Giveaway: Bearfoot at Walton Arts Center

This giveaway has ended. Winners will be notified shortly. After confirmation, a list of winners will be posted on our blog.

Up until recently, I had always thought of bluegrass as a southern thing.

I’m not sure why I thought that. Growing up in Arkansas, I’ve heard my share of bluegrass music, and for some reason, the music just feels right here in the Ozark hills.

As it turns out, bluegrass is much more of an Appalachian thing, and before that it sprang out of roots in Scotch, Irish, and English traditional music, African music, and early American Blues and Jazz. These days, bluegrass is very much a worldwide thing.

Bearfoot, coming to the Walton Arts Center next month, for example, is a bluegrass band, and they’re from Alaska. There is nothing southern about Alaska.

The band recently won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, and if you like bluegrass that is “collaborative, uplifting, energetic, beautiful and inspired” (according to, you’ll be happy to hear that we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for the show. Try to win.

How to enter
Fiddles are cool. Banjo’s are ok, but if you ask me, there is no musical instrument more badical than an upright bass. That’s just me, though.

Leave a comment naming your favorite traditional bluegrass instrument, and you are entered.

What you’ll win
Two (2) lucky winners will receive two (2) tickets each to Bearfoot’s Apr. 9, 10 p.m. performance at the Walton Arts Center.

The rules

  • You only may enter this specific giveaway once.
  • This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere except staff of Fayetteville Flyer or Walton Arts Center.
  • The giveaway is open until 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and the random winner will be contacted shortly afterwards. Make sure you leave a valid email 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.

To see the full schedule of performances, visit