Win Tickets ($79): Matt Nathanson & Gavin Degraw @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Folk, Rock, Pop, w/ Christian Burghardt

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Matt Nathanson & Gavin Degraw @ Oregon Zoo on June 27. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 16.

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Mat Nathanson & Gavin Degraw @ Oregon ZooMatt Nathanson & Gavin Degraw
w/ Christian Burghardt
June 27, 2014
Doors 5 p.m. / Show 6:30 p.m. | $39.50 – $59.50 | All Ages

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

The Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series is presented by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, the Oregon College Savings Plan, and Banfield Pet Hospital. With media support from

Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.” The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, while also resulting in appearances on such national television shows as David Letterman, Ellen,Conan O’Brien, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray and The CMA Awards to name a few.

Additionally, his songs have been featured in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor,Vampire Diaries, American Pie and 90210. Modern Love, his previous studio album, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and topped the iTunes Pop Chart. It featured the hit singles “Faster” and “Run” – the latter featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Nathanson’s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Matt Nathanson’s ninth studio recording, Last of the Great Pretenders, will be released on July 16th. The new album is available for preorder via, iTunes, and Produced by Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LP.

Gavin DeGraw’s powerful new album MAKE A MOVE is a victorious and creative musical return. On the follow-up to 2011’s Sweeter, Gavin DeGraw has experienced a creative and commercial renaissance displaying his even more focused vocal and artistic talent, his assured energy, musically expanded palette, and sharp, detail-driven lyrics.

Those who saw DeGraw perform while on tours with Maroon 5, Train, and Colbie Caillat over the past two years have seen his growth and maturation as a performer occur before their eyes. “Making music is still what I’m most passionate about,” he says. “It’s the one thing I’ve always identified with. It’s what I did when I got sent to my room as a kid, and what I did on the way home from a ballgame. You can’t help it; it’s just your thing. So I was lucky enough to have something that pulled me in so aggressively. It’s either this or go to therapy,” he says with a laugh.

That passion has only come across more in DeGraw’s live performance. Having been hailed as “a true showman…” while “…keeping his fans screaming and singing along throughout the performance,” Gavin continues to push the envelope on stage while selling out amphitheaters nationwide and becoming a must see act.

Now a Grammy nominated artist for his recent work on “We Both Know,” the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film, “Safe Haven,” DeGraw will treat fans to a nationwide summer tour with singer-songwriter Matt Nathanason.

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85 Responses to Win Tickets ($79): Matt Nathanson & Gavin Degraw @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Folk, Rock, Pop, w/ Christian Burghardt

  1. Christine May 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Love these two guys! Would love to attend :)

  2. Giselle Waters May 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    I’d love to attend! I saw Matt Nathanson at a concert in the park years ago and would love to see him again!

  3. Tim May 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Two great musicians appearing at a great venue, who wouldn’t want to go? I’ve never seen them live but would love to take the wife on an outing!

    I would appreciate some free tickets, Thank You!

  4. Sian May 6, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    These east coast guys are both earthy, natural born poets. I’d just be in seventh heaven to be able to attend, rain or shine!

  5. Wendy May 6, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Love both of these guys! Saw Matt Nathanson when he was in town last year and had a great time!

  6. Yume May 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    Looks like a good show!

  7. Ilesha May 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    Pick me!

  8. Michelle May 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Sweeeeeet show! I want to go!

  9. Maggie May 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    2 dynamic showmen at an outdoor venue.. I have some mad hope that you will choose me!!

  10. Ryan May 7, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    I love concerts at the zoo!

  11. Jessica May 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    I’m not very familiar with these artists but they sound like good ones to know.

  12. Amy May 8, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    I’m a huge Gavin fan. I’ve traveled far and wide to see him and this would be a wonderful way to connect with an old friend from college.

  13. Roger May 8, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    Matt is a very entertaining performer and talented songwriter. Love his songs and would really enjoy this show. Thank you for the chance at free tickets!!

  14. Lorelee May 8, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    What a combination! They are both brilliant! Seeing 1 is great, but both is truly a treat…and at the Zoo no less. Would love to get tickets to this show.

  15. Linda May 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Matt and the Zoo what could be better.

  16. April May 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert and I would love to go.

  17. April May 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    This looks wonderful! I love hearing music outdoors and the cool, relaxed vibe.

  18. Michelle May 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    I have tried to see Gavin DeGraw the last two times he has come to Portland and it hasn’t worked out either time. The first time, my partner wanted to buy tickets to see him when he performed on the Portland Spirit (?), but it was a 21+ show and it was just a few months before my 21st birthday. The second time was when he was performing for the Script and Train. Due to traffic (and my sister in law getting to our house too late) we didn’t make it to the venue until Gavin’s last song :-( I would absolutely love to go see him perform at the zoo because I just proposed to my partner there in December during zoo lights for our 4th anniversary (she said yes by the way). Let’s hope the third time trying to see him is a charm! :-)

  19. Carly May 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    Sweet Sauce!!

  20. Anne May 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    I turn 30 the day after this concert; what a great way this would be to start the birthday celebration! Plus, I’m a fan of both Gavin Degraw and Matt Nathanson!

  21. Mary Blue May 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm #


  22. Barbara May 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    I’m looking forward to my first summer in Portland and a concert at the zoo would be a great kickoff!

  23. Scott Worthington May 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    I would love to see Matt again, and Gavin to boot, being at the Zoo is just a huge plus

  24. Ryan May 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    I love Zoo Concerts!! I used to work there but I haven’t been to a concert in a long time. Also, country music is the bomb.

  25. Rebecca May 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    How fun!

  26. Jen May 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    So excited for perfectly Portland summer zoo concerts!! :-)

  27. Anne May 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    I will pack a pic-a-nic basket.

  28. Lauren May 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    An awesome show and a great way to celebrate my birthday!

  29. Nadine May 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Have lived in PDX just over three years and haven’t been able to experience the Zoo Concerts for one reason or another- let’s just say things have been a little difficult “in this economy” – would LOVE to experience it this year with this concert. Please pick me so my hub and I can have a MUCH deserved night out! My eternal gratitude will be yours!

  30. rene May 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    OMG zoo concert !!!! I always love to go to the zoo because it always takes away all my bottled up tension when I see those cuties animals there ! I love the Oregon zoo so much that I’ve been there for 8 times already even I have only been in Portland for one month !!!!! Im not native :) What makes me even wanna win this ticket more is that I love music too !!!! music + zoo would be the perfect atmosphere to relax myself ! Please give me the chance to win this so that I can have a great start for my summer break. Thank you soooooo much !

  31. Lauri May 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    OMG, what a treat. I’ve adored these two for a long time. Hoping for a sunny, warm, lovely evening. <3

  32. Dave G May 8, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    I’ll give your car a summertime car wash, if I win these!!(Tires Included! )

  33. Frank N May 9, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Still have never been to a concert at the zoo! Would love to see these guys there for sure!!

  34. Penny Ardissone May 9, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    Love them both but have never seen them in person. Would love to go!

    Thx PDX Pipeline!

  35. Thomas May 9, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Zoo concert! Yay!

  36. Allie May 9, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    I love concerts at the zoo! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  37. Sandi May 9, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Summer time fun @ the Oregon Zoo with fabulous music, doesn’t get any better than that!

  38. Brooke May 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Sounds like something I’d really like and I always like discovering new music!

  39. Candy May 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    I would LOVE to get picked to go to this concert!


  40. Jackie Burnett May 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    My neighbor always invites me to the Zoo concerts. This would be my way of paying her back!

  41. Nicole May 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    This seriously sounds like the greatest concert ever! I would love to go experience their beautiful music on a warm, Portland summer day at the zoo! :)

  42. Cindy M May 10, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    I would love to see Gavin degraw! Reminds me of the highschool days.

  43. Dot May 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    nothing like a blanket and concert at the Zoo. lots of family memories their. Love to go

  44. Beck May 11, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    I am now entered. I atleast have a chance to win.

  45. Madison May 12, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    Oooooh this sounds so FUN! Let’s do it!!!!!!!!

  46. Megan May 13, 2014 at 4:33 am #

    PLEASE LET ME WIIIIIN!!!! Thank you :-)

  47. Britni May 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    I would love to go! Never Seen him or been to a concert but I’d be so cool to finally go. Also heard hes a great artist and i would love to see him play.

  48. Cory May 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Waaaaaaaaahooooooooooooooo at the Zooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

  49. Candace R. May 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    I do love Matt and the zoo.

  50. Cindy Mai May 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    I would love to win a pair of tickets for my boyfriends birthday on the 28! That would be such an amazing surprise for him!

  51. Naomi May 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Would love to see both these guys play!

  52. Cory May 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Zoooooo Me baby!!!!!!!!

  53. Jennifer Kerns May 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    I would love to see the concert! I have not been to the zoo concerts in a while. Thank you.

  54. Elise May 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Still have never been to the zoo or a zoo concert! Love to go!!

  55. Penny Ardissone May 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Sounds amazing! Would love to go!

  56. Teresa May 15, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    These guys are two of my favorite artists…put them at the zoo in the sun and it sounds like an amazing night! Would love to go!

  57. Kelli May 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Yes, please!!

  58. Tom Popowich May 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    I’m in

  59. Yvette May 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Oh my! Me please! I love Gavin and have never been to a zoo concert. I’ve heard they’re wonderful.

  60. Barbara May 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

    Hot Hot Hot! I’ll take it.

  61. Michele C. May 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    Yes please oh please oh please oh please. And thank you.

  62. Kasey May 16, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    I have loved GD since the day OneTreeHill started! PLEASE send me to the concert!!!

  63. Jo May 16, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    I would love to see these guys play!! Love the ZOO but have never been to a concert there. Here wonderful things about it!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!!

  64. Teala May 16, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    I have not been to the zoo concerts and would love to attend!

  65. Guinevere May 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    I have never gotten to go to a zoo concert, and I’d really like to see these guys.

  66. Jenny Zhu May 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    Love them, the zoo and would love to attend!!

  67. Angela May 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    This will be an amazing show…I’ve never been to the Zoo concerts and would LOVE to see this show there!

  68. Roxann May 17, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Because a zoo concert with these guys would be the perfect excuse for a picnic and a trip up to Portland.

  69. Claire Fountaine May 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Love Gavin. Free tickets would be great

  70. Shannon R May 19, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Would really enjoy this show

  71. Kira May 19, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    I just really want to win so I can do something fun within my nonexistent fun budget.

  72. Jesse May 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    Wouldn’t get any better! Highlight of the year for sure!

  73. Jennifer Miller May 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Matt is an amazing perfomer! Fun times – he could do stand-up.

  74. Shelby Miller May 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I love Matt! I didn’t get to see him on my 18th birthday a few years ago, and I would love to go!

  75. Cassie Jarvis May 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    I would be absolutely THRILLED to see Gavin Degraw LIVE! I am in LOVE with all of his songs!!! And at the Oregon Zoo? Perfect match <3

  76. Tara June 5, 2014 at 2:07 am #

    I would love to see them both.

  77. rose June 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Love to attend, it’ll be a great show

  78. Steven M June 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Would really love to see Gavin! and first concert at the Zoo

  79. Shelley Frey June 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    I love them both! I missed seeing Gavin perform due to really bad traffic. Matt is one of my favorite performers.

  80. Bryn June 6, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Never been to a zoo concert but have always wanted to go!

  81. Barbara June 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Can’t imagine a better way to spend time with my family… beautiful music… beautiful venue…

  82. Sara Goldman June 19, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I have always wanted to hit up a zoo concert! Pick me, please!

  83. Stuart Kemp June 20, 2014 at 5:33 am #

    Gavin DeGraw is a great musician to watch live. Would love to go!

  84. AJ June 20, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    I’ve been a fan since 2007. Plus, last time I was at the zoo for a concert the weather was more February than June. Help out a fan of good music and good weather!

  85. Kristen June 27, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    Gavin Degraw makes my heart super happy. I heart him greatly. It’s today – please send meeeeeee!

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