Win Tickets ($70): Squirrel Nut Zippers @ Aladdin Theater | American Jazz, Swing Revival

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Squirrel Nut Zippers @ Aladdin Theater on March 11 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 5 .


From our sponsors:
Squirrel Nut Zippers
March 11, 2018
All Ages | Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202

It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.”

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable. By this time the group had already established a substantial live following across the country thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations. Hot wound up selling over 1.3 million copies.

A newly re-mastered version of the album along with a bonus track: “The Puffer” returned to stores in July on Hollywood Records. Long out of print on vinyl, Hot has now made its glorious return to wax on 180-gram vinyl.

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, the bands visionary creator Jimbo Mathus, along with founding member and partner Chris Phillips (Drums), have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the bands unique musical flavor which owes its roots to that city.

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62 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Squirrel Nut Zippers @ Aladdin Theater | American Jazz, Swing Revival

  1. Shasha Andrews February 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    Yep! I came up with these guys whisperin about two cities being on leave in my formative 90s! I LOVE the Squirrel Nut Zippers! Short on cash, so I hopped on here! Hoping against hope to win, win, WIN!!!
    Zoot Suit Riot all the way, Baby!!!

    • JL February 28, 2018 at 10:22 am #

      Time to get out the Zoot suit!

  2. Deborah Lusk February 21, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

    Oh my god. Squirrel Nuts is what I kept yelling at my gkids to say to make them
    SMile and laugh for photos in Texas a few days ago. I’d love to go!!!!

  3. Gail L February 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

    Squirrel Nut Zippers make me so happy! It’s impossible to listen to their music, and not smile and groove. They are one of my ‘go tos’ when i’m Feeling down.

  4. Sara Wagner February 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

    Perfect time of year for a Squirrel Nut Zipper concert! I won’t miss the sunshine if I can groove to their upbeat tunes.

  5. Aleks February 21, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

    Yup! Would love to see them!

  6. Anita L. Kayed February 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

    I’d like to attend because I’ve only ever seen them once in Santa Cruz Ca., and it was a terrible venue and a bad memory. I love this band. Would be nice to see them at the great Aladdin <3

  7. John Hale February 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

    As I’m staring out my window at the Squirrels collecting their Nuts and zippering them away I can’t help but think of the fond memories I had rioting in my Zoot Suit back in the day. Can’t wait to get out there again.

  8. Dawn February 21, 2018 at 10:42 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to see them as a special surprise for my best friend…times have been a bit tough for her lately AND the Squirrel Nut Zippers are her favorite band!!! Going to see them would make her the happiest person in the world!!!
    Thank you!!!

  9. Jeanne February 22, 2018 at 12:27 am #

    I’ve never seen them and was, ironically, just talking about them with my brother. Would love to go.

  10. Joseph February 22, 2018 at 4:28 am #

    Make my dancin’ dreams come true! I promise to hot foot with my sweetie in a display that defines devil may care.

  11. Nicholas February 22, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    Has it been 20 years already?! I would love to watch them revisit a classic album and hear what else they’ve been working on

  12. Kim February 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    I moved to Portland 1.5 years ago and have yet to go to this theater. I would love to have the chance to experience this event.

  13. Tom February 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

    Wow, did not know they were still playing – would be a blast to see them!!

  14. Melissa Jasper February 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    Heck ya! Pick me!!!

  15. Kevin Williams February 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

    I’m nuts about the zippers. I would love to see them live!

  16. Lee Widener February 22, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see them!

  17. Maureen A. February 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

    Such a great bad, such an awesome venue! I would love to win tickets!

  18. Collin Foster February 22, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

    Dude! Three guys are still around? Amazement in my face!

    Now get SNZ in my face!

  19. Lynn Elsdon February 22, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

    WHEEEeeee! I would love to hear! I really dig swing jazz – it’s fun.

  20. Kim February 22, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

    What a great night out! Pick me please!

  21. Renee February 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  22. Aaron February 22, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

    Had an album in middle school and/or high school, which i feel like i couldn’t appreciate at the time. Now i enjoy more jazzy jazz, swing, etc. and at The Aladdin no less!

  23. Jeannie Pruett February 22, 2018 at 9:47 pm #


  24. Kara February 23, 2018 at 6:45 am #

    They DEFINED my college years in the late 90s but I never got a chBce to see them live. Would love to win these tix!

  25. Aaron Cullen February 23, 2018 at 6:55 am #

    Please pick me! This will be a great show!

  26. Hayley February 23, 2018 at 7:58 am #


  27. Terra February 23, 2018 at 8:42 am #

    I grew up listening to the Squirrel Nut Zippers! I love them. They are one of those bands you can’t be sad when listening to their music and cannot stop your body from dancing. It would be a true dream to see them live. Please pick me.

  28. Shauna Hirko February 24, 2018 at 6:39 am #

    My husband is such a fan !!!!!! This would be a great surprise for our 10 year anniversary !!! Pick us please, we never get a chance to go out. This would make his life.

  29. Shauna Hirko February 24, 2018 at 6:40 am #

    My husband is such a fan !!!!!! This would be a great surprise for our 10 year anniversary !!! Pick us please, we never get a chance to go out.

  30. Z swigart February 24, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    I hope they play the ghost of Steven foster.

  31. Heather February 24, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

    Take me back to the cartoon dreamland that is the squirrel nut zippers live. Everytime is a boost of happy magic. Please make this broke gals dream become a reality

  32. Scott Pierce February 25, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

    Let’s bust a nut.

  33. Michelle February 25, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

    They’re back from the days of my college years! would love to see them.

  34. Sara February 26, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    Aw yissssssssssssssss!

  35. Jami February 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

    What a great band,would dig seeing them!

  36. madeline nico February 26, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

    Lets get down and swing!!!

  37. Kristen M February 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Throwback! This would be such a fun night

  38. Danielle February 27, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    I love the Squirrel Nut Zippers and have been listening to them since the 90’s or so. It would be awesome to see them!!

  39. Eva February 27, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    Long time listener, first time concertgoer. Please pick me!

  40. Steph February 27, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    Squirrel Nut Zippers!! Would love to see them in Portland! Whoop!

  41. Justine February 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    Wow I haven’t seen the SNZ’s in ages. How fun it would be to take my brother and relive the 90’s with him. ;-)

  42. Kassia February 27, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Would absolutely love the chance to get out and dance to some excellent high school nostalgia!!

  43. Dave G. February 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

    Now THAT’S a band that doesn’t tour often, and would be delightful live!

  44. Jamie Veira February 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    Please and Thank You!

  45. Nicholas Hilton February 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

    I got my first blowjob while the song HOT played on the radio. SNZ has a special place in my heart I love this band and would love tickets to the show.

  46. Brent February 27, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

    I am down for some music and this is my birthday weekend! Would love to come up and discover a new band

  47. molli taylor February 28, 2018 at 1:31 am #

    i am a huge fan, and have never seen them live, but i really think this one should go to nicholas hilton above… ah, nostalgia!

  48. Timothy Baxter February 28, 2018 at 8:58 am #

    Used to dance to them at crystal ballroom!

  49. Elizabeth February 28, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    OMG what a great intro for my son to see the creative band using many different instruments in danceable, alternative, FUN music! I have always loved SNZ – glad they are still producing new music and sharing the entertainment with us!

  50. Mar February 28, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

    Would love to attend!

  51. lauri March 1, 2018 at 8:19 am #

    I want to relive my youth – plus this is my friend’s favorite band. Trust me, I need to get out of the house!

  52. Karl jacobson March 1, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    yes, please and thank you

  53. Shasha Andrews March 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    It has been WAAAAAY too long since I’ve been to a GOOD show! I came up with these guys whisperin about two cities being on leave in my formative 90s! I LOVE the Squirrel Nut Zippers! Short on cash, so I hopped on here! Hoping against hope to win, win, WIN!!!
    Zoot Suit Riot all the way, Baby!!!

  54. Cory March 1, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    I want a Ventriloquist Dummy

  55. Lisa Marie Perez March 1, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

    OMG!!! BEST swing revival music EVER!!!

  56. jennifer March 2, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    SNZ is one of my all time favorite bands. I’d love to see them live!

  57. Jon Wallace March 2, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    One of my wife’s favorite bands!

  58. Viola Rose March 3, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    sweet date night dance party!

  59. charles evans March 3, 2018 at 11:34 am #

    I would style it up and take my lady out for a night on the town!

  60. Diane McLaughlin March 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

    Love this band!

  61. Danielle March 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

    Would love to go dancing with my husband

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