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 Friday, April 20, 2018 Soul'd Out Festival Proudly Presents Noname + BJ The Chicago Kidw/ Gus Dapperton & Fountaine 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show $26.50 advance All ages welcome Add to Calendar Noname + BJ The Chicago Kid Noname (born Fatimah Warner) is an American artist from Chicago, Illinois, who blurs the lines of poetry and rap through the music she creates. Noname grew up in Bronzeville, a historic neighborhood on the southside of Chicago that famously attracted accomplished black artists and intellectuals of all types. Noname first discovered her love for words while taking a creative writing class as a sophmore in high school. She became enamored with poetry and spoken word, pouring over Def Poetry Jam clips on YouTube and attending open mics around the city. Noname regularly attended and performed at an open mic at Harold Washington Library,YouMedia's Lyricist Loft.After sessions at YouMedia, Noname would participate in cyphers and started getting into freestyling. When she was just a senior in high school, she placed third in "Louder Than A Bomb", a poetry competition with 120 Chicago high schools in participation. She remained connected with the artists she met at YouMedia and in 2013, her verse on Chance the Rappers "Lost" attracted the beginning of her large fan base, most of whom have been following her every move since. On July 31st, Noname released her debut project entitled Telefone which was 3 years in the making and highly anticipated by fans and media alike. The project instantly gained critical acclaim, with a rave review in Pitchfork and praise from major outlets like Rolling Stone, Complex, and Dazed & Confused. Noname has been hailed by The FADER, Complex, and Rolling Stone as one of the most exciting and important new artists of 2016. Thanks to Telefone's success, Noname played some shows in support of Ms. Lauryn Hill, who handpicked Noname to open for her on tour. When first approaching the project, Noname set out to emulate the feeling of talking on the phone with someone for the first time. She describes Telefone as "an introductory conversation with someone you're interested in". But as Noname continued to work on the tape, it also transitioned a bit into mortality: the idea of life and death and the duality between those two things. BJ It's been a long time coming for BJ the Chicago Kid, and not just because, after four mixtapes and one indie classic, he's now dropping his major-label debut on Motown, the modern yet deeply soulful In My Mind. You've been hearing his voiceeverywhere though, on the songs by some of the greatest artists of our era(punctuating tracks by Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige,Kehlani and ScHoolboy Q's Grammy Award-nominated smash "Studio."). NotableCollaborations include Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper, Dom Kennedy, FreddieGibbs, Ty Dolla $ign, Xzibit and, most recently, OG Maco, Joey Bada$ andHannibal Burress. But go back even farther and you'll find BJ was fated for this life.Bryan James Sledge cooed his first note to an audience when he was 5-years-old. His mom was a choir director and his whole family was in the congregation: BJ theyoungest of three boys who all sang on Sunday. Yet outside was the constantbackbeat of his youth: trunk music, rap and old school soul, the same thump thathe'd hear falling asleep at night, and at the whole-block cookouts that happenedevery Saturday. His dad, though also a choir director, exposed him to that secularinspiration firsthand. By night his father did concert security, and he took his boy togigs. Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation Tour (the one with the panther) changed BJforever, and the experience got swirled up with the stuff he heard at home: the Chi-Lites, Luther, Curtis, even Babyface. The kid wrote his first song as a teen. He'd been focused on drums, and you can still hear that in the way his voice clings to the pocket, but, as happens, he caughtfeelings for a girl and wrote a poem about it. Producer Kevin Randolph, a familyfriend, saw promise in BJ's pen and mentored him in the ways of song. And when it was time, he helped BJ secure his ticket to Los Angeles. That first job, singing backup with gospel duo Mary Mary, led to studio time (vocals, songwriting) with Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, Joe, Mario, and Mary J. Blige, among others. In 2005 alone he went into the booth with Stevie Wonder and onto the Grammy stage with Usher and James Brown. A year later came the big one: Kanye West's "Impossible" for Mission: Impossible III. It's understandable if you've heard BJ and not known it-the man's melody is classic and his voice is elastic; he sounds like a sample. But he proved his knack for present-day soul on 2012's self-released album, Pineapple Now-Laters, a diverse collection of songs that moved from a cappella excellence to swaggy rap 'n' blues to the heartfelt "His Pain," featuring Kendrick Lamar. Call it a favor returned-BJ's on Lamar's 2009 EP, and works with the whole T.D.E. family. ScHoolboy Q's single "Studio" followed, capping an impressive run of collaborations with West Coast legends like Warren G and Xzibit, and Chicago new-schoolers like Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. BJ's M.A.F.E. Project tape in 2014 broadcast the message: "Music Ain't for Everyone."Of course, BJ was destined for the winner's circle, and just as he came up in asupportive Chicago 'hood, he's been building up his music community steadily. Heeven pitched in on Dr. Dre's long-awaited Compton on the way to now, but it's histime to shine, and for fans of all those guys to realize they've been fans of BJ allalong. In My Mind is the first true open door to his world, to a place where the Bible comes first, but Belly might be second. Where blunts burn and oxtails simmer. It's a window into the psyche of a soul man who watches Tom & Jerry regularly, but keeps up with the bangers from around the way. This man who sings "Church"-with a hook that so perfectly illustrates the line he walks: "She said she wanna drink, do drugs, and have sex tonight/But I got church in the morning"-is not so far removed from the so-called kid raised on the Windy City's South Side. Most of all, In My Mind is a set of staggeringly great songs from a man who knows The Classics as well as he does The Now. Take his James Brown flip, "Woman's World," where vintage sound meets modern perspective. Or "Heart Crush," which connects a timeless sentiment (fast love's slow fizzle) with an atmospheric, alt-R&B sound. There's the steamy stuff like "Turnin Me Up," which finds BJ channeling both D'Angelo and Marvin Gaye while leading his live band. And romantic fare like "Shine," a piano ballad tailor-made to weaken knees ondeployment. "New Cupid," especially, crisscrosses generation and genre with ease, borrowing the iconic "Oh yeah!" from "Mr. Big Stuff," sampling a Raphael Saadiq cut, and featuring a heartbroken Lamar. In My Mind transcends basic classification-it's as imaginative as its title implies, but as real BJ the Chicago Kid's love for this music. Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Crystal Ballroom "Fade To Light" - A Multidimensional Fashion Event Wednesday, February 21 Crystal Ballroom Mat Kearney Thursday, February 22 Crystal Ballroom Typhoon Friday, February 23 Crystal Ballroom The Wood Brothers Thursday, March 1 Crystal Ballroom BROCKHAMPTON Friday, March 2 Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth Family Matinee Saturday, March 3 Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth Saturday, March 3 Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth 15th Anniversary Spectacular Sunday, March 4 Crystal Ballroom Similar Events at Crystal Ballroom "Fade To Light" - A Multidimensional Fashion Event Wednesday, February 21 Crystal Ballroom Mat Kearney Thursday, February 22 Crystal Ballroom Typhoon Friday, February 23 Crystal Ballroom The Wood Brothers Thursday, March 1 Crystal Ballroom BROCKHAMPTON Friday, March 2 Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth Family Matinee Saturday, March 3 Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth Saturday, March 3 Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth 15th Anniversary Spectacular Sunday, March 4 Crystal Ballroom Burger MonthThis week's feature: Maui Waui Burger Tuesday, February 20 February 19-28 All ages welcome at All Locations Elizabeth Mollo Productions Presents "Fade To Light" - A Multidimensional Fashion Event Wednesday, February 21 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome, Bar with ID at Crystal Ballroom True West presents Mat Kearney Thursday, February 22 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents Typhoon Friday, February 23 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents The Wood Brothers Thursday, March 1 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Live Nation BROCKHAMPTON Friday, March 2 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth Family Matinee Saturday, March 3 2 p.m. doors, 3 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth Saturday, March 3 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth 15th Anniversary Spectacular Sunday, March 4 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Walk Off the Earth Tuesday, March 6 6:30 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui presents They Might Be Giants Thursday, March 8 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 14+ at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents The Infamous Stringdusters Friday, March 9 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Mike Thrasher Presents AWOLNATION Saturday, March 10 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Mike Thrasher Presents AWOLNATION Sunday, March 11 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents Why Don't We Wednesday, March 14 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Yonder Mountain String Band Thursday, March 15 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents Umphrey's McGee Friday, March 16 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom St. Patrick's Day Saturday, March 17 All day All ages welcome at All Locations True West Presents Umphrey's McGee Saturday, March 17 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Happy 32nd Birthday, Ruby! Wednesday, March 21 All day All ages welcome | 21 and over to drink at All Locations OPB Music Presents The Helio Sequence Friday, March 23 6:30 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Galactic Saturday, March 24 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom The Fitness Marshall: LIVE in Portland Sunday, March 25 2:30 p.m. doors, 3:00 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Clean Bandit Wednesday, March 28 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Abstract Earth Project Presents Emancipator Ensemble Saturday, March 31 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox presents The Darkness Monday, April 2 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Jonathan Davis Friday, April 6 6:30 p.m. Doors, 7:30 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom An evening with Amanda Palmer Saturday, April 7 6:30 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents The Breeders Tuesday, April 10 6 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui presents The Neighbourhood Wednesday, April 11 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom '80s Video Dance Attack - featuring VJ Kittyrox 13th Anniversary Friday, April 13 9 p.m. 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom AEG PRESENTS Marian Hill Tuesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom AEG PRESENTS Kelsea Ballerini Thursday, April 19 6:30 p.m. Doors, 7:30 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Soul'd Out Festival Proudly Presents Noname + BJ The Chicago Kid Friday, April 20 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Living Prism Presents Down The Rabbit Hole Saturday, April 21 8 p.m doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Bishop Briggs Sunday, April 29 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Emporium Presents An Evening with Steven Wilson Wednesday, May 9 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents As The Crow FliesFeaturing Chris Robinson, Marcus King, Audley Freed, Andy Hess, Adam McDougal, Tony Leone Sunday, May 13 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents The Weepies Wednesday, May 16 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom The Brian Jonestown Massacre Tuesday, May 22 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom EELS Friday, June 1 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Monday, June 4 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Lord Huron Tuesday, June 5 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Lord Huron Wednesday, June 6 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom New Found Glory Tuesday, June 12 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Car Seat Headrest On SaleFeb 23 Sunday, July 15 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom McMenamins and KINK-FM present Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Thursday, September 6 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom O.A.R. Sunday, September 16 6 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Mike Thrasher Presents Descendents Saturday, October 6 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Sasha Scarlett Presents Portland Erotic Ball Saturday, October 27 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 21 and over 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 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! 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. 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