Win Tickets ($200): An Evening with The Roots @ Crystal Ballroom | Legendary Hip Hop Group

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Roots @ Crystal Ballroom on February 21. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 13.



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From our sponsors:
An evening with The Roots
February 21, 2023
6:30PM Doors, 8PM Show | All Ages
GA ADV $89.99, GA Doors $100
More info: crystalballroompdx.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

We can barely believe it ourselves, but we’re hosting the legendary hip hop monsters The Roots on the Crystal Ballroom stage on February 21! Since their early Philadelphia days all the way through their stints as house band with Jimmy Fallon’s late night shows, Black Thought and Questlove and the rest of the guys have endeared themselves to just about all music lovers through their eclectic and passionate approach to their music.

The live thing is for real.

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  1. Jeremy on January 23, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    The roots are dope, id love to see em for freeeeee

    • Ainsley Winningham on January 26, 2023 at 5:41 pm

      Id Love to see the roots!! I’m 21 girl and my daddy listened to all music, i naturally draw to jazz, j dilla, and roots

  2. William Longnecker on January 23, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    This is definitely the show of the year so far!! Hope I get to see them!

  3. Dea Dea on January 23, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Please draw my name!! It’s been 2.5 years, since I’ve been to a music event. lol 🎟️

    • Timothy Kelsall on January 31, 2023 at 4:25 pm

      I really want to see songs from The Tipping Point live.

  4. Elisa on January 23, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Hot damn can’t believe they’re coming to PDX!

  5. Melissa Neuman on January 23, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    You got me! 😜

  6. Sunny Lewis ☀️ on January 23, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    RooTs rooTs ROOTS !! 🪘🎸

  7. RMH on January 23, 2023 at 9:45 pm

    Pick me!

  8. Anne on January 24, 2023 at 5:33 am

    Would love to surprise my sister who just got her 6 month chip at AA!

  9. Jen M on January 24, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Would love to go see the roots at this venue!

  10. Shane B on January 24, 2023 at 10:20 am

    I have always wanted to catch The Roots live but have missed my opportunities in the past. I have heard great things about their live show.

  11. Eric on January 24, 2023 at 11:09 am

    I need to see The Roots again. Please pick me!

  12. Sam on January 24, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    Legendary is an understatement. The Roots are one of the best to do it out there. Would be great to see them live.

  13. bobby on January 24, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    The roots crew! I saw them in aspen colorado for the x games in like 2004. Id love to relive those times!

  14. Perry on January 24, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Do you want more?! Absolutely. Best live hip hop group of all time!

  15. Michael Duey on January 24, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    The Roots at the Crystal?! Yes, please!

  16. Heidie Ambrose on January 24, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    This would be amazing! I lived in Philly for a bit and they really are legendary.

  17. SD on January 24, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    I would love to go and experience this opportunity!

  18. Victor Pierce on January 24, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    I’d love to see black thought live!!!my significant other is a long time fan

  19. Victor on January 24, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Haven’t been out in awhile. We would love to win an see this phenomenal and transcendant band!

  20. Sara on January 24, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    I want to go!

  21. LaToya on January 24, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Fun times!!

  22. Sam on January 24, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Should be a great show! Pick me!

  23. Michelle on January 24, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    The roots are amazing! Would love to see them live!

  24. Brett W on January 24, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    Would LOVE to see The Roots! Amazing musicians!

  25. Gillian on January 24, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    My boyfriend loves them!

  26. Mel on January 24, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Absolute legends!

  27. Michelle m on January 24, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    It would be amazing to see these guys at the Crystal!! We love these musicians.

  28. Denise W on January 24, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    A dream come true, this show!

  29. erin on January 24, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    we would really love to see this!

  30. N.Williams on January 24, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    I would love to take my man to this show he has already had a hectic year and needs some goodtimes, good music and good company. This show by far would be a memorable event for the books.

  31. Christine Skorjanc on January 24, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    This would be a good show. Great Date night ☺️.

  32. Jake J on January 24, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    Big fan of The Roots and have never seen a show at The Crystal Ballroom!

  33. Scott Hamilton on January 24, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Yes please!!!

  34. Kayla on January 24, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    🤞 I win this jawn!!!

  35. shen on January 24, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Oh my gosh this would be great!

  36. Monique Gutierrez on January 24, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    I LOVE The Roots and would love a chance to catch them live.

  37. Oscar Merida on January 24, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    I’ve been revisiting 90’s and 2000’s hip hop and the Roots will always hold up. Nothing beats a live band for some hip hop

  38. Amy on January 24, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    Big fan of The Roots from Jimmy Fallon!

  39. Deb Maryanov on January 24, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    Happiness awaits!

  40. Gina on January 24, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    Would love to go!

  41. Gillian on January 24, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Would be my favorite day of the year!! Please help me see the Roots!!

  42. Catherine on January 24, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    Would love to see The Roots! I had to cancel the last time they were in town, would love the chance to try to actually go!

  43. Arturo Calilung on January 25, 2023 at 12:10 am

    This would make a memorable February!

  44. Dan Kim on January 25, 2023 at 5:18 am

    To take my wife

  45. Marco on January 25, 2023 at 6:52 am

    It would be amazing to finally see the Roots live in concert.

  46. Mary on January 25, 2023 at 7:22 am

    Would be a perfect bday concert for my partner!

  47. Tim on January 25, 2023 at 7:52 am

    I love the Roots! Missed them last time they were in town!!!

  48. Luis Soltero on January 25, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Roots crew!!

  49. Emily venable on January 25, 2023 at 11:04 am

    I would love to take my girlfriend to this show!

  50. Sam Stoner on January 25, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    I just wanna see The Roots

  51. Erica on January 25, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Oh. My. G. Yes, please!

  52. Arianne Kimberly on January 25, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Getting back to my Roots in the PNW alongside my deep love of Funky Hip Hop with the Roots….sounds like a special night!! Count me in!!!!

  53. RMH on January 25, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Pick me!!!

  54. Michael Serpa on January 26, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Yes please.

  55. Chrisi S on January 26, 2023 at 10:47 am

    This would be so fun!

  56. Michael Nelson on January 26, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    Been listening to The Roots since high school baseball practice

  57. Maureen on January 26, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Love the Roots!! Hope I win!!!

  58. Doc Ramblings on January 26, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    This would be a fantastic early Valentines day treat and the Roots has been on my bucket list for quite some time.

  59. Mia on January 26, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    The husband is a huge fan, would love to surprise him with tickets!

  60. Janelle on January 26, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I’ve always wanted to see The Roots! Plus the Crystal Ballroom is a fav ; )

  61. Ryan on January 26, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Gotta imagine these guys are even better in person than on the ole stereo. Let’s go!

  62. Crystal on January 26, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Big fan! This would be amazing! Pick me!

  63. Joseph on January 27, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Big Matt would be the first person I’d invite if these tix fell into my hands. Yes yes y’all!

  64. Eric on January 27, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Gonna find my roots with the Roots!

  65. Ashley on January 27, 2023 at 9:48 am

    This would be a bucket list show!

  66. Alexis on January 27, 2023 at 11:32 am

    They are so much fun!

  67. Scott Richter on January 27, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    I’m here to catch the funk masters jam
    That’s all tysm

  68. Janelle on January 28, 2023 at 12:11 am

    To enjoy good music, vibes and company!

  69. Heather on January 28, 2023 at 10:39 am

    I haven’t seen them since the Phrenology tour in Philly! I would love to bask in their talent again

  70. Melissa on January 28, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    YES PLEASE!!! I will even attempt to look cute for this event! I haven’t been to a show in SO long because, well honestly, nothing has tickled my fancy. But this?! This show will be AMAZING!!!

  71. Brittany Kimzey on January 28, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    Um yes please!

  72. Brittanie on January 28, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    Sounds great!

  73. Kevin on January 28, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    Saw DJ Questlove at the Alhambra theater (rip) and Black Thought perform at Pioneer Courthouse Square but I’d love to see them altogether!

  74. Ryan w on January 29, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Man, I always miss them. Help me finally go! 🙂

  75. Natasha morlock on January 30, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Totally awesome

  76. Madeline Nico on January 30, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    An evening with The Roots… count me in!

  77. Maia on January 30, 2023 at 10:59 pm

    How legendary would it be to see THE ROOTS! My goodness 🥵

  78. Wallace on January 31, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    ROOTS< Heck yeah

  79. CHRIS MILLER on January 31, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    I would like to go to this concert
    Great Music

  80. Kacie on January 31, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Would be an amazing experience

  81. Jory Bradley on January 31, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    I love The Roots!

  82. Paisley G. on January 31, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve loved the Roots for years but haven’t gotten to see them live. This would be amazing to win!

  83. E on January 31, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Pick me!

  84. Lorrie on January 31, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Purdy Please!

  85. Bob MacKay on January 31, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    They so deserve to spread their creative wings beyond the yolk of late night tv

  86. Paula on January 31, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Love these guys and they have so much humor too 🙂 I’d love to take my guy. Thanks P

  87. Trevor Skidmore on January 31, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    This will be a great show and would be a great date night with great music

  88. Amber on January 31, 2023 at 5:41 pm

    Would absolutely love to see this show!!

  89. Scott Hamilton on January 31, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Yes!

  90. Daniel on January 31, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    The Seed (2.0) is my boo’s fav song and her b-day is 2/21. Kismet

  91. April on January 31, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    This would be a great date night!

  92. David on February 1, 2023 at 12:14 am

    Missed them at Pioneer Square last summer, so this would be a sweet make up!

  93. Ragnar on February 1, 2023 at 1:23 am

    Damn that will be a great concert!

  94. Brandon Stewart on February 1, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    I am all in… like a Tree! :-p

  95. Francesca on February 2, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Haven’t been to the crystal ballroom since the before times.

  96. Katrina on February 2, 2023 at 7:25 am

    My daughter and I watched them on Jimmy Fallon and love their style while performing and we loved it when they inner acted with Jimmy and made the audience laugh. Such a great band.

  97. Brian on February 2, 2023 at 10:05 am

    ROOTS BABY!! QUESTY IS ME HERO

  98. boggus on February 2, 2023 at 10:52 am

    bc the roots made “how i got over” my most favorite album

  99. Monica Mckay on February 2, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    There is no way this is real! Dreamsicle of a show! Yes please!!!!

  100. Brig on February 3, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Take me to The Roots !!

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