Win Tickets ($38): The Lil Smokies @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Mapache, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Traditional

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Lil Smokies @ Aladdin Theater on April 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 9.


From our sponsors:
The Lil Smokies
April 13, 2018
21+ | Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $19-$24
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The quintet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing to an ever-growing fan base for the past 6 years. The fruits of their labor recently culminating with wins at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award for Best Band and at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition. In 2013 the band also won The Northwest String Summit Band Competition. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor. This five-piece bluegrass ensemble features Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Jake Simpson (fiddle) and Matt Rieger (guitar).

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($38): The Lil Smokies @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Mapache, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Traditional

  1. Petet April 3, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    Love lil smokies! Would love to see them again!

    • KE Rogers April 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

      Night of lively music, now that’s something I’ve been missing a long time!

  2. Dora P April 3, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    I love these guys, and could use a good dose of New Grass ! :)

  3. Nick April 3, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    The Lil’ Smokies are currently one of my favorite bluegrass bands. I’m excited to see them headline this venue.

  4. Claire April 3, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Saw them a couple of years ago at another Portland venue, would love to see them live again and hear their new stuff!

  5. Dan Korpenfelt April 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    Great band pick me please.

  6. Sam April 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    Seen them once, amazing show. Would love to do it again!

  7. jaclyn April 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    i would love a night out to see these guys!!

  8. Rylee April 3, 2018 at 5:23 pm #

    Music is literally the root of all good! The Lil Smokies have been on my list for a while now!

  9. Melissa Robinson April 3, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

    I’m a Missoula girl and I love my college town band Lil Smokies!! I have seen them live and they are amazing!! Would love to see them again and take my wife with me so she can experience their energy, talent, and music!!

  10. Aaron April 3, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

    I hear Missoula is a kinda cool Montana town. We enjoy bluegrass, and would like to have a better association with the phrase “Lil Smokies” than gross little sausages.

  11. Dave G. April 4, 2018 at 8:40 am #

    My grass is blue!

  12. Keena April 4, 2018 at 9:15 am #

    Been listening to them for years, and always seem to miss them for one unforturnate reason or another! Pick me so that doesn’t happen again!!

  13. Jesse April 4, 2018 at 9:49 am #


  14. Kyle Flavin April 4, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Want to go to first smokies show, and money is limited. Love the band, tried to drive out to Coos bay for the free show last year, but didnt make it. Cheers!

  15. KEVIN HERZOG April 4, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    I’ve first saw them at strummit in 2015 and they have been my favorite band ever since! Would love to bring a friend!

  16. Keith April 4, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    After listening to them for several years, I’d love to see their energy during a live show!

  17. Robin April 4, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    I would love to catch them live again. Thank you!

  18. C Topher April 4, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    Huge fan of these guys – they shred! Would love to see em again

  19. Philip Navarre April 4, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    The LIttle Smokies are super fun

  20. Ellie Long April 4, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    Love me some smokes! Gonna be so grand at aladdin!!

  21. Doug Roksoz April 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    Best band name in the biz, and I rage a 2×2 ft square harder than your average bear. You’re gonna want me at this show :)

  22. Kendall April 4, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    Love these boys! Would love to see them :) thanks!

  23. Allyson April 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    Me please! :)

  24. freeman April 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

    Love these dudes, would see them in Missoula at friends houses and in alleys behind bars shredding with smiles on their faces. Now I love seeing how far they’ve come, despite all the road bumps and hardships and lineup changes.

  25. Mario April 4, 2018 at 9:20 pm #


  26. Alyson April 5, 2018 at 1:42 am #

    Had to cancel seeing them at Bender Jamboree because of a broken ankle But the Aladdin is much more crutch-around friendly! Love these guys.

  27. Rodrigo Munoz April 5, 2018 at 8:55 am #

    Love the Smilies, would really like some free tickets.

  28. Paul April 5, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    Id love a chance to see this band again!!

  29. Jeremy Herrig April 5, 2018 at 10:05 am #

    These guys are great! Would love the chance to see them live at the Aladdin!

  30. Brittany April 5, 2018 at 10:57 am #

    One of the best bluegrass bands out there! Spread some free music love this way— I’ll pass it along :)

  31. Tim April 5, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    Lil Smokies sound like great “big” load of fun!

  32. Bob April 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

    sounds like a swell time!

  33. Cory April 6, 2018 at 8:34 am #

    I wanna get smoked

  34. Nicole April 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    They are such an awesome band and I would love to go. I would take my friend that has never seen them before. We will have our rage faces on and ready to get down!

  35. Sarah April 10, 2018 at 11:58 am #

    Need this music in my life right now!

  36. Dylan April 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this show, Smokies are awesome.

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