Win Tickets ($65): UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Pop, Dub, Reggae, w/ The Wailers

We are giving away a pair of tickets to UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey 2016 @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts on July 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 11.


From our sponsors:
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey 2016UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey 2016
July 22, 2016
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $32.50 – $62.50 | All Ages

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

When vocalist Astro and keyboard player Mickey Virtue rejoined forces with Ali Campbell, the spirit of their old band UB40 was never going to be far from the surface. All three were founding members of the iconic Birmingham reggae troupe who topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe.

Having reiterated their credentials as consummate live performers with triumphant gigs this year in places as far flung as Nigeria, South Africa and Papua New Guinea, Ali, Mickey and Astro are now turning their attention to the studio and a new album, Silhouette, that is an inspired mix of freshly-minted new songs and sparkling, reggaefied cover versions of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites and others.

Silhouette, recorded in London’s legendary RAK Studios, plays unashamedly to the trio’s strengths. Ali’s voice, described by Astro as being ‘like a fine wine’ (red, presumably), remains as strong as ever – rich, melodic and instantly recognizable. With the redoubtable Astro lending strong vocal support and Mickey’s keyboards to the fore in a new band that includes a three-piece horn section, their lithe but potent sound should delight fans old and new.

The Wailers
Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe performing an average of 200 dates a year. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who in addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant and co-producer, played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers’ sound is indisputable and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers. The Wailers are undoubtedly the world’s premier reggae and world music group who bring high energy shows to fans across the globe.

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

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155 Responses to Win Tickets ($65): UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Pop, Dub, Reggae, w/ The Wailers

  1. Jen Erickson May 23, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    I love UB40, but haven’t seen them play live yet! I’d love to check out the Oregon Zoo too!

    • Karla P. June 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

      UB40 is one of my very favorites. we used to dance to their music all night long. Would love to see them live at the zoo!

    • Sarah Dollison-Grove. July 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

      I love UB40 and it’s been so long since I’ve been to a Zoo concert!

  2. Rain Madrone May 23, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    My dad introduced me to UB40 when I was a kid – I’d love to take him to this concert!

  3. BEN LARSEN May 23, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    Ooo this is right around my birthday! I would love to celebrate at a show. :-D

  4. Jessica Garcia May 23, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    I would LOVE To go to this! Great music!

  5. Nancy May 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

    Arg! What an awesome and wondrous trio of musicians it would be to see. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Hazel Turner May 23, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    I love you guys from day bone. Am a very loyal fan.and love all your gigs, you guys are amazing. Big love to you, hope to see you very soon. Xxxthank you for the musical pleasure over all the years. Xx

  7. Brian May 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Love the track Rat In Mi Kitchen, would love to see it live!

  8. Karen power May 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

    Have been an avid ub40 fan since i was knee high and i absolutely love their sound i still have LPs of theirs too, ali is the sound of ub40 he is ub40 and always will be

  9. April C May 24, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    I would love this to be my first Oregon Zoo concert!

  10. sonya May 25, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    Yassss! I love UB40.

  11. Angie R May 25, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

    I would love to see UB40!

  12. Randy Travis George May 26, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Dont worry about a thing, cuz every little thing is gonna be Alright.

  13. Cory May 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm #


  14. Linda S May 26, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Concert at the zoo are so nice

  15. Emily May 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Long time fan and great place to see music. This would be awesome!

  16. Lisa Bennick May 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Huge Wailers fan been wanting to see them since I saw them in Lake Charles LA beach party. Plus one of my favorite people is coming in July and we need a GNO!

  17. Scott W May 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    UB40 at the Zoo is the bomb!

  18. Aurora May 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    Hi, I’m 15 and I’m a huge Bob Marley fan and I would LOVE to see the Wailers! I like UB40 a lot too. I can’t afford to buy the tickets so I’m hoping to win some. Thanks!

  19. Jessica Greene May 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    Always loved them; never seen them.

  20. April May 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

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

  21. Frank Byers May 26, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    It’s reggae time.

  22. Sam May 27, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    Now that’s a line-up!

  23. Wendy Normand May 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm #


  24. Aleksandra May 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    Summer concert at the zoo, so cool.

  25. john thomas May 28, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    love these guys!

  26. Ana J May 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    I would absolutely love to take my husband to this concert, it happens to be on our anniversary ! I’ve been a fan of UB40 for years and I’ve never had the opportunity to see them in concert.
    ”Until my dying day”,” I can’t help falling in love with you” and ” The way you do the things you do”, my wonderful hubby !! So let’s hope we are lucky enough to have ” Breakfast in bed” in Portland, drink some ” Red, red wine” and make great memories at this amazing concert !
    Thank you for your time and the chance to win tickets ! “Spread the love” !

  27. Catherine May 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    How amazing would it be to listen to UB40 while sipping on some red, red wine! I could go for that!

  28. Tyler May 30, 2016 at 10:15 am #

    With the Wailers, at the zoo, sign me up!

    My last concert at the zoo was Ziggy Marley. My son and I, along with about 15 other people, witnessed one of the elephants dancing to Ziggy’s music as the concert was going on. It was amazing! There is Youtube video of it if you search.

    I would love another magical night at the zoo listening to good music!

  29. Perry May 30, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

    Zooo concert!!!

  30. Alvin S June 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Red red wine you make me feel so fine
    You keep me rocking all of the time :) Been a fan since I was a kid! Don’t miss this concert!!

  31. Mac June 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    Because red, red win makes me feel so fine.

  32. Kris M June 2, 2016 at 7:25 am #

    Time to go back to my childhood summers!

  33. Nadira June 2, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    Would be awesome to re-dive into this pop-reggae band! I love how their lineup is multiracial and have stole my heart with their street credibility, lifting us, dissatisfied youth’s voice!

  34. Emily June 2, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    This would be awesome! What a cool place to see UB40.

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

    It would be so awesome!! Love UB40!

  36. Wayne Lee June 2, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Oh, yeah, baby–a little red, red wine and UB40! Choose me! Choose me!

  37. Ed June 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    Great band for a great venue!

  38. Alicua June 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    UB40 with a Cherry on top! a perfect bday gift!

  39. Denise June 2, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

    Now this is my kind of line up for music during the summer, UB40 and the Wailers! Not only is it my favorite kind of music but it’s at the freaking ZOO!!! Awesome!!!

  40. Trevor Skidmore June 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    I would love to see them again. Last time was almost 30 years ago for the Rat in the Kitchen Tour in Utah!~ 1st concert ever. PEACE

  41. Dave G. June 3, 2016 at 7:48 am #

    I B 52 (but I’ll still go!)

  42. Christine S June 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    I love UB40 and have only seen them once in concert. That was about 30 years ago and its been long enough!

  43. Anna June 3, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    It’s my best friend’s birthday and she can’t afford a ticket. I’d love to win these for her!!!!!!!

  44. Lisa June 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    This would be so Fun!!!

  45. Arrianna Pursley June 4, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    Together 5 years and never any adult time. This would be fabulous.

  46. Perry June 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    The zoob is the best summer venue

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

    This would be such a great night, love Music!!!

  48. Molli Vandehey June 6, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    oh my goodness. i have wanted vto see ub40 for about 20 years and my mom never let me. make my adolescent dreams come true at nearly 40!

  49. ryan June 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    Because I can’t help falling in love… with U…B40

  50. Miles June 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    Ub40 no way please let it be so

  51. Roxana Negru June 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    Would love to see UB40 and I’ve never been to a concert at the zoo!

  52. Hilary P June 9, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    Perfect combo of classic reggae Brit style, Portland Zoo and hot July night. I’ll dance and drink to that, Skat.

  53. Hannah June 9, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

    My fathers favorite band

  54. Cris June 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Both performances would be a dream come true. Cant wait to go!

  55. Megumi June 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm #


  56. Cris June 10, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

    This would be a brilliant show to see =)

  57. tim schroeder June 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    Would be nice to bring my son to hear positive music!

  58. Sara Goldman June 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    This sounds amazing!! Please pick me!!

  59. Nestor Flores June 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

    This will be a great show to see. I would love a pair of tickets.

  60. Maggie June 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    Unemployed at one time and using their unemployment funds to start up this band, UB40 went on to have one of the greatest hits of all times, “Red, Red, Wine.” Would love to be sipping on red wine at one of my all-time favorite summer concert venues, The Oregon Zoo, and listening to this iconic reggae band!!

  61. Jen June 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    So excited! This summer is going to be awesome! I love reggae concerts and red red wine!! Pick me pick me!!!

  62. Lori Nye June 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    UB40 is inspirational, and gets my happy feet moving. I would love tickets to see UB40!

  63. Seth June 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    I absolutely love reggae, UB40 is amazing although I have never seen them live. I have also never been to the Oregon Zoo and would be thrilled to attend an event such as this! Irie Vibes, Summer jamming, nothing but a positive atmosphere with great people!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!! Bless up!

  64. panda June 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    zoo concerts rule

  65. Kathy June 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm #


  66. Jessica Myers June 14, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

    Ub40 and the zoo are a DREAM! Happy vibes…

  67. Julie W June 15, 2016 at 12:44 am #

    No doubt will be a wonderful show and great evening! Definitely looking forward to hanging out with great tunes, great friends and tasty treats at the Zoo! =)

  68. 503geek June 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    This would definitely be a life event… with the free tix.

  69. Brad June 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    U B Awesome!

  70. Brad June 16, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    U B Awesomee!

  71. Brad June 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    This would be amazing

  72. Josh June 16, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    Would be a perfect date night – always wanted to go to a concert at the zoo.

  73. Sam June 17, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Zoo concerts are always the best

  74. Pisith Martin June 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Red, red wiiiiiine!!! ‘Nuf said

  75. Ann Marie June 17, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    OMG! Saw them in college. They were so much fun!!! Would love love love to see them again. Just what my summer needs

  76. Bret jarvis June 18, 2016 at 4:27 am #

    This show is a winner!

  77. Ben June 18, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    I love the way they do the things they do. From red red wine to cherry oh cherry oh baby!

  78. Joe June 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Nice, I want to take the kid to see UB40 at the Zoo!

  79. mark fields June 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Yes please

  80. agatha ewers June 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    I love them!!!

  81. Bob B. June 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    This brings back some great memories! Chillin’ Time!

  82. Shannon June 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Picnic with RRW with RRW!

  83. John June 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    UB40 & the Wailers, perfect combo. Ya man!

  84. Allison Verville June 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    The best thing about this is how many people ^ still really <3 them some UB40.
    I am no different!

  85. Jenn Richardson June 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    OMG!!! When I saw that UB40 was coming to Portland, I freaked. That excitement fizzled when I saw that the ticket prices were out of my price range. My mom turned me onto UB40 during car trips to North Carolina when I was a kid.

    I want to bring my cup to the concert. :-)

  86. Cris June 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Seeing UB40 at the zoo wouldbe awesome!

  87. Jessica June 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    UB40 and the Wailers, yes please! It’s going to be another great zoo show!

  88. Kelsey June 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    red red wine

  89. Patti June 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    Red, Red Wine was the last song played at my wedding reception! No joke!!!!

  90. Trina June 21, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    This is going to be epic, I’ve grown up listening to this band for 26 years. Every album has a nostalgic influence and this would be an experience of a lifetime!

  91. Susan June 21, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

    I love oldies! Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!

  92. Coco June 21, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    Reggae and the Rose Garden
    That’s P-town.

  93. Kristen June 22, 2016 at 6:48 am #

    This would be a perfect time out for the boyfriend and I. I’d love to see the zoo also. Like, a lot.

  94. jill s. June 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    Yes! UB40 show!

  95. Heather June 23, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    Oh please. Pretty please. With a cherry on top.

  96. Sameena Bachmeier June 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Cause who doesn’t like ub40?! Yesssss please!

  97. Brown June 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    Labour of Love on vinyl was the first music i ever bought with my own money… I saved up by doing extra chores and yardwork for neighbors just to get it. Perhaps TMI, but my little brother and I even made up a dance number to their version of Johnny Too Bad

  98. JoVonne Masom June 23, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    I would love to attend this concert but can’t afford tickets right now. This would be a welcomed & awesome experience to be able to win tickets @ attend!

  99. Robert G June 23, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

    Love it!

  100. Jess June 25, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    I grew up listening to these guys with my mom. I’d love to take her if I win! They forever have the best melody and follow for my ears!

  101. Sydney Brulja June 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    A night of UB40 and reggae music sounds terrific. Hoping for a treat for the evening.

  102. Lisa June 27, 2016 at 6:38 am #

    How could going back to your youth not breathe life in to an aging soul? I want to go back in time where I had no worries or responsibilities except where I was going to the coming weekend. I want to be carefree again even if it is just a night.

  103. Martin Rodriguez June 27, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    RED, RED, WINE!! Talk about flashbacks!

  104. Cristin Menefee June 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    Because,I have yet attended an Oregon Zoo concert. It is on my todo list for the summer. This would be a great way to check it off, and of course, get to see UB40! Please help me make it happen

  105. Sherry June 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    I have been a fan of UB40 for a long time and would love to have bragging rights for seeing their concert live. Also, it would be a great reason for me to visit the zoo since I haven’t been there yet!

  106. Claire June 28, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    This would be fun, I’d love to win :)

  107. Alain Bally June 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    Please don’t make me cry (mmm mmmm)
    ‘cos I can’t say good-bye (mmmmm)
    Please don’t make me cry
    Because I know
    There will be nothing left for me

  108. Mark Axton June 28, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    Oh man! LOVE me some UB40! And in 16 years in Portland I’ve never been to a Zoo Concert! Pick the bald guy! Pick the bald guy!

  109. Daniella Larrazabal June 28, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    Me and my family always used to listen to UB40 in our trips to the beach in Venezuela. It just makes me feel back at home! Please I’d love to see them!!!!! Por favor pdxpipeline!!

  110. Lisa June 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    This will be an excellent show! These artists scream summertime and what better way to enjoy UB40 and The Wailers than on the lawn at the Oregon Zoo! I would love to add this to my summer memories!

  111. Jessica June 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    UB40 is one of those bands that has stood the test of time. I’d love to see them at the zoo!

  112. Matt June 28, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

    Bring on the reggae vibe this summer at the zoo!

  113. Stephanie Porter June 28, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    Today is my Birthday and I would love to win tix to see UB40!!!!

  114. Joseph Keebler June 29, 2016 at 5:56 am #

    I was the only kid who didn’t get to see them back in the day. I would love to see them finally!

  115. Ruth June 30, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Saw them back in 1989, it would be great to see them 27 years later.

  116. Selina June 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Ooh UB40!!!

  117. Hannah June 30, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    Red red wine

  118. Tawny June 30, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    I love reggae music!! Perfect summer date night for my husband and I

  119. Teresa June 30, 2016 at 10:42 pm #

    What a great venue for such chill music!

  120. Brian Muehlenkamp July 2, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    Hopefully I’ll get to go to this awesome show!

  121. Brin July 2, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

    Can’t imagine a more fun concert!!

  122. Gabe July 3, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    UB40 are legendary!!! Love their music, and the Wailers together? Whaaaaaaat?
    Please help me get to this, drawing done on my birthday & would be a huge treat to experience these two acts perform at the Oregon Zoo!

  123. Robert July 4, 2016 at 12:26 am #

    this would be a wonderful show!

  124. T_smada July 4, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    I had to stop drinking liquor and could only drink red red wine for a time in college and everyone of my friends use to sing UB40 – red red wine… still to this day people say it is my song! hhahaha I would love to go see them live and hear my song tru the beautiful canvas of the zoo with the stunning backdrop of Oregon. I have never been to the oregon zoo so would be seeing two cool things in one!

  125. william fordyce July 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    I used to listen to UB40 when I drove subway trains in London!
    Who da thunk it, 15 years later I’m in pdx praying for free tix…

  126. Jessie July 4, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    UB40. …need I say more?!?!

  127. Morgen July 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Red red wine, you make me feel so fine! Please pick me!

  128. Yaz July 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    About 20 years ago, I went to my very first concert…Toad the Wet Sprocket opened for UB40 at Washington Park, this was before they were know as Zoo Concerts!!!

    I would love to revisit this memory all these years later, it would be pretty amazing.

  129. Jacob Bell July 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    I’d love to see this group!

  130. lorea July 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Because I love outdoor concerts and especially the possibility of winning tix! Please pick me please!

  131. Tonia Noelle July 5, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    WOW….sounds like a really, good time, Maaaan!

  132. Heidi July 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    I would love to go!

  133. Sarah Roberson July 6, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    Would love to take best friend on this musical journey.

  134. Eli July 6, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    It would be fun to see UB40. It is our 16 year anniversary!

  135. Ashlie Montgomery July 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    UB40 reminds me of my childhood, which was rough but it reminds me of how UB40 music got my family and I through tough times. Seeing UB40 live with ALI, OMG!!!! I would love it if you could help me cross of my actual bucketlist seeing the most inspiring and my favorite band in the world I will do anything!!!!

  136. John July 7, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    Throwing my name in the hat for this

  137. Anne July 7, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    “You shoot me down in flames. You put me down a lot”. How I love UB40!

  138. Jessica July 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Would love to go! Version Girl is the best

  139. Emily July 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    This show is going to be epic!

  140. David C July 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Red Red Wine has me feeling I should win these tickets!

  141. Andrea July 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    I would love to see these guys in concert! Red Red Wine you make me feel so fine~

  142. Karl jacobson July 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    I would love to take my new roommate to this show, please & thank you!

  143. Hannah July 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    I need these tickets

  144. johanna July 8, 2016 at 3:27 am #

    Please and Thank you

  145. Jen July 8, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    Oh yea baby enter me into this drawing!

  146. Greg July 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

    Send me and my girl, please!

  147. mk July 11, 2016 at 9:14 pm #


  148. GeekPower July 12, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    PDXpipeline free tickets are the bomb… please let me know if you want to send me Pipeline… I will throw pictures to facebook, twitter, G+, youtube, and through my groups and networks… much love.

  149. Erica July 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    Red red wine. ♡

  150. Wonder Woman July 13, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    Red, red, wine. Me.

  151. Tracy Brown July 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    My wife and I would love to celebrate a belated 17th anniversary at this show. thanks

  152. Susan Marston July 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    I want to dust off my cobwebs and put on my smile and sway to the music! OK, let’s win!

  153. Peter S July 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright. – Bob Marley

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