Ticket Giveaway: The Nields Family Concert in Northampton

Win a Family 4-Pack of Free Tickets
Family Concert with The Nields
Saturday, March 5th, 2011 @ 10am
at The First Churches of Northampton

Hilltown Families and Nonotuck Community School (NCS) have partnered up to offer one lucky family a chance to win a family 4-pack of free tickets to see The Nields as they continue their 2011 Winter Family Concert Series in Northampton, MA on Saturday, March 5th at 10am! What better way for families to beat the mid-winter blues! Proceeds from the performance go to benefit Nonotuck Community School, local non-profit preschool! Deadline to enter to win is 03/02/11. Find out how to enter to win below.

ABOUT THE NIELDS

Nerissa and Katryna Nields grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and in the back seat of the family car. Katryna learned to sing melody with their father, eventually making her an ideal front person for the band. Nerissa, on the other hand, tackled the harmonies; with that skill, she provided a natural counterpoint to her sister’s vibrant lead. As a duo, the sisters have toured nationally for years and been the darlings of the coffeehouse/festival scene, with tunes ranging from off-the-hook idiosyncratic to kicking to heartbreaking. They were a part of Lillith Fair, and have shared the stage with Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Sarah McLaughlin, Dar Williams, The Indigo Girls, James Taylor, Joan Baez, the Band, 10,000 Maniacs, Billy Bragg, Dan Zanes and countless others, all of whom informed and enhanced their musical repertoire.

A most recent influence on their music is children. “Having children has brought us back to our roots in a powerful way,” says Nerissa. “I’m much more drawn to the honesty of folk music, the simplicity of it. My kids love singing songs from Sister Holler. And I love how, when we sing these ‘Nerissa’ songs in concerts, everybody sings along, even though it’s the first time they’ve heard them. They’re songs that really invite the listener into the music making process.” Find more information about the band at www.nields.com.

ABOUT THE NCS 2011 WINTER FAMILY CONCERT SERIES

The NCS Winter Concert Series is a three-part Winter Family Concert Series hosted by Nonotuck Community School. The season started off with Mister G in January, followed by The Alchemystics (Saturday, February 12th @ 10am) and The Nields (Saturday, March 5th @ 10am). All three concerts take place at The First Churches of Northampton (129 Main Street). Tickets are sold only on the day of the shows (doors open 30 minutes before each concert): adults $7, children $5, and one and under, free. Proceeds from this concert series will go to benefit Nonotuck Community School, a nonprofit parent cooperative that provides early education and care for children aged 15 months to 5 years old, and is located in Florence, Massachusetts (221 Riverside Drive, 586-5996). For more information visit: www.nonotuck.org or call 413-586-5996.

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Nields in concert at The First Churches of Northampton on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 @ 10am , is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

     

  1. SHARE THIS PAGE ON FACEBOOK BY SELECTING “LIKE” BELOW
  2. RECOMMEND A SONG FOR OUR COMMUNITY PLAYLIST (one entry per family) and be sure to tell us your
  3. FULL NAME and where you
  4. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) PLEASE include your town and state to be eligible.
  5. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  6. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.
  7.  

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 03/02/11 @ 7pm (EST).  If you don’t win and still really want to go, tickets will be sold at the door the day of the show.  See above for details.


ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN TIXS TO THE NIELDS: On Saturday, March 12th from 7:30-10:30pm, there will be a “Mom’s Night Out with The Nields!” A benefit for MotherWoman in  Easthampton, MA… and we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to that show too! — Hootenanny has been a smashing success and is now a Valley institution for mothers and young children. Many mothers have said “I want a Hootenanny for grownups!” That’s exactly what we’re doing. Join Katryna and Nerissa for an evening of singing, great food, pampering and fun. MotherWoman will honor parent educator, Maria Curtin-McKenna that evening. To win a pair of tickets, please submit a story, with photo, about how Maria has made a difference in your life over on the Hilltown Families Facebook page by 3/9/11. You must “Like” Hilltown Families Facebook page to be able to participate.  Good luck!

12 Comments

  1. March 3, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Congratulations to:

    • Stacy Calabretta of Goshen, MA

    Stacy has won a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Nields in concert at The First Churches of Northampton on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 @ 10am and should contact us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com for directions on how to claim her tickets.

    Thank you to everyone who made a song recommendation for our community playlist:

    • “Superhero Soup” by The Nields (Laura Fortin of Holyoke, MA)
    • “Going to Boston” by The Nields (Dave Cahn)
    • We like “Red, Red Robin” by The Nields (Sandra Dias of Holyoke, MA)
    • “Jeremy Newborn Street” by The Nields (Jerri Higgins of Greenfield, MA)
    • “Garden Song” (Sometimes called “Inch by inch, row by row” and authored by David Mallett) (Melissa Flynn of Belchertown, MA)
    • “Going to Boston” by The Nields (Andi Turowsky)
    • “Parents are Cranky” by The Nields (Jessica Morris of Northampton MA)
    • “The Molly Song” by The Nields (Stacy Calabretta of Goshen, MA)
    • “Eat Like a Rainbow” (Theresa Grisanti)
    • “Going to the Zoo” by The Nields (Jessica Larkin of Bernardston, MA)
    • “A Frog Named Sam” by Ben Rudnick and Friends (Amanda Saklad of Belchertown, MA)

    If you didn’t win and still really want to go, tickets will be sold at the door the day of the show. (doors open 30 minutes before each concert): adults $7, children $5, and one and under, free. Proceeds from this concert series will go to benefit Nonotuck Community School, a nonprofit parent cooperative that provides early education and care for children aged 15 months to 5 years old, and is located in Florence, Massachusetts (221 Riverside Drive, 586-5996). For more information visit: http://www.nonotuck.org or call 413-586-5996.

  2. Laura Fortin said,

    February 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Some of our favorite songs have already been named, so we’re going to go with “Superhero Soup” : )

    Laura Fortin
    Holyoke, MA

  3. dave cahn said,

    February 26, 2011 at 6:58 am

    “Going to Boston” is my son’s favorite song

  4. Sandra Dias said,

    February 25, 2011 at 10:43 am

    We like Red, Red Robin by the Nields.

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, MA

  5. Hermionejh said,

    February 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    For the Community Playlist I choose Jeremy Newborn Street by The Nields.

    Jerri Higgins
    Greenfield, MA

  6. Melissa Flynn said,

    February 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    “Garden Song” (Sometimes called “Inch by inch, row by row” and authored by David Mallett)

    Melissa Flynn
    Belchertown, MA

  7. February 19, 2011 at 8:59 am

    We LOVE the Nields!!!
    One of our fav’s (and there are many!) is “Going to Boston” by the Nields.
    Thanks, as always, Sienna and Hilltown Families!!
    xoxoxo

  8. Jessica said,

    February 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

    the Nields new one: Parents are Cranky
    Jessica Morris, Northampton MA

  9. Stacy CALABRETTA said,

    February 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Hi
    My daughter, Kai, loves the Molly song, by the Nields. That’s our vote. :)

    Stacy Calabretta
    Goshen, MA

  10. February 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    “Eat like a Rainbow” is one of our favorites.

  11. Jessica Larkin, Bernardston, MA said,

    February 17, 2011 at 9:32 am

    “Going to the Zoo”, the Nields version, is my 4 yr old’s choice for the playlist.

  12. Amanda Saklad said,

    February 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    a good song for the playlist would be “A Frog Named Sam” by Ben Rudnick and Friends.

    Amanda Saklad
    Belchertown, MA


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