Win Tickets ($50): The Paperboys – A Saint Patrick’s Celebration @ The Old Church in Downtown Portland | Cajun Slamgrass, Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Paperboys – A Saint Patrick’s Celebration @ The Old Church on March 18. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 14.


From our sponsors:
The Paperboys – A Saint Patrick’s Celebration
March 18, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | All Ages
More info:

The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland

TOC requires either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a professionally administered negative PCR or Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test given within 72 hours. Home tests are not accepted. Indoor masking required.

After a show-stopping performance this past November, the beloved Paperboys return to celebrate the luck O’ the Irish at TOC!

Celebrating their 25th anniversary year, Vancouver Canadian musician Tom Landa, is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk rock band The Paperboys. For a quarter century, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They have been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat, they’ve received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, two West Coast Music Awards, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest. But that’s not what matters to Landa now. “What means more to me than anything else is to receive letters, emails, or hear stories from people who tell me that our songs helped them through a tough time, or that they used one of our songs for their wedding, or that an album of ours was the soundtrack of their summer. At the end of the day, accolades are nice, but they are nothing compared to connecting with people.” Landa’s song ‘Better Than The Last’ has become somewhat of an anthem for people who have gone through hard times.




  1. Stephan Warner on March 2, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Little blue grass jams to celebrate the holiday?!?! Sounds like a perfect prize!

  2. Jill on March 3, 2022 at 6:39 am

    Mixes of Cajun, Celtic and bluegrass. That’s a brilliant trifecta!

  3. Carol Trekas on March 3, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    I’d love to go here to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I’m part Irish.

  4. Michele Coppola on March 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Sounds lime a slammin’ good time for St. Pat’s! Would love ta go!

  5. Dave G. on March 3, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    I was a paper boy when I was a little kid so I can relate to this!

  6. Leonard on March 4, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Have yet to enjoy slamgrass!

  7. Peter on March 4, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I was a paperboy once. I’ll be a fan of Celtic music always.

  8. Joe on March 7, 2022 at 12:56 am

    I’m moving to Portland March 16th – oh and my middle name is Patrick

  9. Morgan on March 8, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    I’ve been a fan since Molinos, but I haven’t had a chance to see them since Seattle sometime in the early 2000’s. Obviously we haven’t been out much at all in two years- this would be a great start!!

  10. Daveena Tauber on March 8, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    PAper, scissors, these guys rock! I’m in!

  11. Daveena Tauber on March 8, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Paper, scissor, these guys rock!

  12. Heather Roberts on March 8, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Luck of the Irish may we win these!!

  13. Ellen on March 10, 2022 at 11:43 am

    I’ll wear green to this one

  14. Cath on March 10, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    We’d love to go!

  15. Annnette on March 10, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    would love to go!

  16. SK on March 10, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    It’s two days after St. Uhro’s Day so I’ll be ready for more fun.

  17. Lisa Stiller on March 10, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    I dance because I love dancing and I dance for stress relief and I dance because it is the best way to be in a community..right on the dance floor! And these guys rock for listening and dancing! And we’ll, it’s St Paddy’s day… so, gotta celebrate!

  18. Danielle on March 10, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    This sounds like a blast.

  19. Cindy Brown on March 10, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Growing up, my dad always had me dance a jig for the people at his St. Patrick’s Day party. He’s gone, but I still love St. Patrick’s day. A Paperboys concert sounds like the perfect celebration (as long as I don’t have to jig:).

  20. Philip Navarre on March 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I need some good crac.

  21. Kate on March 10, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    So I am Irish AND I was a Paper GIRL 🙂
    And it is my sons birthday the day you select a winner- March 14th
    so I am feeling lucky. Thanks!

  22. kick toft on March 10, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Count on me!

  23. kick toft on March 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Lucky timing! Love it.

  24. Valerie on March 11, 2022 at 7:01 am

    I googled “cajun slamgrass,” and got a lot of hits for Leftover Salmon. Do The Paperboys sound like Leftover Salmon? What better way to get to the bottom of this, while celebrating the holiday, than to go to this concert!

  25. YB on March 11, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Awesome way to celebrate ST P’s day!

  26. Peter Hope on March 11, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve been avoiding crowds for so long. It is time to get out and have some fun. I knew there was a connection between Bluegrass and Celtic music. Thank you

  27. Mar C on March 12, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    This looks like an amazing blend of music! Would love to check it out in person!

  28. Arianne K. Belt on March 15, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    We would love to go! We work so much and would enjoy a day away from it all to celebrate….

  29. Tori on March 16, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Ooooh this looks like something I would love!

  30. Kaitlin Ryan Fitzgerald Sword on March 17, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Erin Go Bragh! This would be a most excellent way to celebrate St. Patty’s!!!! This Irish lass very much hopes you pick me and my friend for some fun craic!!

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