PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT TICKET GIVEAWAY: Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theater

Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theater
Northampton, MA
Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 1st & 2nd, 2010 @ 8pm

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 Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA at 8pm on either Monday, November 1st or Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010. Opening act, Bobby Long.

Win the tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. Deadline to enter to win is Friday, 10/29/10 @ 7pm (EST). More details below.

ABOUT MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD

“To play for people and share your songs with them is to make a real connection. That’s why we play outside our shows for those who can’t afford to come inside. They need the songs too – maybe more. That’s the reality. And as a musician I was on tour with put it recently, “Our fans didn’t come to us from a reality show. They came to us from reality.” And so, we mean something in their lives. We’re the music they put on when they drive their little kids to school, or hang out with the person they love at night. There’s no higher honor. So they have an investment in the music. And that means so much because this music is very personal to me too.” - Michael Franti

For over two decades, the Bay Area born Michael Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music. Franti first formed the punk band The Beatnigs while studying at the University of San Francisco, and later the far more hip hop-inflected The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. In the mid-Nineties, Franti created Spearhead. Franti’s music has always reflected his status as a musical citizen of the world. The Sound of Sunshine is Michael Franti & Spearhead’s seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2008’s Top 40 hit All Rebel Rockers. Throughout his career, Franti has earned and maintained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the business. Playing music off of the new album, Franti & Spearhead are sure to deliver an electrically charged, and ultimately unforgettable, musical experience for fans.

Find out why Michael Franti goes barefoot at his concerts. It’s all for a good cause!

ABOUT OPENING ACT, BOBBY LONG

Nu-folkish Bobby Long’s steel string thrumming, much in the vein of London contemporaries Mumford & Sons, Noah and the Whale and Laura Marling, has lent him a million plus MySpace listens prior to any official release. When you listen to Bobby Long, you are reminded of what music is meant to be . . . naked emotion that only knows how to be honest with itself and the listeners. It doesn’t take long to realize you are listening to the next generation of music.In 2009 he played over 100 gigs across Europe and North America and sold over 10,000 copies of his bootleg EP “Dirty Pond Songs” at his shows. The Twilight Soundtrack, which included his co-written “Let Me Sign”, won an American Music Award for Best Soundtrack. Late 2010 or early 2011 will herald the release of a much anticipated first studio album, recorded at legendary ToeRag Studios and produced by Liam Watson (White Stripes, Elephant).

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win a pairs of tickets to see Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA at 8pm on either Monday, November 1st or Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010, with opening act, Bobby Long, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply:

  1. POST WHICH NIGHT YOU WOULD PREFER TO ATTEND (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, 10/29/10 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win you should still go. Tickets are available at the Northampton Box office, online at IHEG.com, or by calling 413-586-8686.

52 Comments

  1. Margaret Byrne said,

    November 1, 2010 at 10:07 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! This is very exciting!! Hooray for Hilltown Families!

  2. Felice Wolfzahn said,

    October 30, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Felice Wolfzahn
    Shelburne Falls…
    Franti is the peace rocker!
    Felwolf@crocker.com

  3. October 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Congratulations to:

    • Margaret Byrne of Northampton, MA

    Margaret has won a pairs of tickets to see Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA at 8pm on Monday, November 1st with opening act, Bobby Long, and should contact us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com for her tickets.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our Parent’s Night Out ticket giveaway. – Tickets are still available at the Northampton Box office, online at http://www.IHEG.com, or by calling 413-586-8686.

  4. Megan McDonough said,

    October 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I would love to go on TUES night.

    Megan McDonough
    Colrain, MA

  5. Sean Reilly said,

    October 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Tuesday November 2 Concert
    Worthington MA
    Thanks

  6. Jennifer Martin said,

    October 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I’d love to see this show on Tuesday night- Nov. 2nd.
    Thank you!
    Jennifer Martin
    Shelburne Falls

  7. Debbie Carnes said,

    October 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    EXCELLENT!

    I would love to go to the concert on Tuesday, November 2nd. I live in Worthington, MA.

    Thanks.
    Debbie Carnes

  8. dan castelli said,

    October 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    can go either night

    dan castelli
    williamsburg, ma

  9. Kerry Anderson said,

    October 29, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Monday night would be great!

    thanks!
    Kerry Anderson
    Southwick, MA

  10. Helene Leue said,

    October 29, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Trying that again.
    Monday Nov 1
    Ashfield, Ma

  11. Helene Leue said,

    October 29, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Monday Nov 1 !

  12. Sandra Dias said,

    October 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Would love to go to this show on Tuesday night.

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, MA

  13. Myanna Carbin-O'Brien said,

    October 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I would love to see Michael Franti on Monday November 1st.

    Myanna Carbin-O’Brien
    Holyoke, MA

  14. October 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    OOoOOo, I’d love to go on Tuesday night!!! My husband and I definitely need a night out!

    April Albrecht
    Belchertown, MA

  15. sharon castelli said,

    October 28, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I LOVE SPEARHEAD
    either night
    thank you

    sharon castelli
    northampton, ma

  16. Rory Dexter said,

    October 28, 2010 at 4:55 am

    I would be all for going on Tuesday, Nov.2

    Rory Dexter
    Greenfield, Ma

  17. Jessica Thompson said,

    October 27, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    It would be great to go! Either night.
    Jess Thompson

  18. Edward Bank said,

    October 27, 2010 at 11:26 am

    How cool would it be to be there on Monday, November 1

    Edward Bank
    Grafton, VT

  19. Liz Jacobson-Carroll said,

    October 27, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Michael on Monday! Thanks!

    Liz Jacobson-Carroll, Buckland MA

  20. Barbara Solow said,

    October 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Monday night would be best. Love MF and HF!
    Barbara Solow
    Florence, MA

  21. Margaret Dondiego said,

    October 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I’d love to see Michael Franti onTuesday night, Nov. 2nd.

  22. laura porter said,

    October 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Yes! I’d love to see Michael Franti on Tuesday Nov 2…
    Laura
    Haydenville

  23. Effie Molina said,

    October 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I would love to see Michael Franti on Monday, November 1

    Effie Molina
    Florence, MA

  24. James Lowe said,

    October 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    What a GREAT Monday night out this would be!

  25. Kim Slaving said,

    October 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I would love to go see Michael on Monday Nov. 1

    Kim Slaving
    Adams, MA

  26. Carrie Healy said,

    October 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I would love to pencil this onto my Tuesday night plans! Carrie Healy, Shelburne, MA. Sounds like a great time.

  27. zach howard said,

    October 26, 2010 at 10:32 am

    love to go on Nov. 2. thanks!

    zach howard
    conway

  28. Karen Lyness LeBlanc said,

    October 26, 2010 at 8:32 am

    AHH! Just realized I posted twice and did not mean to. I thought the post did not go through when I did not see it at the bottom. Did not realize it appears at the top of this list. Sorry.

  29. Jessica Day said,

    October 26, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Would love to attend the Tuesday, November 2, show! :-)
    Jessica Day
    Greenfield, MA

  30. Karen Lyness LeBlanc said,

    October 26, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I would like to see Michael Franti on Monday, November 1st
    Karen LeBlanc
    Hillsdale, NY

  31. Karen Lyness LeBlanc said,

    October 26, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Would LOVE to attend and celebrate my birthday on November 1st.
    Karen Lyness LeBlanc
    Hillsdale, NY

  32. Stephanie Gale said,

    October 26, 2010 at 3:27 am

    I would like to go on Tuesday Nov. 2nd.

    Thanks!
    Stephanie
    Easthampton

  33. Rachel Silverman said,

    October 25, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    If Im at a sweet concert on Tues. Nov. 2nd , then hopefully I’ll be too busy dancing to worry about the Tea Party Takin’ over.
    Florence, MA

  34. Gus Perkins said,

    October 25, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I would even dance on Monday Nov, 1st

    Gus Perkins
    West Chesterfield, MA

  35. Geri Pollard said,

    October 25, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Oh how I would love to see Michael Franti and Spearhead on
    Tuesday, Nov. 2!

    Geri Pollard
    Cummington, MA

  36. Geri Pollard said,

    October 25, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Oh how I would love to see Michael Franti and Spearhead on
    Tuesday November 2!

    Geri Pollard
    Cummington, MA

  37. October 25, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    That’s the sound of sunshine…

    Tuesday the 2nd!

  38. Jennifer Scalise said,

    October 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I get his songs stuck in my head ALL THE TIME!!

    Would love to go on Monday, November 1st!

    Currently in Worcester, MA
    **Looking forward to moving to Buckland, MA soon**

  39. Jill McCutcheon said,

    October 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    That would be fantastic

    Tuesday the 2nd

    Florence,MA

  40. Kerry Shaw said,

    October 25, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    We’d love to go on Tues. 11/2.

    Kerry
    Greenfield MA

    Thank you!

  41. Jenni Haley said,

    October 25, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    November 1 please!
    Have been dying to take my hubby to a show.
    Jenni Haley
    Sunderland, MA

  42. Margaret Byrne said,

    October 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Sounds like fun!
    Monday November 1
    Margaret Byrne
    Northampton, MA

  43. Tracey Levy said,

    October 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I’m a huge fan – my husband is a newbie. We have a 4 month old and would love a night out…. Monday night would work best.

    Northampton, MA

  44. amy rocheleau said,

    October 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Looking forward to much needed night of music and dancing with good friends and Michael Franti, preferably Monday. I just moved away from Northampton and can’t wait to return!!
    Amy Rocheleau
    Petersham, Ma

  45. Kirsten Cirincionr said,

    October 25, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I would love to see Michael Franti on Tuesday, November 2
    Kirsten Cirincione
    Florence, MA

  46. gaylekabaker said,

    October 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Yeah! Either night!
    Gayle Kabaker

  47. Jess Kuttner said,

    October 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I would love to see Micheal Franti – one of my all time favorites!!!! Monday night would rock.

    Jess Kuttner
    Ashfield, MA

  48. Alex Chesner said,

    October 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Tuesday, Nov 2!

  49. Laine Romero-Alston said,

    October 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I would love to have a mom-night-out with my friend for this! MOnday the 1st is preferable. Thanks!
    Laine
    Northampton, MA

  50. October 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Oooh- this would be such a treat! We’d go Monday or Tuesday, but since I have to pick, I’ll say MONDAY. Thanks for offering this! Hadley, Massachusetts

  51. Leigh Salvage said,

    October 25, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    OH WOW! I was just bemoaning the lack of funds to go to this show – I’m a HUGE fan. I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to go Monday night, Nov. 1st. (Am I jinxing myself? ah well!)

    ((AND – if someone else here does not win, and wants to go on Tuesday, maybe we could split the 2 night passes which makes it a tiny bit cheaper…feel free to email me!))

    LEIGH SALVAGE
    AMHERST, MA

    Love Michael Franti!

  52. Denise Banister said,

    October 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I would like to see Michael Franti on Tuesday, November 2

    Denise Banister
    Williamsburg, MA


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