Win Tickets ($80): Sinatra by Starlight @ Revolution Hall | A Frank Sinatra Centennial Concert Starring Tony Starlight, John Gilmore and The Starlight Big Band

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to Sinatra by Starlight @ Revolution Hall on December 12. To win, comment on this post what’s your favorite Sinatra song and why. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 11.


From our sponsors:
Frank-Sinatra-350x240-350x239Sinatra by Starlight
December 12, 2015
8 p.m. | Doors 7 p.m. |
$75 VIP includes reception
$35 Reserved adv / $40 day of the show
$25 Balcony adv / $30 Day of show

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 288-3895

Frank Sinatra was one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century. December 12, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. Sinatra used the finest songwriters, arrangers and musicians of his time to create his signature recordings. Thorough vocal performance, production numbers and conversation this show will recreate those magical recordings and put Sinatra’s legacy into its historical perspective.

Tony Starlight is a singer and comedian whose spirit of fun guides every show. His take on Sinatra is both warm and light-hearted, yet treats the material with the respect it deserves. Tony will be backed by The Starlight Big Band led by both Bo Ayars (arranger and conductor for Liberace and Elvis) and James M. Gregg (leader of the Bureau of Standards Big Band.) They will perform orchestral arrangements like “All The Way”, “Put Your Dreams Away”, and swinging favorites such as “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “New York, New York” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. You’ll also hear intimate saloon songs like “Angel Eyes” and “One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)”.

Portland vocalist and pianist John Gilmore joins the show to sing and discuss Sinatra from a unique perspective: John’s dad, Voyle Gilmore, was Frank Sinatra’s record producer at Capitol Records from 1953 to 1958. Drawing on his many conversations with his dad, John peppers the show with one-of-a-kind anecdotes about Sinatra himself and of the legendary recording sessions of which his father was such an integral part. As first prize-winner of the prestigious “Frank Sinatra Awards” during his years at UCLA, John offers his renditions of the legendary musical material of “Old Blue Eyes” from an insider’s point of view.

Emcee Warren Black is the host of The Song Is You, a weekly vocal jazz show on KMHD. In addition to his radio duties, he sings with the Bureau of Standards big band.

Tony, John and Warren have a nice rapport on stage and their interchange promises to make this a very entertaining evening. They will also open the floor to your requests.

A VIP reception from 6:30 to 7:45 will feature hosted wine and appetizers. John Gilmore will play piano and sing Sinatra favorites while you can meet with Tony Starlight, Warren Black and other Sinatra fans as they anticipate the show before it hits the big stage at Revolution Hall.

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55 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Sinatra by Starlight @ Revolution Hall | A Frank Sinatra Centennial Concert Starring Tony Starlight, John Gilmore and The Starlight Big Band

  1. Alan Scally December 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    The ultimate Frank Sinatra song for me is “One for my Baby (and One More for the Road.) This is a song about a man alone in a bar at 3 AM, the remnants of the night and of his love affair lying in sordid wreckage around him. He mourns the loss of his lover, yet…”We’re drinking, my friend, to the end of a brief episode/So make it one for my baby, and one more for the road.”
    A brief episode? So this was a short-lived affair, and there’s the deeper meaning to the song: the guy has only shallow connections with women, that’s all he can mourn, a brief episode that reminds him that he has no deep emotional connections to a lover.
    The only person he can talk to is Joe, the bartender, who’s “anxious to close.” Outside is the cold isolated street and a walk or a cab ride to the empty shell that passes for home.
    He will meet other women, and the end result will be the same. He goes on, not from any determined focus but from inertia and befuddlement. Life is routine, even down to love and relationships.
    I connect to this song because it reminds me of the times in my life that I felt like this, and because it causes the uneasy feeling that my life is a lot more like the narrator’s than I’d care to admit to myself.
    And that is my favorite Frank Sinatra song. I saw him live twice, once in Seattle and once in Chicago.

  2. Victor Enriquez December 1, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    Would love to attend this!!

  3. Andy December 1, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    This would be incredible to see

  4. Deena December 1, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    Come Fly With Me is my favorite Sinatra song. It was the first song my husband and I danced to at our wedding 20 years ago.

  5. Judy December 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    “The Way You Look Tonight” Frank Sinatra puts an elegant spin on this romantic melody. They didn’t call him the “first teen idol” for nothing.

  6. Terri December 1, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    This is a must see event, Tony nails it.

  7. Terri December 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    Mack the knife, just one of those songs you can’t get out of your head, once you hear it

  8. Lynn December 2, 2015 at 5:11 am #

    How fun! I want to go!

  9. Roger Roberts December 2, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    I’m spreading the news…

  10. Aleksandra December 2, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    This would be a nice holiday outing!

  11. Drew December 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    My wife and I will be in town this weekend and would love to see them!

  12. Kim Thompson December 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

    What a way to kickoff Christmas with my favorite crooner!

  13. Brenda December 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    I’ve Got You Under My Skin — because there are some people — like Frank — that you can’t forget once you know about them

    Would love to see this show

  14. Kathi December 3, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    “Old blue eyes!, “chairman of the board”, what a legend! He will forever be in our hearts & souls for time immortal!! Just one more nite, lets “fly away” wishing beyond hope to win these tickets, what an amazing Christmas celebration it would be to win & relive those years with Frankie!! “Tipping my hat”!!

  15. Ed December 3, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Starlight star bright what a Flippin Star filled night

  16. Mauraborealice December 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    I have heard a lot about Tony and would like to see/hear him. Plus, I need a Sinatra fix!

  17. Michael billingsley December 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    New New York is one of my favorite Sinatra songs. I would really like to go. I I love the Rat Pack. frank was one great artist.

  18. Tony December 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

    Mack the Knife – what a song! Would love to experience this, what a night to remember!!

  19. marco December 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    Why me? Because Frank would recognize and soothe my dark night of the soul.

  20. Matthew Rasmussen December 3, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    This would be an amazing holiday getaway with the wife! Frankie blue eyes says so!

  21. ruthnilea December 3, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    Sinatra was one of the crooners my lover loved to listen too. We had albums of Christmas carols–including one by Sinatra. I have never heard Tony Starlite but have friends who sing in his shows. Would love to be able to do this.

  22. Roget December 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

    Ol blue eyes. Some may say I’m old fashioned listening to Frank and Dino and maybe someone in their 50’s might be considered too young but DAMN Frank ruled . I would be Honored to be given tickets to a Franky show that I couldn’t normally afford. You can only dream

  23. Vickie Gantz December 3, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    I really enjoy Tony Starlight; haven’t seen this act yet and would love to win!

  24. Lynn Elsdon December 3, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

    I love the music of Frank Sinatra,…love that time!

  25. Jessica Greene December 4, 2015 at 8:19 am #

    My sweetie and I love Frank Sinatra’s music.

  26. Marla December 4, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    I’ve not yet had the pleasure of seeing Tony Starlight. Who doesn’t love Frank! I’d really like to see this show!

  27. Tania December 4, 2015 at 9:06 am #

    Come Fly With Me is my favorite Sinatra song. It reminds me of my father, would love to see this show and take my mom!

  28. Christian Marston December 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

    Fly me to the moon! Because when you hear this song immediate happiness ensues.

  29. Christian Marston December 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    Fly me to the moon! Because when you here this song, immediate happiness ensues.

  30. Diane Dennis December 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    I am such a Sinatra fan, this would likewise be a great gift for the husband.

    Either the trailer musical or these tickets at the starlight would brighten our lives.

    Please and Thank you.

  31. Melany H. December 4, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    How could you say NO to this, you maybe asking yourself?…..
    You Just Can’t ! You can’t say no to this. I bet it’s a mindblowing, breathtaking, leaving you speechless kinda event. And I would love to see it! Please pick me,

  32. Hannah December 6, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    HUGE FAN of big bands. would love to attend the show!

  33. Katie December 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    Sinatra at Christmas time, doesn’t get much better. Would love to win

  34. Ed December 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Really you have to pick one
    My kind of town, Luck be a Lady, Embraceable you, Fly me to the moon,
    OK if I have to pick just one Mack the knife would have to be my favorite and probably the first Frank Sinatra that I can remember hearing

  35. Tristan December 7, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    Luck be a TRISTAN that night! :) Seriously, my fiance and I love love love Frank Sinatra and this would be a wonderful (much needed) date night out!!!

  36. Tristan December 7, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    OH I got so excited I forgot: Luck Be A Lady is my fave song (if you couldn’t tell from my previous post) – Why? Because my nickname is “Lucky” and I like to sing this song at karaoke…and I have the t-shirt. ;)

  37. BettyJean December 9, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    Serenade me please.

  38. Paris December 10, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    I did it my way! – only the best way! – Would love to listen to a longtime family favorite.

  39. Greg December 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    big money no whammy!

  40. tom December 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    quality. people! this is quality!

  41. viola December 10, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    I have a crush on Frankie.

  42. Adrienne December 10, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    I did it my way. Reason self explanatory

  43. Mark Sanchez December 10, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    I’ve seen this event’s featured singers perform. ANY will show better than Garth Brooks singing “The Lady Is A Tramp” the other night on CBS.

  44. Andy G December 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    It Had to Be You. It’s my financee and my song!

  45. Janet December 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    I would love to take my 91 year old Mom to the Frank Sinatra tribute. It would be the best early Christmas gift ever!

  46. Anne December 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    Do be do be I do…want to see this.

  47. Ruth Parvin December 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    Give them to Janet–my 92 year old mom just passed–she would have loved to go to this–so I surrender my chance to Janet.

  48. Barbara December 10, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    Fly me to the moon…… it’s sexy whether Sinatra sings it or Doris Day does.

  49. Michael December 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Strangers in the night.

    Crooning in top form

  50. Dana December 11, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    This would be an unbelievable event to attend. It’s my patner’s birthday weekend and this would surely be the highlight.

  51. Stormy Lovett December 11, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    Are you Lonesome Tonight is my favorite. Mostly because it was my Grandmother’s favorite song. Fond memories of her, our love, and our love for Frank.

  52. John December 11, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    My Way
    I can’t say why but every time it’s on I just stop everything

  53. Alan M December 11, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    New York, New York. Sounds like a wonderful night. Thanks!

  54. Scott Worthington December 11, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    i would love to introduce my son to this era of great music & Tony to boot!

  55. Kris December 11, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    Fly me to the moon, what bliss~

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