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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51 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.

  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!

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