Crystal Ballroom Downtown
Thurs March 21, 8 pm All Ages
Recommended by Ciara Dolan
Fun fact about Maren Morris: The Nashville country star was selected to sing “The Middle”—her 2018 mega-hit with EDM producer Zedd—after more than a dozen other vocalists auditioned, including pop queens Carly Rae Jepsen and Demi Lovato. It’s one hell of a song, with Morris pleading for compromise over a tick-tockin’ beat until her she’s literally hoarse. I’ve listened to it about 500 times and will listen at least 500 times more. (PS: Her debut LP, 2016’s Hero, is definitely worth revisiting, too.)
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.