Win Tickets ($87): case/lang/veirs @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | w/ Andy Shauf, Indie Folk, Free Digital Download

We are giving away a pair of tickets to case/lang/veirs @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts on July 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 27.


From our sponsors:
case/lang/veirs @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concertscase/lang/veirs (neko case / k.d. lang / laura veirs)
July 2, 2016
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $43.50 – $73.50 (includes digital download) | All Ages

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

With every ticket purchased online for case / lang / veirs, you will receive one digital copy of their self titled upcoming album, in stores 6/17/16. On the albums release date, you will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album. For ticket purchases made after the album release date you will receive redemption instructions 7-10 days after your order is placed.

Several years ago on a whim, k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case and Laura Veirs that said, “I think we should make a record together.” The three musicians were very different and barely more than acquaintances–but they liked and admired each other, and it instantly felt right. “She lit the flare,” says Case. “She shot it into the air and we said, ‘Let’s do this.’ Laura and I both responded immediately. There was no question.”

The result is case/lang/veirs, a true collaboration between three phenomenal, self-driven artists: avant-rock icon Case, legendary musical nomad lang, and indie folk star Veirs. The women wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals equally, sometimes even within the same track. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travels through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the undersung.

They worked over two and a half years in Portland, Oregon, where lang and Veirs both live, sometimes in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, others in Veirs’ dining room or backyard studio. The album was written from the ground up without any real plan beyond a desire to make music together and a faith that it would reveal itself. “I just wanted to do something different, something fun,” says lang, who started the initial writing with Veirs. “We grappled with how to proceed in the beginning, because we thought scheduling with Neko, who lives in Vermont and is always on the road, would make it hard to get enough good songs written. We thought, should we do a cover record? But we all felt the strongest thing to do would be to try to write, so we persevered. Laura is such a prolific writer, so she really drove the songwriting, and it came together.” They produced the album with Tucker Martine, at his Portland studio in November 2015.

w/Andy Shauf
Andy Shauf is a storyteller, a singer of heartbreak and regrets, isolation and loneliness, reflecting his prairie surroundings in Regina, Canada. Meticulously written over four years, Shauf’s The Bearer of Bad News is a warm and welcoming album, bathed in weathered piano, dampened drums, softly-strummed guitars and clarinet, which lends its unique timbre to frequently brighten – or hauntingly underscore – the songs’ darker undercurrents. Fans of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson, take note.

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

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115 Responses to Win Tickets ($87): case/lang/veirs @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | w/ Andy Shauf, Indie Folk, Free Digital Download

  1. Kimberley May 16, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    My sweetheart introduced me to Neko Case’s music several years back, and I’ve loved every minute of it since! Adding Laura Veirs and k.d. lang to the mix is sure to make for an absolutely transcendent evening! Would love to take my sweetheart to see them! Thank you! :)

    • GAD June 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

      This is the ultimate supergroup! I would love love love to go.

  2. Aud May 17, 2016 at 12:31 am #

    Neko Case is my spirit animal

  3. Marc Goldsticker May 17, 2016 at 7:08 am #

    Yes Please!

    • Reuben June 23, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

      I”m actually an enormous fan of the opening act, Andy Shauf. I’ve been dying to see him play live these amazing miniature symphonies that he constructs by himself playing every instrument. And Laura Veirs and Neko Case are personal heros. plus k.d. lang? Be still my bleeding, beating, and bleating heart.

  4. Nancy Glassman May 17, 2016 at 8:51 am #

    This concert sounds amazing. Love Neko Case and KD Lang. Looking forward to hearing Laura Veirs. Plus Elephants!!

  5. Amber Hutchins May 17, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    This sounds great! Woohoo summertime funtime

  6. gail May 17, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    Because I’m a huge fan of all three and cannot wait to see them! (Also I’m poor)

  7. E Harty May 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    k.d. lang- it’s been so long. Huge fan!

  8. Lorrie May 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    All three artists are phenomenal. One of my dogs actually is named Neko Case. I would leave my dog home for the show, but I would tell her all about it!

  9. Kelly D May 18, 2016 at 1:42 am #

    It’s been way too long since a zoo concert and these 3 women are awesome musicians. Taking the weekend off to take in all the great music Portland offers. Fingers crossed I’ll be attending this concert.

  10. Brittanie McGurk May 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

    I love zoo concerts!

  11. Bob May 19, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    Nice to see our new neighbor kd playing with the girls

  12. Molli Vandehey May 19, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    had no idea they were from portland, so out of the loop. would love to check out some local talent1

  13. Mikey B May 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Would love to go to this show.

  14. Rya May 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Oh, big time

  15. Dave G. May 19, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    That’s some strong women!

  16. Kristen May 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    I would LOVE to take my boyfriend to this!!

  17. Matthew May 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    yes/please/thank you

  18. Scott May 19, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    kd has always had one of the strongest voices out there, and to have her joined by two women I have wanted to see, but as of yet have not, would be amazing (though I have sure admired the work of Laura’s husband on so many great albums). I sure hope we win these and know my SO will be thrilled to go too!

  19. Chris May 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

    Case/Lang/Veirs is a true Super Trio. Each one could sell out a show in Portland; all three will be an amazing treat! Plus, Andy Shauf is icing on the cake. This will be an evening of fantastic and beautiful voices.

  20. Andrea Garcia May 19, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    I never gone to a concert at the zoo and this one sounds like it would be a night to remember

  21. L May 20, 2016 at 7:42 am #

    Love the zoo concerts. This one will be a blast!

  22. Ed May 20, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    Separate they are all great, together they will be epic!

  23. Betsy LeVine May 20, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    I love all three of these artists and would LOVE to bring my sister to this concert!

  24. Greg May 20, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    Pick me please! This sounds like a great way to start the holiday!

  25. Keisar Betancourt May 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

    KD Lang has been one of my favourite voices since before Crossroads. And I haven’t been to the zoo in a year!

  26. mauraborealice May 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    A great combo at a great venue! Hope to be there too!

  27. Aleksandra May 21, 2016 at 7:59 am #

    Ooooo! I would love to see this!

  28. Pace May 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    Neko Case has been there for me through a lot of emotional highs and lows. It would mean quite a bit to see her perform with these two badass ladies.

  29. Ellen martin May 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    What a trio!

  30. Nancy May 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Pick me! What a fun way to spend a night out!

  31. john May 24, 2016 at 12:35 am #

    I remember first seeing Neko Case opening for The Jayhawks, about 15 years ago. Since then I’ve made it a point to see her everytime she is in town. However, thanks to circumstances outside of my control this might be my first miss. Help me, PDX Pipeline, you’re my only hope.

  32. Elizabeth May 24, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    Oh man, I want to go to this SO BADLY. Three of my all time favorites.

  33. Cathy May 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    This would be such an amazing date night with my partner – we celebrate 10 years together this summer :)

  34. Michael May 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    Sounds like fun

  35. Crystal May 26, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    I have a friend that would die to get these tix!! Choose me!! ;0)

  36. April May 26, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

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

  37. johanna May 27, 2016 at 1:43 am #

    Yes Please

  38. Sandra C May 27, 2016 at 7:27 am #

    Two tired teachers: finally on break. Music to celebrate all the humans and to rejuvenate.

  39. Sue H. May 27, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    I am a fan of all three women, but have been a k.d. lang fan for decades. This concert will be so much fun.

  40. Erin V May 28, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    This would be SO cool! Thanks!

  41. Denise May 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    Such an epic collaboration between these three artists, I would love to experience the magic that will come from this project live.

  42. panda May 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    fell in love with neko at lilith fair when she covered loretta lynn, swoon

    sat next to laura veirs at the premiere of hello, I must be going (which she scored) she was quiet and ate red vines

    and kd :)

  43. Naomi Tsai May 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

    This line up sounds extremely unique and fun! Love music like this

  44. Ditty Nicolaides June 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    Oh MY! YES!

  45. Nadira June 2, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Would love to relax on the zoo grounds with easy listening French lush chamber pop, very romantic!

  46. Emily June 2, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    This will be a great show!

  47. Alexandria Margarella June 2, 2016 at 11:12 am #

    I’m looking for something fun to do with my partner for his birthday!

  48. Bob MacKay June 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    Nice to see our new neighbor, kd, singing with the gals and talking with the animals

  49. Celia June 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    My best friend introduced me to all three of these artists individually, so when I heard they were making music together I dropped everything to listen to the single on their website. I really want tickets to surprise my friend, as well as an impromptu graduation present.

  50. Aurelia Erickson June 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    This is the perfect gift for my friend – would love to take her!

  51. Chris June 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Even if it’s 100 degrees that day I would RUN from a/c to sit in the heat to hear these 3, especially k.d. lang…her sweet voice is always a treat.

  52. Carma z June 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

    Surrounded by every which way and direction…
    Add music
    Dance with Wild Abandonment. Plans for this night.

  53. Kat June 2, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    Love these women. Would be so thankful for opportunity. Thanks!

  54. Lori June 3, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    Would love to win!

  55. Lisa June 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Definitely feel the energy!!!

  56. Arrianna Pursley June 4, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    4 children… need I say more.

  57. Heidi June 6, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    I would love to experience this!

  58. Molli Vandehey June 6, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    what an interesteding combo, this looks amazing~

  59. Miles June 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    I have never been to one of these it would be a time to remember

  60. Mike Mann June 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    I saw KD at the Starry Night many years ago and it remains one of the highlight concerts of my life. These women together – WoW! This is going to be the concert of the summer! i’d love to make this a date with my wife.

  61. Katie June 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    Yes please, these women are powerful!

  62. Sarah June 10, 2016 at 7:56 am #

    haven’t been to a zoo concert in ages! Would love to go!

  63. Maggie S. June 10, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    Because these three women make amazing music separately- what kind of magic will they make together?!?! K.D. Lang is one of the best musical collaborators out there, so I’m guessing the magic will be of the spectacular type. And with the Zoo as the background? Transcendent.

  64. Jan June 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Wow! I would love to see these fabulous women! Yes, please and thanks!

  65. Jesse June 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    Not yet familiar with Veirs, but the thought of even KD and Neko together makes me want to use nauseating words like “transcendent” and “goddesses”… Please make that stop and just give me the tickets. Thanks.

  66. Maggie June 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    In this troubled time in the world, I’d love to be uplifted by these three strong women … Lang, Case, and Veirs … taking me through aches and eras, torch songs, and tributes to the undersung in no better place than the Oregon Zoo, one of my favorite summer concert venues!!

  67. Bianka June 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    I would love to go, this sounds like a blast!

  68. Eva June 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    With this much vocal firepower, I plan to leave with audio bruises all over myself. And a full heart–but I need those tix, pretty please!

  69. Julie June 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    love neco case and this would be fun!!

  70. Lori Nye June 14, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Give me a full dose of 3X joy! : )

  71. Heather June 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    I would love to see this show! I love all 3 of them!!!

  72. Amanda Kubisch June 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    This lineup is to die for!!!

  73. Angela June 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    Love these ladies!

  74. Julia June 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    This concert would make my summer:)

  75. Julia June 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    An amazing lineup. Would love the opportunity to attend!

  76. Susan Marston June 14, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    I would love to be lifted away by the music of these 3 songbirds!

  77. R. Gordon June 14, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    This would be a once in a lifetime show and opportunity!! Love these ladies and what an adventure this would be. Please and thank you!

  78. Luke z June 14, 2016 at 11:32 pm #

    These three ladies make beautiful music in their own rights. I would love to see them live with my girlfriend.

    Also Andy Schauf is some solid emeging talent. I was just introduced to his new record. So good.

  79. AL Scarbo June 15, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    An unfortunate last-minute event cause me to not be able to attend the Starry Night show years ago when k.d. lang blew away the house. I created a dear friend to this day by giving my ticket away to him. I would like to win the tickets to give to my two daughters who are too worried about what to give their dad for Father’s Day. (Hugs and an afternoon of your time)
    Thanks for the chance!

  80. Rachel C. June 15, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    Would love the opportunity to see them live!

  81. Mandy June 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Yes, please. We love us some Neko Case.

  82. Aleks June 16, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    This sounds great!

  83. 503geek June 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    I am not sure who these guys are but a zoo concert cant be bad… let me know about the tix pipeline!

  84. Brad June 16, 2016 at 4:28 pm #


  85. Jessie June 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    My fiance loves them! Please pick us!

  86. Tom Bird June 16, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

    Amazing trio to see.

  87. Courtney J June 16, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

    Zoo concerts are the best! I would love to take my daughter as a welcome to my fabulous hometown!

  88. Carole June 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    PLEASE add my name to the drawing! I just heard about this recording on NPR yesterday. Huge KD Lang fan…hope to go!

  89. Pamela June 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me! 2016 has been rough thus far – show me some sunshine! Thank you.

  90. Shaina June 20, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    I’ve never been to the zoo and this would be a dope way to experience it for the first time :)

  91. lorea jones June 21, 2016 at 6:32 am #

    This is the trio to see. Please consider me!!! I’m ready for a summer show!

  92. Janet June 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    Would LOVE to see this trio of amazing ladies!!!!!

  93. Bob June 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Such an amazing trio! Oh yes!

  94. Jill Sanders June 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    Would love to listen to you at the zoo. Jill

  95. Wayne Lee June 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me!

  96. Vanessa June 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    Would LOVE to go see them all!!

  97. Megan June 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Lady dream team!! Would love to see them perform!

  98. jeanne subotnick June 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

    That is the exact date I will be housing a foreign guest from South Africa (that I’ve never met) What a great introduction to Portland, our incredible zoo and American music at it’s finest!

  99. Rebecca Mendez June 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    I want to hear kd sing live again – saw her at the Aladdin twice.

  100. Kelsey June 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    I haven’t been to a concert in a decade, and I love these women.

  101. Liz June 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

    Would LOVE to win & attend this Concert @ the Zoo!

  102. Jessica Poundstone June 22, 2016 at 7:25 am #

    Love them all (especially Laura!) but can’t afford to go! Would love to win and be able to!

  103. Sabina June 22, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    These three artists have made an incredible impact on music. This musical combination is powerful!

  104. E. Edwards June 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    Sounds awesome. Would love to be there.

  105. Tara Fouch-Moore June 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    Gasp! KD Lang is my childhood hero, Neko Case is my adult hero… This is a powerful trifecta!

  106. Tricia June 22, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

    Have been trying to get to Portland all year, FINALLY getting a chance for the same weekend and have never been to a zoo concert!! LOVE K.D. Lang, love this new album and collaboration, love the zoo, love Portland…please pick me!!

  107. Dryden R Driggers June 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    Love them all!

  108. catie June 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    want to win for my partner!

  109. Micheal V. June 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    I am disabled and have struggled for years with several issues, including what the medical wizards have labeled “Major Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia.” In simple terms, it means you freak out about a lot of things and you usually have an extremely difficult time leaving your home or being in places you feel are over occupied or difficult to escape. At one point, didn’t leave my home for about six months.

    Physically speaking, only months ago, I could not complete a full day out of a wheelchair due to a series of other non-diagnosed concerns. I didn’t get the mail, shopped only in the middle of the night, and would occasionally take a brief walk around our Portland neighborhood at the early, early hours of the morning to avoid others. I must confess how embarrassing this is, especially as an adult male, and I’ve never publically told anyone about this disability until now.

    God graciously brought my sweetheart, Suzie (that’s what I call her) into my life just over four years ago. Shortly after dating, my health took a severe turn for the worse and I was basically bed ridden for more than four months. It was Suzy who stayed by my side each and every day, cooking, cleaning, paying the bills, shopping, and basically loving a person who really wasn’t adding a lot of value to her life at the time.

    Suzie continued to lovingly and carefully pursue me, patiently working with me through my litany of health concerns and the issues which we all have to face in past disappointments which life always seems to eventually serve to us all equally.

    To say I was hesitant to allow Suzie’s love to break through my damaged heart would be an understatement. Just one year before meeting me, my Suzie lost her mother and the matriarch of her family to breast cancer. Then only six months later, her favorite brother died unexpectedly in his bedroom. I feared greatly that if I relented and loved Suzie back in the way she loved me, I would one day be looking down on her tears at another loved one who was taken from her life prematurely.

    But Suzie didn’t give up.

    She didn’t give in.

    She didn’t relent.

    She continued to methodically love me setting up doctor’s appointments, placing me on dietary supplement regimens, and making sure each day I took a baby step forward in my progression in what we both will ultimately be full health, in mind, body, and spirit.

    Today, just over four years later, I haven’t been in my wheelchair for months. Suzy does the driving, but I can say with her by my side, I have been able to navigate around in public once again, and have even enjoyed some fun events out, just like a person without any disabilities.

    And I’ve been accepted into graduate school! I can go, because Suzie promises she will be by my side each day of class until I feel like I could attend on my own, should I ever choose to attend alone.

    Just a few months ago, I asked Suzie to marry me. I proposed to her on top of a mountaintop at a camp I attended as a child. This was the most magical and meaningful place I could think of. After all, this camp had changed my life, and I hoped once again it would have the same outcome.

    She said, “Yes.” Suzie said yes! She said the word which made my heart once again begin to breathe.

    I gathered up all the money I could to purchase her the most beautiful wedding ring I could afford. She certainly deserves much more, but was so kind and gracious in her acceptance of this pauper’s token of love which I placed on her finger.

    Sorry for the long comment, but here’s why I wrote. The wedding is coming up soon, just after this event and then we have to immediately pack up and move out of state for graduate school. We will both miss our beautiful Portland, but I believe this is something I must do to try to create a life for my dear, sweet, Suzie that she deserves, especially after everything she has done for me.

    While we wanted to have the dream wedding of the royals, we’ve had to really, really scale things down to her Dad’s backyard. It will be super classy—all our family and friends are coming and I know we’ll have a great time eating, dancing, laughing, and sharing our newfound hopes for the future.

    Traditionally, I know the groom is supposed to offer the bride an engagement present and sometimes a gift at the rehearsal dinner. Well, I haven’t done that yet, and with the move imminent, these gifts are going to be tough.

    I was online and saw these tickets were being given away and thought this might be a nice gift for my bride to say thank you to her and let her know I wish I had more to offer her, as she has given up so much for me.

    I could also tell you about a lot of rough times we’ve been through recently, like our home was broken into and robbed by drug addicts for more than the fourth full time and we lost everything basically accrued over our lifetime. However, I don’t want to focus on the negatives. Rather, I choose to, and I hope you will, focus on the gift I have been given . . . a princess for a lifetime to an undeserving frog. Hopefully, one day her love will help me transform into the prince I hope to become for our future together.

    And while there are many more deserving people of these tickets than myself, you will find no one else more deserving than my lovely Suzie.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  110. Kailey June 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    Neko case reminds me of my mom. ❤️

  111. Carol June 27, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    Have loved Neko Case for years, never had the chance to see her…

  112. Melissa June 27, 2016 at 9:10 am #

    Dying to see this power trio, and also hosting my two nieces from Mexico for two weeks, this trip is a gift for their quinceanera. I think the whole experience would be such a great experience for them and fun for me!

  113. NIcole July 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    I’m hanging out with a new friend for the first time tonight…would like to win tickets here!

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