Win Tickets ($70): Umphrey’s McGee @ Crystal Ballroom | Eclectic Improv-rock

We are giving you another chance to WIN a pair of tickets to Umphrey’s McGee @ Crystal Ballroom on March 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 11.


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Umphrey’s McGee
March 16, 2024
7PM Doors, 8:30PM | $35-$45 ADV, $40 Doors | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

In the twenty-five years since eclectic improv-rock band Umphrey’s McGee formed, their sound has been an amalgamation of genres, moods, and tempos, effortlessly flowing from one feeling to the next throughout an album or concert-or sometimes within a singular song. But with time and repetition comes wisdom and maturity, both personally and musically, and in the case of the band’s new album Asking For A Friend, Umphrey’s McGee entered the recording studio with something to say and a wise, measured way to say it.

The end result is an astoundingly cohesive fourteen-song album that feels like a fresh statement from a group of world-class musicians and friends reapproaching their craft with a new lens. But long-time fans will be happy to know that the Umphrey’s McGee they know and love is still very much present on Asking For A Friend, just more refined. More focused.




  1. Rebecca on February 27, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    I would love to go!!! Umphrey’s is the best!

  2. Andrew Kahl on February 27, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    Umphreys is amazing! We have been seeing them in Portland every year since 2015!
    Unfortunately funds are extremely tight this year coming in hot on the heels after a 10 year anniversary with my girlfriend on March 8th.
    Hoping to make it to UM show #70 by seeing them at the Crystal!

  3. Hans Swenson on February 27, 2024 at 6:21 pm

    When I was a child, I was brought before a doctor, on suspicion of having some malaise or latent illness. My parents, kind though they were, were sadly inept at recognizing the condition I was in, and unfortunately the doctor was no better. I was tossed around, hospital to hospital, inpatient, outpatient, constantly seeking reprieve from the feverish delirium that was my woefully inadequate childhood.

    Throughout my latter teens I began suspecting that the disease that had left me so bereft of life was not one for which modern western medicine had a cure. I began seeking answers elsewhere. In the highest reaches of the Himalayas I consulted a Nepalese man who was said to have touched the unknowable. He had not the answers I sought. To the deepest reaches of Tibet I probed, sitting long in consultation with the attendants of the Dali Llama, who again were stymied. From tip to tail I traveled this wide world, searching a cure for the malaise in my heart, but to no avail.

    And then, Umphrey’s arrived. Stasik’s rock hard athletic stance, Mirro’s meticulous taps, Brendan’s cool calm demeanor, while tearing the everloving soul out of that guitar. The power. The prestige. That’s when I finally realized. What had left me bedridden and ill, what had plagued me from birth, this retched, uncomfortable affliction.. It was not a disease. It was a fever. And the only cure is more Umphrey’s. Thank you.

  4. Dave G. on February 29, 2024 at 10:20 pm

    My favorite “jam” band out there!

  5. Caleb Brownell on March 1, 2024 at 10:30 am

    Win tickets for free
    For Umphrey’s McGee!
    How can this be?
    My hearts full of glee
    Their sets are so great
    No songs full of hate
    All melody, mate
    To win would be fate
    I’ll bring someone cool
    We’ll eat pasta de zool
    Umphrey’s doth rule
    Pipeline’s no tool
    Pick me! Said this dude
    Not trying to be rude
    Nothing good rhymes with rude

  6. Joe S. on March 3, 2024 at 9:58 pm

    This looks soooo cool! Pick me!

  7. Amelia on March 4, 2024 at 9:30 am

    Would love to take my partner to this 🙂

  8. Sunny on March 5, 2024 at 4:16 am

    AstoundinG 🤩 Umphrey’s McGee!!

  9. Jerry Reece on March 5, 2024 at 3:25 pm

    Would love a chill night with chill music

  10. Dineen O'Rourke on March 5, 2024 at 5:12 pm


  11. Sydney Pair on March 5, 2024 at 5:19 pm

    Oh my stars! This would be tons of fun. They are soooooo awesome in person!!

  12. Carson on March 5, 2024 at 5:29 pm

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Umphrey’s! I’d love to see them again.

  13. Magic Mike on March 6, 2024 at 10:59 am

    zippity zippty… this man would love you to provide some tickets. I’ve been talking PDX Pipeline up to all my homies!

    thanks for considering me.

  14. Kevin Vo on March 7, 2024 at 6:35 pm

    Would love to see this show!

  15. James on March 8, 2024 at 3:14 pm

    Would love to see them at the Crystal! Please and thank you!

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