Win Tickets ($60+): Suzanne Vega @ Aladdin Theater | Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Suzanne Vega on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Aladdin Theater. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 4.

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From our sponsors at Aladdin Theater:
Suzanne Vega @ Aladdin TheaterSuzanne Vega
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $32.50-$35 | Minors permitted with guardian 21+
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Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang contemporary folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.”

Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller, Suzanne has tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects in her music. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. In short, Suzanne Vega’s work is immediately recognizable, as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now, as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 20 years ago.

With seven studio albums, a Grammy Award, and three additional nominations to her credit, Suzanne’s latest recording, Beauty & Crime is a love letter to her hometown of New York City and was hailed as “original, gritty and gorgeous as ever” by Newsweek and “lovely and literate” by People Magazine.

Suzanne Vega is so much more than her music. She hosted a public radio series about 20th Century American Composers called American Mavericks, which won a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting; she wrote The Passionate Eye, a book of poems and essays; and she currently blogs for the New York Times. An innovative educator and founding member of the Musician’s Cooperative songwriter workshops in Greenwich Village, her unique composition, writing and performance techniques have influenced a generation of musicians.

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46 Responses to Win Tickets ($60+): Suzanne Vega @ Aladdin Theater | Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter

  1. Lisa Hill January 30, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Would love to bring my 13-year old to the concert too!

  2. Anne January 30, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I bet she’s amazing live and makes it an intimate show.

  3. Jason Sartain January 30, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I LOVE Suzanne Vega, and would love to see her play! Plus, I’m new to Portland and am excited to check out as many activities and venues. Being poor makes that tough, but winning things could make it easier ;)

  4. Tiffany January 30, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    I love folk and she is amazing.. I need a date night with my hubby for our 5 year wedding anniversary! Please pick me! Thanks in Advance! :) Ohh and I LOVE the Aladdin Theater :)

  5. Duke January 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    I want to sit in the front row and fall in love with her again. Like in college, lol.

  6. Joe January 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Have some first dates coming up, and this would be a great one.

  7. Scott Weber January 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    A song from 99.9F would warm me up. (I still want to be) In her movie. Viva Ms. Vega!

  8. Alanna January 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    Do do doo do do do do doo do. I love Suzanne Vega!

  9. Amy January 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Wow! I didn’t know she was still around. That would be an awesome show!

  10. Leonard January 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    I’d love to see her again!

  11. Paul Cook January 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    I heard she was coming to town and would be thrilled to see her in concert.

  12. Rachel garcia January 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    My girlfriend is dying to see Suzanne and I would love to take her!!! She said she has been trying to go to her concerts her whole life and could never go. It’s also our 1.5 year anniversary so I can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate. Please! Pick us!!!

  13. em January 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I am sitting
    In the morning
    At the diner
    On the corner…
    waiting to see suzanne vega!!!

  14. Soco January 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Because “my name is Luca”!!!

  15. Minna January 31, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Love Suzanne Vega – she was part of my high school internal soundtrack! Saw her once years ago – she read passages from her journal that eventually became her songs. Even if y’all don’t win the tickets – I strongly suggest you check her out!

  16. Kenny January 31, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Such a wonderful talent. We will be staying in Portland that night – would love to see and hear Blood Makes Noise!

  17. Valerie January 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Would love to see Ms. Vega, especially as my name is Luca….OK, it’s not really Luca, but I DID live on the second floor…
    Please pick me :-)
    Thank you for this chance!!!

  18. Don January 31, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    This is going to be a great show especially since she i splaying the Aladdin which is such an intimate place for such a great artist. My fingers are crossed!

  19. Buster H January 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Wahoo SV is in town…now I just need help with free tickets to the show!

  20. Cory Shird January 31, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    I wanna roll in my Vega to this show!!

  21. Tascha January 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    I LOVE Suzanne Vega, and would be absolutely thrilled to see her live at the Aladdin, which is my favorite venue in Portland! Plus, my sister will be visiting from out of town, so it’d be a treat for her, too!

  22. Ellana January 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Longtime fan never had opportunity to see her…would be amazing at the Alladin!

  23. Jay January 31, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    If I can go, I will volunteer a day at the animal shelter!

  24. jen January 31, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    i’d love to see suzanne vega live… have enjoyed her music for years and years!

  25. kb January 31, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    would love to take my 13 year old to this. she is a huge fan!

  26. Autumn January 31, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    I saw Suzanne Vega at a Sarah McLachlan concert back in the 90’s, and when she did “The Queen and the Soldier,” with only an acoustic guitar to accompany her, the ENTIRE OUTDOOR THEATER WENT SILENT in awe. I would love to experience that magic again. She is an honest troubadour.

  27. Mollie January 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Need to see Suzanne….please!

  28. panda January 31, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    she’s a singer and a poet, i would kill to see this show!

  29. Kelly G January 31, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    I don’t usually go out on Wednesday nights, but to see and listen to Suzanne Vega would get me out of the house, and I would ask all of my friends to get tickets too so they could join me and my girlfriend for a wonderful night at the Aladdin Theater.

  30. Nathan miller January 31, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    Susanne Vega is part if my lifeblood. I have found that my discretionary spending money is no longer viable with the responsibilities of growing up and can’t afford to go. These free tickets would be the perfect recharge here in the deepest vagaries of winter. Thank you.

  31. Jeff Schwarm February 1, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    One thing that is always fun is recognizing the name of an artist, void of actual knowledge of their playlist, yet knowing that you’ve heard their music.
    Then winning tickets to their show and spending the evening saying, “I love that song… too!”
    Pick me… pick me:)

  32. Roni February 1, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    A night at the Aladdin with Suzanne Vega! Wow, that would be a blast! We’d love to see this show!

  33. SueRay February 1, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    She was brave to tackle child abuse through her songwriting. And I’m a former New Yorker still in love with my city of birth!

  34. Sian February 1, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    It would blow my mind to win these tickets! She’s such a prolific poet and gorgeous person too!! Can’t believe I have the chance, thanks.

  35. Lanya February 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I’d love to see Suzanne Vega, I’d bring my sister, she loves Suzanne Vega, too! What a beautiful experience, if we won! Thanks!!!

  36. holly February 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Would be an awesome show! Love to go!

  37. Toby February 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Amazing! She sets the bar high and I would love to see her magic in person.

  38. Oskar February 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    I would SO appreciate these passes. Thanks for considering.

  39. Mathew February 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    I have a really lovely girl that I want to take to this! Help me show her a great time?

  40. Cheryl February 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    I would love to experience her music in person!

  41. Eric February 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    Old enough to remember, and young enough to get out and get down with a legend for the 80’s… I’d love to enjoy an evening with Suzanne!

  42. Sabrina February 2, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    this would be an awesome first date option!

  43. Tricia Brand February 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Vega got me through my college years. Her songwriting is superb and the staying power of her music and artistry is something I still discuss with friends. So glad to see she is touring right now.

  44. Nora February 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    I would love to see Suzanne Vega! It would make my month.

  45. Marie February 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    I would love to see the show, and bring along a special guy that I’m hoping to impress with my awesome music taste ;)

  46. Cindy February 3, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    To be perfectly honest my husband and I need a date night really bad and we don’t have any money in the budget for tickets. Please make my month! PDX PIPELINE ROCKS! :)

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