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Old Crow Medicine Show Giveaways!

Thanks to our friends at Outback Concerts, we have 5 pairs of tickets to see Old Crow Medicine Show and Sturgill Simpson! They’ll be playing the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on May 2. Just be the correct caller when the DJ asks for it and you could win yourself a pair of tickets! Tickets for Old Crow Medicine Show and Sturgill Simpson are available at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, through, or via phone at (800) 514-3849.

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Old Crow Medicine Show along with special guests, Shovels & Rope, will be coming to the Red Hat Amphitheatre on August 20th. WKNC will be giving away tickets for the show until Tuesday, August 19th. All you have to do is be the correct caller when the DJ asks for it and you could win yourself a night of great music. So don’t miss this golden opportunity! All of your friends will think you are so cool once you tell them you won free tickets from WKNC. That girl/guy will be highly impressed by your resourcefulness and finally agree to go out on a date with you. Basically, these tickets will change your life.

Old Crow Medicine Show is a bluegrass/americana band from Harrisonburg Virginia. They were discovered by bluegrass legend Doc Watson while the band was performing out on the streets of Boone, North Carolina. The band brings a classic, folk rock sound to the table that warms your heart and makes ya’ feel rightcha at home in ol’e North Caka-Laka. Old Crow Medicine Show makes me think of what southern country music should sound like. Plenty of harmonica solos, lots of banjo pickin’, a big upright bass, and overall great tunes. Even if you don’t like americana music, it’s hard not to like Old Crow Medicine Show’s sound. And with songs like “Down Home Girl” and “Caroline” you can’t help but admire the musical talent behind the music. But you know what they say, “Americana sound’s best when heard live”. I think that’s an ancient chinese proverb. Maybe not. But who knows, right? What is for certain is that you won’t regret a night with Old Crow Medicine Show!

(P.S. If you’ve gone to any NC State sponsored/related event you’ve probably heard Old Crow Medicine Show’s song Wagon Wheel “heeeeeeeeey mama rock me”)

Shovels & Rope is an Americana duo from Charleston, South Carolina. Their music is filled with mellifluous vocal harmonies, palpitating drums, and dulcet acoustic guitars. A little less bluegrass than Old Crow Medicine Show but still an excellent example of southern americana rock. Check out their song Birmingham to hear a great example of my (fancily worded) description for the band.

So be on the listen for DJs giving away these tickets all week!

Good luck!

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Giveaways for Kings of Leon and Old Crow Medicine Show, presented by Live Nation

We’re excited to announce we have tickets to give away for both the Old Crow Medicine Show and the Kings of Leon concerts presented by Live Nation happening late this summer in Raleigh.  Old Crow Medicine Show will be joined by Shovels & Rope at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Wednesday, August 20. Kings of Leon will be joined by Young the Giant and Kongos at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Wednesday, September 17.  Thanks to Live Nation, WKNC has 5 pairs of tickets for both concerts to give away all this week!

Tickets for both concerts will be given away from Monday, April 21 until Saturday, April 26.  Just be the correct caller when the DJ asks for calls on air to win a pair of tickets!  Tickets for both Old Crow Medicine Show and Kings of Leon go on sale Friday, April 25 at 10 am on, at Ticketmaster outlets, and at 800-745-3000.

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WKNC Giveaways

WKNC has some new and exciting tickets to giveawathis coming week! Check out the shows going on July 19 to 25 for which WKNC will give away tickets:

Sunday, July 19:
Lost In The Trees playing @ Cat’s Cradle

Scream The Prayer Tour @ Lincoln Theatre

Wednesday, July 22:
Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers @ Lincoln Theatre

Dark Party (Eliot Lipp & Leo 123 w/Mux Mool) @ The Pour House

Saturday, July 25:
Annuals & The Old Ceremony @ NC Museum of Art

The Bleeding Hearts with The Dielectrics & Stonefox @ The Pour House

In addition to these great shows, WKNC is also giving away tickets to following shows:

Robert Cray Band July 23 @ Koka Booth

The Big Surprise Tour w/ Old Crow Medicine Show August 10 @ Koka Booth

Coldplay August 6 @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

Be sure to listen in to WKNC 88.1 for your chance to win some of these great tickets! Also, be sure to check out The Rock Report for a complete list of local shows near you!