Win Tickets ($84): Del McCoury Band @ Aladdin Theater | Bluegrass, Jam Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Del McCoury Band @ Aladdin Theater on December 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 27.


From our sponsors:
Del McCoury Band
December 1, 2017
Doors 7 p.m., 8 p.m. Show | $39.50 ADV/ $42 DOS | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

For more than fifty years, Del McCoury’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.

Born in York County, PA seventy five years ago, Del McCoury would once have seemed an unlikely candidate for legendary status. Bitten hard by the bluegrass bug when he heard Earl Scruggs’ banjo in the early ’50s. McCoury became a banjo picker himself, working in the rough but lively Baltimore and D.C. bar scene into the early 1960s. He got his first taste of the limelight when he joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in early 1963; the Father of Bluegrass moved McCoury from the banjo to guitar, made him his lead singer, and gave him a lifetime’s worth of bluegrass tutelage direct from the source. Flash-forward to 1990s and the Del McCoury Band is on top of the bluegrass world, along the way giving birth to a more startling phenomenon: the emergence of the group onto the larger musical scene as a unique torchbearer for the entire sweep of bluegrass and its history. For it turned out that the unmistakable authenticity of McCoury’s music-along with his good-natured willingness to keep alert for new sounds and new opportunities-had bred fans in some unlikely places. That bluegrass-bred stars like Gill and Alison Krauss (who first met Del at a bluegrass festival when she filled in for a missing fiddler of his) would sing his praises wasn’t surprising, but who would have expected country-rock icons like Steve Earle or jam bands like the supremely popular Phish to have joined in the chorus? By the second half of the ’90s, the acclaim-and Del’s open-mindedness-put McCourys in onstage jams with Phish and on the road and in the studio with Earle, bringing the Del McCoury Band’s fierce musicianship and its leader’s instantaneous, easygoing connection with listeners to new arenas. The group appeared on prime time television and began an ongoing series of visits to popular late night TV talk shows, toured rock clubs and college campuses, and found itself welcome at country and even jazz-oriented music festivals and venues.

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39 Responses to Win Tickets ($84): Del McCoury Band @ Aladdin Theater | Bluegrass, Jam Band

  1. Danielle November 20, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

    Yay Bluegrass

  2. Meghan November 20, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to see a bluegrass legend since 1958.

  3. Kendall November 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

    Oh yes please! Del is legendary! Would love to see him, thank you!

  4. Rob November 21, 2017 at 9:04 am #

    Del Yeah!

  5. Ellie November 21, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    Hoping to join my parents for this show! I missed them last time around and it’s mom’s birthday!! Del yeah!

  6. jason eversman November 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    Dying to see Del & the boys! I used to attend Delfest and catch their shows on the regular when I lived in Virginia but haven’t had as many chances out here in the PNW.

  7. Valerie November 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    Would love to see this!

  8. Jesse November 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Del yeah!

  9. Hayley November 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    I promise to take a superfan.

  10. Jessica November 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

    I true legend! I would love the chance to see him and his family!

  11. Brian November 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    A great way to start Delcember!

  12. Dave G. November 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

    Del-licious & Del-lightful!

  13. Miranda November 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    I love Del so much and this night would be prefect cause it’s on my mom’s birthday!

  14. Miranda November 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    I love Del so much and this night would be prefect cause it’s on my mom’s birthday! Would be an awesome time!

  15. Sonny November 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    Always down for some great bluegrass!

  16. Jennifer November 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Would love to attend because Del is classic and it would be an awesome reprieve from working holiday retail.

  17. Michael Cheaney November 21, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    One of the legends.

  18. Lisalong November 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    So want to take my family. And it’s my 48th birthday aaahhh. Del Yeah!!!!!

  19. Blair November 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    Wow I would lions to go. Del and his sons put on a great show.

  20. Chris November 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    Del and the band are certainly something special PLUS THAT HAIR!

  21. Melissa November 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

    This sounds amazing! Would love to check it out

  22. Kellie November 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    I would love to give this as a gift

  23. Virginia November 21, 2017 at 11:22 pm #

    Del yeah! I haven’t seen him yet, I totally would dig it.

  24. Chris Owens November 22, 2017 at 7:59 am #

    Del is the best! Del is the best!

  25. Joel November 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    Oh hell yeah!

  26. Robert November 22, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

    Sounds like a swell time! Del yeah!!

  27. Kate November 22, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

    I’d love to go to this show- and I’m free that night. Haven’t seen them in a good while, but I once (when I was young and new to bluegrass) told them they couldn’t drive down a backstage road ’cause they didn’t have the right pass on their vehicle….. oops! (they were nice enough about it, and drove through anyhow ;) )

  28. Mathew Trono November 22, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

    Yee-haw! It’s boot stompin’ time!

  29. Nick November 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    It’s my really good friend’s birthday and she is a HUGE Del fan (and so are we). We would love to win her tickets and share this evening with her.

  30. Jessica F November 22, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

    I love hearing Del belt out his tunes.

  31. David Evans November 22, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    An icon of bluegrass music…….of course I’d love to go!!

  32. Josh G November 24, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    Sam Bush at the Aladdin was great. More bluegrass please

  33. Tracer November 24, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

    This would be sweet.

  34. Rae November 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    I love their style.

  35. Patricia Maloy November 25, 2017 at 9:18 am #

    Love to win and take friends

  36. Jeremy H November 26, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    I’d love to check out Del again – it’s been years!

  37. Mike November 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    My favorite!

  38. Karen C November 27, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

    Del McCoury blows my mind. Almost seems unreal. Would be a treat to see again!

  39. Cory November 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

    Del is the best at what he does!

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