Win Tickets ($30): Karen Lovely @ Jimmy Maks | 3X Blues Music Award Nominee, Winner of 7 Muddy Awards

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Karen Lovely on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Jimmy Maks. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 11.

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Karen Lovely @ Jimmy Mak'sStirred & Shakin’: An Evening of Prohibition & Contemporary Blues with Karen Lovely
Friday, January 11, 2013
8 p.m. | $15 | 21+
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Jimmy Mak’s
221 Northwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97209
(503) 295-6542 | More Info:

Jimmy Mak’s proudly presents an evening of vintage 1920s and contemporary blues with Blues Music Award Nominee, 7x Muddy Award Winner and internationally renowned recording artist KAREN LOVELY.

Backed by a stellar band featuring some of Portland’s best, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Karen Lovely’s standout performances have garnered awards, critical acclaim and standing ovations at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene from the Pacific Northwest like Stack O’ Lee’s .44 capturing 2nd Place Band Prize at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by 2011 BMA Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release “Still The Rain.” She began singing the blues professionally in September 2007. Her records “Lucky Girl” and “Still the Rain” have topped the blues and roots charts and gone to #1 on XM Radio’s B.B. King’s Bluesville’s “Pick to Click” list.

Jimmy Mak’s has been hailed by USA Today and Downbeat magazine as one of the top jazz venues in the world.

The evening’s entertainment includes a special prohibition cocktail, raffle items of award winning Organic Nation gin and vodka paired with Karen Lovely CDs with proceeds benefiting United by Music. Flappers, molls, gangsters, sheikhs and shebas – dressing in vintage costume strongly encouraged! This event is being recorded LIVE!

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47 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Karen Lovely @ Jimmy Maks | 3X Blues Music Award Nominee, Winner of 7 Muddy Awards

  1. Roger Leece January 7, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Oh yeah! Sounds like a wonderful evening of stellar blues vocals from the lovely Lovely and her band. Would love to attend if only I had a way! The new year still holds some of the old year’s economic woes and can’t afford to buy my way into this one. Thanks for the opportunity here!!

  2. Erin January 7, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    Oh my! this would make for an amazing Friday evening! Jimmy Maks is one of my favorite places in PDX and being a college student, I don’t really get the opportunity to go to events there! I would love more than anything to win a pair of tickets for this event! Karen Lovely is incredible…what a treat this is!!

  3. Jana January 7, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Recently moved to Pdx and have heard fabulous rumors about Jimmy Mak’s portland jazz utopia. Would love the chance to check it out and hear superhero Karen Lovely’s blues.

  4. Travis January 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    My wife’s birthday is next week it is our first birthday together as a married couple and I am almost certain every sultry, steamy song that was written in the 20’s was written in expectation of her arrival. She herself is a singer and loves this style. I basically want these tickets to make me look like the coolest guy in town when the most beautiful woman in the world is just beaming because I got to spoil her a bit.
    As I stated before we are newlyweds and I work for a non-profit so in short we got them, low down, mac and cheese on thanksgiving kinda blues.
    Make it happen :)

  5. Sandie January 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    This would be the kick off to the start of of a very big birthday with a big fat 0 in it..I have been following Karen for over 3 years now, thanks to a friend in Baltimore that I met at the Blues Fest..I love Karen…she brings it..

  6. Lisa Brock January 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Karen’s voice gives me chills. The good kind. I’d love to see her sing at jimmy maks !!

  7. deborah davis January 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    There is not a lovelier way to spend an evening than being stirred and shakin’ by the lovely Karen Lovely. An evening of vintage 1920s and contemporary blues with Blues Music Award Nominee, 7x Muddy Award Winner and internationally renowned recording artist Karen Lovely would be a dream come true. I’m more than ready to spend a lovely evening of Gin & Blues with that lovely Lucky Girl ~ Karen Lovely <3
    Please pick Me ~~~ I'm a Huge Lovely Fan <3

  8. Charlotte January 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    I would love to see Karen Lovely performing songs from the 20s and 30s. This would be a perfect opportunity to turn my young daughter onto some of the best blues in town.

  9. McKenzie January 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    sounds like an amazing evening!

  10. Peter January 8, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Can’t beat Karen’s blues paired with prohibition booze. Let’s go!

  11. elly cohen January 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    I love Karen Lovely–she’s great and I’d love to see her perform on Friday at Jimmy Mak’s!

  12. Liz January 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    I’m a blues singer and I’d love to take my mom to see her!

  13. Stacy January 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    I want to listen to some Lovely lady jams!!

  14. Lisa James January 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    I moved to PDX from southern Oregon and I miss Karen Lovely! She’s great! And I’ve been wanting to go to Jimmy Maks forever. Each time I make plans work has got in the way. Gee, and my 50tg birthday was the 4th and I still need to celebrate.

  15. Cindy Lucy January 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I need me some Lovely Karen! And the burgers are great too!

  16. Mary Maxson January 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Karen has an amazing voice and I would absolutely love to see her perform live !!! She also exudes wonderful energy and is a pleasure to be around !!

  17. Joe Waldroff January 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Karen recently stired and shook us up at Duffs and Starkys while she did a few numbers with the Candye Kane band here in Portland, See has a voice that will blow you away, Candye said no one can follow Karen because she sets the bar so high, just a amazing blues singer, a must see show and benefit reguardless of the price, and it is a fund raiser for United by Music, a absolutely over the top great event! Thanks Jimmy Macs for being there.

  18. Donilu McGinnis January 9, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win tickets to see Karen Lovely!!!!!!!!!!! I look forward to seeing her!!!!!!!!

  19. Donilu McGinnis January 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    I would TRULY LOVE & APPRECIATE winning these tickets!

  20. Robin Gibson January 10, 2013 at 1:36 am #

    Karen has the rare gift of transmitting to the listener the raw feelings within her songs. Besides having a powerful voice, she is always, ALWAYS backed up by the best musicians she can find. Why? Because they know talent when they see it and hear it!

    I have the pleasure occasionally to hear her, like when she came down to Duff’s for Candye Kane’s show last month. It was there that I learned she had moved to Portland from southern Oregon. This town is SO full of talent! But by moving here, she has truely raised the bar!

    Giving of herself, in the way she sings, the songs she writes, and her involvement with United By Music makes her a true treasure for Portland. I sure hope I can get to see her at Jimmy Mak’s! Unemployment and a house note makes it difficult for me to do so on my own.

    And Karen….if I’m not the lucky guy, I’m sure we will bump into each other some time when the season has me back to work! Luvya!

  21. Ruby January 10, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    Oh, how I would just love to see this! This event will be special for sure. The blues are a unique part of our American heritage and I’m so glad to see people keeping it alive. Please send me! I promise to try to find my best 20s attire!

  22. diane January 10, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Would be “lovely” to see her Friday night….she’s the best and Stumptown is lucky she has settled in our midst.

  23. Peggy Sue January 10, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    Won’t miss this show. Free tickets or not! Ms. Lovely is a GEM!

  24. Vikki January 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    My 44ty belly button day is next week and I am a broke single momma… I would love to win tickets and enjoy an evening out!

  25. Kristin Boden-MacKay January 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Ah man, would love to win this as a birthday gift for my husband. Honestly, already planning to go either way but winning would set us up to spend a little extra on our evening out together.

  26. Mikey B January 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    I loves me some blues and I know someone in the band. I never know people in the band. Hope I get lucky and get to go to what should be a great show.

  27. Andrew January 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I absolutely love blues music and would love for my wife to feel the same way, this would be a good chance to get her on board.

  28. Gayleen Williams January 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    ♥ Jimmy Mak’s venue…it’s been a while

  29. Melanie January 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I have the blues and need some consolation! This week my boyfriend got in a car accident (thank god he is ok) and his car is totaled. He is a SAAB owner and he loved that car so much. They don’t make his car anymore and we have just had other frustrating annoyances this week. My boyfriend is a musician and needs his car to carry around his equipment…I’d love to take him to a show to see some music for once and cheer both of us up.

  30. James January 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Its a long week and some tix would make it way better

  31. PQ January 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    i’ve been in a funk, so i need to hear the blues…

  32. Claudia January 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    As many as my fellow Portlanders, I seriously have the blues. It’d be awesome to get some free tickets.

  33. Eric January 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Ive never been to Jimmy Maks, but I can tell this will ne a great show abd would love to be present for this Lovely live recording

  34. Roberto Olivero January 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Because Karen Lovely is so Lovely she shakes me to my soul.

  35. Ron January 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    I really want to go because I Love Jazz and Blues, and I really Love Jimmy Maks as a venue. I have a special friend that I would love to see the show with, but I am kind of broke. I want to be there as they are recording also.

  36. Tim January 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Gonna be an awesome party with some extremely talented artists coming together for one incredible cause! Go UBM and Ms. Lovely!

  37. Kathy Rose January 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Brad Ulrich is my best friend and he has been telling me what a great show this is going to be but I am unemployed and I can’t afford it. I love The Karen Lovely band and would be delighted if I won tickets!

  38. Kathy Rose January 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Brad Ulrich is my best friend and he has been telling me what a great show this is going to be but I am unemployed and I can’t afford it. I love The Karen Lovely band and would be delighted if I won tickets!

  39. Bridget January 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to Jimmy Maks but have never been due to lack of funds. This sounds like a show I’d love!

  40. Kelsey Hyde January 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Vintage dress: check
    Tomorrow my weekend begins: check
    Tickets to a show at Jimmy Mak’s: ……….?

  41. Bill W. January 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Jimmy Mak’s offers an incredible venue to experience live music up close and personal. I am ready and my girl will be thrilled.

  42. Kathy K January 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    because Sandie W and I looooove Ms Lovely

  43. ruthie January 10, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    I would adore attending this! I am a huge fan!

  44. Dylan January 11, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    I’ve been trying to get my girlfriend into blues for a long time now and I have a feeling that Karen would be the one to jump start her into a lifelong love of all things blues. Maybe she’ll even sit down and watch the Blues Brothers with me.

  45. Donily January 11, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    It would be an honor to win tickets to see such an EXTRAORDINARY talent as Karen Lovely. I first saw her at the Waterfront Blues Festival -2011. !!!!!!!!

  46. Sandi January 11, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    I would love to be able to share these tickets with my brother and his wife………It would be awesome for me to be able to give them the opportunity to have the night out and spend a great evening enjoying the music that they love……….

  47. Leonard January 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    Always love going to Jimmy Mac’s!

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