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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($850+): Portland Fashion Week, Cider Festival, Trail Blazers & More! | April 24-27, 2014

The weekend is finally here and the Blazers are back in town! If you can’t make the big game, check out our list of great bars to watch the playoffs. This is your final weekend to enjoy Smash Putt Mini Golf and see OBT’s principal dancer Alison Roper.

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A Singles Party Bus Adventure! w/ Shanghai Party Bus & Best Date | Visit 5 Great Venues

“Best Date” and the Shanghai Party Bus bring you on an all-night adventure where you’ll be able to drop some vocals with karaoke, show your slick dance moves, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be kissing a stranger in NO time!

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Shafty – Portland’s Tribute to Phish @ The Goodfoot | Trampolines, Megaphones, Choreographed Dances, Vacuum Cleaner Solos & More!

Classic Phish gimmicks are in full force: trampolines, megaphones, choreographed dances, vacuum cleaner solos, instrument switching, and the secret language are alive and well at a Shafty show.

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2014 Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series | Tickets On-Sale April 25, Pre-Sale Code, Tori Amos, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield

Oregon Zoo members may purchase tickets early, starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22. Non-member music fans can receive a code to purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, by becoming a fan on the zoo’s Facebook page or following the zoo on Twitter.

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Win Tickets ($24): Zach Deputy @ Goodfoot | w/ Klozd Sirkut, Blues, Funk, Soul, Jam, Electronic Loops

Zach Deputy has made his mark thus far as a touring powerhouse. As a boy, the music of his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage was cooked up in the South Carolina heat. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo.

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MANY Portland Easter Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,500+): Egg Hunts, Spring Beer & Wine Festival, Soul’d Out Music Fest & More! | April 17-20, 2014

The weekend is finally here and so is Easter! That means Brunch and egg hunts! Oregon Ballet Theatre starts two weekends celebrating the retirement of principle dancer Alison Roper and the Soul’d Out Music Festival continues.

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Win Portland Tickets ($1,500+): Taste of the Nation, Cider Festival, What the Festival & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including to the Taste of the Nation, Soul’d Out Music Festival, Portland Cider Festival & more.

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Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | w/ Oregon Symphony & Pacific Youth Choir

Fresh off the 25th anniversary FINAL FANTASY celebration, music from one of the most popular video games of all time hits Portland, OR!

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Win Tickets ($30): St Paul & The Broken Bones @ Wonder Ballroom | w/ Liz Vice, 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

Under the nom du guerre St. Paul and the Broken Bones, the motley crew roams the countryside looking to get cabooses shakin’, faces meltin’, and brothers and sisters everywhere testifyin’

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Win Tickets ($20): Will Bernard’s Pleasure Drones w/ The Way Downs @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | Electro Funk Hard Cinematic Ambience, Soul’d Out Music Festival

As a touring artist, Will Bernard has been gaining steady momentum, performing in his own band or as a member of the Stanton Moore Trio, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Groundation, and numerous other lineups.

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Win Tickets ($50): 80s vs. 90s @ Bossanova Ballroom | w/ Live Music by Radical Revolution and the Gentlemen’s Club Band

It’s the decade of Rick Springfield and Blondie vs. the decade of Bell Biv Devoe and TLC!!

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Win Tickets ($40): Prezident Brown @ Alhambra Theatre | Roots Reggae, Nyabingi, World

Prezident Brown has been very well received in the United States and is building a large fan base, and as a champion of the new roots and reality consciousness reggae movement he entertains, informs and inspires. Prezident Brown’s music speaks a universal language. All of his albums and singles will remain timelessly beautiful and his fourth album, To Jah Only, features one of the most spiritually devoted songs in reggae history, “To Jah Only.”

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Dusu Mali Band w/Publish The Quest @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | African Beats & Rock & Roll, Jam Band

Dusu, meaning “gentle heart,” is a Portland-based band led by Ibrahim Kelly (a nephew of the great Malian musician Ali Farka Toure). They play both original songs and traditional music from Mali and W. Africa.

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Win Tickets ($30): The Rite of Spring @ Studio 14 | Dance by Luciana Proaño, Music by Igor Stravinski

The simplicity of life, the gratefulness for beauty, the stillness of being, the restlessness of curiosity, the generosity of selflessness, the beauty of sacrifice, the acceptance of death, the cycle of life.

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Slick Rick @ Alhambra Theater

Win Tickets ($40): Slick Rick @ Alhambra Theater | w/ Risky Star & Dirty Revival, 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

Born to Jamaican parents in South Wimbledon, London, Slick Rick, born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, who has always been considered ahead of his time, is the most successful British-American rapper in music history.

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Win Tickets ($40): FearNoMusic: To Brooklyn & Back @ Alberta Rose Theater | Featuring Portland Native & NY Times “Composer to Watch” Kenji Bunch

Hailed by the New York Times as “A Composer To Watch” and cited by Alex Ross in his seminal book “The Rest Is Noise,” American composer Kenji Bunch’s unique blend of wit, exuberance, lyricism, unpredictable stylistic infusions, and exquisite craftsmanship has brought acclaim from audiences, performers, and critics alike.

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PSYCOUSTIC @ Kelly’s Olympian | Some of Portland’s Finest Psych Rockers, Featuring Members of The Dandy Warhols & Daydream Machine

Continuing with an ongoing line of unique and intimate (but not always quiet) local showcases, Kelly’s Olympian presents Psycoustic: A night of songs by some of Portland’s finest Psych Rockers.

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Win Tickets ($20): KPSU Kruise on Portland Spirit | Fundraiser feat. Magic Mouth, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

From March 31st to April 20th, KPSU is hosting a series of events and programming to raise funds, friends, and awareness towards our efforts. Sail away on the KPSU Kruise this weekend!

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Win Portland Tickets from PDX Pipeline

Win Portland Tickets ($1,750+): Soul’d Out Music Fest, Brewfests, Ghosts & More

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including to the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Soul’d Out Music Festival, Rose City Rollers & more.

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Win Tickets ($40): DJ Questlove @ Alhambra Theater w/ Moon Hooch & Steven Vaughn Kray | 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

Not just a living legend behind the kit, Questlove has become an authority on all things music: theory, culture, philosophy and more. He has been a driving force in the modern hyper-tech era of keeping what is cool rooted in knowledge over saturation, substance over style.

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Caravan Palace

Win Tickets ($40): Caravan Palace w/ Bombino & Medium Troy Dub Orchestra @ Roseland Theater | 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

The surprise breakout band of the last decade, the apostles of Electro Swing and precursors of a laidback yet terribly upbeat trend, is coming up with an evocative second album: Panic! This time, Caravan Palace takes us even farther than their first album (that sold more than 150 000 copies) and continues an amazing adventure almost started by accident.

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Win Tickets ($90): Arlo Guthrie @ Aladdin Theater | American Folk, Blues

Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe.

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Win Tickets ($70): Lalah Hathaway & Ruben Studdard “The Meant To Be Tour” @ Crystal Ballroom | Grammy Winner, “American Idol,” “Biggest Loser,” Soul’d Out Music Fest

Studdard’s new Verve Records CD Unconditional Love recently debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s R&B Chart and he has recently appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Live! With Kelly & Michael and The Biggest Loser. Other upcoming TV appearances in the next two months for “The Velvet Teddybear” include The Steve Harvey Show, Dr. Phil and Arsenio Hall.

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McTuff @ The Goodfoot

Win Tickets ($24): McTuff @ The Goodfoot | w/ Skerik’s Bandalabra, Funk & Jazz Trio, Hammond Organ

Hammond organist, Joe Doria brings together some of the areas finest with “McTuff”!

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Win Tickets ($60): Tinariwen @ Aladdin Theater | w/ The Melodic, 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

Tinariwen, whose back-story has variously been described as “the most compelling of any band” (Songlines), “the most rock’n'roll of them all” (The Irish Times), “hard-bitten” (Slate.com) and “dramatic” (The Independent), are both a dream and a nightmare for any aspiring music writer: a dream because the most superficial ‘headlines’ of their tale – rebellion, guns and guitars, desert nomads, Ghadaffi, the real Saharan blues – are like easy nuggets of gold to thrill-seeking journalists and literary prospectors.

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Guitar Shorty

Win Tickets ($34): Guitar Shorty w/ DoveDriver @ Mississippi Studios | 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

Guitarist/vocalist and blues legend Guitar Shorty is a man of the people. With the ability to pack clubs and festivals as one of the blues’ most celebrated live performers (even before he had any nationally available recordings) and now among the top-selling recording artists in the blues world.

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Fatoumata Diawara

Win Tickets ($36): Fatoumata Diawara w/ Saratone @ Star Theater | 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara (aka Fatou) was born in the Ivory Coast in 1982 then raised in Mali. As a child she became a member of her father’s dance troupe and was a popular performer of the wildly flailing didadi dance from Wassoulou, her ancestral home in western Mali.

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JOHN SCOFIELD

Win Tickets ($50): John Scofield’s Uberjam w/ Skerik’s Bandalabra @ Star Theater | 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

It is a rare artist that can play more than one style of music with true fluency, virtuosity and sincerity. John Scofield can, and he proves it on his new Verve release, Überjam. The album finds him confirming his reputation as a peerless jazz guitarist, while making groove and jam-oriented music at the highest level.

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Win Tickets ($90): Cash For The Cause: A Night of Johnny Cash and Cocktails @ Castaway Portland | Prizes, Music, Food & Drink

Join up to 500 Johnny Cash fans and enjoy an evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres from Vibrant Table Catering and Events, premium whiskey samples from Bull Run Distilling Company, beer from Lagunitas Brewing Co and cider from Cider Riot and the signature music of FOLSOM

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AMP KPSU – Parties, Music, Cruise, Groud Kontrol | Annual Fundraising Drive

From March 31st to April 20th, KPSU is hosting a series of events and programming to raise funds, friends, and awareness towards our efforts.

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I Know You: A Tribute to Morphine @ Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | Alternative Rock, w/ Trio Subtonic & The Quadraphones

Morphine is a rarity — bluesy, bare-bones rock & roll without any guitars, the trio relying instead on sliding two-string basslines, raucous saxophones, and wry, ironically detached vocals. During the mid-’90s, Morphine gained a sizable cult following in America, primarily due to good word of mouth, heavy college airplay, and positive reviews.

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Dan Croll @ Aladdin Theater

Win Tickets ($30): Dan Croll w/ Panama Wedding @ Aladdin Theater | Electro-Folk Multi-Instrumentalist

Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band. He’s the electro boy with links to the folkie scene (Communion Records included one of his tracks on their recent New Faces compilation), a multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting prowess has impressed everyone from former Beatles to legends in the world of fashion and design.

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2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival | Pink Martini w/ Oregon Symphony, Little Dragon, Diana Krall & More

2014 sees the the return of the fifth annual Soul’d Out Music Festival to Portland, featuring dozens of acts presented across a wide array of the city’s best venues. SOMF has quickly become a local and regional favorite known for its wide palette of world-renowned artists from across the musical spectrum.

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