Win Tickets ($50): George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crystal Ballroom | Funk, Soul, 70s, Reggae

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, March 22, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 22.

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George Clinton @ Crystal BallroomGeorge Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic
March 22, 2013
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show | 21+
Tickets are $25-27
Purchase tickets HERE

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

George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Clinton started his career with the Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit with “I Wanna Testify” in 1967. Clinton then began experimenting with harmonies, melody, and rhythm, and taking cues from the psychedelic movement, forever setting himself apart from the Motown era.

By the early 1970s, the group’s tight songs evolved into sprawling jams around funky rhythms. They dropped the “s” from the band name and Parliament was born. Around the same time, Clinton spawned Funkadelic, a rock group which fused psychedelic guitar distortion, bizarre sound effects, and cosmological rants with danceable beats and booming bass lines. Funkadelic recorded a number of influential concept albums, including Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow, Maggot Brain, and America Eats Its Young.

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97 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crystal Ballroom | Funk, Soul, 70s, Reggae

  1. Stephen March 19, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Please choose me to win tickets to this show! I have never seen these guys.
    The wife is a huge fan. And I could score some serious brownie points if
    I suprise her with these tickets. Give her a break from the kids for one night please!

    • Rene' March 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      Hay meng…da best way to win stuff iz not beg like ju beg jer wife fer puddin’
      jes take it slow and watch it Grow…den ju get wat ju want…dis is a Public Zervice o jur National Deffence Zystematron from Funk-A-Dalia Jamatronizer Scoope-0-Lizer Bum like Me!
      Datz right…if ya call jer zelf Crap…den ja can zay crap ta da Werld!!
      An ja know I ztill Lovez Ya…even if I ztink so Loud!

  2. James Martin March 19, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    I borrowed George Clinton’s lighter backstage in 1995 at the Bumbershoot Hendrix Guitar Festival. I’d like to return it and this could be my only chance

    • Rene' March 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

      hay meng..if Geoge Clinton ever letz you borrow any-0-Hiz Funk-a-Delia….pleaze let me know.
      becauze Da lazt tine azk him fer ztuff..he just kept on Rockn’ like I waznt dare…zo…be Cool and let me anything…ok Bro…peaz!

  3. PressTEN March 19, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    I would LOVE to see George!! So much so I would even DYE my hair to look like his so I could get just as FUNKY!! Finals just got over and I am ready to dance away some stress!! I think my LOVING girlfriend would also enjoy accompanying me to this so we could Get Down!!!!

    • Rene' March 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

      Hay…datz a Gooood Idea…jes dye yer hair now and da ticket are in da mail!!!

  4. Anthony March 19, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    I would love to see this show. Do you ever REALLY give out tix???

  5. Tom March 19, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    I want me some of that funkaliciousness. Can only get that with some tickets! Pick me!

  6. Sprocket March 19, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    I have loved George and Pfunk since the first time I saw PCU as a child of the 90s. I can clearly remember dancing on the couch, singing along and wishing that I was already in college so I could attend such “awesome parties”. All these years later I still love funk and I’m especially greatful for the band that taught me what funk is, George Clinton And The Parliment Funkadelic. I have never seen them in person and this would totally fufill a childhood dream. (Also to up the ante even more – tomorrow is my birthday!) Thanks!

  7. M Siosal March 19, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    I have been lucky enough to get free tix from you in the past, but never to live ass-shaking music. My husband and I have been talking about going to this show for a while but can’t swing the cost of tickets ourselves.

  8. JobyT March 19, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Once in a lifetime to get this funky!
    Being a horn player, it would be soo fun to see this live!

  9. Jim E March 19, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    The Star-Child arriving from the Mothership !!! Bring on the Bootsy-Booty-shakin’ ! I need a blast of from your inter-galactic love gun. Master George, PDX needs your super-cosmic-fantasta-deliciousness. WE WANT THE FUNK

  10. Martin March 19, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Because I wants my funk funked up…obviously

  11. DZ March 19, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Make my funk the P-Funk!!

    I want to get Funked Up!

    Gimmie some!

  12. Travis Sandoval March 19, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    I want to win because I want to feel the funk deeeeeeeeeeep down in my soul. Please, give me some of that funky shit!

  13. Ariana March 19, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Could always use some more color in my life

  14. Ariana March 19, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Could always use some more color in my life~ Namaste

  15. Kent March 19, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Yes! Please take me to the mothership.

  16. Maggie March 19, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    Ran into and spoke to George at the Rolling Stones World Tour concert at the Wiltern Theatre back on Monday, November 4, 2002, but He wasn’t performing…

    Would love to see him again LIVE this time……..Oooooow, we want the funk; Give up the funk; Oooooow, we need the funk; We gotta have that funk!!!

  17. Jordan Hastings March 19, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I would like to attend this show to honor my friend Tyler back in Iowa City, IA. I had recently moved back to Iowa City from the Olympic peninsula, and was ignorant in they ways of real funk. Tyler opened my eyes to George Clinton, Parliament and Funkadelic. He would play albums at work and we would just get funky making sandwiches all night long. Our funky good times climaxed with live performances by an allstar cast of locals playing as WEFUNK, a Parliament Funkadelic tribute band.
    Now the only thing left is to see the mothership connection himself, and funk in his presence.

  18. Alli March 19, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    What a great show! I’d love to win tickets!

  19. Alicia March 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Thank you for that brief history, had no idea George Clinton was in a barbershop quartet ensemble. I’m ready to have my ears blown off.

  20. Siosal March 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    The mothership connection shouldn’t be missed due to lack of funds which is a big headache and I need the big pill: Dr. Funkenstein, ya dig?

  21. Valerie March 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Oh ya! Gotta have some Parliament.

  22. Tyler Moonboots March 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Hey I’d love to see this show George is the bomb me and my wife ate stoked to go word em up eh !

  23. Bill W. March 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    We want the funk tix
    Give up the funk
    We need the funk
    We gotta have that funk

    • Rene' March 21, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

      Hay…give dis guy Bill da Tikz…pleaze..hiz hurtin’ my earz wit all dat repetion about gettn’ tikz…hay Bill…I will talk ta dem and git ya tikz fer da whole Block Party meng…Ok…Bro!

  24. Mindy Barnum March 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    I’m feeling funky. Let’s funk it up.

  25. Sarah March 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Any amount of funk in Portland is most welcome in my books!

  26. Cory Shird March 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    Make my funk the P Funk!

  27. DeLoris March 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Top of the Chocolate Milky Way, 500,000 kilowatts of P.Funk-power.
    So kick back, dig, while we do it to you in your eardrums.

    ……I wants to get FUNK’d UP!!

  28. Linda Stone March 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    I wanna get funky – hope you choose me!!!

  29. Leonard March 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Love me some Parliament!

  30. Lindsey March 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    The real question is, who WOULDN’T want to go to this show? Lets get weird with George and the P-FUNK!

  31. Taylor March 20, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Just move to Portland with my boyfriend, haven’t gotten to do much in the city yet. He loves funk! Send us to see George Clinton, please!

  32. Danny March 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    A Parliment Haiku

    Oh Funkadelic
    You constantly funk me up
    with your tasty groove

    Bring me to crystal
    Friday is the perfect time
    to funk up portland

  33. Kelsey March 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Greetings PDX PIPELINE earthlings.. I would please like to win these tickets so I can return to the mother ship. I come in peace, funky funky peace

  34. B Ram March 21, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I am learning to dance, but don’t know how to yet. This type of music masks my lack of ability.

  35. Jill March 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Love George! Thank you for the chance to see him!

  36. Mark March 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Last time I saw Parliament was in KC in 95, it was the 25th anniversary of the mothership landing there. There were a bunch of people there who were at the show in ’75. It was amazing. Would love to go see them again.

  37. Neil March 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    We want da funk!!! Please ;)

  38. Tim L. March 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    I am a little low on funk. I need to get a top off.

  39. fidencio March 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    Craft beer + portland,Oregon + George Clinton = :-)

  40. Lauren March 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Because I spent hours listening to One Nation Under a Groove over and over again so that I could translate the lyrics in to Morse code, and then paint them on to a mannequin bust. I feel this would be a great way to reward myself for all of the hours of listening, translating and painting!

  41. Christine Gordon March 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    George is King of Funk in my opinion. So much great talent in Parliament and Funkadelic.! It’s been many years since I’ve seen George and his bands in action. I would LOVE to get my groove on tomorrow night!!

  42. Daniel March 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    I want to go because I REALLY need to get funked up right about now!!! For real…

  43. kat March 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Ain’t no Pahtay like a P-Funk Party … lets get the funk over there and shake that a**.
    Love me 2 tix puuhhhleasseeeee :)

  44. Julia March 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    Exactly what a girl needs at the end of a long term teaching kiddos… Funk me up!

  45. Marie March 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Just getting a divorce after 33 years of marriage and I really need to get my funk on!! Ready to be funked up! Ticket me please.

  46. Brendan White March 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    I won this contest! Yaaaaaaay!

  47. Ed March 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    My favorite Clinton by far! George is the funkiest purveyor of interplanetary groove on the planet. I would love to feel the power of the P-Funk in PDX tomorrow night! Live funk is great for the body and soul. This is truly music that you can feel and be transformed by. My DNA needs a healthy dose of Parliament Funkadelic! Gotta have some funk!

  48. Sara Hemmer March 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    I fell in love with George Clinton and Portland the same weekend about fifteen years ago! My best friend and I were rockin the bouncy floor at Crystal and having a funkadelic time. After a few drinks and good vibes, I proclaimed that I decided to move to Portland (from KY!
    Well it took twelve years and a few more George Clinton shows to make it happen. Best decision I’ve made.
    This would make a great anniversary show celebrating lifelong friendship, fun and funk the rest!!

  49. Tiffany Andrews March 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I have wanted to see him since I was little! LOVE! I have worked 80 hours a week for three weeks, and a little funk would be a nice break!

  50. Marsha March 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    I remember the first time I saw PCU, the amazing 90s version of Animal House featuring a live ridiculous performance from the one, the only, George Clinton. I immediately got funkified and vowed to someday see him perform. Help me achieve my funky goal PDX Pipeline!

  51. alan silver March 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    I’m a student of funk, soul, jazz and I essentially live in the 70s, musically. I would love to be at this show and let the groove soak into my skin… (and I have a dude I’d love to be grooving with, at this show)… thank you!


  52. Tyler March 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Please, I want to turn this mother out!

  53. Grant March 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    gotta get that funk!

  54. Greg March 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Pick me. I’m unemployed, yesterday was the shittiest day I’ve had in pdx in years, and I love to dance. The mother ship could lift my spirits <3

  55. Marla Devyne March 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    OMG! I would so love to win tix to this show! George Clinton Funks like no other!

  56. Roni March 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Sounds like a blast. Would love to surprise my partner with these tix!

  57. Phil March 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I want the funk…

  58. Grace Andrews March 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Please choose me to win these tix! I ‘deserve’ to win because next Friday is my birthday and I’m too broke (I work at a startup) to afford a awesome bday present for myself, such as watching George Clinton and Parliament perform!!!!

    ALSO, I’m new to PDX and it’d be a great way of proving to my friends back on the East Coast, that the left coast really is the best one!!!

  59. Amanda March 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    This concert falls on my 30th birthday, for reals. I have plans to hang out elsewhere because I can’t afford these tickets. But I’ve always very much wanted to see George Clinton live and would be astonished if I won tickets to the Funk on my bday! Now that’d be a rad surprise…!!!

  60. Denise March 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    I really need to go to this show. I need my funk back.

  61. Cora March 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    I would LOVE to see P-Funk live!!!

  62. Rod Wilson March 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    I would like to take my girlfriend so she doesn’t kill me with a rusty steak knife for watching too much March Madness. I will not see it coming.
    Please and Thank You.

  63. TJ March 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Give me tickets and I promise to tear the roof off the mutha suckah!

  64. cc March 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Wouldnt want to be anywhere else on March 22nd but the crystal ballroom watchin the Funk Master himself!

  65. Eric March 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    With the mothershilp landing, I’d be elated to represent the Pipeline and greet them in eager fancy dancy fashion!!!

  66. BettyJean March 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    And, another dance party not to miss

  67. mary b March 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    Detroit girl has ants in her pants and she needs to dance and get down for the funk of it!

  68. Keri March 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Haven’t seen a show in ages, I would be so grateful to go to see this most righteous of dudes.

  69. Pamela March 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    Pick me!! I am a huge fan!!! I will dance all night!

  70. Jen March 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    I wanna get funky so bad! Will be checking email all day tomorrow to see if I won!!!!!

  71. Denny March 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    I’m in a funk and I need a funk blast to break out of it!!!

  72. Josh March 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Make my funk the p funk!

  73. Stacey March 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    Would love to go!

  74. Anne March 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    I can bring it. I can bring the funk. I really can.

  75. Amanda March 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    It’s my best friends last night in Oregon since she just finished college this week! I really want to be able to go with her and all my friends that managed to snag tickets before they sold out! Help me out!

  76. Jeff Betts March 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Ain’t no party like a P-Funk party cuz a P-Funk party don’t stop!

  77. Bill Stewart March 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Funk me up!

  78. Diane March 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Everybodys got a little light under the sun!

  79. Scott March 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Funk yeah

  80. Jenette March 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    I don’t have a great story–I just love funk and can’t afford to purchase a ticket to the show. I’d love to win.

  81. Krissy Dodele March 21, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    I want to get funked up on a date with my hubby!

  82. Justin A March 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    My girlfriend is going to flay me if I don’t get her something for her birthday tomorrow.

  83. Rene' March 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    I think diz makes number 77.
    Zo I can tell ju zomething Rasta Mell from da Wailerz toll me…he zay…hay…did ju really live on Hope Road meng…I toll him…Yeah…gway would I toll ju songthin I d0n do.
    Ofcourse I live dare…an da neigborhood haz doze Yello and Tourquize Houzez with Green and Purple trim…meng…I thought I had eaten too many fermented Mangoz dat day…but hay…wat da Funk…I jus lo dem…I don care wat day zay about me..I jus wanna Rock da Houze zideways to were da Freeway iz and watch it zlip into da Zunzet…OoooH YeeasKh!

  84. Mr Karl Michael Jacobson March 22, 2013 at 7:36 am #


  85. Shawn March 22, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    The show is sold out… but I Want The Funk and to help Tear The Roof of That Sucker!!!! What is the best way to win tickets?… Construct an altar to the Prime Minister of Funk and start a church? Begin a national campaign to push Dr. Funkenstein for the next president? Just tell me and I will begin today!!!!

  86. Don Schwarz March 22, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    “Put a glide in your stride, a dip in yo’ hip and come on up to the mothership”
    ― George Clinton

  87. JL March 22, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Legendary, that’s all that needs to be said. I hope its not to late to get into the drawing. It would be incredible to see these guys live! Been listening to them for longer than I can remember. Always wanted to see them, but have never had the opportunity or ability to. Winning these would be amazing.

  88. Ditty Nicolaides March 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    I’m a funky grandma! And I NEED to see this!

  89. Jordan March 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Because unlike most Portlanders who attend this show I will actually dance! They play the funk to get your body moving! Quit standing on your heels with your arms folded across your chest Portland, Groove!

  90. Funk Palace of the Universe March 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Bless my psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoodoochasin’ soul! Not even that notorious villain, Sir Nose D’voidoffunk, could deny that this is a chance… this is a chance… to dance our way… out of our constrictions. And boy, by the glide in my stride and the dip in my hip, I surely do need to get on board the Mothership. I needs my George and my Bernie and my Bootsy, y’all. I needs ’em baaaad. So bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay, this atomic dog will forever shed funky blessings on you for some tickets!

  91. Alaena March 25, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Because I need to bounce-funkified with all you beautiful people!

  92. Marny February 3, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Contrary to what Old Greg says I believe George Clinton has kept the funk alive!! I believe that these tickets should be mine because I don’t want to lose my groove. Please PDX Pipeline help keep my funk alive!!!

  93. Jessica Reid March 6, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    I want to dance the night away! I saw George once with Maceo Parker on the Seattle waterfront almost 20 years ago- I would love to see him again!

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