Win Tickets ($50): An Evening w/ Vanessa Carlton @ Aladdin Theater | Pop, Rock, Singer Songwriter

We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Evening w/ Vanessa Carlton @ Aladdin Theater on April 3. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 27.


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An Evening with Vanessa Carlton
April 3, 2023
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM | $25 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

“Always building up, falling apart. Love is an art,” sings Vanessa Carlton on the title track of her sixth album, Love Is An Art. Like the record itself, the song is a meditation on the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It’s that constantly evolving nature of love, expectations and compassion that Carlton analyzes from all angles on Love Is An Art, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down. And on tracks like the album’s opener, “I Can’t Stay the Same,” that also includes the relationship with the person staring back at us in the mirror, each and every morning.

“Love is the energy you put out into the world,” says the Nashville-based Carlton, who was inspired in part by the 1956 book The Art of Loving by philosopher Erich Fromm, and by stories and struggles both in her interior world and the world around her. “And it can be so incredibly messy at times.”

Produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips), Love Is An Art finds Carlton reckoning with toxic relationships (the confessional “Miner’s Canary”), eternal partnership (“Companion Star”) and the children who fill the world with love and grace while politicians fill their pockets (the passionate “Die, Dinosaur,” written after the shootings in Parkland, Florida). And true to Carlton’s skill as both a lyricist and an instrumentalist, the arrangements on Love Is An Art tell these tales as vibrantly as the words themselves: piano parts that speak of rage and tenderness, synths that burst and glow like dawn.




  1. Amelia H. on March 14, 2023 at 11:23 am

    I would walk a thousand miles to see this…that evening!

    • Rochelle R. on March 24, 2023 at 12:39 am

      Sounds like a beautiful evening!

  2. AngieBee on March 14, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    I would love to see Vanessa at the Aladdin!

  3. Gayleen Monk-Guyton on March 14, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Oh, this definitely wouldn’t be just an ordinary day if I won tickets.

  4. Shirley on March 14, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    This sounds like fun!

  5. Colleen Jones on March 14, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    What a fun night out!

  6. Carmen on March 14, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    There are surprisingly not a ton of artists that are primarily pianists. I really appreciate this instrument and would love to see a show focused on this!

  7. Naomi Baez on March 14, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    This would be an awesome show to attend!

    • Chris on March 21, 2023 at 12:38 pm

      I would love to see this show. I love the Aladdin.

  8. Nicole Slover on March 14, 2023 at 11:37 pm

    I’d love to go to Vanessa Carlton!

  9. Rose on March 16, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Would love to see her live!

  10. James on March 16, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    What good songwriting. And what a great intimate space to see her.

  11. Lauri on March 16, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    I remember how much I loved her music way back when.

  12. Amelia on March 17, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Vanessa Carlton was the soundtrack to my adolescence… would love to see her as an adult!

  13. Maria on March 19, 2023 at 11:04 am

    This event sounds lovely and peaceful. I’d like to be considered for I’d take my husband to this. We need a date night for sure and with the way the music sounds would definitely support that.

  14. Elisa on March 20, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Vanessa was my idol growing up!!

  15. Brittanie on March 20, 2023 at 11:36 pm

    I would love to go!!

  16. Kristina C on March 21, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    This would be such a fun night!

  17. Melissa on March 21, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    Making my way downtown.. to the Aladdin… to see Vanessa Carlton?! Heck yes! This would be amazing

    • Robert Gronotte on March 24, 2023 at 3:05 pm

      Sounds great, pick me!

  18. Stephanie on March 21, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    This is going to be so awesome!

  19. Jake J on March 24, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    Thousand Miles, I mean come on! 🙂

  20. Antoinette Ruiz on March 25, 2023 at 12:04 am

    A night to remember!

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