Win Tickets ($50): We Banjo 3 @ Aladdin Theater | Irish, Old time, and Bluegrass Music, Celtgrass

We are giving away a pair of tickets to We Banjo 3 @ Aladdin Theater on February 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 21.



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From our sponsors:
We Banjo 3
February 23, 2020
Doors 7p, Show 8p | $23.50 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana. We Banjo 3’s fifth album, Haven, released in 2018 has achieved International critical acclaim, and is adored by for their irrepressible and ever-growing legion of fans. Haven became the first Irish album to reach Billboard Bluegrass No.1 and was awarded Best Folk Album in the RTE Folk Awards, the national broadcaster of Ireland.

Following on from their three previous acclaimed studio albums (String Theory, 2016, Gather the Good, 2014, and Roots of the Banjo Tree, 2012) the power of Haven relates to the band’s sublime fusion of Irish and American roots music, while continuing to grant audiences an encounter with the most authentic of traditional sounds. In the nine years since their formation in the city of Galway on the rugged west coast of Ireland, We Banjo 3 have garnered multiple awards and accolades as diverse as Billboard World #1 and Bluegrass No #1 to RTE Folk Album of the Year, to Irish Times Album of the Year to Songlines Magazine Top of the World Award to featuring in the top 30 No-Depression folk Albums of 2018. The band has played for US and Irish Presidents, members of Congress and multiple ambassadors Europe-wide, as well as performing live to over 400,000 people annually across a multitude of Irish, Folk and Roots festivals in the US. Variously described as “The Irish Punch Brothers” and “transcending even the best superlatives”, the band has now evolved into an astonishing song-writing unit, one whose latest album achieves a new gold standard for the combined powers of banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar.

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34 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): We Banjo 3 @ Aladdin Theater | Irish, Old time, and Bluegrass Music, Celtgrass

  1. Linda S February 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

    What a fun evening this would be. I have a friend who would enjoy going with me.

    • Kaitlin Smith February 14, 2020 at 8:06 am #

      Love the music We Banjo 3 produces! My boyfriend is coming to visit, and I think going to their concert will be a great addition to our weekend together.

      • Carol Cooper February 19, 2020 at 11:14 pm #

        My friend April is taking Banjo lessons on Saturdays. I’d love to take her to this concert.

    • Gena Wallace February 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

      Pickin in tres!

  2. Lauren scher February 5, 2020 at 8:58 pm #

    me!

  3. Diana Jones February 6, 2020 at 12:47 am #

    I would truly LOVE to win these tickets as my family-in total-is going! Yep, my husband, my son & dtr-in-law, myself and a dear family friend. Live music definitely is best and we’re all musicians/singers ourselves. I would be grateful for any consideration. Thank-you in advance for your time (and hopefully) TICKETS!!Yip, yip, yippee!

  4. Darla February 6, 2020 at 6:40 am #

    I want to let loose and just dance!!

  5. Susan February 6, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

    Banjo has an intriguing history in the USA.

  6. John February 6, 2020 at 9:46 pm #

    Saw them at the Newmark and loved them. Would ya pick me so I can see them again? I’d be grateful.

  7. John February 6, 2020 at 9:46 pm #

    Saw them at the Newmark and loved them. Would ya pick me so I can see them again? I’d be grateful.

    • Carol Lynn Cooper February 11, 2020 at 9:09 pm #

      We banjo 3 is great. Pick me.

  8. Lea Hinchcliff February 7, 2020 at 3:08 am #

    I’m in

  9. Paul February 7, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

    I love folk music

  10. leonard February 8, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

    Yes me likey

  11. Ryan February 9, 2020 at 11:18 am #

    never seen these guys but would like to

  12. Carol Lynn Cooper February 9, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

    Want to see them for St Patricks day early please.

  13. Jonas Trekas February 9, 2020 at 5:56 pm #

    Want to see them if possible. Thank you.

  14. Terri February 11, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

    Sounds like a great night of music!

  15. SD February 11, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

    We’d love to go!

  16. Brittany February 13, 2020 at 9:47 am #

    Have wanted to see this band for a couple years, so many beautiful songs that touch a deep part of my soul! Would love an opportunity to dance the night away to their melodies, had to give up my tickets last year to unfortunate circumstances :(

    <3 <3 banjo 3 <3 <3

  17. Bonnie Wilson February 13, 2020 at 4:43 pm #

    An amazing chance to hear some great music

  18. Carol Lynn Cooper February 13, 2020 at 8:30 pm #

    Will they do Irish Celic music so I can dance in my head to the music.

  19. Jonas Trekas February 13, 2020 at 8:31 pm #

    TOP OF THE MORNING TO YOU. pick me please.

  20. Bogdan February 15, 2020 at 10:41 am #

    Oh, this should be fun! We’d love to go!

  21. Riona Abhainn February 18, 2020 at 12:29 am #

    This is just my speed, so neat to see how Celtic music birthed bluegrass, as that is exactly what happened. I would love to go to this show!

  22. Pam February 18, 2020 at 5:04 pm #

    Would love to go to this bluegrass concert at my favorite venue!!!

  23. Christine Skorjanc February 18, 2020 at 6:55 pm #

    This would be a great date night

  24. Carol Lynn Cooper February 18, 2020 at 11:26 pm #

    Yes yes yes…. old time music.

  25. Jonas Trekas February 18, 2020 at 11:27 pm #

    I’m part Irish.

  26. Jonas Trekas February 19, 2020 at 11:16 pm #

    Love string theory. Great to listen to.

  27. steven February 20, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

    My partner is a huge fan, and this would totally make her day. Music is very much alive in our culture here and I can only imagine how great of a show this would be. As someone that’s been to the Aladdin theater many times for shows, I know this is one of the better venues for the group. This would make my day and give me the gift of giving one of the best surprises all year!

  28. Patti Maloy February 20, 2020 at 4:48 pm #

    My favorite genre of music!

  29. Laurie February 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

    One of the few types of music my husband and I both enjoy in common! I’d love to take (drag?) him to We Banjo 3.

  30. Carol Cooper February 21, 2020 at 12:15 pm #

    Want to hear celtgrass music please.

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