Win Tickets ($90): Emmy Award Winning Violinist Damien Escobar – The Heart & Soul Tour @ Aladdin Theater | Contemporary Soul

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Emmy Award Winning Violinist Damien Escobar – The Heart & Soul Tour @ Aladdin Theater on June 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 9.


From our sponsors:
Damien Escobar – The Heart & Soul Tour
June 10, 2017
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $45-$95 | All Ages

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Easy come, easy go; was the lesson two-time Emmy Award winning violinist, Damien Escobar learned when he and his brother walked away from a multi-million dollar brand that took ten years to build. The now 27-year-old’s claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on “America’s Got Talent” as Nuttin’ but Stringz. Two urban kids from Jamaica, Queens, playing a blend of hip hop and classical melodies with a violin was somewhat surprising to viewers, and unique to say the very least; and the duo quickly shot to stardom– appearing in commercials and movies, touring, and even adding a platinum selling album to their accolades. But growing creative differences eventually became too much for the pair to bear, and the success of Nuttin’ but Stringz came to an end– shattering the name and reputation Damien worked hard to establish, and forcing him to rebuild from rock bottom.

After the fall, Damien is reveling in the climb. Since re-launching his career, Escobar boasts of 200K downloads from his first R&B mixtape, “Sensual Melodies”; and has more than a few notable solo headliner performances under his belt including: CBS Upfront Presentation, Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef Awards, Indy Car Championship Awards, Major League Baseball Annual Golf Fundraiser Event, Angela Simmons “Electric Daze” Fashion Show, Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Inaugural Ball, and corporate concerts for FRIDAYS, Walmart, Target, and more.

Escobar, once a self-proclaimed retired violinist, is now on everyone’s radar; and has even obtained online success with viral videos picked up by media giants such as, Huffington post, and A recent feature in PEOPLE Magazine elevated Escobar to new heights in his solo career; highlighting his movement of giving back to others by doing random acts of kindness. The star even found his way back on national television, accepting an invitation to appear as a performer in WEtv’s “David Tutera’s: Unveiled”. And since then invitations to appear on television haven’t ceased; landing Escobar in the interviewee chair at FoxNews and NBC, the Katie Couric Show and several slots performing the National Anthem for NFL and NBA teams.

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31 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Emmy Award Winning Violinist Damien Escobar – The Heart & Soul Tour @ Aladdin Theater | Contemporary Soul

  1. Chris Webb June 6, 2017 at 7:49 am #

    Damien has such great takes on his covers and unique originals himself. Would be a lot of fun to go!

  2. Kai June 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    I would love to see him live but it’s outside of my budget.

  3. Nancy M June 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    This would be amazing to win! Love anything and everything violin!

    • Anisa June 8, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

      I’ve never seen a show woth Damien. But, I love hearing the beautiful sound of a Violin, I would love to go with my gals and see his show!!! :))

  4. Jessica June 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    Looks incredible, thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Jessica Benke June 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    My mother – in – law would love this show. It would be a great to experience the show with her.

  6. Kristen F June 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    I’ve been a huge fan! This would be a great opportunity to see him perform live for the first time! Thank you

  7. Will June 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    Would be a great show!

  8. Traicy Brent June 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    It would be amazing to see him live!

  9. malia June 6, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    Friday night plan!

  10. Garrett Brown June 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

    Would be a fantastic show!

  11. Krys Springer June 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

    I would love to go!

  12. Janelle grizzard June 6, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to visit this venue for so long! This would be awesome

  13. kerry gaither June 7, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    I am a longtime listener but have never seen him live. I would love the opportunity to do so. Thank you.

  14. Heidi June 7, 2017 at 8:15 am #

    I would love to take my nephew who is also a violinist!

  15. Elizabeth June 7, 2017 at 11:43 am #

    I would just love to go.

  16. Brad June 7, 2017 at 11:57 am #

    I’d just be fiddling around anyway.

  17. Meredith June 7, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    Damien Escobar?! I’d love the opportunity to see him live.

  18. Jolena June 7, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    friends visiting pdx for the first time and want to make it amazing!

  19. Brittanie June 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm #

    This sounds awesome, love the Aladin!

  20. Megumi June 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

    I’d love to see him!

  21. Bonnie Stinson June 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

    I remember Nuttin but Stringz! Would love to support someone bending musical genres, especially an artist of color here in Portland.

  22. lorea June 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    Love to hear some violin from this guy!!!!!! I’m ready!

  23. Susan June 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    This would be an amazing show to see live! Such talent!

  24. JoVonne Mason June 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

    I would love to be able to hear his performance live! Winning these tickets would make my month :-)!

  25. Jord June 8, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    Soothe my soul. Perfect for after finals!

  26. PAT June 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm #


  27. Ruth Parvin June 8, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

    I love the resilience in his story. It took me a while to learn to love good violin music–and then one day I heard Lark Ascending as I flew over mid America and my heart soared with the music. In the 30 years since, I have come to love the remarkable versatality of the violin. This would be such a wonderful way to spend Sat. night.

  28. Jeana June 9, 2017 at 12:05 am #

    I’ve played violin for over 15 years now so I would love to hear some great violin music! I love how Damien brings a fresh new take on an instrument so closely associated with just classical music.

  29. kai June 9, 2017 at 9:47 am #


  30. Cecilia June 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

    Would love to go!

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