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Ticket Information

 
  • Purchase season tickets here.

  • Individual tickets start at $20 advance/ $25 day of show*. Front and Center Reserved Section tickets at $35.*

  • Members are eligible for discounts!  Not a member?!  Join today!

  • Student discounts are available!  Contact us at 503-548-4920 for more information.

  • Work for Art:  Purchase one ticket at full price and receive a second ticket for free with a Work for Art card. Call 503-548-4920 or email lauren@livewireradio.org to reserve space in advance. Subject to availability. Must arrive no later than 7:15 or tickets are subject to release.

  • Arts for All:  Purchase tickets for $5 with an Oregon Trail card through the RACC's Arts for All program. Call 503-548-4920 or email lauren@livewireradio.org to reserve space in advance. Subject to availability. Must arrive no later than 7:15 or tickets are subject to release.

  • *Ticket prices may vary by show.

  • Guests subject to change

Next Live Show

Venue: Bumbershoot Words & Ideas Stage
Doors:
Show: 7:00pm

Live Wire is performing at Bumbershoot 2015 this coming Labor Day Weekend! Festival wristband required, no individual tickets available. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.bumbershoot.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH at 7:00pm
 
Solomon Georgio
A standup comic who's appeared on Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly, Solomon's comedy has been described as "absurd, indignant irreverence" and also "very, very effing funny." (That last part was us.)
 
Ijeoma Oluo
A Seattle-based writer and self-proclaimed "Internet Yeller," Ijeoma Oluo's work focuses primarily on issues of race and feminism. Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, TIME, and The Stranger.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH at 7:00pm
 
Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comic, author and the host of NPR's quiz show Ask Me Another. Her hilarious memoir Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, outlines her experiences with grown men who live in basements and are obsessed with Garfield, among others.
 
Sean Patton
Born and raised in New Orleans, Sean Patton's appeared on FallonConan@midnight and has his very own Comedy Central Half Hour. He used to stage fake street fights for no reason during Mardi Gras, for which he's now very sorry.
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH at 7:00pm
 
Lizz Winstead
Co-creator of The Daily Show, stand-up comic and author of the funny and poignant memoir Lizz Free or Die. Lizz is also a dedicated political activist,  appearing at Bumbershoot with her touring show, Lady Parts Justice.
 
Timothy Egan
Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, Egan is an author and journalist who writes on the environment, the American West and politics for a little hometown newspaper called The New York Times. He's written seven books, the latest of which is The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America.

 

Ticket Information

Purchase tickets here.

Upcoming Live Shows

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Venue: Revolution Hall
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm

Maya Forbes
An Emmy-nominated writer and producer (The Larry Sanders Show), Forbes wrote and directed Infinitely Polar Bear, an autobiographical film about growing up in Cambridge, MA with her sister China (of the band Pink Martini) and her bipolar father. The film stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.

Aasif Mandvi
You may know Aasif as the "Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent" on The Daily Show, but he has since moved on to HBO, where he's a writer, actor and co-producer of The Brink, a comedy series based on the geopolitical crisis in Pakistan. (Yes, it doesn't sound funny. But it really is.)

Musical Guests:

Blitzen Trapper
Joining the show right before leaving on a nationwide, 33-stop tour, this experimental country/folk/pop ensemble is now releasing their eighth album, "VII" on Vagrant Records.

China Forbes
The lead singer for Pink Martini and a solo singer, China wrote the song "The Northern Line" for the Infinitely Polar Bear soundtrack.

Soft Sleep
Seattle-based band fronted by former Lonely Forest guitarist Tony Ruland. They released their debut self-titled EP in the spring of 2015, creating dreamy soundscapes that make you nostalgic for things you haven't yet experienced.  

More to be announced soon!

Ticket Information

Tickets are $20-$35.

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110
Portland, OR

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Venue: Revolution Hall
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm

Ruth Reichl
When Ruth Reichl isn't cooking food, she's writing about it. She's won six James Beard awards for her food writing in The New York Times, LA Times and Gourmet, for which she was editor-in-chief for a decade. In 2014, she published her fifth book and first novel, Delicious!

Jackie Kashian
A standup comic and self-proclaimed nerd, Kashian hosts the podcast The Dork Forest and has appeared on Conan, @midnight and This American Life. Not surprisingly, her standup special is entitled This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux.

More to be announced soon!

Ticket Information

Tickets are $20-$35.

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110
Portland, OR

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Venue: Revolution Hall
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm

Wallace J. Nichols
Why do we all feel so calm when we sit by the sea? Nichols is a marine biologist and wild water advocate whose new book Blue Mind seeks to explain the psychological and physical reasons we're all so enamored of, and soothed by, water.

Bri Pruett
A standup comic and sidekick on the live comedy extravaganza Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, Bri also writes a top-click-getting column for the Portland Mercury called "Let's Do It with Bri Pruett," wherein she gives advice on...sex things. 

Rinker Buck
In May of 2011, Rinker and his younger brother picked up the Oregon Trail in Nebraska in a restored 19th century wagon with three mules. He wrote about the extremely bumpy experience in The Oregon Trail, named top indie book by Amazon in July 2015.

Musical Guests:

Christopher Paul Stelling
Singer-songwriter out of Brooklyn, New York, known for his powerful voice and ridiculously good finger-picking on nylon-string guitar. Praised by American Songwriter and SPIN, Stelling recently released his third album, Labor Against Waste, and appeared on NPR's All Songs Considered.

Ticket Information

Tickets are $20-$35.

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110
Portland, OR

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Venue: Aladdin Theater
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm

Guests to be announced soon.

Ticket Information

Venue Address:
Aladdin  Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

Box Office Hours:
Monday—Friday: 2—6pm
Saturday: 11—6pm

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Venue: Aladdin Theater
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm

Alex Honnold
...isn't afraid of heights. Known for what's called "free solo" climbs (alone and without ropes or harnesses) on America's biggest cliffs, Alex has broken many speed climbing records and been featured on 60 Minutes and in The New York Times. His first memoir is Alone On the Wall

More to be announced soon!

Ticket Information

Venue Address:
Aladdin  Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

Box Office Hours:
Monday—Friday: 2—6pm
Saturday: 11—6pm

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Venue: Revolution Hall
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm

Meghan Daum
A columnist for The LA Times for a decade, Meghan Daum has become patently familiar with the personal essay. In 2014, she published The Unspeakable, a collection of highly personal essays that prompted Nylon to call her "her generation's Joan Didion." Most recently, she edited the collection Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids.

Bruce Campbell
An actor, author and director, Campbell chainsawed his way into cult stardom in the 80's as zombie-killer Ash in The Evil Dead series. Since then, he's worked steadily in film and TV, with roles in series like The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Burn Notice and films like The Hudsucker Proxy and Spider-Man. His newest series, Ash vs. Evil Dead, has horror film nerds in a giddy tizzy.

Musical Guests:

Chastity Belt
Not many bands begin by flipping over a ping-pong table at a frat party and playing a punk song, but according to legend, that was the birth of Chastity Belt, a blast of a four-woman Seattle band with a riot grrl tinge. Their most recent record is Time to Go Home.

More to be announced!

Ticket Information

Tickets are $20-$35.

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110
Portland, OR

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Venue: Revolution Hall
Doors: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm

Kristina Wong
Recently featured in The New York Times' "Off-Color" series, Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and writer whose work has appeared on APM's Marketplace, Comedy Central, and Totally Biased with Kamau Bell. The East Bay Express deemed her "brutal but hilarious," which is our favorite kind of person.

More to be announced!

Ticket Information

Tickets are $20-$35.

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110
Portland, OR

 

 

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