Win Tickets ($60): Yonder Mountain String Band @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ The Lil’ Smokies, Bluegrass

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Yonder Mountain String Band @ Crystal Ballroom on March 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 20.


From our sponsors:
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Lil’ Smokies
March 24, 2017
7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show | $25 ADV, $30 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97205

For nearly two decades, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesn’t stand still, it’s always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground.

With their latest album, Black Sheep (scheduled for national release on their own Frog Pad Records at Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 16, 2015), Yonder Mountain String Band – Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral (violin, vocals), and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin, vocals) – begins a new era. The first YMSB release produced by the band itself, Black Sheep is, by any measure, a triumph, perhaps the most mesmeric of their career. The result, says Kaufmann, is that, “This record sounds more like Yonder than any record we’ve ever done. I’m hoping that when people are finished listening to it, they’ll just hit play and listen to it again.”

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39 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Yonder Mountain String Band @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ The Lil’ Smokies, Bluegrass

  1. Cory March 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    Yonder I hear the sweet sounds!!!!!

  2. Jay March 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    Need to groove my face off here!

  3. Graham March 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    Would love to see these guys!

  4. Tim Bedford March 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    YMSB is a band that is always so elusive for me – haven’t seen them in 4+ years, and the last time I did they had Jeff Austin in the band. Would love the chance to catch their new sound…and Allie Krall is a badass fiddle player!

  5. Rae March 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    Yonder is the sh*t! I would LOVE to win these tix!

  6. Kelly Banister March 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    I’d love to sway and rock with this string band! Awesome. Thanks!

  7. Bobby March 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    I love YMSB!

  8. Sam Hassler March 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    Distance makes the heart grow Yonder…they’re on my short list of new bands to make sure and see live!

  9. Lisa March 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    Really want to see Yonder and lil smokies please

  10. Rob March 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    And The Lil’ Smokies too!?!

  11. LLong March 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    Totally want to see this show!!!!

  12. Wil Stevens March 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    Love Yonder!

  13. Lindsey Shankle March 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  14. Julia Marchionna March 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    I’m poor

  15. Barbara Casey March 14, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    Dear PDX ticket gods, can I please win tickets to see Yonder Mountain? I would love to surprise my sweetie for our 31st anniversary.

  16. Quin Sweetman March 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm #


  17. Greg H. March 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    All who Yonder are not lost. Would love a couple of tickets!

  18. Hilary March 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    Could use some good bluegrass to warm the soul about meow.

  19. Dave G. March 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    My Grass is Blue!

  20. ellie long March 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm #

    Floor will be bouncin for this one!

  21. Robyn March 15, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    Friends bday-he loves this band and I sure could use some fun dancing to good uplifting melodies..

  22. Willow March 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    Pretty sure I would love this!! (Haven’t had the pleasure of seeing them live yet)

  23. Kait March 15, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

    Would love to win these tickets for my dad’s birthday present! poor college student here!

  24. John March 15, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

    Worrrdddd. Would be killer show.

  25. molli taylor March 16, 2017 at 10:11 am #

    oh my goodness what a fun show reminiscent of my youth in upstate new york. would love to see it!

  26. Marissa March 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    Ohhh yes please! Have never seen them live and would love to.

  27. Peter March 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    Yes please! This is my second favorite band and they’re playing on my birthday!

  28. jaclyn March 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    i would love to win because it’s my husband’s birthday!!

  29. Tom P March 16, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

    I’ve never seen them

  30. Dan Korpenfelt March 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

    I want to win a whole bunch.

  31. Jessica F March 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

    I would love to go see Yonder at the Crystal, but I spent all my money to go see them at String Summit this summer.

  32. Alan M. March 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    Loves the blues.

  33. Shasha Andrews March 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

    Haven’t been to a live bluegrass show in probably 20-30 years, sadly enough. I’d love to hear the youth’s fresh take on Bluegrass.

  34. Shell March 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

    I need to see YMSB again. I’d love to catch them at a new to me venue like crusual balleoom!

  35. Sara March 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    I want to go because the bluegrass family is all around at the same time and I can’t afford them all. With the Stringdusters, Greensky, and Yonder all playing within a few weeks, I’m tapped.

  36. Mary c March 17, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

    This would be a great date night! We love some bluegrass!

  37. madeline March 18, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    lets get groovy

  38. amalia March 20, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    I love the lil’smokies and have never seen Yonder! Would love to be at the show!

  39. Dustin March 22, 2017 at 8:44 am #

    would be a great show!!! if I could afford! pick me!

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