Win Tickets ($85): Nahko And Medicine For The People, Ayla Nereo @ Crystal Ballroom | ‘Take Your Power Back Tour,’ Worldly Blend of Rock, Hip-hop & Alt-folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Nahko And Medicine For The People, Ayla Nereo @ Crystal Ballroom on November 23 & 24 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 8 .



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From our sponsors:
Nahko And Medicine For The People
November 23 & 24, 2019
Saturday: Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m.
Sunday: Doors 5:30 p.m., Show 7 p.m.
$37.50 ADV, $42.50 Doors | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
Tickets: etix.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

“As storytellers, we turn the experience into something shared. We are taking to that great road again to bring our medicine to you. Naming this tour the ‘Take Your Power Back Tour’ felt entirely appropriate given the state of the planet and all Her creatures great and small. Women of wonder and potent poetry will join us on that fall road. Ayla Nereo brings her big medicine to half of this tour and Nattali Rize brings her big power to the other half. We can already feel the high vibe container, a congregation cultivating a safe space for transmission and reconciliation. Tears and laughter. Movement and medicine. Arrive at our gathering this fall with whatever shape your heart is in. Full, broken, in pieces, strong, hopeful, hurting, overflowing, all of it. We’ll help best we can. It’s us. Together. We’ll see you there, familia.” – Nahko

Nahko And Medicine For The People continue to gather dedicated members of their global Medicine Tribe of like-minded fans as they spread their positive and powerful musical message around the nation on their “Take Your Power Back” headline tour this fall. Fans and critics alike praise the group’s worldly blend of rock, hip-hop and alt-folk with OC Weekly calling the group “empowering” and “powerful,” while The Huffington Post compared Nahko to Bob Marley and called him a “musical prophet.” The October 2017 album My Name is Bear premiered at No. 1 on iTunes and debuted on a number of Billboard charts, and the headline tour in support of the album boasted multiple sold-out dates throughout the US and Europe. My Name Is Bear is a 16-track collection that reflects the soul, authenticity and spirit that Nahko And Medicine For The People’s Medicine Tribe has come to know and love. Their previous album HOKA, which was released in June 2016, sold over 8,000 units in its first week in the US and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart. The album went on to win Record of the Year at the Native American Music Awards later that year.

Nahko And Medicine For The People are firm believers in using music as a tool of empowerment to protect and preserve all of creation. They aim to inspire others to take a deeper role in protecting and preserving our planet, people and the spirit in all of creation.

The band is thrilled to release new music in 2019 and continue their world tour, including stops at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lockin’ Music Festival, the Take Your Power Back fall headline tour and more!

Ayla Nereo

o sings the luminous singer, songwriter, poet and producer Ayla Nereo, who is spearheading a revolution within the new-folk and indie-electronic music communities, opening the hearts and minds of devoted audiences around the world with the clarion call of her powerful voice.

Every live performance with Ayla is its own inspired journey. Sometimes alone with an acoustic guitar and minimalist electronic accompaniment, other times armed with an array of loop-pedals and bandmates, Nereo is known for building layers upon layers of intricate vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies, weaving in syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, percussion, strings, celtic beats, even hip-hop wordplay.

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67 Responses to Win Tickets ($85): Nahko And Medicine For The People, Ayla Nereo @ Crystal Ballroom | ‘Take Your Power Back Tour,’ Worldly Blend of Rock, Hip-hop & Alt-folk

  1. Dave G. September 19, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    I need a shot of their medicine!

  2. Cory September 19, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

    Bad medicine is what I need.

    • Lindsey October 8, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

      Medicine for the soul. Pleasure for the ear-holes.

  3. Jennifer September 20, 2019 at 7:03 am #

    I’ve only heard great things and would love the chance to check these guys out. In need of some excellent music. Thanks.

    • Mercedes September 24, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

      Would love to take my daily dose of Medicine love this time! This would make me so super soul touched!

  4. maddy September 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    Would enjoy this so much for the soul!

    • Josh October 29, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

      Oooo I love Nahko! Would enjoy seeing him play for sure!!

  5. Angel September 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

    I just need a good night of hipster sightings and bird watching

  6. Eileen September 23, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

    I’ve wanted to see Nahko and Medicine for a long time and want to bring my 16 year old son to an all ages show! Fantastic!! I appreciate the opportunity.

    • Gena October 29, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

      Please, I must attend this show.

      • Melissa Fowler November 1, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

        This would be great

  7. Evan Reynolds September 24, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

    Tap me out and tap me into this!

  8. Jacob September 24, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

    Such a fun band! I need to groove on down

  9. Abigail September 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

    Now this looks interesting.

  10. Lisa Kendall September 24, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

    Medicine for the People is just what the doctor ordered for me.

    Pick me ’cause I’m a good dancer.

  11. Carma Bekebrede-Zarosinski September 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    Purely Medicinal Excess… JOY!

  12. Elfina Alongi September 24, 2019 at 10:45 pm #

    This’d be good medicine for my soul-

    • Aaron Morkert October 1, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

      I was introduced to Nahko, et al in a time of spiritual enlightenment in my life. The lyrics of several of the songs I heard went straight to my core. They refreshed me so much. To be able to share physical energy with this band would be such an honor and a blessing. Thank you.

  13. Eileen September 25, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    I’d love to take my son because my midwife for his birth was the phenomenal Hope! I appreciate the opportunity.

  14. Gena Wallace September 25, 2019 at 5:37 pm #

    I seriously need some dance MEDICINE@The CRYSTAL. Who wants to come down and sweat their butt off with me?!?

    • Betsy October 3, 2019 at 10:49 pm #

      me!!

  15. Melissa Fowler September 25, 2019 at 6:02 pm #

    This would be great

  16. Sierra September 26, 2019 at 10:05 am #

    I saw Nahko perform once before in college at the WOW Hall in Eugene and it was a soul-igniting evening full of the love and support, and medicine that I need in my life again!! Would LOVE to see

    • Cory September 29, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

      In order

  17. Jake B. September 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

    Good vibes I’m all about!

  18. Anna September 27, 2019 at 6:58 am #

    Love these guys!

  19. Lynn Sargent September 27, 2019 at 10:58 pm #

    I really enjoy the music of Nahko And Medicine For The People, but have yet to seem them live. The same goes for Ayla Nereo!!

  20. Jessica September 30, 2019 at 10:35 pm #

    My intentions

  21. Lani October 1, 2019 at 1:31 am #

    Wow awesome show would love to see both of these talented musicians together in one event

  22. Erin October 1, 2019 at 1:43 am #

    Ayla is magical and Nahko and Medicine for the people are phenomenal! I would love to dance all night to these great artists!

  23. Tayler Jenkins October 1, 2019 at 1:23 pm #

    Ohhhh I would love this.

    • Renee October 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

      I would love to go to this!!

  24. Serena October 2, 2019 at 10:06 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see Nahko and this would be right after my birthday :)

  25. Stephanie Mico October 3, 2019 at 5:47 pm #

    This would be super cool

  26. Brian Jim October 3, 2019 at 7:33 pm #

    like to know and hear the sound of this group… and find out for myself about the talk! hope to go!

  27. Betsy Williston October 3, 2019 at 10:43 pm #

    I would love to win! Thanks!

  28. Shasha Andrews October 4, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

    OMG!!! I saw Nahko back in 2016, and it was so amazingly healing for what was going on in our Nation at that time…
    I would love to be able to see them once again, and partake of the magic that is Nahko and Medicine for the People. Heal the Earth, at least for one night.

  29. mikef October 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

    luv to see

  30. Lena Bainbridge October 5, 2019 at 9:55 am #

    I would love to attend because this would be the ultimate live performance, I am a huge fan of Nahko!!! Please let me win these tickets! I believe in the good things coming! Thank you!

  31. Ann Nguyen October 8, 2019 at 12:23 am #

    Love the music , gotta love it

  32. Christine Kosonen October 8, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

    Stoked to see these beautiful faces and hear these soulful voices again! I have been listening to Nahko and Ayla’s music for almost 10 years…since way before either was famous and they played farmers markets and living rooms. Happy to see them spreading their good medicine wide!

  33. Anna October 9, 2019 at 10:25 am #

    these guys are awesome!

  34. Kricket Caffery October 10, 2019 at 11:34 am #

    Nahko and Medicine for the People is my go to music daily for motivation, healing, perspective, and reassurance, I often choose a song of the day for guidance and reflection. As soon as I was introduced to their music I was hooked and have remained so for years now. Their concerts are the only concerts I’ve ever been to where I’ve seen SO many people moved to emotion and so engaged in the process. “Musical medicine, this is my healing, for past present future things to come.” I would love to have the opportunity to enjoy their energy in person again.

  35. Angela October 10, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

    What an incredible gift this music is. So uplifting in such a hard time on this earth. I would be so grateful to win tickets to this show. It is on my friend Aubreys birthday and she loves Nahko SO MUCH!!! IT WOULD MEAN THE WORLD!

  36. Nicole Slover October 10, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

    Because I believe in the good things coming!!! :)
    I would love to go to this on the 24th and have it be my first night out with my husband after having a baby recently!

  37. Nikkol McMahon October 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

    Finally medicine without side effects

  38. Tara Keitz October 11, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

    This is my friends FAVORITE musician and I would love to take her.

  39. Jenny October 12, 2019 at 10:53 am #

    I would love to go and dance and celebrate another turning around the sun! Thanks for the chance!

  40. RK October 14, 2019 at 11:20 am #

    This will be such a great spirit raising event!

  41. Rose October 15, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

    My heart is full just thinking of Nahko and Ayla! I would love tickets!

  42. Melanie October 15, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

    I’ll be down from Homer, Alaska to visit my son, a student at U.P. during this time and listening to great music together is our jam! Would love to win!!!

  43. Lynn S October 15, 2019 at 9:16 pm #

    I really enjoy their music and have yet to see them live!

  44. Kalika Gorski October 16, 2019 at 6:40 pm #

    My partner and her daughter would love to see Nahko And Medicine For The People, but money is a bit tight right now so some winner’s luck would help. Blessings to all.

  45. Tracer October 17, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

    It has been years since I saw this band in Seattle. So much has happened since then.

  46. Elfina Alongi October 18, 2019 at 12:28 am #

    Best venue to take my teen daughter to see a music show with me. This would be super splenderific!

  47. Cassey Dugmore-Hernandez October 18, 2019 at 7:59 am #

    I have only heard wonderful things above their shows and would love to see them!

  48. maddy nico October 22, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

    SO MUCH LOVE!!!!

  49. Christina Taft October 22, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

    I have a “I Forgive You” sign on my bedroom wall from their video, signed by Nahko. I would love to be able to see them again and share their love once more.

  50. Jamie H October 22, 2019 at 4:19 pm #

    Need some of this healing in my life!

  51. Alexis Johnson October 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

    Tried going to there show at the zoo a few summers back but got sick and had to sell my tickets! I would love the chance to see them this time!!

  52. Cara October 25, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

    Everybody needs to go to this

    • brett October 27, 2019 at 5:17 am #

      I dont deserve this. ;)

  53. Tracy October 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    This food for the soul band is so well timed- the season can be hard and Nahko finds a way to pick people Up thru song and presence.

  54. kelsi October 29, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

    Sould need musical medicine

  55. maddy nico October 29, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

    soul music!!!!!

  56. Melissa Robinson November 1, 2019 at 8:12 am #

    What amazing music with an awesome message. Music for connection and presence and hope. I would love to take my wife to see, hear, and experience their music.

  57. Jean November 8, 2019 at 7:11 am #

    I can’t believe tickets are so expensive. Seems to be a little countered to the messages they try to bring.

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