Win Tickets ($40): Live Wire! 2015 Season Opener @ Revolution Hall | Portland Valentine’s Day Weekend, New Music, Original Comedy, Writers, Filmmakers, Performance

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Live Wire! Season Opener @ Revolution Hall on February 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 6.

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From our sponsors:
Live Wire Luke BurbanksLive Wire! Season Opener
February 14, 2015
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm | $20 General, VIP $35

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110, Portland, Oregon 97214

A sleeping giant is about to awaken in the heart of Southeast Portland’s Buckman neighborhood. George Washington High School, the sprawling brick structure at the intersection of Stark and SE 14th (closed to students since 1981) has been completely rebuilt and repurposed. At the heart of its redevelopment is REVOLUTION HALL, a brand new state-of-the-art events room housed in the building’s auditorium, opening in February 2015.

Live Wire

Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It’s music from up-and-coming bands, original comedy, performance and scintillating interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and people who think cool thoughts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and is aired on public radio stations around the country.

More about Revolution Hall
Two full service bars will live within Revolution Hall – Martha’s (upstairs) and Great Meadows (named after the site of Washington’s historic military surrender), with additional satellite bars within the venue. Great Meadows will offer a full-service bar, café, market and outdoor patio that sits adjacent to the school’s former soccer field, which will remain in place as a green area and dog park. Great Meadows will be open to the public during morning and daytime hours.

Atop Revolution Hall is a roof deck with sweeping views, available for events and other uses.

Rebuilt from the ground up, but retaining all of the historic charm of the original 1922 theater, as well as many touches from its most recent high school iteration (including some lockers and chalk boards in artist areas) REVOLUTION HALL will feature the following:

  • A full, wraparound balcony
  • 850 plus seats with open space in front and in the wings for dancing
  • Class A, powerful and clear sound system & acoustical treatment
  • World Class lighting array and control system
  • Two full-service bars (Martha’s and Great Meadows)
  • Outdoor patio & 200-capacity ROOF DECK w/elevator access & 360 degree views.
  • Parking, tour bus parking
  • Reserved Seating
  • New infrastructure: new HVAC, 24 bathrooms (no lines!), new electrical
  • Coffee / Sandwich shop and market

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140 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Live Wire! 2015 Season Opener @ Revolution Hall | Portland Valentine’s Day Weekend, New Music, Original Comedy, Writers, Filmmakers, Performance

  1. Mary Rarick December 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    I’d *love* free tickets to a Live Wire! show. It’s been a little over a year since we’ve seen one, so we’re overdue.

  2. Anne December 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    I would love to win this so that when Luke Burbank introduces himself I can murmur “Luuuuuuke” from the audience like they do when he hosts shows on NPR.

  3. Kathryn McFadden December 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    I want to go because I am a huge ten and I want to see luke!

  4. Kim December 29, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    Winning is winning! Yes, please.

  5. Nicole December 30, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    My guy and I love Live Wire. I’d love to surprise him with free tickets!

  6. Yume December 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Looking forward to seeing what Revolution has to offer!

  7. Earl Dizon December 30, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    I need some arts and culture in my life!

  8. Ariel December 30, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    I would love to see what Revolution has to offer!!!

  9. April December 31, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    Still haven’t been to a Live Wire show.

  10. Naomi December 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    I would valentine’s day love to win free tickets to Live Wire for Feb 14!!! Fingers crossed.

  11. Jamie December 31, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    The best gift, experiences together!

  12. Wendy December 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Live Wire in a new venue = must see!

  13. Samia December 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Excited to see the new Revolution Hall!

  14. Ron T December 31, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    What a way to say; “I love you”.
    Pick me and I’ll bring my mother, 77 yrs. old.
    Cabin fever is what I call it and such a beautiful space with
    beautiful people, might alleviate the confinement of assisted living.

  15. Denise Lyon December 31, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    Yes please! Can’t wait to see the new venue!

  16. Melissa December 31, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Hi I would love to go see Live Wire in person, I have only listened to it on the radio.

  17. Liz Simmonds January 1, 2015 at 2:32 am #

    I will have just arrived from the UK to visit my daughter for her birthday. What better way to start a week in this lively, vibrant city than tickets to the Live Wire! season opener!

  18. Kris January 2, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Love to see Live Wire live and in person! Really entertaining to listen to on the radio; I’ll be thrilled to be in the audience.

  19. Lauren January 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    I would love to win free tickets! I don’t have anything clever to say in order to convince you that you should give them to me. So instead, will let you in on a secret… I’m really good at whistling. So if you pick me, I will come and whistle any song of your choosing for you! (unless it’s the Andy Griffith Show theme song)

  20. Nancy Glassman January 3, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    Live Wire is the best show on the radio. It would be a perfect Valentines date for my husband and I . Thanks so much for running these giveaways.

  21. colin January 3, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    Since moving to Portland I have always wanted to see this show live. Also want to see this new venue has to offer.

  22. Liz January 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    Pick me! Sounds like fun :)

  23. Galen January 3, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    The wife and I were in Seattle last year for Valentine’s Day, so keep us in Portland this year, PDX Pipeline, and select my entry for the tickets!

  24. Julie January 3, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

    With a new host and new venue, this show is bound to be something special. I’d love to see it! Fingers are crossed!

  25. Lisa Shaver January 3, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    Copilot! We’ve been waiting for this eyesore to become something beloved to PDX-ers. And the opening of Live Wire to boot. Totally psyched. Gotta go – I’m all in!!

  26. ryan January 4, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    I wanna check out revolution!!! So excited

  27. Jen January 4, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    Damn, I love Live Wire. I need this!

  28. Lea Anna January 4, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    They’re shows are so fun and I haven’t been to one in a long time!

  29. Rachel K January 4, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    I’ve seen Live Wire once before and had a wonderful evening – I’d really love to go again as a surprise date for my special someone.

  30. Elyse January 5, 2015 at 12:02 am #

    I went to a Live Wire production a few weeks ago and would love to again!

  31. Erika January 5, 2015 at 1:38 am #

    I’d LOVE to see Live Wire in person! Can’t wait!

  32. Hillary January 5, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day!!

  33. Zuwena January 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    If choosen I shall sit in my seat and watch performers do their thang, during the intermission I may grab some beer and a hot dog if available. We shall see if this whole thing is amusing, or yet another weird Portlandia oddity.

  34. Teresa Saunders January 6, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    I would love to go!!!

  35. Marissa Lewis January 6, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    I would love to take my 80 year old father to Live Wire~! Why? Because he listens to Luke on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me every single weekend, and I even now listen to it when I’m driving in the car. And then I can see Revolution Hall and maybe some day get married there?!? Okay, well more like bring my dog to the dog park. I want to see these 360 degree views! Pick us!!

  36. Mike January 7, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    My wife just suggested we do this for her birthday, which is the day after valentines day! If I win tickets to this, I can treat her to even more on her birthday. Thanks!

  37. Sian January 8, 2015 at 12:06 am #

    Fantastic new venue! Not as cozy as the Alberta Rose but for a season opener, huge improvent compared to the larger venues. Great to see these amazing institutions revived. Nothing beats an old fashioned style evening the kind we grew up with. Going to a Live Wire show is like being actually in the ‘movie’ so to speak. Good times and keep them coming please.! Thanks.

  38. david January 8, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    My girlfriend would probably say she loves me if I take her to this for Valentine’s. I’m willing to take that chance, as I love live wire.

  39. Jason Smith January 8, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    I want to go because Live Wire is the best show eva.

  40. Lizzie January 8, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    I’ve never been to Live Wire but have always wanted to! Plus Revolution Hall sounds awesome and I would love to check it out on Valentine’s Day with my special person. Please oh please pick me :)

  41. jill truskolaski January 8, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    this would be such a hoot!!!! please pick me!

  42. Stacey January 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

    Live Wire is freakin’ awesome!

  43. Meaghen January 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    Free tix, please!!

  44. Nicole January 8, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    Would love to see this new space. Oh yea, and laugh my ass off to boot at Live Wire!

  45. Steve January 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    Would love to see Revolution Hall with my sweetie. A week late for my birthday, but still…

  46. Amanda January 8, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    Yes please

  47. Sheila January 8, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    Are these comments supposed to be persuasive, or is it just luck of the draw? All I can say it that it would be so exciting to get out on a Saturday night so see LIVE WIRE!

  48. Janet January 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    We live just down the street from Washington HS….so would love to check out this new venue.

  49. Ria January 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    I have never been to Live Wire! show … long time listener (and OPB sustaining member!!) and I would love, love, love it. Plus the new space sounds amazing. And, what a great place to bring a date for Valentines Day!!

  50. Clare January 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    Pick me! I haven’t been since the lovely Courtenay was host.

  51. Samuel G. January 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    This would be cool to go to, at the new venue. I promised to bring my mom to a live wire show for her birthday.

  52. Jennifer January 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    Live Wire has been on my list to see for awhile. The entertainment budget for a non-profit preschool teacher only allows for dollar store candy and riding the max for entertainment.

  53. viola January 8, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    this would be so sweet

  54. tom January 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    quality entertainment for valentines day. I love the idea. I must be getting old

  55. Aften Pankiewicz-Waldram January 8, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    This would be a great Valentine’s weekend activity with my partner!

  56. Jenn January 8, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    The Wire, YES!!

  57. Denise Lyon January 8, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    I would love this for a Valentine’s treat.

  58. Tina January 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    I always remember I had intended to buy tickets when I hear the show air on OPB. Please, please, please! PS. Last time I was at Washington High School it was to see Lilly Tomlin in the 80’s.

  59. Tony January 8, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Would love to take my wife, she has always wanted to go
    and so have I. Would make Valentine’s oh so special!!

  60. Leonard January 8, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    love live wire!

  61. Tasha M Brain January 9, 2015 at 6:57 am #

    Love me some Live Wire!!

  62. Melany H. January 9, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    Always wanting to experience new things portland has to offer.

  63. erika January 9, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

    Would love to win!

  64. June January 10, 2015 at 12:15 am #

    Great venue + great performer and stage presence = amazingness, way to go portland!

  65. Brian January 11, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    I would love to fool my SO into believing I have done something thoughtful for VD.

  66. Rachel B January 12, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    How could I pass up the chance to say, “Luuuuuuuuuukkkkkeeeee!”? Live Wire tickets would be rad. I

  67. Alyssa Roehrenbeck January 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    I want to see Live Wire! Haven’t had the chance to yet.

  68. Lyndsey V January 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Free tickets are good
    Love flourishes on V-day
    A Live Wire Haiku

  69. Erik Arneson January 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    I’d like to go to this because I need a good reason to get a date on Valentine’s Day.

  70. Sierra January 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    I can’t wait to check out Revolution Hall and I’ve always wanted to see Live Wire, live!

  71. Allison January 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    This would be a perfect surprise for my beau! We love comedy, live performance, and especially local, local, local! We both grew up here in SE Portland and after 23 years of dancing around the Universe on our own, we finally landed back here together at last. I would love to surprise him with a really special first V’day date!

  72. Dana January 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    Ahhh Live Wire! I have never been to a show and would LOVE to take my partner there for the night. What a fantastic date- we sure do love us some Luke Burbank.

  73. grace January 15, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

    would love to see it for the first time!

  74. adurrenberger January 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!

  75. Min January 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    I have a beautiful new boyfriend. Please pick me so I can impress the pants off him.

  76. E.A. January 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

    Never seen the show…

  77. Jessica January 15, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    I have been wanting to check out Revolution Hall. This would be perfect.

  78. Espy January 15, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    This sounds like the perfect Valentine’s treat! Fingers crossed I get chosen!

  79. haley January 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    Pick me and my girlfriend and I will break our no going out on valentine’s day rule for the first time in four years!

  80. Steven Youkey January 15, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

    I’ve never been to Revolution Hall! :(

  81. Cathy Heslin January 16, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    It would be really great to do something different for Valentine’s Day!

  82. david January 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    i hear this is what all the cool kids are doing. never been one. now i’ve a cool girlfriend. help.

  83. Jacey January 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    This would make valentine’s day great!

  84. Bobbie Kramer January 16, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    After a long day at Ambacht Brewery, pouring samples and giving tours on Zwickelmania, February 14, we’d love to get some Portland culture at a Live Wire performance.

  85. Heather January 17, 2015 at 1:20 am #

    YES!!! Pick Me.. I would love to see the view atop the Revolution Hall..

  86. Jen January 17, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    Live Wire is fab. Would love to check out the new venue.

    Oh, and Luke on Valentine’s Day.

  87. Larissa Nez January 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

    Again, would love to take advantage of a great weekend in an awesome new venue in one of the best neighborhoods in Pdx!

  88. Nora Love January 17, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    Wow, I could be part of radio history, Portland history. I will keep the ticket stubs on my dresser mirror (vintage) forever. What a great re-use for a school. And I think the show will be entertaining and interesting.

  89. Becci January 19, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    4 tickets to Wild Ones Please!!!

  90. Becci January 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Thank you!

    • Mike M January 20, 2015 at 12:14 am #

      It’s our 15 anniversary, and I’d like to surprise her with a night of culture. 2.5 kids, we nEEd it.

  91. John January 20, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    live wire what yes

  92. Bryse B. January 22, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Valentine’s Day will be my 25th birthday. I have been searching high and low for something to do, but this is the motherload! I have to share MY birthday with every other other woman in the world. Please, please make my 25th birthday special and grant me the free tickets!!

  93. Melody January 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    I love Live Wire but I’ve never actually seen it and Revolution Hall sounds amazing…

  94. Tiger January 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    “What should we do for Valentine’s day?”
    “I don’t know, darling, whatever you want to do.”
    “No, sweetheart, whatever you want to do.”
    “I really don’t care, it’s up to you, babycakes.”
    . . . . . . .


  95. Scott January 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  96. Megan January 22, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    This is my boyfriend’s birthday as well as Valentine’s and would LOVE to take him!

  97. Frank Byers January 23, 2015 at 5:52 am #

    I have listened to the radio program but have not yet attended the live performance.

  98. julie fink January 23, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    yup, we would love to win

  99. Lynn S January 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    I’ve been to one Live Wire show and would love to go back!

  100. Anthony January 24, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see inside there and would love to check the show out there.

  101. Jennifer January 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    I love live wire!

  102. Kristin Papa January 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm #


  103. Matt January 25, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    As a big NPR fan, this would make my day.

  104. Jmartens January 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing venue, would love to check it out!

  105. CAY January 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    Live Wire makes my heart happy!

  106. Jake January 27, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    Would love to see this for the first time!

  107. Kevin January 27, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    Yes I’d like to win please!

  108. Michele Coppola January 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    Come on now, you know you wanna give it to me!

  109. Cathy G. January 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    I love Live Wire and am curious to see Revolution Hall!

  110. Carrie Sullwold January 29, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    This would be such a great way to celebrate our one-year anniversary for our move to Portland. Sounds like fun!!!

  111. Cathy January 29, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    Yay for a date night in a great, new venue with my novia :)

  112. Anna January 29, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    Love Live Wire – would love to see it live!

  113. dana January 29, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    What a great and different way to spend a Valentines weekend! I would be so happy to win these tickets and see it live instead of listening to it on the radio.

  114. Pam Sully January 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    Would LOVE to see Live Wire! I’m a huge fan! Can’t wait to see Revolution Hall!

  115. Miranda J Johnson January 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    Anything NPR is simply amazing. I am often looking for npr events to go to in the pdx area. A great opportunity to mingle with like minded people.

  116. Madeline January 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Yay, sounds like fun!

    • TomP January 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

      I’ve never been. Now would be a good time

  117. Mari Stephenson January 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    On fire for Live Wire!

  118. Frank Byers January 29, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    Great fun, I hear!

  119. TiffanyO January 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

    For the Anti-Valentine’s Day folks (like us), this would be a great alternative! Can’t wait for this place to open.

  120. Lacey January 30, 2015 at 4:37 am #

    Live Wire! is always good times.

  121. Janie January 30, 2015 at 4:42 am #

    I would love to go to this show!

  122. brad January 30, 2015 at 7:42 am #

    Would love to check out the new venue!

  123. Irene Lee January 30, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    I worked for HeadStart, caring for children, in a trailer at this HS for teen moms. What a great opportunity to attend an event at this rejuvenated neighborhood building! Thanks!

  124. Sherry January 30, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    WAIT WAIT DONT TELL ME….I WON? Hallelujah shut the door…my hubby’s gona hit the floor! He loves LiveWire..I love him…hope we’re FRONT ROW when lights dim!

  125. Sherry January 30, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    WAIT WAIT don’t tell me…..I WON? Hallelujah shut the door. .. My hubby’s gona hit the floor! He loves Live Wire. .. I love HIM .. Hope we’re FRONT ROW when lights dim! Thanks a gazillion if I do win…and happy Valentine’s Day!

  126. Toby January 31, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    This new venue looks amazing and I would love to check it out and see this show!

  127. Lela February 1, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    I would love to check out the newest Portland venue!

  128. Lisa February 1, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    I think I should win since I am #129! And that’s my lucky number…well and because this show looks awesome.

  129. Dale February 2, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    Hey :-) I’d love to see live wire … I just got married and it would be awesome to take my new wife

  130. Jordenn February 2, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    This sounds like such an awesome experience! I’d love to go to see this new venue, watch Live Wire and have the best Valentines Day with my husband!

  131. Tim February 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    What a surprise this would be for my wife who has had a rough year, to see her smile again would be the greatest. She so needs to smile again….

  132. Megan Devine February 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    I would to come! Enter me in for two tickets!

  133. Larissa Nez February 4, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    What else is better than supporting your local community and their endeavors? Pick me. I would support this place so hard by dancing, drinking, laughing, and having an absolute blast.

  134. KT February 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    LOVE LiveWire. Love not having to think about or discuss v-day plans even more.

  135. McKenzie February 5, 2015 at 8:37 am #

    This would be the perfect way for my husband and I to celebrate the last Valentine’s Day before we welcome a little one into the family in August. We would love to go!

  136. Joanna February 8, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    This sounds like so much fun!

  137. gray February 10, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    This is where my father went to high school and told me lots of tales of his shenanigans. I want to go and explore and see if his graffiti still exists.

  138. Lori February 12, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    I’m so excited about having a mid sized venue to compliment the other venues in Portland. Yay! Pick me!

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