Win Tickets ($80): George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crystal Ballroom | Funk, R&B, Soul

We are giving away a pair of tickets to George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crystal Ballroom on September 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 31 .



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From our sponsors:
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
September 2, 2018
9 p.m. | $35 advance, $40 day of show | 21+
More info: crystalballroompdx.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Oregon 97209

George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Clinton started his career with the Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit with “I Wanna Testify” in 1967. Clinton then began experimenting with harmonies, melody, and rhythm, and taking cues from the psychedelic movement, forever setting himself apart from the Motown era.

By the early 1970s, the group’s tight songs evolved into sprawling jams around funky rhythms. They dropped the “s” from the band name and Parliament was born. Around the same time, Clinton spawned Funkadelic, a rock group which fused psychedelic guitar distortion, bizarre sound effects, and cosmological rants with danceable beats and booming bass lines. Funkadelic recorded a number of influential concept albums, including Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow, Maggot Brain, and America Eats Its Young.

Parliament and Funkadelic captured 40 hit R&B singles, including No. 1 hits “Flashlight,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Aqua Boogie,” and “(Not Just) Knee Deep.” Clinton’s collaborators included keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley. On stage, spectacle ruled the day, with an enormous mothership, outrageous costumes, and marathon performances.

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32 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crystal Ballroom | Funk, R&B, Soul

  1. Olivia Acaster August 30, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    This is one of my Husbands favorite performers and his birthday is coming up, as well!! Thank you for this opportunity. Wow!!

    • Olivia Acaster August 30, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

      And Deen Ween is my husbands hero!!

  2. Steve August 30, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    Who doesn’t love George Clinton!

  3. Taylor Pulsipher August 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

    One Nation Under a Groove is and forever will be one of my absolute favorite records I’ve ever owned. I would cry the happiest tears!

  4. Denise August 30, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    Would love to win. Thanks! Great prize.

  5. Taylor Pulsipher August 30, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    One Nation Under a Groove is and will forever be one of my favorite records I’ve ever owned!

  6. Dave Taube August 30, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    Atomic Dog . . . ’nuff said.

  7. Latorria Haskin August 30, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

    This would be a nice night out on this long weekend! We would love to see George and the bands!!

  8. Steve August 30, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Everyone loves George and P Funk

  9. MacKenzie August 30, 2018 at 6:17 pm #

    I want to take my best friend and dance our butts off so bad!!

  10. Tara Keitz August 30, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

    Love me some George Clinton…. pick me!

  11. Caitlin August 30, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

    This sounds like a funky time I’m down!

  12. John August 30, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

    Looking forward to tearing the roof off the mother

  13. Dorinda August 30, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

    Would love free tickets to get down and get Funky!

  14. Josh August 30, 2018 at 10:08 pm #

    I want to get funked up! Please help me tear the roof off the mother, sucker!

  15. Roy Nifoussi August 30, 2018 at 10:33 pm #

    I would love to see George et el

  16. K Todd August 30, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

    Let’s get Funkaaay! Sounds like a good time & place to learn some moves for the dance floor, as mine are currently a bit awkward & spazzzztic

  17. Angela August 30, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

    This woman just hit me up on OKCupid and asked me to go to this show. Do you know how hard it is to find a middle aged lesbian who enjoys getting down to funk?

  18. BRIAN M August 31, 2018 at 12:06 am #

    We need the funk, gotta have that funk!!..

  19. Ron T August 31, 2018 at 1:52 am #

    “I can’t stop my leg”. Wait, that’s someone else’s line. Anyway, here’s another; “Please pick me”.

  20. Jen B August 31, 2018 at 7:26 am #

    This would be a great surprise for my boyfriend and I! We love George!

  21. Keith Gamont August 31, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    I’ve seen George Clinton and friend a fair number of times, and it’s always a great show with an awesome funky audience. I’d love to be able to go again!

  22. Brian m August 31, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    We want the funk, gotta have that funk..

  23. Michelle August 31, 2018 at 9:10 am #

    This would be a perfect evening for me and my guy! We need to shake a tail feather or two! Yes please!

  24. Brian August 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    Would love to take my girl out to this, we gotta get funked up.

  25. Lorrie Adams August 31, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    Gimme them tickets or I’ll funk you up.

  26. Kelsey Smith August 31, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

    Yes

  27. Jeff W August 31, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

    Excellent cameo in the Jeremy Piven/Jon Favreau/David Spade/Jessica Walters classic, PCU!

  28. Heather Jones August 31, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    Funk yea!

  29. Kyle Mitchell August 31, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

    A tail is nothing but a long booty…

  30. kATHY RANKIN September 1, 2018 at 11:49 am #

    I want a sign to bring to help out in the show! I saw them only one time in Seattle, Washington at the Experience hendrix Festival and theywer great. would like to see them again only this time with signs! I might still have that sign somewhere…

  31. Paul Cain September 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    Pick us, Please! -Paul and Allison

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