Win Tickets ($60): An Evening with Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater @ The Old Church Concert Hall | Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time”

We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Evening with Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater @ The Old Church Concert Hall on June 12. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed June 6.


From our sponsors:
An Evening with Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater
June 12, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8-10PM | $30-$35 | All Ages
More info:

The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater.

At nine, he entered the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division for classical piano training, but by his late teens he had grown increasingly interested in synthesizers and progressive rock music. Against the counsel of his parents and tutors, he turned away from classical piano and tried his hand as a solo progressive rock keyboardist.

After performing in various projects during the 1980s, he gained international attention in 1994 when he was voted “Best New Talent” in the Keyboard Magazine readers’ poll after the release of his Listen solo album. Two of the bands that took notice of Rudess were The Dixie Dregs and Dream Theater, both of whom invited him to join. Rudess chose the Dregs, primarily as being a part-time member of the band would have less of an impact on his young family.

During his time with the Dregs, Rudess formed a “power duo” with drummer Rod Morgenstein. The genesis of this pairing occurred when a power outage caused all of the Dregs’ instruments to fail except Rudess’, so he and Morgenstein improvised with each other until power was restored and the concert could continue. The chemistry between the two was so strong during this jam that they decided to perform together on a regular basis (under the name Rudess/Morgenstein Project or later RMP) and have released a studio and a live record. RMP did a short U.S. tour in November, 2013.

Before joining Dream Theater in January 1999, Jordan connected with John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, bassist Tony Levin of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel notoriety, and recorded two albums with “Liquid Tension Experiment.”

Rudess has been the full-time keyboardist with Dream Theater, since the recording of 1999’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. He has recorded seven other studio albums with the group: 2002’s Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, 2003’s Train of Thought, 2005’s Octavarium, 2007’s Systematic Chaos, 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings , A Dramatic Turn of Events, the self titled Dream Theater, as well as their newest album, The Astonishing, a Rock Opera. The story was written by John Petrucci with music written by John Petrucci and and Jordan Rudess. After touring in three continents around the world with The Astonishing, Dream Theater is preparing to embark on a tour in 2017 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of “Images & Words which will see the groundbreaking album performed in it’s entirety along with selections spanning the bands history.




  1. Matthew Light on May 23, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Would love to see him

  2. Michael on May 23, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I had tickets to see Dream Theater but the show was cancelled because of Covid. Winning tickets to see Jordan would make up for missing that show.

    • Aimee on May 25, 2022 at 3:19 pm

      I understand how you feel, I had gotten tickets as a birthday present for my Husband. :'( He would love to attend this one as well

  3. David M on May 24, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Great opportunity to see a fantastic performer-thanks for the chance!

  4. Zack K. on May 24, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Because Jordan Rudess shreds!!!

  5. James on May 24, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Will be an awesome show. Virtuoso on display in an intimate environment. Yay.

  6. David on May 24, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    I’ve seen the Dixie Dregs, but I’ve never seen Dream Theater or anybody in that band, so I know I’d like this!

  7. Karl Michael Jacobson on May 24, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Yes, please and thank you!

  8. Martin McCurdy on May 26, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Sounds fantastic!

    • Lindsay on May 27, 2022 at 9:11 pm

      I’d love to go ! The Old Church is so magestic and Watching Jordan play there would be a dream .

  9. Jim on May 26, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    What a great opportunity to get to experience his talent.

  10. erin b on May 31, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    i’d love to go! 🙂

  11. YB on May 31, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    This looks amazing!

  12. Michael Dalton on May 31, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve been a fan of his for over 30 years, but I have yet to see him in person. I’ll bet he puts on a hell of a show.

  13. w on May 31, 2022 at 5:57 pm


  14. April on June 2, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Navigating a terrible divorce. 20 years of domestic violence. A live concert would really lift my spirits.

  15. Maggie on June 3, 2022 at 8:40 am

    How fun!

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