Win Tickets ($70+): March Fourth’s 10th Anniversary Extravaganza @ Crystal Ballroom | Mobile Big Band, Circus Acts, Costumes

We are giving away a pair of tickets to all three events at March Fourth Marching Band’s 10th Anniversary Extravaganza on Sunday, March 3 and Monday, March 4. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend and which event. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 1.

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From our sponsors:
March Fourth Marching Band 10th Anniversary @ Crystal BallroomMarch Fourth Marching Band 10 Anniversary Extravaganza
Sunday, March 3, 2013 (2 shows)
All-Ages Matinee (with Joy Now Band)
Teens/adults: $11 adv/$14 dos.; Kids (age 4-12) $8 adv/$11 dos.; kids under 4: free
3 p.m. Doors | 4 P.M. Show
Purchase Tickets HERE

All-Ages Evening Show (w/Gamelan X and DJ GlobalRuckus)
MARCH FOR PETE (a fundraiser for Pete Krebs)
Teens/Adults: $15 adv/$20 dos/$10 student special
7:30 p.m. Doors | 8:30 p.m. Show
Purchase tickets HERE

Monday, March 4, 2013 (1 show)
10th Birthday Bash (w/ special guest)
21+ General Admission: $20 adv/$25 dos
8 p.m. Doors | 9 p.m. Show
Purchase tickets HERE

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

This mobile big band spectacular (known as M4 to fans) is a sonic party of electric bass, a diverse percussion ensemble and a brassy horn section, and a visual kaleidoscope of costumed dancing beauties, acrobatic stilt walkers, fire arts (venue permitting), hula-hoopers, and many more theatrics. The sound is huge, melodic, and dynamic, taking audiences on a musical journey around the globe. MarchFourth writes and performs its own material, and also draws inspiration from an eclectic range of worldwide influences, such as Eastern European gypsy brass, samba, latin, funk, afro-beat, big-band, jazz, and rock music, as well as television, film, circus, and vaudeville. With exceptional musical quality and memorable energy, and the spectacle of the dancers, M4 “rocks” with the best of them while entertaining the audience with an over-the-top explosion of performance, color and charisma.

MarchFourth Marching Band appeals to a wide range of people and has played hundreds of shows in all kinds of venues, including music festivals (Voodoo Experience, Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, SxSW, Lotus Festival, Festival International de Louisianne, Lightning in a Bottle, Oregon Country Fair, High Sierra Music Festival) and high-profile concert venues (Hollywood Bowl, Crystal Ballroom, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts), sporting events (NBA halftime shows, FIFA World Cup fanfest, and Cyclo-cross National Championships), corporate appearances (Volvo, Microsoft, Cricket Mobile), as well as community, civic and private events.

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76 Responses to Win Tickets ($70+): March Fourth’s 10th Anniversary Extravaganza @ Crystal Ballroom | Mobile Big Band, Circus Acts, Costumes

  1. Neal Spinler February 28, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    When I first saw M4 while living in LA, I was blown away. I was already considering moving to Portland and their performance sealed the deal. “Yes, these are the kind of people I want to be surrounded by.” Seeing them at the Sunday evening performance would be a great way to celebrate my 1 year anniversary as a Portlander!

  2. Holly February 28, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Hello! I’d love to attend the Sunday Matinee show with my son, to expose him to more live music in a fun way! Thanks!

  3. Travis February 28, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    OMG! I went a few years ago when I first moved down here from Alaska and haven’t had time to see them since. The 4 pm show would be great to take my gf to, as she’s never been! Cheers!

  4. Ren February 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Oooh! I would so love to surprise my husband by taking him to see MFMB at 4:00. We spent our honeymoon in New Orleans, and he has told me how wonderful this Portland marching band is. It would mean so much to both of us!

  5. Elena February 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    I’d love to go to the matinee! My four year old has seen march forth a few times and would squeal if we got to see them again, going to see fancy dancers on stilts is apparently more awesome than going to see yo gabbagabba!

  6. Alison Herorn February 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    I would love to attend the Monday night show. It sounds like a great way to beat the winter blues!

  7. SueRay February 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Nothing rocks the soul like brassy horns and stilt-walkers.

  8. Linn Harper February 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    This will be my 10 yr old granddaughter Harmony’s 3rd time seeing M4, and she’s as excited as ever to see them Sunday afternoon. Thanks for giving us a chance to win tickets!

  9. Philip Navarre February 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    10 Years! I think I first saw them 8 years ago at March Forth Monday at the Doug Fir

  10. Dana Corey February 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    March 4th is the quintessential Portland Band, quirky, weird and happy making. I love the sound and the show and will dance all night long at the Anniversary Show on Sunday night. I remember the exact moment I saw them for the first time, standing in an empty lot off Alberta getting ready to march during Last Thursday. Made our month. Thanks for the chance.

  11. jn February 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Monday night show – sounds like a fun surprise for the boyfriend!

  12. kate February 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    I went to their show at the Crystal last year and it was incredible! Would love to take my boyfriend to the Monday show this year.

  13. Katie February 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    I would love to go to the evening show on March 4th. I think they are the best, and my boyfriend has never seen them.

  14. Soco February 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I would like to attend because they are awesome and the show would be great to see. Thanks!!

  15. Jen February 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    I would love to go to the Monday show. I just heard about them for the first time last week, and they sound amazing!

  16. Krys Funkenjam February 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Just saw you on JamCruise, but my daughter was left behind. She needs M4 as much as I do. If I won tickets to the March 3rd all ages show, she would get to see how fabulous you are. Keep Portland Wierd!

  17. Heather February 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Absolutely LOVE M4!!! Would thoroughly enjoy free Tix!! Thank You! :)

    • Heather February 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

      To the actual Anniversary on March 4th, Please!! :)

  18. Sabrina Louise February 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    March Fourth Marching Band is absolutely one of the best live musical bands I’ve ever had the privileged of getting down and boogieing to. Their creative blend is inspiring! GloBalruckus is one of my most favorite electronic music makers ever, and Gamelan X I saw perform at Burning Man 2011 and was BLOWN AWAY by the incredible sound they showcase! I would adore hearing these performers together on one night, to celebrate with my community, in one of the best venues in town. March 4th evening show, please! XOXO

  19. Kimmy February 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    March 4th is my birthday! No, really!

  20. Kimmy February 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    And since March 4th is my birthday, I’d like to attend on March 4th. What a way to celebrate!

    • Krys Funkenjam February 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      If it really is your birthday, i think you can get in free just by showing your id at the door. It is something that they have done for years.

  21. AMD February 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to win these? March 4th is arguably one of our biggest breakout musical acts! They are weird, awesome, talented and fun!!

  22. Amanda February 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    I want to go to there…

  23. Brett N February 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to catch a March Fourth performance forever. Every time I’m either out of town or have prior commitments. It’s sad because they are like a part of my extended family: friends of my friends. I would so love to go to this show.

    • Brett N February 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Oh, and did I mention, my wife’s name is Joy. We love to go to the Sunday show right after our visit to OMSI!

  24. Al February 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    So much going on, it looks like a blast

  25. Amanda February 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    M4 on M4, of course

  26. Lily February 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    booooooogie down! love these guys! i wanna shake my butt at the crystal! sounds like an awesome venue to see these guys! help me celebrate my 21st birthday proper!

  27. kettles1008 February 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I would love to go to the Monday night show at the Crystal! They are so much fun and this would be awesome!

  28. April Ruth February 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Who doesn’t dig March Fourth? (oh yeah right the world is full of boring peeps- shudder… boring is the ultimate sin). If you could see my smile right now just thinking about it you would fix this contest for me to win! I would dig ANY of these shows (take my wacky kiddo if the early show on Sunday, or find a sexy galdate for the night time fun)- I would be the one with the really HUGE smile and the uber cray-cray… uh, I mean FUNKY moves!

  29. Rachael February 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    My favorite number is 6. I make art for a living, I have since the mid 90s. The economy is spanking me hard, and I want to have more fun. When my oldest son was 3, he met a March Fourth performer wearing a beautiful flamingo like costume, and he brazenly asked her her name and age. She said 23. He said ‘I’m 3 too!!!’ He kept seeing her perform for years, and declared his everlasting love. 9 years later, he’d like to go and see if she’s still waiting for him. I’d like to go and make sure she isn’t.

  30. Kelsey February 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I would be such a lucky gal to win these tickets! Awesome local talent, the crystal is always magical, I’m in!!! Come on lucky number 19

  31. David Carnese February 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Would love to take my kids to Sunday’s All-Ages Matinee. I think that they would have a blast.

  32. Jennifer Howard February 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    I would love tickets to the Sunday matinee, so I could take my daughter to see one of her favorite drummers, Ryan Moore, doing what he does! :o) She’ll be joining a marching band drum line next year, and what a great “out of the box” experience this would be! :o)

  33. Kjersten February 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    This week is the start of midterms…My friend and I deserve a break from studying. Sunday the 3rd works best for us.

  34. Winston February 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    I would SO appreciate these passes. Thanks!

  35. Emily February 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I’ve heard about this show, sounds like an amazingly great time, a perfect way to spend a Monday night! Monday! Monday night!!!

  36. Toby February 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Truly inspirational! I would love to take my “marching band niece” to this awesome show. (Mon night please)

  37. Lisa February 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    WHAT!?!? This is so neat! I have never seen this live but really want to see what it is all about. MONDAYplease.

  38. Bill Stewart February 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I’m tempted to bring my tuba . . .

  39. Heatherlee Harper February 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    We love to join in with March Fourth because my daughter, Harmony and I are bohemians at heart and feel at home when they come to town:)

    Thank you for coming back year after year!!!
    If you do choose us, we would love to attend the
    March Fourth Marching Band 10 Anniversary Extravaganza
    Sunday, March 3, 2013
    All-Ages Matinee (with Joy Now Band) – See more at:

  40. Erin S February 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    I wanna go! Please, please, please!!!

  41. Robb W February 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    would love to catch this!

  42. Tom February 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    yes, please. ;-)

  43. J February 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Music and costumes and circus! Gotta go!

  44. Tim February 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    I never win. Q:-\

  45. David Manning February 28, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Hey, If I win remind me to share the awesome comment that goes here!

  46. Olivia February 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    If you send me I will attend on roller skates!

  47. Lauren February 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    I love dancing my big butt off to March Fourth. I would prefer the Monday event.

  48. Carl February 28, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Oh man they are great and I have not been able to see them for so long. Let me go please! lol

  49. Tina February 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    March Forth is the Best! I saw them for the first time at the Country Fair. And last year I randomly saw them marching through downtown midday. Yes! They embody the spirit of Portland and Oregon. Funky, talented, daring, inventive fabulous fun. I would love to be able to go and bring some of my friends.

  50. Stacy February 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    bahhhh!!! I’m so excited about this! I would love love love to go to the Monday night show and rock it out M4 style!

  51. Scott February 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I would really like to see the sunday evening show.

  52. Anne P February 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    I would love to take my son to this, he has been experimenting like mad with pots and pans, getting different sounds!

  53. Mike Snyder February 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Please enter me into this contest! I would love to attend this concert. I saw them many times around Portland, but haven’t caught their show in a couple years. I hope to attend this event!

  54. Boomer March 1, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    Love to take the wife and 3 yr old!!

  55. Aaron March 1, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    A friend is only in town once in a blue moon and this is his favorite band and would make his year. Sunday night please!

  56. Ursa March 1, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    I would love to welcome my sweetie back to town with a big band salute ~ he has been on-the-road for weeks ~ Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening would be GREAT!

  57. Jeff March 1, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    Please pick me, i would love to see this with my partner.

  58. Mary Guptill March 1, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I’d love to see March Fourth on March 4th. Brings back highscool marching band memories. Although we didn’t have stilts.

  59. Danielle March 1, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    what what?? This sounds amazing. A must see. I must see. THIS.

  60. David Spencer Cullom March 1, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    I once found myself boogying down heavily to a March 4th jam, when it struck me I was dancing to a Britney Spears tune. I had a slight cringe, then continued to be one with it all. They rock the house!!! My witch doctor said I need more rocking, so send me their way.

    Sunday or Monday

  61. AMX March 1, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I march, you march, we march….. Really, I want to march with March Fourth on March 4…Please. Love this Band.

  62. [email protected] March 1, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    all these years, and i’ve never caught them. sadness. help me resolve this, as i gave up sadness for lent.

  63. Angel Campbell March 1, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    This sounds absolutely amazing… would be a great way to start my birthday month (yes, month, hee hee :). My husband and I would love to party at either the Sunday 7:30 evening or Monday evening show.

  64. birdonit March 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    M4 is one of the first bands I saw when I moved to Oregon, and that’s when I knew I came to the right place. I’d love tickets to the 8:30 pm show on Sunday!

  65. Nora March 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    March Fourth is the best! I would love to see them on the Monday show!

  66. seth francis March 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Yes please! Please let me be the one! I have been stuck in my house day after day, studying working and studying some more. I am going crazy and missing all the dancing and fun that makes Portland so amazing. March 4th band is one of my favorites, and a night of dancing is just what I need to recapture my sanity! I promise to be at the front dancing and sweating and shaking my butt in the name of PDX Pipeline. Help me remember why Portland is truly the place of music and fun to rival no other.

  67. Windy W. March 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    I would love to win a pair of tickes to the 21+ show on March 4th so I can gift them to a couple of friends who wouldn’t otherwise be able to come. I already have my tickets in hand! Good music with great feiends makes for fantastic memories!

  68. Ted Assur March 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    They’re phenom .must.see.

  69. Pat March 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I’ve never seen the March 4th Marching Band perform & have been passionately trying to do so since I moved to Portland 14 months ago. I must dance! and know they are the band to dance to – please give me that chance! As a 58-year-old mom, I still rock the house and am the last to leave the dance floor. I would love to see them perform Monday night & promise to represent!

  70. lotti March 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    i’m ready to “Rise up, rise up, rise up, rise up, rise up to the sky” and dance to in celebration of the march 4 – the monday, march 4 event.

  71. Leonard March 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Happy 10th, 3/4!

  72. dana wales March 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    I would love to go to either sunday show and the Monday event for a nice weekend break!

  73. Destry Brown March 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Would love to go to either Sunday show and the Monday show for my girls bday!

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