PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT TICKET GIVEAWAY: Willie Nelson & Family at Mountain Park

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Willie Nelson & Family at Mountain Park
Holyoke, MA
Sunday, August 8th, 2010 @ 7pm

Deadline to enter to win: August 4th

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

This month we are pleased to offer a chance to win a pairs of tickets to see Willie Nelson & Family at Mountain Park in Holyoke, MA on Sunday, August 8th, 2010.

Win the tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, 08/04/10 @ 7pm (EST). More details below.

ABOUT MOUNTAIN PARK

Following its opening in 1894 as a picturesque retreat on the side of Mount Tom, Mountain Park expanded and evolved into one of the most beloved amusement parks in New England. At the beginning of the 20th century, Holyoke was the most prosperous community in the state and the first planned industrial city in the United States. The city’s progress drew crowds of visitors to Mountain Park, and the park gradually developed into a bustling destination. Although the park closed its gates in 1987, the echoes of laughter from generations of visitors still reverberate throughout the Pioneer Valley. Today, Mountain Park evolves into the next millennium as a new host for music, entertainment and outdoor family fun.

ABOUT WILLIE NELSON

Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Although he didn’t become a star until the mid-’70s, Nelson spent the ’60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price (“Night Life”), Patsy Cline (“Crazy”), Faron Young (“Hello Walls”), and Billy Walker (“Funny How Time Slips Away”) as well as releasing a series of records that earned him a small, but devoted, cult following. During the early ’70s, Willie aligned himself with Waylon Jennings and the burgeoning outlaw country movement that made him into a star in 1975, as recognizable in pop circles as he was to the country audience. In addition to recording, he also launched an acting career in the early ’80s. Willie has never played it safe musically. Instead, he borrowed from a wide variety of styles, including traditional pop, Western swing, jazz, traditional country, cowboy songs, honky tonk, rock & roll, folk, and the blues, creating a distinctive, elastic hybrid. Nelson has gone back to his roots for his new album Country Music, produced by T-Bone Burnett and featuring a collection of vintage country standards played by Nashville’s top flight bluegrass musicians.

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Wilie Nelson and Family at Mountain Park on Sunday, August 8th at 7pm is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. SHARE YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY OR BLUEGRASS SONG BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 08/04/10 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win you should still go. Check out the Mountain Park music line-up here. Tickets are available at the Northampton Box office, online at IHEG.com, or by calling 413-586-8686.

46 Comments

  1. August 5, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Congratulations to

    • April Albrecht of Belchertown, MA

    April has won a pairs of tickets to see Willie Nelson & Family at Mountain Park in Holyoke, MA on Sunday, August 8th and should contact us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com for directions on how to claim tickets.

    If you did’t win you should still go. Check out the Mountain Park music line-up here. Tickets are available at the Northampton Box office, online at IHEG.com, or by calling 413-586-8686.


    COMMUNITY PLAYLIST

    Everyone who entered to win was encouraged to share their favorite country or bluegrass song. Check out this terrific playlist of music our ticket giveaway participants contributed to. Tune-in to a future episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show to hear portions of this fabulous playlist aired right here in Western MA:

    • “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” by Willie Nelson (Laine Romero-Alston of Northampton)
    • “Good Hearted Woman” by Waylon Jennings (Amanda Saklad of Belchertown & Kristy Dyer of Hatfield)
    • “Pancho and Lefty” by Townes Van Zandt (Sylvia Crafts of Chesterfield)
    • “Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Johnny Cash (Stephanie Billings of Florence)
    • “Joleen” by Dolly Parton (Anita Morehouse of Huntington)
    • “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Casgh (Melissa Coady of Easthampton)
    • “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash (Jessica Thompson of Ashfield)
    • “Annie’s Song” by John Denver (Jessica Day of Greenfield)
    • “Blue Moon of Kentucky” by Bill Monroe (Jessica Lindsey of Amherst)
    • “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson (Sandra Dias of Holyoke & Larry Zelazo of Palmer)
    • “My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now” by Tin Pan Alley (Regan Hall of Greenfield)
    • “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” by Willie Nelson (Kathy Kleeberg of South Hadley)
    • “Angel from Montgomery” by Bonnie Raitt (Rory Dexter of Pelham)
    • “Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson (Deborah Doulette of Whately, Cathy Zatyrka of Hadley & Howell Lee of Shutesbury)
    • “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” by Reba McEntire (Bruce Miller of Russell)
    • “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” by Willie Nelson (Denise Banister of Williamsburg & Eugenie Wu of Shutesbury)
    • “Cattle Call” by Eddy Arnold (Bill Sweet of Northampton)
    • “Angel from Montgomery” by Bonnie Raitt (No Nukes Concert – 1979?) (Robyn Linde of Florence)
    • “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash (Cheli Mennella of Colrain)
    • “The Long Black Veil” by Johnny Cash (April Albrecht of Belchertown)
    • “Shady Grove” by Doc Watson (Felice Wolfzahn of Shelburne Falls)
    • “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” by Waylon Jennings (Marian Kent of Easthampton)
    • “Tennessee Waltz” by Patti Page (Jamie Zarvis of Easthampton)
    • “Cold Day in July” by Dixie Chicks (Dave Cahn of Plainfield)
    • “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie (Elizabeth Jensen of Leeds)
    • “Lover, Lover” by Jerrod Niemann (Marya LaRoche of Cheshire)
  2. Kristy Dyer said,

    August 4, 2010 at 10:12 am

    “Good Hearted Woman”!

    Hatfield, MA

  3. Howell Lee said,

    August 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Always On My Mind
    Shutesbury, MA

  4. Eugenie Wu said,

    August 3, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
    Shutesbury, MA

  5. Marya LaRoche said,

    August 3, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Currently, it’s “Lover, Lover” by Jerrod Niemann
    -Marya
    Cheshire, MA

  6. elizabeth jensen said,

    July 31, 2010 at 9:39 am

    “This land is your Land” by Woody Guthrie
    elizabeth jensen
    leeds,ma.

  7. Dave Cahn said,

    July 30, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Cold Day in July, Dixie Chicks
    Plainfield, MA

  8. Dave Cahn said,

    July 30, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Cold Day in July, Dixie Chicks

  9. Lynn Zayac said,

    July 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Crazy Willie Nelson

  10. Jamie Zarvis said,

    July 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page always gets me.

    Easthampton, MA

  11. Cathy Zatyrka said,

    July 23, 2010 at 8:19 am

    “Always on my Mind”… an oldie but goodie!
    Hadley, MA

  12. Cheli Mennella said,

    July 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    One of my favorites is Fulsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.

    Colrain, MA

  13. Marian said,

    July 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Damn, I got so excited about songs I forgot to follow the rules. I’m Marian Kent and I live in Easthampton, MA. Thanks for indulging.

  14. Marian said,

    July 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Impossible to say my absolute favorite, but on the favorites list and on my mind is “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” by Waylon Jennings. Unless Townes Van Zandt counts, in which case it might be “If I Needed You.”

  15. Felice Wolfzahn said,

    July 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Oh boy,,,,,,How exciting.
    W live in Shelburne Falls
    Favorite bluegrass song: Shady Grove!
    Thanks,
    Felice Wolfzahn

  16. April Albrecht said,

    July 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Long black veil is hauntingly beautiful.

    April Albrecht
    Belchertown, MA

  17. Shannon said,

    July 19, 2010 at 7:38 am

    It’s difficult to pick just one, but I guess I would have to go with “Will the circle Be Unbroken” by June Carter Cash.

  18. Sara Cahillane said,

    July 17, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I was always fond of Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash. Thanks for the opportunity–this will be a great show!

  19. robyn Linde said,

    July 16, 2010 at 11:11 am

    John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery”—but I love Bonnie Raitt’s version at the No Nukes concert (1979?)
    Florence, MA

  20. Scott K, South Hadley said,

    July 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I personally love “on the road again” What a great opportunity to win tickets. Thanks.

  21. Bill Sweet said,

    July 16, 2010 at 8:23 am

    While I rush to suggest something by Johnny Cash, who is my favorite country artist, I’d have to say that I always get goosebumps when I hear “Cattle Call” by Eddie Arnold. I can still hear my dad sing it when the song comes to mind, and it still brings a tear though dad’s been gone 25 years.

    Bill Sweet
    Northampton

  22. Denise Banister said,

    July 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Willie singing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” is my all time favorite. I know I posted this twice, but the first time I forgot to say that I live in Williamsburg, MA.

  23. Denise Banister said,

    July 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Willie singing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” is my all time favorite.

  24. Bruce Miller said,

    July 13, 2010 at 7:55 am

    My favorite country song is
    “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”
    by Reba McEntire.

    Bruce Miller
    Russell, MA

  25. Rory said,

    July 13, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Angel from Montgomery is a favorite…we’d love to go to the show
    Rory Dexter
    Pelham, Ma

  26. Deborah said,

    July 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    “Last thing I needed first thing this morning” fave — and put it together with “Always on my mind” for a nice mournful sound :)

    Deborah Doulette
    Whately, MA

  27. Stacey said,

    July 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Angel from Montgomery is a favorite. We’d love to see Willie at Mountain Park!
    Stacey M
    Greenfield MA

  28. Laine Romero-Alston said,

    July 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    My dad is a Presbyterian minister from GA with a country music band of other preachers called “Life’s Other Side” (where they sing about mamas, trucks, drinking and other surly stuff). I have a lot of favorites from growing up listening to them including “Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys” to “Dear John” to heartbreaking versions of “Amazing Grace” and “May the circle be unbroken”. I have also grown up to love WIllie Nelson’s more contemporary stuff, particularly on his album “Teatro”. Anyway, I would love to invite my dad to a night out to hear Willie here!
    Laine Romero-Alston
    Northampton, MA

  29. Kathy Kleeberg said,

    July 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    My all time fav is Angel flying to close to the ground!

    Kathy
    South Hadley, MA

  30. Regan said,

    July 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

    My husband and I played “My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now” at our wedding. Love it.

    Regan Hall
    Greenfield, MA

  31. Larry Zelazo said,

    July 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I personally like “On The Road Again”

    Palme,Ma

  32. Michael A. Busack said,

    July 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

    He was a Friend of Mine is a favorite.

  33. Jaynie Barnes said,

    July 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

    So many favs., of Willie’s… “Georgia on my Mind” & “Always on my Mind”. Thanks for this nice opportunity.. music at Mt. Park… brings back memories of childhood of music at Mt. Park!

  34. Sandra Dias said,

    July 12, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I like On the Road Again by Willie Nelson. would love to see the show!

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, MA

  35. Jessica Lindsey said,

    July 12, 2010 at 8:46 am

    “Blue Moon of Kentucky” is a fave.

    -Jessica from Amherst, MA

  36. Jessica Lindsey said,

    July 12, 2010 at 8:45 am

    “Blue Moon of Kentucky” is a fave.
    -Jessica from Amherst, MA

  37. Jessica Day said,

    July 12, 2010 at 8:29 am

    “Annie’s Song” by John Denver…made me cry when my BF and her husband used it as the “first dance” song at their wedding!
    Jessica Day
    Greenfield, MA

  38. Jessica Thompson said,

    July 12, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Burning Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
    Jessica Thompson
    Ashfield, MA

  39. Melissa Coady said,

    July 12, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Boy Named Sue

    Melissa Coady (Easthampton, MA)

  40. Alisa Blanchard said,

    July 12, 2010 at 7:31 am

    You Are My Sunshine is my favorite- if I had to pick just 1

    Pittsfield, MA
    ~alisa

  41. Anita Morehouse said,

    July 12, 2010 at 7:30 am

    “Joleen” by Doly Parton.

    Huntington

  42. Anita Morehouse said,

    July 12, 2010 at 7:29 am

    “Joleen” by Dolly Parton.

  43. Stephanie Billings said,

    July 12, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Sunday Morning by Cash
    Stephanie, Florence, MA

  44. Rebecca Lauterbach said,

    July 12, 2010 at 7:22 am

    “Crazy” by Willie and especially sung by Patsy.

  45. sylvia crafts said,

    July 12, 2010 at 7:19 am

    “pancho and lefty” , love willie and also emmylou’s versions….

    sylvia crafts
    chesterfield mass

  46. Amanda Saklad said,

    July 12, 2010 at 7:01 am

    My husband and I have OUR song – Willie sings it with Waylon “Good Hearted Woman”

    Amanda Saklad
    Belchertown, MA


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