Win Tickets ($80): Lee Fields & the Expressions @ Roseland Theater | R&B, Deep Funk, Soul

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Lee Fields & the Expressions @ Roseland Theater on December 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 6.



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From our sponsors:
Lee Fields & the Expressions
December 10, 2019
8p.m. | $20-$40 | 21+
More info: roselandpdx.com

Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Soul music pours out of Lee Fields, as free and unstinting as God’s love. It has ever since the 1960s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at his feet. It continues now that the living legend is in his late sixties, ushering in the most successful and fruitful period of his career.

Like any living legend worth their salt, Fields has suffered despair, obscurity, defeat. Although he now tours stages around the world, and although he helped fellow soul legends like Sharon Jones (who was once Fields’ backup singer) and Charles Bradley (whom Fields took on his first tour) get their first break, he did not always have this position. There were years—they were known as “the 1980s”—when Fields nearly gave up. His success these days, then has a bittersweet tinge: His dear friends Bradley and Jones have both passed, leaving Fields to outlive them and carry their legacy forth.

With all these years, and all this life, comes a sort of divine wisdom, and Fields has it in spades. “I am a sinner, just like everybody else,” he says gravely. He is no “holier-than-thou guy,” he adds. He just believes in people’s ability to love and be loved, and he understands that music is the divine bridge to these places. “We should be conscious at all times of what is good and what is bad,” he tells me. “Once we lose that consciousness, we are deceived, we are tricked.” This worldview, equally stern and loving, rocksteady and welcoming, finds its fullest expression yet on It Rains Love, his latest and possibly his most earnest record ever.

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41 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Lee Fields & the Expressions @ Roseland Theater | R&B, Deep Funk, Soul

  1. Brianna Tooley October 31, 2019 at 7:08 am #

    It’s birthday time. What a way to celebrate!!!!

    • Rochelle R. November 8, 2019 at 2:24 am #

      I need to feed my soul!!! This is just where I need to be!!

  2. Dave G. November 1, 2019 at 11:26 am #

    He’s great in concert!

  3. Hunter November 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

    What a legend!

    • Kim L Millen November 12, 2019 at 10:59 pm #

      I would love to take my daughter to this concert on her birthday!! I hope you choose us! Thank you!

  4. Bob MacKay November 7, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

    The last of the soul greats

  5. sandy pullella November 7, 2019 at 6:40 pm #

    I love R and B, and love the venue, the Roseland theatre.

  6. sandy pullella November 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

    I got the theater name wrong- I meant the Alberta Rose. Lee Fieds’ sounds like a soulful man, and I’d love to hear him and his band.

  7. John Mundstock November 7, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

    12/10 is my 59th birthday, I love soul/funk music and I wanna go to this show bad!

  8. Joseph November 8, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    I’m actually new to these tunes and Lee Fields as a whole. Would love to build off of the last month or two of Spotify jammin’ and groove properly!

  9. tim November 11, 2019 at 11:21 am #

    Love to take my girlfriend to see this!!

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

    Love Lee Fields sound. Would be thrilled to see him live!

  11. Christopher November 13, 2019 at 9:27 am #

    Wow, would love to be there!

    • William Longnecker November 28, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

      Love every band on this bill ..

  12. Jessica November 13, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    So glad that he is carrying the soul torch after we lost Charles and Sharon. I would love to see this show!

  13. Kevin McElligott November 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

    “I may not be the richest man
    But I wanna give you everything I can
    I always try to do my best
    When I fall short I let love do the rest”
    Lee’s lyrics & my motivation

  14. Kayla November 14, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

    A performer like Lee Fields deserves an audience that comes with just as much soul and energy as he has bled, sweat and cried for us over the years! I have tried and failed to see him too many times to count and I will BRING ALL THE ENERGY and ALL THE SOUL for this man!!!

  15. Paul November 14, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

    Lee Fields is a lot of fun and I’d love to see him!!!

  16. SD November 17, 2019 at 10:12 am #

    Would love to go!

  17. RYAN T HEALY November 17, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    Been a fan for a while. Never seen him live.

  18. Nicki November 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

    Lee Fields still bringing forward an authentic soul sound from the 60s, music to get out and be a part of.

  19. SD November 18, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    Love The Expressions! Hope to go!

  20. Jordan November 19, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

    Lee fields and his band are what dreams are of made of. Definitely would love to see my favorite kind of music before the hustle and bustle of the crazy holiday season. Others definitely have better reasons to win than I do but it doesn’t hurt to try :)

  21. Chas November 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

    It will move me!

    • Amy Jones November 25, 2019 at 10:41 pm #

      I need that funkity funk!! Got to get that funkity funk! Funk yea!

  22. gregb November 19, 2019 at 11:30 pm #

    Yesh!!

    • Bowe November 20, 2019 at 8:27 am #

      Yes please!

  23. Cara November 22, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

    Biden says the country needs it’s soul back

  24. dawn November 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

    A night of sweet soul music. Yes, please!

  25. F. Jacqueline November 24, 2019 at 1:46 am #

    What a funky, down home, soulful way to start the holiday season! I would love to win.

  26. Gina November 26, 2019 at 1:23 pm #

    LOVE Lee Fields!

  27. Vilay Dethluxay November 26, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

    Long live soul and Lee Fields! It would be an absolute honor to see him live.

  28. madeline nicolopoulos November 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm #

    Would love to attend!

  29. maddy nico December 2, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    Love Love Love Lee Fields and would be so stoked to see him live! dreams

  30. JP December 3, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

    Fields of dreams.

  31. Sam December 3, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

    What a great lineup!

  32. Nonprof Dawg December 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

    Lee Fields forever! I would love to check out this soul legend with my lady. I work for a nonprofit organization, so the entertainment budget is always a bit tight. Throw this dawg a bone!

  33. Jon December 3, 2019 at 3:07 pm #

    I still got it!

  34. Sue December 6, 2019 at 2:58 am #

    I’ve been where Lee’s been – on the verge of giving up but not quite all the way ready. Being able to see Lee express himself and reveal his soul through his music would cap off a year of finally (after 38 years) earning my bachelors degree and graduating the day after finishing radiation treatment for breast cancer. What a great way to celebrate these milestones!

  35. Julie December 6, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    I love funky music and would love to take my friend who also loves to dance!
    Thanks Julie and Mellani

  36. Glenn December 6, 2019 at 10:41 am #

    Let’s get funky!!!

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