PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT GIVEAWAY: Tickets to see Sweet Honey in the Rock in the Berkshires

Sweet Honey in the Rock
The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA
Friday, January 28th @ 8pm

In the best and in the hardest of times, Sweet Honey In The Rock has come in song to communities across the U.S. and around the world raising her voice in hope, love, justice, peace, and resistance. Sweet Honey invites her audiences to open their minds and hearts and think about who we are and how we treat each other, our fellow creatures who share this planet, and of course, the planet itself.

Continuing our Parents’ Night Out promotions, Hilltown Families has two pairs of tickets to giveaway to two very lucky couples to see the Grammy Award winning a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA on Friday, January 28th at 8pm - a night out in the heart of the Berkshires!

Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. Deadline to enter to win: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 7pm (EST). More details below.

ABOUT SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK

The internationally renowned ensemble, Sweet Honey In The Rock, founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973 at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company, is coming to the Colonial for one performance only.  The metaphor of sweet honey in the rock captures completely these African American women whose repertoire is steeped in the sacred music of the Black church, the clarion calls of the civil rights movement, and songs of the struggle for justice everywhere.

Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. Find out more about Sweet Honey In The Rock at www.sweethoney.com.

ABOUT THE COLONIAL THEATRE

The Colonial Theatre re-opened in August of 2006, following a $21 million restoration, as a year-round performing arts center. Located in the heart of the Berkshires, the theater presents all genres of live music, touring Broadway musicals, comedy acts, family presentations and community events. The Colonial Theatre is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization. For more information, call 448-8084. For tickets, call 997-4444 or visit www.TheColonialTheatre.org

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win a pair of tickets Sweet Honey in the Rock in concert, at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA on Friday, January 28th at 8pm is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!   To enter win simply:

  1. SHARE THIS PAGE ON FACEBOOK BY SELECTING “LIKE” BELOW
  2. RECOMMEND A SONG FOR OUR COMMUNITY PLAYLIST and be sure to tell us your
  3. FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  4. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  5. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address)
  6. We’ll randomly draw two winners and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline to enter to win: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 7pm (EST). And your odds are doubled as two participants will win two pairs!

If you don’t win you should still go! Tickets are $35 and $55 and may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street Monday-Friday 10pm-5pm, by calling 997-4444, or online at http://www.TheColonialTheatre.org.

18 Comments

  1. January 26, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Congratulations to:

    • Anna White of Otis, MA
    • Denise Banister of Williamsburg, MA

    Anna and Arianna have both won a pair of tickets Sweet Honey in the Rock in concert, at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA on Friday, January 28th at 8pm, and should contact us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com to find out how to claim tickets.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed a song to our community playlist:

    • “Wanting Memories” by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Tammi Langlois of Amherst, MA & Kirok Clemeno of Worthington, MA)
    • Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin (Antonia Yenouskas of Northampton, MA)
    • Any song by They Might Be Giants (Amanda Saklad of Belchertown, MA)
    • “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Seal (Don Moon of Springfield, MA)
    • “Spirit Lullaby” by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Anneliese Mordhorst of Chesterfield, MA)
    • “Puff the Magic Dragon” (Tom Daly of Pittsfield, MA)
    • “Tuwe, tuwe” by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Anna White of Otis, MA)
    • “Octopus’s Garden” by The Beatles (Dan Lederer of Plainfield, MA)
    • “Our House” by Crosby Stills Nash and Young (Amy Cullen of Williamsburg, MA)
    • “Your Worries Ain’t Like Mine” (Marion Hohn of Amherst, MA)
    • “Chant” & “Battered Earth” by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Arianna Alexsandra Grindrod of Ashfield, MA)
    • “Calypso Freedom” ” (Denise Banister of Williamsburg, MA)
    • “Traveling Shoes” by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Helene Leue of Ashfield, MA)
    • “The Children’” by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Maribeth)
  2. January 25, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    wanting memories is heavenly!
    but oh..there are so many more beautiful songs!
    blessings onelil t.
    amherst,ma

  3. Kirok Clemeno said,

    January 24, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Wanting Memories was my Introduction to Sweet Honey in the Rock; add that to the playlist.

    Kirok Clemeno
    ~Worthington

  4. Kirok Clememo said,

    January 24, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Wanting Memories

  5. Antonia yenouskas said,

    January 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I recommend Stairway To Heaven by
    Led Zeppelin. Would love to see sweet honey!

    Antonia Yenouskas Northampton ma

  6. Amanda Saklad said,

    January 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    My recommendation is anything FUN by They Might Be Giants.. I’m not too familiar with Sweet Honey in the Rock, but I’ve heard the name a LOT over the past 10 years or so – gotta see them!

    Amanda Saklad
    Belchertown MA

  7. Lindsay Morin said,

    January 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    “We are the one’s” is my pick!

  8. Don Moon, Springfield, MA said,

    January 19, 2011 at 8:03 am

    ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ by Seal

  9. Anneliese Mordhorst said,

    January 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    A favorite album is a compilation of lullabies and includes Sweet Honey singing Spirit Lullaby. Ahhhh…..yes, very sweet.

    Anneliese Mordhorst
    Chesterfield, MA

  10. Tom Daly said,

    January 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Puff the Magic Dragon
    Tom Daly
    Pittsfield MA

  11. Anna White said,

    January 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Tuwe, tuwe by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

    Otis, MA

  12. Daniel Lederer said,

    January 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    “Octopus’s Garden” The Beatles.
    Dan Lederer
    Plainfield, MA

  13. Amy Cullen said,

    January 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    “Our House” by Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
    Amy Cullen
    Williamsburg, MA

  14. Marion Hohn said,

    January 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I recommend “Your Worries Ain’t Like Mine” for the playlist. Marion Hohn, Amherst, MA

  15. Arianna Alexsandra Grindrod said,

    January 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I love Sweet Honey in the Rock and would love to attend their concert! There are so many songs I cherish; one is simply called “Chant” from their Twenty-Five Album. “Chant” is a traditional song from central Africa to call down the spirits. “ah mah ee boo oh ee ay ee. ah may ee boo oh ee ay.” Goodness, can I make one more recommendation from the same album – “Battered Earth” – brings me to tears every time.
    Bright Blessings
    Arianna Alexsandra Grindrod
    Ashfield, MA

  16. Denise Banister said,

    January 17, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Hard to pick one favorite, but I will go with “Calypso Freedom”

    Denise Banister – Williamsburg, MA

  17. Helene Leue said,

    January 17, 2011 at 10:33 am

    For a community playlist let’s add Traveling Shoes by Sweet Honey in the Rock.
    Helene Leue
    Ashfield, Ma.

  18. Maribeth said,

    January 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

    My favorite Sweet Honey Song is “the children’ a rendition of Kahil Grabon’s poem of the same name. would lvoe to go to the show


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