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, January 17, 2020 The Infamous StringdustersYonder Mountain String Band 7 pm doors, 8 pm show $28.50 advance, $30 day of show All ages welcome Share this event Add to Calendar The Infamous Stringdusters All-American bluegrass & rock The Infamous Stringdusters rise to new heights on their ninth full-length record Rise Sun. For the album, the GRAMMY® Award-winning quintet — Andy Falco [guitar], Chris Pandolfi [banjo], Andy Hall [dobro], Jeremy Garrett [fiddle] and Travis Book [double bass] — expanded their signature sound by perfecting their seamless fusion of all-American bluegrass and rock. Once again sail into uncharted territory moored only by their expressive patchwork of all-American bluegrass threaded together with strands of rock, jazz, funk, country, old-time and more. As they approached this latest body of work, the group’s ambition matched their outsized creative curiosity. “Rise Sun was sparked by the feeling of wanting something better for the world — more love, more awareness and more compassion,” says Hall. “It’s a message of taking care of each other, our planet and ourselves. We all shared this feeling as evidenced by the songs we brought to the project. It’s the feeling of a rising sun as opposed to a dark night. Sometimes a message of hope is less popular than one of despair, but it’s much-needed nevertheless.” It’s also a message that 13 years, eight studio projects and nearly 1,000 shows prepared the boys to properly present. The Infamous Stringdusters stand out as the rare group whose dynamic musicianship can be showcased with contemporary artists on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" one night and jamming on the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh the next. Engendering a sense of impassioned fandom, the band has attracted a faithful audience that continues to grow. Moreover, their powerful music and performances paved the way for a GRAMMY® Award win in the category of “Best Bluegrass Album” for 2017’s Laws of Gravity. When it came time to record what would become Rise Sun, they pushed themselves to evolve once more. “Rise Sun is the latest chapter in the progression of our sound,” says Pandolfi. “It’s been a long arc that includes evolution on all fronts — writing, arranging, performing and maybe most importantly, growing as humans who have more to say as the journey rolls on. New albums are the time when we write and introduce our strongest original material. On our last release, Laws of Gravity, we really started to hit our stride with recording live in the studio. Rise Sun is another big step in that direction.” For the first time, the band chose the song order before actually recording. Additionally, they maintained that order throughout the process, recording the songs in sequence which resulted in a natural flow. This choice, “gives it the feeling of a story as you listen down,” says Hall. It represented a moment of collective confidence. “We self-produced the last album, so we felt validated in a sense that our instincts were sound,” adds Book. “We came into this one with some confidence. Any doubts about our band or our mission had dissipated. What remained was a deep sense of purpose and love.” “The GRAMMY® put some high-octane gas in our tanks as well,” grins Garrett. “We also wanted to rise to the challenge of making a follow-up project worthy of what we had done in the past.” The Infamous Stringdusters introduce the album with the handclap-driven gallop of the title track “Rise Sun.” High energy banjo powers an uplifting and undeniable refrain that immediately shines. “It’s a hopeful anthem,” Book elaborates. “The sun is rising and the light is overtaking the darkness. The idea for the melody, inspired by Southern gospel music, came to me driving out of the mountains into Georgia from my home in North Carolina. When we wrote it, I was feeling a deep sense of hope for humanity that the sun will rise again.” Then, there’s the hummable instrumental “Cloud Valley,” which exudes a sci-fi spirit of wonder via sonic intricacy. “Science fiction can transport you to a place of deep imagination,” says Pandolfi. “We wanted to generate a soundscape for an imaginary mystical setting. It really came alive when we all got together.” Everything culminates on a heartfelt send-off with “Truth and Love.” Its delicate musical backdrop transmits an important statement for The Infamous Stringdusters. “I wrote that a few years ago and brought it back now, because I feel like the message has become more relevant today,” Falco states. “The world is polarized. Everything is so extreme, and partisan politics have become a culture war. The song is a reminder of what’s truly important in life — seek the truth, find your love, look up high and aim above. Life is short, so keep your eye on what’s important while you’re here.” In the end, that’s precisely what The Infamous Stringdusters do on Rise Sun as they boldly welcome yet another new day, new phase and new chapter. “We’re a brotherhood, but that family extends beyond the band even,” Falco leaves off. “Our music gives us an opportunity to bring some light in a world that can be dark sometimes.”Website:http://thestringdusters.comFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/thestringdustersInstagram:http://instagram.com/stringdusters Yonder Mountain String Band Bluegrass & beyond For the past 20 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB — guitarist Adam Aijala, bassist Ben Kaufmann, banjo player Dave Johnston, Jacob Joliff on mandolin and violinist Allie Kral — has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout following of fans that often resembles a tight-knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ambitious tour schedule. YMSB is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesn’t stand still, it’s always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground. YMSB’s last new album, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE (2017) is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative and energetic studio excursion (of their 12 studio offerings) to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production and the modernist power that has made YMSB one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, an irrepressible spirit and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is a testament to YMSB’s organic, dynamic and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana. Of the album, Rolling Stone said it’s “modern bluegrass and punctuated by genre-jumping excursions into world music, reggae and all points in between.” And having logged well over 2100 shows together, the band has amassed devoted fans and critical acclaim along the road, with Glide Magazine hailing them as “a cast of likeable characters that let their joyous spirits and ace instrumental capabilities do the talking.” The band has hit the road in 2019 armed with new material that will first get road-tested and get the studio treatment later this year. This material will undoubtedly be in line with what you’d expect from YMSB: edgy and genre-defying music without boundaries.Website:http://www.yondermountain.com/Instagram:http://instagram.com/yondermountain/YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/yondervideo/Twitter:http://twitter.com/yondermountainFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/yondermountainSoundcloud:http://soundcloud.com/yondermountainstringband Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Crystal Ballroom The Green Wednesday, January 22 Crystal Ballroom 80's Weekend Night #1: 80's Video Dance Attack Friday, January 24 Crystal Ballroom 80's Weekend Night #2: The Crystal 80's Ball with Radical Revolution Saturday, January 25 Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 26 Crystal Ballroom Wolf Parade Monday, January 27 Crystal Ballroom Mike Gordon Friday, January 31 Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Saturday, February 1 Crystal Ballroom Queensrÿche Tuesday, February 4 Crystal Ballroom Similar Events at Crystal Ballroom The Green Wednesday, January 22 Crystal Ballroom 80's Weekend Night #1: 80's Video Dance Attack Friday, January 24 Crystal Ballroom 80's Weekend Night #2: The Crystal 80's Ball with Radical Revolution Saturday, January 25 Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 26 Crystal Ballroom Wolf Parade Monday, January 27 Crystal Ballroom Mike Gordon Friday, January 31 Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Saturday, February 1 Crystal Ballroom Queensrÿche Tuesday, February 4 Crystal Ballroom The Infamous StringdustersYonder Mountain String Band Friday, January 17 7 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents The Green Wednesday, January 22 6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Video Dance Attack and J-Fell Present 80's Weekend Night #1: 80's Video Dance Attack Friday, January 24 8 pm doors, 8 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Video Dance Attack and J-Fell Present 80's Weekend Night #2: The Crystal 80's Ball with Radical Revolution Saturday, January 25 8 pm doors, 9 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 26 1:30 pm doors All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Wolf Parade Monday, January 27 7 pm doors, 8:30 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents Mike Gordon Friday, January 31 7 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Saturday, February 1 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Queensrÿche Tuesday, February 4 6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom An evening with Sinead O'Connor Wednesday, February 5 6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Red Cube Presents Minnesota Friday, February 7 7 pm doors & show 18 and over only at Crystal Ballroom Live Nation & FPC Live Present The Marcus King Band Saturday, February 8 7 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents Music of the Talking Heads for Kids Sunday, February 9 11:00 am doors, 11:30 am show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Violent Femmes Tuesday, February 11 7 pm doors, 8:30 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom '80s Video Dance Attack: Valentine's Celebration Friday, February 14 9 pm 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom J-Fell presents Grand Royale - Beastie Boys Tribute Saturday, February 15 8 pm doors, 9 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Dashboard Confessional: 20 Year Celebration Wednesday, February 19 7 pm doors, 8:30 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Friday, February 21 6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Favela Brazilian Cafe Presents 8th Annual Brazilian Carnaval Ball - INFINITE LIGHT! 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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 $900 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 $2/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 6 p.m. The box office is open later on nights when there is a performance. 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! Contact our sales team to inquire or book your event. Get Started Here 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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