Win Tickets ($70): Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Jonathan Wilson, Singer-Songwriter, Indie rock, Post-hardcore, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes @ Crystal Ballroom on October 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 29.

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Conor Oberst @ Crystal Ballroom Conor Oberst w/ Jonathan Wilson
October 1, 2014
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $30 ADV / $35 Doors | All Ages

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

Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993.

In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is out on May 19 via Nonesuch Records.

Jonathan Wilson
Fanfare, the second full-length from acclaimed artist and producer Jonathan Wilson, was released in October 2013 via Downtown Records.

With 2011’s critically-lauded debut, Gentle Spirit, audiences worldwide were introduced to the prodigious talents of singer, songwriter, record producer and unrivaled guitar hero Jonathan Wilson. Gentle Spirit was celebrated for its authentic exploration and modern updating of the “Laurel Canyon sound”.

Wilson’s follow-up, Fanfare, was recorded over a 9-month period at his Fivestar Studios in Los Angeles and features contributions from Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Wilco’s Patrick Sansone, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. The album is an ambitious, epically grandiose rock production that has conjured notions of Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue amongst more than one music journalist.

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44 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Jonathan Wilson, Singer-Songwriter, Indie rock, Post-hardcore, Folk

  1. Stephen September 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    Please choose me! Conor at the Crystal would be the titz!

  2. Mark September 22, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Wedding anniversary the week before, would love to surprise my wife with tix to this show! Pick me, pick me! Thanks!

  3. Joe September 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    I’ve been married for just over a year. At my wedding, my wife and I danced our first song to “First day of my life,” by Bright Eyes. She loves Conor Oberst. It would be a wonderful anniversary gift to see the show.

  4. Shaun September 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Seeing Conor live would be awesome!

  5. Holly Miga September 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    I would dearly love to attend, because it’s going to be a great show at a great venue. Also because I love you pipeline <3

  6. Yume September 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    I’ve never seen Connor Oberst live – maybe this could be my chance?

  7. george gibson September 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    I would have bright eyes if I won.

  8. Olivia September 22, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    Tickets could really turn my karma around and be a more attractive alternative to a pity party. First day of college was bad: late to class, lost my card, my money, my phone died, and I got home by the skin of my teeth. Lo and behold, I had a ‘no good very bad day’… so I listened to “Lua” by Bright Eyes. Crazy enough, I saw this post. It’d be awesome to see them here in Portland; a certain, personal thank you for lifting a girl’s spirits. Thanks guys.

  9. Ryan September 23, 2014 at 2:36 am #

    Just because we’d like to go

  10. Emily September 23, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    I would love this so much!!

  11. Amy wolf September 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    I would absolutely love to see Conor Oberst! I’ve been learning his stuff on guitar! Pick me! :)

  12. Oliver September 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    ive seen Bright eyes, then the mystic valley band, and now I need to see this phase of Conor’s career to cement my fandom. Also I’ll intern for your website

  13. Sherry September 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Sounds like a good show!

  14. Kayla p September 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    I love Conor Oberst! I have tried to see him multiple times, and this is my shot!

  15. Cory September 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Oberst me!!!!

  16. lauren September 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Have loved him forever!

  17. Jennifer September 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    I took the time to calculate basic math (and embarrassed it required some finger counting) to enter – please pick me!

  18. Scott September 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Sounds like fun

  19. Kimi September 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    This man is one of my very favorites!

  20. Samuel G. September 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Live music always brings pleasure.

  21. Tom P September 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    I’m going to see him in SF too

  22. Danielle Forster September 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Hell yes

  23. Amy September 25, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    Pick me, and prove that these contests actually have winners! I would love to relive my emo years by going to this show (minus the heartbreak and cheap booze).

  24. Nooner September 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    This show will sooth the soul

  25. Paul R Aubrey September 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm #


  26. Allison September 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    I’m a huge fan and haven’t seen him live! I’m traveling solo to Portland for a week, and this would be such an amazing experience!

  27. Kiefer Goldberg September 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    There’s a long list of things that I would do to get my hands on a pair of Conor Oberst tickets, and commenting on a post is definitely the easiest and least painful.

  28. Andrea E. September 25, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    Conor! Would love to go to this show… It would be an early birthday gift, my born day is later on in the month!
    Can’t afford a ticket, so pick me pretty pleaseeee!

  29. Jake Cole September 25, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    I have been a huge Conor Oberst fan for almost a decade! His music never gets old. Even NPR thought it was great idea to play songs from his new album everyday, and NPR knows their stuff. I really hope I win this contest so I can brag to all of my friends that: A) I actually won something. B) I got see Conor Oberst live!!

  30. Jasmine September 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

    My goodness, this would be the most amazing concert to attend with my dad, who loves OBERST like heck.

  31. Hunter M September 26, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    Conor has been hugely influential on my life for the past six or seven years. I’d love to see him live!

  32. Rachel September 26, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    I would absolutely love to see this show! I’ve been a huge fan of Conor for…tooooo long :)

  33. Valerie Silliman September 26, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    I want to go!

  34. Angel September 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Way to many tears were shed listening to Conor and Bright Eyes… in bed… with my first boyfriend… who came out of the closet.

    luv conor.

  35. Kendall September 26, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    Bright eyes was some of the very first music I fell in love with, I have since gone a much different direction as far as genre… Would be amazing to revisit the man behind some of my very favorite songs.

  36. Jason Sissoyev September 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Pick me! I’ve grown up listening to connor/his many projects and would love to experience his new music in a live setting!!!

  37. Tiffany September 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Our bright eyes record is worn out, we’d love to see Conor in the flesh!

  38. JockJamz September 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Because this could be the first day of my life!

  39. Rami September 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    My girlfriend and I had every intention of buying tickets to this incredible show. However, a series of unforeseen events has sadly forced us to conserve our funds, and pretend like this show isn’t happening. Every time we hear a friend talk about how excited they are to go, we discretely shove kleenex in our ears and shutter at this reminder. Of course on the grand scale of planetary suffering, our pain over not seeing Oberst and Wilson perform isn’t as bad as say, ebola. And while we intellectually understand this contrast, the sadness is still omnipresent. Can you find it in your giant heart to gift us the unforgettable experience of see TWO of our FAVORITE performers, in our favorite venue? Karma will flow infinitely in your direction <3

  40. Olivia September 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Would love to win!

  41. Burton Reed September 29, 2014 at 2:55 am #

    My wife loves Conor & hasn’t seen him perform in 10 years. I’ve never seen him live & would love the chance to. Plus, it’d be a great date night! Pick us :]

  42. Nicole Reed September 29, 2014 at 2:56 am #

    I love Conor & haven’t seen him perform in 10 years. My husband, however, has never seen him live & would love the chance to. Plus, it’d be a great date night! Pick us :]

  43. Mr Karl Michael Jacobson September 30, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Could be fun.

  44. Drew October 1, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Pretty please.

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