Win Tickets ($50): Live Wire’s Fall Season Premiere @ Newmark Theatre | Variety Show w/ Melissa Etheridge, Ural Thomas and the Pain & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Live Wire’s Fall Season Premiere @ Newmark Theatre on September 9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 8.

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Live Wire Fall Season PremiereLive Wire Fall Season Premiere
w/ Melissa Etheridge, Ural Thomas and the Pain + cancer researcher Dr. Brian Druker
September 9, 2014
Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 .m. | $25-$65

Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

Live Wire will launch its Fall 2014 season of its variety show on Tuesday, September 9th at the Newmark Theater featuring guests Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, local R&B sensation Ural Thomas and the Pain, and cancer researcher Dr. Brian Druker alongside host Luke Burbank.

The show is not only open to the public, but is also the evening entertainment for the first night of the annual Public Radio Program Directors Conference. This year, hundreds of public radio professionals from across the country will be descending on Portland to discuss the future of public radio and will be in the audience for this show.

“We are excited to launch our fall season at the Newmark Theatre for our Portland audiences and we are especially thrilled to be the evening event for the first night of the Public Radio Program Directors Conference (PRPD).” says Robyn Tenenbaum, Live Wire’s Executive Producer. “Program Directors are notoriously busy so capturing them all in one theater for one show is kind of a dream come true. This will be a big night for us, and we can’t wait to show the best of Portland to the rest of the country.”

Live Wire has been presenting its mix of live interviews, music, storytelling, and original sketch comedy to Portland audiences since 2004 and is currently broadcast on 50 public radio stations across the country. This performance will be the first live event since beginning broadcast distribution with Public Radio International (PRI) in July.

After their premiere, Live Wire will return to the Alberta Rose Theater for the rest of the season.

Live Wire is a weekly variety show that combines the excitement of a live show and the reach of a radio broadcast to entertain, inspire, and inform listeners. Live Wire is a unique blend of interviews, music, storytelling, and original sketch comedy which airs on public radio stations across the country and is heard nationally and internationally through our podcasts.

Melissa Etheridge is kind of a big deal. Over her 25-year musical career, her smoky vocals and confessional lyrics have helped her sell over 10 million records and win multiple Grammy awards. Her twelfth album, M.E. is available now.

Ural Thomas has been making great R&B since the 50’s – he’s played alongside Mick Jagger and Otis Redding, but is best when commanding a stage all on his own. Joining him is his scorching 10-piece band of NW musicians, The Pain.

People are calling Brian Druker The Billion Dollar Man, for good reason: as Director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, his research led to the development of Gleevec, a cancer drug that may just be the silver bullet we’ve been looking for. It’s impressive enough that Phil Knight has offered a $500 million gift to OHSU if they can match it this fall. And they just might.

Luke Burbank grew up one of seven kids, learning early on how to vie for attention. Those profound childhood issues have propelled him to various media projects including This American Life, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, CBS Sunday Morning, and his daily podcast Too Beautiful To Live. He has been the regular host of Live Wire since 2013.

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31 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Live Wire’s Fall Season Premiere @ Newmark Theatre | Variety Show w/ Melissa Etheridge, Ural Thomas and the Pain & More!

  1. Erica Rosser September 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    Oh. My. Goodness. Melissa Etheridge and Ural Thomas and the Pain. Definitely gotta fine a way to be there (one way or another). ♡

  2. Gibson Massey September 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    Love The Pain, especially Morrea Masa and am totally addicted to public radio…so let’s hear it for the Public Radio Program Directors Conference being held in Portland. Tell me some stories, Life Wire!

  3. April September 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    I’d love to go to a Live Wire show.

  4. Ria September 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    I have always wanted to go to a Live Wire show! :)

  5. Kimi September 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    This line-up will be fantastic!

  6. Tonya September 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Sounds like awesome lineup!

  7. James September 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    Wow. Ural and Melissa on the same night. What a treat. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. Tasha M Brain September 4, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Wow…gonna be a fantastic show! Would love to go :-)

  9. Tony September 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    Would love to be in the audience, it will be a night to remember!!

  10. Brad September 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Enjoyed Melissa’s music since the 90’s, but really want to check out Ural Thomas. Plus the wife would like to see Live Wire, live.

  11. Dave G. September 4, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    This I would enjoy going to…music, talk, and who knows what else might transpire on a Tues. night.

  12. Boni September 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Would love to listen to Dr. Druker, especially concerning his visit with Gert Boyle. Also, as I am one of 10 kids, I expect Luke Burbank will be a hoot. Plus, Monday is my sister’s birthday and tickets will be a perfect surprise!

  13. Bjoern September 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    love this show

  14. Alex Hatch September 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Sounds like fun. Would love to go.

  15. Martin September 4, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

    I’ve been to Live Wire shows at the Alberta Rose. I liked them there, and I think I’ll like this one at the Newmark. And I’m so happy that Luke Burbank is a local boy.

  16. Katherine Stock September 4, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    I am a breast cancer survivor, and Melissa Etheridge is my hero. I would love to see her in person!

  17. Glen September 4, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

    I offered to father a child with Melissa but she chose David Crosby instead, twice. I’ve forgiven them both and would love to see her Tuesday!

  18. Jennifer September 5, 2014 at 2:29 am #

    I have never been to Live Wire, but been close so.many.times….and this line up sounds fantastic, such a huge fan of Ural Thomas too.
    Make my dream a reality?

  19. Gemma September 5, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    I would really appreciate the chance to see this great show. Thanks for considering.

  20. Leonard September 5, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    always wanted to see livewire

  21. Emily September 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to check one of these shows out!

  22. Carmen Westre September 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    My bestie of 26 years and I have loved ME since the beginning… I remember standing on a bluff in Joshua Tree National Forest with my boom box on one shoulder and a bottle of whiskey in the other hand in 1988 belting out Like the Way I Do… during the sunset while in the Marine Corp… one of my most favorite memories of bonding with ME… ME has been there with us through weddings, babies, laughter (lots), divorce, death, and always left us feeling grateful and lucky to have eachother! PICK US!! PICK US!! #MelissaBing #MelissaLiveWire

  23. Rachel September 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    My elderly mother and I love to see the show. I know she’d love to go again!

  24. Jennifer kerns September 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I want to go very much!!!

  25. Cory September 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    GReat show this will be!!!!!

  26. Jennifer Slover September 6, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    Who wouldn’t love to go to a Live Wire show! It is this generation’s version of A Prairie Home Companion.

  27. Hope September 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    I always enjoy live wire, I’d love to see the Fall Premiere in person!

  28. Erin September 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    It is my Birthday week and this line up looks like it will be so fun! It would be a great birthday gift from PDX Pipeline!! *fingers crossed* thanks for the chance to go :)

  29. Linda S September 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Until I saw this did not know about this event. I would love to attend

  30. Kathy Rankin September 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    Id like to see Melissa in an intimate smaller setting on her solo tour, how cool is that? And of course Ural Thomas and the Pain is not pain at all, surely will be my pleasure. Ive heard about LIve Wire radio, and I thought they were held at the Alladin Theater, but apparently not this one. In any case, I hope I can experience this unqiue show. Only in Portland.

  31. Eli September 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Pick me pick me pick me. I have never been but love the show!

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