Win Tickets ($87): Grace Potter @ Crystal Ballroom | Rock, Pop, Multi-instrumentalist

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grace Potter @ Crystal Ballroom on March 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 9.


From our sponsors:
Grace Potter
March 13, 2020
All Ages | Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $38.50 ADV, $43.50 Doors
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St., Portland, Oregon 97209

In the years that followed the release of her widely acclaimed 2015 album Midnight, Grace Potter considered never putting out a record again. Having endured the tumult of the breakup of her band and subsequent divorce — as well as far more joyful events like a new marriage and the birth of her first child — Potter continued writing on her own, but had no intention of sharing those songs with the world.

“Too many things had happened, and I needed to take a step back,” says the Vermont-born artist. “There were moments where I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll just go back to painting houses.’”

But by the end of 2017, Potter began to feel the call of the studio and soon started laying down tracks in the Topanga Canyon home she’d recently settled into with her husband, Midnight producer Eric Valentine. Unsigned and entirely free of any pressure to appease, Potter slowly carved out the songs that now make up Daylight: an album that emerges as her most emotionally revealing, musically daring and exactingly realized body of work to date.

“In the past, I’ve aimed to write songs from a universal perspective; so that anyone who heard my music could relate, but that actually made it harder for me to take ownership of my own perspective. This new collection of songs were all written so that I could process – and be accountable for – my own life experience,” Potter says. “I had just pulled the ripcord on my whole life. It was an incredibly jarring, private experience. When the dust settled a bit, the last thing I wanted to do was tell the whole world about it. It was a very gradual process of re-framing music and its purpose in my life. So when I finally started writing songs again – I did it for me.”

Potter’s seventh full-length and first release for Fantasy Records, Daylight was created in close collaboration with producer/mixer/engineer Eric Valentine. In constructing the album’s wild collage of rock-and-roll, blues and soul, Potter tapped into her tightly honed musicianship while harnessing the untamed energy of her live performance for the very first time. “I had kind of resigned myself to the fact that I was always going to be better live than in the studio – but Eric was determined to tap into that raw energy that I have onstage.” she says. “He chased down a few different approaches, ultimately creating a kind of live music venue setup in his studio, so I could feel the sound reflecting off the walls and interact with the band instead of just singing into a void.”

Partly recorded in Potter’s garage and living room, Daylight mostly came to life through a series of live-to-tape sessions at Valentine’s Hollywood studio, Barefoot Recording. Along with capturing the undeniable vocal power Potter’s previously shown in sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones, Robert Plant and Neil Young, the album unfolds with an irresistibly vital sound birthed with the help of guests like Benmont Tench and Lucius. “Having all these incredible musicians playing live in the room with me gave the recording an urgency — like, this matters right now,” Potter recalls.

On the album-opener “Love Is Love,” Potter brings that urgency to a breathtaking slow-burner, her voice shifting from fragile to soaring with understated elegance. The very first piece written for Daylight, the track finds Potter fully surrendering to unbridled feeling — a process so unsettling, it temporarily put her off from attempting any further self-examination in song form. “‘Love Is Love’ is so confessional, it was terrifying. I dove deep into the darkest corners of my personal life.” she says. “After we recorded the demo, I had no desire to keep on writing because the feelings were still too raw. I wasn’t ready to dig any deeper.”

Just one song later, Potter proves to have wholly conquered that fear, turning out a full-tilt rocker raging with pure passion. With her vocals taking on a gravelly intensity, “On My Way” telegraphs unhinged joy as Potter documents a particularly fraught moment from the past few years when she took a solo drive across the country. “Once you allow certain feelings in, there’s no turning back.” Freewheeling and cathartic, “On My Way” builds its frenetic tension in part from a riff that she and Valentine conjured up on their back porch. “Musically, it’s meant to take you in two directions — there’s a powerful tension between darkness and light. It’s a theme that plays out a lot on this record, and that riff kind of just says it all.” Potter notes.

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99 Responses to Win Tickets ($87): Grace Potter @ Crystal Ballroom | Rock, Pop, Multi-instrumentalist

  1. Rb. October 30, 2019 at 7:54 pm #

    Oh man, I’m loving her new record and would love to see her live!

    • Jessica Brunmeier December 10, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

      I’d love to go, she put out one of the best albums of the year!

  2. Tim October 31, 2019 at 9:14 am #

    We love Grace Potter. . . .tickets please!

    • Cory November 12, 2019 at 7:32 pm #

      Cross paths

  3. Tim October 31, 2019 at 9:15 am #

    We love Grace Potter, we would love some free tickets

    • Sarah Folsom November 4, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

      I love portland pipeline.thank you for the opportunity to entertainment is my only entertainment.It is real and unfiltered..grateful for all the information on your website

    • Veronica Brown December 29, 2019 at 5:16 pm #

      Yup, all over this.

    • Sarah E Graser January 21, 2020 at 6:56 pm #

      Dream show! Please PDX Pipeline!

  4. Jessica Huntsman October 31, 2019 at 10:18 am #

    Yes please. Would be very grateful.

  5. Amanda Gooch October 31, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

    I can remember the first time Grace Potter popped up on my soundcloud shuffle! So happy to see how far she’s come <3

    • Brianna November 4, 2019 at 8:43 am #

      This would be so wonderful!

  6. Bruce Mcginness October 31, 2019 at 5:34 pm #

    Love her music. I have never seen her live. Would be a awesome fun time!

  7. Doug Child October 31, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    I’d love to win! We saw her in Snowmass during a pouring rainstorm a few years ago……great show!!

  8. Dave G. November 1, 2019 at 11:29 am #

    I would love to see Grace with my dignity intact!

  9. Casandra Konicek November 4, 2019 at 9:27 am #

    Love Grace Potter and she seems like she’d be great live!

  10. Tim November 4, 2019 at 11:57 am #


  11. Saffron November 4, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

    My husband is an even bigger fan than me and it’s on his birthday. It would be so kick ass if I could surprise him with tickets to see Grace Potter!!

  12. Ed November 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    Such a talent, would love to finally see Grace live!

  13. Mickey November 5, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

    I have been waiting to see Grace Potter come back to Portland. Love her music and hoping to see her this time! Thank you!

    • Sarah December 31, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

      Would love to see Grace Potter! She is such a badass person and performer!

    • Carol Cooper January 14, 2020 at 9:03 pm #

      Need a night out. Please pick me. Thanks.

  14. HARRIS GOODMAN November 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

    Grace Potter is a gifted musician and rich singer. She has an early Sheryl Crow quality and even sounds like Linda Rondstadt (early days). Would really like to score tix on this great concert.

  15. Cindy B November 5, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

    I’d love to see her again

  16. Michelle O November 5, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

    I absolutely love grace potter! would love to go!

  17. Hunter November 5, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

    what an amazing talent she is!

  18. Linda Anthony November 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

    I’ve never seen her and would love it!

  19. Cath Busha November 6, 2019 at 4:12 am #

    We would love to be there!

    • Sarah December 24, 2019 at 6:21 pm #

      I’d love to go!

      • Brittany Cepeda January 3, 2020 at 2:39 am #

        Asthetic appreciation for Grace & her music. Paris x Grace Potter!!

      • Dustin January 27, 2020 at 4:55 am #

        Would love to win!! She is a great artist. #pdxpipeline #awesome

  20. Karl Michael jacobson November 6, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

    Yes! Please.Thank you?

  21. Roger Leece November 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

    Grace Potter rocks and is a real joy to see live in person. A show not to be missed! Would love to be there. Thank you for the opportunity!

  22. elfina alongi November 6, 2019 at 9:58 pm #

    Thanks for offer – Grace is super talented. Would be a joy to see her live

  23. Tim November 7, 2019 at 8:21 am #

    Grace Potter has an amazing voice, would love to attend

  24. Paula November 7, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

    Oh to see Grace would make my year. Super talented. Thanks

  25. Aleks November 8, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

    I could use a night out

  26. Johanna November 9, 2019 at 9:27 am #

    Yes please!

  27. Chris November 11, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

    Please make my day!

    • Jonas Trekas January 14, 2020 at 9:04 pm #

      She is so pretty. Would love to see her play her guitar.

  28. Tim November 12, 2019 at 9:44 am #


  29. kris washeleski November 12, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

    Friday night at the Crystal and Grace Potter? Guaranteed a great time, for sure.

  30. Nicole SmithRyan November 12, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

    Grace is fantastic and see her in the Crystal would make 2020 a great start

  31. Robert Haley November 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

    This would be sooooo cool !

  32. Philip Navarre November 12, 2019 at 5:21 pm #

    Wow how awesome would this show be

  33. Paul November 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

    I’d love a chance to finally see Grace Potter!!

  34. Glenn B November 14, 2019 at 5:07 pm #

    Love is Love. I’d really Love to see Grace Potter in concert!

  35. Ashley Lee November 16, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    Love her song Your Girl! Would love to see her live!

  36. Brad November 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    Grace is Amazing. …Amazing Grace.

    • Johanna December 6, 2019 at 3:09 am #

      Yes please.

  37. SD November 18, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

    I’d love to go! Sign me up!

  38. Tracey November 19, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

    I would love to go see Grace! This is the weekend of my birthday (March 15)!

  39. Chas November 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    I would love to see her!

  40. Julie November 21, 2019 at 5:09 pm #

    The voice of Grace would be a fantastic addition for my birthday month…

  41. Roy Nifoussi November 22, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    She is fantastic. Would love to see her.

  42. Lena Bainbridge November 23, 2019 at 8:06 pm #

    I would like to attend because I love any show at the Crystal! And I have never seen Grace Potter. thanks!

  43. greg November 26, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

    Grace is amazing and I’d love to see her and take a friend!

  44. Carol Lynn Cooper November 26, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

    Grace is gifted.

  45. Tim November 27, 2019 at 9:46 am #

    Win, Win, Win!!

    • G-man November 27, 2019 at 10:29 am #

      Really Tim???
      6 entries is just like begging!

      • Jonas Trekas January 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm #

        Love her guitar playing.

      • Carol Lynn Cooper January 25, 2020 at 11:58 pm #

        She plays alot of instruments. Want to check her out. Thanks.

  46. Kyle December 3, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

    I would love to see Grace Potter live.

  47. Rb. December 5, 2019 at 6:24 am #

    I’m loving her new record! This would be so much fun.

  48. CHRIS MILLER December 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

    She has such a Great sound and my wife loves her music. Now this is the show to see. :)

  49. Dave Taube December 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of Grace Potter for years and I would LOVE to attend this show. Thanks so much for sponsoring this great giveaway.

  50. Madeline Nicolopoulos December 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

    I love her so much and would LOVE to see her live in PDX!

  51. Jessica Lin December 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

    I’m obsessed with her and would love to win these tickets!

  52. Linda S December 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    I can not imagine not wanting to go. I would be thrilled to see her.

  53. Lauryn December 12, 2019 at 11:54 am #

    I have always been a fan never but never had a chance to see her live. Would love the opportunity to!

  54. Tim December 13, 2019 at 10:40 am #

    I “BEG” you to pick this Tim!!

  55. Johanna Lovell December 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

    I have always wanted to see Grace.

  56. Rebecca December 14, 2019 at 9:33 am #

    Grace’s voice is power! Would be amazing to hear it in person and see her own the stage.

  57. Sarah D December 17, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

    I’d love to go! Great date night and outing idea!

  58. Cheryl Cheney December 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    Yep, 2020 is gonna be a better year!

  59. Serena December 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

    Oh lal la la if I could go to this show!! That would be so rad

  60. Stephanie Brennan December 19, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    I saw Grace Potter years ago and she was FANTASTIC. Please choose me so I can see her again!

  61. Jessica Lin December 19, 2019 at 11:18 pm #

    I love her soooooo much!!!! I would love to see her :)

  62. Tammara Tippel December 24, 2019 at 7:23 am #

    This is likely to be a memorable show. I would love to be there to hear it.

  63. John December 24, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

    Wow, would be wild to take my wife to this!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  64. Angela B December 26, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    Grace Potter, please and thank you!

  65. Jade January 1, 2020 at 9:08 am #

    I’d love to see her again!!! What a fun time!

  66. Anntoinette Gibson January 1, 2020 at 9:31 am #

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  67. Ed Thierry January 2, 2020 at 10:53 am #

    Love Grace, she will blow the roof off the Crystal!

  68. Jonas Trekas January 2, 2020 at 9:55 pm #

    Grace is so gifted. Would love to see her play.

  69. Teresa January 4, 2020 at 9:56 am #

    She’s one of my favorites!

  70. Rose January 5, 2020 at 9:59 am #

    Yes, please! This will be an awesome show

  71. Lauren P. January 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

    Seeing Grace live is a very special experience – thanks for the opportunity!

  72. Kelsey January 8, 2020 at 6:36 am #

    My dad and I LOVE Grace Potter. I would be so happy if I could surprise him with tickets!!

  73. Lauryn January 9, 2020 at 10:13 pm #

    Been obsessed since I was a kid would love to see her live!

    • Carol Lynn Cooper January 19, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

      Who wouldnt want to see her play her many instruments. Very interesting.

  74. Andrea Bean January 15, 2020 at 1:05 pm #

    I’d so love to see this amazing lady!!!

  75. Jen Martin January 16, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

    Yassssss please

  76. andrea January 17, 2020 at 7:21 am #

    Grace is great!

  77. Paul Wyss January 21, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

    Grace Potter rocks!

  78. Paul Wyss January 21, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

    Grace Potter rocks!

  79. James January 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

    She continues to grow. Her new music is really good.
    Thank you!

  80. James January 21, 2020 at 1:32 pm #

    She just keeps getting better.
    Thank you!

  81. Cody January 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

    I didn’t realize she would be in PDX! Always been a fan, excited to see she will be in the area!

  82. Sandra January 23, 2020 at 3:34 pm #

    One of my all time favorites, would love to see her live!

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