Win Tickets ($89): Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents John Prine | w/ Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Country, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents John Prine on June 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 19.


From our sponsors:
John Prine
June 23, 2017
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $44.50 – $104.50 | All Ages

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine has stayed at the top of his game, both as a performer and songwriter. Recently honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, he’s been elevated from the annals of songwriters into the realm of bonafide American treasures.

Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others.

“He’s so good, we’re gonna have to break his fingers,” Kris Kristofferson once said after being justifiably stunned by a Prine performance. Bob Dylan remarked, “Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.”

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is considered one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music.

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72 Responses to Win Tickets ($89): Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents John Prine | w/ Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Country, Folk

  1. Nathan J Miller June 5, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

    Simply put: He’s an American treasure. One of our finest songwriters (ever!), and getting to see him live (while he is still alive) would be an absolute highlight to an absolutely weird year. Appreciated!

    • Emily durgan June 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

      Want to see this show so bad!

    • Jeff Melton June 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm #

      Let;’s just hope that these two hoJeffmbres actually wander out onto the stage together!

  2. Doug Michael June 5, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    I’m tired of walking around asking questions to answers that I already know

  3. Grace June 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm #

    I would love to go!!

  4. Kristie L Powell June 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    Pick me!

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

    Because my dad turned me on to amazing music long ago and this would be great.

  6. Lydia June 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm #


  7. Linda S June 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    Nice way to spend a Friday evening

  8. Anna June 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    Would love to celebrate summer with a zoo concert! And Prine!

  9. Kelly Banister June 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

    Me me me! Oh please, pick me! John Prine is my fave – Fishin’ & A-Whistlin’ over here to send my love!

  10. John June 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    AH man girlfriends favorite. You’d make her month.

  11. Jenn June 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    Yes, please!

  12. Ciara June 6, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    love john prine!

  13. jeanne subotnick June 6, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    I never seem to win contests but I would REALLY REALLY like to win this very special evening. Anyone who doesn’t already love John Prinen you will after you will after you’ve seen him!

  14. jeanne subotnick June 6, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

    I loathe this computer, it just throws in extra letters to words here and there geez I know how to spell John Prine’s name sorry

  15. Jesse June 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

    Would love to be able to send my grandparents up to see one of their ling time favorites

  16. Jenny siemens June 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

    My uncle Steve played with Johnny cash occasionally… I would love to go to this and bring back memories my uncle used to tell me

  17. Angela June 7, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    One of my favorite live performers! My mom sang “Paradise” to me as a child, and it was something to sit next to her and watch him together for the first time some years ago.

  18. Valerie June 7, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    Prine is prime

  19. Jennifer June 7, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    I LOVE PRINE. Thank you.

  20. Debi June 7, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    Being a grey haired lady, I can’t help but think about what songs would be included on my life’s soundtrack. John Prine’s songs make up several hours of music that descrbies my life. I tried to purchase tickets but found they were already gone. I’d love to bask in the genius of the great story teller and song master. Please choose me.

  21. Brad June 7, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    I don’t know Jack.

  22. Claire June 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    I would like to go because I just got divorced and hearing “All the Best” live would be very cathartic. Also I think John Prine is better than Bob Dylan in every conceivable way, and I tell everyone who will listen.

  23. Sid June 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

    Bought my first JP LP in 1974. First saw JP in Seattle, 1980 and 1981. Again last year for the first time since 81. I’m getting old like JP and would like to see him again before one of us is “unable”

  24. Aleks June 7, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  25. D.T. June 7, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

    It would make my summer to hear the Happy Enchilada song! Cause that’s the way that the world goes round.

  26. Joseph June 8, 2017 at 5:39 am #

    John Prine is practically a family member. Please bury those tickets with me!

  27. Cody June 8, 2017 at 6:32 am #

    With an (il)legal smile, I would love to see John Prine at the Zoo.

  28. Andreas Dolberg June 8, 2017 at 8:28 am #

    Because it’s a big old goffy world and John Prine can portray it in song like no other!

  29. Dan June 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

    John is a legend and I hope I win.

  30. Melissa Jasper June 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    Yes please! I’ve never seen him live & he’s definitely on my bucket list!!!!

  31. Cindy Mai June 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    John is a legend in the country music world! My fiancee loves him!

  32. Dave G. June 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

    Prine time!

  33. Robert Trombley June 8, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    Sounds like a swell time!

  34. Jeana June 9, 2017 at 12:25 am #

    I’ve always wanted to attend one of the Oregon zoo concerts and this one seems great!

  35. Mike June 9, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    John Prine’s music is amazing but his live shows add his amazing story telling skills. That man is just a fantastic performer.

  36. Kathy Rankin June 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    When I do video production through cable access, I got to record video of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott with the Roy Rogers & THe Delta Rhythm Kings. I would love to see Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and John Prine I saw atMusic Mllennium on NW 23rd before it got closed.
    This would be great since I havenotbeen to the zoo since Peter Frampton.

  37. Robin Friedman June 9, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    This show sounds like a lot of fun!!

  38. Melissa June 11, 2017 at 12:29 am #

    Prine’s songs fanned the flames of my first love and I, brought on deep reflection, tears and laughter through our divorce, and echoed through our continued performance of his duets at loved one’s weddings. John Prine has a special magic in this world and I’m lucky enough to have been touched by it. He is a rare treasure, a gift, a sight to behold.

    In his words, “This Love is Real” but “We’re not the Jet Set”.

  39. Rossh June 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    Pick me

  40. Wendy June 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    John Prine = Father’s Day Present!

  41. Doug Alvarez June 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    John Prine is a legend! I would kill to see this show! But I won’t shell out all that cash! =p

  42. Ryan G. June 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    Cuz I’ve never seen him live and would love to before it’s too late.

  43. Marie Bouvier June 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    I’ve listened to Prine’s music for years but have never seen him live. Would love a chance to see this legend!

  44. W June 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    John Prine for Father’s Day!

  45. Grace June 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    Would love to take my dad!

  46. Ed June 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    It’s not really Summer until you attend A zoo concert

  47. Bianka June 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

    Sounds like a great evening!

  48. Laura June 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

    I would love this, gimme some John Prine!

  49. Amalia June 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    Send me to see this living legend!

  50. Rhawnie miller June 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

    My father in law would flip if we took him to this!

  51. Will June 14, 2017 at 10:21 am #

    I grew up listening to John Prine and Ramblin Jack! My siblings and I were the only little kids at school singing “We’re not the jet set” and “Ridin down the canyon.” It was strange to see such young kids singing such songs, but we loved them! It would amazing to see both legends in person.

  52. Kellie June 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

    Thats my first night of summer break! Help me kick off the fun!

  53. Brittanie June 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  54. Cory June 15, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    Prine is God

  55. Brooke June 15, 2017 at 11:38 am #


  56. Glenn June 15, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    Apple pie, Americana & John Prine

  57. Nola Borland June 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    Good music, good venue, good friends… hope I’m a winner.

  58. Alex June 15, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  59. Jenny June 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

    Wow, yes please!

  60. Claudia June 15, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

    I need to say I saw him live.

  61. Jo Barney June 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

    My midwest son and wife are coming from Iowa this week. I’d
    love to show them what Portland has to offer when compared to Des Moines. They might stay!

  62. Jo Barney June 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

    Thank you.

  63. Cara June 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    Best, most perfect show for my first zoo concert

  64. Erin Woodworth June 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    Throw my brain in a hurricane n give a blind man my eyes.

  65. Mike Larsen June 16, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    I went to Montgomery because of his song. Fast forward forty years, I’m still married to that angel.

  66. Andrew Larsen June 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to give my brother and sister in law as an anniversary present.

  67. Mike June 19, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    Just the best! Pick me!

  68. AC June 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

    Oh yes, please! Love him so!

  69. Bonnie June 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    I have never had the opportunity to see him live & would love to go!

  70. Heather lee Harper June 21, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

    CC, remember when we were so close to going to this concert in Mobile, AL that hot summer’s day in 1990-something!!!!

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