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McMenamins Music

1332 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

    Sunday, January 22, 2017

    Crystal Ballroom's 103rd Birthday Free-For-All

    YOU WHO: Children's Rock Variety Show (2 p.m.)
    Bloco Alegria (4 p.m.)
    '80s Video Dance Attack - featuring VJ Kittyrox (5 p.m.)
    Biddy on the Bench (3 p.m. in Ringlers Pub)
    Tim Connell (7 p.m. in Al's Den)
    Special Crystal Birthday Beer
    Special 103rd Birthday passport stamp
    History presentation, brewery tours, tastings of McMenamins ales, liquors, cocktails & wines, drink and food specials, NFL screenings, special birthday cake, facepainting ... and much more!
    Amanda “The Face Painter” (2 p.m.)

    1 p.m. doors
    Free
    All ages welcome (Al's Den is 21+)

    Add to Calendar

    Crystal Ballroom's 103rd Birthday Free-For-All

    Back by popular demand! Once again we fling open our doors and invite all comers to this no-cover all-ages birthday wing-ding. With the Crystal Hotel open, the fun covers two city blocks: Music in several rooms; comedy in Al's Den; property tours; kids fun; food and drink specials; tastings of our spirits, wine, cocktails and beer; and of course a special birthday brew will pour throughout the properties. 

    Make it a long weekend and get yourself a room at the Crystal Hotel!

    And heads up, you Passport holders: We'll be offering a stamp for the "Crystal Ballroom Birthday Discovery Tour."

    The party starts in the afternoon and will parade long into the night…

    In the Ballroom
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m. "You Who" Children's Rock Variety Show
         featuring Ural Thomas & The Pain, Cat Hoch Band, iAmMoshow (The Cat Rapper), Ivy Ross Ricci and more!
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Bloco Alegria (samba band)
    5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 80s Video Dance Attack

    Lola's Room (2nd floor)
    1 p.m. History presentation
    1 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Passport redemption
    2 p.m. - 8 p.m. -
    NFL playoffs
    Watch NFL football on the big screen! 

    Ringlers Pub (ground level)
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Biddy on the Bench

    Brewery (second floor)
    2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ale tastings and brewery tours

    Al's Den (Crystal Hotel, below ground level)
    7 p.m. Tim Connell

    Ringlers Annex (Crystal Hotel, below ground level)
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wine Tasting

    Zeus Cafe (Crystal Hotel, ground level east side)
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Distillery and cocktail tasting 

    Also keep an eye out for our special birthday beer, and ask about our room tours! 

    YOU WHO: Children's Rock Variety Show (2 p.m.)

    YOU WHO: Children's Rock Variety Show (2 p.m.)

    featuring Ural Thomas & The Pain, Cat Hoch Band, iAmMoshow (The Cat Rapper), Ivy Ross Ricci and more!

    Children's rock variety show is a half hour-ish of variety entertainment featuring DJs and interactive dance parties with giant barn owls, musical guests, stories, skits, sing a longs, cartoons, artists, puppets, parades and performers.

    Their variety show features performances by YOU WHO's house band Sneakin' Out, The Cardboard Songsters, and surprise guests. Ballroom-wide fun includes a Bhangra dance party with DJ ANJALI, blanket forts, hair dos, art activities, a giant parachute and much more fun stuff!

    YOU WHO is a benefit for MyMusicRx- the flagship program of Children's Cancer Association who believes that joy matters and music heals. MyMusicRx provides music medicine to seriously ill kids and teens at 19 pediatric hospitals across the nation including locally at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emmanuel

    About MyMusicRx
    The Children's Cancer Association (CCA) believes joy matters and music heals. Nearly two decades ago, we pioneered a one-of-a-kind pediatric "music medicine" program called MyMusicRx that lets kids choose the music experience that feels right to them. The in-hospital MyMusicRx program includes bedside sing-alongs led by trained music specialists, instrument lending from mobile music carts, tablet checkouts and live concerts from national recording artists. MyMusicRx.org extends our bedside music experience online and invites kids facing cancer and other serious illnesses to feel the music and feel better, by exploring exclusive artists greetings, concerts, music lessons, digital instruments, and games anytime, anywhere. See MyMusicRx programs in action here or visit us at www.mymusicrx.org.

    Visit You Who on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/You-Who-110862412336175/

    Bloco Alegria (4 p.m.)

    Bloco Alegria (4 p.m.)

    Bloco Alegria is Portland's newest Rio style samba band. Playing the heart-pumping rhythms of Rio's carnaval parades is what gives this band its unique sound and vibrancy. Composed of people who love samba, Bloco Alegria celebrates the music, dance, and culture of Brasil.

    Samba is the most popular dance from Rio de Janeiro. It has deep African ancestral roots with respect to the drums used, the rhythms, and the structure of the music itself. Many of the members of Bloco Alegria have studied and played samba in the US or have gone to Brazil to learn more. Several speak Portuguese.

    The word "Alegria" means "Happiness" in Portuguese. The word "Bloco" refers to a "City Block". Historically, people in different neighborhoods of Rio would get together and play samba in the streets, drawing their neighbors out to celebrate. Different neighborhood blocks would form different samba groups with creative and fun names. As time passed, these groups became more formalized and well-known throughout the city and the word "Bloco" took on the meaning of "group" or "band". Currently in Rio, samba groups that play in the streets include groups like "Bloco Suvaco do Cristo", "Bloco Simpatia e Quase Amor", and larger more internationally known groups like "Monobloco".

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/BlocoAlegria

    '80s Video Dance Attack - featuring VJ Kittyrox (5 p.m.)

    '80s Video Dance Attack - featuring VJ Kittyrox (5 p.m.)

    Before it mutated into a weaponized haze of reality shows, MTV aired a novelty known as the music video. These bite-sized works of art, which married pop songs to striking imagery, revolutionized the entertainment industry and ushered in an era of music known as "new wave." For the task of curating and introducing these fresh sounds and flamboyant sights to audiences, MTV even created its own version of the disc jockey-the VJ.

    Though MTV has sent its stable of video jockeys out to pasture, VJ Kittyrox carries the pastel, shoulder-padded torch of Adam Curry and Nina Blackwood as she masterminds the 80s Video Dance Attack. For the last eight years, this popular shindig has united generations of Portlandians with its five-hour feast of '80s-centric sensation.

    Across 10-foot screens, VJ Kittyrox projects classic videos from artists such as Duran Duran and Michael Jackson as audiences of Breakfast Clubbers and Pretty in Pinkers perfect their cabbage patch, running man, and Pat Benatar shimmies. A bombastic, thumping sound system and a dazzling light show accentuate the time warp as audiences deck themselves in '80s garb and shake away memories of unsolved rubik's cubes.

    Website:
    http://www.80svideodanceattack.com

    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/80svideodanceattack

    Instagram:
    http://www.Instagram.com/videodanceattack

    Twitter:
    http://www.Twitter.com/80svideodance

    Biddy on the Bench (3 p.m. in Ringlers Pub)

    Biddy on the Bench (3 p.m. in Ringlers Pub)

    Fittingly for an Irish band, Kevin, Nick and Noah met together for the first time at a "Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones" concert at Kells Irish Pub in Portland. Kevin and Nick, both hailing from Mentor, Ohio, have been playing together in various configurations for years at Irish festivals and pubs around the mid-west and east coast, while Noah, a native Oregonian with a musical background in bluegrass, choral music, and traditional Irish singing, has been a part of several ensembles around Portland and in his hometown of Estacada. Casey Dyer, the most recent addition to the group, has been performing Irish music regularly in the Portland area- his experience as a session musician added the final ingredient to the musical mélange that is "Biddy on the Bench". Realizing their collective potential, the four began practicing regularly and participating in local open mic and Irish music nights. "Biddy on the Bench" makes frequent appearances at The Highland Stillhouse, Feckin Brewery, and Maher's Pub. Kevin, Noah, Nick, and Casey look forward to expanding into the Portland music scene!

    Tim Connell (7 p.m. in Al's Den)

    Tim Connell (7 p.m. in Al's Den)

    "Mandolin: it's not just for bluegrass anymore." And Tim Connell is one of the nation's premiere performers of the many world music genres outside of the instrument's traditional bluegrass role

    McMenamin's audiences may recognize Tim as the multi-instrumentalist "Master of Mayhem" Old Yellers' sideman, but tonight he steps out on his own. Performing his virtuosic solo material or with one of his eclectic world music ensembles, Tim takes his audience on a mando-maniacal odyssey far off the beaten path.

     

    Official Website:
    http://www.timconnellmusic.com

    Reverb Nation page:
    http://www.reverbnation.com/timconnell

    Special Crystal Birthday Beer

    Special Crystal Birthday Beer

    Enjoy our birthday beers for $4 per pint or $8 for growler fills!

    Mam Tor ESB
    Ay up, Surry! Named for the highest peak in Derbyshire, England, our ESB was made with London ESB Yeast and British barley and rye. A slightly fruity nose gives way to flavors of caramel and spicy hops layered over a bready malt body, finishing with a balancing bite on the tongue.
    Special Ingredients: London ESB Yeast
    Malts: British Pale, Flaked Barley, British Dark Crystal, British Crystal Rye
    Hops: Chinook, US Goldings
    OG: 1.060 TG: 1.018 ABV: 5.42 IBU: 30 SRM: 14

    Amanda “The Face Painter” (2 p.m.)

    Amanda “The Face Painter” (2 p.m.)

    Amanda Kill is a graphic designer & tattoo artist by trade who loves to practice paintings on people of all ages. She has many illustrations to choose from and loves to do custom requests as well.

     

    Website:
    http://www.AmandaKill.com/

    Events

    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

    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  Lola's Room  Ringlers Pub  Crystal Brewery

    Crystal Hotel  Al's Den  Ringlers Annex  Zeus Cafe

    • Sunday, January 22, 2017

      Crystal Ballroom's 103rd Birthday Free-For-All

      YOU WHO: Children's Rock Variety Show (2 p.m.)
      Bloco Alegria (4 p.m.)
      '80s Video Dance Attack - featuring VJ Kittyrox (5 p.m.)
      Biddy on the Bench (3 p.m. in Ringlers Pub)
      Tim Connell (7 p.m. in Al's Den)
      Special Crystal Birthday Beer
      Special 103rd Birthday passport stamp
      History presentation, brewery tours, tastings of McMenamins ales, liquors, cocktails & wines, drink and food specials, NFL screenings, special birthday cake, facepainting ... and much more!
      Amanda “The Face Painter” (2 p.m.)

      1 p.m. doors
      Free
      All ages welcome (Al's Den is 21+)

      Add to Calendar

      Crystal Ballroom's 103rd Birthday Free-For-All

      Back by popular demand! Once again we fling open our doors and invite all comers to this no-cover all-ages birthday wing-ding. With the Crystal Hotel open, the fun covers two city blocks: Music in several rooms; comedy in Al's Den; property tours; kids fun; food and drink specials; tastings of our spirits, wine, cocktails and beer; and of course a special birthday brew will pour throughout the properties. 

      Make it a long weekend and get yourself a room at the Crystal Hotel!

      And heads up, you Passport holders: We'll be offering a stamp for the "Crystal Ballroom Birthday Discovery Tour."

      The party starts in the afternoon and will parade long into the night…

      In the Ballroom
      2 p.m. - 4 p.m. "You Who" Children's Rock Variety Show
           featuring Ural Thomas & The Pain, Cat Hoch Band, iAmMoshow (The Cat Rapper), Ivy Ross Ricci and more!
      4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Bloco Alegria (samba band)
      5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 80s Video Dance Attack

      Lola's Room (2nd floor)
      1 p.m. History presentation
      1 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Passport redemption
      2 p.m. - 8 p.m. -
      NFL playoffs
      Watch NFL football on the big screen! 

      Ringlers Pub (ground level)
      3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Biddy on the Bench

      Brewery (second floor)
      2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ale tastings and brewery tours

      Al's Den (Crystal Hotel, below ground level)
      7 p.m. Tim Connell

      Ringlers Annex (Crystal Hotel, below ground level)
      3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wine Tasting

      Zeus Cafe (Crystal Hotel, ground level east side)
      3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Distillery and cocktail tasting 

      Also keep an eye out for our special birthday beer, and ask about our room tours! 

      YOU WHO: Children's Rock Variety Show (2 p.m.)

      YOU WHO: Children's Rock Variety Show (2 p.m.)

      featuring Ural Thomas & The Pain, Cat Hoch Band, iAmMoshow (The Cat Rapper), Ivy Ross Ricci and more!

      Children's rock variety show is a half hour-ish of variety entertainment featuring DJs and interactive dance parties with giant barn owls, musical guests, stories, skits, sing a longs, cartoons, artists, puppets, parades and performers.

      Their variety show features performances by YOU WHO's house band Sneakin' Out, The Cardboard Songsters, and surprise guests. Ballroom-wide fun includes a Bhangra dance party with DJ ANJALI, blanket forts, hair dos, art activities, a giant parachute and much more fun stuff!

      YOU WHO is a benefit for MyMusicRx- the flagship program of Children's Cancer Association who believes that joy matters and music heals. MyMusicRx provides music medicine to seriously ill kids and teens at 19 pediatric hospitals across the nation including locally at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emmanuel

      About MyMusicRx
      The Children's Cancer Association (CCA) believes joy matters and music heals. Nearly two decades ago, we pioneered a one-of-a-kind pediatric "music medicine" program called MyMusicRx that lets kids choose the music experience that feels right to them. The in-hospital MyMusicRx program includes bedside sing-alongs led by trained music specialists, instrument lending from mobile music carts, tablet checkouts and live concerts from national recording artists. MyMusicRx.org extends our bedside music experience online and invites kids facing cancer and other serious illnesses to feel the music and feel better, by exploring exclusive artists greetings, concerts, music lessons, digital instruments, and games anytime, anywhere. See MyMusicRx programs in action here or visit us at www.mymusicrx.org.

      Visit You Who on Facebook:
      https://www.facebook.com/You-Who-110862412336175/

      Bloco Alegria (4 p.m.)

      Bloco Alegria (4 p.m.)

      Bloco Alegria is Portland's newest Rio style samba band. Playing the heart-pumping rhythms of Rio's carnaval parades is what gives this band its unique sound and vibrancy. Composed of people who love samba, Bloco Alegria celebrates the music, dance, and culture of Brasil.

      Samba is the most popular dance from Rio de Janeiro. It has deep African ancestral roots with respect to the drums used, the rhythms, and the structure of the music itself. Many of the members of Bloco Alegria have studied and played samba in the US or have gone to Brazil to learn more. Several speak Portuguese.

      The word "Alegria" means "Happiness" in Portuguese. The word "Bloco" refers to a "City Block". Historically, people in different neighborhoods of Rio would get together and play samba in the streets, drawing their neighbors out to celebrate. Different neighborhood blocks would form different samba groups with creative and fun names. As time passed, these groups became more formalized and well-known throughout the city and the word "Bloco" took on the meaning of "group" or "band". Currently in Rio, samba groups that play in the streets include groups like "Bloco Suvaco do Cristo", "Bloco Simpatia e Quase Amor", and larger more internationally known groups like "Monobloco".

      Facebook:
      https://www.facebook.com/BlocoAlegria

      '80s Video Dance Attack - featuring VJ Kittyrox (5 p.m.)

      '80s Video Dance Attack - featuring VJ Kittyrox (5 p.m.)

      Before it mutated into a weaponized haze of reality shows, MTV aired a novelty known as the music video. These bite-sized works of art, which married pop songs to striking imagery, revolutionized the entertainment industry and ushered in an era of music known as "new wave." For the task of curating and introducing these fresh sounds and flamboyant sights to audiences, MTV even created its own version of the disc jockey-the VJ.

      Though MTV has sent its stable of video jockeys out to pasture, VJ Kittyrox carries the pastel, shoulder-padded torch of Adam Curry and Nina Blackwood as she masterminds the 80s Video Dance Attack. For the last eight years, this popular shindig has united generations of Portlandians with its five-hour feast of '80s-centric sensation.

      Across 10-foot screens, VJ Kittyrox projects classic videos from artists such as Duran Duran and Michael Jackson as audiences of Breakfast Clubbers and Pretty in Pinkers perfect their cabbage patch, running man, and Pat Benatar shimmies. A bombastic, thumping sound system and a dazzling light show accentuate the time warp as audiences deck themselves in '80s garb and shake away memories of unsolved rubik's cubes.

      Website:
      http://www.80svideodanceattack.com

      Facebook:
      www.facebook.com/80svideodanceattack

      Instagram:
      http://www.Instagram.com/videodanceattack

      Twitter:
      http://www.Twitter.com/80svideodance

      Biddy on the Bench (3 p.m. in Ringlers Pub)

      Biddy on the Bench (3 p.m. in Ringlers Pub)

      Fittingly for an Irish band, Kevin, Nick and Noah met together for the first time at a "Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones" concert at Kells Irish Pub in Portland. Kevin and Nick, both hailing from Mentor, Ohio, have been playing together in various configurations for years at Irish festivals and pubs around the mid-west and east coast, while Noah, a native Oregonian with a musical background in bluegrass, choral music, and traditional Irish singing, has been a part of several ensembles around Portland and in his hometown of Estacada. Casey Dyer, the most recent addition to the group, has been performing Irish music regularly in the Portland area- his experience as a session musician added the final ingredient to the musical mélange that is "Biddy on the Bench". Realizing their collective potential, the four began practicing regularly and participating in local open mic and Irish music nights. "Biddy on the Bench" makes frequent appearances at The Highland Stillhouse, Feckin Brewery, and Maher's Pub. Kevin, Noah, Nick, and Casey look forward to expanding into the Portland music scene!

      Tim Connell (7 p.m. in Al's Den)

      Tim Connell (7 p.m. in Al's Den)

      "Mandolin: it's not just for bluegrass anymore." And Tim Connell is one of the nation's premiere performers of the many world music genres outside of the instrument's traditional bluegrass role

      McMenamin's audiences may recognize Tim as the multi-instrumentalist "Master of Mayhem" Old Yellers' sideman, but tonight he steps out on his own. Performing his virtuosic solo material or with one of his eclectic world music ensembles, Tim takes his audience on a mando-maniacal odyssey far off the beaten path.

       

      Official Website:
      http://www.timconnellmusic.com

      Reverb Nation page:
      http://www.reverbnation.com/timconnell

      Special Crystal Birthday Beer

      Special Crystal Birthday Beer

      Enjoy our birthday beers for $4 per pint or $8 for growler fills!

      Mam Tor ESB
      Ay up, Surry! Named for the highest peak in Derbyshire, England, our ESB was made with London ESB Yeast and British barley and rye. A slightly fruity nose gives way to flavors of caramel and spicy hops layered over a bready malt body, finishing with a balancing bite on the tongue.
      Special Ingredients: London ESB Yeast
      Malts: British Pale, Flaked Barley, British Dark Crystal, British Crystal Rye
      Hops: Chinook, US Goldings
      OG: 1.060 TG: 1.018 ABV: 5.42 IBU: 30 SRM: 14

      Amanda “The Face Painter” (2 p.m.)

      Amanda “The Face Painter” (2 p.m.)

      Amanda Kill is a graphic designer & tattoo artist by trade who loves to practice paintings on people of all ages. She has many illustrations to choose from and loves to do custom requests as well.

       

      Website:
      http://www.AmandaKill.com/

    • Events

      • 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

        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  Lola's Room  Ringlers Pub  Crystal Brewery

      Crystal Hotel  Al's Den  Ringlers Annex  Zeus Cafe

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