There are few things I love more – especially in the summertime – than a country concert. I started listening to country music in college, when all my friends on my dorm floor listened to it. “Cowboy Take Me Away” by the Dixie Chicks was the first country song I loved and Deana Carter’s “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” was the first country album I owned. The best thing about country music has always been the concerts, though…it’s really all about the music and the fans.
One of my favorite country concerts is the annual WGAR Dollar Bank Country Jam at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
The first time I went to the Country Jam, I was in college in 2002 and I’ll spare you pictures of that trip down memory lane. I also went in 2006 with my country-loving, whiskey-drinking pal Whitney.
And then I went in 2009 with my similarly country-loving, but usually less whiskey-drinking friend Beth.
The Country Jam is an outdoor party atmosphere with awesome music all day. The 2012 WGAR Dollar Bank Country Jam takes place Saturday, August 25 and features Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Josh Thompson, Eden’s Edge, The Farm, The Lost Trailers, Katie Arminger, and Caliber.
Tickets are on sale now through Mira Productions. There are two tickets levels: General Admission for $35 and Super Fan for $99.50. General Admission gets you admission to the Fairgrounds at 10am, with festival-style seating on the grass. The Super Fan package includes reserved seating near the stage, a Country Jam t-shirt, a parking pass, SWAG bag, and 2 non-alcoholic drink tickets, plus a dedicated bar area and restrooms. Click here to purchase tickets.
If you want to shake your honky tonk badonkadonk, you can also enter to win 2 General Admission tickets plus a parking pass right here! Here’s how to enter (be sure to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry):
1. Leave a comment telling me which artist you’re most excited to see at the Country Jam.
3. Tweet the following phrase: I want to shake my badonkadonk at the @995wgar Country Jam with @WhyCLE and @MiraProductions and you can too: http://wp.me/p1fb9r-Pm
You can tweet once a day for additional entries, just be sure to leave a separate comment each time you tweet.
The giveaway will run until 11:59pm on Tuesday, July 31 and the winner will be announced here on Wednesday, August 1. Good luck!
***Disclosure: I was asked by Mira Productions to help promote the 2012 WGAR Dollar Bank Country Jam. In exchange, I will receive 2 Super Fan ticket packages for myself and 2 General Admission tickets and a parking pass to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***