Win Tickets ($70): Blues Traveler @ Revolution Hall | w/ Matt Jaffe, Blues, Rock, Jam Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Blues Traveler @ Revolution Hall on October 11. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 9.

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Blues Traveler @ Revolution Hall | w/ Matt Jaffe, Blues, Rock, Jam BandBlues Traveler w/ Matt Jaffe
October 11, 2015
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm | $30 ADV / $35 Doors | 21+

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

Blues Traveler Become Team Players

America’s rock innovators celebrate milestone on collaborative Blow Up The Moon

After selling millions of records and logging thousands of miles on the road, GRAMMY award-winning band Blues Traveler continue to chart new musical directions evident on their upcoming record Blow Up The Moon. A clever collaboration between various artists, Blow Up The Moon sees Blues Traveler keep an open-minded perspective on making music and enlists an eclectic mix of songwriters influenced by the bands remarkable 25+ year career.

Blow Up The Moon is first time the band collaborated with other songwriters and this record happened to feature a range of artists across the spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop.

“We wanted to experiment with co-writing since we usually try to do everything in-house, in this misguided homage to The Beatles,” says singer John Popper. Blow Up The Moon allowed Blues Traveler to expand their musical palette while holding the foundation of their distinct and explosive brand of rock. “We found quality writers to see what they could bring to us as a band, and also people who could see our strengths, something that’s hard to see for yourself.”

Blow Up The Moon features collaborating artists Thompson Square, Plain White T’s, 3OH!3, Dirty Heads and Rome Ramirez (Sublime,) Hanson, Jewel, Secondhand Serenade, JC Chasez (*NSYNC), Bowling for Soup, New Hollow and Thomas Ian Nicholas.

Matt Jaffe
It was in the basement that Matt Jaffe found his parents’ copy of ‘My Aim Is True.’ He’d recently been given a turntable as a gift, and in short order he proceeded to use it so much he nearly wore out the grooves of the Elvis Costello vinyl. If that sounds unusual for a teenager today, that’s because Matt Jaffe is an unusual teenager. And with ‘Blast Off,’ his first official EP, he’s got an exceptional debut to show for it.

The roots of Jaffe’s quick rise go back to an encounter with Jerry Harrison, the famed Talking Heads keyboardist.

“If I had to name one group that I would call the bedrock of my influence, it would be Talking Heads, along with David Byrne’s solo stuff” says Jaffe. “I have to credit my parents for turning me on to a lot of that stuff. For my birthday they’d give me compilation CDs like ‘Talking Heads’ Greatest Hits.'”

Jaffe was playing a solo set at a local Bay Area open mic night a few years ago when Harrison discovered the young songwriter’s undeniable energy and talent.

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81 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Blues Traveler @ Revolution Hall | w/ Matt Jaffe, Blues, Rock, Jam Band

  1. Candace September 29, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    <<— THIS GIRL! er.mer.gersh! I would love to Blues Traveler BLOW IT UP! Especially at Revolution Hall. I haven't been to this venue. Love this band and would just adore seeing this venue.

  2. nichole laurence September 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    I have a birthday coming up and tickets to this would be an amazing gift to me and probably the only gift I get this year.

  3. John Thomas September 29, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    love to go to the show!

  4. Victor Enriquez September 29, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

    One of my favorite bands! Would love to take my wife out to see them. Favorite song is Hook and it brings back memories from college!

  5. Stacy Marie September 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

    Blues Traveler has been a staple in my life Four as long as I’ve been Straight on til morning. I’d love to see this show.

  6. Jenna September 29, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

    I’d love to see Blues Traveler live!

  7. Elle September 30, 2015 at 1:38 am #

    I love their music!

  8. ryan September 30, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    because ever since i saw Emma Stone nail lip syncing to them on Jimmy Fallon, I’ve had Blues Traveler stuck in my head.

  9. Perry September 30, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    Blow up the moon

  10. Tristan L. September 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    OMG OMG OMG….Blues Traveler??? That’s my jam. Takes me back to the 90’s when I had my first apartment and had this EPIC house parties. And, yes, I can see the lines as fast as he can in “HOOK”

  11. Kellie September 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    This sounds like a fabulous show that I’d love to attend!

  12. melissa fowler October 1, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    My guy would love this!

  13. Cory Shird October 1, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    Me loves me some BT

  14. Anna October 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    What a perfect excuse to check out the much-lauded Revolution Hall!

  15. Aurelia October 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    So good. And so jammy (my BF loves the jamminess)!

  16. Lynn Elsdon October 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    We reeeeeally dig the blues and would love to attend!

  17. Sam October 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    One of the first concerts I saw them at was the Horde Music Festival back in the 90’s. It was an awesome show and would love to see them again.

  18. Shasha Andrews October 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    I haven’t heard Blues Traveler in so long, I can’t stand it. I would like these tickets, fo sho!!!! Never got to see em in the 90s, but I am definitely ALL OVER THAT NOW!
    Please & thank you!!!

  19. Rachel October 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    We are HUGE fans! Haven’t seen these guys in years– this would be amazing!!

  20. Dana G October 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    OMG I had no idea Blues Traveler was coming to Portland! My partner has loved them since he was in middle school and I would love to be able to take him to see this show.

  21. William Stewart October 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    Yes, please!

  22. TIM FOSTER October 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    I have had seeing Blues Traveler on my must do list for far too long, please make this happen for me.

  23. tom October 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    I would absolutely love to see this show. An amazing band!

  24. Natascha October 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

    I’ve seen them live and would like to be able to take my boyfriend to such an amazing show

  25. eric October 1, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

    Always wanted to see John Popper playing his harmonica live.

  26. Cat October 1, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

    Because Run Around is my all time happy place song, and I need me some Happy right about now!

  27. Bruce October 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    LOVE the Blues Travelers!!! It’s been ages since I’ve enjoyed a live show…..

  28. Tony October 2, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    This would be incredible to experience!

  29. Michael October 2, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    They have a reputation of being a great live band and i would love to see them live.

  30. roy October 2, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    I love The Blues Travelers. It would be a great birthday gift to me to be able to see them.

  31. Emily October 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    Long time fan and I would love to check out this new venue!

  32. Dave G. October 3, 2015 at 8:01 am #

    Right up my alley!

  33. Roger October 3, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    This sounds fun. Never been to something like this but if given tickets u would tweet the heck out of the event. I’m up for new fun entertainment opportunities

  34. Steve October 3, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    An amazing band where the guitar solos equally rival the harmonica. Can’t wait to dance, dance, dance!

  35. Melissa October 3, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    I will be in Portland visiting from out of town during this concert for a few days and would love to brag to friends and others how I won free tickets to see one of my favorite bands Blues Traveler in one of the coolest cities Portland, Oregon! I haven’t won anything yet and this would make up for all those years of losing contests! Crossing fingers that I please win!

  36. Jeremiah M October 4, 2015 at 12:13 am #

    I’m one of john poppers biggest fans I would love to go!

  37. Kelly October 4, 2015 at 3:38 am #

    love, love, love …… & what a great time of year to have these guys visit & entertain!!!!

  38. Lisa A. October 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    I hope Portland understands, just how blessed we are with the talents here in the Northwest!!! No matter what day of the week, you can always find great bands playing..I could never leave Oregon for just this reason….Enjoy!! to the lucky winner!!!

  39. laura October 4, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    I love Blues Traveler! They combine intelligent lyrics with addictive melodies. It would be amazing to see them live!

  40. Lani October 5, 2015 at 1:25 am #

    Fire fire!! Blow up everything

  41. ryan October 5, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    Rev Hall is a cool venue but I’ve only been once

  42. Emily October 5, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    This will be a great show! Would love to see them live at Revolution Hall!

  43. elizabeth October 5, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    Wowow love blues love these guys, I’d love to go

  44. Cyn October 5, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    This looks amazing :)

  45. Alan Scally October 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

    They carry on a tradition of blues overlaid with their own creativity. They represent the past, which is clouded by the dust from cotton fields in the Delta, and the future, where the blues will survive, even on extra-terrestial settings.
    We need music like this–empowering and unnerving and a reminder of where we come from and where we’re going.
    IO’m looking forward to the trip.

  46. Ryan October 6, 2015 at 5:53 am #

    I grew up on Blues Traveler in the 90s and have never had a chance to see them live!

  47. Terry October 6, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    Don’t give me no runaround; just the tickets.

  48. brad October 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Every time I hear Blues Traveler it takes me back to a warm summer day at Hoard or when they opened for the Allman Bros at the Civic…..make it a hat trick and help me see them at this great new venue! PLEASE!!!!

  49. Leonard October 6, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    Blues Traveler at my old high school!

  50. Cory Shird October 7, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    BT me!!!!!!!!

  51. Linda S October 7, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Would love to go as i can see many others would like to.

  52. PLM October 7, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    Blues Traveler’s music = much needed sunshine

  53. Kim October 7, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    I saw them about 20 years ago! It would be cool to do it again here!

  54. Brooke October 8, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    I would LOVE to see Blue’s Travelers because they moooove me. This 90s music would be amazing to see live and I’ve been knee deep in nursing school, starting enemas, rectally administering meds, irrigating sacral wounds… So lets face it- i need to switch it up. Blues travelers equals mental and orfice cleansing! Thanks!!!!

  55. Bret jarvis October 8, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    This would be fun

  56. Bret jarvis October 8, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    This would be a good show

  57. jeff linsday October 8, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    This would be a lot of fun

  58. Ed October 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    Blues Travelers @ Revolution Hall !

    Great venue and great band . If you have never been to Revoluton Hall this would be a great show to see there.

  59. William Stewart October 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    The hook brings you back . . .

  60. april c. October 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    My boyfriend LOVES Blues Traveler! I would love to surprise him with tickets. Thanks!

  61. Shasha October 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    I miss being able to hear Blues Traveler as much as I once did. I hear they put on a stellar live show. I don’t even know where Revolution Hall is, but I guarantee I will remember if I get tickets!!

  62. Jorden October 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    grew up with blues traveler!

  63. MaryBlu October 8, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    I’d love to go!!

  64. K. Bond October 8, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    I’ve heard great things about Revolution Hall and would be incredibly appreciative of winning an opportunity to see a show here. It has been 13 years since I last saw Blues Traveler and that show was amazing!

  65. Scott Worthington October 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

    I was lucky enough to catch a harmonica that John through out to the fans as it wasn’t working! would love to get this signed!

  66. Andy October 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Say them on Maui years ago. Amazing in concert!!

  67. Andy October 8, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    These guys are awesome in concert!!

  68. Dana October 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    I would LOVE to see Blues Traveler live. I’ve never seen them and I would love to take my partner- he’s been a fan since he was 14!

  69. Nikki October 8, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    what a great band and location!!!

  70. Sean October 8, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    Revolution Hall is my new favorite pdx venue. I want to hear what a rippin harmonica sounds like in there.

  71. Ed October 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    This would be a great way to spend a Sunday evening before I had to TRAVEL out of town for the week.

  72. Doug October 8, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

    Great band in a great venue in PDX = great time. Looking forward to this show!!

  73. Laura October 8, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    :) meee!

  74. Guy October 8, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

    I haven’t stop listening to the Blues traveler

  75. Roger October 8, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Teach Me A lesson about the Blues !

  76. Tom P October 9, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    I’ve never been to Revolution Hall

  77. chris October 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    I love Blues Traveler would love to see THEM!!

  78. Aaron Bowers October 10, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    in town for the first weekend since coming off deployment, blues traveler is one of my favorite artists and it would be an honor to be at this show.

  79. Rhianna October 10, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    “Just Wait” is one of the most amazing songs ever. Pick me!

  80. Scott October 12, 2015 at 7:31 am #

    Pick me to win! Hope everyone has fun.

  81. Chris C October 12, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    I won a pair of was awesome

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