Win Tickets ($24): Rockabilly Winter Ball @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, The Rainieros, Johnny7 and the Black Crabs + DJ Murphy

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rockabilly Winter Ball @ Crystal Ballroom on December 19. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 16.

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Big Sandy: Rockabilly Winter Ball @ Crystal BallroomRockabilly Winter Ball
Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, The Rainieros, Johnny7 and the Black Crabs + DJ Murphy
December 19, 2013
7 p.m. doors / 8 p.m. show | $20 ADV / $22 Doors | 21+

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

Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it’s been.

When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never dreamed that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little band that formed that afternoon.

Yet here I am, looking back over a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, that has put us in front of national television audiences, and – most importantly – that has given me the opportunity to play the music that I grew up having such a passion for – Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Doo-Wop… and now with the release of our new all-acoustic album “What A Dream It’s Been”, even a touch of Jamaican Rocksteady. Putting together the new record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP’s, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentations. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Fly-Rite Boys! Here’s to 25 more!
Big Sandy

#67 of the Crystal Ballroom’s “100 Nights”
Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola’s Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.

Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang – a performance by the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy on January 21 – the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal’s amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($24): Rockabilly Winter Ball @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, The Rainieros, Johnny7 and the Black Crabs + DJ Murphy

  1. Jill Truskolaski December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Sounds like soooo much fun. would love to treat my boyfriend to this night!

  2. Roger December 11, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Fun!! Would love to win these passes, for sure. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Tamara Colpitts December 11, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Would love to win these tickets and have a great swinging night….

  4. Chris Renning December 11, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Would love to see Big Sandy again.

  5. Marissa December 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    This sounds awesome, would love to go to one of these shows at the Crystal.

  6. Blake Longacre December 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Rockabilly and Big Sandy!? We saw them once and now we’re more broke than a hillbilly without his shanty! My girl and I would love to go!

  7. indika December 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Sounds like a great night. I have heard great things about the Crystal Ballroom, but have yet to experience the venue and the music will be rockin!

  8. Kimberly December 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    What a treat. Will be a fun night filled with great music.

  9. Bruce B December 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    This will be lots of fun! Would really enjoy this show!

  10. TomP December 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    These guys rock

  11. John December 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    It’ll be great to see all the swing dancers go flying in the air due to the spring loaded floor at the Crystal.

  12. Michael Bates December 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Would love to see this show, Rockabilly is in my soul. I’ll have my dancing shoes on for sure.

  13. Stacey December 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    How much fun this would be…

  14. Nasheena December 12, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    I want to win so I can bring my amazing husband on a fun night out! Please!!!

  15. Scott December 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  16. Elizabeth December 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    I would love to treat my husband to this! Since moving to Portland, we haven’t been able to check out a lot of venues so this would be awesome!

  17. Claire December 13, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    because I need to dance!

  18. Christopher Ames December 13, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Wanna wanna wanna.

  19. Karen Gillis December 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Love Big Sandy!!!

  20. Frank Byers December 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Time to break out the bolo tie.

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