Back to full calendar Event Info Event Calendar Venue Info Info Tech Specs Promoter Info Box Office Private Events Shop Lola's Room Discover Art History Brewery Explore the Crystal Blocks Saturday, February 4, 2017 McMenamins, Portland Mercury and XRAY.FM present "Sabertooth Micro Fest" * Day 2 * featuring: The Black Lips Boogarins Ezra Furman Máscaras Lola's Room: Urchin Fire Nuns Ringlers: Blasphemous Beer Tasting with DJ Chancie Chance DJ'd after party in Ringlers with DJ Dijon Mustard Al's Den: Laura Palmer's Death Parade (7pm) Al's Den: Sabertooth Comedy (10:30pm) A musical celebration of the Crystal Ballroom's psychedelic history sponsored by Portland Mercury, XRAY.FM, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jackpot Records, Voodoo Doughnuts, MyMusicRX, 7 Points Oregon, Farma PDX, Eco Farma, & Jack Daniels Buy Tickets 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show$29.50 advance, $35 day of show (VIP and 2-day passes available)All ages welcome (Al's Den is 21+) Add to Calendar "Sabertooth Micro Fest" McMenamins, Portland Mercury and XRAY-FM proudly host the Third Annual Sabertooth psychedelicstonerrockmicrofest, a musical celebration of the Crystal Ballroom's psychedelic history. Visit the Sabertooth website for all info! Sabertooth is presented by McMenamins, Portland Mercury and XRAY.FM. Additional support from Jackpot Records, Pabst and Voodoo Doughnuts, as well as MyMusicRX, Leif Medicinals, 7 Points Oregon, Slow Fast Go, Farma PDX, Eco Farma and Jack Daniels. 2 Day Passes and VIP tickets available!Microfest website:http://www.sabertoothpdx.com/ The Black Lips Atlanta's beloved sons the Black Lips(Jared,Ian,Cole, and Joe) entered last year through a screaming cloud of sweat, smoke, blood, and beer mist. After a spring and summer of exciting audiences across the world, the Lips embarked on a month-long fall tour of the Middle East. They were tailed by Georgia rock-doc royalty Bill Cody, of Athens, GA - Inside/Out fame, who filmed the band playing for Egypt who had just overthrown their government, kids in Iraq who barely have a government, and kids in Dubai who finally get to see a band that isn't in the top 40. As Cody assembled his footage into the feature Kids Like You and Me, the band returned home from the New Year's maelstrom and began settling into album mode. Recording for Underneath the Rainbow was split between New York with Thomas Brenneck, who was recommended by Arabia Mountain producer Mark Ronson, and Nashville with the the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, who offered to help produce in a Mexico city hotel room just before dawn. "It was one of those super-late-night/super-early-morning drunk-talk sort of situations, so we weren't sure if he meant it," explains Jared. "People do that all the time." Early internet conjecture pegged Underneath the Rainbow's sound as a blend of southern rock with throwback C&W and blues, based on the lead single 'Boys in the Wood', which is a weird description for a record containing the first Black Lips' song with a prominent synth ("Funny"), and even less apt for an overall album that owes just as much to the kiwi pop of New Zealand's South Island and the Chicago South Side's Crucial Conflict as it does the standard American South. It never strays far from the traditional roots music that has always found a comfortable home with the Black Lips, but invites enough curiosity with its approach to attract even the most unlikely listener. 'Underneath the Rainbow' can only guarantee one thing; that the kids will be Smiling, Waiting for the Dandelion Dust to make things Funny at the Dorner Party while the Boys in the Wood Make You Mine as they Do the Vibrate. The morning will break and the passenger will say, "Drive-By, Buddy… I don't wanna go home. Damn these dog years…"Website:http://black-lips.com/ Lola's Room: Urchin Atmospheric Doom from Portland, Oregon.Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/abandnamedurchin/ Fire Nuns Glammy garagey punk goodness out of Portland.Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Firenunsband/ Ringlers: Blasphemous Beer Tasting with DJ Chancie Chance As a hat's off to the creative spirit at the core of psychedelic music, six McMenamins Brewers have created special beers inspired by (and some even in collaboration with) six of the bands performing at this year's Sabertooth. Swing by Ringlers Pub (located on the Crystal's main floor) during the Saturday event, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., for a free tasting of these inspiration-based brews. Styles range from the traditional Lager to the adventuresome Vanilla Coffee Porter, and all six brewers will be on hand to share tastes of their wares and chat about all things beer, psychedelia and rock and roll. With DJ Chancie Chance 'til 9 p.m.Website:https://www.sabertoothpdx.com/beer-fest Al's Den: Sabertooth Comedy (10:30pm) Join us in Al's Den after the concert for some bonafide stoner friendly comedy with: Katie NguyenAnthony LopezPhil SchallbergerJason Traegerhosted by Whitney Streed A musical celebration of the Crystal Ballroom's psychedelic history The Saber-toothed Cat thrived from the Eocene Epoch to the Pleistocene Epoch (a 42 million year stretch), and it's our hope that our Sabertooth Festival, with its roots in Portland's own "psycheluvic epoch"* will survive as long. While psychedelic music covers a range of styles and genres, it is inspired by psychedelic culture and the attempt to replicate the mind altering experiences that started in mid-'60s folk rock and blues. As such, Sabertooth celebrates the historical role the Crystal Ballroom played through previous half-century of psychedelic music. In the late 1960s the Crystal Ballroom celebrated an era referred to as "18 months of Psychedelia," and hosted mind expanding artists of the day from Frank Zappa to the Grateful Dead. While the modern Sabertooth Festival celebrates this history and shares the same common thread of experimentation and the ability to transport the listener to an altered reality, it is not a rehash of artists from a bygone era; the psychedelic music of the 21st century is in fact very different than what it was in the 1960s. The Crystal's psychedelic cred includes notable nuggets from rock and roll history: the famous Peace Rites event at the Crystal in the '60s, where Allen Ginsberg disputably first read 'Howl' (we celebrate his fellow beats in the Joe Cotter mural in the room itself). the Dead recorded much of their exploratory Anthem of the Sun at the Crystal the forefather of the distorted and processed guitar, Jimi Hendrix, played there as well The Crystal has always been the nexus of this scene and McMenamins has continued to program and promote music of this nature since its opening. Those looking at psychedelia's earliest roots will also see the Crystal playing a role. The first use of the word "psychedelic" in reference to music was in reference to our friends and extended family, the Holy Modal Rounders (members of whom will be performing at the Sabertooth event) of the East Village Freak Folk scene. Other key players of this scene were John Fahey, who's last Portland show was with us at our St Johns Pub; Bert Jansch (Pentangle) who we have hosted on two occasions in Lola's Room and the Rounders themselves who have performed multiple reunion concerts at the Crystal Ballroom. In the late 70s the new psychedelic revival featuring bands like Echo and the Bunnymen, George Clinton and Fishbone... all acts who have played the Ballroom. And as time moved on, the early 90s brought a "neo-psychedelic " movement with the Elephant 6 collective, and the Crystal continues to host their music (Jeff Mangum, Neutral Milk Hotel, of Montreal - and supporting the Saturday night show The Minders). The 21st Century lineage continues with such bands as Tame Impala, Animal Collective and The War on Drugs, who in fact just performed at the Crystal and whose early member/collaborator Kurt Vile headlined the inagural event along with stoner rock doom metal pioneers Sleep in 2015. Psychedelic music in its varying forms and styles is part of the lifeblood of the Crystal Ballroom: we wouldn't be open today without it, and we have continued to program it. Sabertooth is a natural extension of this, a full blown celebration of the music where the Company and the Crystal , as our predecessors , eternally presses Furthur ... *from the Oregonian, March 3, 1967 Wiki-delia:http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychedelic_musicInteresting related Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remember-the-Crystal-Ballroom-of-the-60s/1429127164040565 Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Crystal Ballroom KYLE PRESENTS SUPER DUPER TOUR Wednesday, April 26 Crystal Ballroom The Expendables Thursday, April 27 Crystal Ballroom Joseph Friday, April 28 Crystal Ballroom Kehlani Tuesday, May 2 Crystal Ballroom The Goddamn Comedy Jam Thursday, May 4 Crystal Ballroom Point Break LIVE! Friday, May 5 Crystal Ballroom PJ Harvey Sunday, May 7 Crystal Ballroom Jamey Johnson Monday, May 8 Crystal Ballroom Similar Events at Crystal Ballroom KYLE PRESENTS SUPER DUPER TOUR Wednesday, April 26 Crystal Ballroom The Expendables Thursday, April 27 Crystal Ballroom Joseph Friday, April 28 Crystal Ballroom Kehlani Tuesday, May 2 Crystal Ballroom The Goddamn Comedy Jam Thursday, May 4 Crystal Ballroom Point Break LIVE! Friday, May 5 Crystal Ballroom PJ Harvey Sunday, May 7 Crystal Ballroom Jamey Johnson Monday, May 8 Crystal Ballroom Events Tastemaker Live & Sean Healy Present KYLE PRESENTS SUPER DUPER TOUR Wednesday, April 26 8 p.m. doors, 9:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom The Expendables Thursday, April 27 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui presents Joseph Friday, April 28 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents Kehlani SoldOut Tuesday, May 2 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Bridgetown Comedy Fest and McMenamins The Goddamn Comedy Jam Thursday, May 4 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Point Break LIVE! Friday, May 5 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents PJ Harvey SoldOut Sunday, May 7 7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents Jamey Johnson Monday, May 8 7 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Mike Thrasher Presents Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Tuesday, May 9 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Everclear: "So Much For The Afterglow" Thursday, May 11 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Beloved The Polish Ambassador Friday, May 12 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom RACC RACC'S Battle of the Bands Wednesday, May 17 5:30 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Fleet Foxes SoldOut Thursday, May 18 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Red Bull Sound Select 3 Days in Portland featuring AMINE Saturday, May 20 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 18 and over at Crystal Ballroom McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Music Millenium, and the Cascade Blues Association "CBA 30" Once in a Lifetime Benefit Concert Sunday, May 21 3 p.m. doors, 4 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Monqui and McMenamins The Jesus and Mary Chain Monday, May 22 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Bleachers Thursday, May 25 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Vulfpeck SoldOut Friday, May 26 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Digable Planets Sunday, May 28 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Tastemaker Live & Sean Healy Present blackbear Wednesday, May 31 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Mike Thrasher presents SoMo: The Answers Tour Friday, June 2 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West presents The Mountain Goats Sunday, June 4 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents and Monqui Marian Hill Thursday, June 8 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom 80s Video Dance Attack Benefit for Camas Montessori School! Friday, June 9 9 p.m. 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Monqui presents The Specials Monday, June 12 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine Friday, June 16 7 p.m. doors, 7:45 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Over The Top Entertaiment Dru Hill feat. Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz & Tao Saturday, June 24 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Make-A-Wish Celebrate Life! Sunday, June 25 2 p.m. doors, 3 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents Streetlight Manifesto Friday, June 30 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Musiq Soulchild Wednesday, July 19 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents Taking Back Sunday Thursday, August 3 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui presents Sylvan Esso Wednesday, August 16 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui presents Sylvan Esso Thursday, August 17 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Simple Plan Friday, September 1 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Future Islands On SaleApr 28 Friday, September 22 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Ride Saturday, September 23 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents An evening with Apocalyptica Sunday, September 24 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Ninja Sex Party Thursday, September 28 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents Milky Chance Sunday, October 22 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom '80s Video Dance Attack - Halloween Party Friday, October 27 TBD 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom 18th Annual Portland Erotic Ball Saturday, October 28 8 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom STG presents NEEDTOBREATHE On SaleApr 28 Monday, October 30 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Live Blues Traveler On SaleApr 28 Saturday, November 11 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Info Tech Specs Promoter Info Box Office Private Events Shop The Crystal Ballroom 1332 W. Burnside Portland OR 97209 (503) 225-0047 Contact us Where On Any Night, Anything Can Happen!! In these walls... The historic Crystal Ballroom -- now over a century old -- is one of those rare concert halls that can point to a proud, diverse history while also laying claim to an ongoing musical legacy. Every time you enter this majestic ballroom, let your imagination sense the tremors resonating from a century's worth of gatherings, and realize that you are joining a thriving, generations-long procession of show-goers. Welcome! ♦ Looking for your Crystal Ballroom Passport Stamps? Crystal Ballroom, Lola’s Room & Crystal Brewery Tour occurs daily at 2 p.m. - meet at Ringlers Pub (street level below the Crystal Ballroom.) The tour takes about half an hour to complete. Any questions may be directed to the Crystal box office, 503-225-0047. Stamps for the Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room are also available when you see a show – ticketed or free – in either venue. Please note: Due to private events, concert setup needs and brewers’ schedules, not all spaces are guaranteed to be available to tour daily, but our staff will give it our best shot and show you the spaces that we can. Tech Specs Floor and stage plan PDF download Lighting diagram PDF download Sound manifest Crystal: PDF download Lola's Room: PDF download Technical and logistical packet For Crystal Ballroom & Lola's Room PDF download Ballroom height and beam-to-beam dimensions 16' 11" from beam to floor 19' 11" from floor to ceiling 14' 6" in between beams Promoter Info Rental Expenses To Outside Promoters RENT VARIES, PLEASE CONTACT A BOOKING COORDINATOR $850 SOUND & LIGHTS $365 PRODUCTION MANAGER ($54.75/hr OT) $255 STAGE MANAGER ($38.32/hr OT) $255 FOH TECHNICIAN ($38.32/hr OT) $255 MONITOR ENGINEER ($38.32/hr OT) $255 LIGHTING DIRECTOR ($38.32/hr OT) $150 HOSPITALITY ($20/hr OT) [mileage is 33 cents per mile] $1,000* SECURITY ($100/hr OT) $100 BOX OFFICE STAFF ($20/hr OT) $200 ADMINISTRATION FEE $ ---- PARKING HOODS $ ---- CHAIR RENTAL ($2 per chair) $ ---- ADVERTISING $500 PIPE AND DRAPE/BARRICADE $175 STAGEHANDS $ ---- BOX OFFICE CREDIT CARD FEE (3% of Box Credit Card Sales) * Security cost is an estimate. Additional security may be required depending on the nature of the event. Overtime: All expenses incurred by the Crystal Ballroom for Catering, Advertising, requested stagehands, overtime (anything over 10 hours), backline, barricade, risers, etc. will be added to total rental rate. Deposits: A non-refundable 50% room deposit and a $2,500 'untenured promoter fee' (UPF) is due immediately in order to secure the room. If ticket sales exceed 500 the 'UPF' will be refunded; if ticket sales are below 500 the room keeps the entire $2,500 to make up for less than 1/3 capacity and corresponding lack of sales. The 'UPF' will not be refunded if the event cancels within 60 days of the event. Settlement: Venue will pay renter with a company check at the immediate conclusion of door sales. Venue will not provide any cash at settlement. Late Night Fee: There is a $1,000/hour additional fee for any events after 3 a.m. We may also require additional security for events of that nature. Merchandise: Merch rate is 20% they sell. We can provide a seller with advance notice and will keep 30% of sales. The outside promoter will receive no revenue from the merchandise as that is the prerogative of the house. House keeps a percentage of all transactions. Tickets: All tickets must be placed through the venue onto the Cascade Tickets system. All comps, label buys, and holds must be approved by the venue. There is a $1/ticket venue fee at the Box Office. Refunds: All refunds will be directed to the outside promoter. In the absence of an outside promoter representative, the venue shall use its own discretion regarding refunds and all refunds shall be deducted from settlement. Insurance and Licenses: Renter must provide liability insurance not less than $1,000,000 for any single occurrence naming McMenamins Inc. d.b.a. Crystal Ballroom as additionally insured. Tickets will not be placed on sale until binder is received. Promoter is responsible for all ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC fees. Production Advance: Performers or their representative must contact venue's production manager 5 days prior to the event in order to advance production needs, otherwise runner will arrive at 6 p.m. and all rider items/requests will be greatly limited if provided at all. Layout: The Crystal Ballroom is located on the 3rd floor. The first floor is Ringlers Restaurant and the 2nd floor is Lola's Room, both of which may have a public or private event simultaneously with the Crystal. Cancellation/Postponement: The contract covers the specified event for the specified date. No substitution will be accepted for a cancellation. If the event is postponed the room deposit will be transferred to the date of the new event but the $2,500 'UPF' will be applied toward the date of the originally scheduled show and an additional $2,500 will be required in order to reschedule. Capacity: The venue's capacity is 1500*. All artist and promoter guests and comps will be deducted from sellable. Comp and guest space must be reserved in advance. House is entitled to 20 guests. House guests will not effect sellable. Promoter must have guest list to house no later than 2 hours prior to doors. VIP cap is 25. * Seated capacity is 850. Seated shows must be 21 and over. There is a $2/chair rental fee. Venue and corporate sponsor banners may be present during event. Marketing your event at the Crystal Ballroom Please contact Mike Walker for information about marketing your event through McMenamins resources. Box Office Please note! Both the Crystal Ballroom and Lola's Room specialize in open-floor shows with a very limited amount of seats. The rare seated events will be clearly denoted as such, within the event description on our schedule page. Box Office Information Tickets for all McMenamins shows are ticketed by Cascade Tickets, and may be purchased at the Crystal box office (located under the Crystal's awning) and McMenamins Edgefield, by phone at 1-855-CAS-TIXX, or by clicking the "Buy Tickets" link located at the event listing on our schedules. Tickets bought directly at the Crystal box office or any of our four ticket outlets will only incur a $1 facility charge. (Please note! Tickets to Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn will incur additional service fees.) Crystal Ballroom Box Office Hours Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The box office is open later on nights when there is a performance. Tickets may also be purchased in Ringlers Pub, Monday through Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The box office accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and DiscoverCard. Will Call Will call is located at the box office. Refunds All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Parking There are three pay lots nearby, and street parking is available. Accessibility Those with disabilities may call (503 225 0047) or email in advance to arrange early admittance. There is an elevator located in the lobby. Hold your Private Event at Crystal Ballroom Weddings Meetings Social Events The Crystal Ballroom is a truly awe-inspiring venue with its vaulted ceilings, grand chandeliers, giant wallscapes and famous "floating" dance floor. Accommodating groups from 100 to 1000 people, this 7,500-square-foot space includes access to the Ballroom's classic corner stage, floor-to-ceiling windows, swooping balcony, and full bar service. Tucked in the Crystal’s second story is Lola’s Room accommodating events of up to 200 guests. Lola’s comes with a handsome fully stocked bar, original artwork, and a floating dance floor all it’s own. For overnight accommodations, our Crystal Hotel is just a block away! Art History Brewery Art Artwork plays an important role in the character of McMenamins locations throughout Oregon and Washington. We believe art makes life richer and more enjoyable. So, you'll often find paintings covering our walls, ceilings doors, overhead pipes, and equipment -- works as diverse and entertaining as our places for family and friends. Many artists have contributed to this vast variety of delightful eye candy. Jump in and enjoy some now! History Explore the Crystal Blocks Our Crystal Hotel and legendary Crystal Ballroom are just across the street from each other, each offering their own unique spaces for live music, Northwest style fare and McMenamins hand crafted beverages. Explore these properties and all they have to offer. Crystal Ballroom Property Crystal Hotel Property Movie Showtimes Select Showtime Select Showtime Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Choose date above and click showtimes on the right for online ticket purchases... All seats are reserved. Doors open 45 minutes before each showing for food and beverage service. We recommend arriving 45 minutes early if you would like to order food to enjoy with your movie. Minors (under 21) are allowed only with parent or guardian 21 and over. Finding Dory (TBC) Running time 1:43 Buy Tickets 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 pm Please be patient while we process your order.