Win Tickets ($70): George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crystal Ballroom | Funk, R&B, Soul

We are giving away a pair of tickets to George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crystal Ballroom on July 30. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 24.


From our sponsors:
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
July 30, 2017
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $32.50 advance, $35 day of show | 21+
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Clinton started his career with the Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit with “I Wanna Testify” in 1967. Clinton then began experimenting with harmonies, melody, and rhythm, and taking cues from the psychedelic movement, forever setting himself apart from the Motown era.

By the early 1970s, the group’s tight songs evolved into sprawling jams around funky rhythms. They dropped the “s” from the band name and Parliament was born. Around the same time, Clinton spawned Funkadelic, a rock group which fused psychedelic guitar distortion, bizarre sound effects, and cosmological rants with danceable beats and booming bass lines. Funkadelic recorded a number of influential concept albums, including Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow, Maggot Brain, and America Eats Its Young.

Parliament and Funkadelic captured 40 hit R&B singles, including No. 1 hits “Flashlight,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Aqua Boogie,” and “(Not Just) Knee Deep.” Clinton’s collaborators included keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley. On stage, spectacle ruled the day, with an enormous mothership, outrageous costumes, and marathon performances.

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83 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crystal Ballroom | Funk, R&B, Soul

  1. Kristin July 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    It would be a nice surprise for my husband. Today is the 15th anniversary of the day we met.

    • Joe E. July 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

      A true legend in his own lifetime . Would love to be there fir he show .

  2. Peter Stewart July 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    How many wonderful years has this powerhouse team been bringing it back to the one! Definitely my favorite roof tearer off-ers! Peter

  3. Eric July 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    George Clinton is the man! Saw him on the river in Nashville over ten years ago and the promoter had to cut the power because the funk just wouldn’t stop.

  4. Teresa July 17, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    Sounds like a great night out!

  5. Dionne F July 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm #

    George Clinton is the legendary funk master.

  6. Ralph Medina July 17, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

    Let me win

  7. Angela July 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    I need to let my hair down! Been working too hard, this would be a crazy good time for me!

  8. TK July 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

    Loooove these guys! Would adore going to see them!

  9. Kason Bradley July 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    Haven’t gotten funky in a few years. Would love to see them again.

  10. Pam Twogood July 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    Thank you for coming to Portland! The last time I saw you got funky in Amsterdam at Paradiso, our paths cross again! Hope to see you in The City Of Roses!

  11. Angie July 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    I love Parliament!! Best roller skating music !

  12. Lele July 17, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

    I want to go so bad!!!

  13. Julia July 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

    Ow, my heart. Life has been so stressful, and this would be the perfect remedy.

  14. Jennifer July 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm #

    Now THIS is the Parliament I can get behind! Bring on that funk!

  15. Drew July 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

    My Dad has been a fan of George Clinton, and Parliament longer than I’ve been alive. He’s one of my best friends and I would love nothing more than to be able to treat him to a night of music from one of his favorites!
    Our last name starts with “Pf” so growing up, my Dads nickname was “P.Funk”
    Pick us so we can tear the roof off the motha sucka!

  16. Theresa May July 18, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    Spending a Sunday night with George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic would be the ultimate way to relieve some of the dread of reporting for jury duty that Tuesday.

  17. molli taylor July 18, 2017 at 9:19 am #

    i have loved george clinton as long as i can remember! please send me!

  18. Robert July 18, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    sounds like a swell time!

  19. Kristina July 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    Would love to be overpowered by Funk–sounds like a great show!

  20. Cara July 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    OMG! OMG! ACK!

  21. Zack July 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    I want to take my dad for his birthday! Father son funkadelic night!

  22. Tim Bedford July 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    wow, this would be an incredible experience – some of the coolest cats in the funk scene. would love to brag to my dad i caught them in portland!

  23. marco1 July 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    I saw Parliament Funkadelic perform during its Mothership Connectiuon tour in Oakland ’76.

    I want the funk.. I need the funk.

    This closes the circle for me.

  24. Dave G. July 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    The Prez and Parliament are back in session in Portland!

  25. Michael Pendlebury July 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Love “One Nation Under A Groove”!

  26. Michael T Studer July 18, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Omg i love me some George Clinton I would totally take my friend to this who introduced me to the style of music

  27. Karen Gilis July 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Yes! It has been decades since I’ve seen George Clinton, and would like to have fresher memories!

  28. Kelsey July 18, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    awesome, love me some funk

  29. Tea Godfrey July 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    One nation under groove is one of my all time favorite songs of my youth. Would seriously be thrilled.

  30. Tim July 18, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

    Need to get my funk on! Gotta have me George Clinton magic! Please!

  31. Sophie Walsh July 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    I had tickets to see P-funk in Burlington, Vermont a few years ago and was devastated I couldn’t make the show! I’ve been listening to them for ages but I’m too young to have been able to see them back in the day. I would love to see such amazing musicians that have had such an influence on my music tastes and most of the music of my generation.

  32. Mary Ros July 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    Im a huge P-Funk fan and this would be the perfect birthday present for little ole me

  33. Trina July 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    I need to chase the cat something fierce!!

  34. Kat July 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

    Newly single & need to put the funk back in my life!! Parliament would definately do the trick!

  35. Emily July 18, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    My SOUL, ya’ll. My SOUL desperately needs this night. I need to move, I need to groove, I need to get funky. Im new in town too, and this is the perfect opportunity to make some friends!

  36. Keli B July 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    This could potentially be the most fun show I’ll ever see!

  37. Jarrod July 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    I’d be so stoked to see George Clinton while I still have the opportunity!

  38. Morgan July 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    I want to get funked up on the dance floor!

  39. Justine July 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    Oh how I would love love love to take my brother to this show. He has so much funk in his soul and could really use a night out to let it loose ;-)

  40. Scott Hamilton July 18, 2017 at 10:13 pm #

    This would be so cool.

  41. Amber July 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

    I would die! We keep losing the good ones. Don’t want to miss him!

  42. Jenn July 19, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    Holy crap yes please!

  43. carly aguiar July 19, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    I almost fell out my seat when I saw this!!
    George!! We need you!!

  44. Reuben July 19, 2017 at 11:22 am #

    I soooo want to tear the roof off the sucka with George and the band! The pinnacle of everything positive in the evolution of modern music. Sly can’t do it any more unfortunately, but George keeps going strong. Yes please!!

  45. Megan Papis July 19, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    I can’t believe that I’ve never seen George Clinton/feel ashamed that I haven’t. I could use some fun this weekend; please remedy all of this!

  46. Jennifer July 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    George is one of my man’s favorite performers and he’s never been able to see him live. I’d absolutely love to surprise him with tickets to the show.

  47. Phil D July 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    I’ve never seen Parliament live, so do I need another reason to want tickets?

  48. Brad July 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm #

    This would be Awesomely Funky!

  49. Danielle July 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

    This would be totally amazing :) I think I’d cry if I won lol

  50. Susan H July 20, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    I need funk in my life! I want to go!!!

  51. FunkGranny July 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

    How old will IBB4IC George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

  52. Robert July 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    Would be nice to see and hear him again!

  53. Thomas July 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    I would love to see George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic!! Never have

  54. Aurelia July 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    This would be amazing – I’m all in!

  55. J. Dwight Tom July 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm #


  56. Maureen A. July 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

    My friends keep telling me what a great show George Clinton puts on! I would love to win tickets and hear for myself!

  57. toots July 20, 2017 at 3:07 pm #


  58. Lance July 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    So fun! I love the P Funk!

  59. JoVonne Mason July 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

    I really need To win these tickets as otherwise I can’t afford this once in a lifetime opportunity. To see George Clinton & listen to the soundtrack of my youth! I pray that I win!

  60. Liberty Miller July 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

    My sweetheart would die from happiness if he could shake his booty to his hero’s jams. Our fingers are crossed.

  61. Jessica Morse July 20, 2017 at 6:24 pm #

    What an amazing opportunity!

  62. drew July 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    We want the funk, gotta have the funk!….one nation under groove, gettin down just for the funk of it! We love u doctor funkenstein ur funk is th e best!

  63. Nadine P. July 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

    Dream show!

  64. Scott Hamilton July 20, 2017 at 11:19 pm #

    Yes, yes I would go.

  65. Renee July 21, 2017 at 2:38 am #

    I love George Clinton, this would be great!

  66. Lucas July 21, 2017 at 4:23 am #

    I would absolutely love to go to this show because one of my best friends is a funk DJ and it would be a great gift for me to suprise him with tickets for him and his fiance!

  67. Meredith July 21, 2017 at 6:56 am #

    Would love to experience this Legend! Introduce my friends to real music!

  68. Frank Byers July 21, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    We got the funk. Give up the funk. Let us in we’ll turn the his mother out!

  69. Christie July 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    I’ve got the funk! Gotta have that funk.

  70. Judy Castillo July 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    Got my Flashlight to board The Mothership Connection to Tear The Roof Off The Sucka! I’ll be Up For The Downstroke with my Aqua Boogie moves on the dance floor with Dr. Funkenstein & Atomic Dog cause afterall we are all just One Nation Under A Groove ♡

  71. Jen July 21, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

    He’s a legend!

  72. Timmi July 22, 2017 at 6:56 am #

    I’ve always wanted to see George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic but have never been able to. This would be amazing.

  73. Angie July 22, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    Wow! It’s been a dream to see them. Berber got the chance. Would be an amazing experience

  74. Sweetie July 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

    Wow! What a blessing it would be to see! I’m trying to surprise my husband for our anniversary!!

  75. Brett Welches July 22, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    Ahh sure I member Clinton! This show would get me lit!

  76. KEITH DECARLO July 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm #


  77. ELIZABETH July 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm #


  78. Jacob July 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    I Am ready for this!

  79. David Wells July 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    Hey Yo! We need to go!
    No…really I do.
    Please and Thank you!

  80. Ryan July 24, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    we want the funk

  81. Lisa July 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    Bucket list show for sure!

  82. A James July 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    Im a Portland native with Pfunk albums on the table and the wall..last time he was here he wasn’t in the best shape musically but he looks a bit cleaner now…he’s the pastor of my musical church with Prince as the choir director…that’s y i need tix..

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