Win Tickets ($200): March Fourth Marching Band @ Bossanova Ballroom | Jazz Fusion Performance Group

We are giving away FIVE PAIRS of tickets to March Fourth Marching Band @ Bossanova Ballroom on Saturday, September 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 16.

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March 4th Marching Band @ Bossanova BallroomMarch Fourth Marching Band
September 21, 2013
7 pm Doors/ 8 pm Show | $15 ADV / $20 Doors | 21+

Bossanova Ballroom
722 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-7630 | More Info:

The kind of spectacle that deserves the word awesome. -Atlanta Journal Constitution

March Fourth Marching Band (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration.

More about M4: Aside from their marching band themed costumes, as well as the 5-piece percussion corps and 7-part brass section, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though this group of about 20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience.

The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers. This genre-busting, in-your-face experience is not to be missed! What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, OR. on March 4th 2003, has since become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.

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49 Responses to Win Tickets ($200): March Fourth Marching Band @ Bossanova Ballroom | Jazz Fusion Performance Group

  1. Neil Mandel September 10, 2013 at 13:26 #

    Pick me please :)

  2. Renata September 10, 2013 at 13:29 #

    A friend from out of town just told me about this band and it will be my first opportunity to see them. Would like to bring some friends to see what she was raving about.

  3. Garrett B September 10, 2013 at 13:31 #

    Tickets to the big band? Ummmm.. YES PLEASE!

  4. Duke September 10, 2013 at 13:58 #

    March Fourth is my favorite!

  5. Tammi September 10, 2013 at 14:02 #

    M4 is AMAZING!!! I would love to take my mom a a few of her friends for her 60th birthday surprise.

  6. Ryan M September 10, 2013 at 14:03 #

    Oh man! This would be a badass opportunity to take my whole house out for a dance party. Because, you know…DANCE PARTY!

  7. Amelia Santiago September 10, 2013 at 15:52 #

    I love, love, love these guys! They played at my college graduation years ago and they made the energy amazing. That’s why I would love to attend. I would be over the moon to win tickets.

  8. Michele Coppola September 10, 2013 at 15:57 #

    Got a friend who juts moved to town and want to take her to this to show her why she just moved to the best city in the Pac NW!!

  9. Michele Coppola September 10, 2013 at 15:58 #

    OK…sorry for the typos – *just* :)

  10. Jen September 10, 2013 at 16:08 #

    I’ve heard such amazing things about this band, and I’d LOVE to see them!

  11. Tamara Colpitts September 10, 2013 at 17:13 #

    Oh pick me, pick me… This looks amazing..

  12. Miranda T. September 10, 2013 at 18:20 #

    Oh, pick me. As much as I’ve tried to suppress it, I still remember my high school marching band’s choreographed “Celebration” routine. When I bust this out at the Lovecraft it just seems… weird.

  13. Ann September 10, 2013 at 18:47 #

    Love these guys and would love to share it with my husband!

  14. Emily September 10, 2013 at 23:12 #

    m4 would be a delight !

  15. Leighta September 11, 2013 at 15:47 #

    I am too poor to afford tickets! I would love to go!

  16. Mel September 11, 2013 at 20:00 #

    Yay! Me!!

  17. ana September 11, 2013 at 20:10 #

    Bank geek wants one of these.

  18. Lorrie September 12, 2013 at 11:10 #

    Purdy Please, Love, Love, Love these peeps!

  19. Cory Shird September 12, 2013 at 15:23 #

    M4 LIFE!!!!!!!!

  20. Bill Stewart September 12, 2013 at 15:29 #

    As a former Sousaphone player, I think I deserve consideration ;-)

  21. Adrien September 12, 2013 at 15:38 #


  22. birdonit September 12, 2013 at 15:43 #

    It’s been too long since I’ve seen March Fourth, but their live show is spectacular!

  23. Aaron September 12, 2013 at 16:21 #

    This would be nice!

  24. Lucy Mihajlich September 12, 2013 at 16:48 #

    I’d like to go for my birthday.

  25. Erin September 12, 2013 at 16:51 #

    My partner and I so need a toddler-cation, is is the perfect excuse to send the babe to the grandparents for the night so we can get our March Fourth. : )

  26. Terri September 12, 2013 at 19:02 #

    All I can say is I love me some jazzy gypsies, I would so love to take my sweet gf to this sweet jazzy show, please pick me for your winner!! Please!!

  27. ben September 12, 2013 at 19:14 #

    i keep hearing about this and my curiosity is piqued.

  28. Danielle September 12, 2013 at 19:39 #

    I had the honor of seeing these guys perform and I would love nothing more than to watch them again.

  29. mary b September 12, 2013 at 20:08 #

    This would be a match made in heaven!! I have 9 friends coming to town from Cali that weekend and would love to show them what March 4th is all about!!

  30. Krystal C. September 12, 2013 at 20:44 #

    I would so love to see this show! March Fourth has been my local fave for years, but I’ve missed their live-ness ;-)

  31. Traci September 12, 2013 at 22:04 #

    Loved being a band need in high school, this show would take me back in the day…

  32. Traci September 12, 2013 at 22:05 #

    Loved being a band nerd in high school, this show would take me back in the day…

  33. Matt September 12, 2013 at 23:17 #

    It’s Wife’s birthday. She loves M4. And she’ll be working 12 hour shifts at the hospital on both sides of the show, so it doesn’t really make sense to buy tickets. Free tix are the answer.
    Thanks for your understanding.

  34. Stacey September 12, 2013 at 23:31 #

    I love the band, love the venue, and love free tickets!

  35. Marcie Holmes September 13, 2013 at 06:53 #

    LOVE M4! I haven’t seen them since randomly running into their show at Burning Man last year. What an incredible show! Hope to see them again this fall.

  36. Sherrie September 13, 2013 at 13:22 #

    I caught these amazing folks from far away at the July 4 show on the waterfront. They are SO much fun. I eould LOVE to experience them up close.

  37. Mark September 13, 2013 at 14:37 #

    I’ve loved March Fourth since I first saw them, many years ago. I’m a firm believer in the theory that one’s mind needs to be blown on a regular basis in order to stay healthy. I’m in desperate need of a good mind-blowing, and M4 are just the folks to do it. Pick me and I promise I won’t let my brain leak all over the dance floor.

  38. seth francis September 13, 2013 at 17:28 #

    I love March 4th so much and I have never gotten to see them up close in an intimate concert like this. Please help me to make my dream come true and I promise to dance my butt off at the front of the crowd all night with a huge smile :)

  39. Yuki September 14, 2013 at 10:06 #

    I would looooove to see March Fourth! Pick me, pick me! I’ve seen them at Oregon Country Fair and several amazing outdoor shows, I would love to get to see them in a more intimate venue like this! If granted tickets, I will not only bring world peace, but also an awesome costume and some sweet dance moves like you’ve never seen. Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  40. Karen September 14, 2013 at 14:16 #

    Amazing talent this group of 20 . I’ve never had the opportunity to see the March Fourth Marching Band Live. Winning tickets will make my day !

  41. Oliver September 14, 2013 at 16:14 #

    I played the sousaphone in high school. In spite of my dedication and skil, this led to years of social ostcracism, poor fashion sense, and excessive virginity. Please vindicate my low-brass sensitivities and see me to March Fourth!

  42. Madison September 14, 2013 at 18:27 #

    March 4th tickles my soul, and my soul needs a ticklin’!

  43. Cheryl September 15, 2013 at 14:35 #

    This sounds like a seriously awesome occasion for my friends and I to exercise our dancing shoes!

  44. Donna September 15, 2013 at 20:25 #

    Saw them briefly once before. Wld love to see them entirely!

  45. Jessica September 16, 2013 at 08:34 #

    They are so groovy and fun to watch! My 11 year old daughter looks up to them and has been stilt walking for 2 years now–she wants to join them someday!

  46. S Wang September 16, 2013 at 11:50 #

    I saw M4 for the first time in Phoenix (where I’m from) years ago. I recently relocated to Portland for a temporary work assignment and it’d be cool to see them in Portland when I’m here.

  47. Erin September 16, 2013 at 14:29 #

    I would love to see these guys! I heard they put on a great show.

  48. Alexis D. September 19, 2013 at 12:26 #

    M4 is so much fun ! I’ve seen them at Tour de Fat in Tempe, AZ and now that I am in PDX I would love to go! I even bought a bottle opener ring from them… just showing my support… not my drinking habit. ;)

  49. Scott September 19, 2013 at 20:28 #

    Sounds like fun.

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