Win Tickets ($70): An Intimate Evening with MATISYAHU @ Crystal Ballroom | Reggae , Hip Hop, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Intimate Evening with MATISYAHU @ Crystal Ballroom on February 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 15.


From our sponsors:
An Intimate Evening with MATISYAHUAn Intimate Evening with MATISYAHU
February 18, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $30 ADV, $35 Doors | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Matthew Paul Miller (born June 30th, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania), better known by his stage name Matisyahu (which means “Gift of God” in Yiddish), is an American rapper and reggae musician.

It’s no coincidence whatsoever that Miller actively chooses to go by a name that very clearly references his Jewish upbringing and faith; his early life, prior to his breakthrough as a musician, is defined initially by the strictness with which he was brought up to adhere to his religion, and then just how spectacularly he managed to break away from it in his teens, when he dropped out of high school, began taking drugs and spent as much time as he could following the band Phish around as they toured. Once he managed to put that behind him, though, he aligned himself with a Hasidic community in New York and began to make music, releasing his first record “Shake Off the Dust…Arise” on a label specifically designed to help promote Jewish musicians.

Since then, he’s become popular in circles much wider than the niche area of the music industry that he began in, and his third record, “Youth”, was enough to see him named Best Reggae Musician by Billboard in 2006. He’s carved out something of a cult fanbase, based in part purely on his irrepressibly charismatic personality, and further boosts to his career like the scooping of the Best Documentary Feature at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival for the movie Unsettled, in which he’s featured heavily, as well as having his track “One Day” featured in NBC advertising for the Olympic Games, have ensured that his star remains on the rise; his newest record, “Akeda”, has seen him strip back his sound to rave reviews.

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52 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): An Intimate Evening with MATISYAHU @ Crystal Ballroom | Reggae , Hip Hop, Rock

  1. Ryan denning February 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm #


  2. Melissa Fowler February 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    This would be great

  3. jeff linsday February 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    I want to go

  4. Bret jarvis February 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    I would love to take my lady

  5. James Gregg February 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

    “I think there is a tendency for people to get rigid and caught up in their beliefs of what is right and wrong, and they lose sight of humanity. Being human has to come first before right or wrong.”

    One day…
    One day…
    One day…

  6. Jasmine B February 9, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    He is truly amazing!!! Would love to see him live!!

  7. alex February 9, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    My mother & I would love to go. We have been fans of his for quite some time.

  8. Kai February 9, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    I do like his music and remeber listening to his sounds before moving to Oregon. It’s great that he will be giving a show here in Portland.

  9. Marc Goldsticker February 10, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    I have been listening to Matisyahu for years now! I took a few trips to Israel and listening to his music while driving through the country is AMAZING!

  10. Kat Arnold February 10, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    I’m a huge fan and want to introduce them to my fiancé!

  11. Heather February 10, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    Yes please

  12. Christopher February 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    Visiting from out of state that weekend and it would be fantastic to see such an incredible artist (looking to impress my girlfriend)!

  13. lorea February 10, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    Ibe been wondering about what’s going on with him this past year and excited to possibly see him live. This would be a great show!!!!

  14. Shannon barber February 10, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    So stoked to see that he’s playing here in Portland! Would love to see him

  15. courtney February 10, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    From the moment I heard Matisyahu’s first album, ’Shake Off The Dust…Arise’; I was instantly hooked and have been a fan ever since. His beatboxing is top level as are his rhymes and how he spits his lyrics. I would be honored to see him perform live!

  16. Elaina February 11, 2016 at 11:22 am #

    Matisyahu changed my life. I’d love for the chance to weep at his feet. And listen to the sweet sweet tunes, of course.

  17. Dee February 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    This would be amazing! I hope I get picked!

  18. Jenn February 11, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    I’ve always been a fan of his!

  19. T-Dah February 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    been interested in Matisyahu for some time, but have never seen him live. would looove to be there. My SO will dig it, too, I’m sure!

  20. Rylee February 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Matisyahu is a beautiful artist with an even more beautiful mind. He has inspired me to open up my mind and heart and to look forward to the day that we are all United as one. One day.

  21. Tony February 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Have never seen him live – this would be awesome!

  22. Sam v February 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    I have got to see him live I just love his positive energy!!

  23. Alia February 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    I would love to win because it’s my last free week to have a good time before I work evenings all summer! I’ve never been to Crystal ball room and sounds like a blast! Xoxoxo:-)

  24. Dave G. February 11, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    From one yahoo to another…

  25. Jacob February 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm #


  26. Valerie Thompson February 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    I absolutely would love to attend love the music and would love to take my musician boyfriend!

  27. Andy February 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    We’ve loved MATISYAHU for years!! That would be an amazing show!

  28. TF February 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Anything at the Crystal!

  29. Maureen A. February 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    Would love to see him live!

  30. Guy Smith February 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    Taking my daughter and this will be awesome

  31. Steve Ferrero February 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

    I’d love to take my son. He’s a big fan. I like him too!

  32. Christina February 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    I could use some of this in my life right now – sounds like a fun show!

  33. Lea Anna February 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Sounds like a great night!

  34. Stephanie February 11, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    Dream show! I can close my eyes and feel the energy right now, the stars in my eyes and I smile huge.

  35. chris February 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    Ugh! I have been a fan for soooo long and have never seen him live! pleas count me in!

  36. Ameyalli February 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    I’ve never won anything in my life, this would be a great evening to spend with my honeys as a Valentine’s gift.

  37. Lynn S February 11, 2016 at 11:39 pm #

    I enjoy reggae music and this looks like the show to attend!

  38. Jesse February 12, 2016 at 12:34 am #

    Never seen him live. I want to take my girl to her first show here since moving back to Portland. Great way to celebrate her being back, with style!

  39. Katie February 12, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    I’ve loved Matisyahu ever since I went on Birthright to Israel! I have his CD and always blast it during long car trips – it’s the best roadtrip chill music! I’d love to finally see him in concert. Thanks for hosting!

  40. Lily February 12, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    Birthday month… I love the Crystal and all the beautiful people it brings together. I love Matisyahu’s music and would love to see him live. It’s been a rough start to my year so far and could use a little musical boost. Thanks for the opportunity! Thanks pdx pipeline!

  41. Ed February 12, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    Always look forward to catching Matisyahu, would be great to see him again!

  42. Ella February 12, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    I love MATISYAHU, and have never seen him. Winner winner soy chicken dinner??!

  43. Molli Vandehey February 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    reggae soothes my soul, this would be so great to take my guy to

  44. Brad February 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    This dude is an Artist!

  45. Heather February 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    I would love to see Matisyahu, hook me up if you can.

  46. panda February 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    give it a go i say

  47. Ty Williams February 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    Just send me my mutha funkin tickets Masan!!

  48. Monica February 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    I love, love, love his music. And it’s my birthday on 2/15! It would be the best kind of gift!

  49. John Brown February 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    Awesome sauce

  50. Marie February 14, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    Matisyahau is one of the most unique and innovative artists.

  51. Jessi February 14, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    Matis Please!!!

  52. lorraine martinez January 30, 2017 at 7:53 pm #

    I would love to attend. My bithday is on the 17th and my husband and I are big fans.

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