Free Festival Friday! Enter for a chance to win tickets to The Festy Experience

imr_1796.jpgTired of hearing about the series of financial crises created by our elected officials petty squabbles? Want to get away from watching your 401k tank for a weekend? Haven’t hit as many festivals this year because cash is tight? Well, we are here for you and so are the folks at The Festy Experience. It is their generosity that allows us to proudly present the third edition of “Free Festival Friday!” Yes, that is right, your chance to enter to win free tickets for you and a pal to head out for the weekend and bask in some musical goodness without the hassle of paying for tickets. Have a look at the details contained herein and GOOD LUCK!

A little bit about The Festy:

The 2nd annual Festy Experience will take place October 7th – 9th, 2011 at the Concert Grounds at Devils Backbone in Nelson County, VA. Curated by bluegrass-bending group The Infamous Stringdusters, The Festy revolves around the essential festival elements of good music, local sustenance, and the great outdoors. A confirmed lineup is listed below and tickets are currently on sale. More bands and activities will be announced in the coming weeks.

imr_7352.jpg“The Stringdusters are practically obsessed with festivals,” admits Travis Book of the Infamous Stringdusters.  “We learned to play at festivals, we met at festivals, and we love the community created by festivals. The Festy Experience is amazing music, local food and libations, and a legit outdoor lifestyle experience. It’s our ideal weekend; a good hang and an awesome party in a beautiful place.”

Of course live music is an integral part to The Festy Experience. Despite The Infamous Stringdusters forming numerous connections to the “bluegrass” world, The Festy does not strictly feature bluegrass talent. Instead, The Stringdusters invited the diverse bands and musicians they’ve met on the road and at other festivals. Featured performers include Railroad Earth, David Grisman Sextet, Brett Dennen, Jim Lauderdale, Emmit-Nershi Band, Toubab Krewe, The Wood Brothers, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and more.

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and only a short distance from the historical Appalachian Trail, The Festy provides a premiere location for camping and outdoor enthusiasts. Just up the road from the Concert Grounds (and accessible by shuttle for spectators), the Virginia Off-Road Series will host the Devils Backbone Challenge mountain bike race. Trail blazers can take part in the Blue Ridge Burn 5k/10k run hosted by Blue Ridge Outdoors, and nature lovers of all levels are encouraged to hike mountain trails, and participate in yoga classes.

The Festy has also taken major strides to provide exceptional and sustainable food options for their attendees. Community partners The Rock Barn, Devils Backbone Brewery and Java Depot offer on-site dining and sustenance options. Locally brewed beer is supplied by Star Hill and Devils Backbone breweries and select wines will be available from Nelson County Vineyards.

A limited quantity of weekend festival tickets including camping are available for $99 and currently on sale through The Festy website at www.thefesty.com. Day passes will not be sold if the festival sells out in advance.

WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 2011

WHERE: 200 MOSBYS RUN, ROSELAND, VA  22967 / (JUST 1 HOUR SW OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)

PRICES: $99 3-DAY PASS WITH CAMPING ($39 FOR AN RV PASS)

FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://www.thefesty.com

CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE:  THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS + RAILROAD EARTH + DAVID GRISMAN SEXTET + BRETT DENNEN + JIM LAUDERDALE + EMMITT-NERSHI BAND + TOUBAB KREWE + THE WOOD BROTHERS + LARRY KEEL & NATURAL BRIDGE + GIANT PANDA GUERRILLA DUB SQUAD + SARAH SISKIND + RUBBLEBUCKET + THE TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND + THE NEW FAMILIARS + LOVE CANON + LAKE STREET DRIVE + MORWENNA LASKO & JAY PUN QUARTET + TREES ON FIRE + THE GOOD LOVELIES + CARL ANDERSON

The details, official rules, and eligibility requirements

 What you are playing for:

1) You are entering to win (2) tickets to The Festy Experience.

How To Enter:

1) Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click the link and it will take you to the contest entry page.

2) Fill out the entire entry form. Partially filled out entry forms will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Honest Tune.

How a winner will be chosen:

1) All of the entered names will be copied from the survey site and pasted into a computer generated random name picker. All of this will be videotaped so that nobody can cry foul. To see the latest examples of us using this tool, click here or here.

2) THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS Friday, 9/25/11 at 12:00 noon CST 

Eligibility Requirements:

1) No previous or current Honest Tune editor/staff may enter.

2) Contributors may enter.

3) Only one entry per person will be allowed and IP Addresses are logged on the survey site.

4) Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

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 Click the banner or here to enter for your chance to win (2) Tickets to The Festy

Fine Print:

This contest and the contents contained herein are solely the responsibility of Honest Tune. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. The winner will be contacted via his/her email address and must respond to the contact within 72 hours. All entries must be received from within the United States. The winner will receive two tickets to The Festy Experience. The tickets will be available for pick-up at will-call. The winner will be responsible for his/her transportation, parking, lodging, any other expenses associated with the event. The winner may not transfer or sell the tickets. Total prize value: $198.00. All entries must be submitted via the above listed criteria and Honest Tune reserves the right to disqualify entries based solely on its discretion and upon an entry’s lack of conformity to the standards outlined above.

 

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