110. Heather July 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Every time I hear “makes me wanna take a back road” I feel the urge to put on my boots and get to that back road with my hubby :)

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