Win Tickets ($85): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Amos Lee – My New Moon Tour 2019 | Rock, Soul, Blues, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Amos Lee – My New Moon Tour 2019 on August 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 19.


From our sponsors:
Amos Lee – My New Moon Tour 2019
August 25, 2019
Doors 5 p.m., Show 7 p.m. | All Ages
$42.50 GA, $72.50 Reserved, $102.50 Terrace
More info:

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

Over the course of more than a dozen years and six studio albums, Amos Lee has continued to evolve, develop, and challenge himself as a musician. With SPIRIT, he makes his biggest creative leap yet.

Most notably, for the first time, Lee acted as his own producer. While his last two albums bore the stamp of strong producers—Joey Burns of Calexico on 2011’s Mission Bell (which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200, Amazon, iTunes charts, and spun off a hit single with “Windows are Rolled Down”) and Jay Joyce (Little Big Town, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant) on 2013’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song—Lee finally felt ready to take over the helm.

I’ve been wanting to produce my own record for a long time,” he says, explaining that he met with numerous candidates before concluding that he should make the move. “What I wanted to provide was a place for musicians to come and feel they were able to express themselves, and contribute in their own voice the way I was able to contribute in mine.”

Lee’s sense of ambition for SPIRIT largely derived from his own live performing experiences in recent years. “Working with folks like the LA Philharmonic and the Mobile, Alabama Community Gospel Choir opened my mind to the possibility of pushing the edges of arrangement away from solitary moments into more collaborative, community experiences,” he says. “These were transformative creative opportunities that I never dreamed I would have. To stand on stage and be equal parts participant and observer during these career defining moments was such a thrill, and I credit the singers, arrangers, and conductors for being so open and generous to the songs.”

Along with such monumental events as working with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (a performance which yielded Lee’s most recent release, Live from Red Rocks), being a band leader over the last decade has also helped Lee hone his craft as an arranger. “I have a great, great band—the most gentle, genuine, musically open-minded people,” he says. “I push them some, but they always respond with creativity, and they inspire me to open things up musically. The versatility of my live band has been a gradual concept I’ve been working on since I started playing at the club The Tin Angel in Philly in 2002. Back then, we would play three- or fourhour shows. We had horn sections, violins, extended jams, improvisational songs, and whatever else would come from the ether. This current group of players I have on the road with me has re-inspired me to be more open, and less protective. I think SPIRIT reflects this attitude, and the vibrations are very much reflections of the connections.

“I’ve always loved such a wide range of music.” Lee adds, discussing some new influences, which were pulling him toward a new sonic direction. “I’ve been listening to a lot of Schoolboy Q, Drake, the earlier stuff by The Weeknd, and I was wanting to open up that box a little more,” he says. “I’ve always loved ’90s R&B, and now with streaming services, it’s so easy to sample so much new music.”

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63 Responses to Win Tickets ($85): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Amos Lee – My New Moon Tour 2019 | Rock, Soul, Blues, Folk

  1. Emma June 29, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    Because there is nothing better than swaying to the sounds of elephants and Amos Lee!!!

  2. Jen June 30, 2019 at 8:12 pm #

    Love love love Amos Lee.

  3. Jay July 1, 2019 at 8:29 am #

    I’d love to take my girlfriend to see this show as a congratulations for completing her first half marathon that month.

    • Eric Ballew July 9, 2019 at 11:20 pm #

      We saw Amos Lee in Chico for the first time and I fell in love. I would love to see him again here in Portland!

  4. Nichole Stacey July 1, 2019 at 10:26 am #

    I’d love to attend as part of my husband and I’d anniversary weekend.

  5. Lindsey July 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    What a great way to spend an evening!

  6. Lisa Cox July 2, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    I would love to go.

  7. Steven Estes July 2, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

    Missed his show in Bend last year- would love to make up for it!

  8. Glenn B July 2, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

    I would love to surprise my wife with tickets to Amos Lee, one of her favorite performers of all time!

  9. Tom H July 2, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

    Heck yeah, c’mon ticket genie – deliver me to Amos Lee

  10. Amy July 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

    This would be a fun show!

  11. Pam S. July 2, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

    Absolutely love Amos Lee! Sure would enjoy seeing him live!

  12. Robin July 2, 2019 at 1:26 pm #


  13. samm mccrary July 2, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

    I adore Amos Lee, and would love to attend….

  14. Kelsey Smith July 2, 2019 at 2:43 pm #


    • Cory July 6, 2019 at 10:05 am #

      Amos Lee digs me at his shows

  15. Zoe S July 2, 2019 at 4:22 pm #

    Oh man this would be so fun to go to!

  16. Carol Cooper July 2, 2019 at 4:38 pm #

    I love soul and blues music.

    • Anneliese Autry July 8, 2019 at 9:30 am #

      It would be amazing to see this at the zoo!!!

    • Renee July 14, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

      Yes please! This would be amazing!

  17. Carol Cooper July 2, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

    Music. Rock on.

  18. Christine Skorjanc July 2, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    What a great concert to see

  19. Jen July 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm #

    My mom would be totally stoked to go! I would love to surprise her with tickets! Fingers crossed :) Amos Lee and Elephants are among her favorite things.

  20. Christina Shetterly July 3, 2019 at 5:11 am #

    Love Amos. Please pick us! :)

  21. Josie July 3, 2019 at 7:38 am #

    My sister will be in town visiting from Minnesota and I would LOVE to take her to see Amos Lee at the zoo!!! What a fun experience!!!

  22. pam July 3, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    keep it loose, keep it tight…

  23. Chris July 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

    My firefighter girlfriend would appreciate this

  24. Cheryl July 3, 2019 at 5:34 pm #

    Saw him a few years ago at Edgefield, he’s incredible!

  25. Rachel July 3, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

    I may take my husband to this if he behaves

  26. Dave G. July 4, 2019 at 12:18 am #

    You would be responsible for a much needed date night with my wife, if I win these tickets!

  27. Britta B July 4, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    Love Amos Lee and his new sound! Would be thrilled to win.

  28. Tracy July 5, 2019 at 9:47 am #

    Back again?! Amos Lee is great. I would love to take my guy!

  29. Danielle July 9, 2019 at 9:52 am #

    He has such a great voice.

  30. Therese Long July 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

    Sounds so relaxing!

  31. Therese Long July 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    I’d love to see this!

  32. Lisa July 9, 2019 at 1:31 pm #

    Amos is my fav! Would love to see him at The Zoo! <3

  33. Mckenna July 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    He is one of the best live concerts I’ve ever been to- would love the chance to see him at the Zoo! :)

  34. Martin McCurdy July 9, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

    Love Amos Lee, what a voice!

  35. Malinda July 9, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

    I’d love to see Amos Lee at the zoo! Thanks!

  36. Jessica July 9, 2019 at 3:44 pm #

    This would be a beautiful concert to attend. I would love to experience his music in person.

  37. Meghan Thomas July 9, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

    Super interested in this new album he produced himself!

  38. Nicole July 9, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

    Count me in Sweet Pea!!

  39. JEN July 9, 2019 at 10:37 pm #


  40. Patricia Gohier July 9, 2019 at 11:18 pm #

    Love this live music! Nothing compares!

  41. Aud July 10, 2019 at 7:36 am #

    No need to roll the windows down

  42. Lynn Froescher July 11, 2019 at 7:13 am #

    Fascinating lineup for the zoo concerts again this year! This one appeals to me and I hope my husband are the ones to land tickets. A great setting and what looks to be a wonderful concert!

  43. Evan David July 11, 2019 at 10:12 am #

    Will be a great show

  44. Cheryl July 11, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

    Are you kidding me??? Yes!

  45. jenny July 11, 2019 at 9:05 pm #

    Yes please!

  46. Lena Bainbridge July 11, 2019 at 9:48 pm #

    I’d love to win because it would be a new experience with a special someone!!

  47. Matt July 12, 2019 at 11:24 pm #

    Zoo Concerts are the best!

  48. Benjamin Paul Larsen July 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

    Me please!

  49. Kate Dillon July 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

    I wold LOVE the opportunity to win tickets for Amos Lee! This is a one of a kind artist in a one of a kind venue. Fingers crossed.

  50. Linda S July 16, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

    Would love to sit at the zoo and hear Amos Lee

  51. Elizabeth Weissenborn July 16, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

    An Amos Lee concert at the Zoo sounds like a summer treat!

  52. Andrea July 16, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

    Would be so awesome to go. Please pick me.

  53. Mac July 16, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    So many cool shows at the zoo! Can’t wait!

  54. Charles July 16, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

    Such a concert with this variety of good music I want to hear and see. For me!

  55. serena July 16, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

    I would love to take my mom to this show!

  56. Tricia July 16, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

    Oregon Zoo? Concert? Amid Lee? Sounds perfect!

  57. Cindy July 17, 2019 at 7:18 am #

    Great night to celebrate!

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