Win Tickets ($60): Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe 25th Anniversary @ Revolution Hall | Jazz, Funk, Jam Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe 25th Anniversary @ Revolution Hall on January 27. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 23.


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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe 25th Anniversary
January 27, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | 21+
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

In 2023, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band.

KDTU has electrified audiences around the world from the fields of Naeba in Japan at the famous Fuji Rock Festival to the hallowed stage of Madison Square Garden where they previously joined the Dave Matthews Band and The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. From performing as Sexual Chocolate (Karl was in the original band in the movie Coming To America and its sequel) at the Outside Lands Music festival in San Francisco, to being the first late night act at the inaugural Bonnaroo festival, KDTU have been a dominating force in music for the past 25 years.

All-night, sold-out concerts during Jazzfest in New Orleans have featured sit ins by everyone from Lenny Kravitz & Steve Winwood (with whom Karl has recorded and toured) to avant garde luminaries Marc Ribot & Boyfriend. Chuck Leavell and Bernard Fowler (Karl’s bandmates in The Rolling Stones where Karl replaced the great Bobby Keys as saxophonist in 2014) have joined onstage and on record, as have Lukas Nelson, John Oates, Michael Franti, Warren Haynes, Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne, Big Daddy Kane, Roy Hargrove, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Joshua Redman, Marcus King, and Bernie Worrell, among others.

Touring the country with the Allman Brothers, My Morning Jacket, D’Angelo, The Roots, Public Enemy, Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, Parliament Funkadelic, Slightly Stoopid, Widespread Panic, very few concert goers have been untouched by the Tiny Universe live. In addition to KDTU, Karl Denson aka “Diesel” is a founding member of the seminal groove act The Greyboy Allstars.




  1. Cory on January 10, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    Love me some KDTU!!!

  2. Peter on January 10, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    Would love to win!

    • Ron on January 12, 2023 at 3:54 pm

      Love me some Karl D! Been seeing him for many years but it’s been a minute. Would love to see the 25th anniversary tour!

  3. Brittany on January 10, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Ooooo!! I haven’t had the opportunity to groove to Karl’s tunes in years… once he starts playing, you CAN’T STOP dancing!! This would be the BEST way to spend Friday the 27th 🙂

  4. S on January 10, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    Id love to take my partner on a date to this!

  5. Brig on January 11, 2023 at 11:36 am

    I have wanted to see this band live. Thank you for the opportunity.

  6. James on January 11, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Saw KDTU for the first time 23 years ago, would love to see him yet again!

  7. Carol Trekas on January 11, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    Haven’t been to revolution hall in along time. Let’s go.

  8. Kaeli on January 12, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    My 60+ year-old uncle told me about Karl Denson and how much fun he has at his concerts! If I win I will for sure have him fly in to PDX and we will have a good ol’ family outting at one of the best venues in town <3 <3 <3 <3 Family + Karl Deson + FREE tix = the grooviest time

  9. Brad on January 12, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    I’d love to get my funk on. Funk yeah, baby!!!! Head boppin’, beat droppin’, all night and we ain’t stoppin’

  10. Bob on January 12, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    looks like a swell time!

  11. Richard Potts on January 13, 2023 at 6:13 am

    Karl Denson is the MAN!!!
    Yes, please, and thank you!!

    • Krista on January 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

      Wow!! Thank you for this chance to see Karl D. Always have wanted to, never have. Here’s my big chance.

  12. Ainsley Winningham on January 14, 2023 at 2:07 am

    Love to take my mom!! She’s got the hots for Karl

  13. Nora Beuke Salle on January 17, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Big fan, close neighbor to the venue and birthday weekend!! Trifecta for a hell of an evening. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  14. Antonia Perkins on January 17, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Karl D holds a special place in my heart! Found my forever partner at at Karl D show 22 years ago and would love to be there January 27th!

  15. Joe trekas on January 17, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    Would love to take my wife to this please.

  16. David on January 17, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    This day is my actual 59th birthday and 25 years ago my wife and I saw KD & Tiny Universe for the first time, so we’d be coming full circle!

  17. K on January 20, 2023 at 12:19 am

    Would love to check this out!

  18. Beth O'Shields on January 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    We really need to get out and hear some
    Live music. KDTU would make our night and we could dance off some of this heaviness we’ve been feeling!

  19. Ed on January 22, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    huge fan of Karld and this would be lots of fun!

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