Win Tickets ($70): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Winner Lucinda Williams | A Very Special Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 20th Anniversary Show

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Lucinda Williams @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts on June 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 17.


From our sponsors:
Lucinda Williams
June 22, 2019
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 6:30 pm | $35 GA, $65 Reserved, $95 Terrace | All Ages
More info:

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

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, three-time Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from throughout her remarkable career. The Car Wheels On A Gravel Road set will feature visual elements to enhance the storyteller style Williams has used for the special performances

Pitchfork recently revisited the music by sharing an in-depth album review and Rolling Stone spotlighted Williams’ revered work in an interview feature. You can learn more about Car Wheels On A Gravel Road’s lasting impact via this extensive Billboard feature and also read a thoughtful, insightful essay about the album’s influence by Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield in Stereogum.

The influence of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is immeasurable, and it is considered one of the cornerstones of what is now called Americana. Following its release, the record was named Best Album of 1998 in the Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll and received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone, while garnering critical praise throughout the press. The album went on to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Rolling Stone has ranked it #304 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

In a long and celebrated career, Lucinda Williams’ art is as genuine and soulful as when she began writing, and there’s no signs of her slowing down any time soon.

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41 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Winner Lucinda Williams | A Very Special Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 20th Anniversary Show

  1. Katherine June 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to a Zoo concert and this looks like fun!

    • KR June 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

      Love her music

    • Laurie S Palfrey June 13, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

      Would really love the chance to see Lucinda Williams in concert at a great venue.

  2. Pam June 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

    I remember hearing Lucinda Williams for the first time on Austin City Limits in the 90’s and have been a big fan ever since. Around this same time I remember going to many zoo concerts in the summer with my friends. Great memories and I couldn’t imagine a better venue in which to see her!

    • Kath June 11, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

      Great songs at a great looks cation!

  3. Iris June 5, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

    This is one of my Dad’s all-time favorite records and I’d be thrilled to take him to see her perform it live. He’s recovering from chemo and this would perk him up immensely.

  4. Michael June 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

    “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” is the Lucinda Williams CD that got me in to her music. I also have never been to a concert at The Oregon Zoo so this would be a treat as well. I would go early and check out Zoo favorites Tilly the Otter and Samudra the Elephant. Sure Hope I win these tickets.

  5. Stephanie McD June 5, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

    Please. Please please please please! She’s my favorite!! This album was everything to me in my 20s!!!!

  6. Joseph June 6, 2019 at 4:43 am #

    A deeply lyrical tour de force, “Car Wheels” remains a bold statement that could only be improved by being performed under the summer sun. Pick me!

  7. Celeste June 6, 2019 at 7:46 am #

    Would love to take my best friend.

  8. Malinda June 6, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

    Time for some fun! Thanks!

  9. Ry June 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm #


  10. Maureen A. June 7, 2019 at 6:57 am #

    I love Lucinda! I haven’t seen her perform in years. Would love to win tickets!

    • Ralph September 11, 2019 at 2:32 am #

      I have two tickets to paradise.

      Ralph H

  11. Mike June 8, 2019 at 12:55 am #

    I want to see this awesome lady at an equally awesome venue.

  12. Lisa Kendall June 8, 2019 at 11:55 am #

    Great concert, great venue. What a great city we live in.

    • Dave G. June 11, 2019 at 11:10 pm #

      2nd day of Summer Magic!

  13. Aleks June 9, 2019 at 7:30 am #

    Cool! I would love to see this in concert.

  14. Aleks June 9, 2019 at 7:30 am #

    Cool! I would love to see this in concert at the zoo.

  15. Danny Goode June 11, 2019 at 7:24 am #

    love her music and love the zoo…what a wonderful combination.

  16. Marcus June 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Lucinda’s songwriting has been my soundtrack for years . Would love to share this epic show with my date (a long-time fan)!

  17. Tara F June 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

    Music, wine and animals – the perfect combination

  18. Melissa Robinson June 11, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    Lucinda is a legend! She forms a big part of the soundtrack to my adult life and is the musical glue that holds old friendships together. I’ve seen her in concert once and would love to take my partner (who has never seen her live) to her show at the zoo! What better place to enjoy and take in Lucinda Williams!

  19. Jennifer June 11, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

    I LOVE HER MUSIC. Thank you for considering.

  20. Suzanne June 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    I’m trying my luck!

  21. Linh June 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

    Recently discovering Lucinda, I am in awe with her music. Knowing that she will be performing at the Oregon Zoo, I would love this opportunity to go with my significant other and enjoy the sunny weather!

  22. SR June 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is one of my favorite albums of all time. I can’t believe it was released 20 years ago. Seeing this show will make me feel better about getting so old.

  23. Richard Peet June 12, 2019 at 10:08 am #

    Newlyweds here and would be a great ist date night for us!

  24. Jenn June 12, 2019 at 10:09 am #


  25. Robin June 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm #


  26. Robin Davidson June 12, 2019 at 6:02 pm #

    sounds like a great event.

  27. Mary Atwood June 13, 2019 at 10:08 am #

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to take my sweetie to see Lucinda, also it would be my first time!

  28. Brig June 13, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

    Lucinda makes me a winner!

  29. Heather Jones June 14, 2019 at 9:07 am #

    This sounds like a great event!

  30. Dawn June 14, 2019 at 11:49 am #

    Lucinda Williams is amazing. I would love to see her play live at the zoo.

  31. Kimberly June 15, 2019 at 11:16 pm #

    This would be a great start to the summer. Love her music!

  32. Brittany June 16, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    Love the zoo. Love music!!!!!

  33. Tammara Tippel June 17, 2019 at 9:11 am #

    This would be the best way to start my summer ~ music at the zoo, the day after my 50th birthday!

  34. Nicki June 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

    The defiance and regret echoed in Car Wheels on a Gravel Road makes Lucinda Williams one of my favorites. A trailblazer as a woman in a too often world of just men, she is a hero and I’d love to go see her.

  35. Lily June 18, 2019 at 10:57 am #

    I want to go to the zoooo! Never been!

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