Win Tickets ($70): Yacht Rock Revue @ Aladdin Theater | Rock, The Greatest Show on Surf

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Yacht Rock Revue @ Aladdin Theater on January 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 10.


From our sponsors:
Yacht Rock Revue
January 14 & 16, 2022
Door 7PM, Show 8PM | $35 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

What is left for Yacht Rock Revue to prove? This top-notch group of musicians has already rocked onstage with John Oates, Eddie Money (RIP), and both versions of the band Player. They’ve trademarked the term “yacht rock,” both metaphorically and literally (U.S. Registration Number 3834195). From humble beginnings in a basement, touring in partnership with Live Nation and Sirius XM, they now headline sold-out shows across the country, from Webster Hall in New York to the Wiltern in L.A. While rising from bars to amphitheaters, they’ve ticked every box on the Rock Star Accomplishments bingo card. Except for one: Writing and singing their own songs.

Yacht Rock Revue’s first original record is ten songs inspired by the smoooooth sounds of the Seventies and Eighties. They’ve brazenly titled it Hot Dads In Tight Jeans – forgive them for bragging, but that’s what they are – and it returns Yacht Rock Revue to their roots in original music.

“I had a midlife crisis. That’s why we made this album,” says Nick Niespodziani, the group’s singer, guitarist, and spiritual leader. “Everyone in the band is a dad now, so we needed to make this happen, before we become grandpas. I’ve sung ‘Escape’ by Rupert Holmes at least a thousand times, and if that isn’t paying your dues, I don’t know what is.”

It’s rare that musicians in their 40s chase their rock star dreams. You’d have to be crazy to try. YRR knew they were underdogs, but resolved to take one more shot at the Top 40, and maybe even become a Cinderella story of midlife fulfillment.

Yacht Rock Revue began in the least-yachtiest of states, 2,000 miles from breezy Marina del Rey. Niespodziani and Pete Olson met in the fourth grade in suburban Indiana, went on to Indiana University in the late Nineties, formed the band Y-O-U, then escaped – Rupert Holmes reference intended – to Atlanta. One night, Y-O-U tucked their tongues deep in their cheeks and played a show of Yacht Rock songs. The rowdy (a nice way of saying drunk), sold-out crowd loved it.

When the club owner asked them to do it again, Niespodziani didn’t want to. But the club owner had an ace up his sleeve: money.

Over the years, YRR (there’s also a Dave, a Greg, and literally three guys named Mark) have turned themselves into human wine spritzers, playing 120 to 150 shows a year, mastering Yacht Rock’s slick chords and mellow grooves, and partying like it’s 1979. What began as a joke among friends soon put a ripple in the zeitgeist, starting a national trend through YRR’s concerts, lauded as “unabashedly joyous affairs” by Entertainment Weekly. They accumulated an extensive wardrobe of white belts and polyester shirts. Yacht Rock Revue were revered and well-compensated! Their life was a tenor sax solo! This is what every musician wants.




  1. Justine on December 14, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    I simply adore the genre yacht rock and imagine this would be such a fun show. I’d take my friend sara who shares this love of smooth breezy 70’s ballads too.

  2. Merri Compton on December 14, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my goodness! winning these would make my co-worker so happy! GIRLS NIGHT!

  3. Jennifer on December 14, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Love Yacht rock!! It’s my go to!

  4. Julie on December 14, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Would love, love love to see this show!

  5. Marie Blackwell on December 14, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    These are the Guys to go to for one hell of a good Time!!!

  6. stacey on December 15, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Takes me away from where I’m runnin
    Doo do dooo

  7. Stacy B on December 16, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Mama needs a little more yacht rock in her life!

  8. Suzy on December 16, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Yes Yes oh Yes!!

  9. Carol Trekas on December 16, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    I can relate to mid life crisis my ex left after 40 years together. Would love to go here some music.

  10. David on December 16, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Wouldn’t it be nice?

  11. Danar on December 18, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Yacht rock is super dope.

  12. Arden on December 19, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    What yacht?

  13. Dustin Coffey on December 21, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Would love to attend this show!!

  14. Juan G Rosado on December 21, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Would love to go this show!

  15. Carol Trekas on December 21, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    The greatest show on surf. That’s catchy I love it.

  16. Emily Holland on December 21, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    I would Hall some Oats for this

  17. Teena Winski on December 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Let’s go boating! Surf and turf baby

  18. Teresa on December 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Boaty McBoatface gives them two thumbs up! If it’s good enough for her, I’m down to go!

  19. Tim on December 21, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Sounds fun!

  20. Deborah Lynn on December 24, 2021 at 2:17 am

    I can listen to Yacht Rock all day long! It takes me back to better times! I’d love to go to this show!

  21. Jules on December 28, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Had never heard of them. Would love to see the show it would be so fun!

  22. Carol Trekas on December 28, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    We live by the Aladdin and we could walk to this concert if there is still snow.

  23. Elona Casady on December 28, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    How absolutely ridiculously fun!

  24. Heidi on December 30, 2021 at 9:46 am

    These guys are amazing!

  25. Carol Trekas on December 30, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Because it is a fabulous new year 2022.

  26. Elle Pittman on December 30, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    way to kick off 2022

  27. Jennifer on January 4, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Yes please! I love Yacht Rock

  28. Jennifer on January 4, 2022 at 1:11 pm


  29. Dahlia M on January 4, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    I’d love to see this because I am now an old lady in my 40’s who loves the smooth sounds of yacht rock. And honestly only smooth sounds is what I can handle lol

  30. Lynn on January 4, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Please! I would love to go!

  31. Carol Trekas on January 4, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    I’d like to hear some Eddie Money songs please.

  32. KJ on January 5, 2022 at 12:58 am

    This band is like piña coladas and I can see clearly now that with the power of love, nothing is gonna stop us and all night long we’re gonna dance! Let the music play on…

  33. Dave G. on January 6, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Come sail away …WITH ME!

  34. Arturo Calilung on January 7, 2022 at 10:42 am

    As someone currently experiencing a midlife crisis, this sounds like exactly what I need!

  35. Heidi on January 13, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    These guys are amazing and so much fun! I’d love to see them with my fiancé!

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