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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All

1:30 pm doors

Free

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Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All

Party on the Crystal Blocks!

Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All

We will be flinging our doors open to this FREE all-ages birthday wing-ding. With the Crystal Hotel open, the birthday fun covers two city blocks: Music in four different rooms; music in Al's Den; kids fun; food and drink specials; tastings of our spirits, wine 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! The party starts in the afternoon and will parade long into the evening.

Schedule: 

Brewery
Brewery Tours and tastings featuring our 106th birthday Beer • 2 - 5 pm 

Annex
Edgefield Wine Tasting • 2 - 5 pm

Crystal Mezzanine
Distillery and cocktail tasting • 2 - 5 pm 

Lola’s Room
Passport redemption • 2 - 7 pm 

Ballroom Music
History presentation • 2 - 3 pm

"You Who" Kids band • 3 - 5:15 pm

80s' Video Dance Attack • 5:15 - 7:15 pm

Ringlers
The Coastline • 3 - 6 pm 

Al’s Den
Fox and Bones • 4 - 5:30 pm

Pete Kartsounes • 7 - 10 pm 

**Discovery hunt and stamp

'80s Video Dance Attack: New Wave Edition (Crystal Ballroom)

'80s Video Dance Attack: New Wave Edition (Crystal Ballroom)

The longest running weekly '80s dance night in Portland is now featuring a special New Wave & Alternative edition of '80s Video Dance Attack in Lola's Room! '80s New Wave Video Dance Attack dives into our archives to feature videos from artists like Depeche Mode, Yaz, The Cure, A-ha, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Thompson Twins, New Order, Adam Ant and many more!

Website:
http://www.videodanceattack.com/

Pete Kartsounes (Al's Den)

Eclectic folk and roots

Pete Kartsounes (Al's Den)

"The songs of Pete Kartsounes rival the caliber of the great songwriters of our time and are prolific beyond description." -Gus Skinas, Sonoma Systems

As a cutting-edge musician, Pete Kartsounes is fulfilling a vision of writing music with meaning. The performer/songwriter has spent most of his life creating original music that entertains and enlightens. Through the years, his music has evolved to inspire on deeper levels and provide a helping hand to others. Led by his heart and fueled by his soul, Pete is on a quest to make a difference, being captured in his music and celebrated in his life.

At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Pete writes award-winning songs about love, loss, hope, and adventure. In 2009, he earned his newest award as first runner-up in Telluride's prestigious Troubadour Competition. He is a musical craftsman and truly limitless artist whose songwriting draws from a myriad of musical traditions, including folk, blues, jazz, and bluegrass. Writing ballads and compositions, Pete is best described as a story teller, weaving a tale through his music, taking listeners on a soulful journey. His smoky voice is complemented by a soft texture with depth that stretches beyond his years, as he sings with all-consuming passion and conviction.

Pete is an energetic performer who has shared the stage with many renowned artists including Jerry Garcia Band, Del McCoury Band, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), moe, North Mississippi All-Stars, The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, John McEuen, Leftover Salmon, and Yonder Mountain String Band. In 2000, Pete was chosen to write and record with Dave Kruzin of Pearl Jam, and members of Blues Traveler.

He also hosts his own band, Pete Kartsounes Band (PKB) and Trio, featuring Kevin Malone on bass and Ryan Sapp on drums, with talented guests often sitting in. The diverse musicians boast a wide range of skills and instruments, opening the playing field to almost limitless possibilities. The band and trio provide a fuller, richer live performance with the power to ignite a room and crowd, while solo shows offer listeners an intimate musical encounter that is unique and captivating.

Originality is a cornerstone as Pete continues to write a plethora of great songs and music. January 1, 2011 marked the exciting culmination of his newest musical vision and production with the official release of his fourth studio album, The Only Way I Know. Capturing yet another side of his diverse artistic expression, the soulful album is an eclectic fusion of musical styles, accented by unique arrangements and a variety of instruments. It features his band and many additional talented artists, including Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters on fiddle and Bill McKay of Leftover Salmon playing the B3 Hammond Organ. Pete's warm, consuming vocals convey the depth and raw emotion of his carefully crafted lyrics, weaving a tale of hope through the songs, encouraging belief in our dreams, ourselves, and a better tomorrow.

His third studio album, Out of Nowhere, was released in 2007, gaining national exposure. It is a tasteful blend of original music entwined with acoustic overtones and superb musicianship. The album also includes many talented guests, including Grammy Award Winner Sally Van Meter, Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters, and Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band. The recording was done in Direct Stream Digital (DSD) format by sound wizard Gus Skinas, who has experience collaborating with many great artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Pink Floyd.

Continuing his mission to make a difference, Pete created a non-profit organization in 2007 called the Hike4Cancer Foundation. Combining his love of music, the outdoors, hiking, and community, his foundation helps sustain organizations that provide support for families with children battling a critical illness. Additionally, Pete volunteers his time each summer to hike the 500-mile Colorado Trail, playing live shows along the way, while raising money and awareness for this important cause.

Website:
http://www.petekmusic.com/

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1opzdHCnRj4

Fox and Bones (Al's Den)

Sweet delicate folk duo

Fox and Bones (Al's Den)

Fox and Bones is a conceptual folk collaboration between American songwriters Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore based in Portland, Oregon. The internationally touring folk duo combines lush harmonies and a complex, heartwarming lyrical landscape with soft-spoken yet rich musical accompaniment. They've been called "addictive like peanut butter" by European music blog Rockette and were voted runner up for Portland's Best Folk band by Willamette Week in 2017.

Vienna Wurstelstand gushes: "These two will lull you with their sweet and delicate melodies and woo you with their complex lyrics. Recommended if you like: making out slowly, folk and singer/songwriter tunes, music you can hum to."

Perhaps Luke Neill of Portland Radio Project sums it up best: "Their two voices meld so perfectly together that you never want to stop listening."

 

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

The Coastline (Ringlers)

The Coastline (Ringlers)

The Coastline is a Portland-based trio founded in 2014. The influence of a wide variety of genres has resulted in performances that range from lounge rock to synth-driven electro pop. After playing their first McMenamins show at Ringlers Pub in 2015, The Coastline have since performed at Hotel Oregon, Kennedy School, the Crystal Ballroom, The Winery at Edgefield and more. You may have even enjoyed a pint of The Coastline Fresh Hop IPA during a visit to the Ringlers Pub.

 

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheCoastlinemusic?fref=ts

You Who

You Who

Bio soon to come.

 

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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
$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.
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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. 

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