Win Tickets ($50): Magic City Hippies @ Crystal Ballroom | Poolside Grooves & Sunkissed Melodies

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Magic City Hippies @ Crystal Ballroom on February 12. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 7.


From our sponsors:
Magic City Hippies
February 12, 2022
7:30PM Doors, 9PM Show | All Ages
$20 ADV, $25 Doors,
$30 21+ reserved balcony
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Shades on and shirts unbuttoned, Magic City Hippies generate the kind of heat that could’ve powered a high seas yacht party in the seventies or shake a Coachella stage next summer. If the trio-Robby Hunter, Pat Howard, and John Coughlin-stepped off the screen from some long-lost Quentin Tarantino flick in slow-motion (instruments in hand), nobody would question it. Embracing everything from AM radio rock and poolside pop to nimble raps and salsa, they lock into an era-less vibe with no shortage of psychedelic funk or hooks. The three-piece deliver the kind of bangers you can play on the way to the party, during the party, and to smooth over the comedown as the sun comes up.

As the guys so eloquently describe it, they “give people a choice to enjoy this on the surface level, feel funky in their bodies, and dance…or go deeper into the music.”

As legend has it, the origin of Magic City Hippies can be traced back to Robby’s days of permit-less busking in Miami. Eventually, Pat and John proved to be better accompaniment than his loop pedal, so the trio played regular bar gigs and built an audience locally. They formed as Robby Hunter Band, released the Magic City Hippies album, and adopted the title as their name. That LP gained traction in 2013 with syncs on The CW’s iZombie and Showtime’s Ray Donovan. On its heels, 2015’s Hippie Castle EP catalyzed their breakout as “Limestone” piled up over 21 million Spotify streams followed by “Fanfare” with another 20 million Spotify streams. They toured endlessly and moved crowds at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hulaween, Okeechobee Fest, Electric Forest, and Austin City Limits, to name a few. Along the way, the band also picked up acclaim from Relix and OnesToWatch as they dropped the fan favorite Modern Animal in 2019. When the world shutdown, the boys settled in different parts of the country (Rob “doing his Johny Mayer thing” in Bozeman, MT, Pat in Los Angeles, CA, and John still in Miami). Remotely, they wrote what would become their third full-length album, Water Your Garden, out January 2022. As things opened back up, the musicians put it all together in person.

Armed with singles such as “Queen,” the falsetto-spiked “High Beams” [feat. Nafets], “Diamond,” and “Ghost On The Mend” Magic City Hippies are ready to heat up their next chapter now.




  1. Carol Trekas on November 23, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    I use to be a hippie and live in communes. Good times.

  2. Natasha Morlock on November 23, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    I’d love to get out for a night with my hubby!

    • Heather Roberts on November 24, 2021 at 10:13 pm

      Make Love, Not War!

  3. Lisselle Rulona on November 23, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    My boyfriend and I absolutely love Magic City Hippies and seeing them live would be incredible! We discovered them during the pandemic and have been huge fans ever since!

  4. David on November 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    This sounds like a good time for my wife & I for a pre Valentines’ Day celebration!

  5. Sadie on November 24, 2021 at 8:09 am

    I would love to go to this event with my best friend! This sounds like a really good time.

  6. Jonas Trekas on November 24, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Magic city hippies. Never saw them. Like to see them.

    • Ron Churchman on December 5, 2021 at 11:22 am

      This would be a great way to start
      Spring! And END winter! And especially
      At the Crystal Ballroom!!

  7. Carol Trekas on December 2, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    My birthday is Feb. 11 and this would be fun to see since it is one day after I turn 71. I still love music. Will until I die for sure.

  8. Dylan P on December 6, 2021 at 9:28 am

    I love me my Magic City Hippies! Help a Florida boy brave the cold Portland winter with some nostalgic music from home!! :'(

  9. Brig on December 8, 2021 at 9:55 am

    I would like to win these tickets and give them to my sister while wishing her a Feb 12 Hippie Birthday!!

  10. Carol Trekas on December 9, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    I use to be a hippie and live in communes. Good ole days.

  11. Gillian Leslie on December 9, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Saw them three years ago and loved the show!

  12. Heather Roberts on December 11, 2021 at 12:58 am

    You had my attention at Magic, Poolside, Sun-kissed Hippies!

  13. Juan G Rosado on December 16, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Would love to see this show!

  14. Carol Trekas on December 16, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    My birthday is Feb. 11 so i need to celebrate one day late please.

  15. Cory on December 16, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I wanna see some God damn hippies

  16. Jill on December 17, 2021 at 6:38 am

    Hip-hip——Hippie! ❤️ ✌️

  17. Brad on December 17, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Hey hey hey, to the poolside grooves we’ll play!

  18. Kaeli Plaks on December 17, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Oh my god! My boyfriend would pee his pants!

  19. Dawn f on December 18, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    fun and funky!!!

  20. Brandon K on December 28, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    I want to feel funky in my body!

  21. Carol Trekas on December 28, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Day after my birthday and would like to continue celebrating with music.

  22. Kinsey Bagwell on December 28, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Saw them a few years ago and they were a groovy, good time! Would love to dance to these guys again 💃🏻

  23. Rob on December 30, 2021 at 6:37 am

    Ya, mon!

  24. Carol Trekas on January 4, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    In February it will be my birthday so I’d love to celebrate seeing this concert. Thanks.

  25. KickToft on January 4, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Add some sunshine and coat me in.

  26. Tayler Jenkins on January 10, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    I would LOVE to see this show!!

  27. Jonas Trekas on January 13, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    We need a date night. Thanks.

  28. Alece Williams on January 20, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    ready to hear live and embrace the vibes

  29. Madison Wilcox on February 1, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Love this band! – This looks so fun! Would love to take a friend for a night out 🙂

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