Giveaway: Levon Helm tickets and dinner at Ella’s

In exactly one month, a van will be parked outside the Walton Arts Center and crews will be ushering in equipment for one heckuva show. Somewhere not far away, the legendary Levon Helm will be drinking a coffee or having a bagel or whatever it is he does in the morning before a concert. With any luck, he’ll be right across the street at Common Grounds and a few Fayettevillians will score a chance to meet him.

Speaking of scoring sweet chances, we’ve rounded up a pair of tickets to the show and are giving ’em away along with a $50 gift certificate to Ella’s Restaurant. In other words, if you win, Thursday June 18 will be a pretty great night.

How to enter
This one’s fairly simple. Just leave a comment on this post telling us why you deserve to win. Is it because you’re a fan on Levon? A fan of Ella’s? A fan of pretty great nights? It’ll be a random drawing and you can only enter once but our favorite entry of the bunch will be counted as three entries. Have at it.

What you’ll win
You’ll get two tickets to the Thursday June 18 performance of Levon Helm at 8pm in the Walton Arts Center and a $50 gift certificate from Ella’s Restaurant.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 11:59pm CST on Sunday, May 24, 2009.
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

Thanks to Thirty-Third Street LLC, Stratton Entertainment and Ella’s Restaurant for sponsoring this contest. For more information about this performance and to purchase tickets, visit or call 479-443-5600.