Win Tickets ($59): Umphrey’s McGee @ Crystal Ballroom | Celebrate 2018 Portland St. Patrick’s Day w/ The Russ Liquid Test, Rock

We are giving away you another chance to win a pair of tickets to Umphrey’s McGee @ Crystal Ballroom on March 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 16.


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Umphrey’s McGee
March 17, 2018
6:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $29.50 (2-Day Ticket Available for $55) | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

After 18-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing nine studio albums and selling more than 4.2 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels. But then that wouldn’t be consistent with the work ethic demonstrated by the band, which consistently attempts to raise the bar, setting and achieving new goals since forming on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana, in 1997.

After releasing their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, the first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music (distributed by RED), the group continued to push the envelope and test the limits. The London Session, was a dream come true for the members having been recorded at the legendary Studio Two at historic Abbey Road. The stealth recording session yielded 10 tracks in a single day, proving once again, the prolific UM waits for no one.

As a follow up to The London Session, the envelope pushing continues with the November 11th release of ZONKEY. Umphrey’s McGee has been arranging and performing original mashups live for over eight years. It was only a matter of when, not if, some of those innovative concoctions would find their way into a studio. An album of 12 unique mashups, conceived and arranged by the band, ZONKEY is as seamless as it bizarre, playful as it is razor sharp. Bits and pieces of classic songs are culled from 40-plus years of popular music from 70s Reggae to 80s Pop to 90s Metal and everywhere in between. From Radiohead mashed with Beck, The Weeknd with Fleetwood Mac,
Talking Heads with Bob Marley, Metallica with Gorillaz . . . nothing is off limits.

The Russ Liquid Test
Redefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter/producer and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott heads up the New Orleans-based band. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene. Their debut EP 1984 featured an eclectic array of guest collaborators such as Mr. Lif and Ivan Neville—successfully creating an auditory canvas to forge The Russ Liquid Test’s irresistibly soulful future-vintage stylings.

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38 Responses to Win Tickets ($59): Umphrey’s McGee @ Crystal Ballroom | Celebrate 2018 Portland St. Patrick’s Day w/ The Russ Liquid Test, Rock

  1. Brian March 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

    Free tickets would be nice!

  2. Melissa March 7, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

    Oh what an amazing way to spend a Saturday night with a rockin band! I’d love to go

  3. Mikie March 8, 2018 at 10:16 am #

    I’ve been waiting to take these shrooms …..

  4. Robin Faber March 8, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    I would love to win. Happy St. Patty’s day. See you soon

  5. Peter March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

    Would love to see them!

  6. Dan Korpenfelt March 8, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    Pick me please.

  7. michael dalton March 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    I would love to see Humphrey McPhee on St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. Philip Navarre March 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

    I would wear my green to this great show.

  9. Cindy B March 8, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    My concert budget runners over- the only way I can do this show is with free tickets.

  10. Marcie March 9, 2018 at 7:31 am #

    Great way to kick off St Patty weekend! Yes, please!!

  11. Cory March 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

    Umphrey me!!!!!!!

  12. Heidi Turner March 10, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

    Ready to Umph it up!

  13. Tassia March 10, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

    It’s my husband’s birthday and we’d love to boogie and win those tickets.

  14. Ian hutchinson March 11, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

    \MM/ let’s rage!!!!

  15. Samantha March 11, 2018 at 11:52 pm #

    It’s my best friends 30th birthday and this is one of her favorite bands! I would love to take her :)

  16. molli taylor March 12, 2018 at 7:46 am #

    whoa, this is amazing! gimme some funk, pleeease!

  17. Josh Chambers March 13, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Um yeah super green!

  18. Katy Collins March 13, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    Would love to win tickets !!

  19. Benjamin Thom March 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    Sounds sooo fun!

  20. Ben Thom March 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    This would be such a cool show!

  21. Jessica March 13, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    What an awesome way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! A raging band and some green beer!

  22. Patrick March 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

    Would be a perfect birthday present for me! I wanna go please

  23. Katy March 13, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    Would love to win tickets to this! Happy St. Patricks day!

  24. Paul March 13, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

    I would love the chance to get down all night at an Umphrey’s show. I would guarantee to leave it all out on the dance floor!

  25. Dave G. March 13, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

    I’d LOVE to go, despite it being amateur drinkers night,(St. Patrick’s Day)

  26. Thomas March 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm #


  27. Marcie March 14, 2018 at 7:20 am #

    Great way to kick off St Patrick’s day weekend! Thanks!

  28. Amanda March 14, 2018 at 8:30 am #

    My husband and I have been needing a night out together and we are huge music fans!

  29. Keena March 14, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    Haven’t gotten the chance to see them in years!! Had such a great time years ago! UmphLuvvvvv

  30. Dylan W Luka March 14, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

    What are the odds?

  31. Ellie Long March 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

    Math rock!!

  32. James March 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

    What a great band to see live.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  33. Brittanie March 15, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  34. Robert Haley March 15, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    With the luck of the Irish- maybe?

  35. Janet snyder March 15, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

    Would love to spend st Patty’s day at the ballroom!!

  36. ann March 16, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    being a college a student and 21 and under, it’s really hard for me to find musical events I’d like and are able to attend. This would be a fun night out for once and if it’s free, that would help my budget out so much; allowing me to have the best of times without having to worry or feel guilty over expenses the entire time I’m out

  37. Nichole L Christmore March 16, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    I haven’t seen Umphrey’s in over 6 years!! Way too long.

  38. Chris Owens March 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

    Soul fuel!!!

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