Who's ready to see some shows? Well, the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKETS to see some of Portland's best concerts—our way of saying thanks to our great readers and spread the word about some fantastic upcoming performances! (Psst... if you want to say thanks to the Mercury, please consider making a small monthly contribution to keep us alive and kickin'!) And oh boy, do we have some great shows coming at ya this week! CHECK IT OUT!

ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX to see EVERCLEAR at the Crystal Ballroom on October 16!

Everclear continues to tour extensively, and while it's a virtual surety that no Everclear gig is complete without a rendition of "Santa Monica" and "Father of Mine," lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material—especially the "deep cuts"—not only gives fans a rare treat, it also injects new life into the band's live dynamic. Don't miss out; get your tickets today or enter to win here!

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Sun Oct 16, 8 pm, $35-$45, 21+

ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX to see CELEBRATING BILLY JOEL at the Aladdin Theater on September 14!

Hey Portland! Celebrating Billy Joel visits Aladdin Theater on September 14! Featuring renowned vocalists and piano players Rob Stringer and Alex Deepay, this superb group of multi-instrumentalists celebrates the songs and styles of America’s Piano Man. Tickets are on sale now or enter to win here!

Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, Wed Sept 14, 8 pm, $35, all ages

GOOD LUCK, and all winners will be notified by this Thursday. And check back next week for more FREE TIX from the Mercury!