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Thursday, April 19, 2018

AEG PRESENTS

Kelsea Ballerini

Walker Hayes

6:30 p.m. Doors, 7:30 p.m. Show

$35 advance, $40 day of show

All ages welcome

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini

Dubbed "Country's Next Queen" by Billboard, Kelsea Ballerini continues to blaze her own trail to superstardom as she is the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to go #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album.

Her critically acclaimed Gold-certified stunner, The First Time, has Kelsea's credit behind every song, as it radiates positivity while exploring all facets of the human experience. She is a bonafide poet and The First Time reflects just that.

Skyrocketing into the spotlight with her Platinum-certified #1 breakout "Love Me Like You Mean It," the 23-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee native has dedicated the better part of the last decade to creating inspiring music based on her life, to further motivate others to live without fear of their emotions.

Kelsea's honest approach to music is rooted in a truly vulnerable place. Turning to songwriting to help her through her parents' divorce, she first discovered Keith Urban's "Stupid Boy." Captured by the gut-wrenching lyrics and the raw story, Kelsea knew she had found a creative home in country music and continued to uncover strength and inspiration from such artists as Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, and the Dixie Chicks.

"Life got rocky when I was 12," Kelsea admits, "and this gift of songwriting just fell into my lap. It was literally this blessing that came at the perfect time. And for me, it's always been that steady thing in my life that I can always go back to."

Songwriting propelled Kelsea forward. With a resounding melody in her heart, she moved to Nashville with her mother to pursue music at 15. Her fresh sound builds on her East Tennessee upbringing with eclectic musical influences ranging from Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson, to Frank Sinatra.

Kelsea's innovative vision, passionate ambition, natural-born talent, and genuine charm quickly captured Music Row's attention. "I would meet with anyone that would meet with me," Kelsea recalls. "I always approached meetings not expecting anything but just asking for advice. That way I never left disappointed."

Black River Publishing VP Celia Froehlig signed the burgeoning artist to a publishing deal in 2013. And at the company Christmas party that December, Black River Entertainment CEO Gordon Kerr offered Kelsea a record deal in the form of a sweetly wrapped present.

With the release of The First Time in 2015, the irresistible twelve-track collection showcases Kelsea's sweet yet sassy side with her current chart-rising hit "Yeah Boy" and the catchy #1 Gold-certified "Dibs." She sings of getting stood up by a former flame in the soul-stirring title track, while delivering a fiery head-spinning fan-favorite "XO," which bravely calls out a man who's still hung up on his ex. In the striking "Stilettos," she offers an insider's perspective to the quiet pain that most women keep secret. The hard-hitting ballad takes inspiration from the Pinterest quote that reads, "Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is beauty."

Kelsea proves stronger than the heartbreak of her parents' divorce in the revealing "Secondhand Smoke." And further addresses how running from love affects personal growth in her Platinum-certified #1 smash "Peter Pan." Loaded with Neverland imagery, she sings in the chorus, "Always going to fly away; Just because you know you can; Never going to learn there's no such place as Neverland; You don't understand; You'll never grow up; You're never going to be a man; Peter Pan."

"It's been so cool to see this album be embraced by radio, embraced by fans, and then embraced big enough to make a headline tour out of it," Kelsea shared with Taste of Country. "The Grammys are just the pinnacle of music. For this album to get me a nomination like that, I'm so proud."

After receiving CMT's second-annual Breakout Artist of the Year award during the network's Artist of the Year 2016 special this past fall, Kelsea has been nominated for Best New Artist in the all-genre category at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. She is also vying for Favorite Female Country Artist at the fan-voted People's Choice Awards and Best New Country Artist at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

With a bold approach to life, Kelsea's unwavering connection to her fans comes from an unapologetic authenticity that is utterly refreshing. "Letting yourself feel whatever you need to feel, not protecting yourself from emotion and dealing with it is what makes people, people," Kelsea explains. "It's what makes writers good writers. It's important to me to be vulnerable and transparent - that's when people relate to music best. It's not sugarcoated and it's not super pretty. It's just real."

That shameless realness has superstars, media, and fans alike falling head over heels for her. "Driving around with the @KelseaBallerini EP on repeat. So lovely," Taylor Swift tweeted in early March. Little Big Town gushed, "We've gotta #GirlCrush," as Dustin Lynch agreed with Swift, "Hey @taylorswift13 you were right ... @KelseaBallerini is on fire!"

Honored by Billboard with the "Rising Star" award at their prestigious 2015 Women In Music event and crowned one of CMT's "Next Women of Country," Kelsea was praised as "The Country Sweetheart" in People Magazine's elite "Ones to Watch" portfolio and the "Nashville It Girl" by Rolling Stone.

With her name splashed across every major media outlet, a co-host spot alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC's summer replacement series Greatest Hits, and critics gushing over her glittering live shows, she's also earned her first ACM Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre), and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Not to mention, becoming a welcomed familiar face on the iconic Grand Ole Opry stage.

Having opened for country greats including Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban, Kelsea's life has already come full circle as she lived a childhood dream this past summer when she hit the road with one of her early inspirations, Rascal Flatts, on their Rhythm & Roots Tour, followed by her own first-ever sold out 13-city fall/winter headline tour, aptly titled THE FIRST TIME TOUR. She's now gearing up for a trek with Thomas Rhett as a special guest on his HOME TEAM TOUR 2017.

"Dreams do come true. I'm seeing it firsthand. While I want to do it all, the arena tours and award shows, most of all, I just want to put out good music that matters," Kelsea concludes. "When I signed the record deal, in my heart I thought, ‘What do you want to say to the world? Because now, there are people who are going to help you say it.'"

 

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 Property

Crystal Ballroom  Lola's Room  Ringlers Pub  Crystal Brewery

Crystal Hotel Property

Crystal Hotel  Al's Den  Ringlers Annex  Zeus Cafe

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