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Win Tickets ($50): Galactic @ Crystal Ballroom | New Orleans Funk and Jazz Jam Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Galactic at the Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, February 23, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 22.

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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Galactic @ Crystal BallroomGalactic
Saturday, February 23, 2013
8:30 p.m. doors | 9:30 p.m. show
$25-$32 | All ages
Purchase Tickets at

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

Galactic is proud to announce the February 2013 “Freeze Out Tour” which will embark from Mardi Gras in New Orleans before heading out west. The band will be joined by alternative hip-hop group LATYRX featuring Lyrics Born & Lateef the Truthspeaker. The groups have a history of collaborating together, most notably on Galactic’s album “From the Corner to the Block”. LATYRX will open eleven of the sixteen shows on the tour and can be expected to join Galactic for portions of their set along with guest vocalist Corey Glover (of Living Colour). After a stop in St. Louis at The Pageant the tour will head west with 2-night-stands in Denver and San Francisco. Galactic continues to tour on the strength of their modern Mardi Gras themed album Carnivale Electricos.

The band recently launched their first ever fan remix contest for the song Ha Di Ka (feat. Chief Juan Pardo & The Golden Comanche), in partnership with the popular remix platform Indaba Music. After over 1,000 entries, the top three remixes will be featured as a exclusive remix EP free download via on Jan 7th.

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53 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Galactic @ Crystal Ballroom | New Orleans Funk and Jazz Jam Band

  1. Stephen February 19, 2013 at 16:06 #

    Ok, here is the deal. I have NEVER won a PDX pipeline contest. And I have entered MANY. Please choose me to win this one as my first. Because I love this band. I saw them for the first time at my very first Waterfront Blues Fest this past summer. And they will be fantastic at the Crystal Ballroom. I am not sure what else to say other than… PLEASE CHOOSE ME!

  2. Ross Freeman Levin February 19, 2013 at 16:27 #

    From the first time I saw Galactic at the Six Rivers Brewery in Humboldt I’ve wanted to get in on another of their live shows. Hopefully this is the one providing me a blast from the past!?

  3. James Martin February 19, 2013 at 16:38 #

    Love me some rump shaking, hip swaying, heart pounding, sweat inducing Galactic funk!

  4. Fred February 19, 2013 at 16:41 #

    Would love to see Galactic at the Crystal. I’ve tried many times to win tickets here and have yet to succeed. Hope I get lucky this time.

  5. Melissa February 19, 2013 at 16:53 #

    Oh wow!! I am desparate to score a few of these tickets for this show! I would do anything, including slurp down a Rocky Mountain Oyster to win! I want to get my boogie on with the boyfriend! We would love a night out at ye ole Crys.

  6. april February 19, 2013 at 19:51 #

    I would like to invite my sister an her husband who live in junction city to a fantastic evening in portland, but I don’t have any money. we have never been able to invite them to party like portlandians do. Need those tickets

  7. Amy February 19, 2013 at 19:57 #

    Sounds like a great show!

  8. John February 19, 2013 at 23:43 #

    I would love to take my girl out on the town. We loves dancing, and Galactic just does it for us. Missed them at the Blues Fest, so would love to get another chance to go dance to their grooves. Twirl and Sway!

  9. Jessica February 19, 2013 at 23:53 #

    I Need a Galactic Fix.

    “Music is the language of the soul,

    dance is the language of the body.

    Body and soul, music and dance conceive an instrument

    of expression through which the spirit communicates.”

    – Maestro Hector Zaraspe

  10. Andrea February 20, 2013 at 11:24 #

    I could use a little funk to boogie out the blues!

  11. Mark February 20, 2013 at 12:34 #

    Döm ej allt du ser, Tro ej allt du hör, Gör ej allt du kan, Säg ej allt du vet, Förtär ej allt du har, Låt ingen veta vad du har i hjärtat eller pungen.

    Do not judge all you see, do not believe all you hear, do not do all you can, do not say all you know,
    do not eat all you have, let no one know what you have in your heart or in your wallet.

  12. Brooke February 20, 2013 at 14:25 #

    Love me some Galactic! Haven’t had the opportunity to see them live since a gig at the Double Diamond, in Aspen, Colorado 10 years ago. My appreciation for their music has just grown and grown ever since.

  13. Serena February 20, 2013 at 16:04 #

    My roommate has seen them live and he constantly raves about how great they are. I must experience them for myself!

  14. Heather Holcomb February 20, 2013 at 20:09 #

    Been missing NOLA so much… Would love to hear Galactic’s booty shakin rhythms with Latyrx, an old fave! Thanks!

  15. philip navarre February 21, 2013 at 05:44 #

    I say hey nah nah

    I.sayhey nah nah

  16. kait klug February 21, 2013 at 08:03 #

    The fleur de lis of funk is about to blossom in my soul! Let me celebrate the energy of this incredible band with the rest of Portland’s sweaty soul sisters and brothers. We’ve got to stick together.

  17. dana r February 21, 2013 at 12:30 #

    i would love to win because i have never seen Galactic and i really would like to !! yes, please. also i want to see the opening band.

  18. J February 21, 2013 at 12:43 #

    <3 Galactic

  19. Tessa February 21, 2013 at 13:32 #

    I would LOOOOVE to see Galactic!!! P-P-P-Pleeeease

  20. Kurt February 21, 2013 at 15:28 #

    Need some NOLA funk to combat the endless grey drizzle.

  21. Cory Shird February 21, 2013 at 15:29 #

    Bring on the funk!!!!!

  22. Kelsey February 21, 2013 at 15:33 #

    It’s jazz week here in pdx and I would like nothing more then to check out some sweet groovy tunes and blast off into funky outer space

  23. TJ February 21, 2013 at 15:41 #

    Woohoo Galactic! Lyrics Born is no House Man, but I’d love to see the boys in action one more time. Hook me up PDX Pipeline!

  24. lula February 21, 2013 at 16:09 #

    I’ve been seeing Galactic for more than a dozen years now, since The Houseman days. Always supporting these guys through the good and difficult times!

  25. Frank Byers February 21, 2013 at 16:11 #

    I missed Hot 8 and Rebirth this year, and would love to hear some NOLA jams.

  26. Tara February 21, 2013 at 16:19 #

    Because from the corner to the block you can’t stop the music

  27. Tara February 21, 2013 at 16:19 #

    Because, from the corner to the block, you can’t stop the music

    • Tara February 21, 2013 at 16:20 #

      or my commenting, apparently. . .

  28. P February 21, 2013 at 16:46 #

    I had a really stressful week and think groovin’ to Galactic is the perfect remedy!

  29. Anne P February 21, 2013 at 17:09 #

    My in laws are in town, so we’ll have a sitter – and can actually go out!

  30. Roy Nifoussi February 21, 2013 at 17:09 #

    Great band. Always worthy of seeing/hearing

  31. Laura February 21, 2013 at 17:16 #

    I gotta see Galactic funk it out, hear Corey sing with his soulful passionate voice. Along with bouncing really really high on the floor at the Crystal and have the best time of my life at the show. Please let me Hey Na Na with the band.

  32. Amanda Panda February 21, 2013 at 17:29 #

    Galatic is great and I’ve seen them many times over the years. As a pre-Waterfront Blues Fest fan, I’d really like to attend this show but there’s no way I can afford it since they got so popular. Alas, I’m glad to stand outside of the Goodfoot if I must but tickets to either event would be a splendid surprise! <3 <3 <3

  33. Mike Snyder February 21, 2013 at 17:48 #

    I would love to see Galatic, please enter me in the contest. Thank you for the offer Pdx Pipeline!! I am a big fan of Galatic, I love their New Orleans jamband style. I also love Stanton Moore and his side projects. This is a phenomenal band to see at the Crystal Ballroom.

  34. Scott February 21, 2013 at 17:49 #

    I want tickets!! My wife and I love Galactic!!! We are big fans and I will definitely score if I show up with tickets for this show as a 6month wedding present. Galactic was our first concert together, 5yrs. ago. She recently lost her job so we are trying to survive with just my salary if not I would totally buy the tickets.

  35. Jessica February 21, 2013 at 17:59 #

    Pick me so i have an reason to eat these mushrooms.

  36. Sam G February 21, 2013 at 18:23 #

    Pdx pipeline is the best, and I haven’t been to any PDX Jazz fest shows yet.

  37. Steve Ferrero February 21, 2013 at 19:31 #

    I keep managing to miss Galactic wry time they’re in town. This time with Lyrics Born and Lateef and Corey Glover?! I NEED this!

  38. Andrew February 21, 2013 at 20:37 #

    I’d like tickets because galactic makes my privates vibrate. And I like that. So can I please have some tickets? As you know, galactic makes my privates vibrate and I’d really like for that to happen. Thanks for considering it!

  39. Anonymous February 21, 2013 at 20:39 #

    Galactic is my fave. My wife and I would be so excited to go… We could use a great show together!!

  40. Amber February 21, 2013 at 21:50 #

    I would love to go to galactic because they are a fantastic band…and can’t afford tickets since I am the proud new owner of a coffee shop, thus broke! I have truly realized the emphasis of SMALL, when speaking of business ownership!!!

  41. diane February 21, 2013 at 22:19 #

    Just discovered this band through the song “Ha Di Ka’….it SPOKE TO ME, well, it SANG TO ME! Was singing it all day….moved here from New Orleans and need an NO fix if you please. Oh, and I’m a senior citizen and you need some diversity at the Crystal…Thanks.

  42. Dona johnson February 21, 2013 at 22:59 #

    I would love to win tickets to this show so that I could use the performance as the crucible within which I make sweet groovy dance magic intended to heal a very dear friends liver illness. He loves music and helped introduce me to y’all years ago in Eugene. Love+music+dance=healing
    For the Peace Warrior.

  43. Alex February 21, 2013 at 23:32 #

    My friend, Beth, has her birthday Sunday. I am taking her out in Portland, on Saturday. She lived in the NOLA area for a few years back. I would like to take “Crystal Beth” to the Crystal Ballroom to listen to some southern funk for her birthday. I would love to hear these guys live, and I know it would be special for her birthday. Can you hook us up? Thanks

  44. nikki whitehair February 22, 2013 at 06:18 #

    Please, pretty please with a lardo double burger on top!

  45. Norm Bone February 22, 2013 at 08:57 #

    This NOLA boy needs to see Stanton lay down the funk.

  46. Brianna February 22, 2013 at 11:16 #

    I love listening to “new to me” music. I’d love to win these tickets!

  47. Kevin Staley February 22, 2013 at 11:29 #

    I wanna go sooooo bad! Pick me please!

  48. Tim February 22, 2013 at 13:04 #

    Party of the year. I must attend.

  49. Roberto February 22, 2013 at 14:45 #

    We went to New Orleans in early Jan. of this year and we didn’t get to hear any New Orleans Funk and very little Jazz. I would be great to hear music I traveled hundreds of miles for right here in my back yard.

  50. Andrea February 22, 2013 at 14:45 #

    Dancing to live LA funky soul is my best medicine! Oh please pick me, pick me!!

  51. A.C. February 22, 2013 at 15:04 #

    Pick me!!! Please!!! I love Galactic and will truly enjoy this show. Thank you!

  52. Tina February 22, 2013 at 20:24 #

    It’s been about 10 years since I last saw Galactic. LONG OVERDUE!! Yes, please!

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