Win Tickets ($88): MarchFourth at the Crystal Ballroom | 12th Anniversary Show, Two Shows, Stilt Walkers, Hoopers, Vaudeville-style Dancers

We are giving away a pair of tickets to each MarchFourth anniversary show on March 3 & 4. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend & which show. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 2.

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From our sponsors:
MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BANDMarchFourth Anniversary Shows
March 3 & 4, 2015

March 3: All Ages Family Show (with the Joy Now Youth Brigade and DJ GlobalRuckus)
Doors 6 p.m. / Show 6:30 p.m.
ADV $13 Adults, $10 Kids | Doors $16 ADV / $13 Kids

March 4: 21+ Show (with LoveBomb Go-Go and DJ GlobalRuckus)
Doors 8 p.m. / Show 8:45 p.m.
ADV $24/ Doors $28 ADV

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

Based in Portland Oregon, MarchFourth tours the country year-round, spreading joy, exhilarating audiences, and miraculously succeeding at not killing each other along the way. (20 artists living together on a bus…HOW do they do it??) After 12 years and over 100 players participating in this extraordinary labor of love, the band has recently jumped to a new level of popularity on their recent tour, selling out west coast venues and doubling their attendance from previous tours.

This year’s celebration is also a fundraiser (on 3/3) for the Joy Now Arts Project, a local non-profit org, founded and operated by MarchFourth members, offering programs in music, acrobatics and performing arts to young people, ages 5-18.

March Fourth: A date! A band! A command!
MarchFourth! is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of entertainment–a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world over, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization!

With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoopers and Vaudeville-style dancers, M4 whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with an over-the-top spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, hilarious stage shenanigans, and irresistible charisma! Indeed, this is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience for those who are lucky enough to be in attendance.

Combining an unprecedented range of musical styles, including: Jazz, Funk, Afro-beat, Eastern European Gypsy Brass, Samba, Latin, Big-band, and Rock, M4 has been touring the country and abroad for over a decade, honing their phenomenal skills, playing hundreds of shows in every possible type of venue, and gaining the reputation of “stealing the festival” wherever they appear! (Floyd Fest, Voodoo Experience, Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, SxSW, LotusFest, Lightning in a Bottle, to name a few.) M4 has also been featured at high-profile venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Crystal Ballroom, and Kennedy Center, and at sporting events such as NBA halftime shows, FIFA World Cup Fanfest, ESPY Awards, and Cyclo-cross National Championships.

MarchFourth is thrilled to be returning to their home city where this impossible journey all began! Get ready for an unforgettable night of joy and laughs and musical mayhem!

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77 Responses to Win Tickets ($88): MarchFourth at the Crystal Ballroom | 12th Anniversary Show, Two Shows, Stilt Walkers, Hoopers, Vaudeville-style Dancers

  1. Jennifer February 25, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Groovy …would like to check this out :)

  2. Karin Platt February 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    My daughter moved to Portland to go to school here this year, & one of her main reasons was March Fourth!! (& we followed her here!)
    Would love to see them with her at an all ages show, since most music shows in Portland are 21+. Please keep us in mind for the March 3 show.

  3. armando February 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    would love tickets to the 4/4 show! saw them last year & want to help them celebrate again!

  4. Jaime February 26, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    The only time I have seen M4 was at the Oregon Country Fair and we all got Rickrolled!! I would walk on stilts and juggle on stage if they’d let me. Happy Birthay March Fourth!!!
    Never gonna give you up
    Never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you!

    • Jaime February 26, 2015 at 9:25 am #

      Oops, I for got to mention the 4/4 show!

  5. Liz February 26, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    I’d love to go to the March 3rd show and see M4MB and the amazing kids that make up Joy Now!

  6. Mark February 26, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    Would love to go! either show date is fine. :-). Tuesday’s show if I have to pick.

  7. Anna February 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    I <3 March 4th! I'd love to win! The 6th is better for me….

    • Anna February 26, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

      I mean 4th. Duh!

  8. Heather February 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    I have never been to a March Fourth show and I think the one on March 4th would be perfect for my first time.

  9. Aurelia February 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    March Fourth on March 4th – love it! Please pick me :)

  10. Janet February 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    I would love to see March Fourth on March 4th!!!

  11. Emily February 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    Fun! Count me in!

  12. Pam Sully February 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    I LOVE March 4th!!! Saw them for the first time at Burning Man….. been a fan ever since!! I would love seeing them again!

  13. Krys February 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    I’d love to take my kiddo to the all ages march 3rd show. It’s been awhile since she has seen this awesomeness

  14. viola February 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    super fun!

  15. tom February 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    well this would be a grand time!

  16. SML February 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    I would love to take my acrobatics-loving son to the all ages March 3rd show.

  17. William Stewart February 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    Rise Up!!

  18. Emily February 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    I have always wanted to see these guys live! The show on March 4th would be great.

  19. Brad February 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    March 4th Rocks!

  20. Nasheena February 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    I want these tickets PLEASE for the March 3rd show so I can take my daughter for a girls date, she would absolutely LOVE this fun show.

  21. Maggie Little-Reece February 26, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Please pick me-I love this band sooooo much!

  22. Bob February 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    I have loved March Fourth since the early years and have danced many a night away with these amazing tricksters of the musical universe.

    I would love to attend the March 4th show and also would love to dance and rock out with Love Bomb Go-Go and DJ GlobalRuckus. All such favorites in this great town of Portlandia!

  23. Scott February 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    Would love to see show on March 4!

  24. Kristen February 26, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    What’s not to love?

  25. Leslie February 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    Cuz it’s my birthday and a perfect way to celebrate!

  26. Marianne February 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    I would love to take my nephew to the March 3rd show. It’s his 4th birthday and he would love it! Plus how perfect to see March 4th on your 4th birthday!

  27. Amy February 26, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    Life has been crazy lately, and going to this show might help me embrace the chaos! I’d love to go to either show!

  28. dara February 26, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    I remember seeing the MarchFouth Marching Band on the Streets of Portland. I’d love to introduce my kids to their fabulous craziness at the March 3rd show. Thanks!

  29. Heidi O February 26, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    Would love to go on March 4th! Never seen them, but heard they put on an awesome show!

  30. Seth francis February 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    My girlfriends birthday is coming up and our anniversary, she had never seen march 4th and is gonna love it!! Please let us be the winners to the 21+
    We will dance and sing and laugh and swing and fill ourselves with joy the march 4th way!
    You can do that for us pdx pipeline!

  31. Mari Stephenson February 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    I fell in love with them at Burningman!

  32. Cheyenne February 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    My seven-year-olds favorite spectacular spectacular. Would love to take her to the show on March 3.

  33. Karri February 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of March Fourth, would love to see them on March Fourth. They’re Portland heroes!!!

  34. Lawrence Hutera February 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m grandpa “PA” to my 1 1/2 yr lod grandson, Leo. I’m visiting PDX from Minneapolis MN for 1 wk & would love to experience MarchFourth with him & his mom & dad. Make our wish come true please.

  35. Jessica F. February 26, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    March 4th pleasepleaseplease!

  36. Sophie February 26, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    I’ve heard only good things but have never had the chance to see them! Would love to go

  37. Maia February 26, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    I’m absolutely thrilled that M4 has continued to delight and entertain crowds country-wide. I’ve shaken my bootay with them since the early days and would treasure celebrating 12 years with them. Plus I’d love to introduce my girlfriend to their raucous splendor. March 4 show pleeeeease! ;-)

  38. Roddy February 26, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Mitch Hedberg would have said “I wanna see March 4th Marching Band on March 4th, It’d be so damn literal!”
    Who else could tell such a sweet autological joke!

  39. Jenny February 26, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    Love these guys!

  40. Curran February 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    love the idea of this artform being on tour with a twist. What could be more amazing than experience March Forth on March 4th? Our burner friends insist it is a show not to be missed!

  41. kanna February 26, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    I would love to introduce my nephew, Stefan to March Fourth. His 16th birthday is in a few weeks, so what better way to celebrate than to take him to the March 3rd performance of March Fourth?

  42. Dave G. February 26, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

    Been a fan forever, but rarely see them, nowadays. Would enjoy attending!

  43. mary b February 26, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    3/4 —- Did you ever fly in the sky? Did you ever wonder why? Did you ever March with your Aunt? Would there be any reason why you can’t? I can be tall on my stilts, I can be small in a kilts, I can dance with my all heart, I can sing until I fall apart. But if I ever see the show, My soul will know just where to go, My soul will know just where to go. My soul will know.

  44. Lara February 26, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    My partner won an awesome trophy for a March Forth dance competition years back and I wasn’t able to make it. I’d love to surprise him with tickets for March 4th and try to best his skills.

  45. Ally February 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    March 4th is my birthday and this year is my 30th! I’d love to celebrate this milestone with a Portland icon like MarchFourth!

  46. Sarah G February 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    I would love to attend the March 4th show! They are AMAZING!!!!!

  47. Lori February 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    Omg pretty please pick me! I’ve been dying to see these guys forever!

  48. Ruth Parvin February 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    Their music makes me feel happy.

  49. Stephanie S February 26, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    Cher and Christina Aguilera…eat your heart out. Portland’s got March 4th.


  50. Tom W February 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    I’d like to go! For the March 4 show :)

  51. Julie February 26, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    I haven’t seen this band before but have heard amazing things about them! Would love an opportunity to go see them on 3/3 and become a new fan! Will be an amazing time! =)

  52. Eric February 26, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Marching, and Fourthing , farthing and taut strings, impossibly popping in musical frothdom… Oh please send me.

  53. rebecca February 27, 2015 at 6:50 am #

    My daughter is turning 10 on March 2! She’s going double digits and never going back. Would love to take her to this spectacular show to start her big year and show her the fun never ends! March to our different drummer on March 3rd please…

  54. Scott February 27, 2015 at 7:56 am #

    Amazing Group! Would love to see them!

  55. Elizabeth February 27, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    Because I have never seen them perform and that seems very, very sad….

  56. Minh February 27, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    March (the) fourth be with me.

  57. Jeenah February 27, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    I would love to see March Fourth on March fourth! I’m sure it’s going to be AMAZING!

  58. TomP February 27, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    These guys are fun

  59. MK February 27, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    I would love to see March Fourth on their real birthday, March 4th! I want to see the acrobatics and feel the beats!

  60. Kalei February 27, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    A friend went to this last year and highly recommended it to me! I’d love to check it out!! And I love to dance.

  61. Shasha February 27, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    I have always wanted to see M4 LIVE! The venue is perfect, it’s a family affair, and who doesn’t like a marching band? Throw in some Cirque du Soleil acrobat shit… Aaaaaah yeeeeeah! I won’t need any drugs to trip on this!

  62. Chi February 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    I saw them a few years ago and they are awesome! Would love to watch their performance again!

  63. Rachel February 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    I just moved here in November and haven’t made it to the Crystal Ballroom yet. This sounds like an amazing event! I’d like to attend the All Ages Family show. I think my son would really dig it.

  64. william longnecker February 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The sound and the sights at March 4th shows!

  65. Madeline February 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    Sounds fun

  66. Linda S February 27, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    I enjoy them every year at the waterfront blues would love to see them at the crystal.

  67. Lea Anna February 27, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    Seems like a good time!

    • Lea Anna February 27, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

      I forgot to say I’d like to go to the show on the 4th.

  68. Lori February 28, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    I have always heard amazing things about MarchFourth and would love to win tickets to take my fiance to it for his birthday. I’d like to go on March 4th! Thank you!

  69. Dee February 28, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    Would love to see this truly Portland band, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand if one loves truly Portland experiences you all should check out the SE Area Art Walk 2/28 and 3/1. Artists open their homes and turn them into pop-up studios. I’ll be in a house with 5 other artists—lots of ART, friendly peeps, music, snacks, it’s all FREE. What else could you want?!? Come join us at
    3370 SE Brooklyn St., just 3 blocks south of Division!

  70. Scott February 28, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    I’d like to take a friend on her birthday, March Fourth, and celebrate her 60th and their 12th!

  71. Jamie February 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    I would love to take my husband to this!

  72. Melanie March 1, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are in desperate need for a date! He is a musician and because of that we never see music together. We have had a rough year with sickness, car accidents, job stress, etc. It would mean the world to us to have a date night over such great music.

  73. Carson March 1, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    This sounds amazing!
    And March Fourth is also Cat Day!!!
    This shall be the best cat day yet!

  74. Casey Dombos March 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    I love march and would like to celebrate with all you sexy Portland Folk! I will be the guy filming this and making a time lapse afterwards. Would love to attend.

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