Win Tickets ($66): Raffi @ Keller Auditorium | Children’s Entertainer, “Baby Beluga,” Folk, Second Show Added

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Raffi @ Keller Auditorium on June 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 10.


From our sponsors:
June 23, 2019
4-7 p | $33 – $78.50 | All Ages
More info:

Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay St, Portland, 97201

Raffi’s joyful music, concert videos and Songs to Read books have been staples of children’s lives for decades.

Millions know Raffi for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic “Baby Beluga” song with its beloved melody and lyrics. But a very interesting piece of Raffi’s story is not as well known: Raffi’s pioneering commitment to honouring his young fans changed the way we came to view music made for children. Founding his own record label, Troubadour, then folk musician Raffi set out on a path that rescued children’s recordings from bargain bin pricing and sub-par production values.

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85 Responses to Win Tickets ($66): Raffi @ Keller Auditorium | Children’s Entertainer, “Baby Beluga,” Folk, Second Show Added

  1. Aleks March 25, 2019 at 7:33 pm #

    My son would love this

    • Mark April 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

      Grandson loves raffi

    • Kris M May 14, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

      The best

    • Aaron Cohen May 17, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

      Would love a pair of tickets!

  2. alison t March 26, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

    THIS WOULD BE INCREDIBLE! My mom had Raffi on repeat all throughout my childhood — planning to do the same for my own kid. What a thrill…!

  3. Lea Hinchcliff March 26, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    Yes please!

  4. Brig Otis March 26, 2019 at 2:49 pm #

    The wheel keeps turning …

  5. corey March 26, 2019 at 2:56 pm #

    Love to take my daughter to this

    • Rae Snyder April 3, 2019 at 10:01 pm #

      Raffi is so loved in our family!! It would be incredibly special for my two daughters, husband and I to share in the experience of seeing him live together–putting a human to the music we hold so dearly in our hearts!

      • Kris Martin May 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm #

        He’s the best!

    • Holly Weyhrauch May 29, 2019 at 5:40 am #

      Would be a first theater performance for my grandson
      Can’t think of a better first time experience

  6. Hunter M March 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

    I grew up with Raffi’s music — I bet he’s incredible live!

    • Ashley March 27, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

      Would love to win these tickets for me and my son! He loves Raffi and we have been listening to him since my son was born…he will be 2 in May and what a great late birthday present this would be!

  7. Benjamin Van Sickle March 27, 2019 at 3:02 pm #

    Would love to take my 3-year-old.

    I grew up with Raffi songs and have been introducing my son to his songs as well.

    This would be a great first concert.

  8. Milo March 27, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

    I grew up listening to Raffi and now my son loves him!

  9. Nicole Poole March 27, 2019 at 8:18 pm #

    I have been a lifelong fan of RaffI. I have shared his music with my son and now my daughter, Raffi has been a part of my family for as long as I can remember.

    • Julie Sterrett June 3, 2019 at 5:45 pm #

      I would love to take my niece to see Raffi! She loves his music!

  10. Lucy Iraola March 28, 2019 at 11:33 am #

    Because it’ll be great to see him and sing some of the classics songs with my daughter.

  11. gregb March 28, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

    Yes, but we have hands.

  12. Ellen March 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm #

    My granddaughter and Grandma wanna go please!

    • Alex May 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

      This sounds like good, clean fun. Pick me!

  13. rossh April 1, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

    Pick me

  14. Gregory Garabedian April 2, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

    Raffi soundtracked my young life, and now I want him to do the same for my son. I hope we can go!

  15. Jessica LeShane April 2, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

    Would absolutely love to treat my kiddo to this!

  16. Amy W April 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    I would love to take a kid in my life

    • Ellen April 12, 2019 at 10:17 pm #

      Amelia will enjoy this with grandma!

  17. TAMMARA TIPPEL April 3, 2019 at 7:37 am #

    My grandson and I would be thrilled to have a date like this to an engaging musician like Raffi. It would be memorable and help to nurture his love of music.

  18. Nicole SmithRyan April 3, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    Would love to win these for 2 amazing twins that would definitely enjoy this experience

  19. Molli Taylor April 5, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    ohhh i would love to bring my daughter to this!

  20. Amelia Stefanac April 9, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

    I have been singing my 4-month old “Baby Beluga” since she was -4 months old. Would love to attend!

  21. Jessica LeShane April 9, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

    My kid would just LOVE This!

  22. Ashley B. April 9, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

    Sounds like a perfect Mommy and Me Date for my son and I!

  23. Sam S April 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

    I’m entering on behalf of my cousin and her daughter! They would go crazy for this!

  24. Lynn April 11, 2019 at 4:34 am #

    My granddaughter would love this show!

  25. Chelsea Grissom April 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm #

    Sound track to my childhood. 30 years later I teach with Raffi songs in mind :)

  26. Daniel Rolnik April 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

    I read Raffi’s autobiography and it was epic!!!

  27. Betsy April 16, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

    I would love to bring my two year old to this!

  28. Betsy April 16, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

    Would love to take my nephew and spread the Raffi love to the next generation!

  29. Sarah April 17, 2019 at 11:29 am #

    My daughter sings The Wheels on the Bus day in and day out. I’m sure that the other parents out there know that there are dozens of high tech CGI Wheels on the Bus videos online – despite that, the grainy video from the Raffi concert circa 1990 still gets all the claps and “YAY”s from my girl. She and I would be thrilled to see him live!

  30. Heather April 18, 2019 at 10:04 am #

    I have fond memories of Rafi songs. Time to teach the next generation his fame.

  31. Wendy April 18, 2019 at 10:31 pm #


  32. Cindy April 18, 2019 at 11:08 pm #

    I don’t need kids to enjoy Raffi!

  33. Ron T. April 19, 2019 at 3:30 am #

    Wonderful to see a few childrens venues along the line up. I’d love to take mine to this. Please pick me.

  34. Christopher April 19, 2019 at 6:22 am #

    Our daughter would love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Debbie Keller April 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm #

    I am a first time Grandma. I would love to take my Granddaughter to Raffi. I played his music all the time when my children were little.

  36. Nana April 22, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    What a wonderful opportunity, would love to go!

  37. Lance April 23, 2019 at 7:10 am #

    I’d love to take my son to this. Thanks!

  38. Karen C April 23, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    It would be such a pleasure to introduce my kiddo to the joys of Raffi!

    • Kris M May 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm #


  39. Karen C April 23, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    It would be such a pleasure to introduce my kiddo to the joy of Raffi!

    • Barbara Byes May 9, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

      Took my kids to see Raffi 30 years ago. Would like to take a grandchild.

  40. Mark K April 23, 2019 at 8:06 pm #

    Grandson loves Raffi

  41. Emily April 30, 2019 at 9:46 am #

    I grew up listening to Raffi, and now have children of my own who listen to Raffi. Would love to experience him together.

  42. Stefanie Jackson May 1, 2019 at 6:46 am #


  43. Brad May 1, 2019 at 8:32 am #

    Baby Balloga!

  44. Nancy Hutt May 2, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

    Would love this opportunity for my grand daughter to experience a Raffi concert

  45. cath May 3, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    this would be awesome!

  46. Erica Hulse May 6, 2019 at 9:38 am #

    I would love to take my son to his first concert haha He turns 1 in June. Would be a blast!

  47. Jen May 7, 2019 at 3:07 pm #

    I’d love to take my 4 year old on a date to this event. We’d be sure to wear our dancing shoes!

  48. Lance May 8, 2019 at 7:00 am #

    My son would love this. Thanks.

  49. Cara May 8, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

    I love Raffi so much!

  50. Tara Keitz May 11, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

    I would love to take my Granddaughter Marley to this… Please pick me!!!

  51. Colleen May 12, 2019 at 8:48 am #

    I wanna ooot ooot ooot apples and banooonus! My Quentin luvs Raffi!!

  52. Dave May 12, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

    My wife and I would love to take our son to this! He turns 1 in June and loves music!

  53. Karen Petersen May 14, 2019 at 11:40 am #

    Our family loves Raffi! We own several of his CDs and get others from the library regularly. Our 5-year-old currently has “Dog on the Floor” in her boom box and plays it day in and day out. She’d love to see him in person!

  54. Mysti May 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    My 3 y.o. would be so pumped!!

  55. Mysti May 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    My 3 y.o. would be PUMPED!

  56. rose May 14, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

    just like everyone else, we love Raffi. my kids sang Baby Baluga and now, so is my grandson. He would be mesmerized by watching live music and it is right around his 4th birthday!

  57. Josie May 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

    My kids LOVE live music and Raffi is classic! We would all have such a blast at this show!

  58. Anntoinette Gibson May 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

    Would love to take my granddaughter to see Raffi❤️

  59. Gregory Garabedian May 21, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

    Me and my son love Raffi. LOVE him. We’d love to be able to go to this.

  60. Tronya May 25, 2019 at 11:39 am #

    It would be a good treat for my son and grandson.

  61. Alexis Hughes May 28, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

    Raffia is my childhood and now my child’s as well. Would love to see him!

  62. Becky May 28, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

    I’d love to take my son to this!

  63. Kirsten May 28, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

    Would love to attend with my son! we love Raffi!

  64. Sylvia Rodemeyer May 31, 2019 at 11:51 am #

    My niece is visiting and I would love to take her!

  65. Beau Havercroft May 31, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

    I’m at an interesting stage in my life where my nostalgic love of Raffi is overlapping with my niece’s genuine love of Raffi. Sharing an amazing experience like this would net me massive “cool uncle” points…and also mean a lot to us both I guess.
    Plus, banana phone, am I right?

  66. Anneliese A. June 1, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

    I would love to take my daughter to this – she *adores* her Raffi songs!

  67. M.L. June 3, 2019 at 10:58 am #

    My 3 year old girl would be pretty pumped to see Raffi !

  68. nora colie June 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

    When you wake up in the morning and it’s quarter to one and you want to have a little fun, you brush your teeth! Yes, Raffi!!!!1

  69. Melissa June 4, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

    1. The day after the Raffi concert is my friend Nora’s birthday, and she needs to be infused with joy to start her next year off right in these trying times.
    2. The day before, I am seeing Judas Priest live, and the bizzaro synergy of the two concerts back to back will surely unlock any hidden potential or super powers I might have lying dormant beneath my mundane humanity.
    3. I used to pretend to brush my teeth by going in the bathroom, turning on the water in the sink, and saying “ch-ch-ch-ch.” I think this is a credit to Raffi, and I’d like to thank him by shining my smile out of the audience at him.

  70. Aaron June 4, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

    Ring ring ring ring BANANAPHONE
    Ding dong ding dong ding BANANAPHONE…


    Hi, it’s Raffi!

    Awesome, thanks for inviting us to your concert!

    It’s so a-peel-ing! I’ve got that feeling!

  71. Daryl June 7, 2019 at 12:26 am #

    A little 3 year old is ready to party Raffi style. Help me make that happen for her. Thanks!

  72. Susan Storm June 9, 2019 at 9:37 am #

    Oh my stars, 71 and still loving my guy Raffi……time for my Youngest Grandaughter to attend her first REAL real life Concert! We promise to sing Baby Beluga at full power if we are recipients of these tickets! Hopin’ To keep Portland in the Raffi Fans Hall of Fame❤️

  73. Jessica June 9, 2019 at 1:01 pm #

    Fingers crossed!!!

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