Win Tickets ($44): Jake Bugg @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Indie Rock, Folk, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jake Bugg @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts on September 9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 29.


From our sponsors:
jake_bugg_oregonZoo_mediaArtJake Bugg
September 9, 2016
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $22.50-52.50 | All Ages

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

In Jake Bugg’s hometown of Nottingham it’s a habit of speech not to say “on my own” but “on my one.” “As in, ‘Whadya leave me on my one for?’” explains Bugg. “It’s just something we say in Notts. But in a lot of ways it sums up this record because it mainly has been just me on my own. The first album where I’ve written everything myself, and produced a lot of it myself. There are a few tracks with other musicians but most of it is just me playing all the instruments, including bass and drums. A proper one man band. So it’s been a very solitary process.”

Written and recorded when Bugg was still 21, On My One is the strongest testament yet to the talent of one of the most prodigious British singer-songwriters to emerge in the last five years. Bugg’s incredible ascent began in 2012 when his self-titled debut album entered the UK charts at number one (aged 18, making him the youngest British male artist ever to do so), going on to sell double platinum and shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. Success only accelerated Bugg’s creative momentum, releasing a follow-up twelve months later, 2013’s richly textured Shangri La, recorded in Malibu with Rick Rubin. That album returned Bugg to the top five, earning him his second Brits nomination, a landmark show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a UK arena tour climaxing at a sold-out Alexandra Palace. Between their various collaborators both albums provided Bugg with an invaluable foundation – so when the time came to make his third, he was finally ready to go it alone.

“I was only 18 and 19 making my first two albums,” says Bugg. “I worked with loads of really good people, producers and co-writers, and I learned a lot from them, whether in the studio or just helping with song ideas. I see it like making those albums was my version of going to college, my musical education. When I finished touring Shangri La at the end of 2014 I’d already decided I was going to take a whole year and do the next one entirely by myself. I wasn’t trying to prove a point, it was purely for my own sake. I saw it as the logical next step in my development as a songwriter. It was a challenge, but something I felt I had to do.”

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

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157 Responses to Win Tickets ($44): Jake Bugg @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Indie Rock, Folk, Rock

  1. Heather Oliveras May 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Would be an amazingl experience and memory to share with my wonderful daughter, Sarah, as she graduates high school and before she heads off to college! So fun…!

    • Laurie Palfrey July 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

      OMG was my response when I heard Jake Bugg was going to be at the Zoo this summer. Days before I was turned on to the BBC series “Happy Valley”. I liked the series but fell in love with the theme song. I had to know who was the singer. I had never heard of Jake Bugg before the BBC series. How I would love to actually hear him in person. I want so much to go and enjoy a,new to me, intriguing and beguiling singer songwriter.

    • Kath Rogers July 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      A great venue at the Oregon Zoo with a top artist, what could be better!
      Plus it’s our wedding anniversary:)

    • lititia July 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

      he is so young would love to watch him grow prefessionally

    • Madeline Nico August 21, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      I will be moving to the Portland area from Chicago, IL 2 days before the show and would love to attend! “I walk right into the path of a lightning bolt!” <3

  2. Jeremy May 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    This is going to sound funny but my girlfriend has a HUGE crush on him and it would be amazing if I could surprise her with tickets! Thank you!!

  3. Alexi Wattez May 2, 2016 at 6:35 pm #

    I have been a huge fan of Jake Bugg ever since his self-titled album was released. I never really get the chance to see a lot of gigs because a) I can’t afford them and b) no one I know actually likes indie music. I’ve missed a lot of opportunities. Now that I’ve gone off to college, I’ve met some wonderful people who share my taste. I think it would be a blast to listen to some great music with new friends and make some memories we’ll always look back on fondly.

  4. Linda S May 3, 2016 at 9:59 am #

    I love going to the zoo for music. I saw Jake at the SLS but only for four songs

  5. Alex May 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    because it sounds awesome!

  6. mike f May 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    cool.sounds fun

  7. Tim May 5, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    Would really like to see Jake at the Oregon Zoo, great venue!

  8. Jennifer May 5, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    I have heard that this guy is really good so I would love tickets to go see him play at the zoo.
    Pick Me!

  9. Hannah May 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    I love concerts at the zoo.

  10. April C. May 5, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

    I would love to have this be my first concert at the zoo! If he can perform and play all of the musical instruments, I don’t want to miss that.

  11. Tom P May 5, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    I’ve seen this guy. He’s good.

  12. Mandy May 5, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    Would love to win this for date night with the huz!

  13. Scott Worthington May 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    i would love to be Bugged at the Zoo! pick me!

  14. Dave G May 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Animals & Bugg…Oh my!

  15. Nigel Peck May 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    I love to see Buggs at the Zoo

  16. cory May 5, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    A Bugg at the Zoo is perfection!!!!!!

  17. Keith D May 5, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

    He is an amazing talent reminiscent of Dylan and the folk singers of yore. I’ve followed him since his first album and would love to see his raw talent live. Plus I recently lost my job, so pick me pick me pick me!! Pretty please?

  18. Anne May 5, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

    If our summer sucks, we can still look forward to a wonderful Jake concert.

  19. Jenn May 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

    Yes please!

  20. Aleksandra May 5, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    This might be really fun!

  21. Jenny May 6, 2016 at 12:24 am #

    I’ve never gone to a zoo concert, but would love to!

  22. Ali May 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    He’s an amazing musician.

  23. Lea Anna May 8, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    Sounds like fun

  24. Mark May 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    Zoo and music!

  25. Marc Goldsticker May 9, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    He is so good!

  26. Marc May 11, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    Yes please

  27. T_smada May 12, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    animals & english musicians YEAH YEAH!!!!! sounds like a party to me ;)

  28. Mikey B May 12, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    Yes Please

  29. Scott R Worthington May 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    i would love to be able to see him actually smile at an event! pick me! and i’ll share the photo (if it happens)

  30. Brooke May 12, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    would love to go to the zoo concert with my kiddo!

  31. Cory May 12, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    The Buggman rocks!

  32. Toni Hero May 12, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    Pick me!

  33. T R May 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    Great artist at the best venue.

  34. Roger May 12, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

    Intriguing artist. Have heard good things about his live shows and would love to be there. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  35. Paula Seid May 13, 2016 at 9:46 am #

    I’ve not heard of this artist, but it looks like he could fast become one of my favorites! I love new, indie, folk and eclectic. I would love to go!!!

  36. Brad May 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    I haven’t caught the Bugg yet, but I’m willing to be exposed to it.

  37. steve parker May 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome guy to listen to.

  38. Marc Goldsticker May 16, 2016 at 12:12 pm #


  39. Marc May 17, 2016 at 7:09 am #

    Would love to see jake bugg!

  40. BEN LARSEN May 17, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    I’d love to visit the zoo and see a good concert with my wife.

  41. marc May 18, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    I would love to go!

  42. Emily May 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    This would be a great show to see at the zoo!

  43. Adam May 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    Please so much i would love to see Jake live.

  44. Brittanie McGurk May 18, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    I love concerts at the Zoo!

  45. Tim May 19, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    The zoo’s a great venue for this guy.
    Would love some tickets!

  46. Jessica F May 19, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    Can I bugg you for these tickets?

  47. Jenny May 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  48. Tawny May 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    Love his music! Saw him at the skype Lounge!

  49. John Martin May 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    Would totally love to see this.

  50. Tim May 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    Tickets, Tickets, Tickets for me!

  51. mauraborealice May 20, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    May be the only way that we get to the zoo,as it is not on our usual circuit.
    Looking forward to hearing him for the first time.

  52. Tim May 21, 2016 at 10:01 am #

    So zoo me!

  53. Perry May 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    The zoo it’s such a great venue for such a great show!!

  54. Ellen May 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    Jake Bugg=awesome

  55. Tim May 24, 2016 at 10:03 am #


  56. Tim May 25, 2016 at 8:11 am #

    Saw him when he opened for the Black Keys, he has a great live show.
    Would like to go. . . . .

  57. April May 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert. I’d love to go!

  58. Kaj Persson May 29, 2016 at 1:02 am #

    Would be a great opportunity for me to take out my fiancee and have a nice time together. We weren’t able to do a lot since we both joined Central City Concern, since we both needed to put a lot of work in to get to the place we are in now.

  59. Marc June 1, 2016 at 8:15 am #

    Yes please!

  60. Angie colantino June 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    Lets do this Jake!!!

  61. Shillina June 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

    I’d like to go because it would be fun to see Jake and bring the bf!

  62. Jessica June 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

    Been listening to Jake for a few years…he’s so talented! It’s great that a young artist can be so successful without defaulting to pop music. Would love to see him do a show at the zoo.

  63. Lori June 3, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    Would love to win!

  64. Marc June 3, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    Would love to go to this!

  65. Meghan June 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    Most adorablest talent!

  66. Yume Delegato June 4, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    I really liked Jake Bugg the last time I saw him, and a Saturday Oregon Zoo concert sounds good!

  67. Marc June 7, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    I love jake bugg!

  68. Pam June 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    Absolutely LOVE Jake Bugg! Saw him with the Black Keys at the Moda Center! So much talent. Very impressed! Would love to see him again!

  69. Jennifer June 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    My first zoo concert – make it happen, please!

  70. Rose Mignano June 14, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    I want to jam with the lion, tigers and bears – oh my!

  71. panda June 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    jake the snake

  72. Dejon Grittman June 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Would love to take the whole family to this event! Thank you!

  73. Rachel C. June 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    I would love a good excuse to have a fun night out!

  74. Scott R Worthington June 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    i am bugging you again for tickets to this show, Jake would be fun, maybe even get him to smile!

  75. 503geek June 16, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    Pipeline… if there is a way that you could throw them free tickets my way this would be a riot!

  76. Tom Bird June 16, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    Any concert at the Zoo is a Blast

  77. Ellen June 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    Jake bugg. Yes, please…

  78. Ellen June 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    Jake bugg. Yes, please

  79. rich peet June 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    Would be perfect event to take my son to right before he leaves for boot-camp. Great father and son time.

  80. paulk June 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    I would love to see Jake Bugg, he is a young Bob Dylan. And I haven’t been to a zoo concert since I was a kid! Those are some of my fondest memories!

  81. Michelle Blake June 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    He’s great! Tickets! Tickets! Tickets! I want to win!!!

  82. Kelsey June 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    he’s adorable–can I adopt him?

  83. Ciarra June 22, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    I would love to win to take my kids!

  84. Kaylee June 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Just another passerby in the path of a lightning booooolt!

    Would be wonderful to treat my best friend to this event! We love him!

  85. Sarah Roberson June 23, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    Would love to take my best friend to hear Jake Bugg. I’ve been wanting to see Jake in concert. He’s great! Would LOVE to be there!

  86. panda June 23, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    I want his hair!

  87. Alison Pate June 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    I would absolutely love to go!

  88. John June 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    I’m into a bugg-a-lug shook-ra-doo at the zoo.

  89. Alex June 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  90. Medson June 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    I love Jake Bugg and would love to see him live

  91. Windy July 1, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    Yes please! Would be excited to win these for me and my beloved!

  92. Scott Pierce July 1, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    This would be fun.

  93. Chuck Fall July 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    I can have me a Fitz or I can have me a tantrum – I’ll take both please. Never seen the Fitz but happy feet are tingling just thinking about it. Love the PDX Pipeline ticketpalooza!!!!!

  94. Brin July 3, 2016 at 6:10 am #

    New-found artist- love him and would love to see him at the zoo and treat a friend!

  95. Grace July 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Ooooh, he’s great! I would love to go!! I’ve never been to a Zoo concert!

  96. Rebecca Hilberg July 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

    His music could even make bugs dance heehee

  97. Tricia July 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    My grandmother is coming into town this weekend! I’d love to take her.

  98. Heidi July 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    I’d love to take my daughter!

  99. Beth July 6, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    Yes! I love Jake Bugg! I missed him last time he came to PDX so would love to see him at the zoo! I’ve also never seen a show there, so double awesome!!

  100. Luke Dumyahn July 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    My brother gave me a Jake Bugg CD and I love his toons now. Would love to see him in concert especially outside at the zoo!!

  101. Donna July 7, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    First heard him on The Spectrum a few years back. Thought he was amazing then and still do, would love to see him!

  102. GeekPower July 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Interested… anyone with free tickets….? Pipeline help me out… heard the zoo is looking for some new animals… lol!

  103. mk July 11, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    Would love to see Jake!

  104. Lisa July 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    What a great event. Folk rock with the animals.

  105. Lisa July 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    I would take a friend and enjoy a nice evening at the zoo. Would be great to hear Jake.

  106. Brin July 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    Never seen him, new listener, can’t wait!

  107. Aaron July 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Name that movie: “Are you in the show? / No, actually, I’m English! / Oh. Sorry.”

  108. Casey July 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    Jake is great!

  109. Kris July 20, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    This sounds really great!

  110. Dave G. July 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    Hope you don’t bugg out that I want these tickets !

  111. Lisa July 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

    Luv the venue and the event. WHAT could possible be better?


  112. Judy Wiebe July 22, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    What an amazing concert for my oldest grand daughter to see! Fabulous!

  113. Renee July 26, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    Would love to see him live with my sister for our birthdays!

  114. Noel July 26, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    Hoping to see Jake crack a smile. This can only happen if I get to see him.

  115. Judy Wiebe July 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    Jake is young and talented and it’s a concert I’d love to send my oldest daughter to for her birthday! She would love him and it would make her feel special!

  116. Lisa July 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    This would make my summer.

  117. Sara Goldman July 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

    I would love to hear this!

  118. Benjamin July 29, 2016 at 10:42 am #

    Please consider me.

  119. Margaret H July 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    Would love to wrap up the summer with Jake Bugg at the zoo.

  120. Jorden Schmidt August 2, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    hmm new Bugg exhibit at the zoo, sounds neat

  121. Katie August 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert!! Sounds amazing!

  122. Rachel Terry August 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Would love to see a show at the zoo!

  123. Kelley Pearce August 2, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    Would love to take my daughter visiting from Reno!

  124. Mike Pendlebury August 3, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    I’d love to go as I’ve not been to the Zoo before and because I love Jake Bugg’s music! “Lightening Bolt” is a TUNE!!!

  125. Christopher August 4, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    Ok! I would really love to see Jake Bugg! I believe he is one of the best! newer Artist’s to come around. I would like to say this whole year and especially this past month has been nothing but a “negative” time for me…2016 has not been good and this past month! takes the cake! I would love nothing more for something in a “positive” nature to come knocking on my door for a change.

  126. Jennifer August 8, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    Saw this guy at the Black Keys concert a couple of years ago but I would like to see him at the Zoo’s outdoor venue.

  127. Judy Wiebe August 8, 2016 at 11:28 pm #

    Jack Bug at the Zoo Concerts is calling my name!

  128. Christopher Carson August 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Well, I have had the worst year ever! I would love to see Jake Bugg. I have been wanting to go but simply cannot afford it. I wanted to take my Niece with me as a surprise. Once again, the year I’ve had was absolutely! ridiculous! and to have something go my way like winning a pair of tickets for Jake Bugg would make this year seem not so bad.

  129. Tim August 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    He puts on a great live show.

  130. Lisa August 11, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    Bugg with the animals at the Zoo. Count me in.

  131. Jahnel August 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    i LOVE jake bugg! and I haven’t been to an Oregon Summer Concert yet, so he would be a GREAT first time show! :)

  132. Judy August 16, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    My grandaughter would love to see Jake Bugg. She loves him!

  133. Kelly August 16, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    I would love to see him in concert.

  134. Karen August 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    I love the zoo and Jake Bugg.

  135. Karen August 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Would be a highlight for the end of summer!

  136. Margaret H August 17, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  137. Jodi August 18, 2016 at 6:58 am #

    Would love to see Jake Bugg at the Zoo!

  138. Amy S August 19, 2016 at 7:15 am #

    I neeeed a date night!

  139. Heidi August 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    Jake is incredibly gifted and I’d love to see him live!

  140. CHRIS MILLER August 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    I love Jake’s music and would love to see him at the zoo live !

  141. Tara Amiri August 23, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Love Jake Bugg, Love PDX Pipeline, never been to the PDX zoo, would love tickets to this event!!!!!

  142. Mara zellinger August 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    Never been to a zoo concert. Would love to go :)

  143. Mario August 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    I just moved to Portland from Spain. I never got the chance to see Jake Bugg live in Spain and I can’t think of a better way to start my adventure in Portland than with a concert at the zoo! How cool does that sound? #FingersCrossed Thanks

  144. Emily Holland August 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    I don’t mean to Bugg anyone, and I thought I’ve “Seen It All,” but it’d be pretty amazing to go!!

  145. Cora August 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    I would love to win tix to see Jake Bugg! His lyrics are amazing!

  146. Becky Poehler August 25, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    I would love to go to a zoo concert!!!

  147. Cheyenne Terbrueggen August 25, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    Yes! My nine-year-old thinks he is the dreamiest. Or whatever the British equivalent of dreamy is. Me, me, me!

  148. Emily McCarty August 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    It’s been so long since I’ve seen Jake Bugg, I’m buggin’ out to see him again!!!

  149. Hannah August 27, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    One of my best girlfriends and I recently reconciled after 2 years of fall out and I’d really love to surprise her with tickets to Jake Bugg (she adores him) as a gesture of goodwill and show my commitment to us staying friends!! I grew up in this city yet somehow I’ve never been to a zoo concert!

  150. Kristin Cedar August 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    I’ve been listening to Jake Bugg for a couple years and would love to have the opportunity to see him perform live. He’s a great musician!

  151. Marc August 29, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    Yes please!!!!!!.

  152. Jessie September 1, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Zoo + Music = Win-Win!

  153. catie September 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    love the zoo, its full of pokies!

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