Win Tickets ($79): NEEDTOBREATHE presents TOUR DE COMPADRES @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | w/ Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, Welshly Arms, Portland Labor Day Weekend

We are giving away a pair of tickets to NEEDTOBREATHE presents TOUR DE COMPADRES @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts on September 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 29.


From our sponsors:
September 2, 2016
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $39.50 – $99.50 | All Ages
Use presale code PDXP at April 20, 10 a.m.

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

NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals), the band hit their big break in 2005 when they signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records. The career to follow would include four full studio albums, chart-topping cross-genre success, multiple headlining tours and media coverage on CONAN, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, MTV, FOX and much more. The band’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Rivers In the Wasteland was released on April 15, 2014, and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

Mat Kearney
When you record the type of smart, catchy songs Mat Kearney cut for his 2006 album Nothing Left to Lose, you end up spending a lot of time on the road. And after that album’s title track throttled up the charts, that’s exactly what Kearney did. Three years later, he returns with City of Black & White, an album informed by the traveling, performing and adventuring the Oregon-born, Nashville-based singer did while supporting his breakthrough album.

John Mark McMillan
John Mark McMillan is a songwriter and musician within the Christian music industry.

In 2002, he released his debut album Hope Anthology, Volume 1. In 2005 he released The Song Inside the Sounds of Breaking Down, which included the track “How He Loves”. The song was successful despite the album’s independent release, and has been covered by several well-known artists within the Christian music industry (David Crowder Band, Kim Walker, Jared Anderson, Todd Agnew, New Breed, Flyleaf, The Glorious Unseen, Hillsong Music Australia, Kari Jobe, Diante do Trono, Ana Paula Valadão). The song has sentimental meaning for McMillan, who wrote it following the death of a dear friend who, during a church staff meeting, prayed out loud “If it would shake the youth of a nation, I will give my life today.” McMillan was awakened in the middle of the same night by a phone call; the friend had been killed in a car crash. He wrote “How He Loves” the next morning as, “a celebration of a God who would want to hang with us…despite who we are”. The song took more than a year to surface in the Christian mainstream, but has gone on to become a commonly played worship song on Christian radio and throughout church organizations.

Welshly Arms
WELSHLY ARMS combines their love of blues with rhythm and soul & good ol’ rock and roll, to create a fresh throwback sound that represents their Midwestern roots. Comprised of Sam Getz (vocals/guitar), Brett Lindemann (keys/vocals), Jimmy Weaver (bass/vocals), and Mikey Gould (drums), Cleveland-based WELSHLY ARMS pays homage to many of their collective musical influences. Listen to “The Touch” or “Two Seconds Too Late” from their debut E.P. Welcome, and you just might hear a little Jimi Hendrix, The Temptations, Otis Redding, or Howlin Wolf.

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

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60 Responses to Win Tickets ($79): NEEDTOBREATHE presents TOUR DE COMPADRES @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | w/ Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, Welshly Arms, Portland Labor Day Weekend

  1. Coolster August 2, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    New to Portland! Looking forward to lots of music events!

  2. Cassi Grier August 2, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    Would love the opportunity to take my husband out before back to school time! :)

  3. Dave G. August 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    I want to breathe in these tickets!

  4. Julie August 2, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Ramblers in the wilderness we can’t find what we need
    We get a little restless from the searching
    Get a little worn down in between
    Like a bull chasing the matador is the man left to his own schemes
    Everybody needs someone beside em’ shining like a lighthouse from the sea

    In need of seeking reprieve at the Oregon Zoo!!!

  5. Randy Travis George August 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    My son’s bday is the 3rd….he will be 6. Plus would be a good drive. #OneLove

  6. Lisa August 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    Looking for a fun evening out – could enjoy with a nice picnic at the Oregon Zoo.

  7. Heidi August 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    Mat Kearney is one of my fav’s of all time! I would go just to see him but I get the added bonus of seeing two bands I have probably heard but not connected with yet. I would love to come and be witness to this amazing concert.

  8. Angela August 2, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    I’ve never been to the OR Zoo concerts…and love this mix of bands! Would love to win tix!

  9. Aleks August 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    This would be a great gift for my son on his birthday.

  10. molli vandehey August 4, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    this looks great, ive never been to a zoo concert.

  11. Jennifer August 4, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    The zoo and a concert? Sign me up!

  12. Tim August 4, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    This would be a great night of music!

  13. Katie August 4, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Love Mat, grew up with him…great night of music

  14. April August 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert.

  15. Teresa August 4, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

    Mat is one of my absolute faves! Would love to see this show!

  16. Ericka August 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    Outstanding line-up! Tix would be amaze-balls!

  17. Ruth Chollman August 7, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    We are new to Portland and would love to take in this concert!

  18. Marta Goldstein August 8, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    I would love to see this show!!!

  19. Judy Wiebe August 8, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

    This Grammy winner group is calling my name and I would bring my daughter to celebrate her birthday!

  20. rochelle August 8, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

    gonna be in Portland for the first time for labor day weekend!! been planning to go for years and keep cancelling and finally going to celebrate my MBA!! pick me please!!

  21. Aisha August 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    I would love to attend because my husband and I love Mat Kearney. This would be a wonderful time for us to have a date.

  22. Ariel August 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Would love to go!

  23. Tabitha August 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    I would love to have the chace to see needtobreath brother is one of my fav’s along with many other’s!!! Seeing them live would be so fun to get to hear good music and worship GOG ALMIGHTY at the same time❤

  24. Shelly Wilkerson August 9, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    This would be a great concert, especially with Matt Kearney! Thanks for offering it up to some lucky winner!

  25. Lynn August 10, 2016 at 8:10 am #

    This sounds like an incredible experience and I would love to attend.

  26. stephanie August 11, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

    i would LOOOOOOOOOVE to see these bands. i LOVE mat kearney and needtobreathe and i’ve been dying to see another show at the oregon zoo!

  27. Justen Martian August 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    Love NeedToBreathe and John Mark McMillan but have never seen them live.

  28. Mary August 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    A friend is visiting Oregon for the first time and am so excited to show her everything Portland! This would be a wonderful opportunity to do so and show her how lovely of a community we have! Money is tight, but there are still ways to get out, live life, and enjoy summertime while listening to great music!

  29. Matt August 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

    Sounds like a super fun show – sign me up!

  30. Jessica August 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    It is our anniversary weekend, and would love to see Mat Kearney and company!

  31. Kerrieann August 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    My husband and I are both huge fans of the artists in this line up. We would love to attend the concert and support the Oregon Zoo Summer Concert program!

  32. Judy August 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    Gimme that old time Rock and Roll!!

  33. Bruce August 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    The elephants have specifically requested my presence at this concert. You don’t want to disappoint the elephants do you??

  34. Jessie Tyler August 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    The first time I saw NEED TO BREATHE was at the Roseland years ago. I adore these guys and their music. I’d love the opportunity to see them again! :)

  35. Deena August 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

    This would be Something Beautiful

  36. Dana August 18, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    Mat Kearney is the best! This would be a great evening.

  37. Jose August 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    Mat Kearney is one of my favorites and so uplifting!

  38. Malory August 23, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    Mat Kearney is the best Oregon raised musician! :) And I miss seeing him live every time he comes out to Portland. I think this could be my chance.

  39. Patricia ochs August 23, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    We go to Portland regularly for doctor appointments for my son, we hardly get to experience portland as is, it would be wonderful to win tickets to see the Oregon zoo concert. Thank you. :)

  40. Jack Brown August 23, 2016 at 11:28 am #

    Recently moved from NC and need a southern fix.

  41. Melissa andre August 23, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    We all need to breathe but I need these tickets

  42. Naomi August 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    My friend just shared their album with me. I’d love to take her to this show!

  43. Brittanie McGurk August 23, 2016 at 10:55 pm #

    I love zoo concerts!

  44. Brandi S. August 24, 2016 at 5:33 am #

    What a great way to end the summer!

  45. Becky Poehler August 25, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    I’ve wanted to go to a zoo concert with my husband and toddler all summer! Would love these tickets!!

  46. Lori August 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    Would love to win tickets to this concert!

  47. Megan August 25, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

    Pick me please! I’m awesome!

  48. Shelly Wilkerson August 26, 2016 at 6:17 am #

    Matt Kearney would be fantastic to see! Haven’t been to the zoo for a concert in years!

  49. Cheyenne Perry August 26, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    Just moved to Portland from Athens, GA for grad school and I am eager to experience PDX through one of my favorite mediums–music! I’ve loved NEEDTOBREATHE since my college days and they have been on my list to see since then, but I’ve never had an opportunity to catch them. I would LOVE to see what will be such a beautiful show on a magical evening outside in this new city, but as a full time grad student and practicing middle school teacher, funds are currently limited. Hoping to catch more shows and experience unique and quentissential PDX events this year. Loving the city so far, and this site is really helpful for getting out and exploring each week! So, thanks for putting it all together!

  50. Marla sprague August 26, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    I love all of these bands!

  51. Elisabeth August 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    Would be cool to go, haven’t seen JMM in years.

  52. Becka August 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    This will be my first time in Portland–NEEDTOBREATHE would be the BEST way to enjoy the city.

  53. Jovian August 26, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    Would love to celebrate the end of summer with tickets to the show!

  54. Roger August 27, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    Yeah! Sounds like a great time at the Zoo!! Thanks for the chance at free tickets!!

  55. Jenny August 28, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    My sister and I are doing a weekend trip to Portland. We would love to see NEEDTOBREATHE and Mat Kearney at the zoo!!!! Woo!!!!!

  56. Christy McQuillen August 30, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    Friday is the eve of my daughter’s final day as an intern at the Oregon Zoo. This would be a very nice surprise to allow her and I to have a mother/daughter night enjoying the music in a place that has taught her how to care for all the wonderful animals! (and I love Mat Kearney) Thank you for offering winning tickets!!!

  57. Sandra Leavens August 31, 2016 at 1:33 am #

    Its my big birthday I would love to win tickets!

  58. Jessie September 1, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Zoo concerts rock!

  59. Lindsay Banik September 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    Fun! I want in!

  60. John September 2, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    My fiancé is going to DMB this weekend and I am staying behind with the dog. I would love to win the tickets so I could also have a great musical fun weekend!

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