Win Tickets ($60): Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents Conor Oberst with special guest M. Ward

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Conor Oberst with special guest M. Ward @ Oregon Zoo on September 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 21.


From our sponsors:
Conor Oberst with special guest M. Ward
September 3, 2017
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $30 – $90 | All Ages

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.

In Fall of 2015, and after more than a decade of living in New York City, Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, somewhat unexpectedly. Like John Lennon so famously said: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” After canceling a tour with Desaparecidos due to serious health issues, Oberst returned home to recuperate. The musician was unexpectedly back home at loose ends and faced with some long, cold, claustrophobic winter nights, with nothing really to do. Such conditions were the same as those that contributed to the very early songs he penned in his boyhood bedroom. This resulted in the anxious poetry, heightened self-awareness, and revealing confessionals that catalogued his doubts, demons, and nightmares.

“It wasn’t premeditated at all. I don’t know if you know what Omaha is like in the winter, but it’s just paralyzing. You’re stranded in the house. Every night I was staying up late, making a point to play the new piano I had just bought and watching the snow fall outside the house. Everybody would be asleep and I would just go into this one room, make a fire, and play all night. In November I had a whole pick-up truck full of firewood delivered and I thought, ‘I’m never going to run out of it.’ Before I knew I had gone through half of the firewood and I had five songs. By February I had burned through it all, and I had 15 songs. I had just spent the whole winter making fires and playing music.”

M. Ward
M. Ward returns with a stunning new album, More Rain, for release on Merge Records on March 4, 2016. Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums over the past several years, along with five LPs with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him and a 2009 collaborative album with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis under the moniker Monsters of Folk. In addition to his celebrated work as a musician, Ward is an accomplished producer, handling those duties for such luminaries as Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, and Carlos Forster as well as his own musical projects.

M. Ward knows how to live with rain. Having spent the last decade-and-a-half based in the perennially damp Portland, Oregon, the singer-songwriter and producer has learned how to shine through the soggy gloom by simply embracing its inevitability. For Ward, there is inspiration in a dark sky and harmony in foreboding winds. And with his new album More Rain, he has made a true gotta-stay-indoors, rainy-season record that looks upwards through the weather while reflecting on his past.

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207 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents Conor Oberst with special guest M. Ward

  1. Meg June 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    I would love to win to experience a summer concert at the zoo!

    • Leah Wagner June 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      Conor Oberst is one of my favorite artists, ever since a friend of mine took me to a Bright Eyes concert in Philadelphia over 12 years ago. I also really like M. Ward and I’ve NEVER been to a concert at the zoo, even though I’ve lived in Portland for seven years. This would be the most epic of introductions to zoo concerts for me, since I’ve followed Conor through his career but have never seen him on the west coast.
      Also, pdx pipeline has helped me a tremendous amount since being laid off my job last May. And I have this fantastic new boyfriend who also loves these artists and I could surprise him. These are only some of the reasons you should pick me!!

    • Nancy Munoz August 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

      This sounds amazing!

    • Crissy Gonzales August 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

      M.Ward! Oh Myyyy I love Bright Eyes and have never seen either! Got me through the worst breakup of my life! Tears…

  2. P. MCLEAN June 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

    “This Is The First Day Of My Life” is one of my all-time favorite pick-me-up songs! Would love to see these two in concert.

  3. Brian June 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

    Conor has been my favorite musician for more than a decade and I just happen to be going to Portland at this time.

  4. Kody jones June 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    Oberstgist here. Want those tickets ^^

    • Kody jones June 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      Oberstologist* lol

  5. Mike June 12, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    I love Conor’s music and I’ve never seen a concert at the zoo. Sounds like a perfect combination!

  6. Selena Rodriguez June 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    I’d love to see Conor and M. Ward at the Zoo! I have been a Bright Eyes fan for decades and love his new solo work as well. Recently gotten into M. Ward and know this would be a great way to spend an evening at the zoo. I try to go to as many shows as I can afford, but a pair of tickets to this particular show are not in my budget at the moment. Thanks so much and good luck to everyone else who comments.

  7. Alexa June 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

    I can hardly believe this, I’d be so excited to win!

  8. Samuel Willette June 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    Because I was supposed to see Conor at Crystal with Desaparecidos in 2015. Then he canceled, and it was during that time that he created the album that he is now touring for. It’s fate.

  9. Amber June 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

    I’ve loved Conor Oberst since I was 14- which has been for 14 years! His music has carried me through high school, college, relationships and transitioning to adulthood. I’ll be there regardless but to win tickets would be amazing! He is truly one of the best songwriters of my generation and I’m glad to have been a fan for such a long time.

  10. Kelly H June 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    Yes please!!!

  11. Jared June 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    This is reason enough to make the drive up from Reno to visit the zoo!

  12. Laura June 12, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    Seeing these two extraordinarily talented artists at the Oregon Zoo would be an amazing experience beyond words! Their gifts of music and lyrical story telling certainly have the ability to penetrate the soul and invoke all ranges of emotions!

  13. Qing June 13, 2017 at 8:11 am #

    Would love to go! Haven’t seen Mr. Bright Eyes since high school…

  14. Scott June 13, 2017 at 8:12 am #

    Would looOooOoOoove to go to this show.

  15. Kelly June 13, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    Very excited about this lineup, what a combo!

  16. Megan June 13, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    I would love to experience a summer concert at the zoo! I have listened to Conor since I was in high school and would love to see him live.

  17. Drew June 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    Love me some Oberst and M.Ward!

  18. bob mackay June 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    Two great artists to enjoy a lovely evening, supported by the sounds of elephants and birds… add in some local craft beer and Ike’s wings and it’s a little slice of heaven.

  19. Julia Marchionna June 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Me! Me! Me!

  20. Megan Lane June 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Big fan of both of these guys! Saw Bright Eyes years ago and was blown away & have always wanted to see M. Ward. Would be a great date night with my husband as both have been significant in our relationship.

  21. Megan Papis June 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

    Conor Oberst and M Ward have both been there for me in difficult points in my life. That being said, I’ve grown a lot since then, and it would be great to see both together now.

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

    Sounds fun ‘n moody

  23. clloop June 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    and Phoebe Bridgers

  24. Lindas June 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    nice way to spend a Sunday evening

  25. Marcie June 14, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    Great pairing, 2 very talented musicians. Would love to go! !

  26. r June 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    wabbalubba dub dub

  27. Scott June 15, 2017 at 10:35 am #


  28. david June 15, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    i found m ward down in texas once, for a show at gruene hall, yet somehow have never caught him in my home city. that one show left me and my fellow sound engineering friend in awe, that the sound on album could mesmerise and feed us in texas’ oldest dancehall. i’m quite curious to hear how the magic unfolds in an amphitheatre, from both these gents.

  29. lorea jones June 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

    Saw m. Wad for the first time last year and have have been a conor fan since discovering his sound in high school. We maxed out our concert tix for our budget before he ring his later add to the zoo series. This one would be amazing to win… finish off the summer right.

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

    Wow I haven’t listened to Conor since Bright Eyes. Love to see him again.

  31. Michael Mann June 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    This is going to be so good> I’ve been a Bright Eyes fan AND M Ward fan since 1st album from each and to see them together outside would be fantastic. My teenage daughter has her fingers crossed cuz I said i’d take her if I win – she’s a huge Connor Oberst fan too.

  32. Galen June 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    This may be fun. Count me in

  33. Tom P June 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

    This is the one that I really want to win

  34. Aleks June 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

    I would love to attend!

  35. Cory June 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm #

    2 sweeeet

  36. Jorden June 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    Why not bring Jim James along too? What an awesome show this will be.

  37. Cara June 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    That’s what I want for my birthday!

  38. Wil Stevens June 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    Yes please Mr. Postman!

  39. Veronica Vasquez June 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Pick me please! I’d love to go!

  40. Ben June 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    Um, how about because Salutations is only bested by Ruminations, which is only bested by the ZOO?!

  41. cherie June 19, 2017 at 8:59 am #

    Conor and M. Ward have been two of my favorites for years! I would love to get to see these two fantastic performers!

  42. Amalia June 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    Wow. this will be a great show! I would love to see it!

  43. Kristen F June 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    I would love tickets! I have been a huge fan for ages! Thank you for your consideration

  44. Amy Boster June 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    We’d love to go to this concert, we’re huge fans and his music means a lot to us!

  45. Cham June 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    No job prospects about to graduate with an undergrad degree and more than enough school debt that I could pay for. A little bit of luck is welcome.

  46. Renee June 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  47. Nicole Slover June 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    I would love to surprise my friend with a ticket to this!!

  48. Vanna June 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

    Oh my god !!! Please , please please I would love to see him !!!!

  49. Heidi June 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    My toddler and I would love this!

  50. Kali Giaritta June 20, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I have always wanted to see both of these artists!

  51. Nicole June 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

    I would love to take my sweetheart to this!

  52. Courtney June 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    This would be so amazing to see!

  53. Whitney June 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    I love m. Ward. Pick me!

  54. Meghan June 21, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    Yaaasss freakin love Conor!

  55. Keli Bolin June 21, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    Conor Oberst has gotten me through some really rough patches, but I’ve never seen him live

  56. Jessica Poundstone June 21, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Would love to see the goodness that will be happening with these two on stage.

  57. Stephanie Costello June 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

    Hi We live in Bend and love coming to Portland for concerts. This would make our weekend! Hope to see you there!
    Stephanie Costello

  58. Dave G. June 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    Conor + Ward = Magic!

  59. panda June 22, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

    never seen m ward before!!!!

  60. catie June 22, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

    love zoo shows

  61. Mikey B June 23, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    Lots of fun! Send me!

  62. Taylor Pulsipher June 23, 2017 at 8:45 am #

    Oh my heart, be still! This would be such a phenomenal concert!

  63. Kimi June 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

    This is my partner’s dream-team concert, and it’s also near his birthday!

  64. Robert June 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    I have always wanted to see Conor!

  65. molli taylor June 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    bah! just heard about this and NEED to go!!!

  66. Jennifer June 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    Would love to go see these guys at the zoo!

  67. jess June 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    yes please! i love them both and its my birthday week!

  68. Tara Bloom June 27, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    I’m an M. Ward fan who never heard of Conor Oberst before the zoo concert announcement. I’ve listened to some of his tunes on YouTube and like them. I’d love to see this concert! I saw M.Ward last at the Crystal Ballroom years ago. This will be a rockin’ zoo concert.

  69. Barrett Streu June 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

    My wife would love it!

  70. Kristen M June 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    This would be the perfect setting for a great show. Thanks for letting me put my name in the hat!

  71. Haley June 27, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

    I want to go!

  72. Bree June 27, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great time, fingers crossed…

  73. Kayla Evans June 28, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

    Conor Oberst has been in my life with his music since I was 13. His lyrics and prose are haunting and to be able to hear it in person would be a dream come true.

  74. Kayla Evans June 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    Conor Oberst has been in my life with his music since I was 13. His lyrics and prose are haunting and to be able to hear it in person would be a dream come true.

  75. Dan June 29, 2017 at 9:10 am #

    Blast from my past. Would be good to see this show for old time sakes

  76. Janelle June 29, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    Hell yee would definitely attend if I won tickets :)

  77. Aleks June 29, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    Sounds good.

  78. Mathew Trono July 1, 2017 at 10:24 am #

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

  79. Bogdan July 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

    Zoo concerts are always fun! We would really like to win this!

  80. Ben July 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

    KINK always has the best concerts. Oberst? Ward? PLEASE SEND ME!!! :)

  81. Katy July 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    My partner and I are huge fans, and seeing them at the zoo would be a really wonderful experience. I’d love to get tickets!

  82. sharon fall July 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    Summer concerts at the Zoo are premiere portland and showcase our beloved city like no other. It would be especially great to see some great local Portland artists showcased at this beautiful venue.

  83. Jenny D. July 5, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    This seems like a pretty charming duo for a zoo concert. I’m prepared for my ears to get swept off their feet adjacent to some elephants.

  84. Liz Woodworth July 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    I heard “I’m wide awake, it’s morning” on the radio last week and was reminded how freaking talented Conor Obert’s is. I’d love to go!

  85. Tricia July 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

    What a perfect way to spend an Indian Summer eve, Conor Oberst AND the zoo!

  86. Emily Anderson July 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

    Would love to take my roommate to this!

  87. Jami July 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    I love Conor Oberst and M. Ward! I would love to see them together.

  88. Bree July 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

    Have never been to a performance at the zoo, and it’s been years since I’ve seen Conor play. Definitely sounds like a fun giveway to win!

  89. Madeleine July 6, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    no better reason than anyone else’s. here’s hopin’.

  90. Sam K. July 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

    These two guys preforming together was written in the stars! What a great show it will be; would love, love, love to attend. Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  91. Kristi k July 6, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    I would love to go!

  92. Amy Truax July 6, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    Bright Eyes is literally the only thing that got me through high school, I swear to god. It would be great to see him live after all these years!

  93. Dusty July 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    Like everyone here, I’m a huge Bright Eyes/Conor/Ward/She & Him fan. Lifted… is one of my favorite albums ever. Thanks!

  94. Marilyn July 7, 2017 at 11:31 am #

    I want to go because I am a huge Bright Eyes fan, and who doesn’t love the Oregon Zoo?!

  95. Gina Lindsay July 9, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Wanna see these two so bad!!!

  96. Gina Lindsay July 9, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    Wanna see these two so bad and I’ve never been to the zoo for a concert!

  97. Courtney McHill July 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    To see these two in concert at the zoo (an amazing venue) would be the perfect summer night in Oregon.

  98. Michelle Pier July 11, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    I’ve loved Conor since he was Bright Eyes in 2002. LIFTED got me through college.

  99. Cat July 11, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    would love to win

  100. Claire July 11, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    I am a Conor Oberst fan and also a fan of M Ward. I just got married a few days ago and would love for this to be our first concert together as husband and wife :)

  101. Brandon Garrabrants July 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    Conor has meant a lot to me and helped me through a lot in the last 15 years, good/bad times, best/worst times and everything in between. He boycotted playing AZ and living there, I never got to see him and then got tickets to see his other band Desaparecidos, which then ended up being cancelled due to exhaustion. Still have never been to the zoo and would really love to go to this with my fiancé on my birthday weekend. Thank you, should be a beautiful show.

  102. Emily July 11, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

    I love M.Ward!

  103. Ryan July 11, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    Liked Conor’s new album, pick me brahs

  104. Deena July 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

    Bright Eyes and Oregon Zoo-Yay!

  105. Kyle July 13, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    LOVE Conor and M. Ward. Also concerts at the zoo! :-)

  106. Laura July 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of Conor and Bright Eyes! Would be such a dream to be able to go to this show!

  107. Jenny July 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    Conor Obert is a STUD.

  108. Addison Grafton July 14, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

    Thank you for this opportunity guys! I would frrreaaakkk out if I got to see Conor perform in the beautiful month of September, in lovely Portland, amongst the cutest little elephants and monkeys. He got me through a lot of dark times in my life, I would be forever grateful if I could surprise my boyfriend with these tickets. Fingers and toes crossed!

  109. Landis Taylor July 15, 2017 at 1:01 am #

    I love Conor and have watched him in Bright Eyes a few times but would love to see that beautiful man again

  110. Mary Perry July 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    I’ve never had the joy of attending a Zoo concert, but have always wanted to go. I love how the amphitheater is next to the elephant exhibit. I grew up in the Midwest during the late nineties and the Omaha scene was a big influence on me.

  111. Sara July 16, 2017 at 9:33 pm #


  112. Daniel Berg-Johnsen July 18, 2017 at 9:10 am #

    My girlfriend and I are moving to Portland after being in Australia for the last year. We arrive the 2nd of September. She is originally from Nebraska. This would be awesome. I want to go to Foster the people. But this would be a better show. I grew up listening to Saddle Creek records in Ct.

  113. Candra newsham July 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    yesssss! I want this one so bad! Such a perfect combo of artists in the perfect setting!!

  114. Zack July 18, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    Yassss if the Gods be good!

  115. Ashley L July 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    Conor Oberst/ Bright Eyes/ Desaparecidos were a tremendous musical influence on my youth and helped me get through a dark period in my life. I have not had the opportunity to see him preform live and would love to have this experience now that I am in a really good place. I would love to share this with my partner! Plus, I have not attended a concert at the Oregon Zoo. Thank you!

  116. Lauren Neiheisel July 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    I haven’t seen the elephants yet.. and I love M.Ward. What a perfect coincidence!


  117. Kelsey July 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    would love to go thanks

  118. Christine July 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    My boyfriend and I love love M. Ward. Would be great to win tickets and check out Conor Oberst as well!

  119. Jessica F July 18, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    I love concerts at the zoo, and I love Monsters of Folk. I would love to see what these guys can do on their own.

  120. Tara Hale July 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

    I am a long-time fan of M. Ward, and I’ve never seen Conor live. I love live outdoor music and I’ve never been to the Zoo!

  121. Julius July 18, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

    Would love to go to this!

  122. Vince murphy July 19, 2017 at 12:59 am #

    Id love to go!

  123. T_SMADA July 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm #


  124. Paul July 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    I would love to see another zoo concert! and Phoebe Bridgers is opening this show and she is gonna be something big.

  125. toots July 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    zoo concerts are the best

  126. Hannah G July 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    It was the summer of 2006, and I would bike to the closest library branch to find CDs and new music to listen to. I grabbed “I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning” and I was swept into a different world. I’d play songs over and over because I was amazed at the lyrical genius. Again in college, my friend and I would study in her living room and listen to Conor Oberst, and again I’d be reminded why I loved his music so much as teenager.

    I’d love love love to see him live, and I love Zoo Concerts.

  127. Alex July 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  128. Aleks July 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm #


  129. Renee July 21, 2017 at 2:34 am #

    I would love to go!

  130. Lucas July 21, 2017 at 4:27 am #

    Not even sure who this is, but what better opportunity to find out!

  131. Shaun Smith July 21, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    I wanna go! Too bad it’s supporting caged animals though. If I win a pair of tickets, my girlfriend and I will both be in NO CAGES! shirts.

    Pick me!

  132. Duyen July 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    Would love to experience wonderful music at this amazing venue!

  133. Brandon July 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

    I would love to take my partner to this for her birthday!

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

    Yes please!

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

    give me an excuse to go to the zoo

  136. Dawn July 24, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

    It would be great to see them on the same bill. I haven’t seen them in over a decade, respectively.

  137. Jana Woodson July 25, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

    Conor Oberst and his band was my soundtrack for my senior year in art school. I made a lot of art and survived a lot of critiques with him coming through my headphones. I’ve just started getting my studio up and running after 10 years and would love to get some of that old inspiration flowing again.

  138. Kara July 25, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

    I love bright eyes and haven’t seen him since 2003!

  139. Alison July 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    This would be so fun! I’d love to go!

  140. Manda Faye July 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see Conor!!!

  141. Ryan July 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

    this would be fun!

  142. Susan H July 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm #

    I’ve been a huge fan of Conor Oberst for over a decade. To see him at the zoo would be a once in a lifetime experience!

  143. Atallah July 28, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    I’d love to see this concert, especially at the zoo!

  144. Cari July 28, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    High school nostalgia to the max

  145. Chas July 30, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    Love the music of both Conor Oberst and M. Ward and to see them together is the best!
    I want to go!

  146. Deena July 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

    This would be so fun!

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

    I love zoo concerts!

  148. David Lugo August 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    Zippidy- Zoo- Dah! I wanna go!!

  149. Steve Ferrero August 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    I just fell in love with Phoebe Bridgers’ music and would love to see her open. Haven’t been to a zoo show in years and would really appreciate it.

  150. Cheyenne Terbrueggen August 1, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

    These M. Ward lyrics sum up how I would feel after winning these tickets:

    “Ain’t no other way to say what this feeling is
    Pure joy
    Pure joy
    Pure joy”

  151. rya August 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    I wanna

  152. Karen August 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

    Love the zoo concerts!

  153. Hannah August 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    M. Ward! Yes!

  154. candra August 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

    <3 please pick me! i love both M. & Conor's sound!

  155. Kumiko August 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

    I love their music. i would love to go!

  156. Jena Sasse August 1, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    I have been a Bright Eyes and Conor Oberst fan for as long as I can remember. Their music has helped me through so much and having grown up in the midwest, I can’t recall a time they ever toured within a reasonable distance for me to see them. I hate that money is the only thing stopping me from seeing such an influential musician to me. This is such a good combo of artists and hearing their beautiful music on the lawn on a summer day sounds absolutely perfect. Hoping and wishing so badly you’ll choose me!

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


  158. Ryan August 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

    I want to watch Conor serenade the zoo lions

  159. Cindy T August 1, 2017 at 11:08 pm #

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

  160. Amanda August 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    My best friend recently passed away and bright eyes and Conor has been one of her faves since our highschool years. It would be amazing to attend this concert in her memory.

  161. Abby August 3, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    I would love to surprise my friend with one of her favs!

  162. Travis August 3, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    What a show! The acclaimed Conor Oberst and the local hero M. Ward on the same bill and not only that… at the zoo! Please consider me on board :)

  163. Dave G. August 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

    The Dynamic Duo!

  164. Missy Leadford August 4, 2017 at 9:38 am #

    I really wanted to buy tickets to this show, but I can’t afford them right now since I’ve decided to go back to school. These two musicians have both influenced me greatly over the past 15 years and I would love to be able to see them both live on the same night.

  165. Ryan August 4, 2017 at 9:33 pm #

    ohhhh sick!

  166. Tom P August 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    Twice in 5 weeks I’ll see Conor

  167. Gregory Johnson August 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    My wife would FINALLY come see a show with me for these guys!

  168. Zack August 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    One of my favorite artists! I even have a “if you love something give it away tattoo” hahaha

  169. Dannica Fetters August 8, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    I’d love to go to this! I’ve never been to the Portland Zoo and I love Conner!

  170. ALG August 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    I want to get so weepy w Bright Eyes

  171. Tayler Jenkins August 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Ohhhh yes!

  172. Melissa August 8, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    Free fun,yay!

  173. Molly dechenne August 8, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    You kiddin me?? Who wouldn’t love to go to this show? I’ll go alone! I’d bring that girl I hated from high school if that was the stipulation. Every songwriter of my generation went through a Bright Eyes phase and M Ward is pure Portland! Let’s doooo thiiissssss!

  174. Nancy August 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    I would love to see this show.

  175. Ross W Jonak August 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

    Love me some music…please!

  176. Dan August 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    Must have these tickets! What a pair of musicians. Huge influence on me in my younger days

  177. saskia August 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    My favorite! And I love M Ward so much! Like everyone else, I would so enjoy to go to this. Concerts at the zoo are magical, I’d love to take my daughter!

  178. kai August 10, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    Oh please, oh please…..

  179. Cas August 10, 2017 at 10:48 pm #

    Seeing Conor Oberst at the zoo would be incredible. I grew up on Bright Eyes, and would love to experience him live again in this atmosphere, time of life and political climate. Please!

  180. Hannah August 11, 2017 at 11:42 am #

    M. Ward. M. Ward. M. Ward!

  181. Eric August 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    I remain hopeful for a little love from the Pipeline and Mr. Bright Eyes… To make this year the best birthday ever

  182. Joseph August 15, 2017 at 3:36 am #

    To end my summer with the greatest live band on earth would be a fine exclamation point on a uniquely challenging time. I am ready to be healed through wondrous music!

  183. Haley August 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    Please pick me! I want to surprise my girlfriend!

  184. Melodie August 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    This would be awesome! I love Bright Eyes and had no idea this concert was happening – I would love tickets!

  185. Diana August 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    ******Help end postpartum depression- send me to this show!!!*******

    • Diana August 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

      ******help end postpartum depression – send me tot his show!!!!******

  186. Jen August 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Conor Oberst AND M.Ward?!?! Seeing them is my dying wish. I’m not necessarily dying…but I would take my sister and we’d celebrate mortality and great music. Pick me, por favor!

  187. Michele August 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

    Wow great line up. Would love to catch a zoo concert this year, and this one would be simply delightful!

  188. Kala August 16, 2017 at 10:11 am #

    I would love to go!

  189. BrightEyesFullHeart August 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    I love Connor Oberst and would love to see him live. It’s an even better lineup.

  190. FirstDayofMySummer August 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    This is an amazing lineup. I’d love to see this show.

  191. Nicole August 17, 2017 at 6:24 pm #

    I can’t even begin to express how badly I want these tickets. I am a poor college student with a lifelong love of Conor Oberst. Please bestow this greatness upon my life! WOOOOHOOOOO!

  192. Nicole Slover August 17, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    Yay! Thanks for the opportunity to win tickets. This show would be awesome to see!

  193. lorea August 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    I haven’t seen Conor Oberst yet, but got to see MWard last year. This is a perfect combo….. would love to experience them together.

  194. Meghan August 18, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

    I am v interested in crying at the zoo

  195. Amy August 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    Oh, I love PDXPipeline and Oregon Zoo Concerts, and M. Ward! I’d love to take my fiance (who’s never been to a concert at the Zoo yet) to a beautiful summer evening while we’re trying to budget and save for our wedding.

  196. Heather August 22, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    Sounds like a grand old time. Pick me please.

  197. Katy August 23, 2017 at 8:20 am #

    Would love to go to this show!

  198. Ashley August 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

    It would be amazing to go to this show, plus the zoo!

  199. Scott Pierce August 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

    A+ show.

  200. jordon August 25, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    took a break from conor for a while so this would be a nice welcome back plus m ward never disappoints

  201. Steve Kas August 30, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

    M Ward is the reason why. Been listening to him since before he even released an album, when he was being promoted via Howie Gelb’s website.

  202. Johanna May 31, 2018 at 10:40 pm #


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