Win Tickets ($60): Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents Blind Pilot | w/ Gregory Alan Isakov

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Blind Pilot on August 12. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 10.


From our sponsors:
Blind Pilot
Gregory Alan Isakov

August 12, 2017
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $30.00 – $90.00 | All Ages

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

“The past isn’t finished with us yet. Love can be like that, too. A couple of years ago I found love in different forms leaving my life at once. In a single month I lost my closest group of friends, my 13-year relationship ended, and my dad was diagnosed with cancer. I had just stopped touring to write the next Blind Pilot album, but instead I was watching each of my plans unthread as a new season pulled forward relentlessly.

“Avoiding suffering, is avoiding real happiness too. My reason to tell this story isn’t because it broke me and pinned me breathless. There was suffering, but those two years, as I moved to my hometown to help my parents through my dad’s sickness and eventually his death, also brought me true closeness, a deeper will to care and hope, and many moments of beauty I can barely describe.

“This album came from love for my family, my town, my friends, my community. We don’t have to be so afraid of loss. We can speak and share its name, knowing we are together in it. If these songs are invitations to talk about loss and death, the invitation is to talk closely of the courage we find when we face loss honestly, cracked open and unsure of what we will become.”

Gregory Alan Isakov
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. His song-craft lends to deep lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. He has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius.” Isakov’s most recent album is a collaboration with the Colorado Symphony.

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96 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents Blind Pilot | w/ Gregory Alan Isakov

  1. Marc June 7, 2017 at 9:02 am #

    I would love to go to this show!

    • Kenzie littlefield June 25, 2017 at 10:10 am #

      I would love to go to this show. Pure genius flows from these performers!

    • Laurie Gallinat July 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

      Me please I’ve been a good girl been doing my volunteering and still have more but love to win the tickets.

    • kath alley August 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      Thoughtful lyrics about family, love, and life that everyone deals with;yet, each in a different way.

  2. Brian Pundt June 7, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    I love good music, I love the zoo, and I’m close enough to walk to the concert! Win-win-win!

  3. Mckenna June 7, 2017 at 11:06 am #

    This concert will be amazing, and at the zoo?! Sounds like the perfect summer evening.

  4. blair June 7, 2017 at 11:27 am #

    I love Isakov! I’ve never gotten to see him before. It would be fantastic to get to see him at the zoo!

  5. Brad June 7, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    Pick me. Fun in the summer sun.

  6. clloop June 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    This is a perfect pairing of music

  7. ish a. June 7, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    hey there! haven’t seen blind pilot live or been to a zoo concert yet, so this would be double-amazing!

  8. Aleks June 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

    Sounds wonderful, pick me?!

  9. Amy June 7, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    Because I want to picnic with the best listening to the folky sensations!

  10. White Ghost June 8, 2017 at 12:31 am #

    Nice concert in a nice spot, it’s all I need out of a summer in the Rose City.

  11. Mike June 8, 2017 at 12:49 am #

    Blind Pilot live at The Oregon Zoo at that perfect concert setting would be just about the best thing to do on a summer night. Please set me up with these tickets PDXPIPELINE.

  12. Dan June 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    I hope I win. I really like both acts.

  13. Cornelia June 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

    Blanket + Bottle of wine + Blind Pilot = great night…pick me!!

  14. Shillina June 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    I’d love to take my date and go see blind pilot!

  15. Scott June 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

    My better half knew Israel’s father, Royal, and her niece is a school friend of Israel’s, and it would be great to see them in concert, finally! Thanks.

  16. Michael June 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

    I have heard that Blind Pilot is a great live band and I would love to find out for myself. The Oregon Zoo is also a great setting for summer concerts. Hook me up with tickets to this great show please.

  17. Qing June 9, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    Would love to go!

  18. Em June 9, 2017 at 9:31 am #

    I would love to see Blind Pilot and Gregory Alan Isakov play at the zoo ~ what a fun night!

  19. Jason Jancosek June 9, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    I like turtles.

  20. Steve Madrid June 9, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

    I love the zoo and music!
    It’s a win/win

  21. Dave G. June 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

    My mother always warned me I’d go (2) Blind Pilot if I didn’t stop…!

  22. Ryan Wilson June 10, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    Gregory is one of my favorite artists! To see him at the Zoo venue would be unbelievable. If I won, I’d bring a girlfriend of mine who’d greatly appreciate their music. Pick me!

  23. Adam June 11, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Would be a great pair to see live!

  24. Dina June 12, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    Love and loss and suffering all the way to other side. Beautiful music and lyrics to sooth the soul!

  25. Beth Bernards June 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    I saw Gregory Alan Isokov in Utah last summer, but my parents live in Oregon. I would love to go visit them AND see my first Zoo Concert! Gregory opened for another band, but I liked him so much I bought his merchandise instead of the main event!

  26. Myranda June 13, 2017 at 7:37 am #

    I would love to win tickets because I too am in a season of transition!

  27. Peter June 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    Would love to see Blind Pilot! My wife is a huge fan and we’ve never seen them live!

  28. Myra June 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    I was introduced to Blind Pilot back in 2012 with their album 3 Rounds and a Sound and I was hooked. I would love the opportunity to see them live amongst the elephants! What a dream!

  29. Deborah Turchetta Browne June 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    I am learning to push through loss in my life and the songs are he ping me deal with and heal the pain. Music and nature soothes my soul. The zoo setting together with this music would be perfect!

  30. Lucy Brookham June 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    Gregory Alan Isakov is the greatest! The Stable Song was our wedding song and we would love the opportunity to see him live!

  31. Ryan June 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    Huge Gregory Alan Isakov fan, and just starting to listen to Blind Pilot recently. SIGN. ME. UP!

  32. Deb B June 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

    Would totally dig this show. Thanks!

  33. Julie June 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    would love to take my kids to this show!

  34. Jennifer June 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    I like Blind Pilot! Thank you for considering me!

  35. Karina Morgan June 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    This would be my first time in Portland! I’ve been dying to have an event to come for but money has been tight. My boyfriend and I are big blind pilot fans and would love to win tickets and come spend a weekend in Pdx!

  36. Bobby June 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    Listen to these guys all the time! I need to see them live finally. Plewseeeeeeeeeeeessse

  37. Renita June 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    I’d love to go because Gregory Alan Isakov is one of the best things to ever happen to my ears!!

  38. Lindas June 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    it would be a nice time at the zoo that night.

  39. Kaity June 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    I love both artists and have not yet been to the zoo! it would be awesome to go!

  40. Karina June 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

    My boyfriend is a fan of blind pilot and I’d love to surprise him with tickets!

  41. lorea jones June 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    One of my favorite vocals… I’ll be standing uo front and center if I can win tix!!! Please consider me for the win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Dana June 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    I love Blind Pilot! I’ve Seen them a handful of times in Seattle and would love to see them down here.

  43. Tom P June 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

    Great to see them outdoors

  44. Cory June 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    Yah weee

  45. Elise June 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    I would literally cry my little eyes out if I could see them! I wanted to buy tickets so badly but I, sadly, can’t afford them. Blind Pilot has a very special place in my heart. Plus, Israel Nebeker have a budding romance through Facebook likes so I clearly need to explore that…

  46. Renata June 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    Zoo concerts are wonderful! Hope to make it to this one. Plus, you get free admission to the zoo with your concert ticket!

  47. Renata June 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    You get free admission to the zoo with your concert ticket! Love Israel Nebeker as well. Hoping for good weather!

  48. Michelle June 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    I would love to go to this! My teammates and I are the synchronized swimmers in their Packed Powder music video and it would just be such a pleasure to see them playing live!

  49. Liz Size June 20, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    My Astoria friends keep telling me I need to see Blind Pilot live-fingers crossed!

  50. Casey Berger June 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of Blind Pilot. I’d love the chance to go to this show, thank you PDXPIPELINE!

  51. Renee June 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  52. Jennifer Apple June 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    Blind Pilot is one of my favorite bands. and I like turtles.

  53. David June 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    Yay! Oregon zoo!!!

  54. Ros June 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    I’m from CO and really love Gregory Alan Isakov! I want to attend!

  55. Jennifer C June 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    I love both these artists and would be grateful to attend Summer concerts at Oregon Zoo for the first time.

  56. Becca June 20, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    Blind Pilot is one of the best bands out there, and seeing them at the zoo would be outstanding!

  57. Marc June 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    I want to gooooo!!!!

  58. Melissa Robinson June 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

    Yay! I would love to see Blind Pilot here in Portland! I just started listening to their music this spring and fell in love with their lyrics, their sound, and their honesty. Such talented and genuine artists, which we can never have enough of! And I can’t get enough of them! Thanks!!

  59. Nicole Slover June 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    I have wanted to see Blind Pilot in concert for years! Thanks for the chance to win!

  60. Katie June 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    Blind Pilot is our favorite local band, and with a new baby, outdoor concerts are our only chance for live music right now. We’d love to take the baby along and hear some great music!

  61. Colin June 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    I would love to take my family to this.

  62. Jodi June 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    my husband would love this!

  63. Lisa B. June 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    Sounds like a great pairing of music in a great summer time venue. I’d love to go and experience this!

  64. Jen June 20, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

    This will be a great concert. I LOVE zoo concerts!

  65. Aleks June 21, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

    Yes. Outdoor music!

  66. Sian June 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    Both these entertainers are great story tellers. The zoo is the perfect venue and it will be a really great night! Wish we could be there too!!

  67. Casey Walke June 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    This will be a great concert. My wife and I would love to go!

  68. Andy Bahr June 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

    This should be a great concert!

  69. Mikey B June 23, 2017 at 8:11 am #

    Lots of fun! Send me!

  70. Mallory June 26, 2017 at 11:47 am #

    My boyfriend is a huge Blind Pilot fan. I would love to surprise him with tickets!!

  71. Laura June 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    These are two of my favorite musicians in the world and I would love for the opportunity to see them play at the zoo! Both have such a palpable sense of calm that feels like home to me. I would love to take someone with me who has never seen either band and blow their mind grapes.

  72. molli taylor June 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    ive never seen these guys live and never been to a zoo concert!

  73. Marc June 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    yes please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Drew June 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

    So gooooooooooooood!

  75. Amanda Davis June 26, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

    Would love to go!

  76. Molly June 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Blind Pilot is an old favorite and I haven’t made it to a zoo concert yet!

  77. Robbie Lewis June 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

    Enjoying a warm night and great music at a wonderful zoo?!? Yes please!

  78. William Longnecker June 28, 2017 at 6:56 am #

    The story I hear is that Blind Pilot would be amazing at the zoo…

  79. Tina June 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

    Would love to go!

  80. Robert June 28, 2017 at 10:23 pm #

    Sounds like a perfect night..

  81. Bogdan July 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    We would love to see this performance.

  82. Kathleen Austin July 3, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    Me Me Me! This would be wonderful. Gregory Alan Isakov is a favorite of mine.

  83. Carrie July 5, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    I would love to see them! I waited too long to buy tickets and now they’re sold out.

  84. Tom July 5, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    My wife really wants to see this show!

  85. Lauren July 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm #


  86. Linda S July 5, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

    Yes i could work this right into my evening

  87. Jamie July 6, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    Great band – I would love to see Blind Pilot at the zoo!

  88. Elia July 6, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

    They are my very favorite! Would so love to see them again.

  89. Marilyn July 7, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    I would love to go, because Blind Pilot is awesome and this will be a great concert!

  90. gina July 9, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    Summer isn’t summer without seeing Blind Pilot!

  91. Candra newsham July 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

    so want, so bad!

  92. Clayton July 31, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    Sold out here and in my neck of the woods. Tickets to this show would be awesome!

  93. Cindy T August 1, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

    Been looking forward to this show for months, but it sold out from under me! Gotta go gotta go.

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