Come on down! You could be the next contestant on The Price is Right Live when it comes to the Cross Insurance Arena on September 29.

The Price is Right is the longest-running game show in history, currently wrapping up its 50th season on CBS. Hosted for 35 years by Bob Barker and for the past 15 years by Drew Carey, The Price is Right still airs every weekday morning at 11 a.m. as it has for most of its run. You know this though because when you were home sick from school, you were watching it. We all did.

I am an obsessed fan of the show. Growing up I wanted to be Bob Barker and back in 1999, I actually went to the show and got to meet him. I was star-struck and a life goal was achieved. That's me there in the audience giddy with excitement.

Game Show Flashback via YouTube
Game Show Flashback via YouTube

The Price is Right Live is a traveling version of show that began in 2003 in casinos. It became so popular they started touring with it across the county. It's a scaled-down version of the game you know and love. The prizes are a little cheaper so you won't be winning a new car, but you may get to play Plinko, spin the not-quite-as-big Big Wheel in the Showcase Showdown and walk away the big winner by winning the Showcase.

Drew Carey will not be there, but there is a rotating number of hosts including Todd Newton, Drew Lachey, Jerry Springer, and Joey Fatone. We don't know who will be the host when the show comes to Portland, but I personally hope it's Todd Newton. He was one of several who auditioned to replace Bob Barker as host and he should have won. He brings way more excitement and enthusiasm to the show than Drew has in his little finger. Hard take, I know.

Tickets are on pre-sale now for the show coming at the Cross Insurance Arena on  September 29. Go to Use the code "Come On Down" to buy them at If you wait until the actual on-sale date of April 15 you may be out of luck.

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