Win Tickets: Mark Farina World Tour @ Refuge PDX | Mushroom Jazz, Electronic

Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets to see Mark Farina at Refuge PDX on Friday, October 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, October 6.

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From our sponsors at Refuge PDX:
Mark Farina @ Refuge PDXMark Farina w/ Mercedes, The Perfect Cyn, Skinny Mrcls
Friday, October 7
9 p.m. | $13 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at

Refuge PDX
116 SE Yamhill Street

Shortly after Mark befriended Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in Chicago, his passion for House music, and sharing it with the world, exploded. Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco classics and other stuff that wasn't being played in the main rooms of nightclubs.

While exploring his love for the purist forms of House Music, Mark developed his trademark style: Mushroom Jazz; acid jazz infused with the West Coast's jazzy, organic productions along with urban beats. Fans embraced Mark's downtempo style so much that he started a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in San Francisco with Patty Ryan. In 3 short years, the club established a fanatical, cult-like following for Farina and the Mushroom Jazz sound. When the doors closed, Farina continued the tradition by releasing a series of Cds, ¬Å“Mushroom Jazz¬Â.

Since then, Mark has been traveling the globe performing 100s of shows to over one million club goers a year. His House sets take fans on journeys to the jazzy side of Chicago House mixed San Fran style. Some of these sets have been known to last up to 8 hours. And sometimes you'll find Mark playing in two different rooms at the same party, showcasing his range of rocking the big room sound to the uber-chill.

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39 Responses to Win Tickets: Mark Farina World Tour @ Refuge PDX | Mushroom Jazz, Electronic

  1. Ryan Evans September 29, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    This would be my first time experiencing a Mark Farina show and am really eager to check out his work live.

  2. Marc September 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I used to be in the “rave scene” i guess you would say from 97-2000 in detroit, i also was at the first DEMF (detroit electronic music festival) where mark spun. I used to wear the shit out of his house record oceans, and have fun with the boys freestyling over his mushroom jazz tracks. after 2000 i got real with my life, didn’t listen to electronic music till i moved out to PDX a couple years ago and found out that electronic music is way different then i remember it. It’d be cool to see a throwback like Mark again. Also if yall every want to get richie hawtin, steven sax, john aquaviva, or Terrance Parker out here…that would be pretty cool as well!

  3. Rebecca Juliano September 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    As a mom of two little ones, it has been way too long since I heard some live and seriously funky jazz. Send me and my husband!

  4. Claire September 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Mushroom Jazz!!! I wanna go!!!

  5. michael September 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    i need to see Mark when he comes through this time and i can’t afford to right now..please give me a miracle!

  6. Amy September 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Wooohooo! Mark Farina is amazing, and so is PDXPipeline for offering these tickets! We’ve listened to Mark Farina for forever–I even used Mushroom Jazz for relaxation music during labor with my first kid in ’99; after the first 15 hours of labor, the music didn’t work as well as I expected, but I don’t hold that against him. I’d love to see him!

  7. Jorge Clavijo September 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Glad to see there’s a venue that supports great music.

  8. kathy rankin September 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    Id like. To go because. It sounds. Like. It would. Be a unique show. Something different. So hopefully. They allow photos

  9. Hallita September 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    i make instruments out of gord…using gords. MUSIC!

  10. Star Passmore September 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    I got into EDM 8 years ago with Mark Farina’s music. A friend of mine who spins mushroom jazz got me into the entire scene. Oct 6th is my birthday! I would love to spend my birthday weekend listening to the one and only Mark Farina spin.

  11. Star Passmore September 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    I got into EDM 8 years ago with Mark Farina’s music. A friend of mine who spins mushroom jazz got me into the entire scene. Oct 6th is my birthday! I would love to spend my birthday weekend dancing to the one and only Mark Farina.

  12. Alexandra September 29, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    I love Acid Jazz……..this mushrooms the beat like a bullett in my knee cap…….its intense dynamic dynomite……fudge yeah!!!!!! I am a typist by day and keyboarder at night……..

  13. Kathi September 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    Mark Farina, there’s no one quite like him, a unique style all of his own, free from the confines of the contempary jazz scene, a rival to the ordinary electronic fusion scene, this is the guy who will pick you up, drop you on your head, & you will actually thank him for it.
    I would LOVE to see him in person. Thanks PDX Pipeline for bringing this to us!

  14. Jenn September 30, 2011 at 4:19 am #

    This would be fun! I love going to shows I wouldn’t normally know about, and discovering new things!

  15. Jared September 30, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    Great to see Farina spinning here, his sets are not to be missed!

  16. DJStroky September 30, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    I really like Mark Farina’s mushroom jazz style music. I’ll probably go anyways, but free tickets would be pretty sweet!

  17. Ben Sault September 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    At this point I know I’m in this for the long haul. I will be attending pretty much every show you have in store for the foreseable future. I would buy season passes.
    Btw, big congratulations again :-)

  18. Matt September 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Great artist at a great venue. Can I has tix?

  19. Gerry October 1, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Mark Farina’s got the skills to pay the bills!

  20. chris park October 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Can’t wait for electic mushroom jazz sessions!!!!

  21. Dani Nunez October 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    I love Mark Farina! I’ve been a huge fan for years!!! I want to be on the dance floor. His music makes me happy and it makes me move!

  22. Drew October 2, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    would love to check to out mark live .havent got that experience yet and what a better way than for free.thanks

  23. Jamie October 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    What a great way to get my healing-soul-lovin’-dancin’-groove on. Pick me!

  24. Tim October 2, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    I first saw Mark Farina about 10 or 12 years ago in San Francisco with some close friends who lived there at the time. They now live in Eugene and have two young children, so we only see each other a couple times a year, usually when Farina is in Portland. If we can all make it to this show it would be a mini-reunion of sorts for us, so free tickets would be really sweet.

  25. AllieI October 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Because Mark Farina is BAD ASS!

  26. Lisa October 3, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I would actually like to win a ticket for my friend, its her birthday and she really wants to get down to that house sound!

  27. John October 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I would love to see this show! Please and Thank you!

  28. Jenni October 4, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    I want to go because I love Mark Farina and I haven’t been to that venue so it would be nice to see him in a new space.

  29. Chris Tuza October 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I love Mark Farina!

  30. Jase October 5, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    The mushroom jazz collection is amazing! I wanna go!

  31. Rose Storm October 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    I would love a pair of tickets for this epic evening supporting my local dj friends Mercedes and Cyn!! But throw in the mix Mark Farina and I will dance all night and then some! Kick me out when the lights come on!

  32. Toby October 5, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    My cousin is in town and I would love to take him, thanks for always offering this stuff.

  33. Ben October 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Hell yeah! I’ve gotten a bunch of friends into Mushroom Jazz and Mark Farina. Would love to take my girl to this.

  34. Kelsey October 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    I’d love to go!! :D

  35. Briana October 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    oh fun! I’ve been listening to Mark Farina for a decade and it would be awesome to see him live. :)

  36. cole October 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    this guy is kickass. i bartended at rob’s on kauai when he was there and we were a packed house. i actually found his cali drivers license and got it returned.

  37. heather October 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    I’ve never heard of Mark Farina, but the description above sounds really cool…

  38. Jaime October 7, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    I’ve been listening to Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz CDs for years. My brother introduced me to his music. PLEASE please please, can I go?????

  39. Yndia & Ania September 29, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    WE LOVE MARK FARINA!! My partner & I have followed Mark from his original mushroom jazz days..we’re from the Bay Area and grooved to Mark Farina underground and have been with him ever sInce! The one thing that that’s missing?? Seeing him LIVE!! 6 Months ago we welcOmed our Twin Daughters into this world and mommies with twins NEVER get a night out! Let us leave it behind for one night and live it up with our absolute favorite artist , DJ & pioneer! We’ll be forever grateful for one Epic Night!!

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