Win Tickets ($79): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Winner Taj Mahal + Marc Cohn | Featuring Guest Vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Taj Mahal + Marc Cohn on August 16. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 5.



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From our sponsors:
Taj Mahal + Marc Cohn
August 16, 2019
Doors 5 p.m., Show 7 p.m. | All Ages
$39.50 GA, $69.50 Reserved, $99.50 Terrace
More info: zooconcerts.com

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

In September 2014, some 50 years after moving to Los Angeles to form the band Rising Sons with fellow blues musician Ry Cooder and Jessie Lee Kincaid, Taj Mahal hightailed it to Nashville to receive an honor he called “one of the most powerful and wonderful things that could ever happen in my life.” Celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific, the two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was feted with the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards.

“I’ve been performing for over 50 years, and to be recognized for the road I’ve traveled means the world to me, says Mahal, who during the show performed “Statesboro Blues” – which he first recorded on his eponymous 1968 debut album – on dobro with a band that included Cooder and Don Was. “I could not have done this without the audience that has been so supportive of me throughout my musical journey. It was a fantastic night and I was thrilled to be there and celebrated among such other outstanding American musical treasures like Jackson Browne and Flaco Jimenez, whose music and talent I am a fan of. It certainly represented a diversity of musical styles and culture. That’s what I’m talking about!”

The night at the legendary Ryman Auditorium capped another extraordinary year for Mahal, which began with a performance at the Gregg Allman Tribute Concert in Atlanta and included playing on the entire Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas album; performing as part of the Bonnaroo Superjam on a bill featuring Derek Trucks with Chaka Khan, Eric Krasno from Soulive, renowned R&B/blues session drummer James Gadson, David Hidalgo from Los Lobos and Susan Tedeschi; and playing and recording with Van Morrison in Dublin.

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54 Responses to Win Tickets ($79): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Winner Taj Mahal + Marc Cohn | Featuring Guest Vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama

  1. KD K Flynn June 30, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

    WOWZERS– These guys are fantastic. Who WOULDN’T want to be there? (Plus, the zoo.)

    • Kath July 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

      Sounds like great summer fun!

  2. Jen June 30, 2019 at 8:10 pm #

    What a great lineup. I’d love to win tickets!

  3. Karla July 1, 2019 at 10:17 am #

    My boyfriend loooooves Taj Mahal! This would be such an amazing treat!

  4. Chris July 2, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    Taj Mahal is one of my all-time favorites!

  5. Glenn B July 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    I would love to go because this is possibly the best line-up of the summer at the awesome Oregon Zoo venue!!!

  6. CHRIS MILLER July 2, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

    I’ve Always want to see the Blind Boys

  7. Sara July 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

    Been listening to Taj Mahal with my dad since I was a kid and would LOVE to surprise him with tickets to this show! Plus the Blind Boys of Alabama!?! Amazing.

    • Jay July 2, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

      Fantastic lineup!!

  8. Katie July 2, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

    This will be an amazing show and I’d love to go! I saw the Blind Boys of Alabama at Pickathon last year and would love to see them again!

  9. Kelsey Smith July 2, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    Cool

  10. Debra Spencer July 2, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

    We would love to see Taj Mahal! Thank-you!

  11. Christine Skorjanc July 2, 2019 at 5:03 pm #

    Oh my this would be amazing

  12. Josie July 3, 2019 at 7:36 am #

    What an awesome show! And at the zoo, no less?! I’d LOVE to spend an evening enjoying this!!!

  13. Pam July 3, 2019 at 9:06 am #

    sooo…Daniel Caesar tix sold out in 9 minutes…throw me a bone, PLEASE! (and thank you!)

    • Marty July 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm #

      Love Taj!!

  14. Britta B July 4, 2019 at 10:20 am #

    This would make my summer! Have a friend visiting from Charleston that weekend and we would love to spend an evening at the zoo!

  15. Brandy Border-Rodriguez July 4, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

    OMG to “See” The BBofA guys of course! Sweet lineup!

  16. Julie July 4, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

    Yes, I’d love to take my sister for her 71 birthday! She would love it too! :))

  17. Gena Wallace July 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

    Oh my goodness to these guys are amazing! And their coming to Portland?!?! Let’s go dance with the elephants! Yay!!!!

  18. Bija July 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    This would be super rad!

  19. Bowe July 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

    Because Taj Mahal, that’s why!!

  20. Anneliese Autry July 8, 2019 at 9:28 am #

    I would love a night out at the zoo with my hubby!

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

    Yes, yes, yes!!!!

  22. Bogdan July 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    Sounds like a great concert and you can’t find a better setting!

  23. Saul Korin July 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

    Would love to see taj

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

    Yes! Would love to gift tix to this show to my parents, who are celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary that weekend!

  25. Heather Cappel July 9, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

    This looks so fun, I am dying to attend a concert at the zoo!

  26. Bob MacKay July 9, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

    Stellar lineup!

  27. Brig July 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

    Looks like a Zoo-per time.

  28. Hunter July 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

    What an amazing line up! I love seeing music outdoors!

  29. Meghan Thomas July 9, 2019 at 3:44 pm #

    Blown away by this years lineup at the Zoo! Would love tickets to this!

  30. Michelle July 9, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    We LOVE Taj Mahal! What a great date nught this would be!

  31. Hilary P July 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm #

    I’ve got a musical mystical fever that only a prescription of Taj Mahal can cure. I’ve seen them at the zoo many years ago, and they got me up and dancing and having a blast. The Blind Boys are amazing too. This show will be one for the ages! Dusting off My Dancing at the Zoo Shoes Blues…

  32. Cory July 9, 2019 at 7:39 pm #

    Shoe me in

  33. April July 9, 2019 at 10:01 pm #

    Bf loves the blues.

  34. Evan David July 10, 2019 at 10:47 am #

    Love to be there…..

  35. Cara July 10, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

    Thank heavens I’ll be in town! Best lineup ever!

  36. Cheryl July 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

    A dream come true…this would make my heart sing!!!

  37. Jerry Hunnicutt July 11, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

    Tak is the Master! the Blind Boys have great harmony!

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

    Yes please!

  39. Lena Bainbridge July 11, 2019 at 9:43 pm #

    I’d love to win so I can bring a date!!!

  40. Matt July 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm #

    I love Zoo Concerts!

  41. Benjamin Paul Larsen July 13, 2019 at 9:01 pm #

    Me please!

  42. Robert July 14, 2019 at 12:40 am #

    Please please..

  43. Cory July 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm #

    BBOA me

  44. Christie July 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

    Love all these performers! Please pick me.

  45. Nicole mayer July 16, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

    Best performers ever, this show is going to be fantastic!!!

  46. Linda S July 16, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

    Oh my this would be great!

  47. Suzanne July 16, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

    I’d like to be in the running!

  48. Andrea July 16, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

    Please, oh please!!!!

  49. Carolyn Allen July 16, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

    Bring. It. On. My friends!

  50. Misa Taskh July 16, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

    The thought of this show has me bobbin’ and swayin’! Would love to do some blues at the zoo!

  51. Charles July 16, 2019 at 4:22 pm #

    I saw Taj with Frank Zappa years ago here but to hear this music by both performers live at the ZOO is real!

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