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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Nick Black

7 p.m.

$10 in advance, $12 day of show

21 and over

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Limited Seating, first come first serve. Expect standing room.

Nick Black

Nick Black

Nick Black is a fun, optimistic, and authentic artist from Memphis, TN. Influenced by the feel-good music of Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, and the musicality of legacy acts such as Al Green and Sting, Nick has created his music to sound modern and unique, yet familiar and nostalgic.

His stage presence as an entertainer is quite something to behold. Nick pulls the audience in and doesn't let them go. He creates an experience that he wants everyone to be part of. Pulling people up from the crowd, singing to a fan in the front row...everyone's included. He grew up between two worlds: his family's deep ties to church, and his hometown of Memphis where Soul, RnB, Rock N' Roll, and Blues legends made names for themselves, Black's sound is an organically grown phenomenon, honed at open mic nights, in church, at hundreds of club gigs, and now on larger stages across the USA.
Since his first album in 2012, The Soul Diaries, his authenticity and passion has been the foundation of his identity, both as a person and as an artist. In March and April of 2020, with touring being shut down, Nick embarked on a record-setting 30 songs in 30 days called "Nick Black's $ongs from $cratch" on his Twitch channel writing songs in real time from samples, riffs and lyric lines sent in by viewers. He has since written over 100 songs in front of a quickly growing live streaming audience, 12 of which landed on his brand new TWITCH #1 album, which has over 100,000 plays on Spotify.

About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this music venue named for Al Winter, Portland's 1940's gambling overlord.
Al’s Den is an intimate, speakeasy-style space where live music fills the air, but we save the dancing for our larger venues.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 3 pm – 10 pm
Friday, 3 pm – 11 pm
Saturday, 1 pm – 11 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 10 pm
Happy Hour served 2 pm – 5 pm
(21 and over only after 5 pm)

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The menu features local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries from the Crystal Bakery, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience. No reservations are necessary; stop by for a quick business lunch, a pre-show drink or an evening date night.

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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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