Win Tickets ($79): Chris Isaak @ 2015 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Roots Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Chris Isaak @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts on August 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 21.

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From our sponsors:
August 22, 2015
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $39.50 – $74.50 | All Ages

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

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts are presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield Pet Hospital.

Yes, after more than a quarter of a century into his career, Chris Isaak has finally created the album he’s always wanted to make. Beyond the Sun, Isaak’s first Vanguard Records release out Oct. 18 ”is truly a labor of love. As a child spinning his parents 45s in their Stockton, California home, this deeply committed artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis’ Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there” including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis – ”all of them discovered and nurtured by the late, great Sun Records founder Sam Phillips.

Now, at long last, Isaak has acted on this lifelong obsession, magically recapturing the transformative hepcat brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun with Phillips during the mid-’50s, while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity. Beyond the Sun will be available in both the 14-song standard set as well as a double album version that includes an additional 11 tracks. 
“I did this because I love this music that’s the entire reason,” Isaak explains, advising, “you gotta listen to the original ones they’re classics “ they’re awesome but you can have fun with them. These guys discovered this music for us and we had to rediscover it. There’s no way to do it exactly like they did it, so you’ve gotta give a little bit of your own take on it.”

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123 Responses to Win Tickets ($79): Chris Isaak @ 2015 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Roots Rock

  1. Jenni Mecham August 5, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    How is there no replies to this post yet?? This will be an awesome show! And I really want to go!! Love love this artist :-) (What more do you need?)

    • Wayne Lee August 10, 2015 at 11:42 am #

      I agree–I’ve loved Chris’ music for years!

  2. Rae August 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    I would Absolutely Luv to Surprise my Husband with these tickets for our Anniversary! #21IsAGood Number!! We have been wanting to see Chris Isaak Live & hear that Beautiful Voice! What a Perfect Evening that would be!!!~ Thank you for your contest!~ (Crossin’Fingers!!!) ♥♥♥

  3. ryan August 5, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    Because my mom is a huge Chris Isaak fan and this would make her year.

  4. david August 5, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    missed a chance to see him in austin years ago, never heard the end of it from one who did not make my mistake. help me travel in time and make this right!!

  5. Tonya August 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Love Chris Isaak!

  6. Lane August 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

    Chris Isaak wants me to win…I think.

  7. Anne August 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    I will get my chairs with the back rests ready. Nothing but love for Chris.

  8. Leah August 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    My mom is traveling up to PDX for a visit for the first time in a couple of years-it would be great to surprise her with concert tickets.

  9. suzi August 5, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    To hear Chris sing “only the Lonely” live would make me melt in this already hot weather. I’ve learned to play the guitar using several of his songs. Listening to him for more years than I’d like to admit. Somebody gonna be cryin tears of joy if they win tickets… Hopefully me!!!

  10. Carole F August 5, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    My memory of life in the Bay Area comes back in full color when I hear Chris’s music. Between his looks & crooning style Im not sure why his music doesn’t get more air play. Growing up with a mom obsessed with Elvis, Chris became my own obsession so I’m very delighted to see he’s coming to Portland, my new home!

  11. Holly August 5, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    I grew up listening to him!! Would love to see him!

  12. Kevin August 5, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

    I used to sing “Wicked Game” all the time at karaoke night at Garbo’s in Denver in the early 90s. I got pretty good at holding that note at the end for many measures.

  13. Robin August 6, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    I’m already there, but would love to bring more of my crew- hot night, red hot band…couldn’t find more talent anywhere else than in Portland!

  14. Shona August 6, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    I love Chris and his concerts are the best ever! Pick me please

  15. Thrasa Michael August 6, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    Chris is my favorite vocalist of all time☺️

  16. Melissa August 6, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    I absolutely love Chris Isaak, this concert is after my birthday and would be the best present I could get. Heck, knowing how my birthdays go, this might be my only present.

  17. Linda August 6, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    I have loved Chris since he had his show on showtime. Would be great to see him in person!!

  18. Ilesha August 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    This would be awesome to win!

  19. Paul Hirshfield August 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    I’ve never been to Oregon Zoo. concert Series and would love to go also have never seen Chris Isaak and am a HUGE fan!
    This would truly be a remarkable night !

  20. Jen August 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    This would be the most amazing anniversary gift to surprise my husband with!!

  21. Kyle Stasse August 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm #


  22. Tid August 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    because I’m all about the rockabilly

  23. Doug Child August 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    I’ve been to one of his shows, and it was the most fun ever! I’d love to go…..

  24. Mei August 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    Love Chris Isaak!

  25. El Shecky August 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    My 61st birthday is next week. I have been connected to his music for years. It moves me! I know I am not alone.

  26. Charity August 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    I have heard he performs a great concert, I would love to see it.

  27. Mark August 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    Chris Isaak is the man! It would be a great way to spend an August Saturday night.

  28. Megan August 6, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    Oh please let me and my sister have our teenage selves dream come true. I can bet she will be throwing her panties and I will not be knowing her the whole time. We would have a blast! Thank you for the chance..

  29. Ron T August 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    I love Rock & Roll, Rockabilly and Rock. Seeing Chris Isaak at the zoo, would accomplish
    2 things. Seeing all that the Portland Zoo has to offer and listening to some great music, too.
    Please pick me, and if so, I’ll bring my mom, as well.

  30. Karen Gillis August 6, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    Would love to see this show!

  31. lindy August 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    Pick meeeee please

  32. Scott August 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  33. Michael August 6, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    OH I don’t wanna fall in love

  34. Michelle August 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    This would be such a fun concert! Plus I’ve never been to a zoo concert :-)

  35. Susan August 6, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    Absolutely love Chris Isaak! He is such a talented performer and I would love to see him in concert at my favorite place, the Oregon Zoo. What a combo!

  36. Erica August 6, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

    Chris Issak is from my hometown of Stockton, CA! I have never had the privilege of seeing him live. Watching him sing at the zoo would make it an even cooler experience!

  37. lori August 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    Would love to see him in concert!

  38. Paula August 6, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    I haven’t seen him perform live in AGES—would love to again.

  39. Alex S August 6, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    I would like to go to this one…….:}

  40. Shelly Wilkerson August 6, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    Sounds like great fun!

  41. Janet August 6, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    We’ve. never been to a.zoo concert, my friends say they’re lots of fun.

  42. Margaret J August 6, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    Would love to take my Turkish exchange daughter to hear music I grew up with at the zoo!

  43. Dawn August 6, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

    This would make my year! A friend and I would love to go for a concert w Chris. She’s differently abled, I’m just special, and the two of us would rock the night away!!

  44. Paul August 7, 2015 at 12:13 am #

    This would be a ♦Fabulous Anniversary Evening♦ for my ♦Wife & I♦ just Listening to ♦Chris Isaak’s Mesmerizing Music Live!♦

  45. Lynn August 7, 2015 at 5:34 am #

    I wanna fall in love

  46. Dave G August 7, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    Would Love this, and so would my wife!!

  47. Lorelee August 7, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    I would LOVE to go!

  48. Valeska August 7, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    It would be amazing to take my father for his 44th birthday. He is such a fan of Chris Isaak, I grew up listening to his music. I feel nostalgic already!

  49. Ellie August 7, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    I used to go to Zoo Concerts as a kid and haven’t been to one since I moved back to Portland two years ago. I would love to go back, especially to see Chris Isaak!

  50. Cory August 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    Puts on one of the best shows ever!!!!!!!

  51. Issa August 7, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    It would be the best birthday present to my husband – who is a HUGE fan!!!!! Win me some good wife points ;)

  52. Emily August 8, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    What an awesome date night!

  53. Kim August 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    I have never gotten over Chris, even with the wicked game he plays on my adoring heart. So since he can’t see me I would love to admire him a little closer lol :)

  54. Jennifer August 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    Tickets, awesome and please!

  55. Carly August 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    I just want to see the lions.

  56. Perry August 9, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    George Thurogood was the Shiz at the zoo, I can’t wait for this show

  57. Donielle August 9, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    This would be a great concert to attend at the zoo! I would be so thankful if I won these tickets, I have the perfect date in mind!

  58. Sandi August 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    This would be a great excuse to ask someone for a ‘date! :-)

  59. Linda S August 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    I want to go see him at the zoo.

  60. Leonard August 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    Love the zoo shows

  61. Deb Evelyn August 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    Because Chris Isask rocks and I want to too (And what better venue than the zoo)

  62. marissa August 11, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    because my mom will be in town from the midwest and she would probably implode seeing this!

  63. Scott August 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    This has a lot of comments, so longer odds.

  64. Jennifer Webb August 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    Winner winner and maybe some chicken dinner after!!

  65. Jim chillemi August 12, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

    One of the most amazing voices I have ever heard

  66. John August 13, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    Should be an awesome concert!

  67. Kristy Alberty August 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    Please select me?
    I promise not to let the animals loose this time. And, as I have explained before, that was not so much an animal-release act, as it was an “in the wrong place at the wrong time” situation.

    Although Portland may have its share of political protests, the mass of fruit bats and meerkats that emerged from the darkness during that Timber Producers’ Annual Soiree and Hog-Calling Contest had nothing to do with me. I personally LIKE timber producers, as long as I remember to keep my hands and feet away from their face.

    But the meerkats and fruit bats were freed by agents unknown to me.

    And anyway, I like Chris Isaac. Please pick me for the free tix? Thank you for your time! ;)

  68. Sasha August 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    Because Chris Isaak is the mad sexy song-beast I need to see this summer!!

  69. Kaylee August 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    My boyfriend is a HUGE Chris Isaak fan! A chance to check him out in person would blow his miiind!

  70. Jeff August 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    What a wicked thing to do, to not pick me to win these tickets.

  71. Jeff August 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    I should have just rhymed “do” with “zoo” there. I don’t deserve to win…

  72. Claire August 13, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    I love him

  73. Lance Wise August 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    Elvis, Johnny, Roy, Chris and Lance too.

  74. Marissa August 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    I’d love to go, have never been to the zoo!

  75. Wayne August 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    I have been to many concerts at the zoo but not to see Chris Issac. Would be a great concert to attend before going back to school.

  76. Eddy G August 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Isaac, music to my ears
    Whoever gets this is going to have a great time ,enjoy!

  77. Christine August 13, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    It would be a special treat to see Chris perform, especially at the Zoo!

  78. Tina August 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    Kangaroo. :)

  79. BRIANNA August 13, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    because he’s amazing and my husband and i really need a date!!!!

  80. Wynand August 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    Chris is a class act, it would be great to see him at a great venue!

  81. Kelly Gappmayer August 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    Chris Isaak. Need I say more?

  82. Teresa August 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    Love the zoo concerts!

  83. kanna August 13, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    I would love to take my awesome sister-in-law to see her favorite singer!

  84. Steph August 14, 2015 at 7:47 am #

    Me me me!!!!! (hand waving in the air ever so exuberantly)

  85. Chris Johnson August 14, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    Chris Isaac! Let’s do this.

  86. Cory August 14, 2015 at 8:06 am #

    He is the coolest!!!!!!!

  87. Su August 14, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    I was in Bend once and realized Chris Isaac was playing. I couldn’t get into the concert, so I sat on the grass across the river, at the mall, and enjoyed every second. Heart Shaped Wheel is one of my favorite CD’s ever. It would be wicked cool to win these tickets!

  88. Tom P August 14, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    Oh yeah, he’s back. Always a great entertainer

  89. Lee August 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    Baby done a bad, bad thing and If I don’t get these tickets I know that somebody’s cryin’!

  90. Jenny Jo August 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    Portland was on fire and no one could save me but you.
    Strange words of desire sung at the Portland zoo…
    I never dreamed that I’d hear you at the Portland Zoo..
    And I can only dream that I’ll win these tickets for two…

  91. Mike August 15, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    I love this music, that’s the entire reason.

  92. Brad August 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Date Night!

  93. John Thomas August 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    love his song “wicked game”!

  94. R. Powell August 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    I’ve been too broke to be able to pay for the tickets…. that and I could use a great reason to get out on a Date Night with my wonderful wife.

  95. Jayne Bailey August 16, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

    This is my parents anniversary and my dad recently passed so would LOVE to honor him and take my mother to this sure to be fantastic concert

  96. Susan August 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see Chris Isaak in concert…and I’m very sure he wants me to be there, too!

  97. Ashlyn J August 17, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    Please choose me for the concert tickets. It would be a wonderful evening for my hubs and I to get away for an evening without the kiddos…doesn’t happen too often anymore! :)

  98. Jonny Bradley August 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    My wife is disabled and has been through years of chronic pain symptoms. Chris Isaac holds a lot of meaning to us. We both have loved him throughout his career and his songs were a big part of our first getting together. We have been married now for 18 years and I would love to surprise her with a concert to bring us back to those days. Thanks.

  99. corey August 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    one of my favorites

  100. Jaclyn August 18, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    I’ve never seen Chris Isaak live and he sounds amazing, I would love to see him!

  101. Selina August 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    Would be pretty cool to surprise MY mom this weekend with tickets to see the show

  102. Kim August 20, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    We would LOVE to see Chris Isaak live! It would be great to surprise my husband with these for his upcoming birthday!

  103. Deborah August 20, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    I want to go. Chris Isaak puts on a great show.

  104. lorea August 20, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    This is my Mom’s crush. Her birthday was on the 15th and I could do better than a bottle of wine! *********

  105. Kiefer Goldberg August 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    I’ve always been a gigantic Chris Isaak fan, but have never had the opportunity to see him live!

  106. Renata August 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    What a wicked game you play to make me feel this way,
    What a wicked thing to do, to make me dream of winning tickets through this PDX Pipeline contest!

  107. FuR August 20, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Haven’t been to a zoo concert this summer, would be fun to see Chris.

  108. miles August 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    This would be soooo cool to take my girl to

  109. Bobbie Kramer August 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me! I oh so need a night out!

  110. jean zuelke August 20, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

    Have never seen Chris Isaak. So it seems to be a perfect time to see him.

  111. Lynn August 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    If I win, I’m taking my sister! She’s madly in love with Chris!!!

  112. Richard August 20, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    Hey, Hey Baby!

  113. Tim August 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    He my idol

  114. Mr Karl Michael Jacobson August 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    My last minute entry feels very lucky

  115. Stuart Kemp August 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    Uh yes please! I’m hoping wishing pleading for the chance to go!

  116. Kathryn Milojevic August 21, 2015 at 5:14 am #

    Chris Isaak, food and wine, nice atmosphere, husbands birthday! Perfect present!!!

  117. Michelle August 21, 2015 at 6:07 am #

    I’ve seen him 2 times….3rd times a charm! Can’t imagine a better way to spend an evening.

  118. Matt August 21, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    I need to Chris’ mirrored suit in action again.

  119. Karen finlayson August 21, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    I lost my virginity to Chris Isaak. I want to reminisce about that sweet sweet night. I have a new boy friend now and iiiiiii wannnnaaaaaa ffaaaallllll iiiiiinnnnn lllllloooovvvvveeeee with him at the show!

  120. Kim August 21, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    I’d like to win the tickets because I’m a huge fan. But also I’ve got plans with someone with whom we are trying to be friends. And if that doesn’t work and it’s awkward at least I get an amazing concert out of it.

  121. Amy Carrick August 22, 2015 at 5:36 am #

    Of course I’d live to spend an afternoon /evening at the Zoo – I’ve never seen Chris Isaak though I have been a fan of his music .since 1986 – love to win these tickets

  122. Jeremiah August 22, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    Oh iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii wanna win tickets

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