Win Tickets ($50): Greensky Bluegrass w/ Pert Near Sandstone, Sugarcane’s Big E @ Roseland Theater | Bluegrass, Soul’d Out Music Festival

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Greensky Bluegrass at Roseland Theater on Friday, April 20, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 20.

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From our sponsors at Soul’d Out:
Greensky Bluegrass @ Roseland TheaterGreensky Bluegrass w/ Pert Near Sandstone & Sugarcane’s Big E
Friday, April 20, 2012
8 p.m. | $20-$25 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets HERE

Roseland Theater
8 Northwest 6th Avenue, in Portland, OR
(971) 230-0033
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Formed in the fall of 2000 by Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), and Paul Hoffman(mandolin), Greenskyhas undergone a musical evolution as unique as the music it has produced. As newcomers to the bluegrass scene, the three sought to define themselves within the framework of their bluegrass favorites while establishing a voice of their own, drawing upon an array of influences and varied musical backgrounds.

This voice first became evident in their May 2004 release of Less than Supper, recorded with bassist Chris Carr and dobro player Al Bates. Both Bates and Carr left the band shortly thereafter, and in the fall of the same year, Greensky Bluegrass welcomed bassist Michael Devol. Live performance is central to Greensky Bluegrass' presence in today's eclectic acoustic scene. Touring extensively since 2005, Greensky has developed great versatility in the performance arena, earning audiences nationwide.

The mixing of original compositions with traditional bluegrass numbers gives the band a broad spectrum in which to display their technical chops, vocal abilities, and lyrical insight. A spirit of improvisation remains evident in live shows, which contributes to an ever-growing population of returning fans and show traders.

Take old time music off the back porch, throw out the hillbilly reputation, and put it in the hands of a group of guys that like to work hard and play even harder. Pert Near
Sandstone rejuvenates American stringband music with raw energy; they play tightly-crafted original material that lends itself to the modern audience, as well as being stewards of the old-time and bluegrass traditions. They are just as at home playing fully acoustic in the traditional style as they are plugged in at an indie rock venue. From saloons to theaters, hollering into a single microphone and laying thick rhythm on driving fiddle melodies, their sweat-inducing, foot-stomping live performances keep crowds begging for more all night long.

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Greensky Bluegrass w/ Pert Near Sandstone, Sugarcane’s Big E @ Roseland Theater | Bluegrass, Soul’d Out Music Festival

  1. Lora Danielson April 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I am a poor bluegrass fanatic whom has been left behind all weekend for Yonder and friends that can afford tickets! I would be ever so grateful!!!! p.s. I’m from Minne and LOVE Pert Near!

  2. Erica April 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Because it’s high time for a low down ho down!

  3. Rosy April 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    would love love love to win two tickets to see me some blue grass! Is it too late to enter to win? Pleaaaaase say no!

  4. Courtney April 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    I need more music in my life! I am broke, and would be infinitely grateful to win tickets to this concert, and have a much needed night out on the town!

  5. Aaron Levinson April 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    It will be the greenest bluegrass 4/20 for me
    Ever!!! Help me celebrate in style an have the rock ingestday of my life.

  6. Justin Dernison April 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I love to go to this show as I just discovered the beauty of bluegrass recently and would love to expand my horizons some more. Also, love to share a new band with my friends.

  7. Ben April 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I have friends going and I would love to also!

  8. Alain Bally April 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    “the Lord said unto Moses take unto thee a lamb for i am Jehovah i am what i am for tonight at midnight when i pass by the first born of Pharaoh and all Egypt shall die” but I’ll be tonking the honky night away

  9. Nathen April 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Love pert near! Discovered them on vacation at a festival in minnesota. Haven’t seen them in a while would take my friend who is HUGE fan. Thanks.

  10. Cory Shird April 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I am Pert Near from where they are from–Wisconsin!!

  11. Monica Ramirez April 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    I want to win because I have a new love for bluegrass!

  12. Matt Shoobridge April 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    I bet you this is going to be a great show! Please.. Pick me :)

  13. Danielle April 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Because I need something awesome to do on 420 :)

  14. Leonard April 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Perfect bluegrass event for 420!

  15. Heather laird April 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I would love to see some great bluegrass!!!

  16. Christy April 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Greensky Bluegrass!!!!

  17. Tim April 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    It’s my birthday and my wife didn’t buy me a Ferrari… Again! So I sure hope I can dance my arse off to some Greensky Bluegrass!

  18. seth francis April 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    OH MY GOD!!! Yes please! I can think of nothing more than to jig all night to some bluegrass! Lift my spirits, get me smiling and dancing, I really need that in my life right now. Please bring me joy in the form of a night of great bluegrass music, I beg of you!!

  19. Tim April 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    It’s my Birthday!!

  20. free April 20, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    i was thinking about doing nothing this evening, but then i saw this and realized it would be more fun.

  21. Greer Ramsey April 20, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I would love to see this band tonight!!

  22. Andrew April 20, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Too late to enter? Hope not. Looking for something to do tonight. Will be a great show.

  23. Amanda Panda April 20, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Well, unless I win these tickets then I will offically miss my first local Greensky show since 2008. Please hook me up so I don’t have to regret paying my mortage instead. ;-)

  24. Mandy April 20, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I’m not worthy…But I so AM! I’d really appreciate attending this feast of friends. If I don’t win, then please give extra props to my Sugercane homie.

  25. Chris April 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    420 bluegrass jams, oh yeah!

  26. Erik Pierson April 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    I’m really getting into bluegrass now, so I’d love more exposure! Live is best!!! Thank you.

  27. alison April 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    i would love 2 free tickets, looking for a great time and a place to smile!

  28. Adam April 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Can I still win? Im so baked that I ate a super gyro and passed out. Im up now!

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