Win Tickets ($120): Grammy Winners The Roots @ Pioneer Courthouse Square | w/ Deena Bee,  Hip Hop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Roots @ Pioneer Courthouse Square on July 30. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 25.


From our sponsors:
The Roots
July 30, 2022
Doors 5PM, Show 6PM | $60 | All Ages
More info:

Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

w/ Deena Bee

The Roots have consistently elevated music and culture as one of the most influential and impactful hip-hop collectives of all time. Founded by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum group went from rapping on Philadelphia corners all the way to gigs at The White House, a longtime stint as the “house band” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and billing atop their own annual festival The Roots Picnic. Among numerous classics, they changed hip-hop forever with 1999’s platinum Things Fall Apart—which Rolling Stone named one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and Pitchfork graded “9.4-out-of-10.” Their GRAMMY® Awards include “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for “You Got Me,” “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang On in There,” and “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up. As a live phenomenon, The Roots made history as the “first hip-hop group to perform at Lincoln Center,” and Rolling Stone lauded them as one of the “Twenty Greatest Live Acts in the World.” Black Thought and Questlove served as executive producers of the acclaimed AMC documentary series, Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America and also launched their own film and television production company Two One Five Entertainment and locked down a first-look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal Television. With their twelfth full-length album on the horizon, The Roots level up again and bring the whole culture with them.

We will follow all state and local Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time of each show. Proof of full vaccination or negative Covid-19 test may be required for entry. Masks may also be required for entry. Please make sure to check the specific concert event page before attending this event, as all policies are subject to change. Pre-Event Emails from Etix will also outline the covid policy for each show. No refunds will be given for PDX LIVE. All Sales Are Final. Rain or Shine.




  1. Shana Hoggatt on July 5, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    I hope i win..i watch them all the time on tv and would truely be amazed to watch in person..with all that is going on in the world,individual states,people and of course politics i would really like to elevate to another stratosphere an be enveloped in some goooood music from some superstars!..also most importantly and truthfully 😉 with the way things are rite now with finances it would be a genuine treat to attend!😌😊

  2. Mike S. on July 6, 2022 at 9:40 am

    I would love to see this legendary Philly Hip Hop Rap Band. See them nightly on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon but would love to see them in concert at Pioneer Square.

  3. Elfina Alongi on July 7, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Grew up listening to the Roots.
    It would be an honor to see them perform live🥰

    • T.R. on July 7, 2022 at 3:18 am

      Philly in the house!

  4. Sarah on July 7, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Would love love love to take my near 15 yr old son for his first concert to see The Roots. We love them so much and it would be an Epic surprise.

    • Michelle on July 14, 2022 at 7:02 pm

      I LOVE the Roots! It would be a fantastic experience to see them live during my first ever trip to Portland… you’re also drawing the winner on my birthday, what a gift that would be!

  5. Juan on July 7, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    It would be amazing to go see them in concert with my siblings who are already going.

  6. Molly on July 7, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Love the Roots

  7. Sheena on July 7, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    This is going to be an awesome show. Please pick me!

  8. Sam on July 7, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    One of the best live bands ever. Finally touring in the NW. gonna be awesome!

  9. Gerson on July 7, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    The roots are incredible!

  10. Amie Riley on July 7, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Favorite band of all time. They keep reinventing themselves, and always epic.

    • Anne on July 8, 2022 at 11:02 am

      Sounds like a rad show. I’d honestly love to go.

  11. Chrisi S on July 7, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Their shows are always fun, seeing them in Portland’s living room would just be so special!

  12. Destiny Wilson on July 7, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Omg, they are such legends!!!! I already looked into purchasing tickets for them, but sadly couldn’t work it into the party and play portion of my budget for this month. It would be absolutely amazing to see them live after accepting not being able to go. These kinds of giveaways and contests at least help keep hope alive in times of struggle. So for just that, I thank you PDX Pipelie, win or lose

  13. Karla on July 7, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Would love to win and see The Roots in person. Questlove and I share a love of all things Purple. Also, I have never won anything🤞

  14. Cintia on July 7, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I would love to attend this event as a gift for my boyfriend. We both love The Roots and would have such a great time!

  15. Mary on July 7, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Would love to see them live!!

  16. Michael on July 8, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    The legendary Roots Crew! I want to see this show so bad but am so strapped for cash with the prices so high on everything these days. Sure hope I win.

  17. Sara W on July 8, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    This would be amazing!

  18. Thyda Kong on July 9, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Who wouldn’t want to see the Roots!!!? This would be amazing! 🥁🎷🎸

  19. Cassandra harris on July 9, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    I wanna go 😘


  20. brad miller on July 11, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    HOLY SMOKES! I’m from Philly and absolutely love THE ROOTS. Questlove is my man and this JAWN would be an amazing show to go to.

    *Fingers crossed, rabbit’s foot clutched, four-leafed clover in hand, knocking on wood and petting a cat waiting for the winner to be announced.*

  21. Kelli on July 11, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Awesome! My family will be in town and this would be an incredible way to experience the city!

  22. Kaeli Plaks on July 11, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I would love to be able to bring my boyfriend to see a group he LOVES in a venue we have never been before! 🙂

  23. Perry on July 12, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    The best live hip hop group of all time. Would absolutely love to see them here in Portland!!!

  24. Cory on July 12, 2022 at 2:18 pm


  25. Greg on July 12, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    I would love to see the Roots! Thank you!

  26. Sara on July 12, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    I would love an opportunity to see the Roots perform live.

  27. Beau H on July 12, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Best hip-hop band consistently going? Yeah, probably. I wanna see that!

  28. Deborah Katz on July 12, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    I love The Roots. Thank you for considering me.

  29. Molli Taylor on July 13, 2022 at 6:59 am

    i have been wanting to see one of these concerts at pioneer courthouse square. please pick me!

  30. Cara on July 13, 2022 at 10:52 am

    The square concert series is BANANAS. I want to go to them all

  31. Jennifer on July 13, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    The Roots are cool and all, but DEENA is the coolest!!! Heck yes to the whole shebang!

  32. Martin McCurdy on July 14, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Seeing the roots would be amazing!!

  33. Marissa on July 14, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    Finally being able to see The Roots in person would be a dream! Seeing them on TV is great but come on! In person is another level!

  34. Stephanie Swayne on July 14, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I would like to win – I hope I win! I would love to expose my child to REALLY. GOOD. TIMELESS. MUSIC created and performed by folks who look like her. The Roots are sensational and would rock her world!!!

  35. Amanda on July 15, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    I work from home and have has quite the year. I would love to spend the concert with a good friend and just live my best life and have a kick ass time. Enjoy great music, downtown pdx, and weather.

  36. Jessica Doyle on July 17, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Love them and would be absolutely thrilled to see them live. Good luck everyone.

  37. Emily V on July 18, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    My girlfriend wants to go to this show so bad but it just isn’t in our budget. I would love to win tickets so I can surprise her!

  38. Emily on July 19, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    This sounds amazing. Will take my daughter, a budding musician, to soak up some legends…

  39. Nicole C on July 19, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Would love love love to see the legendary Roots. Haven’t had a chance to see them live because- adult responsibilities- but would love to take my spouse for a night out with a great band.

  40. Emily on July 19, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    This sounds amazing! Will take my daughter, a budding musician, to soak up some legend…

  41. Allegra Rainbow on July 19, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    I’m a single mom (100% of the time) and my son will be in Seattle with auntie and uncle, so I’ll be free (rarely happens)!!!!

  42. Amalan on July 19, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    I love the Roots! Been a fan of them forever. RIP Malik!

  43. Vega on July 19, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Yas! Peace to all the hip cats!

  44. Roy Nifoussi on July 19, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    great band. would be nice to celebrate my son’s birthday at this show.

  45. Edith on July 20, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Yes!!! I want to see them:)

  46. Stephan Warner on July 20, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Would love to see the Roots!!! What a good day 😉

  47. natasha morlock on July 21, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    i love the roots!

  48. Ebonique Manus on July 21, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Please please please

  49. Ryan on July 21, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Would love to see these guys live! Let’s do this!

  50. melanie on July 22, 2022 at 6:39 am

    this would be too amazing!

  51. Denny Mendoza on July 22, 2022 at 9:56 am

    The Roots are legendary!! Seriously iconic, I would love to bring my girl to watch! We have baby twins and she deserves a night off for a good show. Crossing fingers hope we win!

  52. Amy on July 22, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    That day is our 23rd wedding anniversary! This would be so fun!

  53. Nathaniel Daniel on July 22, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I want to win tickets to the best band in the biz!

  54. Jeff Palms on July 24, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    I would love to win because I love The Roots! I have been a fan for many many years and have seen about 5 Roots shows. Wish I had seen more and I hope to see many more! I would love to take my girlfriend who loves The Roots but has not seen them before. Please!

  55. Aimie on July 24, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Because The Roots.

  56. Yekaterina Toporkova on July 24, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    This sounds like such a great night! I have never seen the Roots or a show at Pioneer Square! Would love love love to go!

  57. Leslie N Gartlsnd on July 25, 2022 at 7:46 am

    Seeing this show and sharing the experience with a friend would be a joy

  58. Sunny Lewis on July 25, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    RooTs rOOTs ROOTS ✨🎺 #OneLove

  59. Robert S on July 25, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    After growing up near Lincoln Center and listening to their music for the better part of two decades. I finally moved out to Oregon and would love the opportunity for the music experience to go full circle. I’d take my friend from NYC whose visiting.

  60. Ken Cosey on July 28, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Everyone talks about gamechangers. The Roots are absolute gamechangers. No other rap group at the time was using live instruments. But they evolved into so much more. They are cultural heavyweights. I would LOVE to sweat my butt off in 100 degree heat to see them! Absolutely!

  61. Tyler on July 30, 2022 at 8:12 am

    It’s The Roots! In Portland! At Pioneer Square! During the summer! What could be better?

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