WIN TICKETS: Ms. Lauryn Hill @ Arlene Schnitzer | Soul’d Out Music Fest

BIG NEWS Pipeline has a pair of tickets to see Ms. Lauryn Hill on Saturday, April 9 as part of the Soul’d Out Music Festival. The Hot 8 Brass Band out of New Orleans has just been announced as Ms. Hill’s opener; this is one show you’re not going to want to miss. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 1.

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w/ Hot 8 Brass Band
Saturday, April 9
8 p.m. | $55-100 | All Ages
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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 SW Broadway

Lauryn Hill has changed the way we hear music. With one album, The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill, Ms. Hill brought previously deemed difficult issues of justice and equality to a massive audience. Never before had “Popular” music been crafted with such depth and consciousness—and the accolades that followed are a testament to the importance of her works.

Following Ms. Hill’s ascendancy (from the hugely successful Hip-Hop group The Fugees on to her own solo releases), one can see the trajectory has always been one of commitment to a higher calling—using music as an instrument to help affect social change. Following years spent raising her children and family, Ms. Hill is here now to show that some things never change, even while everything else seems to.

Hot 8 Brass Band Info + Videos after the jump…

About the Hot 8 Brass Band:

Soul’d Out Music Festival is proud to announce that New Orleans’ legends Hot 8 Brass Band will be artists in residence at this year’s festivities, with scheduled appearances with Ms. Lauryn Hill on April 9, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears on April 10 and a very special appearance backing Mos Def on April 16. In the in-between time, Hot 8 will be popping up around town at many of the other mid-week shows, spreading their infectious swamp-land groove wherever they go.

Formed in 1995, Hot 8 blends elements of Hip Hop, R&B, Funk & Jazz in their booming brass sound. Longtime regulars on the NOLA circuit, appearing at countless second lines over the years, as well being a fixture at all major regional festivals —New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Voodoo Fest, Zulu Festival.

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117 Responses to WIN TICKETS: Ms. Lauryn Hill @ Arlene Schnitzer | Soul’d Out Music Fest

  1. OldVertue0103 March 25, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    I can’t wait to see Ms. Hill’s response to performing in one of the whitest but nicest cities in the country. Pick me! Choose me!

  2. Jeremy March 25, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Please, please, please pick me!!! I love Lauryn Hill!!! This show is going to be kick ass!

  3. donivee March 25, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    me me me
    This show is not to be missed

  4. jami March 25, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    ‘Lauren Hill said her heart was in Zion, I wish her heart still was in rhymin….”

  5. Joe LeBlanc March 25, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    It would be amazing to see Lauryn Hill after her long absence from the music scene. Not only is she an amazing musical artist and singer, but her work as a spoken word artist is top notch. This show is going to be really an awesome crowning piece to a fantastic lineup for the Soul’d Out Music Fest! I would love to see her!

  6. norah March 25, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    would love to see ms. hill..she brings back great memories for me.

  7. Emma Gray March 25, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Fingers crossed…this show will be flat out amazing.

  8. Em March 25, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    How you gonna win, when you ain’t right within?
    Going to a lauryn hill show!

  9. Chris March 25, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Thus far, my experience with Lauren Hill’s music has been mostly limited to my wife belting out her songs about 6 inches from my ear. My wife has a great voice, so I can’t complain. But I’d love to actually hear Lauren, you know, sing the songs herself. Not to mention my wife would probably pass out at the news of winning tickets to this show.

  10. Jon March 25, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    I worked in a facility for juvenile offenders, kids with gang affiliations and related crimes. I didn’t have much in common with them, as they tended to listen to rap, and I listened to other music. Lauryn Hill was one thing I could play for them that they really responded to, especially the Miseducation album. I love her prose, her beauty, really everything about her, would love for a chance to check out this show.

  11. traicy brent March 25, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    I am a huge fan of hers and it would be a dream come true to be able to see her!

  12. Gabe Adams March 25, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    It would make a great birthday present :)

  13. Sherry March 25, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    I haven’t been out to see a music performance in a long time. This would be a rare treat for my husband and me.

  14. Kelsey March 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Please pick me :) I would love to be able to go to this show!

  15. Ghassan March 25, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    This festival lineup this year is amazing, and I can only afford to go to one or two of the smaller shows. This is THE show to attend though, to be able to see Ms. Hill at the Schnitz would be phenomenological.

  16. Kari Davis March 25, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Lauryn Hill is a true artist. Bringing lyrical genius with intoxicating beats. Her words have helped me and a lot of people I know get through some tough times. I would be honored to be able to witness her musical self live. Please pick me! Forever live the music of Ms. Lauryn Hill.

  17. Hannah March 25, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    an amazing singer… would be a shame to miss this show. she’s been so influencial on so much music after her first album dropped!

  18. Just Benny March 25, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    She’s been killin’ me softly since 94. I’d say thats a good enough reason TO PICK ME.

  19. Vanessa March 25, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    This poor college student needs some soul to get her through this next term. And more Lauren Hill is the only prescription.

  20. LovemesomeLauryn! March 25, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Birthday week!! Lauryn Hill takes me back to amazing memories. Her albums are perfect for just about every mood and no matter how old or young, rich or poor her music is relateable an socially conscious. She’s amazing! Did I mention my birthday?? :)

  21. Sarah M March 25, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    Ummmm…. YES PLEASE! I love this lady!

  22. Gayleen March 25, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    I’m a true appreciator (don’t like the word fan) of Ms. Hill. From The Fugees to her role in Sister Act. I even named my daughter (born ’97) after her. Oh how I would love to see The Fugees return BUT, She’s coming to Portland. I’m broke. I WANT to go!

  23. dori March 25, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    would love to see this show!!

  24. Jennifer March 25, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Think I’ll get lucky having my birthday fall on April Fool’s Day…? Hope so!

  25. Mindi March 25, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Would SOOO love to go to this! She is amazing, but just don’t have the funds to purchase tickets.

  26. Soco March 25, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    I would love to see Ms. Lauryn Hill live. What an amazing opportunity. I love her music and would love a night out of phenomenal music.thnx

  27. C J March 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Please please please choose me! Even if she is two, three hours late to her own show, all i could hope for is the chance to be there!

  28. Jamel Badrieh March 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Please oh please pick me oh me..

  29. Amber March 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Lauryn Hill is a fav from way back. Glad to see she is still gracing us with that voice. I’d love to check this show out.

  30. Harry March 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I’m too poor to take my girlfriend on a real date, please help me out!

  31. Ian March 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    I’ve entered many contests and never won one. Plus I like Lauryn Hill.

  32. Caroline March 25, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    I will faint. I will cry. I will die if I get to see Ms Hill live. She is a powerful voice and a talented soul not to be missed in this life time.

  33. Yuri March 26, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    I would love to go

  34. Ian March 26, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Sounds like a ton of fun!

  35. Christopher Robins March 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    .,,’ they got her.,’ girlfriend be crazy .,’ you don’t even know shoot.,’

  36. Mike March 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Wow, this would make my year if I won tickets to this show. I never thought I’d even get the chance to see a legend like Lauryn Hill in person.

  37. sakima8 March 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Been wanting to see her for a long tome now. She means a lot.

  38. ben March 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    It is just time to see a professional do her thing.

  39. Heidi March 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    LOVE her, LOVED to see her!

  40. Sarah March 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Lauren Hill has always inspired me but particularly with her acoustic album with all the beauty of the spiritual, soul searching that is is reflected in her songs. I’ve never seen her and it would be such an honor to see her live on stage.

  41. delilah March 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Every day the sky gets lower, lower, lower. Lauryn, save me. Give me a sign there is hope. The Fugees were an instrumental part of my childhood. Sister Act II was and still is one of my favorite movies. (Can anyone argue the greatness of her singing Joyful Joyful?!? Or anything else for that matter?) I was educated through the Miseducation and I know there must be some Truth left out there. She is a symbol of feminine strength and vitality and stands by her word in a world that likes to twist those kinds of things. She is one of the most talented female MCs of all time and some say she may have lost her sparkle but there is only one way to find out, and I’m oh so optimistic. I see double rainbows. Space-time traversing. There is no way I could even dream about being able to afford these tickets if they haven’t sold out yet. She is by for one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time and there must be room left in this world for infinite possibility. Everyone and their grandmother wants these tickets. How to stand out? Capital letters? Just the honest truth. Who is most worthy of fulfilling a dream? Ready or not, here I come. Hearts unfold like flowers!

  42. Kris March 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Would make a perfect Birthday present for the lady in my life right about now. She just lost her job last week… X-Fingers.

  43. Johan March 27, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    For the love of good music, I would love to go see this show!

  44. Bridget March 27, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    She changed my life at an early age, I must see her in concert.

  45. Michael March 27, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Lauryn hill in my hero

  46. Michelle March 27, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    I would love to go & take my daughter. She is an amazing woman and so inspirational.

  47. Ross March 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm #


  48. Michelle March 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    LH is awesome and I would love the chance to her!!! Please and thank you :-)

  49. Stephanie March 27, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    I have always wanted to see her and in this venue it would be an amazing experience!

  50. lena March 29, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    im poor, my mom is from japan. ive already donated, but will donate another $100 to tsunami relief for lauren hill tix!!

  51. Andrew March 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    I would surely appreciate some tickets to this grand event :)

  52. jkb March 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    hellz yeah

  53. selena March 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    I love Lauren Hill’s Music an style and would love to see her live in Concert. But I cannot afford a ticket.

  54. Wendy March 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Lauryn Hill’s music is so transparent. Her song “I gotta find peace of mind”caused me to take a look at how I was living my life. My insecurities caused me to look for validation in relationships that were not good for me. I didn’t think I deserved better. It reminds me of her song “Doo Wop That Thing”. I was just giving myself away. When I listen to Lauryn’s music, it’s like going to church. She reminds me to look to God for everything. While listening to her music I have laughed and cried, but most importantly I have made some necessary changes in my life. For me this is more than just a free ticket. I have never had the opportunity to meet Lauryn or to see her live in concert, but I know that she has affected my life in a positive way. Thanks for your consideration.

  55. Michelle March 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    I have loved groovin’ to Lauryn’s epic talent since first hearing her over a decade ago with the Fugees. What an amazing experience it would be to see her live! Especially at a relatively small venue like the Schnitzer! Choose me! =)

  56. SR March 31, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    This show will be amazing! As one of the 7 people in Oregon with natural pigment on my skin, I think Lauryn will be happy to see me in the crowd.

  57. Tysa Fennern March 31, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    OMG! It’s been over 13 years since I’ve been to one of her concerts…I think it was with Cypress hill in the late 90’s in Salt Lake City…whhoa!

  58. Jeremy March 31, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Pick me because picking somebody else would be like voting Sarah Palin into office. And because coachella sold out too fast before I had the money or else I would be seeing her there.

  59. Welo R. March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Please pick me! Lauryn Hill was my childhood favorite— embarrassingly way back in Sister Act 2 haha

  60. Saskia March 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see her perform! What an amazing show this will be!

  61. Karla Semczuk March 31, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Seeing Lauryn Hill would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Period.
    I recently had a baby this past Christmas & have not had an opportunity to have a night out since before the baby was born. Come on now, Julian, I’ve been trying to win something from you since forever!!

  62. Mark Fields March 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm #


  63. Amelia Santiago March 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    It’s simple, I want to go because she is amazing.

  64. Elizabeth March 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    I’ve been listening to this amazing woman since I was in the miserable days of junior high. I have her entire miseducation album memorized, so yes, I would LOVE to win tickets.

  65. Nick March 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    My Girlfriend is a fan of Lauryn Hill, and I would love to surprise her with tickets!

  66. Corbin Griffing March 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Well I broke my ankle a month ago and had to have a plate and seven screws drilled into me. Beside going stir crazy and getting cabin fever I would like to take my girlfriend out so see some great music. Please and thank you!

  67. Greg March 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    I’m going with a different angle here….Lauryn Hills performances in the recent years have been pretty bad to say the least…youtube lauryn hill at rock the bells. When I saw she was playing the schnitz I thought to myself “man there are gonna be a bunch of pissed off people expecting Lauryn Hill from 2000” I’m curious if Portland was chosen because the people would be unaware of her recent drug problems and bad shows. I would really like to win tickets to this show for 2 reasons. 1.) to not pay $55 to see what might be the biggest musical let down of 2011 & 2.) To eat my word when she comes out and does the best show of 2011 either way the only way I’d go is to not loose money on the gamble

  68. Eric March 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    My wife is a huge fan of hers and it would be a dream come true to be able to see her!

  69. Natalie March 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    I would love to see her….. I hope this is a comeback performance!

  70. Nickie March 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    So wow, Lauryn Hill’s coming to Portland. Still to this day, The Score remains one of my favorite albums, and I’d love to see her live. Pick me pick me.

  71. Arisana March 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    I’ve followed Lauryn Hill for years and would LOVE to see her in person. Waiting for the results … tomorrow … drum rolllll ! :)

    Peace all,

  72. Ashleigh March 31, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    I would love the chance to see Lauryn Hill perform live; what an awesome experience it would be!

  73. Mike March 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I didn’t even know Ms. Hill was still performing. WOW this is a great surprise. Tickets please!!

  74. Matthew March 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    My fiancée is an avid fan of Lauryn Hill, but has never been able to see her live. We’d love to go.

  75. Jaimee March 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Yeah, this is just about one of the coolest things a person could win.

  76. Carlos March 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    winning tickets to this show might actually get me a date…

  77. free March 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    a legendary live performer of our generation? yes please.

  78. Barbie March 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    I need to take the most amazing lady I know to this concert. It would be the perfect suprise date !!!!

  79. Christine March 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    because i deserve it

  80. Kim March 31, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    I would love to go. Her music has been particularly applicable the last couple weeks. I want to see her live.

  81. Jeremy Brill March 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    a night out of Mis”Education” would be amazing

  82. Johnny March 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Need me some Jazz to chase away them rainy blues.

  83. Claire March 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I once saw her in Milwaukee, WI but our car had broken down on the drive ther, allowing WAY too much time for boozin’. Needles to say, I wasn’t able to appreciate the legendary Ms. Hill as I may have under different circumstances. Can a get a redo? I’ll class it up a bit this time. :)

  84. Angel Anderson March 31, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to see one of the most faboulous artists of all time, live in concert? Of course, if you ask me I will gladly accept. She is amazing and I have missed her music in the past few years.

  85. Jason Castro March 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    She is amazing! I’d definitely put this in my box of memories!

  86. Shelley A. March 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Oh, Lauryn Hill….love her! What a great voice. This fan wants to win those tickets! Yes!

  87. Chris A March 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    This would be amazing. I would love this

  88. Kacy March 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    I would be honored to hear the soul stylings of Ms. Lauryn Hill live in my hometown!! It would be out of this world amazin! xoxoxox

  89. AC March 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    together, we’re gonna find a way!

  90. Kacy March 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Woops! Should have looked at the date~ I will be out of town :-( You can remove me from the list..

  91. Angie March 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Because I’m rooting for Miss Lauryn to get her groove back.

  92. Brandy March 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    I’ve never been to one of her concerts and I really don’t know much about her. So, I’m a great opportunity to expand her fan base. :-)

  93. Stacy March 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    What a silly question! Who in their right mind WOULDN’T want to go see Lauryn Hill in concert!??! She’s awesome, I’m awesome, the Schnitz is awesome. Together, we create the perfect trifecta !

  94. Brittany March 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    I would like to win because I have loved Lauryn Hill ever since I first heard Killing Me Softly – she is amazing!

  95. erin March 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    wow. I pretty much got rid of all my cds in conversion to the ipod era but lauryn hill’s is still in my possession. It helped shape me as a an adolescent. I even have loved her more recent rough acoustic honest pieces. She is inspiring.

  96. La Société des Monstres Célèbres March 31, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Monster idolize her and have memorized every track on The MIseducation of…of COURSE we want to go! REally Really Really badly!

  97. Sandra C March 31, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    I am a teacher — who better to receive a lil’ miseducation?

  98. Josiah March 31, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    Miseducation is my favorite album of ALL TIME.

  99. Elena March 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Lauren Hill is amazing. I’d love to go to her show.

  100. rrray March 31, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    Well, I think Lauryn Hill is amazing and can’t believe she’ll be here – I’m going to try to go no matter what, even if it’s to stand outside the Schnitz and eavesdrop from the Park Blocks. But I am also totally digging the Hot 8 Brass Band! They have a sweetly gritty sound that makes me want to be there in the front row feeling it. Should be a fantastic show, along with all the other great acts here for Soul’d Out. Can’t wait!

  101. Viola M Rose April 1, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    sound like a grand funky time!

  102. shobha grace April 1, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    I would love to see this show, sounds the the mood pick me up that I been cravin!

  103. JOSH April 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm #


  104. treeshaw April 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    I would love to feel her energy and presence as she performs her greatest hits like: “Fugeela”, “Ready or Not”, “Killing Me Softly” or maybe “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Hopefully by helping her concert sales, Hill can start recording music again so that she can capture some of that magic she left behind in the 90s.

  105. Jabrity April 2, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    I would love to win these tix and see Lauryn! Pick me! Pick me!

  106. Andrea April 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Its my best friend’s 50th birthday that weekend, and I’d love to surprise her with tickets to Lauryn Hill. Can’t think of a better gift! She loves live music and would love to see this show.

  107. Aaron Levinson April 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    If I don’t make it to this show I will cry naked by the phone

  108. sean April 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    I’ve been loving on Ms. Lauryn Hill since she was with the Fugees but have never been able to see her. It would be quite a treat.

  109. Lacey April 4, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Some of her songs have been an inspiration in my life…giving me alot of strength when I needed it the most…would love to see her!

  110. Emily April 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this lady!!

  111. Kim April 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    This show is going to be amazing!!! Pick me please.

  112. jsesh April 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    there is no replacement for lauryn! i would be beyond words to be able to see her on tour!

  113. Kalimah April 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Would love to see Lauryn Yay! :)

  114. Eric April 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Strumming my pain with her fingers… To hear that voice would be glorious.

  115. Debra April 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    She is amazing

  116. Amber Jo April 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    I want to win tickets because I am wooing this hot girl and 10 weeks in we are going on a double date tomorrow night with her best friend plus her best friend’s fiance. What would make me look cooler than winning tickets to see Lauryn Hill at the Snitz? Plus, me and above referenced hot girl went to the Snitz on our first hot date together. Come on! I gotta win. Please.

  117. Juan April 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    Same reason, still have wife mad at me and trying to find something to do on sat.

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