– McMenamins’ Sophomore MicroFest Celebrates Crystal Ballroom’s Past –

WHAT: McMenamins presents the second annual Sabertooth MicroFest, a psychedelic and stoner music packed weekend, taking place Feb. 5-7, 2016 in downtown Portland. Drawing on the counterculture history of the Crystal Ballroom, Sabertooth celebrates the mind-altering experiences that started in mid-’60s folk, rock and blues. From the Peace Rites of Allen Ginsburg and historic performances by the Grateful Dead through the Flaming Lips Boom Box Experiment, the Crystal has always been the place to experience psychedelic music in all its forms. The bands featured this year, including Super Furry Animals, Red Fang and Built to Spill, represent a wide range of psychedelic music styles and interpretations of the art form.

In addition to a full music line-up, MicroFest goers and craft brew aficionados can enjoy the Blasphemous Brew Fest – a showcase of seven wild and weird small batch beer styles custom made for the MicroFest by McMenamins and other local breweries. Beers are available for purchase in Lola’s Room on Saturday and Sunday for ages 21 and over. Sabertooth ticket holders can bring beers from the brew fest up to the Crystal Ballroom to watch the show.

In the spirit of the event, Al’s Den (at Crystal Hotel) features its own psychedelic stylings all weekend from 7-10 p.m. by two of Portland’s homegrown artists: World’s Finest on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6 and Quick and Easy Boys on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Sabertooth music line-up at Crystal Ballroom

  • World’s Finest, 7 p.m. (Al’s Den)
  • King Black Acid, 8 p.m.
  • Earth, 9 p.m.
  • Super Furry Animals, 10:15 p.m.


  • Blasphemous Beer Fest, 5 p.m. (Lola’s Room)
  • Eternal Tapestry, 6:30 p.m.
  • World’s Finest, 7 p.m. (Al’s Den)
  • Witch Mountain, 7:20 p.m.
  • YOB, 8:25 p.m.
  • Red Fang, 9:30 p.m.


  • Blasphemous Beer Fest, 5 p.m. (Lola’s Room)
  • Brett Netson & Snakes, 6:30 p.m.
  • Quick and Easy Boys, 7 p.m. (Al’s Den)
  • The Fresh & Onlys, 7:20 p.m.
  • Mikal Cronin, 8:25 p.m.
  • Built to Spill, 9:30 p.m.

* Showtimes subject to change, check the website for updates

Blasphemous Brews at Sabertooth provided by:

  • Ale Apothecary
  • Breakside Brewery
  • Cascade Brewing
  • McMenamins Crystal Brewery
  • McMenamins Edgefield Brewery
  • McMenamins Thompson Brewery
  • Upright Brewing

WHEN: February 5-7, 2016
Friday: Doors at 6 p.m., Music at 7 p.m.
Saturday: Doors and Brew Fest at 5 p.m., Music at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: Doors and Brew Fest at 5 p.m., Music at 6:30 p.m.

COST: 3-day pass: $85 advance, $90 day of show
VIP Viewing Area* (21 and Over) – $140 advance, $145 day of show
Individual day passes: $30 advance, $35 day of show
VIP Viewing Area* (21 and Over) – $50 advance, $55 day of show
* Limited amount of VIP tickets available

WHERE: McMenamins Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room
1332 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97209

Al’s Den at Crystal Hotel
303 S.W. 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

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