Fun in the Sun Giveaway: Live Nation Summer Concerts

The view of downtown Cleveland from Ohio City's Cleveland Hostel

The view from Ohio City’s Cleveland Hostel on a summer afternoon

As I was running around Cleveland at Saturday’s RTA Scavenger Hunt, I realized somewhere between Gallucci’s and the Cleveland Hostel that it was the first time this season I had really enjoyed a day outside.

Given that summer officially starts on Friday at 1:04 am, I’m overdue to get some new shorts and bust out the sunscreen. While I’m not the lounge-by-the-pool, sunbathing type, I’m definitely excited to soak up the rays in other ways.

In fact I’m so excited that I’m hosting 3 giveaways over the next month featuring some of my favorite outdoor summer activities.

First up: Live Nation Summer Concerts!

Live Nation Summer Concerts Giveaway - Moody Blues, The Killers, Weird Al in Cleveland

This summer, Live Nation will bring acts like Moody Blues, The Killers and Weird Al to Cain Park and Jacobs Pavilion

A few years ago, I was able to cross the Squirrel Nut Zippers off my concert dreamlist when I saw them perform at Cain Park.  Along with Ben Folds Five and Cake, they were one of my top 3 favorite groups in high school.

And if there was anything that could have made their vocals and melodies more hypnotizing, it was the beautiful, tree-filled backdrop of Cain Park.

Nestled in the middle of Cleveland Heights, I find this rolling park offers a nice respite from the city. All summer long you can enjoy live music and theatre in one of two covered outdoor theatres. Or you can take in beautiful artwork at the Cain Park Arts Festival and Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery. No matter what you end up doing, save room – and time – for a picnic dinner at the park.

On the other hand, maybe you like to enjoy your music right in the middle of the city.  If rocking out along the water is more your style, there’s Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

While I haven’t been, I have heard the the space is surprisingly intimate and acoustics great for an outdoor venue. Plus, I really don’t think you can beat the views of Cleveland’s bridges, buildings and waterways on a summer night.

Cain Park and Jacobs Pavilion: Great outdoor concert venues right in Cleveland

Great outdoor concert venues right in Cleveland

From June through September, Live Nation Cleveland is filling these venues with a lineup for all music tastes:

@ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/7- O.A.R. with Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone
7/23 – Steely Dan
7/24- Chicago
8/3- Daughtry/3 Doors Down
8/4- The Beach Boys
8/5- The Killers
8/10- Backstreet Boys
9/13- Tedeschi Trucks Band
9/29- The Moody Blues
(Update: The Ke$ha concert which was originally listed has been cancelled)

@ Cain Park
6/26- Happy Together Tour (The Turtles, Chuck Negron from 3 Dog Night, Mark Lindsay from Paul Revere and the Raiders, Gary Lewis and The Playboys and Gary Puckett and The Union Gap)
7/19- Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson
7/31- Weird Al Yankovic
8/7- YES
8/10- Michael Stanley
8/18- Michael McDonald

And here’s your chance to win 2 tickets to one of these concerts!

How to enter: Do one, some, or all five of the entries. A separate comment is needed for each.

5 Easy Ways to Enter the Giveaway
**You must leave a separate comment on this post for each entry**

1) Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment with which concert you want to see if you win. If you are selected as the winner, this will be the concert you receive tickets to (based on availability).

2) Follow @LiveNationCLV and @ADHicken on Twitter and leave a comment on this post telling me you did.

3) If you’re a fan of Clue Into Cleveland on Facebook, leave a comment on this blog post letting me know. If you’re not yet a fan, you can become one here.

4) Tweet a link to this blog post on Twitter, tag @ADHicken and @LiveNationCLV in the tweet, and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted.  Example below:

I want to see [REPLACE WITH BAND YOU WANT TO SEE] in #CLE! Enter @ADHicken’s giveaway to win tickets to a @LiveNationCLV concert this summer

You can tweet once per day for additional entries. Just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

5) Subscribe to Clue Into Cleveland via a feed tracker like Bloglovin’ or Feedly and leave a comment letting me know you did. This can also include signing up to receive email notifications in the top-right “Subscribe” section of this page.

You have until June 24 at 11:59PM to enter. On June 25, I will select a winner using and announce the winner’s name on Clue Into Cleveland. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry – good luck!

Disclosures: I was invited to give away 2 tickets to one of this summer’s Live Nation concerts at Cain Park or Jacobs Pavilion. In exchange, I was provided 2 tickets to the concert of my choice. My opinions and the choice to post about these concerts are my own. Entry 1 is mandatory and the winner will be awarded a pair of tickets to the concert they indicate in the comments. If there is a lack of available tickets to the winner’s first choice, other concert arrangements will be made.
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  1. I want to see The Killers. I’ve heard that Brandon Flowers puts on a great show!

  2. @MissSwiss and I follow @LiveNationCLV and @ADHicken on Twitter.

  3. I’m a fan of Clue Into Cleveland on Facebook.

  4. @MissSwiss and I Tweeted!

  5. Follow both @LiveNationCLV and @ADHicken on Twitter.

  6. I ‘Like’ Clue Into Cleveland on FB.

  7. I’d most likely want to see Chicago, or maybe ke$ha. Good line up, tough call.

  8. Definitely backstreet boys—the one boy band I never saw in concert.#relivingmyyouth

  9. I follow you both on twitter!

  10. The Killers. No question.

  11. follow you both on twitter

  12. of course I’m a fan on the facebook :)

  13. I’ve got Clue into Cleveland on my Flipboard feed.

  14. This isn’t an entry… but I just wanted to let you know that the website shows the Ke$ha show being cancelled.

  15. Andrew McMahon!!! (and OAR too) haha.

  16. Umm, I would see Andy McMahon because I am the biggest Andy/Jack’s/SoCo fan that has ever lived. I am seeing his Summer of Sounds tour in Columbus the night before and would turn around and drive back to see him in Cleveland the next day. He is that amazing…. I will be tweeting EVERY DAY. Sorry in advance for flooding your feed.

  17. I follow you on twitter already….

  18. I also follow you on Bloglovin….

  19. I follow Live Nation already too….

  20. I am a Clue into CLE fan on FB and I tweeted… I combined this because I put my twitter follows in 2 separate comments. My bad!

  21. I’d love to see The Killers

  22. I follow both on twitter!

  23. I’m a fan on FB

  24. I tweeted about the giveaway

  25. I’m subscribed via Feedly

  26. I tweeted for today!

  27. Jessica @JessBix

    I want to see Weird Al! Or maybe Backstreet Boys, though I did see them already back in the day :)

  28. Christina @MissSwiss

    Wednesday tweets!

  29. I really want to see Chicago. I saw them with my mom at The Front Row Theater when I was a kid and I just love them.

  30. I subscribe through my WordPress reader.

  31. I’d LOVE to see The Killers. An outdoor concert is on my CL Bucket List this summer for sure!

  32. 3- Daughtry/3 Doors Down would be the concert that i would choose thanks

  33. following you both on twitter under @amytolley1

  34. I have been a fan of clue into cleveland for a long time amy tolley

  35. already get your emails and i am following you on bloglovin already under amy tolley …thanks

  36. The killers definitely!!

  37. Is it weird that I want to see Weird Al?

  38. I follow you through WordPress’s reader.

  39. I want to see the killers on 8/5. Always wanted to!

  40. Christina @MissSwiss

    Thursday tweet!

  41. Backstreet Boys!!

  42. Christina @MIssSwiss

    Friday Tweet!

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  44. I would love to see Chicago!

  45. I follow both @ADHicken and @LiveNationClv on twitter — I’m @JustKim76

  46. Of course I’m a fan of Clue into Cleveland on Facebook!

  47. I retweeted about this awesome contest!

  48. I would really like to see Yes. Their influence on progressive rock is indisputable & their omission from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a shame. I’ve heard that they still put on great shows in concert to this day & would like to experience this for myself.

  49. I’m also following @LiveNationClv & @ADHicken. Plus I’m a Facebook fan of Clue Into Cleveland & I Tweeted the link in this blog post.

  50. I really need to see Daughtry!

  51. I’d love to see Chicago! My husband might not like that choice so I may have to find a friend to join me.

  52. I would like to see Weird Al Yankovic! lol

  53. Monday tweet!

  54. Daughtry/3 Doors Down would be my choice…’Over You’ has significant meaning for me!!

  55. omg such an easy question – THE KILLERS!!!

  56. I already follow you both on Twitter

  57. and of course I’m already of fan of you! xoxo

  58. I would absolutely love to see The Killers!

  59. I follow both @LiveNationCLV and @ADHicken on Twitter

  60. The killers please :)

  61. Fan on Facebook too

  62. I would love to see The Killers or Weird Al!

  63. I’d love to see The Killers. Chicago can go pound sand!

  64. I also already follow you on the tweeter.

  65. I follow @LiveNationCLV and @ADHicken on Twitter

  66. My life won’t be complete until I see Steely Dan!

  67. I follow @ADHicken and @LiveNationCLV on Twitter!

  68. ClueIntoCleveland? I’m a fan!

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