Giveaway: Conor Oberst, May 23 at George’s Majestic Lounge

Conor Oberst / Courtesy photo

Last time Conor Oberst was in town, one of the most epic spontaneous drum circles ever to happen in George’s parking lot broke out after the show, featuring members of the band along with a handful of talented local percussionists.

It went on for several minutes. People were literally dancing along in the parking lot at 3 a.m.

That’s unlikely to happen again when Oberst and band show up for a show at George’s on May 23, but part of the beauty of live music and performance is is, you just never know.

It will be the first trip to Fayetteville for the singer and creative force behind Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, and member of the super-group Monsters of Folk, since that show nearly eight years ago.

Oberst’s trip to town is in part to promote his new 17 track album, Salutations, released back in March. The album includes full-band versions of the 10 songs from last year’s stripped down release, Ruminations, plus seven previously unreleased songs. Phoebe Bridgers is set to open the show.

Tickets are $26, but you won’t have to worry about all that if you’re the winner of the following giveaway. Good luck.

How to enter

There have been some pretty epic shows in Fayetteville over the years. Leave us a comment telling us about the best show you ever saw here in town, and you’re entered.

What you’ll win

Two winners chosen at random will win two (2) tickets PLUS a reserved table for the Conor Oberst show set for May 23 at George’s.

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, Walton Arts Center employees, Walmart AMP employees, and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until noon on Friday, May 10
    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. Once we notify the winner, you’ll have 24 hours to respond via email to claim your prize.
  • 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 George’s for sponsoring this contest. For tickets, visit