Win Tickets ($48): The Lil Smokies @ Revolution Hall | w/ Michigan Rattlers, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Traditional

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Lil Smokies @ Revolution Hall on April 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 22.



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From our sponsors:
The Lil Smokies
April 25, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $20 ADV, $24 Doors | All Ages (Minors OK in Balcony)
More info: revolutionhall.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest & FloydFest, to name a few.

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27 Responses to Win Tickets ($48): The Lil Smokies @ Revolution Hall | w/ Michigan Rattlers, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Traditional

  1. Brad April 1, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    All about it. Love the Lil’ Smokies and would gettttttttt down hard for this one!

    • Nicole April 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

      I would love to win these tickets! I need a night out!

  2. Christine April 2, 2019 at 10:05 am #

    Yes please what great time to be had

  3. Britt April 2, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOVE the smokies! Would be thrilled to start my birthday weekend off at this show :) :)

    • Jacob Williams April 2, 2019 at 5:16 pm #

      I love the Lil smokies, I’ve never seen them live though. Would be a fun dance night!

  4. Lisa April 2, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

    Yes Please!

  5. Judy Castillo April 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

    Nothing brings people together more than than awesome music

    • Christine Skorjanc April 11, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

      Oh my boyfriend would love to see this a great night out

  6. Therese Long April 2, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

    Yes please!

  7. Michael Duey April 2, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

    The best thing to come out of Montana in a long while!

  8. Cory April 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm #

    Smoke em up Johnny

  9. Sonny Schweke April 4, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

    Ready to go jam out to this amazing group

  10. Alex G April 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    I want to put Lil Smokies in my mouth AND my ears!

  11. Ellie long April 4, 2019 at 7:52 pm #

    Love me some lil smokies!!

  12. Bond April 5, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

    Smoke em if you got em

  13. Kendall April 7, 2019 at 11:40 pm #

    Wooo! Love these guys!!

  14. Rob Long April 9, 2019 at 11:32 am #

    I love getting Smokie

  15. Bogdan April 14, 2019 at 4:16 pm #

    Awesome show. Would love to go!

  16. B Thom April 16, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

    I have lived in Portland for a year now and still haven’t seen a show here – This would be an EPIC experience!

  17. Betsy April 16, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

    My buddy Matt is the guitarist. Would love to see him rock out!

  18. Bri April 16, 2019 at 3:07 pm #

    Choose me- I’ll get those lil smokies sauced in BBQ perfection!

    Would love a chance to see these boys as a headliner as they have stolen the show every time I have gotten the privilege to see them :)

  19. James Tiefenthaler April 16, 2019 at 3:53 pm #

    I love these guys!

  20. Michael Duey April 18, 2019 at 8:52 am #

    I would love to be able to join the Smokies and Missoula friends at this show!

  21. Ellie Long April 18, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    Yahooo always stoked for a Smokies show!!!

  22. Paula Seid April 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

    This sounds amazing! My husband LOVES Bluegrass!!

  23. Brittanie April 19, 2019 at 8:27 am #

    Sounds fun!

  24. Elise April 19, 2019 at 11:48 am #

    Need more twang in my life pleasssseeee!

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