Friday, September 20, 2024

Showbox Presents

Tori Kelly

Maisy Kay

6 pm doors, 7:30 pm show

$29.50 advance, $35 day of show, $50 21+ advance Reserved Balcony

All ages welcome

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Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly

Using her powerful voice and buoyant spirit, Tori Kelly has become one of music's brightest stars. Since her emergence in the 2010s, she's racked up Platinum certifications and hundreds of millions of streams, lending her vocal talents to the Sing series, and collaborating with a diverse breadth of artists like Justin Bieber, Jacob Collier, Jon Batiste, and Illenium. With her first full-length on Epic Records, TORI., the California-born two-time Grammy winner is primed to show off her wide range of musical influences and personal inspirations, weaving together arresting grooves, unrelenting movement, and her love of Y2K-era pop and R&B.
Kelly gave listeners a preview of her new direction on tori, the sleek 2023 EP that featured the skittering, Timbaland-echoing "cut" and the glittery vocal showcase "missin u." On TORI., she expands on that release's promise in a way that warrants its all-caps, full-statement title, bringing together sounds from the late '90s and early '00s in creative, exciting ways that put perpetual motion at the forefront-with the throughline being Kelly's strong, versatile voice. "I love and grew up with all these different sounds," she says, "And now I can put my own spin on these things that I've been inspired by."
TORI. is Kelly's first full-length since 2019's Inspired by True Events, a cathartic album that led to the singer-songwriter experiencing an artistic breakthrough. "Inspired by True Events was very acoustic-feeling-a lot of live instruments, very heartfelt lyrics," Kelly recalls. "I'd gone through a lot personally, and that's just what came out of my soul." Releasing it, she says, "felt so healing" and helped her process her emotions in a way that prepared her to dig into the rest of her artistic self.
Kelly was supposed to head out on a world tour in 2020, but that was cut short by the pandemic-so she decided to follow her muse, releasing the R&B-tinged Solitude EP and following it with A Tori Kelly Christmas later that year. "Mentally, I was already in this place of a new era," she says of that time. "I was trying to think, ‘What would this look like?'"
In 2021, she connected with the pop polymath Jon Bellion for a session. "I had been a fan of his for a long time," she says. The chemistry was instant: "We did two songs in a week." Those tracks, the sparkling love song "alive if I die" and the pumping "shine on," helped establish a new direction for Kelly's sound. "I literally told him when we first worked together, ‘I just want songs that I can belt out in the car, and that other people would want to belt out in the car. I want feel-good songs, and songs that make me dance,'" she says. "Those were my guidelines-and I think we accomplished them, and a lot more."
Take "thing u do," which shape-shifts from a swaggering jam that recalls the most commanding '90s R&B smashes into a fever-dreamy breakdown that features insistent piano and a guest vocal from fellow Grammy honoree Jon Batiste. Kelly explains, "it includes everything that I love: a big vocal, live instrumentation, a catchy hook, and a 90's feel."
The inspirational anthem, "high water" rounds out the album with a message of resiliency. "‘high water' is a special one-it's actually one of the last songs that we added," she says. "I had thought, ‘Great, this is the album. This is TORI. This is me. And then my health scare happened in July, and that shook things up." tori was set to come out five days after Kelly was admitted to the hospital, where doctors discovered blood clots around her legs and lungs. "It was not what I pictured," she says of that unusual release week. "But, it really changed my perspective on life. I'm so grateful to be on the other side of it and still be able to do what I love."
After leaving the hospital, Kelly wanted to channel her feelings into a song, and "high water" came out. "It felt like the song kind of wrote itself," she recalls. Before that, "I could have been like, ‘All right, let's write an uplifting song.' It could have worked, but because that whole thing happened-and it was so scary-I was able to really pour myself into it."
"high water" has the breezy yet determined feel of rousing late-'90s hits like Des'ree's "You Gotta Be," which was one of Kelly's inspirations. "That was one of my favorite songs growing up," she says, and she wants "high water" to resonate with listeners the way that track affected her. "My hope is that other people would feel encouraged in whatever they're going through, too," she says. "While writing it, I was thinking of others, and hoping that it would touch them in some way."
Kelly's music has touched millions around the world, and with TORI. she opens herself up fully, bringing together big-chorus singalongs, throwback beats, and honest lyrics in a way that paints a striking, vibrant portrait. The album showcases all of the different musical sides of the artist that she has not shared with the world before, a truly definitive statement that brings all of the unique layers of her artistry together in concert.
"This feels like a self-titled moment," she says. "I am ready to say, ‘This is who I am.'"



The Crystal Ballroom

1332 W. Burnside
Portland OR 97209

(503) 225-0047
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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!


Tech Specs

Floor and stage plan
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Lighting diagram 
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Sound manifest
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Lola's Room: 
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Technical and logistical packet
For Crystal Ballroom & Lola's Room
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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

$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)
$ ----  CHAIR RENTAL ($2 per chair)
$ ----  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.


All ticket purchases are non-refundable.


There are three pay lots nearby, and street parking is available.


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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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. 

*Get 15% off room rates at Crystal Hotel, Sunday through Thursday with a ticket purchase. (Must mention at time of booking, must verify ticket at check in for discount) *restrictions apply. 

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