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Win Tickets ($90): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Brandi Carlile | Alternative Country & Folk Rock, Presale Code

We are giving away a pair of tickets to each night of Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Winner Aimee Mann, Rhiannon Giddens on July 16. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 10.


From our sponsors:
Brandi Carlile
July 29 & 30, 2017
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $45-$105 | All Ages
Tickets are available now with code PIPELINE!

Tickets for July 29.

Tickets for July 30.

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

“Everyone needs to be risking something,” says Seattle-based singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. She’s discussing the M.O. behind The Firewatcher’s Daughter, her stunning new release – her first for artist-friendly indie label ATO. The 12-song collection marks a triumphant return after a three-year recording hiatus, and her strongest, most rock & roll album to date.

“Rock & roll music as a genre always has a sense of erratic recklessness to it,” she says. “It can’t really be rehearsed – in fact, rehearsal can kill it. On this album, each song has its honest rock & roll moment, even the ballads; it’s between the point where you’ve learned the song enough to get through it, but you don’t have any control over it yet.”

Since her heralded, genre-defying 2005 Columbia debut, Carlile and her indispensable collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, aka The Twins, have always offered listeners both control and abandon, often within a single song. The most well-known Brandi Carlile tunes, 2007’s “The Story” and 2012’s “That Wasn’t Me,” are dynamic journeys in themselves, encompassing myriad emotions and varied stylistic touches; “The Story” morphs from understated balladry to epic stadium rock, while “That Wasn’t Me” effortlessly straddles country soul and pop gospel. Infused with Carlile’s clarion voice, The Twins’ tight sibling harmonies, and stellar musicianship from everyone, it all simply sounds like Brandi Carlile.

Yet, over four acclaimed Columbia albums, countless sold-out tours, and fruitful relationships with top producers Rick Rubin and T Bone Burnett, something was missing: Carlile and The Twins hadn’t yet captured the distinctive spark of old friends working up new tunes, a slippery magic born of years touring together, and often caught only on raw demos made at the behest of the label. The Firewatcher’s Daughter, by contrast, is a full-on Carlile/Twins co-production, cut live in Seattle’s Bear Creek Studio, with complete artistic control granted by ATO. With this new freedom, Carlile and The Twins, intent on capturing the elusive essence of a song’s spirit, tracked the album live, with little or no rehearsal.

Ironically, during this time of liberation, Carlile and The Twins all transitioned to married life; the Hanseroths became dads, and Carlile’s wife, Catherine Shepherd, was pregnant during the making of The Firewatcher’s Daughter. So when the engineer hit RECORD, the stakes were higher than usual: Carlile and the Twins producing, kids underfoot or on the way, and three years since an album. But true to form, they wrangled it all into song, catching many, many lightning-in-a-bottle moments; the crackling Lucinda Williams-meets-Fleetwood Mac of “Wherever Is Your Heart,” the CSN-meets-Bonnie Raitt of “The Eye,” to the dark folk-punk of “The Stranger at My Door,” the Elton John-meets-McCartney of “Beginning to Feel the Years,” and more – all executed without a net.

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119 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Brandi Carlile | Alternative Country & Folk Rock, Presale Code

  1. Michael May 3, 2017 at 15:42 #

    Brandi is one artist that I have never seen live and to be able to see her at The Oregon Zoo would just be awesome. My friends have seen her and have told me how amazing she is in concert. Hope I win these tickets!

    • Kathleen Rogers May 4, 2017 at 20:27 #

      It’d be a great birthday bash!

    • Laurie Palfrey May 13, 2017 at 19:38 #

      I just love zoo concerts and would be blown away to be able to see Brandi Carlile. It would be great.

    • Kathleen Rogers May 16, 2017 at 20:18 #

      She’s great & so is the Oregon Zoo!

  2. Mary C May 3, 2017 at 16:12 #

    I love her music!

  3. Stacie Scott May 3, 2017 at 17:24 #

    Brandi is one of my moms favorite artists, so to go and see her at an awesome setting like the Oregon Zoo with my mom would just be amazing!

  4. Melissa Robinson May 3, 2017 at 17:29 #

    What an amazing artist and an awesome opportunity to see her perform. My wife and I love Brandi Carlile and have never seen her live. Her music is always with us on road trips and forms a huge part of our life/love story soundtrack! Her song “Oh Dear” was the first song my wife played for me when we were first dating and “Dying Day” is our song, played at our wedding and about anytime we are apart. We know all her songs by heart and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday then to take her to see Brandi this summer! Thanks PDX Pipeline for the opportunity to win!!

  5. Amanda May 3, 2017 at 17:30 #

    I need some soothing music and a break from job hunting!

  6. Teri May 3, 2017 at 18:56 #

    Who wouldn’t want to see Brandi Carlile? Who doesn’t love the Zoo?

  7. Aleks May 3, 2017 at 19:58 #

    Hope it doesn’t rain! Love live music!

  8. Shaylene Stewart May 4, 2017 at 02:27 #

    Never been before so it would be a new experience. Sounds fun to me.

  9. Heidi May 4, 2017 at 14:08 #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert, looks fun!

  10. Jack Welch May 4, 2017 at 14:21 #

    I would love to go to this!

  11. Sarah Stanze May 4, 2017 at 14:22 #

    This would be the best!

  12. TIM May 4, 2017 at 14:58 #

    Would love to see this particular show!!

  13. Cara May 4, 2017 at 15:29 #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert, and I would love this!

  14. anna May 4, 2017 at 15:37 #

    Would love to win for my parents!

  15. Cory May 4, 2017 at 15:42 #

    Would love to hear some of her sweet sounds!!!!!!

  16. Amy May 4, 2017 at 16:04 #

    I love Brandi and went to many of her concerts in Ohio. I would love to see her here in Oregon!!

  17. Angela May 4, 2017 at 16:29 #

    Our 20th anniversary

  18. Kelly May 4, 2017 at 16:47 #

    I love Zoo concerts :)

  19. Margaret May 4, 2017 at 16:53 #

    Would love to take my husband.

  20. Amanda davis May 4, 2017 at 17:17 #

    Would love to go!

  21. Katherine Adams May 4, 2017 at 17:23 #

    Even though hearing Brandi Carlile sing “The Story” might turn me into a tub of goo, the chance to see her — at the Zoo — would be an “OMG” experience.

  22. Jacob May 4, 2017 at 17:56 #

    This sounds fun!

  23. Kristen May 4, 2017 at 20:33 #

    She Is an all star performer! I saw her 7 years ago and she’s developed so much since then. Would love love to see her

  24. Tom P May 4, 2017 at 20:33 #

    She is awesome!

  25. Tim May 4, 2017 at 22:53 #

    Love me some Brandi Carlile.

  26. Dana May 4, 2017 at 23:10 #

    What?! I had no idea she was playing the zoo this year! Thanks PDX Pipeline for keeping me in the loop!! I am an avid Brandi fan and try and see her whenever she plays in OR or WA

  27. Wynand May 5, 2017 at 00:33 #

    Nice surprise! Love to see her at the zoo

  28. Mike May 5, 2017 at 00:57 #

    I would love to see Brandi Carlisle at one of the best venues in the area to see concerts. Brandi is one of the greatest artists to ever come out of the Northwest and I want to win these tickets so bad. Hook me up PDXPIPELINE!

  29. Beck May 5, 2017 at 07:09 #

    Ready to go

  30. Maura May 5, 2017 at 08:38 #

    Oh man… It would be the best ‘story’ in ‘100 years’ if I won!

  31. Stephanie May 5, 2017 at 08:58 #

    I love her and have never seen a show at the zoo!

  32. MK May 5, 2017 at 09:16 #

    Pick me!

  33. Susan May 5, 2017 at 16:16 #

    The Story was our wedding song :). I would love to see this show <3

  34. candra May 5, 2017 at 17:38 #

    sounds fun! I would love to take my daughter to her first concert! pick us!

  35. Patrick Krewson May 5, 2017 at 21:53 #

    What an awesome preformer to see! And at the zoo too!

  36. EJ May 6, 2017 at 09:27 #

    What a great birthday gift this would be!

  37. Dave G. May 6, 2017 at 19:55 #

    I’d love a shot of Brandi…!

  38. Rossh May 7, 2017 at 08:34 #

    Pick me

  39. Glenn May 8, 2017 at 15:12 #

    Brandi and the Twins at the Zoo, yes please!

  40. Kendall May 8, 2017 at 21:12 #

    Brandi mof*!%ing Carlisle. Yes please.

  41. molli taylor May 9, 2017 at 11:16 #

    what a great sound and great show. i have been wanting to see a zoo concert and this looks like the perfect one to pop my cherry!

  42. Rich Allen May 9, 2017 at 12:11 #

    We so wanted to see her live last tour but couldn’t afford tickets.

  43. jeanne zuelke May 9, 2017 at 12:14 #

    Brandi and the twins are amazing!!! So kind, funny and voices of angels

  44. Nicole May 9, 2017 at 12:19 #

    Would love to see BC in person!

  45. Suzanne L May 9, 2017 at 12:19 #

    Would love an opportunity to attend this concert!

  46. Rachel Terry May 9, 2017 at 12:26 #


  47. CHRIS MILLER May 9, 2017 at 12:41 #

    This would be fun to see

  48. Lori Nye May 9, 2017 at 13:38 #

    PDXPIPELINE, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win tickets to see Brandi Carlile.

  49. Monica May 9, 2017 at 14:13 #

    I am OBSESSED with Brandi. I have been recently listening to the album of artists covering her songs and none can quite nail it like she can! It would be a dream to listen to Brandi’s dulcet tones at the greatest Zoo I know!

  50. Britt May 9, 2017 at 14:30 #

    Just moved to PDX – I’d love to go!

  51. Liz May 9, 2017 at 14:55 #

    What an awesome performer and venue! I’d love these!

  52. Ashley Whittaker May 9, 2017 at 14:56 #

    I have been a huge fan of Brandi since I first saw her in MN back in 2006! Love her and would love to see her again!

  53. Bonnie Stinson May 9, 2017 at 15:19 #

    My girlfriend & I love Brandi, and this would be such a lovely summer date night. Queer music + summer sun, yes please!

  54. Jackie Mercer May 9, 2017 at 16:06 #

    I want to see Brandi Carlile soooooo badly, and zoo concerts are the best! :D

  55. Kris M May 9, 2017 at 16:54 #

    I love her!

  56. Aleks May 9, 2017 at 19:22 #

    Love it! Count me in!

  57. Jennifer May 9, 2017 at 21:31 #


  58. Teresa May 9, 2017 at 22:48 #

    Love the Zoo Concerts! Best part of summer!

  59. Tawny May 10, 2017 at 00:23 #

    Love Brandi! Been too long since I’ve seen her live, would love to take my mom!

  60. Ashley May 10, 2017 at 09:48 #

    my heart!

  61. Jodi May 10, 2017 at 11:23 #

    Love Brandi and have never seen her live–would love to go to the Sunday night show!

  62. Grace M May 10, 2017 at 11:32 #

    Brandi has an amazing voice! I would love to see her live!

  63. panda May 10, 2017 at 19:25 #

    have only seen her with the symphony

  64. catie May 10, 2017 at 19:25 #

    love love love brandi!

  65. Kellie May 10, 2017 at 22:20 #

    Yes, please! My love of Brandi’s music began when I saw her live when she was co-headlining with an act I was there to see. Been listening to her ever since and would love to see her again!

  66. Sasha May 11, 2017 at 10:29 #

    My coworker loves Brandi. I’ve never been to a zoo concert. Would love to be able to enjoy both.

  67. Ryan May 11, 2017 at 11:57 #

    I climbed across the mountain tops, swam across the ocean blue, I cross all the lines, and broke all the rules, but, brandi, I broke them all to see you at the Oregon ZOO!

  68. Bree May 11, 2017 at 14:44 #

    I simply must win tickets to see Brandi!!

  69. Paula Seid May 11, 2017 at 14:49 #

    This sounds wonderful. I love anything billed as “alternative”!

  70. April May 11, 2017 at 14:51 #

    Love her music. I would like to see her live.

  71. Tonia Noelle May 11, 2017 at 14:53 #

    Brandi…..would be dandy… me!

  72. William Emery May 11, 2017 at 15:00 #

    Love Zoo concerts

  73. Brooke May 11, 2017 at 15:00 #


  74. Sarah May 11, 2017 at 15:11 #

    Her music is amazing!

  75. Arni Steinman May 11, 2017 at 16:19 #

    Haven’t seen her live yet. Would love to see her perform at the zoo!

  76. Scott May 11, 2017 at 16:37 #

    Brandi and the twins are a true treasure of the PNW, as is seeing shows at the OR Zoo. We would LOVE to experience both on a summer Sunday night!

  77. Laura J McNamara May 11, 2017 at 19:28 #

    I’ve never been to a Zoo concert! I would love to see her!

  78. Betsy May 11, 2017 at 21:01 #

    I would love to see her!

  79. Becky Poehler May 11, 2017 at 22:12 #

    I would love to go!!!

  80. bruce May 12, 2017 at 07:51 #

    Love to see here

  81. Emily Mavraganis May 12, 2017 at 14:07 #

    Brandi Carlile has always been one of my favorites! I regret not seeing her when she played with an orchestra a few years back. Seeing her at the zoo would be absolutely wonderful. Keeping my fingers crossed!! <3

  82. Sarah May 12, 2017 at 18:01 #

    My husband and I are saving money while also paying off our student debt. This concert would be such a treat while we are being frugal. We both love Oregon Zoo concerts!

  83. Marci Miller May 12, 2017 at 18:55 #

    Would love to see this show and enjoy the zoo concerts!

  84. Brad May 12, 2017 at 21:49 #

    Date night!

  85. Shillina May 13, 2017 at 10:03 #

    Awesome summer date with my sis!

  86. Drew May 13, 2017 at 18:28 #

    I’ve been a fan since 2005!

  87. Rachel Hill May 16, 2017 at 12:15 #

    I used to work for a concert venue in Tucson Arizona and got the job of driving Brandi and the twins around. I don’t have a glamorous car but they were courteous and fun :-) and their music is amazing! I would love to see them at the zoo!

  88. David May 16, 2017 at 12:26 #

    That’s one super Seattlite!

  89. Karen May 16, 2017 at 12:51 #

    Sounds fun!

  90. Sarah G. May 16, 2017 at 13:08 #

    I would love to see Brandi Carlile at the Zoo! Rain or shine!

  91. Maggie May 16, 2017 at 13:22 #

    Couldn’t think of any female singer I’d rather see than Brandi Carlisle performing at one of my favorite outdoor venues, the Oregon Zoo. Not only has her music been categorized in several musical genres, but she is truly an advocate for Women’s causes. What an inspiration!!

  92. Amy May 16, 2017 at 13:33 #

    I have been DYING to see Brandi Carlile for years. Her songs are so important to my relationship with my boyfriend and I know I would just lose it if I ever got to actually see her live. I’ve never been to an Oregon zoo concert and it would be such a great surprise for my sweetheart!

  93. Kai May 16, 2017 at 16:33 #

    I would love to win these to gift them to a beautiful friend for her birthday. She’s been trying to see Brandi for years and hasn’t been able to get to a show. She’s a local musician who has had people tell her she reminds them of Brandi. Pretty cool, because she’s not trying to imitate her.

  94. Courtney Rockwell May 16, 2017 at 18:22 #

    Brandi Carlile and The Twins are absolutely amazing live. It would be a great road trip!

  95. Sarah May 17, 2017 at 00:49 #

    I would love to attend the concert. She’s great!

  96. Tim May 18, 2017 at 12:49 #

    Would love to see the show!

  97. Bogdan May 18, 2017 at 14:28 #

    This would be a great gift for my family members.

  98. Lisa May 18, 2017 at 14:51 #

    Would love to see Brandi at the Oregon Zoo. What a fun way to spend an evening.

  99. Tracer May 18, 2017 at 14:53 #


  100. Nadine May 18, 2017 at 14:58 #

    would love to win

  101. Teala May 18, 2017 at 20:33 #

    I have not had the opportunity to ahead a zoo concert and would love to see Brandi

  102. Chas May 19, 2017 at 14:43 #

    I love Brandi too and have to attend!

  103. Alison T May 19, 2017 at 17:40 #

    Woweezowee what a great giveaway! Would be fantastic to win these tickets!

  104. Kaj Persson May 19, 2017 at 22:38 #

    Pick me, pick me… For one of the concerts, pick me!

  105. Laura May 20, 2017 at 08:51 #

    Hello! Because I’m a single mom to 3 kids and I could totally use a break. I love Brandi and really wanted tickets but couldn’t afford them. Thanks for considering me

  106. Sydney D May 21, 2017 at 19:18 #

    omg omg please please!

  107. Geoffrey H May 21, 2017 at 19:18 #

    this would be amazing!

  108. Brent May 21, 2017 at 20:30 #

    she is my idol

  109. Diana May 23, 2017 at 13:15 #

    ***Pick Me***Pick Me***Pick Me***Pretty Please, With Sugar On-Top!!!

  110. Stephanie McD May 23, 2017 at 14:39 #

    I have been a fan for many, many years and would love to win tickets to this fabulous venue!

  111. Kris M May 23, 2017 at 17:04 #

    ONE of these times, I’ll find my way to her concert.

  112. CHRIS May 23, 2017 at 17:06 #

    She is awesome and I love the zoo

  113. Kait Park May 23, 2017 at 18:06 #

    this would be a dream to see Brandi Carlile!

  114. Tim May 24, 2017 at 09:38 #

    What a nice birthday present this would be for my wife. . . . and how thoughtful of a gift to give her. . . . I really am so wonderful. Tickets please!

  115. Angela May 25, 2017 at 16:00 #

    Would be amazing to see her at live at the Zoo!

  116. Linda May 25, 2017 at 23:37 #

    Lots of people wanting to go to this show! And w good reason. Brandi is a great songwriter and is always a thrill to see. Last I saw her was at an oversold show at Crystal Ballroom where I couldn’t see a thing. Would love to see her at the fabulous zoo.

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