Monday, January 24, 2011

Last Day To Enter-Free Tixs to The Shams at Lincoln Hall & Winter Fest for the Kids at Beat Kitchen

The Shams
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Winter Fest extravaganza Saturday, January 29!
Little Miss Ann Band, Boogers, Mary Macaroni & more, 11:30am-5pm
Next Saturday, January 29th Concerts for Kids is throwing a HUGE party. With a rocking main stage, facepainting, punk rock hair styling, crafts and lots of fun.

Concerts for Kids Main Stage
noon: Boogers
1:00: Mary Macaroni Magic Show followed by Balloon Animals
2:30: AmeriKid Idol with Andy Moy*
3:30: Little Miss Ann Band
Special thanks to Beat Kitchen, Psychobaby,, Unicoi Art Studio and Sitters Studio for making the fun possible.

*Note: If your child would like to perform in AmeriKid Idol, our open mic show, please email Julie Dickinson.
Buy tickets here. Beat Kitchen is located at 2100 W. Belmont.

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ChiIL Mama's been takin' names all month, but entries close tonight at midnight.   Once again we have 2 tickets for a parents' night out Thursday with The Shams (18+) at Lincoln Hall Thursday, January 27 2011 8:00 PM.
18+ $8.00.   Then we have a family 4 pack of tickets to Winter Fest at The Beat Kitchen Saturday at noon.

These shows are gonna be good ones.  Enter at the bottom of this post for your chance to win!   Finally, we are also still taking entries to win a family 4 pack to opening night of Monster Jam, Monster Truck Show at Allstate Arena on Friday, February 11th.   Concert ticket winners will be announced tomorrow during Free Tickets Tuesday.   You can enter to win Monster Truck tickets through Tuesday 2/1/11

We had a chance to check out The Shams at CBBF and can't wait to see 'em again.   And Saturday, Beat Kitchen features a whole afternoon of kindie rock and punk for the littles.   There will also be punk hair coloring and styling, crafts, and even a chance for your rock stars to strut their stuff on stage on Amerikid Idol.   A keyboard and mic will be in place, and you can bring an ipod or CD to accompany, or DIY.  

Here's what's up for Thursday:

Chicago Roots Collective & Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival Present: The CRC Showcase One Year Anniversary

Thursday, January 27 2011 8:00 PM
18+ $8.00   

After opening for Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at the 2010 Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival, The Shams Band looks to develop their own nitche in the Chicago music scene. These young garage rockers bring energy, passion and captivating harmony to every live performance.
“The Shams Band scene was reminiscent of a southern dance hall upturned by bad-boy rockers. If it weren’t for their mid-western look, a body almost forgot she was in Chicago. With tinges of Wilco, Chuck Berry, and Sly and the Family Stone wrapped up in a rootsy twang package, the energy of The Shams Band is contagious.” -Erin Keane [Via Chicago]
Follow | @TheShamsBand | @DNelsonMusic 

Enter here for your chance to win:

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