Win Tickets ($79): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Award Winners Indigo Girls | American Folk Rock w/ Sera Cahoone

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Award Winners Indigo Girls @ Oregon Zoo on June 15. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 10.


From our sponsors:
Indigo Girls w/ Sera Cahoone
June 15, 2019
Doors 5 p.m., Show 7 p.m. | $39.50 GA, $69.50 Reserved, $99.50 Terrace
| All Ages
More info:

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s.

In 2012, Saliers and her Indigo Girls partner Amy Ray embarked on a bold new chapter, collaborating with a pair of orchestrators to prepare larger-than-life arrangements of their songs to perform with symphonies around the country. The duo found an elusive sonic sweet spot with the project, creating a seamless blend of folk, rock, pop, and classical that elevated their songs to new heights without scarifying any of the emotional intimacy and honesty that have defined their music for decades. Now, after more than 50 performances with symphonies across America, the experiences has finally been captured in all its grandeur on the band’s stunning new album, ‘Indigo Girls Live With The University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra.’

The power of unity, both in music and in life, has been an Indigo Girls calling card ever since they burst into the spotlight with their 1989 self-titled breakout album. Since then, the band has racked up a slew of Gold and Platinum records, taken home a coveted GRAMMY Award, and earned the respect of high profile peers and collaborated from Michael Stipe to Joan Baez. NPR’s Mountain Stage called the group “one of the finest folk duos of all time” while Rolling Stone said “they personify what happens when two distinct sensibilities, voices, and worldviews come together to create something transcendentally its own.”

The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. Both on and off the stage, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.

Across her four critically-acclaimed albums, Seattle artist Sera Cahoone has become known for creating stirring, hushed Americana music that embodies raw emotionalism. Her songs have always been the sort that grab the listener by the collar and pull them close. And yet fans may not even realize they’ve yet been held at arm’s length until they hear the revisited arrangements on her new, forthcoming EP, The Flora String Sessions, due for self-release on April 20, 2018.

The Flora String Sessions revisits some of Cahoone’s most beloved fan favorites from across her remarkable career, with just her starkly honest vocals and guitar plus violin, viola, and cello. It’s somewhat of a greatest hits collection, albeit with more intimate, stunningly beautiful arrangements by Led to Sea violist Alex Guy.

The trio Guy assembled to support Cahoone on this effort serves to augment the space between notes, drawing the listener into the essence of heart-rending selections like “Couch Song” (from 2006’s Sera Cahoone), “Baker Lake” (from 2008’s Only as the Day Is Long), and “Worry All Your Life” (from 2012’s Deer Creek Canyon).

In fact, the arrangements are so stirring, even Cahoone was delighted and surprised about how her songs came out. “The first time I heard the string trio at rehearsal,” she says, “I couldn’t believe how beautiful it sounded. I’ve always played by ear. … It hurts my head trying to imagine how Alex arranged all these parts and put them on paper. It’s been a really great experience.”

Cahoone has always been a master of intense lyrical intimacy. And while her exquisite live band has provided her previous recordings with lush, intuitive instrumental support, there is something remarkably pure about hearing some of the best songs of her career delivered in this more nuanced manner.

As she has steadily gained a wider audience over the past twelve years, the Denver-native-turned-Seattle-mainstay has toured with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards, Blitzen Trapper, and Gregory Alan Isakov, to name a few; but it was a duo tour with Guy that set the pair spinning toward this project.

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35 Responses to Win Tickets ($79): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Award Winners Indigo Girls | American Folk Rock w/ Sera Cahoone

  1. Chris Chan June 4, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

    Love going to the zoo for concerts-enjoy the sun and the music!

    • Laurie S Palfrey June 13, 2019 at 8:59 pm #

      Just love the Indigo Girls. Wanted very much to go but couldn’t afford the tickets. Hopefully, I will get the chance to see them.

  2. Melissa Valenzuela June 4, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

    I’d like to win tickets to this show because I want to celebrate pride with a band that started it all. Love the tunes. Love the continuity. Love it all. And I’ve never been to an Oregon zoo concert!

  3. Dustin Coffey June 5, 2019 at 1:09 am #

    Fantastic bad!! Would enjoy seeing them live.

  4. Jiblet Croft June 5, 2019 at 7:08 am #

    The Indigo Girls always put on a great show at the zoo – it wouldn’t be summer without them!

  5. Jennifer June 5, 2019 at 9:22 am #

    Oh, one of my favorites! I saw them twenty years ago at a little venue in Michigan – and I’m sure my kiddo would enjoy the show just as much as I did way back when!

    • R June 6, 2019 at 9:38 pm #

      Big time

  6. Ben June 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm #

    The Indigo Girls are as Close(r) to Fine as it gets! Go Zoo Go! What a dream come true – Go Indigo!

  7. Paul June 6, 2019 at 11:06 am #

    Heck yeah! thanks for the shot for tickets!!

  8. Laura June 6, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

    My college self is dying for these times! Vive la 1998!

    • Sheryl Price June 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

      Yes please! The show at the zoo is always so amazing; their music speaks to a time in my life that I needed to hear what they had to say. ❤

  9. Lindsey June 6, 2019 at 3:07 pm #

    this would be such a fun show!

  10. Katrina June 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

    I have been a fan since their/my Emory University days. Would love to see them at the Zoo.

  11. Heidi June 6, 2019 at 3:41 pm #

    It’s been years since I’ve seen them and I would love to take my daughter!

    • Peter Oliver June 8, 2019 at 8:29 am #

      I want to take someone special.

  12. Will June 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

    Saw Melissa last year (was it last year?), would love to see IG this year!

  13. Malinda June 6, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

    Concerts at the zoo is amazing! Thanks!

  14. kylie June 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

    my mother in law is visiting that weekend and we would love to go to this show!!

  15. Annette June 6, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

    True artists and lyricists – poetry to music. Such positive role models as well. Would love to see them and take my kids!

  16. Brittanie June 7, 2019 at 6:36 am #

    I love zoo concerts! This sounds fun!

  17. Anna June 7, 2019 at 7:11 am #

    Zoo is my favorite venue. My wifey and I really want to come but we’re both trying to save money and be responsible mamas! Thanks for the contest!

  18. Arturo Calilung June 7, 2019 at 7:51 am #

    Ghost is one of my all-time favorite songs, I’d love to go and see the Indigo Girls live at the Zoo, no less!

  19. Claire June 7, 2019 at 11:28 am #

    This is on my mom’s birthday and she is a HUGE Indigo Girls fan. I would love to be able to take her to this! This would make her year for sure!!!

  20. Kaitlyn Artau June 7, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

    My wife & I got married in Happy Valley, Oregon On January 29th.

    We have known each other for 20 years, as friends.

    My wife Julie came to visit Oregon for my 60th birthday. She arrived as my friend. On January 19th. On the 29th we were married.
    What I call the “Portland Love Vortex,” hit us like a ton of bricks.
    Julie is phenomenal, Retired Airforce, and retired Las Vegas Metro Police.
    We have never seen a concert together.
    Seeing The Indigo Girls at the Zoo would be an amazing gift!

  21. Kathy Wilber June 8, 2019 at 10:42 am #

    I’ve been a fan for years! Winning tickets would be an awesome experience!

  22. Lisa Kendall June 8, 2019 at 11:50 am #

    I so love this band and haven’t been to a zoo concert in ages. Fifth generation Oregonian who still enjoys the city life.

  23. Ron T. June 8, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

    OMG! Given a chance, I really want to attend this concert. I really enjoy the vibrant music of the Indigo Girls and during this
    weekend, I can’t think of a better venue. Please pick me.

  24. Cheryl Crawley June 9, 2019 at 7:24 am #

    My wife and I are visitors to your beautiful state. Seeing the Indigo Girls would be a dream come true for us. We’ve been listening to Amy and Emily for twenty years and LOVE them! Our trip would end up being so memorable if we saw them perform!

  25. Aleks June 9, 2019 at 7:37 am #

    Whoa! Indigo Girls?! Would love to see them in concert!

  26. Susan June 9, 2019 at 9:24 am #

    71 years old with my 50 year old daughter, still lovin’ those Indigo Girls after all these years! And just a little bit crazy❤️ We would really make the most of this concert; spreading the LOVE!

  27. Kaniz Shah June 9, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

    I have only been to a concert once in my life so this would be a great bonding opportunity for my daughter and me!

  28. Samantha June 9, 2019 at 11:54 pm #

    Would love to lay on the lawn and enjoy some Indigo Girls!

  29. Debbie June 14, 2019 at 7:59 am #

    this would be fun!

  30. Amber June 14, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

    I’ve been a fan for so many years and have never had the opportunity to see them in person!

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