Win Tickets ($99): David Grisman’s Dawg Trio with Danny Barnes & Sam Grisman @ Aladdin Theater | Mix of Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Latin & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to David Grisman’s Dawg Trio with Danny Barnes & Sam Grisman @ Aladdin Theater on November 13. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 8.


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David Grisman’s Dawg Trio with Danny Barnes & Sam Grisman
November 13, 2021
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $49.50 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

*Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. FREE onsite testing available – Details here*

Originating a signature mix of bluegrass, gypsy jazz, Latin rhythms, klezmer music, and myriad global influences into a holistic approach he calls “dawg music,” David Grisman began his career during the explosive folk and blues revival of the 1960s, working in the Even Dozen Jug Band with future stars Maria Muldaur and John Sebastian before launching a career as a solo artist and a collaborator with gypsy jazz legend Stéphane Grappelli, Del McCoury, Red Allen, Bonnie Raitt, and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, among others. Grisman’s iconic 1975 acoustic quintet album with Jerry Garcia, Old and in the Way, became one of the best-selling bluegrass albums of all time. In the same year, he formed his most enduring ensemble, the hugely influential David Grisman Quartet, which is still active today.

Texas-born banjoist Danny Barnes is a visionary musician equally informed by the bluegrass tradition and the punk rock of his youth. Founding member of the Austin string trio Bad Livers, Barnes has worked with artists including Bill Frisell and the Dave Matthews Band. He was the 2015 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Dave Grisman’s son, Sam Grisman, will join the trio on bass.




  1. David Evans on October 21, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Love mandolin music, we both were young when I starting listening to Dawg music.

  2. YB on October 21, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    This would be an amazing show to attend! My bf loves gypsy jazz

  3. Cory on October 21, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Love me some Grisman

  4. brad miller on October 21, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    DAVID GRISMAN IS WITHOUT A DOUBT MY FAVORITE MANDOLIN PLAYER OF ALL TIME! I remember smelling some of that grateful grass coming up from the basement when my dad would be listening to Old and In the Way with Jerry Garcia. I would love to pay homage to my dad and the good ol’ days!

  5. Kaeli Plaks on October 21, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    <3 <3 <3 I'm a Pig in a Pen looking up at the Midnight Moonlight while Wild Horses were Knockin' On Your Door for these tickets. Would love to take my mom when she comes up to visit from San Diego <3 <3 <3

  6. David on October 21, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    I have loved “Dawg Music” for the last 30 years, and it would be a treat to see him play with his son on bass!

  7. G.James on October 21, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    I was fortunate to see David “Dawg” Grisman at the Zoo back in the ’90s and he even signed a CD that I bought at that venue for me. I would love to get the chance to see him and his band again!

  8. Karen C on October 22, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Would love love love to see David Grisman again. It’s been too long!

  9. kate michaud on October 24, 2021 at 11:11 am

    We live 3hr away from great live music options but are coming to town for my birthday! I am an old sch Dead Head that moved to CO when Jerry died and then fell in love with bluegrass. Have seen DG in various formations, multiple times 25yrs ago and prob not ever since. Would love to have something to look forward to.

  10. Mia on October 26, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Yes, please!

  11. Saniti on October 26, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Pick Me!

    • Barb finn on October 26, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      Oh my gosh! I would love to go! Started learning mandolin In the early 80s. Loved Dawg music. And Loved hearing him with Stefane grapelli. Give them a listen together!

  12. Pamela on October 26, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Oh wow, two Grismans on stage. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go!!!

  13. Cindy B on October 26, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve seen them many many times and would love to see them many many more!

  14. Juniper on October 26, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    This is a date night for me and my partner—We’d get a babysitter for Grisman!

  15. Gary on October 26, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Hot Damn! This will be a showdown throw down. Local PNW legend and Living Legend get together and make some dawg music. Count me in, please and thank you.

  16. Jessica F on October 28, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Two of my favorite things: Dawgs and banjos.

  17. Danielle on October 28, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    This sounds like such a fun show

  18. Saul M Korin on November 2, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    I love Grisman and want to take my daughter who is an aspiring musician…

  19. James Tiefenthaler on November 2, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    How cool!

  20. SCOTT F on November 3, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Gotta wanna see Dawg and his boy and Smilin’ Danny Barnes!

  21. Lee Widener on November 4, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Love this type of music & would love a chance to take my partner to see some excellent music!

  22. Carol Trekas on November 4, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    I’d love to see the dad and son perform together.

  23. Jonas Trekas on November 4, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    I love the Aladdin. Wants to see this band please.

  24. Jeff Betts on November 4, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve seen all three of these musicians and been blown away but I’ve never seen them together.
    It would be a dream to win these tickets!!

  25. Christine Skorjanc on November 5, 2021 at 6:15 am

    This would be an amazing surprise date for my boyfriend. Some of his favorite music genres…this would be great !! 💃🕺

  26. Russell on November 5, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Been jammin Danny Barnes with my dad since I was knee high to a grasshopper! Become a fan of David Grisman more recently, would love to see both in one go!

  27. Ellie Long on November 5, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Love these three incredible musicians!!!!

  28. Michael Duey on November 6, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Dawg is the master!

  29. Duncan Varisco on November 7, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    I need me some Dawg Trio! First time caller. Long time listener!

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