Win Tickets ($115): All Show MusicFest NW Wristband | Includes Exposions In The Sky, Iron & Wine, Band Of Horses

We have two All-Show MusicFest NW wristbands to give out that include tickets to Explosions In The Sky, Iron and Wine, and Band Of Horses in Pioneer Square. We are giving out one wristband this week and one next week.

To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn Monday, August 29th.

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From our partners at MusicFest NW:
MusicfestNW tix are in. Giveaways on PDX Pipeline shortly. #pdxmusic #portlandMusicFestNW (MFNW)
September 7-11, 2011
Various Venues | Portland, Oregon

Eleven years ago, Portland, Oregon was a sleepy burg, and MusicfestNW was little more than a hope and a prayera hope of putting on a music festival that matched the outsized ambitions of the alt-weekly that founded it and a prayer that the wheels wouldn’t fall off. Today, Portland is one of the most exciting cities on the globe. And MusicfestNW has become the third largest indoor music festival in the United States.

Time magazine dubbed our festival one of 50 Authentic American Experiences of 2009. MusicfestNW is not just about the hottest music; it’s also become the perfect platform for companies seeking to engage consumers and give them an experience like no other.

“The Northwest has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to music, and here’s your chance to find out why.” –

Just the Facts: MFNW is produced by Willamette Week, Portland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning alt-weekly newspaper. WW not only covers culture, it creates it. Each week, a quarter million people read the paper and its website, and for months preceding MFNW, Willamette Week puts its broad shoulders firmly behind the festival.

In 2010 MFNW showcased more than 170 bands across 18 venues including the brand new outdoor venue, Levi’s Pioneer Stage at Pioneer Courthouse Square. More than 20,000 fans danced and sweated to performances by The National, The Decemberists, Major Lazer, Panda Bear, Okkervil River, Wiz Khalifa, The Smashing Pumpkins and Black Lips.

In 2011, MFNW will be taking over the city. See you September 7th through September 11th.


2011 Musicfest NW Ticket Info & Schedule:

All wristband holders (Except VIP wristbands) must have a ticket to get into the shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square. A wristband alone does not grant you entry to Pioneer Courthouse Square (unless it is a VIP wristband). For more information see our FAQ page. If you’d like to buy individual tickets to any of the shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square see below.


A limited number of advance tickets are available for each show at Pioneer Courthouse Square:

Iron and Wine, and Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside on Friday, September 9, 2011. 3:30 P.M. doors, 5:00 P.M. show. All Ages. $32* advance ticket from TicketsWest  Purchase Ticket

Explosions in The Sky, The Antlers, Typhoon and Eluvium on Saturday, September 10, 2011. 2:30 P.M. doors, 4:00 P.M. show. All Ages. $32* advance ticket from TicketsWest  Purchase Ticket

Band of Horses, Cass McCombs Band, Morning Teleportation and Bobby Bare Jr. on Sunday, September 11, 2011. 2:30 P.M. doors, 4:00 P.M. show. All Ages. $32* advance ticket from TicketsWest  Purchase Ticket


A limited number of advanced guaranteed entry tickets are available for each show at the Aladdin Theater, Crystal Ballroom, and Roseland Theater. Admission is also granted with a MusicfestNW wristband (capacity restrictions apply for wristband holders):

Crystal Ballroom:

The Kills, Eleanor Friedberger and Mini Mansions. Wednesday, September 7, 2011. 7 P.M. doors, 8 P.M. show. All Ages. Entry with $20* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket

Archers of Loaf, Sebadoh, and Viva Voce. Thursday, September 8, 2011. 7:00 P.M. doors, 8:00 P.M. show. All Ages. Entry with $20* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket

Blitzen Trapper, Sharon Van Etten and WEINLAND. Friday, September 9, 2011. 8:00 P.M. doors, 9:00 P.M. show. All Ages. Entry with $18* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket

Blind Pilot, Avi Buffalo, Alela Diane, and Black Priarie. Saturday, September 10, 2011. 7:00 P.M. doors, 8:00 P.M. show. All Ages. Entry with $18* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket


Roseland Theater:

Butthole SurfersDirty Ghosts and The Thrones. Thursday, September 8, 2011. 8:00 P.M. doors, 9:00 P.M. show. All Ages. Entry with $25* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Shabazz Palaces, and TxE. Friday, September 9, 2011. 7:00 P.M. doors, 8:00 P.M. show. All Ages Entry with $16* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket

Neurosis, Grails, YOB and Akimbo. Saturday, September 10, 2011. 7:00 P.M. doors, 8:00 P.M. show. All Ages Entry with $20* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket


Aladdin Theater:

Charles Bradley, Dennis Coffey and Monarques. Thursday, September 8, 2011. 7:00 P.M. doors, 8:00 P.M. show. All Ages. Entry with $20* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket

Horse Feathers, Joe Pug, and Anais Mitchell. Friday, September 9, 2011. 7:00 P.M. doors, 8:00 P.M. show. All Ages. Entry with $16* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket

Portland Cello Project, Lifesavas, and Emily Wells. Saturday, September 10, 2011. 7:00 P.M. doors, 8:00 P.M. show. All Ages. Entry with $16* advance ticket from TicketsWest or MFNW Wristband  Purchase Ticket


*Service fees apply on all ticket/wristband purchases. Reduced fee purchases can be made at the MusicfestNW box office located at: Willamette Week 2220 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97210. The Box office is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday Friday.


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161 Responses to Win Tickets ($115): All Show MusicFest NW Wristband | Includes Exposions In The Sky, Iron & Wine, Band Of Horses

  1. E August 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    I can’t think of a reason why i wouldn’t want to attend! These shows are always so much fun, I love how this festival keeps growing and expanding each year.

  2. Danielle August 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    YES YES YES!!! I would love these so very much!

  3. Lindsay August 24, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Ooooh. Me!

    I never win these things. But I want to go see all of these! Why? Because I like these bands and I love music.

    Do we get 2? I want to take my boyfriend.

  4. Kristy August 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    I would love to see all of these bands, especially Iron and Wine! Who wouldn’t want to win :)

  5. Rachael Rice August 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I just moved to Portland from Montpelier, VT. Am a singer-songwriter and rarely can afford to pay good money for live music, and these acts are amazing. After floating in the Great Salt Lake I downloaded the song by Band of Horses…beautiful music.

  6. Myla August 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to win! I missed MFNW last year and I’ve need to make up for it:)

  7. Ron August 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Of course I want these tickets!

  8. Bridget August 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Music is my life, always has been. I am a full time graduate student and deep into loans and debt. I will make a way to attend, but winning tickets would be amazing.

  9. RJ Koscielniak August 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    I need to make some new friends.

  10. Tony August 24, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Love the lineup!!

  11. Oliver St.George August 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    I would very much appreciate the free wristband and tickets because I am a die hard Portland music fan, I am involved in Portland music, I am a poor college student and I want to have a great time before I have to head back to school! Thank you very much!

  12. meghan August 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    live music is one of the best things on this planet!

  13. Brian August 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Totally love Explosions in the Sky but I just got laid off so I can’t afford the tickets. I’d love to win a pass.

  14. Emily August 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I can never afford MFNW but have always wanted to go!

  15. Roya August 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    this would be too good to be true! I would love love to go!

  16. Chelsea B. August 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Wow! Winning this may make my lifetime! Please pick meeeeeeeee

  17. Erin August 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    As a teacher, MFNW is a great way to start the school year, but as a teacher, I don’t get a full paycheck until October, so I’d love a free wristband! Thanks so much!

  18. Annie August 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    I’d love to have tickets to Explosions, it’s my anniversary coming up, and we both love them! So Long Lonesome is one my fav songs.

  19. Jason Jancosek August 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    in the last month my bike has been stolen, laptop fried, and job lost thus making concerts a luxury. this would take the sting out and probably reduce swelling. oh, and also, it’ll be my birthday week.

  20. 503Jesse August 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    I met my wife ay MFNW 2009. We got married at MFNW 2010 at Backspace Lounge during the Boat show as they played you should really really rethink your life. We were hoping to try and make a baby at this year MFNW during the Big Fredia set but don’t have the money for two tix. So winning one would be great.

  21. Erik August 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    I want to win these tickets

  22. Phil August 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    MFNW is awesome! Great and unexpected things happen!

  23. Kimberley W August 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Well, what more can I say than I have a very dear friend I would LOVE to take to MFNW (and the costs are simply too much on our meager budgets!), but it looks like you’ve got some other folks on here who would benefit even more by winning!! Good luck to all, and thanks as usual, PDX Pipeline, for the giveaway!!

  24. Justin Morton August 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    I would like the tickets because I’m an army ranger who is flying back from Afghanistan to Portland that weekend and I am going to propose to my fiancé during the Band of Horses song “Nobody Loves You Like I Do.” It’s our song and I would sing it every night to her during my patrols outside of Kabul.

    (actually that’s a lie. But it seems like those are the comments that always win these kinds of contests.)

  25. Lorelei August 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    I’ve never been and have always wanted to go! Would love to surprise my boyfriend with this!! I would loooove to see Avi Buffalo!

  26. Colleen August 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    I need to see Thee Oh Sees in a bad way. I’m getting older and I won’t have the patience or endurance for late, loud shows much longer. If I get the wristband, then I can afford to have a few beers with the shows to boot!

  27. Beth Olson August 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Last year absolutely blew my mind! The first day alone we packed in 11 shows. This is how much we love live music. The line up is great but I especially love that there is so much music I haven’t heard before and since 2 of my top bands last year were discovered at MFNW we’ve been eagerly looking forward to going this year. Unfortunately, like a lot of people, the financial gods haven’t been smiling recently and there just isn’t any way to save up for 2 wrist bands and still pay rent.

    This could make it a possibility for this year. And it definitely won’t go to waste by only being used for a couple shows.

  28. Stephanie August 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Oh man, I need this! I’m in the middle of two months straight, at work, and taking care of a boyfriend with two broken arms, at home. I could really, REALLY do with a weekend to just kick back and have the best time and I LOVE the lineup here. Please? Please, please?

  29. Shelley August 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Why? Not only is MFNW amazing and has the best music from Local as well as non local bands, it creates an experience that can’t be matched anywhere else. in other words, Why NOT?

  30. Amy Ruth August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I have never been to MFNW. My husband & I are such EITS fans, but we’ve never seen them. We are always broke, or working, or in the wrong corner of the U.S. Please, please, please choose me as your winner!!!! Thank you!

  31. Jessie August 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    MFNW is such a portland thing. it’s great to be on the bus late at night and see all the people stumbling home from shows or trying to figure out where all the venues are. Fantastic shows help things too.

  32. Amy Beth Ruth August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Well, for starters, I have never been to MFNW. But, on top of that my husband & I are such EITS fans!!! We’ve never seen them. We are always broke, or working, or in the wrong corner of the U.S. Please, please, please choose me as your winner!!!! Thank you!

  33. Andrew August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Because God loves me.

  34. Vanessa August 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Need my live music fix be for I fall into the world known as grad school

  35. Jesse August 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I must fulfill my childhood dream of seeing the Butthole Surfers live.. oh, yeah, and some of those other bands too. And to make my girlfriend sit through it.

  36. Ryan Daniel Fretz August 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    I’m working on my music writing and promised myself to write about all the great music that I see and hear this summer; report on the great shows I see in Portland. Specifically about the venues, with words on performance, cost, drinks and logistics. The idea was to brag up the Portland music scene, cause it’s First Class great.

    In years past for MFNW, I have just bought the few tickets to the shows I really wanted to see, or got into the free Wonder shows via Nike and Jackpot. Last year, I hung out at Departure above the Nines and Director Park to over-hear the Pioneer Square shows. The idea was to always spend less than the wrist band since I couldn’t ever justify it. This year would be great to have an all-access pass like this to really plan around; get to see more shows with less logistics.

    I have to admit that I’m behind on my writing for the blog, still gotta write up James Blake, Cults, Deelay Ceelay, a few more. I think with winning these tickets, I’d have a bit of a commitment to ya’ll and those that didn’t win to step up my game a little on my summer resolution. I’d like to win and spread my good luck in all of y’alls ears.

  37. Jesse Ruth August 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    I would like to attend because I’m old (late 30s) and never get to do anything fun. My current life is dedicated to doing responsible shit (parenting, etc.). Please give me the opportunity to spread my wings and briefly fly out of my responsibility cage. Thank you.

  38. Diana August 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    This is the music I listen to in my lab. If we’ve done anything to advance cancer research, it has been to the music of Iron and Wine.

  39. Hilary A August 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    This would be a great gift to my son and his awesome girlfriend. They are incredible music lovers, and are off to college in a few weeks. What a sendoff experience this could be.

  40. Dawn August 24, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    I love, love, love Band of Horses!! I love, love, love, love people such as yourselves who are generous enough to give someone like lil ‘ol me something to dream and hope for. These tickets would be a vacation from the harsh realitys I’ve been facing lately.

    Thank you for taking time to read this!

  41. Jon August 24, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    I’d obviously love to attend this event. I haven’t seen Explosions for about 5 years, even though I’m a large fan. I lived it up at MFNW last year, but just cannot justify it this time around. I’m really optimistic I can still make a couple of the other shows this year (Blitzen Trapper, particularly), but regardless I hope people support it so it continues in 2012.

  42. Jeremy August 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    I’m a music whore, so events like MFNW are a perfect fit for me… and if I win, I’ll shout it from a rooftop downtown! It’s a win-win for both of us ;)

  43. lisa August 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    I am not a girl to grovel but why I would would be filled with joy and unicorn bits to win a musicfest northwest wristband, first to promote the hookup from pipeline pdx, true freaking story secondly, its all about fighting loving living rock and roll in the rip city (til I die) #supportinglocaleconomies #cannotstopwontstop #truehipstershit

  44. Leonard August 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Have always wanted to do MFNW

  45. Lauren August 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    I wanna go!

  46. sonja August 24, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    i would love to see “explosions in the sky” – please pick me for saturday, september 10th, my husband would be so thrilled if i could surprise himwith those tickets! please….. thank you! you’re the best,
    pdx pipeline!

  47. Carina August 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Explosions in the Sky is the only reason I need!

  48. Jason August 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Oh, oh, oh!!! meeee pleasssseeee
    i’ve lived in PDX for 9 years and I’m always too broke to get a wristband. I always have to buy single tickets for the shows I MUST see. would love to attend the entire event at least once. Please Please please… ;) & ty ty ty.

  49. Charles August 24, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    Mfnw is my favorite Portland event and I look forward to it every September. I would love a free ticket!

  50. Tonia August 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Because I’m unemployed and music keeps me going, keeps me sane, keeps me from being totally depressed!!!!!!

  51. Bridget August 24, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    My husband loves so many of these bands, but he’s out of work and we can’t afford it – unless we get the wristbands for free!

  52. Robert Dingwall August 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    I need one of those wristbands! Pleeeeeeaaaassseee!!!!!

  53. Matt August 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    I’d love to win because it’s the single best and most comprehensive showcase of Portland’s music scene and some top-flight national artists.

    I’m especially excited about Blind Pilot’s set at the Crystal Ballroom and can’t wait for their new album. Beyond that, there are dozens of bands I’d love to check out — Iron & Wine, Explosions in the Sky … the list goes on. It would be unreal to take in that line-up next month.

    Not just that, but my birthday is just three days before the fest starts. It would be the best birthday present.

  54. Jared August 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    MFNW has the best shows, such good variety and spread out over the tightest venues. It wouldn’t be september if i couldn’t make it and dance like it was the zombocalypse.

  55. heather M. August 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    Pretty please! I never win anything. I’ve paid in the past to see my friends’ bands play.This would be killer diller!

  56. Heidi Fernandez August 25, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    My daughter and I enjoyed a few of the concerts last year. We had a great time and would love to enjoy them again. Your pick of artists are spot on for everyone. Hope to see you all there. If I win the tickets of course.

  57. Nicole August 25, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    I have never been to MFNW!! I love Portland and love going to shows here and can’t believe I’ve never been able to make it happen. Please help me make this the year.

  58. magbe August 25, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    I would looove to go see all these amazing bands…. please – pick me!

  59. Jess August 25, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    What everyone else said…Basically, I’m poor and I wanna go, because MFNW is the best.

  60. Amber August 25, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    I’ve been to MFNW every year since I’ve moved here and every year it gets better and better. Hoping this year will be the same. Also I haven’t heard alot of the bands this year so I’m hoping to get some new music ideas to keep me from going crazy this winter.

  61. Caitlyn August 25, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    I had a blast at MFNW last year and can’t wait to go again this year. Getting free tickets would just be the icing on the cake :)

  62. Kimberly P August 25, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Oh my goodness would be so very happy to win tix! SO VERY HAPPY! Really wanted to buy tix but my three-legged cat Gitche Gumee is having his much needed first teeth cleaning next week and that costs a small fortune. He’s already lost a leg so I’m hoping he can hold onto his teeth for a long time. Winning tickets would be pretty sweet. Please and thanks!

  63. San August 25, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    I want to win a wrist band… why? Because I’m trying to resolve this bittersweet feud between Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR at least in my mind. I think the wrist band might tip the scales heavily in Portland’s favor.

  64. Shane August 25, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    I go to this every year, and I’d love to go for free!

  65. Paty elguera August 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    I really need these tix! Unemployed/ retired in Portland.

  66. Erica Stokes August 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    I want to win this because it is high time for me to indulge in the hipster culture that thrives in our fair city. I’ve got the skinny pants, the flat sandals, and the ironic attitude to assimilate easily into the legions of fans. ; )

    Oh yeah, I also really love a number of bands that are playing this year, and I hope to discover new ones too!

  67. Maggie August 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    I wish wish wish I had the money to go to the MusicFest NW shows, but AmeriCorps keeps me forcibly in poverty. I miss live music!

  68. Colleen Erin Cole August 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    I want to go as my last hurrah before getting back into grad school… the lineup of musicians is incredible… I would be one happy happy girl :)

  69. Lisa August 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    I’m SO stoked for all the Horsey bands… Horse Feathers, Band of Horses … so why don’t y’all just saddle up and pick poor destitute me. Pretty please pardnah?

  70. birdonit August 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    This would be my first ever MFNW, and if I win a wristband, I plan to see as many shows in 5 days as humanly possible. I might even have to clone myself to see all the bands on my list. Thank God for laboratory sheep paving the way.

  71. Katie August 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    I am so excited for MusicFest NW! So many great bands and a free wristband would be AMAZING!

  72. abe August 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I’ve always attended music fest as a musician – this is the first year I’ll be attending – I’d love a sliver of my former wrtistband fame!!!

  73. Tom August 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Eventually, I should win something if I keep entering… every week.. for years… right?

  74. alan silver August 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    TBA and MusicFestNW at the same time… I can do both, I swear it! Loving what I’m seeing for the lineup for MFNW, would love to attend, and would hug everyone who will let me, if I win. Thanks for all you do!

  75. Kim August 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I would love to go to MFNW! The lineup looks amazing, but I can’t really afford to pay to much. Keeping my fingers crosses!

  76. David August 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    I would love to finally win something from PDX Pipeline and have an epic story to tell all my friends.

  77. Viola rose August 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    this would make my year!

  78. shobha grace August 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    wow.. I am daydreaming about the fabulousness of winning and it feels like christmas morning!

  79. Tara Tokura August 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    I want!! Would love to see every single one of these awesome bands play…I love that there is such a variety! Please give me a wristband to drag along as many people as possible to share the music LOVE <3

  80. onewhoreads August 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    I must see these performances! I came to Portland to finish my degree, and for two years I’ve had precious little time or money for anything (beyond mere survival) other than tuition, books, going to class, and doing homework.

    Now that I’m finally done with classes, yet still not properly employed, I have plenty of time and no cash. Make it happen. Don’t doom me to live in a city renowned for its music scene without experiencing live music. Do the right thing.

  81. Steve burnett August 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    The list of bands is mind blowing. I’d love to win a wristband. I haven’t been out since my daughter was born

  82. arni August 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    So many good bands!! I would love to have a wristband for the festival!

  83. Cristin August 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Hippie parents. That’s what I had as a kid growing up in Alabama. There was always music playing in our house & I spent hours hanging out in record stores with them. However, having hippie parents also made me a total freak with my peer group, and it didn’t get better when I entered my punk rock teen years. Hence, I bolted to Oregon when I turned 20 & kissed the ground when I got here. My parents? Still in Alabama, still listening to good music, though they often have to leave the state for it. They’re coming for a visit to Portland, arriving September 8. I would love to show them a good time & take them out to see some amazing shows-Iron & Wine, The Kills & Blitzen Trapper are all bands they know & love, but I just opened a business last year & money is tight. A wristband would be a great present to make it possible for us to rock out, en famille. Heartwarming, right? The cool thing is, it’s TRUE.

  84. Lance August 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    I’d love to attend MFNW. Haven’t been in a while & it’s always a great time.

  85. Hipster Wannabe August 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    How can I be a hipster if I don’t have a wristband for the coolest music fest in town?

    All sarcasm aside, please pick me!

  86. Asha August 25, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    I’d love to take my boyfriend, as MFNW is always during his birthday (Sept 11th) and he hasn’t been yet – even though he loves all of the bands that play!

  87. Gina August 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    I love music and music festivals. I’d love to see Iron & Wine, Explosions in the Sky, and all of the other bands. Who wouldn’t want to go to this?

  88. Michael Romay August 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Give me stuff already. You don’t appreciate me… =P

  89. Stacey August 25, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    This would be freakin’ awesome to win!

  90. Amit August 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    I love musicfest, and this is the first chance i’ve had to go in three years! Also, I really need to see Archers of Loaf

  91. Mrrranda August 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    I want to win this because having a wristband would enable my running back and forth between Holocene and Ash Street and then to Dante’s in one night, since I wouldn’t pay a triple ticket fee, which frankly right now I cannot swing. Also: Thrones opening for Butthole Surfers? Yes, please. And thank you.

  92. Dave August 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    I’d love to attend NW MusicFest. What a great lineup of bands! Rock on, brother, rock on.

  93. pdxcrowesfan August 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    This would be flat out awesome!!! I would be so stoked to get tickets to any of these shows let alone win a band so I feel lucky to even be in the running.. The really killer thing for me is that I can go check shit out between work, on break, and while my sons napping then hit it up again in the evening..Thanks for the shot..Peace

  94. Mark clark August 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    We should get tickets because we went last year and totally had a ton of fun, but we just got married and haven’t bought tickets yet and we want to go out and share the fun with everyone!

  95. Katie August 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    I won tickets last year. I don’t think I should be expected to pay this year. Because I still don’t have the money. And my boyfriend drinks all the whisky. All the time.

  96. Kacy August 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    There are sooo many amazing bands that I would love to see but each year I only end up seeing one or two because I cant afford a wrist band. It would be fantastic to have free reign to see as many bands as I possibly could!!!!! Yeeeaaahhh!

  97. Johnny August 26, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    Portlandia at it’s inimitable best. So many to choose from, a see all wrist band would solve the problem without a doubt.

  98. Tom August 26, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    This would be a great time and place to propose to my girlfriend, since she loves most of the bands!

  99. Jen August 26, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    As a true Oregonian it is sad to say I have never been. I just recently went through a divorce and was married the entire time the festival has been going. He thought the festival sounded dumb so we never got tickets. Now I am free and single and want to experience it! Could be a great place to say later ya big jerk to some bad memories of love gone sad!

  100. Michelle August 26, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    Me Me Me!!! Pick Me!!!

  101. Stacy August 26, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    My plan was to charm you with a witty tale about how I am one of the few native Oregonians that live in Portland and how lovely and sasstastic I am. I was going to follow it up with a little something about my general awesomeness. Then I was going to say how the only thing really holding me back from being a true Portlandia legend was the super lame fact that I have never been to MFNW. And all of this was supposed to be highly original and captivating. I went through all of the posts and no one had done this….until I got to the very last post! despite this, all of the things I had intended to tell you are still true and I think we both know it would bring you great joy and happiness to gift me the tickets! :-)

  102. Metameta August 26, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Eleven years ago Portland was a sleepy burg? I think not, foolio.
    Portland has always been the best and it didn’t need midwesterners fleeing their crappy towns, monikers like ‘Portlandia” or acclaim from Time magazine to make it so.

    I’d love to see some free music and win some wristbands but otherwise I’ll probably stay away from the likes of MFNW, when the douchery comes out in droves.

  103. Lara August 26, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Did somebody say Archers of Loaf? I’m there!

  104. Dan Wheeler August 26, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    I’ve never been to the MusicFest. Think it’d be DAMN fun to check it out. =)

  105. Robb August 26, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    My belly is hungry cause I can’t afford food
    I’m broke as a joke so my ears suffer too.
    Night with eats and good music would be the best.
    I wish I had tickets to Music Fest Northwest!

  106. Jesse August 26, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Band of Horses and CJ and the Dolls, MFNW is the best for International and Local talents that Portland has to offer. It is sort of a right of passage no? Support Music. Support MFNW. Oh, and if I land a pass, my friends will inevitably buy tickets or passes….cheers!

  107. Jessica August 26, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Do you have any scotch tape?

    Cause I am ripped!!!!!!!!

    Please I want to win tickets.


  108. Annie August 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Since the place I worked for several years closed down in July I have more free time than I ever imagined possible. I can dedicate an extended weekend to a top notch music festival…if I could afford it. I’ve never been to MFNW and this could be my year to experience it in full.

  109. Julia August 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    It would be amazing to see all of this great music. I have the time but not the funds, so I’d love to win tickets.

  110. Amanda August 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    I would love, love, LOVE to be able to go to MFNW!! It sounds so awesome and this year it actually falls on days I’ll be available, and the lineup looks awesome!!

  111. Shelda August 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Uhm, I basically need to win these tickets. :-)

  112. Jon August 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    I would love to see Iron & Wine at a venue where I can actually hear them perform. Tried to watch them at other fests this year and cross-stage noise always drowns them out. Hoping MFNW can put this travesty right!

  113. Chuck Abruzzo August 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    I would love to win a wristband so I can get to some of these shows. The Kills, Butthole Surfers, Vaccines, Thermals. Lineup kicks ass this year!

  114. Carrie August 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Well, so many others want this wristband but I think it should go to little old me. Why? Not because I’m broke (though it’s true), not because I’m a die hard music freak (though that’s also true), not even because seeing all these great bands would inspire me creatively in life for the next year (true, true, true), but because it would save my friendships. If I can’t win one I’ll be begging my friends to use theirs during the times they aren’t going. How pitiful, how sad, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Choose me!

  115. Yuri August 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    So awesome!! I want it!!

  116. Don August 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Been in PDX like almost 8 years now and have never been to MFNW. Man, I’d really like to go this year. Please bless me with some tickets! Peace out.

  117. Kristie August 26, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    PICK ME! I’m buying a bike this weekend just so I can be sure to get to as many shows as possible without having to deal with parking, traffic or dui’s. IT. I’m most excited for Little Dragon and Big Freedia.

  118. Leonard August 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    So excited about MFNW!

  119. Sarah August 27, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    It would be awesome to win a pass to MFNW! There are so many great shows to see.

  120. Ray B. August 27, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    I love the line up of bands this year!! Should be some really awesome shows. Please pick ME!!!!!!

  121. susan Damato August 27, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    plz enter me in the drawing for a free wristband–i want to see blind pilot!! and catch some new bands too!

  122. christopher August 27, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    so i can learn to cure the sick also i want to be able to sit on my hands and hold my breath till i pass out

  123. Laura Garnet August 27, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Pick me, Pick Me, Pick me!!!!

  124. Kim August 27, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    I need something to do that week.

  125. Leigha August 27, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    I would love, love, love to win the wristband to MFNW! So many great bands to go see!

  126. S August 27, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Great bands!! I’m from Austin, and it’s Portlands version of SXSW. I love it~

  127. Cara August 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    I would of course love to win these tickets! Great lineup this year. Hoping to catch as many shows as possible throughout.

  128. Georgie August 28, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Some of the most special shows I have ever seen in Portland have been at MFNW. Probably my favorite was going downstairs in Shanghai Tunnel to see Nash Kato, just him and a guitar playing songs in a little area of cleared tables, eye-level to us all (well the tall ones). I can’t afford a wristband this year, but to win one would be a dream come true!

  129. Jen P August 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    I would like to win for one simple reason! I am a music freak!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love live shows, I support the PDX music scene by paying moocho dollars on a weekly basis and I would love to surprise my husband with something Free!!! Help me!!!! Trust me I’ll promote this site, and every band, I have a big mouth lol ;)

  130. tgotoe August 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Went last year; would love to go again this year!

  131. Sandra C August 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    I am a teacher of high school students. I need to be able to bring in good music that I can use to teach all those good literary things. Like Iron and Wine’s Lion Mane to teach metaphor: And love is a tired symphony
    You hum when you’re awake
    And love is a crying baby
    Mama warned you not to shake
    And love’s the best sensation
    Hiding in the lion’s mane

    Come on. End of summer treat for hard working public servant. Please.

  132. Panda August 29, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    Like most everyone else here, I enjoy this awesome music but can’t afford it (esp. since the extreme increase in cost over the years). But you should choose me to receive the wristband because I’m also a ridiculous procrastinator! ;-)

  133. Danielle August 29, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    I would LOVE to win because this is days before my birthday, and I havent done anything for my birthday for 6 or 7 years. Its time to celebrate ME! : )

  134. Francisco August 29, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    So I can do something fun without breaking the bank! This would be great!!!

  135. Brian Jones August 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    If I’m still eligible, I’d like to win because I was out waiting in line for Tallest Man on Earth last year and never got in!

  136. Hoeyjays August 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    I would love to win because every time I try and get tickets to Band of Horses, I’m always just too late. I want to rub these across the smug faces of my friends…hopefully, giving them a few paper cuts in the process…..

  137. Shawn Koziel August 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    I would like to win the tickets, so I have a birthday present for my wife. I relocated here from NY in late June and the job I was supposed to have fell through. So I didn’t work for 2 months, I have a much lower paying job right now but I can’t afford a birthday present for my wife this year. She is a terrific wife and mother to aor two kids and deserves a fun night out. That’s why I would like to win the tickets.

  138. RebeccaL August 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    I would LOVE to attend MFNW because what could possibly be better than 3 full days of live music!!! :)))

  139. mroach August 30, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    I am a huge fan of so many of these bands, I must see them all!

  140. Laura August 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I’ve missed out on this the last few years because of work and this year I’m FREE! I would love to attend!

  141. Oliver August 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    Ooh! Ooh! Me! Pick me! ME!

  142. Jana August 30, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    Portland, Portland, Portland…although I’ve traveled far and wide this summer, I always return home to you…would love to go to our fair Music Fest-o-rama..I picked you Portland, now please pick me…

  143. Jodie August 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    MFNW is so awesome every year. Can’t wait to see the kills kill it!

  144. Carine A August 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    A new generation is here-I’m psyched to have my daughter pick out the cool bands on my behalf!

  145. kelsey mcgovern August 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    yes please! pick me!

  146. Jacob August 31, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    Quite amazing response to this. Why do I want to go? Because i’ve never been. I never get to experience things like this. Of course I’m sure theres many people in my situation in Portland…

  147. Lois August 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Moved to Portland about a year ago. I really need to get out and experience some things. This would be great. Thanks.

  148. Larry Evans September 1, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    You have to go MFNW. It’s the most awesome event in oregon to end the summer. I’ll be up front.

  149. Scott Pierce September 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    I love going to see live music and discovering new music.

  150. shasta September 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Yes please!!!!

  151. Benny September 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    I’m about to move away from PDX after 4 years. I’ve never been able to make it to MFNW, and this would be the perfect going away present. Also, all of these unemployed people will have the chance to take my job. I’m totally a job creator. It would only be fiscally responsible to give me the wristband.

  152. Melissa September 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Benny has a great response, pick him, and then pick me too, cause I like music too.

  153. Emily August 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    I grew up in Portland and have been unable to go to MFNW since High School. This was going to be the first year I could go but have had to forego the opportunity because I’ve been hired for a position in the UK and have to save my money for all that poundage. Please send me to MFNW. it would be the last thing I would get to do in the states :) i love you?

  154. Emily August 21, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    too good to be true. CHOOSE ME!

  155. Aram August 26, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    Why should I win, you ask? Well, I’ve never really been to a concert like this. I’ve never got the money, I don’t now. I’m just a poor college student looking for a fantastic way to spend a few days listening to some of the greatest music on this planet. I’ve never won any contest in my life, and I think this would be an awesome first win. If you pick me, I will devote the majority of my energies to turning my feces into gold to give to you. Please pick me. I’m so lonely.

  156. Angie August 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    I literally cannot express to you how badly I want to win these tickets. I want to go sooo badly!

  157. Jenny August 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I want to go to this so much i cant stand it!

  158. Angela August 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Please please please please I beg! I want to go to MFNW!!

  159. Chloe August 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Would so love to attend this show. Have been dying to see Explosions in the Sky for years now! My friend and I are crazy into that post-rock jazz. (and by Jazz and I mean shenanigans) They are the absolute business, and discovering new bands is always fun. Would not ever object to free to tickets to this.

  160. Gabrielle May 11, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    I want a wristband to this awesome festival because I can’t afford one because I teach snot-nosed, Nikki Minaj-loving sixth graders in North Portland and I give them every bit of my soul. I feel like I put out enough love that one of these days it will come back to me, possibly in the form of concert tickets. It is definitely worth trying!

  161. PATRICIA MANN August 28, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    This 63 year old Granny would love to JAM to the great music in this beautiful city of Portland. My daughter needs to learn to enjoy the sounds and loosen up a bit to the beat.So, I will take her if I win.
    Thanks PDX PIPELINE for offering these contests for us who cannot afford to buy and see some great things here. You all are awesome.

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