Win Tickets ($80): Portland New Year’s Eve w/ The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience @ Alberta Rose Theatre | Bluegrass, Folk, Full Bar

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the early show of the Portland New Year’s Eve with The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience at Alberta Rose Theatre on Monday, December 31, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 24.

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Portland New Year's Eve @ Alberta Rose TheatreNew Year’s Eve w/ The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience + Shook Twins
Monday, December 31, 2012
Early Show: Doors at 6 p.m., Show at 7 p.m., $40 advance, $50 preferred seating
Late Show: Doors at 9:30 p.m., Show at 10 p.m., $45 advance, $55 preferred seating
Minors welcome with parent or guardian
Purchase Tickets at

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 Northeast Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211
(503) 719-6055 | More Info:

David Grisman Bluegrass Experience rings in the New Year with a night of rollicking bluegrass at the Alberta Rose! Local identical duo Shook Twins will start the party with their quirky folk. This holiday show will feature a full bar!

David Grisman is an American bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist and composer of acoustic music. In the early 1990s, he started the Acoustic Disc record label to help spread acoustic and instrumental music. Check out more event info here!

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88 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Portland New Year’s Eve w/ The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience @ Alberta Rose Theatre | Bluegrass, Folk, Full Bar

  1. B. William Ginsler December 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Would love to win tickets for this! Sounds great.

  2. kettles1008 December 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I would love to win, because this sounds awesome! Plus, I love the Shook Twins!

  3. Jeremy McKaig December 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Oh my God, I would love to ring in the new year with the Dawg! I love these guys!

  4. Terri December 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Bluegrass takes me back to my okla roots it would be a shindig of a good time I reckon please give me tixs

  5. Leonard December 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Big bluegrass fan!

  6. HA December 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    grew up listening to my dad play the mando and tell stories of his bluegrass experiences. I’d love to take him to see one of his mando heros.

  7. Erica December 11, 2012 at 2:16 am #

    OH PLEASE OH PLEASE — let me win these tickets! I would love to have something this extraordinary to do on NEW YEARS EVE!
    Thank you thank you!!

  8. Wen December 11, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Are you kidding? It would be SO freaking awesome to spend NYE at the Alberta Rose enjoying some of the best music on the planet! Pure Bliss!

  9. Steve Lippincott December 11, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Can’t think of a better way to bring in the new year than boogie on with the Dawg

  10. Robert December 11, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    I have been a fan of the Twins for years and I introduce as many of my friends as possible to their music. I would love to have this opportunity to show them off to more people. I also love bluegrass and discovering new music myself. I am interested in hearing The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and maybe becoming fans of theirs, too!

  11. terryx December 11, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Every show needs an archivist to document the cultural supernova defined by the intersecting orbits of Laurie, Katelyn, Alberta Rose, and New Years Eve. I’m that archivist!

  12. Mark December 11, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    I’d love to come and film it! Look at my work.

  13. Amanda December 11, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    I’d love to win tickets to this. My husband and I just started a brewery with some friends and we’ve been working non-stop for months. I can’t imagine a better mini-vacation than NYE with Grisman in Portland. Great tunes along with all the great food and friends in the city.

  14. borden December 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    A generational melding of musical talent that should not be missed and though I grew up with Grismann and Garcia, Katelyn and Laurie offer up the best local music Portland has to offer! They offer simply phenomenal voicing and a humbly endearing presence.

  15. Rob December 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Why I’d like to attend? It’d Grisman and the lovely Shook Twins on New Years at the Alberta Rose. What more reason could I need?

  16. James B. December 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience with the Shook Twins is gonna be ballin’ out of control! Can’t wait!!!

  17. Crystal December 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    I would love to spend new years at the Alberta Rose, And I love the Shook Twins and Brian loves Bluegrass :)

  18. Ralph December 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Sounds like a cool party

  19. Shane December 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I haven’t had some good bluegrass music since moving from Alaska in August, would love to folk my way into the new year

  20. Bill Stewart December 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Love the music, and we live practically across the street, so it’ll be a safe drive home!

  21. Ricky December 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I want to win because I am going to be on crutches from having knee surgery this week and need to still be able to show my wife a good time. Trust me I will still be out there getting down.

  22. Tripp December 12, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    This one’s easy: One of my oldest favorites and two of my new ones. I cannot possibly lose!

  23. Mathew December 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Bluegrass is one of my favorite genres and my NYE date’s as well. This would be the ultimate romantic experience for us both. Help us kiss at midnight to some good tunes?

  24. Jay December 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    I love bluegrass, and because I live around the couner we don’t have to pollute the environment by driving there.

  25. Tonya December 13, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    What a fantastic way to spend New Years. It’s been over 15 years since I’ve seen him play.

  26. David Doke December 13, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    I am a professional violinist and mandolin player, and I live in Atlanta. My family and I will be in Portland for New Years and my wife and I are looking forward to see Dave perform again and sharing the experience with our daughter this time. We will be coming to the show anyway, but it would great to win tickets…more money for beer!

  27. David Gizara December 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Two ends of the spectrum here (timewise) on contemporary acoustic based music. I need to go to this. We all need to go this but there’s just a pair of tickets to win for now.

  28. Molly Conroy December 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    I always have the lamest New Years Eve’s…

  29. Cory Shird December 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    This would be a sweet eve!!!!!

  30. Kelly December 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    The perfect lineup at the perfect venue. What’s not to love about that?!

  31. Jenny December 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Kick off my shoes and lets get our dance on to some of my favorite music!!!! I want to celebrate the new year correctly!!

  32. Kate December 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    dark year 
    in the old theater
    bright mandolin

  33. Drew December 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Would love to take my girlfriend to some awesome bluegrass and this would be the perfect opportunity. Thnx!

  34. Nick December 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    My wife and I are huge fans! I would love go to this show. I can’t think o a better way to spend my New Year’s Eve.

  35. arlen marsh December 14, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    I enjoy bluegrass. this show would be great to see.

  36. Sarah K. December 14, 2012 at 6:14 am #

    Would love to win these because my honey loves that high lonesome bluegrass sound — perfect for NYE!

  37. Emily Malaga December 14, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    I’d love to see this show NYE. and the added bonus is it’s only a short walk from my home!

  38. Sherry December 14, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Can’t wait to leave 2012 behind! Getting to go to this would be a really fun and positive way to ring in what I HOPE will be a much better new year. Thanks for the chance :-)

  39. christine December 14, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    What a way to bring in 2013 – shaking out the nights with 2012 with stories-set-to-foot-tapping-body-grooving music! Yeee-Haw!

  40. Frank Byers December 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Ready for some pickin’ and grinnin’!!!

  41. Kaitlin December 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    I’ve treated lots of friends to shows at the Alberta Rose to introduce them to my neighborhood theater. Now to greet the new year with this amazing show, I could use a hand. Help me out? Thanks!!!

  42. Samantha December 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    I have never been to any outings on NYE this seems like a great way to get out and enjoy Portland

  43. ron December 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    I’m gonna need a date.

  44. Lynne December 15, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    New Year’s Eve is a time for the joy of music and the joy of friends shared in a special place. I sure hope you pick me! My heart will remember always.

  45. Lynne December 15, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    I am not sure my comment make it up because I got an error message. If it did please forgive me for the duplication:

    New Year’s Eve is a time for the joy of music and the joy of friends shared in a special place. I sure hope you pick me! My heart will remember always.

  46. Salty December 15, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    What a plucky way to spend New Year’s: a great group in a great venue on a night of hope. We need that so much.

  47. Ashley December 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    choose me choose me choose me!!

  48. Jessica December 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    What could be better than ringing in the new year with blue grass and the awesome Shook Twins?!

  49. jason December 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    My wife loves bluegrass, this would be a great time!!!

  50. ryan December 17, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    i’m planning on going to this for sure, free tickets would be a nice bonus though

  51. sarah December 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    I recently started jamming with a banjo and a mandolin. This would be great inspiration for the new year!

  52. ron December 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    It’s a great reason to find a date.

  53. Benjamin December 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I live literally 3.5 blocks from this theatre and still haven’t been. This sounds like a great little show for the holidays.

  54. Melanie December 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Because this is the last night I get to spend in my beloved Portland before I move to Idaho. I can’t imagine a better way to bring in the new year than with music I love and around people who appreciate it!

  55. Cora Kirkpatrick December 20, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    What’s not to love about a person who was like family to Jerry! <3 David Grisman!

  56. Aaron December 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    i love 2 dance

  57. Jean December 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Its been a rough year, two 20-something “stay at home” sons looking for real jobs, college loan to pay, no job for mom since April, water heater broke yesterday, car transmission about to die…would really like to end this year and start the new one on an upbeat and hopeful musical note listening to some great performers.

  58. Lucas Gray December 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    I love live music!
    I’d love to win these tickets!

  59. Alex December 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  60. Nick December 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Please pick me.

  61. Ralph December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    sounds like fun

  62. Ralph December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    sounds like a fun new years

  63. Temple December 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Yes, please!

  64. Keith December 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Three words: Fiscal cliff screwed. This would be a great show to take my woman to. I’m on extended unemployment benefits and those are going away on December 29 for me and 2M other Americans. I’m moving into a friend’s basement. It will turn around, but these are dire times.

    Give me the tickets! Let me act like a stud despite the fact that I’m enjoying this ride on Sh** creek. It would be a GREAT new years eve, and would probably start the TURN AROUND OF MY WHOLE LIFE!

  65. Cory Shird December 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm #


  66. Wen December 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    I’d give my left nut to see this show…oh damn, I don’t have nuts…but if I did…it would be yours ;)

  67. Jen December 21, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    “We (suburbanites) are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody sees in them.” ~ The Hobbit

    I think its time for an adventure. So, please – Pick Me! Pick Me!

  68. mike December 21, 2012 at 10:40 am #


  69. Chad December 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    I was lucky enough to see Jerry Garcia play 8 times before he passed away, but not lucky enough to see him play with David Grisman. In fact, I have never seen Grisman play before, and I would love to spend my NYE at the Alberta Rose Theatre since it’s 3 blocks from house and the music should be incredible! Thanks for your consideration.

  70. Debstrrr December 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Bored BBW babe, new to area, needs to be enlightened and introduced into Portland area’s entertainment, SO I NEED TO WIN!!

  71. Anna December 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    Please choose me- perfect excuse to get the night off work!

  72. Salty December 22, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    According to what they wrote, they gave away the tix on Monday. No announcement of who won. But it’s pointless to comment, hoping to win.

  73. Salty December 22, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Strike my previous post. I see they’re now saying they will email tix this coming Monday. A previous post said this past Monday.

  74. Amrit December 22, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    David Grisman is God in my Bluegrass heaven. I would love to see his silver whiskers flying with each strum of the mandolin. I will bring the joy and the love of this roots music if you pick me! I will spend the whole evening staring at his fingers fly mesmerized! Pleassssse!

  75. Scotty December 22, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Big fan would like to see them again.

  76. Doug December 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    This would be fantastic!

  77. paula reid December 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Maybe he’ll play Teddy Bear’s Picnic for me?????? “Today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their piiiiiic nic!”

  78. Mark December 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    This will be the place to be New Years Eve

  79. Dave G December 24, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    This is one of the best venues for an evening of fun…with good people!

  80. irma u December 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    spending New Year’s in Portland. this sounds amazing!

  81. Sara Kelly December 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    I have a SEXY tight dress, a smokin’ hot husband with sweet dance moves, and an overnight babysitter. Please pick us!!

    I want to dance, drink and mingle!!

  82. Casey F December 25, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Wow! I have never seen David Grisman, this would be an excellent way to spend New Years. Shook Twins are amazing! What a great experience this would be!

  83. Vahagn December 26, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I’d love to attend because I’ve never gone to a New Year’s Eve party in the States. My wife and I would love to experience it!

  84. eric roloson December 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Can you help me introduce my wife to some extraordinary bluegrass? A couple of tickets would do just the trick. A great way to bring in a great year!

  85. Mitch Snoddy December 27, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I love David Grisman, love the Rose Theater, and would love to impress a wonderful girl with a great music experience this New Years. Kind of low on funds right now, but these tickets would make my New Years very bright!

  86. Erin hogan December 28, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    I would love to win tickets to see David Grisman because its David Grisman!! I cannot afford to buy tickets unfortunately. I cannot think of a better way to being in the New Year than listening to some of the best bluegrass ever made! The last few years have been incredibly hard for my family and myself. I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in the Fall 2010, after 13 years of misdiagnosises, and it has been a very long and painful recovery. I am not yet in remission, bu I am doing well enough to be able to celebrate the New Year, which I have t been able to do for the last few New Years’. This is why I would love to win some tickets to see this amazing show! Thank you for giving out tix, even if I am not one of the lucky ones. Happy New Years!!

  87. Emiliano December 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Grisman in portland on NYE. Sounds awesome.

  88. Tami December 30, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Of all the events happening on NYE in Portland, this is by far my top choice. Alas,I am broke from holiday travels and gifts…I never have won any sort of drawing of raffle, but maybe this will be the one?

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