Win Tickets ($40): John Reischman and The Jaybirds @ St. David of Wales Episcopal Church | Bluegrass, Mandolin, Fiddle, 2016 Portland Memorial Day Weekend

We are giving away a pair of tickets to John Reischman and The Jaybirds @ St. David of Wales Episcopal Church on May 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 23.


From our sponsors:
John Reischman and The Jaybirds The Oregon Bluegrass Association presents
John Reischman and The Jaybirds
May 28, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Doors 8 p.m., $18 Members, $20 General | All Ages
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St. David of Wales Episcopal Church
2800 S.E. Harrison St., Portland

Years of European and North American tours, five critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations…little wonder, the buzz around John Reischman and The Jaybirds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. To see their live show is to believe it. A genial blend of story-telling and side-show humor provides the backdrop to their studied performance of original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material.

With a fourth critically-acclaimed album and expanded touring schedule, John Reischman and the Jaybirds are a top-flight band delivering a truly fresh blend of original songs and instrumentals, old-time heritage, and bluegrass power.

Hailing from the variegated ranks of the contemporary West Coast acoustic music scene, each of these ‘birds’ has certainly earned his wings: the list of projects they have contributed to over the years is nothing less than a short list of acoustic power houses. Together, their seamless ensemble work makes for one of the freshest, most tasteful band-sounds on the folk and bluegrass circuit today.

“Though Reischman is the leader and front man, he gives each of them plenty of room to shine, and together they produce music that is seamlessly excellent and rewarding,” Sing Out! magazine says of the superb West Coast ensemble led by John from Vancouver, B.C. “The folks he’s playing with are neck and neck with him all the way,” Victory Review magazine says of the original line-up: John on mandolin, Jim Nunally on guitar, Trisha Gagnon on bass, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo, and Greg Spatz on fiddle.

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): John Reischman and The Jaybirds @ St. David of Wales Episcopal Church | Bluegrass, Mandolin, Fiddle, 2016 Portland Memorial Day Weekend

  1. 503geek May 18, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Emmmm…. I am not sure if this is my style but maybe a free ticket show? Who knows they may win a fan…

    • kelly s. dowling February 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

      would be stoked to see them!

  2. Adam May 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    It would be a new and welcome experience to get to see this show and win those tickets.

  3. Kathy L. Rankin May 19, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    I love bluegrass music and would love to learn to play a UKE in a blue grass band!
    It might give me inspiration to do this once again. I love music any kind or style and
    my husband and I have not been out for a long time to a great show!

    • Christine Palmer May 24, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      HI Kathy,

      Congratulations! Your entry has won you two tickets to this Saturday’s concert with John Reischman and The Jaybirds. If you would, please either call me (my number is below) or send me an email at with your full names, you’ll be on the Will Call list and can just come to St. David of Wales this Saturday (2800 SE Harrison), give us your names and you’re in! Again, congratulations and thanks for entering!

      Chris Palmer

      • Kathy L. Rankin June 2, 2016 at 9:40 am #

        My husband I had a great time at the show! It was so much fun that
        we plan to come back to future shows. Thank you so much for having us.

        Kathy Rankin

  4. Molli Vandehey May 19, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    i have no memorial day plans and nothing sounds more appropriat than good old fashioned bluegrass

  5. Johanna Lovell May 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm #


  6. Richard May 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Sounds like a great show.

  7. Robert Long May 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    Love this band!

  8. Lisa May 19, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

    John Reischman rocks!

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

    It would be quite a treat to hear some Roots Music!

  10. Shantel May 21, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    I’m Canadian.

  11. Ellen maryin May 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    Sounds wonderful! Can I go?

  12. Ellen May 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    On my way!

  13. Ryan May 23, 2016 at 6:36 am #

    I’m always up for some bluegrass

  14. Robyn May 26, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    This sounds like fun. Would make a great date night for me and the hubby.

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