The Perry 200 Commemoration committee is giving away 12 pairs of tickets to the Crosby, Stills & Nash concert that takes place June 23 on Beach 11 at Presque Isle State Park as a fund-raiser for the park.
To enter, visit www.facebook.com/Perry200 and “like” the page before Wednesday at 9 p.m. That will make you eligible for the contest. Winners will be randomly selected that same day around 3 p.m. and notified by e-mail no later than 6 p.m. that day or by phone by noon on Thursday.
Cody McCarver will headline a Redneck Friends of our Military Tour on June 24 at Eriez Speedway. McCarver, who formerly sang with Confederate Railroad, will release his new CD “I Just Might Live Forever” at the event. On his own, he’s known for such songs as “Let’s Get Dirty” — dedicated to dirt track racing as well as “I’m America,” which featured a video with guest star Charlie Daniels. In 2011, McCarver was part of the Outlaws & Trains tour with David Allan Coe.
100 Proof Justice from Buffalo and Erie’s American Ride will open the show. Gates open at noon. Tickets are $15, and include a pre-race rally, the concert and autograph session. Tickets are $6 for children age 6 and older.
The UPMC Sunset Concert series opens Wednesday with super-tasty soul and funk from Pittsburgh’s Jimbo and The Soupbones. They’ll “Play You Away” right on Beach 1, starting at 6 p.m.
A food concession will be open with Smith’s hot dogs, plus Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, as well as Connie’s Ice Cream and Meadow Brook drinks. Jennfer Dennehy wil offer free hula hoop lessons to those ages 8 and up at 5:15 p.m. behind the stage.
At each UPMC concert, you can also buy a raffle ticket to win a $200 gas card and dinner for two at the Bayfront Grille.Each show ends with the drawing.
On July 18, a grand prize will be given away: a $2,000 front entry door system from Seaway Window, plus an overnight stay and dinner for two at the Shearton Erie Bayfront Hotel.
The Erie Philharmonic will disclose its 2012-13 season at the first Get Your Phl at noon concert on June 20 on the Erie art Museum’s Fifth Street patio.Phil fans can also get discounts on subscriptions.
WQLN will broadcast the concert live, as well as the other two noon concerts.
The first show will feature a string quartet, followed by a woodwind quintet (July 25) and brass quintet (Aug. 22).
Chairs will be provided, as well as complimentary hot dogs courtesy of WQLN. Lunch is also available through the museum’s Wave Cafe.