Win Tickets ($30): Portland Mardi Gras Party w/ Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Crystal Ballroom | High Energy Swing, Funk, Hurricanes

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Crystal Ballroom’s Mardi Gras party with Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 8.

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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Portland Mardi Gras Party w/ Cherry Poppin Daddies @ Crystal BallroomMardi Gras Party w/ Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Dr. Theopolis, Urban Sub All Stars
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
$15 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at

Crystal Ballroom
1332 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info:

Enjoy great music and Hurricanes crafted with Edgefield Distillery Three Rocks Rum, and Mardi Gras beads at the Crystal Ballroom’s Mardi Gras Party!

The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2009, with the honor of an induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame; joining other notables such as Robert Cray and Doc Severinsen.

The Daddies brand of high-energy swing music has for years had the unique ability to bring generations together. It’s the only band around where high school aged Psychobilly scenesters and their grandparents can come together dancing in the same audience. As a result, the Daddies have an impressive range of popularity that makes them a hit with colleges, festivals, casinos and fairs. Onstage, the Daddies have enough of an edge to not come off as bland or plastic, and more than enough chops, class and style to satisfy any orthodox jazz fanatic.

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57 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Portland Mardi Gras Party w/ Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Crystal Ballroom | High Energy Swing, Funk, Hurricanes

  1. Shaun February 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Love ’em Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Brings me right back to my swinging 90s heyday!

  2. Andelain February 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I’d love these tickets so the husband and I can dance together to that music while we leave the new little one with the grandparents!

  3. Lynn February 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Zoot shoot those tickets on over to me!

  4. Jeff February 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    They were my first real concert fourteen years ago. I’ve loved them ever since.

  5. Erica Rosser February 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    THIS is gonna be a killer show!

  6. Liberty Martinez February 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Never really experienced live swing music until this fall in a park in southeast Portland. The Crystal Ballroom is great venue. Would love a chance to go!

  7. Amy February 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    One of the best concerts I’ve been to is The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

  8. Brittany February 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    I have never seen Cherry Poppin Daddies, I love the Crystal Ballroom and I would like to practice my swing dancing skills with my sweetheart :) these tickets would make a great valentines/anniversary gift for me and my sweetie <3<3

  9. Ed DiMond February 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Love ‘me some Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
    Just wanta Dance.

  10. ClaireH February 6, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    I’d like to win, because I’ve never been to a Cherry Poppin’ Daddies show. Pop my Cherry!

  11. Sara February 6, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    AHHHHH!!! I want to go to a ball :D

  12. Eve February 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    My boyfriend is moving to Hawaii in less than 2 weeks. I would really like to win so we can do something fun & memorable before we part ways. Please pick me (us). It would mean the world to us!!!

  13. Roya February 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    I would love to go to this! Looks incredible!

  14. Ben February 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Oh man I love me some funk! and I have never seen the Cherry Poppin daddies and would be soo grateful to win a night on the town with my sweet love and go dancing and meet new friends! Pick mee, I wanna go to the crystal and get that good energy out!

  15. Nhia vue February 7, 2013 at 2:11 am #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mardi Gras and want the best crowd to tear it up with!!!! pick me pick me!!!

  16. Jamie February 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    This would be amazing! Nothing delights me and horrifies others quite like pretending I know how to swing dance on a crowded dance floor. Would you deny a girl such pleasure?

  17. Kimmy February 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Love the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies! I use to go see them when I was in high school many moons ago.

  18. kettles1008 February 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I love the Crystal and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies! This would be so much fun!

  19. J February 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    just moved to pdx from the Big Easy, feeling a little homesick, would love to party for mardi gras

  20. Claire February 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    funny thing, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies was the first concert I ever went to. It’d be great to go again 15 years later!

  21. Nancy February 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    This would be so great. My family is from New Orleans!! The music sounds so great! Pick me, pick me!

  22. Alex February 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    because i like to party1

  23. Rick February 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Cherry Poppin Daddiooos

  24. Heidi February 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Mardi Gras in Portland! Yes please!!

  25. Ava February 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I am disabled and rarely am able to get out and enjoy anything because of mobility issues and absolutely no income. My life has been pretty much in the crapper since I lost my job due to my medical problems almost 2 years ago. I could really use a win. I love the Cherry Poppin Daddys, basically any live music is awesome.

  26. amber February 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    This event sounds so rockin’! Who doesn’t love the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies? I’d like to attend because I wanna dance my ass off (in a classy way).

  27. Frank Byers February 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I haven’t seen CPD since the 1980s, and my girlfriend has never seen them.

  28. Bianka February 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are great! Would love to go!

  29. Anne February 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    This would make Tuesday totally P-H-A-T!

  30. Sherry February 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Hi, I’m one of those people that thinks they’ll never win anything. PROVE ME WRONG! I’d love to go to this & I’ll even bring some of my hard-earned beads from last years Mardi Gras :-)

  31. April February 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras.

  32. Wednesdey February 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Sounds like a great night of dancing!

  33. Kelsey February 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    I would LOVE a reason to get dressed up!! I’ve never been to a true Mardi Gras party, or even a masquerade for that matter.. this would be funnnn!

  34. Angie February 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Send these Swing Kids!! We would love to hit the dance floor!!

  35. Kathryn February 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Sounds amazing!

  36. Andrew Makhobey February 7, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    I would really like to win these for the possibility to take my wife as she turned me on to this group and we really enjoy there music. This would be fun to have a Cherry Poppin night!

  37. panda February 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    i’m ready to swing, sweetness!

  38. Jody C February 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    I love the music and need the right place to celebrate mardi gras and have the night off, the boyfriend ready….just need the tickets and I can swing the night away.

  39. Michelle C February 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are FUN! Would love to see them with my DH and without our 2 kids! ;)

  40. chris February 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm #


  41. Michaela February 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    I’m single and I need some High Energy Swing with my gals!

  42. Dana Wales February 8, 2013 at 12:17 am #

    Missing my louisiana celebrations let me go!

  43. Destry Brown February 8, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    Wanna take my sweetie so so bad!

  44. Ragnar February 8, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I’ve always wanted to see them in concert.

  45. Sean February 8, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Talk about staying power: The Daddies are the first concert I saw when I moved to Bend in ’92. Would love the chance to see them two decades later.

  46. Eric February 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    A slicked back, zoot suitin’ good time, yes please!!

  47. Deb February 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    This sounds like a fun time. I would love to take my husband to dance the night away.

  48. bree Melton February 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    This would be an awesome way to celebrate Mardi Gras, since we cant be at the real thing. Cherry Poppin Daddies would bring down the house and. Have an excellent chance to shake our tail feathers all evening. I would live the chance to attend a Mardi Gras celebration, here in PDX, as my travel plans were cancelled to be in New Orleans

  49. Jessica February 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Cherry Poppin’ Daddies rock! Have loved them for decades!

  50. Hannah February 9, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    I would be so excited to win these… I started listening to these guys in high school and have never gotten over how cool they sound! And I love to dance!

  51. sheridan February 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    If you can’t be in Nawlins for the music, THIS is the band to listen to in Portland!

  52. Robyn P February 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Haven’t seen the daddies since they played at La Luna in SE 18years ago. So much fun!!!!

  53. Matt February 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    I am well zoot-suited to attend this event.

  54. Angie February 11, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Well…..I would love to bring my “Drunk Daddy”and “Shake our Lovermakers” while watching the “Cherry Poppin’ Daddy Strut” !!

    Guarantee we will have a “Zoot Suit Riot”!!!

  55. Arlen February 12, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Love to go to the mardi gras portland version

  56. Carlita December 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I want to take my new orleans native friend to see what wonders portland has to delight our senses this mardi gras! And to dance till im channeling the great beyond laced with colorful beads!!

  57. Jason December 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Why do I want to go?
    Because Mardi Gras in Portland suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. And I want to go to a party which breaks this tradition.

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