Win Tickets ($70): John Butler Trio at Crystal Ballroom | Rock, w/ Mama Kin

We are giving away a pair of tickets to John Butler Trio Crystal Ballroom on June 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 11.



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From our sponsors:

True West Presents
John Butler Trio

with Mama Kin
June 21, 2018
All Ages | Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35
More info: crystalballroompdx.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear.

An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, JB, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is utterly beguiling. He is the consummate rebel-refugee whose songs chart disenchantment with the corporate world and show a yearning for truth along with an ongoing struggle for a sense of locus. The songs’ off-centre grooves have always been their charm, and yet now there is a sense, in the new album at least, of resolution and peace after years of being against the world and what it offered. Maybe the man on the brink will not jump after all?

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63 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): John Butler Trio at Crystal Ballroom | Rock, w/ Mama Kin

  1. Meghan May 1, 2018 at 9:27 am #

    Last time I saw John Buttler Trio was in 2010 I think! Still love their music just as much, this would make me so happy!

    • Gary May 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

      John Butler Trio real music from real people. What a great show that would be.
      Thank you for the opportunity.
      Cheers

    • Ann May 29, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

      Haven’t been in ages. My husband would love this

  2. Heidi Sadler May 1, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    Our band is heavily influenced by JBT. He is so inspiring, gives us motivation to keep working at it, keep on practicing. Play just because you love music, because you can’t NOT play. Thanks! Heidi Beth Sadler (Violinist for Chasing Ebenezer)

  3. Becca May 1, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    JBT is INCREDIBLE live – would love to take my hubby to go see them!!

  4. Becca May 1, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    JBT is INCREDIBLE live – would love to take my hubby to see them!

  5. Marianne Silva May 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

    Would love to win this!

  6. lorea May 1, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

    JBT is one of the best concerts I’ve seen. Saw him once at the Zoo and would like to see him at a new venue. The Zoo can be a little stuffy and you can’t leave and re-enter! Please pick me… it’s my birthday May 4th! Thank you!

  7. Dave G. May 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

    ROCK my solstice with JBT! A favorite!

  8. TK May 1, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    Would absolutely love to go to this!

  9. Cory May 1, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

    I wanna Rock!

  10. Sonny May 1, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    Far out, would love to shake it to this show!

  11. KD May 1, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

    John is the Man!!

  12. Carolyn May 1, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

    I’ve tecently rediscovered Jon Butler Trio’s music and have fallen in love all over again. To see them live would be an incredible treat and as someone who will be graduating college three days before this show I think that winning a pair of tickets would be one of the best graduation presents possible!

  13. Steve Siegal May 1, 2018 at 8:03 pm #

    Last time I saw JBT I was dancing in the Bonnaroo mud. Love to see them at Crystal!

  14. Nadine May 2, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    John Butler is one of my guitar heroes – he is fantastic. Would love to have a date night to see him and the guys perform!

  15. Josh Wirth May 2, 2018 at 11:51 am #

    Been listening to John Butler Trip for about 12 years now! Never seen him in concert before, but that would be phenomenal!

  16. Jim L. May 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    As their song goes “I’ll do anything “ to attend this concert!! Lol

  17. Brittanie May 2, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

    I really want to go to this!

  18. Megan M May 3, 2018 at 8:43 am #

    The last time I saw John Butler Trio was about 12 years ago with my dad. I would love to recreate that awesome memory with my dad. Thank you for the opportunity!

  19. Kelsey May 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm #

    Presto Manifesto! This ones for me and my baby. We want to stomp our feet and shake our tail feathers to the Trio!!

  20. Kendall May 3, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    I would love to finally see John Butler Trio live! Thank you thank you!

  21. Pepper May 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    *fingers crossed* I’d love to go!

  22. Felicia May 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    JBT is my favorite band to “feel” live because they share so much positive energy!! It would be fantastic to also discover Mama Kin. It would be a real treat to see this couple sharing the stage ;)

  23. Brad Miller May 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    Ready to move my body to some finger pickin’, soul touchin’, foot-stompin’, outback tunes!

  24. Matty May 8, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    Would love to see JBT!

  25. Michelle May 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

    i absolutely love john Butler trio! it’s been soooo long!

  26. Janis May 8, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    Love John Butler Trio! I haven’t had the chance to see them live yet. Maybe now?

  27. Tara Keitz May 9, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

    SEND IT…

  28. Mark J Holan May 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    When I got married, instead of saying vows, I sang “Losing You” to my wife. I’ve been a “fanboy” since he first came on the scene. This past year I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and all I listened to was JBT to keep my spirits up. I would LOVE to get tickets to his show and to hear a set from Mama Kin also. Thank you

  29. Roger May 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

    Would positively love to see this band play live in person. I’ve heard his records and heard about his live shows. Thank you for the opportunity to win free tickets!

  30. Josh May 12, 2018 at 9:25 am #

    Let’s do this!

  31. CHRIS MILLER May 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    I’d enjoy seeing this show

  32. David Evans May 15, 2018 at 10:09 pm #

    Would love to experience this magical event. A player’s player.
    Wow!!

  33. Valerie Skala May 15, 2018 at 10:38 pm #

    So glad to be able to join the contest! I’ll
    Be 70 on the 35th ofjune! This experience would rock my world!!

  34. David May 16, 2018 at 11:08 pm #

    The Butler always does it!

  35. Niki Nelson May 17, 2018 at 6:55 am #

    Discovered JBT while living in Australia back in 2000-2001. Would love the chance to see them live!

  36. James May 17, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

    What a great guitarist, and songwriter. Surely deserves a wider audience.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  37. mikef May 18, 2018 at 7:48 am #

    Sounds cool!! I’ll take wife and kids!!

  38. Mandy May 20, 2018 at 11:51 pm #

    Yes, please.

  39. Judy W May 21, 2018 at 2:25 am #

    His truth will set me free. I can’t wait to listen to this talented man.

  40. Sean May 22, 2018 at 8:54 am #

    Seriously one of my favorite bands of all time to see live. So much feelings of goodness coming from those pickin’ fingers. Pick me.

  41. gregb May 22, 2018 at 11:14 pm #

    Jeff plays amazing music.

  42. Renee May 24, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    This would be a great time!

  43. ry May 27, 2018 at 7:51 am #

    let’s get groovin

  44. Nick May 29, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    Because of them, I am now me.

    Would love this chance to see them in person!

  45. Jay May 29, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    I worship his guitar playing and would love to take my son so he can witness the master in person!

  46. Youssef May 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    Aah would live to win this! A fan all the way from Egypt!

  47. Matt May 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

    Would love to catch the JBT live @ the Crystal! His guitar playing is incredible.

  48. Scott R Worthington May 29, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Have never seen John But i have been trying, this would be perfect! Thanks for the opportunity.

  49. Theresa May 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    Sounds like a great evening. Thanks for considering me.

  50. Puneet May 31, 2018 at 5:06 am #

    I have been a John Butler fan since 2010. I saw him once at hangout festival and during the song “Ocean” I cried like I never have before. I am coming to Portland from Louisiana and would love to start my journey with JBT!

  51. Puneet Sharma May 31, 2018 at 5:53 am #

    I Love John Butler Trio. I have been a fan since 2010. I cried during the song “Oceans” I am coming from Louisiana to Portland. Would love to start the adventure with this amazing moment.

  52. Renee June 3, 2018 at 11:08 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  53. Rylee June 4, 2018 at 12:01 am #

    JBT is one of the best musicians around today. This would be an amazing evening.

  54. erica rosser June 4, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

    They are amazing!!!

  55. Jj June 5, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Rock on. 3x

  56. Molli Female Taylor June 5, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

    i love the crystal, and ilove john butler. amazing combo

  57. lorea June 7, 2018 at 7:21 am #

    Would like to win tickets and take my sister who hasn’t had the chance to see him! Please pick us, we won’t be in seats, we will be up front dancing!

  58. MARC June 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    John Butler Trio is an amazing band! I would love to see them live!!!

  59. Mija June 7, 2018 at 8:47 pm #

    His music got me through a tough time this year, and I’m very grateful for it. His music is healing. Would love to see his show.

  60. Michelle June 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    It would be so fun to go see JBT! Last time I saw them was in HS!

  61. Katie June 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    Last time I saw them was in West Virginia and I have been dying to see ‘em since. I can’t think of a better venue then the ballroom!!! What a dream!!

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