Win Tickets ($40): Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Alhambra Theatre | Jamaican Ska, Flamenco, Samba, Rockabilly, Soca, Glam Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Alhambra Theatre on July 27. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 22.

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Cherry Poppin Daddies @ Alhambra TheatreCherry Poppin’ Daddies
w/ lounge pre-show sponsored by KZME

July 27, 2013
6 p.m. Doors / 8:30 p.m. show | $15-$20 | 21+

Alhambra Theatre
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97215

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.

The band emerged in the late 80’s with a style that wed the energy of contemporary rock and roll with influences from the golden age of the American songbook- the 30’s and 40’s. Prime compositional influences include: Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford, Duke Ellington, and Louis Jordan. In addition to a main course of very hip influences, the Daddies don’t hesitate to garnish the plate with touches of more exotic fare: Jamaican Ska, Flamenco, Samba, Rockabilly, Soca, and even Glam Rock!

Their classic album of 1998, Zoot Suit Riot- The Swingin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, went double platinum. Propelled by the mega hit single that has become one of those staples in the canon of fun American pop; Zoot Suit Riot still hangs in there right along side Celebration and YMCA on wedding reception dj’s playlists, and sporting events, from sea to shining sea.

The Daddies touring history has included the requisite panoply of swanky, uptown affairs over the years; from the tony Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, to the Playboy Jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl, to a performance, sandwiched on a bill between General Colin Powell and Dana Carvey, for hundreds of dot com CEO’s at a convention held in a blimp hangar in Silicon Valley!

They have appeared on: The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Dick Clarks New Years Rockin’ Eve, The View, and were the sole musical act featured in a tribute to Duke Ellington in an hour long special on American Movie Classics.

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33 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Alhambra Theatre | Jamaican Ska, Flamenco, Samba, Rockabilly, Soca, Glam Rock

  1. matt July 16, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

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    • Nicolas Pettis July 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

      I’ve been wanting to go to this show with my friends so badly, but I can’t afford the tickets! Please let my dream come true and let me finally see the fantastic Cherry Poppin’ Daddies!

  2. Tamara Colpitts July 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    I just <3 this band and would love to see them live. My husband would be so stoked to finally see them, too…. Would make a great date night for us.

  3. Colette Cassinelli July 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    “Zoot Suit Riot throw back a bottle of beer” Who wouldn’t want to hear the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – I would!

  4. Zach Paredes July 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    I am listening to cherry poppin daddies in the central library right now,

  5. Brian July 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    These guys a a hoot. Its impossible to listen to them without a smile on your face. I can only imagine the dance floor when these guys hit the stage.

  6. Matt Leamy July 17, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    I’d love to go see them again. It’s been too long.

  7. Kaitlin Fitzgerald July 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Saw them at Dante’s for my bday and it was amazing show. Can’t wait to see them again and would love a little help with tickets. Can’t afford it otherwise. Crossing my fingers :)

  8. Heather July 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    I saw them last year at the Oregon Brewers Fest and it was such a great show. I’d love to see them again.

  9. Mathew July 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    This is going to to be great! I want to see it.

  10. amber July 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    i’d like to see my father in law enjoy himself for once at an event he may enjoy. i haven’t seen him smile about much in over a year.

  11. Bill Stewart July 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Love it!

  12. Cory Shird July 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    I’m down with CDP!!!

  13. rhonda July 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Love the CPD they are an awesome big time band. Live has got to be orgasmic. Such sound! Such music!

  14. Matt Garner July 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Great band. .. would love to see them!

  15. April July 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    My bf likes this band and he deserves a break.

  16. Aaron July 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    My wife would love this as a date night!

  17. Kyle July 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I want to win because I was at the rock and roll hall of fame when they were inducted, and they are awesome!

  18. Brian July 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Pyschobilly + ska makes the perfect date night.

  19. Mikey B July 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Would love to check out this newish venue with a cleric Oregon band.

  20. Jason July 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    i used to love this band, it’d be awesome to see them live

  21. Leon July 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    any excuse to go out dancing sounds good to me

  22. Tina July 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    i’ve got a perfect new dress that I can show off for this show

  23. Alex July 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    because it would be lovely

  24. Mollie July 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    me, me, me…..

  25. Ashley July 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Because I want to jitterbug with my lady!

  26. panda July 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    same night as neil. oh no!

  27. Coral July 19, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    I saw these guys 15 years ago to the week!

  28. Carl July 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Gotta love the Daddies, have not seen them in years and would be stoked to go

  29. Amy July 19, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    I saw the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies one time and it was one awesome show. I’d love to see them again!

  30. Scott July 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Sound like fun.

  31. Quinn July 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I think I would win best girlfriend of the year if I were able to take my bf to this show and he needs a reason to break out his Mask costume.

  32. melissa July 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    I would like to go because rockabilly makes my butt hole tingle.

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