Win Tickets ($80): New Year’s Eve 2022/2023 w/ Digable Planets @ Crystal Ballroom in Downtown Portland | Jazz-informed Hip Hop
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Digable Planets @ Crystal Ballroom on December 31. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 26.
From our sponsors:
New Year’s Eve with Digable Planets
December 31, 2022
Doors 7:30PM, Show 9PM | $35 ADV, $40 Doors
Reserved Balcony + Early Entry to Lola’s Room $75-$80
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Digable Planets burst onto the music scene in 1993 with their Grammy-winning single, “Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”. Made up of Ishmael Butler (Butterfly), Craig (C Know/ Doodlebug) Irving, and Mary Ann (Ladybug Mecca) Vieira, the trio carved out a unique style of jazz-informed Hip Hop. Shortly after, Digable Planets followed up with their debut album, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time And Space), an ambitious offering that Pitchfork praised as “a world within a world, complete with its own language and monuments.”
Melding Jazz samples, and complex rhymes that touched on everything from the nuances of city life (“Where I’m From”) to abortion rights (“La Femme Fetal”), Reachin’ was a rich and vibrant artistic statement as well as a huge commercial success (RIAA certified gold).
Digable Planets immediately followed up with Blowout Comb, a bold and colorful meditation on Black liberation. While the album did not initially reach the immediate commercial successes of Reachin’, the album has aged beautifully, influencing future generations of Hip Hop heads, young Jazz musicians and Afrofuturists. The trio spent the 2000s establishing their own individual creative voices with Butler’s Cherrywine and Shabazz Palaces projects, Mecca’s work with BROOKZILL! and C Know leading Cee Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra.
In 2015, the group embarked upon a string of wildly successful live shows and has been very active as a tight touring unit ever since. In 2017, they released Digable Planets Live, a live album that showcases many gems from the group’s catalog as well as the trio’s skill at rocking the crowd with a live band. A pioneering act that continues to cast a considerable influence, Digable Planets have left an indelible mark on music. Nearly 20 years after their debut, their music still shines and the group continues to bring their celebrated stage show to excited crowds around the world.
Life-long DP fan. Saw them on both of their first two tours back in the 90s. Would love to see them on New Years Eve. Thanks!
It looks like a blast! I moved to Portland one month before COVID hit and haven’t been allowed to enjoy it!
Digable Planets have been apart of my life soundtrack since I can remember. Their sound and groove is comforting and classic. It would be a dream to start the new year watching them live.
That album was such a game changer! Would love to catch them live.
Could this be my chicken dinner? Win.rar
Jazz and trip hop are my favorite genres of music. Out of all my manually written entrys I hope this one is not rejected as “spam” the most.
Now that be worth staying up past midnight for!
Digable Planets! With Rakim coming, Portland has some awesome 90s hip-hop. I would love to go to either one but Digable Planets on New Years Eve would be doooooooooooooppppppppeeeeee! I’ve never seen them and I’d boogy-woogie and possibly do THA DOUGIE at some point 😉
I’ve been a huge fan but never had the opportunity to see them.
I have NEVER seen Digable Planets! Another throwback coming to pdx. This would be an amazing way to spend new years eve, which is always my favorite night of the year! I know I’d bring that 90s energy to NYE!!
This takes me wayyyy back. Count me IN !!!!
What better way to ring in the New Year than to spend it vibing musically with the Insect Tribe! Starting 2023 with Digable Planets would be starting the year off righteously!
I’d love to ring in my birthday with you all! You have to have a New Year’s party with a New Year’s Baby!
I have the perfect suit for this, very shiny!
We old. We can walk home from here!
Need a date night for News Years Eve please. Love jazz.
Digable Planets!!! Yes!
This would be an awesome way to mosey into the new year
Looks like a fun event for NYE!
This would be an amazing New Year’s Eve celebration to attend. I love the Digable Planets.
Would love to go to this event!
No NYE plans, and this sounds funky and just right!
Whhhhhhhuuuut!? Would LOVE to GO!
The last time I went to a rap show was when I was 19. I drank Hennessy on the roof of a parking garage with some of the performers prior to the set … This would be a fun way to spend New Year’s Eve.
Oh man, this would be such a great New Year’s Eve show! YUSSSSSS
My partner is turning 31 on the 31st (NYE) this year and we love Digable Planets! Help me make this an amazing golden birthday! ❤️
Count me in!
WHAAAT this sounds amazing!! ♥️♥️♥️ Pick me, pick me!
What Perfect band for New Year’s Eve!!!!!!
Lyrical life loves! Made my poetic spirir soar the summer before i started high school.
I’m cool like that
Would love the opportunity to surprise/take my closest friend to see DP after they’ve overcome a year of struggles and challenges.
I’m entering this contest because my husband and I left our family behind in Texas to set out on our own path out here in the PNW. We’ve had a spectacular year of experiences, good and bad, since we’ve set out on own. I wouldn’t to trade a moment of the this years adventure for the world! With that being said, we are thrilled to be ringing in a New Year together and what better way to celebrate to dancing and singing along to some Digable Planets? We love the group and how free and spirited we feel when we listen- they fill me with so much optimism!
Thank you for your consideration!
Since the summer of 1993 the digable planets have been in my life. Thanks for a chance of seeing them on NYE!!!!
Who doesn’t have NYE plans? MEEEEEEEE….. unless you change that poor, unfortunate and pitiful state of affairs. Please help!
These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!
Sounds like a swell time!
Who doesn’t love jazz & hip hop! This sounds like a good time and how else would you bring in the new year?!
Now that’s how you ring in the new year
Dig me in
Cool Like Dat hit me in the early 90’s, and I’d love to hear and see DP LIVE! I would so appreciate a positive kick into 2023!
What an amazing show this will be!
This is the best way I could possibly think to spend new years eve!
I’m picking up what you’re laying down my brother, I can dig it!
Would love to attend, never had chance to see them live ❤️
This would be so much fun!!
Back in the 90’s they were playing a show in DC. I was young and in college and was so excited to be in a city that had such talent come through.
I arrived at the venue and for an unknown reason the show was cancelled- day of! I heard there was a dispute but never knew what the true reason was. I was totally devastated and went home completely disappointed.
Nevertheless, all these years later and now living in Portland (and quite a bit older) it would be so amazing to finally see them live!
I never go out for NYE. Maybe this will be the year.
I’d love to see Digable Planets live! One of my favorite hip-hop groups from the 90’s I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing. It’d be cool like that if I won the tickets. Thanks pdx pipeline.
I mean a throwback in the way back will be cool
Oh this would be absolutely amazing! As I sit here getting over COVID, and go back to teaching science tomorrow, I can dream of an every so amazing New Years Eve with Ladybug, Doodlebug and Butterfly! Come and spread your arms, I need a hug!!!
I am usually out of town visiting family on NYE, but this year I am ready to celebrate like it’s 1999 in PDX! 🍾 🥂 🎉
We’d love to go!!
Visiting Portland to attend a friend’s wedding over New Years. The lucky couple introduced me and my partner to each other and introduced us to DP would be a freaking dream to see them during the trip.
Cuz I’m cool like dat 😎
This looks SO FUN!
cellmate’ll shiv meh tyia❤️
HAPPPPPPPYYYY NEW YEARRRR!!! 😃
I’d LOVE to win tickets to this! I’ve been in Portland 5 years and STILL haven’t been to the crystal ballroom. I also have no NYE plans 🙁
have loved this group since forever! <3
I’m chill like dat, I’m chill like dat
I’m chill like dat, I’m chill
Blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink
Think, think, think, think, think, think, think
We get ya free tix ’cause PDX Pipeline be fat boss
Would love NYE tickets to see them!
I want to listen to amazing music, dance into the New Year with all the fun people who love to party til they drop or until the ball drops! 💜 🕺 💃 🌟 🤩 ⭐️ Let’s go PDXPIPELINE pick me pretty please! Thank you & love you all! 💖😘💞
P.S. I would also love to show off my fabulous outfit I’ve put together it screams bling & glamorous!!🌟🍸🍸🍻🍹🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
If I win, I’ll bring a nickle bag to share 🙂 Cheewhoo and Aloooooha! 🙂
I never do anything fun for NYE. This would definitely be fun!