Win Tickets ($60): Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents Mac DeMarco | w/ The Garden, Rock & Roll

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on September 9.. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 21 .


From our sponsors:
Mac DeMarco
The Garden

September 9, 2017
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $30 – $90 | All Ages

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Before you ancients out there turn your heads and scoff at the premise of a twenty-something rock-and-roll goofball calling himself an old-anything, consider this: said perpetrator, he who answers to the name Mac DeMarco, has spent the better part of his time thus far writing, recording, and releasing an album of his own music pretty much every calendar flip, and pretty much on his own. The fresh meat you’re now feasting on, This Old Dog, makes for his fifth in just over half a decade—bringing the total to 3 LPs and 2 EPs.

According to the DMV, MacBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco is 26. But in working-dog years, ol’ Mac here could easily qualify for social security. To stay gold, turns out all he needed was some new tricks.

Though used to and pretty happy with that annual grind, it was a little space—in time, location, and method—that inspired DeMarco while making the record. Moving from his isolated Queens home to a house in Los Angeles helped give the somewhat transient Canada-native a broader base, and a few more months on his calendar to create did their job as well. Arriving in California with a grip of demos he’d written in New York, he realized after a few months of setting up his new shop—complete with a few new toys—that the gap was giving him perspective (insert tooth joke here).

The Garden
West Coast neo-punk twins, moonlighting models, and provocateurs, The Garden represent a new, youthful punk scene of the West Coast, with their DIY principles, and ability to exploit some previous sixty years of music and fashion to their advantage. Fact is, The Garden don’t give a shit what you think, they’ve been conceptualizing their own style since well before the formation of the band in 2011.

The constantly evolving duo of identical twin brothers; Wyatt (bass) and Fletcher (drums) Shears, from Orange County, CA consistently defy genre and categorization, so much so, that they created their own term Vada-Vada* to define their sound and escape being pigeonholed. Their minimalistic two-piece bass and drums essence is dirty, raw and immediate. They strip away everything unnecessary about modern punk and get straight to the heart of it.

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152 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents Mac DeMarco | w/ The Garden, Rock & Roll

  1. Josh June 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

    Would love to surprise my son and take him to this show. He loves Mac DeMarco.

    • Megan August 31, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

      My boyfriend and I are huge fans and I would be so stoked to take him to the show

    • Christine Van Halder August 31, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

      I would love to win these tickets to see a Oregon Zoo concert.

  2. Trill June 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    I would love to take my daughter.

  3. Michael June 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    I have never seen MD, and love his music!

  4. Autumn Pruzynski June 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

    Goodbye weekend, so long darling, Macky’s been a bad bad boy.

  5. Bertha June 12, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

    My daughter’s 20th birthday falls on that day and Mac DeMarco is her favorite artist! These tickets would be a great surprise.

  6. Abby June 12, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    Mac DeMarco is my hero

  7. Dawn June 13, 2017 at 6:38 am #

    Would love to win these tix. I remember being wowed by Mac when I saw him crowdsurfing at my first Pickathon a few years ago.

  8. Gene June 13, 2017 at 9:46 am #

    Never been to a Zoo concert before, and I love me some DeMarco.

  9. Rachael Wingate June 13, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    Mac DeMarco is my favorite performer right now! <3 <3

  10. Rachel June 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Love Mac DeMarco and he never comes to town! Would be awesome to see him and all the cute animals at the zoo.

  11. Chris Johnson June 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    This would be a great way to end the summer concert series! Let’s do it.

  12. Julia Marchionna June 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm #


  13. Jesse June 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    Always a fun show with this dude.

  14. hayley darby June 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    Yeah Mac!

  15. Rachel Terry June 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm #


  16. Mike June 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

    My son has been talking about the Mac DeMarco show at the zoo for months. Would be a great to surprise him with an amazing outdoor show at the zoo! Thank for the chance, PDX Pipeline!

  17. Maura A Campbell-Balkits June 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    Listening to Mac represents a turning point in my life—his music followed me and my BFF across the country as we transported our lives from Ohio to the west coast. It brought me and my brother closer together as we first started to connect as adults. Seriously, need to see this man in concert!!! <3

  18. Tim Bedford June 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Mac DeMarco is just unstoppable – love this guy, would love to make my first trip to the zoo to see this animal!

  19. Megan Lane June 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    Yes, please!! What a perfect setting to see Mac DeMarco.

  20. Audrey Tawdry June 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    Mac De Monkey. I want to go Mac De Monarchs. Mac some o Demountaingoats.

  21. Megan Papis June 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    Words can’t even describe how bad I want to go to this. My boyfriend and I bonded over MD, and I’ve been listening to his music almost every day since I’ve gotten here. It reminds me how lucky I am to be living here now and not depressing Florida. Thanks.

  22. bianka June 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    I love me some mac and zoo!

  23. Cait M June 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

    Heck yeah!

  24. Sandra June 14, 2017 at 6:44 am #

    Would love to take my son to this show!!

  25. Marcie June 14, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    Mac is so good, this show will be tons of fun!

  26. marc June 14, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Yes plz!

  27. T June 14, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

    Mac’s ethereal melodies are the perfect cure for the summertime blues. Better than an ice cold gin & tonic on a 90 degree day.

  28. Sarah Smithy June 15, 2017 at 12:48 am #

    Hello, hello! I am new to the West Coast music scene. Needless to say, I’ve got a weak spot for live tunes and I’m teaching myself guitar as a way to bond with my companion. My birthday is in August. Winning tickets would be a real treat!! (: There’s something about this guy’s music that feels like home no matter where you’re at and if I got the chance to stand in the crowd with my bf I would be ecstatic.

  29. david June 15, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    dig mac demarco, and the garden, from the five second snippet i just played, sound like a nice departure from much of the zoo shows: i’m thinking a bit b-52’s and some punk-pop sensibilities. from, yeah, five seconds…

  30. Chris June 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

    This would be awesome!

  31. Katie June 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    Mac Mac Mac!!

  32. Cory June 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

    Mac ma

  33. Jorden June 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    once saw Mac play a tiny outdoor show in the rain, and he climbed into the scaffolding of the mini stage/tent and got kicked out. was a great time.

  34. Marianne June 17, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    As I’m getting older theres a chip upon my shoulder and I’m lookin’ to win some tickets for my sister and me.. la la la la da la la la la da

    <3 would be so stoked to win tickets to see Mac Demarco and surprise my little sister!

    MAC un cheez @ the zoo !!!!!!!


  35. Olivia Smith June 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

    Mac Demarco is my spirit animal, and this show is ironically at a zoo…. coincidence?? I don’t think so.

  36. Marc June 19, 2017 at 8:41 am #

    yes please!!!

  37. Robin June 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    I’m so ready to go with my kiddo!

  38. Valerie June 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    Zoo Concerts are the best! Mac Mac!

  39. Aleks June 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    Count me in!

  40. Amanda June 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm #

    Yes, please!

  41. Dave G. June 22, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

    Don’t mean to be cheesy … But I like Mac !

  42. Jessica June 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    This is going to be a spectacle…would love to see Mac at the zoo!

  43. Naomi P June 23, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    Love to see Mac in person

  44. Sara June 25, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    I had tickets to see Mac Demarco in 2016 but I missed him and will never live it down, but here’s my second chance… I can almost see his gap tooth now <3

  45. molli taylor June 26, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

    love mac so much! so much wisdom and talent!

  46. Marc June 26, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

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

  47. jess June 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    this would be a dream come true!!! and it’s during my birthday weekend!

  48. Hannah G June 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    I love Mac, I think he’s hilarious and he makes beautiful, weird, feel good music. I spent last summer listening to his album “2” on a near daily basis, lazily riding my bike around the neighborhood and it helped define my summer.

    I missed his show at the Roseland a while back and it’d mean the world to me to end the summer with Mac, just as I did in those lazy summers before.

  49. Lane Mueller June 27, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

    Do you know Mac Demarco?

  50. Naomi June 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    I love Mac (and cheese). What could be better than seeing Mac and eating cheese at the Oregon zoo? I haven’t even been to the zoo so if I’m not allowed to bring cheese I won’t! Ha

  51. Anne-Marie Johnson June 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    I’m not too familiar with him yet but my husband seems to be weirdly attracted to this guy so I should probably take him to the show, free tickets would seal the deal!

  52. Nicole June 28, 2017 at 6:27 am #

    We’ve never been to a concert at the Zoo and would love to see this one!

  53. Brad July 1, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    Mac who?

  54. Mathew Trono July 1, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    I would love to take my partner to this! They’d be so excited.

  55. Bogdan July 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    This sounds like a great event (at a great venue)

  56. diana July 3, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    Mac DeMarco was in my dream last night

  57. Lauren July 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    I would love to take my father to this show!!

  58. Cherylee Mircovich July 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    I have not heard of this artist. Reading the Bio on him sounds interesting. I am curious and would love to hear his music in an awesome Zoo setting.

  59. Hanna July 5, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    I love mac demarco but have never gotten to see him live! Would love to get to see him at the zoo.

  60. Corbett July 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    Oooooh please pick me! Would love to take my bf. This concert will be epic!

  61. Marilyn July 7, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    I would love to go, I am a huge fan!

  62. Marc July 10, 2017 at 8:59 am #

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

  63. Matthew Flook July 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    I would love to surprise my husband for a last bit of summer fun! We have never seen him play, and zoo concerts are always fun!

  64. Cat July 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    Would love to win

  65. April C July 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    This is the perfect birthday gift for my boyfriend! He won’t be able to celebrate it this year because of family events but I want to still make it special. Also, we had a baby this year and this would be her first concert!

  66. Emily July 11, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    Would love to see Mac!

  67. Ryan July 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    Would love to see Mac again!

  68. Brad July 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm #

    My wife and I love Mac! I would love to go to a concert at the zoo!

  69. Kyle July 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    I would love to take my friend to this; we love Mac! Thanks for the chance.

  70. Mike July 13, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

    This would make my summer.

  71. Tyler July 14, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    I’m a man, wearing Levi’s jeans, who loves rock and roll night clubs. The zoo is the wildest club of them all. I’m naming the departing polar bear Viceroy in my own mind, and if the song is in the set, an ode to viceroy will soothe me like the smell of my partner in the kitchen cookin up something good. Mac Demarco. Squeaky guitars. Rock and roll.

  72. Sara July 16, 2017 at 9:34 pm #


  73. Shadow Rose July 18, 2017 at 12:33 am #

    Me Please

  74. Tim Bedford July 18, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    My most anticipated Canadian – must see this guy, he’s always managed to slip past my border!

  75. Zack July 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Mac DeMarco is the best! Seeing him at FYF this weekend too! Can’t have too much Mac <3

  76. Kelsey July 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    yeah let’s do it!

  77. Tara Hale July 18, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    I’ve lived in Portland for 3 years and I’ve never been to the Zoo! I love live outdoor music and am a new fan of Mac!

  78. Jarrod July 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    I’ve missed too many opportunities to see Mac to pass this up. He’s a crazy talented & creative performer, & I’d love to see his chill bedroom tunes turned into one of his fuzzy high-energy performances

  79. Vince murphy July 19, 2017 at 1:02 am #

    If love to go!

  80. Joseph July 19, 2017 at 2:42 am #

    Keep on truckin’ Mac!

  81. T_SMADA July 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    I was just recently introduce to his music on a trip to trillium lake by my lovely roommate Vanessa!
    She has had a painful operation on her finger where they had to re-break her finger and she was in soooo much pain on our road trip to Trilium lake but she never complained once as she did not want to make us all turn back! I think she deserves the tickets for being AMAZING & a CHAMPION! and her favorite singer in the world is this guy…MAC DEMARCO!!!

  82. snerb July 20, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    You think he’ll crowd surf the reptiles exhibit?

  83. Susan wiley July 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Loved watching him on TV and love the zoo Concerts! It will be a great night!

  84. Alex July 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  85. Marc July 21, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    Mac is great! Id love to see him live!!

  86. Duyen July 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

    This is a haiku
    Music is my favorite
    Mac DeMarco? Yes.

  87. Maddie July 24, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

    It would be my first time at the zoo and 2nd time seeing him!!1st time for my boyfriend who I introduced him too :)

  88. Emily July 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

    Yes please!

  89. Ryan July 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

    i wanna see mac again

  90. 503Geek July 25, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Oh Oh yea! Pipeline mic drop those tickets over here…

  91. Setareh July 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    I wanna see Mac because I love his music and I think it would be a sweet experience!

  92. Bob MacKay July 25, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    Another gap-toothed boy from Canada making it good in the USA. Nice to get up close enough to see the gap while he’s singing. :^)

  93. Shanelle July 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    Mac DeMarco is my husband’s favorite, and animals are my favorite! This would be the best day ever!

  94. Madeline July 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    Sounds rad

  95. Ryan July 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm #


  96. Kadi Fair July 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    I have been saving up to buy these tickets for me and my bestfriend for his birthday and I had just saved up enough to get them and now they they are sold out :(( so I looked around on stub hub to find just some GA lawn tickets and they are twice as much and I can’t afford them. So I really want to win these so I can give my bestie a great experience with our favorite artist.

  97. Deena July 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    This would be so fun!

  98. Joseph July 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

    I am the gap. Without me, your smooth sounds are for nought!

  99. Marc August 1, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

    Id love to see Mac!!!!

  100. David Lugo August 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    People sometimes say I belong in the zoo….so I should probably feel it out.

  101. Anna August 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    Being relocated to PDX from Denver! Would be a great welcome to PDX event to see how y’all rock and roll!

  102. Kelly August 1, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    I would love to see this show!

  103. Anne L August 1, 2017 at 1:36 pm #


  104. rya August 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    fo shizzle

  105. Emily August 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm #


  106. Ryan August 1, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    last i saw mac was in a packed crystal, the zoo sounds more comfortable

  107. Cindy T August 1, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

    This sounds like a dream! Make it my real life please please please.

  108. Amanda August 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    I saw him live at pickathon a few years back and have been dying to see him since!

  109. Travis August 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    This one of the premier shows at the Oregon Zoo with one of the best garage rockers of the era! Please sign me up :)

  110. Erin B August 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    this would be so fun! music and cute animals – what more do you need?

  111. Dave G. August 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    Big Mac- hold the cheese!

  112. Samantha Roy August 4, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    Visiting Portland for the first time ever that weekend! Would love to see Mac Demarco at the zoo!

  113. Lauren Gardner August 4, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    Animals, good company & great tunes by Mac Demarco… what more could you ask for?

  114. Ryan August 4, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    Try another year!

  115. Anita August 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm #


  116. Cody August 8, 2017 at 2:34 am #

    I would love to get in Mac Demarco’s pants. These tickets might be the first step.

  117. Marc August 8, 2017 at 8:57 am #

    This would be such an amazing show to see!!!

  118. Dannica Fetters August 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  119. Tayler Jenkins August 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Really really really would love to see him!!

  120. Melissa August 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    Free fun,yay!

  121. Dani B August 8, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

    Never seen MD live, but have seen his live videos and damn, he is talented. He’s he real deal and as authentic as musicians get.

    Would love to win tix!

  122. Sabrina August 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

    I’ve never been to a concert at the zoo and my husband loves Mac DeMarco!

  123. Nancy August 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

    I would love to see this show. I miss him on the radio.

  124. Victoria August 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    Just moved to Portland for dental school at OHSU – would love for Mac to be my first show in this beautiful city that I get to call home for the next four years. He’s such a goofy, weird guy, I love him.

  125. Marc August 15, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    I love Mac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  126. Kinsey August 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    I would love to groove to his music at the zoo with my best friend!

  127. Yuen August 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    It’s going to be so fun!

  128. Renee August 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    This would be so fun!

  129. WhyWouldntITry August 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    I’ve been sick the last two times I’ve bought tickets to see this Diastema Don sing his soulful words to the masses. It would really be a great show and make my summer.

  130. SaladDaysForever August 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    This would be such a great show. Mac Demarco is an amazing artist and so much fun to listen to. I can’t imagine what it’d be like to watch.

  131. Steven August 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    What a fun night this would be drinking a beer listening to our favorite band. Great date night!

  132. Justin Bigos August 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

    Why I want to see Mac D? Its at a zoo! My daughter is 14 and loves his music. Taking her would make me a superhero, where otherwise I am the grandest dork she knows. Did I say its at a zoo and I love his music and the whole daughter/superhero thing? Hmm. Live music outside… one of life’s greatest moments. Thank you.

  133. Heather August 22, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    I’m game!

  134. Susan Paterson August 22, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

    Please,please, please

  135. Elizabeth August 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    My daughter really enjoys his music and this is something she’s been looking forward to for awhile now! Mac is one of her favorite artists as of this year and I know she would absolutely love this. It would be totally awesome to surprise her with these! Thank you.

  136. Katy August 23, 2017 at 8:19 am #

    Would love to go to this show!

  137. Alison August 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    I would love to go to this concert. Mac Demarco was the sound track of 2013/2014 in the best living situation I’ve ever had – in an old house off the square in Madison Wisconsin filled with 6 of my best friends. I can’t tell you how many times we got drunk and smoked cigarettes listening to this music. He actually stayed with us that year on tour and cut his hair in out basement. Really brings back memories of the good old days. thanks for your consideration.

  138. Matthew August 25, 2017 at 7:39 am #

    I would absolutely love to go to this!

  139. Ryan August 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    Yes yes, would love to see another zoo show

  140. Kendall August 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    My best friend LOVES Mac, would love to take him as a surprise:) thank you!

  141. Anne August 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Because Mac DeMarco is awesome and that’s my birthday!

  142. Rachel Barksdale August 29, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    Love mac demarco and the zoo!!

  143. Derrek Sypert August 31, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

    Sounds good! I would like to attend!

  144. Joe Nguyen August 31, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    I LUV Zoo Concerts. Pick me PLEASE. thanks in advance. …

  145. Connie Williams September 1, 2017 at 5:08 am #

    Would love to attend a Zoo concert and see Mac DeMarco!!

  146. Brooke September 1, 2017 at 8:12 am #

    Would love to attend!!

  147. Evita September 8, 2017 at 8:09 am #

    I want to birth Mr.Demarco’s baby, let’s make this happen. Stop freaking out the neighborhood!

  148. Sol September 8, 2017 at 10:50 pm #

    I would like to win tickets. For the zoo and concert, me and my friend are interchange students so will be great this first experience in the zoo thanks

  149. Patricia September 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    Would love to be at the zoo tonight for this concert!

  150. Patricia September 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    Would love to be at the zoo tonight for this concert!

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