Win Tickets ($78): The Motet + Too Many Zooz @ Crystal Ballroom | Funk, Soul, Jazz, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Motet + Too Many Zooz @ Crystal Ballroom on December 29.  To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 26.


From our sponsors
The Motet +
Too Many Zooz

December 29, 2023
7PM Doors, 8:30PM |
GA $35 ADV, $39 Doors
21+ Reserved Balcony $45 ADV, $49.50 Doors
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Formed over two decades ago, the funk six-piece The Motet have learned to work as an interlocking unit, with each member bolstering one another towards the best creative output. This symbiosis has led to a unique style and cohesive musical chemistry, as seen in the band’s immaculate live performances and seamless blend of funk, soul, jazz, and rock. With a fervent fanbase in tow, The Motet have sold out shows across the nation, performed six headlining slots at Red Rocks and sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bottlerock, Electric Forest, Bumbershoot, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.

But even after their 20+ years of accolades and recognition, the legendary outfit – composed of Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Drew Sayers (keys and saxophone), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), and new singer Sarah Clarke – are still exploring new sonic ideas and finding new ways to showcase each other’s skill sets.

The band released their 10th studio album, All Day, in January 2023 – an eclectic instrumental voyage threaded by the infectious grooves and immaculate, layered arrangements that The Motet have become known for.

Now with vocal powerhouse Sarah Clarke in tow, the band continues their journey with their new song “Natural Light” and the promise of more to come.




  1. James Fischer on October 9, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    My kind of music

  2. Matt on October 10, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    What a way to wrap up the year with seeing the Motet!

  3. Dee on October 10, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    This would be the best way to celebrate 2023!!!

  4. Liz on October 10, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    I’ve followed Too Many Zooz since their days making YouTube videos and playing on the subway in NY. I’d love to see them!

  5. Dave G. on October 10, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    Love the Motet, and have wanted to see Too Many Zoos for years! Let’s do this!

  6. E on October 10, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    pick me!

  7. Cory on October 12, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    No, me!!!

  8. Brett W on October 13, 2023 at 12:09 am

    I LOVE too many zooz! Would love to see them!

  9. steven westdahl on October 14, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Zoo Many Tooz!

  10. Bob on October 17, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    Sounds like a swell time!

  11. Karen Burstein on October 18, 2023 at 1:42 am

    I would L💜VE to Win & end the yr on a good 🎼 It started off with the loss of my boyfriend in Jan and then my BF few months later. I’ve been So depressed with NO desire to do anything!! I only leave my Apt to walk my Dog & go to work.

  12. RN on October 18, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Motet is always such a good show and what a way to end the year!

  13. James on October 19, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Great music and vibe, would love to go

  14. Brad on October 19, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Funk. LIke 10 AWESOME musicians. Dancing. Beautiful people who are all in a great mood doing what makes them feel like them! I’m 100%. Let’s do it!

  15. Lorraine Kaye Wesolowski on October 19, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Yes Please, I love FUNK!!

  16. Teena Winski on October 19, 2023 at 8:42 pm


  17. Marc on October 21, 2023 at 5:22 am

    Too Many Zooz AND The Motet… Sheesh! Hell of dance party right there!

  18. A-Aron on October 25, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    Would love to see The Motet and Too Many Zooz together, a ringa ding ding!

  19. Deb Maryanov on October 29, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Yes! Please!

  20. Lauryn on October 31, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Uhm yes please! Can’t even dream up a better Friday night!

  21. Jake J on October 31, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    Would love to score tix!!!

  22. val on November 1, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Just discovered Too many Zooz. My son brought it to my attention. Love the music.

  23. Jordan on November 3, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Finally The Motet gets a lady singer and it’s one of our Portland greats! Would love to see Sarah Clarke kick ass on stage with the Motet. My partner is also a great fan of Too Many Zooz so this will be an epic show 🙂

  24. Michael Snyder on November 7, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    I would love to win tickets to this show. I am a big fan of the Motet. I haven’t seen Too Many Zooz yet. See you on the dance floor

  25. Annika on November 7, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Need to dance my butt off before my body goes full geriatric. Plus watching/listening to baritone saxophone is hotness 🔥

  26. Jim M on November 13, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Would love to get our funk on!

  27. Tayler Jenkins on November 14, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, seeing these 2 together would be a dream!!! Been wanting to see both since forever. Also, funk is my fav genre!!!!

  28. Calley on November 14, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    Love the Motet! And what a great way to end the year!

  29. Stephanie on November 18, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    Sounds like a damn good time!

  30. Aurianna on November 19, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    Fun times

  31. Matt Zajechowski on November 21, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve seen them once before and would love to see them again. Fantastic band!

  32. Nicole SmithRyan on November 21, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Get my funk on to this seamless blend of unique style!

  33. Ashley B. on November 26, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Funky beats and fun! Post holiday happiness
    to ease the holiday let down!

  34. Pepper on November 27, 2023 at 12:43 am

    <3 Colorocky fam

  35. james on November 28, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    What a funky night. Gonna be hard not to move.

  36. YB on November 29, 2023 at 8:49 am

    This is right up my alley

  37. Danita on December 1, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    This sounds like something my husband would love. I’m always dragging him to my stuff. I’d love to take him to something just for him.

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