Win Tickets ($59): Cory Wong: Power Station Tour @ Revolution Hall | Featuring Sierra Hull and Robbie Wulfohn (of Ripe)

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cory Wong: Power Station Tour @ Revolution Hall on November 9. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 31.


From our sponsors:
Cory Wong: Power Station Tour
November 9, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 7PM | $29.50 | 21+ (Minors OK in Balcony)
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Music motivates at the most primal level.

You instinctually hum a tune in order to get pumped up in the morning, for fuel on the treadmill, to soundtrack your commute, or as the pre-game to a big night out. As much as he treasures his roles as a guitarist, composer, and producer, Cory Wong fashions himself “a hype man,” first and foremost. Living up to this classification, he slings a Stratocaster and hurls “dad jokes” from the stage with the same panache, poise, and power.

“For me, it’s all about the listener’s experience,” he explains. “I want them to have a visceral response like: ‘I feel better,’ ‘That was really fun,’ or ‘I got to escape for an hour.’ You’ll hear my voice through the guitar, but I’m just a hype man. To uplift audiences with instrumental music that has no singing or lyrics is a fun challenge. I’m trying to solve the riddle. If I can get one person to feel good this way, it’s a success.

Straight out of Minneapolis, Cory positioned himself as music’s answer to motivational speakers like Tony Robbins since emerging in 2011. Head-spinning rhythm guitar wizardry, technical ebullience, laugh-out-loud jokes, and radiance on stage established him as both a sought-after collaborator and celebrated solo artist alike. He lent his talents to television programs such as The Voice at the dawn of his career. After an impromptu meeting at the weekly jam hosted by Prince’s rhythm section (where the Purple One often either performed or watched), he crossed paths with Vulfpeck who welcomed him as a frequent collaborator and member of the band. Solidifying a fruitful partnership, the group named their most popular instrumental track “Cory Wong,” in tribute. Lighting up the stage in the band everywhere from Red Rocks Amphitheatre to Madison Square Garden, he remains a cornerstone of Vulfpeck’s storied gigs.

“I try to feature the guitar, but I don’t force myself into being the star of every song,” he says. “The instrument plays an appropriate role. It’s not all flash. I’m bringing rhythm to the forefront where it’s not so shreddy. I refer to it as ‘Covert chops.’ I’m doing things that are sneakily hard, but they lay in the cut. I allow the song to breathe and present myself as more of a composer rather than a guitar player.”

In the end, Cory transmits joy in its purest form through the guitar.

“The guiding light is to impart a feeling of joy,” he leaves off. “I want people to experience instrumental music in a different way. This is hype. It’s more than just guitar.”




  1. Peter on October 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Would love to see him!

    • Matt on October 25, 2022 at 1:27 pm

      This would be such a fun show! Would love to see Cory place those funky guitar parts live.

  2. Katy Collins-Ruebling on October 18, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Love Vulfpeck and Ripe! Would love to see this show!!!

  3. David on October 18, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    “transmits joy in it’s purest form through the guitar”….. this is the main reason I’d love to see him live in concert!!!

  4. Molly Malone on October 22, 2022 at 2:20 am

    Amazing artist and Rev hall I hear has more dancing room. Would really enjoy this show 💗

  5. Stacy M Jorge on October 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Cory Wong is so good. All of the members of the band are always on point and they put on a stellar show. I would love to win these and take my roomate for his birthday.

  6. Megan s on October 24, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Cory Wong would be so amazing to see live! I love all of what he produces!

  7. Adam Schreuder on October 24, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Cory Wong’s classic “bubble tone” signature guitar sound is like velvet to the ears. This guy has the most stellar taste in musicians, and is a true innovator of funk. To witness this firsthand would be ridiculous.

  8. Lisa on October 25, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    My partner and I LOVE Cory Wong! Would love to surprise him with tix. 🙂

  9. Jake on October 25, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Cory Wong is always a funky good time. Power Station album was great, can’t wait to see it live!

  10. Jereb Scott on October 25, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    I’m a fan of all these musicians and would love to see them live and in person!

  11. Greg on October 26, 2022 at 7:20 am

    I would love to see Cory Wong! And with Sierra Hull supporting? Sign me up!

  12. Aimie on October 28, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Need a Cory Wong night, abrupt Oregon fall has lead to abrupt Oregon depression. Oof

  13. Jeannie Bewley on October 30, 2022 at 7:30 am

    Everything I read sounds fabulous! I would love to experience the joy he brings!

  14. Ken Cosey on October 30, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Cory is on his own Spotify playlist on my account. I would LOVE to catch him do his thing live, at one of the best venues around!

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