Win Tickets ($80): Citizen Cope w/ G. Love & Special Sauce @ Crystal Ballroom | Alternative Rock, Soul, Singer/Songwriter

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Citizen Cope w/ G. Love & Special Sauce @ Crystal Ballroom on March25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 18 .


From our sponsors:
Citizen Cope w/ G. Love & Special Sauce
March 25, 2019
8 p.m. | $40 advance, $45 day of show | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

Citizen Cope is both a person (singer/songwriter Clarence Greenwood) and an acoustic-driven band. Born in Memphis and raised in Washington, D.C., Greenwood is the leader of the group, and he steers the band’s soulful sound by serving as keyboardist, guitarist, lead singer, DJ, songwriter, and producer.

Greenwood first broke into the music business by appearing on albums by Maryland-based rapper Basehead(1993’s Not in Kansas Anymore and 1996’s Faith), and he used that momentum to issue his first Citizen Cope album, Cope Citizen, in 1992. Greenwood spent the rest of the decade donating songs to several independently issued compilations — including 1997’s Settling the DC Score and 1999’s Anti-Racist Action Benefit — and appearing on the soundtracks to movies like Eat Me and Clubland. He also performed on Lazy K’s 1997 album Life in One Day and inked his own deal with Capitol Records.

Although Greenwood recorded an entire album, Shotguns, during his time with Capitol, the label never released the record and he was eventually released from his contract. Dreamworks took the opportunity to sign him in 2000, and Citizen Cope’s self-titled album was released two years later. The bad luck continued, however, as Greenwood felt the label mishandled his record. Using an advance from Arista, he bought his way out of the Dreamworks contract and settled into a partnership with his new label. The Clarence Greenwood Recordings hit shelves in September 2004 and received considerable attention, with the track “Son’s Gonna Rise” even appearing in a GM Pontiac commercial. The band remained with Arista/RCA for the release of Every Waking Moment two years later, but Greenwood had grown tired of the boundaries presented by any record label. Accordingly, he released The Rainwater LP himself in 2010, although the band’s fusion of blues, folk-pop, and laid-back hip-hop remained intact. Greenwood returned two years later with a mellower, more laid-back sound on 2012’s One Lovely Day.

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94 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Citizen Cope w/ G. Love & Special Sauce @ Crystal Ballroom | Alternative Rock, Soul, Singer/Songwriter

  1. Therese Long February 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    What a blast from the past!

    • Lisa February 19, 2019 at 9:35 am #

      Omg please understand when i enter contest , i do it for fun . I would absolutely be so Greatful, for this opportunity. Let the Drummer kick and pick me …

  2. KC February 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    I would LOVE to go to this show!

    • Lisa March 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

      Yes please

  3. Margaret H February 12, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    Wow. Would love to win tix.

  4. Nicole February 12, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great night for some positive vibes!

    • Shannon Aldred March 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

      I’d love to win tickets! Citizen Cope is one of my favorite artist ever! It would be a long time dream come true to see him!!

  5. Britta February 12, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

    These bands are a couple of my favorites! Last time I saw Citizen Cope was over 10 yrs ago- would love to see them again :)

  6. Marianne Silva February 12, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

    This would be so great! I would love to go to this!

  7. Tyler Macklin February 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  8. Mandi February 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm #

    This would be awesome!! Listen g to him for years.

    • TIM February 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm #

      Some Citizen Cope would be awsome! I would love to see them live at my Favorite PDX venue.

  9. Bridget February 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

    I’d like to win because Citizen Cope was my favorite band of the early ots.

    So much in fact that it was and probably still is my myspace profile’s song (Let the Drummer Kick)

    Please choose me so I can relive my myspace days!

  10. gisela February 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    This show looks super amazing .I would like to go to this show with my partner. You are super great!!!

  11. Curt February 12, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

    I’d have a few G Love’s Special Sauce IPA from Goodlife before the show. Sign me up!

  12. Rebecca Blomquist February 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

    I need to attend to honor my teenage girl self!!!

  13. MF February 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    I’ve always been a fan of Citizen Cope but never had the opportunity to see him live! This would be great

  14. Cali Krajcik February 12, 2019 at 6:56 pm #

    What a fine combo! I’d make sure to have a “Cold Beverage” for the G. Man.

  15. Hannah February 12, 2019 at 9:52 pm #

    Just bought the new album. Would love to see him live!

  16. Gretchen February 12, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

    Cause citizen cope is bae! And never seen a show at crystal ballroom

  17. Dave G. February 13, 2019 at 8:13 am #

    Citizen Cope with Special Sauce? Yummy!

  18. Jennifer M. February 13, 2019 at 9:28 am #

    This would make great evening to end One Lovely Day and to jam out until Nite Becomes Day!

  19. Paul Stol February 13, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    Hey thanks for the shot of a nice date night pdxpipeline!

  20. Paul February 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    hey pdxpipeline, thanks for a shot at a fun date night!!

  21. DaNette Wernette February 13, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

    Cooler than a cold beverage!

  22. Chai February 13, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

    Aww man Citizen Cope is hella dope. Would be awesome to go!

  23. Mo February 14, 2019 at 9:07 am #

    Perfect duo! Citizen Sauce!

  24. Cora K February 14, 2019 at 3:44 pm #

    Would love to win tix and have a night out with my sister! We are past due for some sister fun!

    • Dey March 2, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

      I sure could use some great beats with a positive message in my life. Never got a chance to see either of groups before. Thanks for considering.

  25. Stephanie Rodriguez February 14, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

    Would love to see him. I first started listening to Citizen back in 1992 and loved his music.

  26. Aaron February 14, 2019 at 6:11 pm #

    Nation’s Capital, Capitol Building, Capitol Records, Cizitens Coping With Our Current Political Climate…connecting the dots.

  27. Linda S February 15, 2019 at 10:15 am #

    I would enjoy hearing them all.

  28. Mandi February 15, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

    Yes please!

  29. Daniela O February 16, 2019 at 9:59 am #

    I love Citizen Cope!
    My baby’s got sauce!

  30. Lisa February 19, 2019 at 9:35 am #

    Omg please understand when i enter contest , i do it for fun . I would absolutely be so Greatful, for this opportunity. Let the Drummer kick and pick me …

  31. Sara February 19, 2019 at 9:53 am #

    It’s been years since I saw Citizen Cope play. Once I offered to buy him a drink and he declined, so I’d probably not do that this time around. :)

  32. Amie February 19, 2019 at 9:57 am #

    OH MAN, not to be desperate because that’s the worst spice but we could really use some special Global Love Special Sauce spotlighted on our roughed-up lives. An injection of soul could really revive us!

  33. KC February 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    This sounds like an incredible show!

  34. Saul February 19, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

    G Love is the headliner, correct? And I would love to go.

  35. Allison February 19, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

    I’d love to go to this show!

  36. Angela Swinford February 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

    I missed Citizen Cope when he came to Tallahassee because I was studying for finals :(

  37. Bri Lindley February 19, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

    Whaaaa? How awesome! Please put me in the running. I’d love to take my besty.

  38. Philip Rollo February 19, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

    Giving it a shot. G. Love IS the sauce!! Sign me up for 2 tix! =)

  39. Dawn minette February 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm #

    I love Citizen Cope!!!

  40. Adriana February 20, 2019 at 9:12 am #

    Hot diggity!!

  41. Ryan February 20, 2019 at 9:04 pm #

    Would love to see Citizen Cope live!

  42. Sadie February 21, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

    This would be so amazing! Love their stuffs!!

  43. CHRIS MILLER February 21, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

    This is going to a killer of a show

  44. Meghan Thomas February 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm #

    Omg omg omg, I LOVE citizen cope. It was the first “I made you a CD” my now husband ever gave me!!
    Would love this

  45. Becky Swank February 22, 2019 at 10:45 am #


  46. Evan David February 23, 2019 at 9:39 pm #

    Would much like to see this show.

  47. Tyler February 26, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    Love this music!

  48. sonya February 26, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

    Yasss! I am a long time fan of Citizen Cope! That would be amazing to see him.

  49. Aaron Morkert February 26, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

    I’m underemployed right now. My girlfriend and I have good friends who are going and asked for us to join them. We would love to go.

  50. Andrea Levy February 26, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

    So thrilled to see those names – and on the same bill!

  51. Dana Goodale February 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

    Oh man, I love Citizen Cope. I haven’t listened to him in so long- I better go find my old albums. I’d love to see this show.

  52. Gabe February 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

    Been wanting to see Citizen Cope! And I’ve been a fan of G Love & Special Sauce for about 20 years! Please pick me! :)

  53. Jasmine Jay-Bonn February 26, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

    My boyfriend would love to go to this show!

  54. Kate February 26, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

    Just introduced my bestie to them this year and would be so happy to take her!

  55. Nicole February 26, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

    Blast from the past is right. Would be great to hear them live finally (and now that I’m not wrecked on drugs.)

    • Laura February 28, 2019 at 3:54 pm #

      GLove is the best!!!

  56. Kristin February 26, 2019 at 8:57 pm #

    G. Love, baby! Give me some peace, love, happiness! ☮️

  57. andrey February 27, 2019 at 2:33 pm #


  58. AJ February 28, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    Nostalgia. The best reason to do anything.

  59. Kristi February 28, 2019 at 3:44 pm #

    So great!

  60. Marianne Silva February 28, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

    This would be amazing!!!

  61. Steph March 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

    I love love love Citizen Cope!

  62. Dey March 2, 2019 at 7:50 pm #

    I sure could use some great beats with a positive message in my life. Never got a chance to see either of groups before. Thanks for considering.
    (sorry hit reply in the wrong place the first time)

  63. Deen March 3, 2019 at 10:03 am #

    The best kind of happiness, very much needed to help make it to sun and warmth!

  64. Bogdan March 3, 2019 at 11:11 pm #

    Very interesting stylistically. This would be a blast!

  65. Leticia Camba March 4, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Hello & Happiest Monday!

    I’d love to win these tickets because I am so in love with Clarence’s mellow soulful voice & oh yeah, & it would totally just make my week to attend for free! <3

    Shine on!!

  66. Desiree Harris March 5, 2019 at 7:40 am #

    Citizen Cope at the Crystal for the win!! This would make a great surprise for my hubby!

  67. Erika Dean March 5, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

    What a fun show! would love to go!

  68. Lainy Moeai March 6, 2019 at 5:19 am #

    This would be a super stellar way to celebrate a year with my favorite guy, before our first kid arrives this summer! Listening to two of our favorite groups live, and together sounds like an amazing time! ❤️✌

  69. Brittany March 6, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    Holy guacamole this would be like going back to high school- in that the only good thing about high school was developing my musical preferences (haha)!! Would love to see citizen cope as I NEVER got a chance to when it was all I listened to… I still get a smile when it comes up on my shuffled playlists! SEND ME TO THE CRYSTAL PLEASE!!

  70. Cara March 6, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

    Wait, what!?! DANG

  71. Mark Holan March 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

    What a perfect show. I would love to see them both. Hope I have a chance for the tix. Thanks

  72. Robert March 7, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

    Would love to have a cold beverage and take this in!

  73. Aaron March 7, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

    We’re in favor of Anti-racist Action!

  74. sean March 8, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    G. Love n S.S. has been a favorite of mine for 2 decades and I’ve still never seen them.

  75. Kelsi March 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    I want to surprise my little brother with these tickets for his birthday. He has had a really tough year and I would love to gift him this experience he really wishes he could afford!

  76. Glenn March 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

    I could Cope with some G-Love and Special Sauce!

  77. Carmen March 12, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    I would love to attend because Citizen Cope’s music reminds me of home and happiness, and I could really use some of that right now!

  78. Nicole March 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    Still trying to get tickets to this!

  79. Julie March 13, 2019 at 8:20 am #

    Wow, This would be a fantastic way to celebrate my birthday, what are the chances of that?

  80. Mandi March 13, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

    Happy birthday to me! So much fun!

  81. Nickie Brudowsky March 14, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    Even though I grew up in PA, I didn’t find the Special Sauce that is G. Love & til I moved to Kent, OH in 2000 (when I was 18). And then the next 4 years straight was pure G Love magic. Philadelphonic was first, then Electric Mile and Milk & Cereal — back in the days we actually listened to full albums, and I know pretty much all the words to all the songs on at least those three albums. I only knew of a couple shows they played in or near Cleveland and couldn’t make it, but I would love it to get to see them all these years later. Rodeo Clowns, Unified, Praise up?! Kick Drum — kinda biased cuz my name is in it — but hey, they got the sauce!

  82. Mikey B March 14, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

    Hell yes! Send me.

  83. Barbara Clark March 14, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

    Because it’s Spring Break and it’s my birthday and my first time to the Crystal Ballroom! Haven’t seen either of those guys in years and probably going anyway, but this would certainly make my day!! Looking forward to hearing the harmonica!

  84. Tim March 14, 2019 at 5:25 pm #

    I’ve got to see this show. Please choose me.

  85. Melissa March 15, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    Gotta shoot my shot! This would be an amazing show to attend :)

  86. Victoria Dreyer March 15, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

    I love G Love and Special Sauce and Citizen Cope! I would love to win!!!

  87. Joshua J Jensen March 19, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

    G Love has SAUCE! I would be really appreciated to go to this. sounds like a perfect date night!

  88. Becky Daniel March 25, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

    is this over?

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