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The Gettysburg Festival is proud to announce the winner of the Red Molly giveaway.

  • Molly Shane: “I’ve never heard Red Molly, but it sounds like my kind of music, and I gotta love the name!”

Congratulations! Look for an email from the Gettysburg Festival with details of how to claim your prize.

Come back tomorrow for another ticket giveaway!

In celebration of the kickoff of the fifth annual festival, the Gettysburg Festival is giving away FIVE (5) buy-one-get-one free tickets to the Red Molly concert.

Saturday, June 16
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Majestic Theater

This New York-based trio is quickly gaining an ever-growing and devoted fanbase of “redheads” for their authentic Americana, folk, bluegrass-influenced songs. Their performances feature gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing, all done up in their trademark three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks and inventive arrangements.

The Details:

To enter to win a free ticket, write a comment here describing why you want to attend the Red Molly concert before 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. At that time, an online random number generator will be used to select five commenters as winners. Each winner will be entitled to a free ticket of the same value of a ticket purchased to the concert. Tickets are available at all price levels.

Return tomorrow to learn if you’re a winner!

Expect more “Redheads” to be walking the streets of Gettysburg after the Red Molly performance on Saturday, June 16, as that is what fans of the trio are called. This popular group performs gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing all done up in three-part harmonies.

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A show of this authentic Americana, folk, bluegrass-influenced music always feels like a gathering of old friends sharing favorite songs and good times.  Between knocking out audiences from coast to coast, the trio found time to record three albums including 2008’s Love and Other Tragedies, which spent ten weeks in the Top 15 on the Americana Chart, and 2010’s James which logged four months in the Top 40 on the Americana Chart, peaking at #4, and landing at #23 in the year’sTop 100.

Opening for Red Molly will be Voxology, from our very own central PA region. A shining example of the contemporary folk tradition, the band has performed at festivals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and Utah, where they performed during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

The show starts at 8pm, and tickets are $20/$26/$32. Reserve yours now at GettysburgFestival.org.

 From June 8 to 17th, the Gettysburg Festival brings more than 100 events – musical, culinary, artistic, and community – to this small town in Central Pennsylvania. How should you choose which events to check out? The Gettysburg Festival has made it easy for locals and out-of-towners alike, with this handy list:

Top 10 Must-Go Events

  1. Bridging the gap between blues, rock, soul, gospel and a touch of jazz, the Robert Cray Band is sure to light up the stage! Five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray brings the blues to Gettysburg on opening night Friday, June 8.
  2. Blues, Beer & BBQ featuring Shemekia Copeland makes for a perfect summer evening, full of smokey BBQ, cold beer and the sizzling voice of Shemekia Copeland. The June 9 party will start with a special cooking demo by the one and only ‘Biker Billy’, a vegetarian, Harley riding, entertainer who loves all things hot and spicy!
  3. FREE and open to all, the Art Market features two days of live music on the Festival Main Stage, along with a wonderful collection of artisans and crafters displaying and selling their work. Enjoy delicious Festival food from top local vendors and cold beverages from the Festival Bar.
  4. Kicking off History Meets the Arts on June 14, the Edible Art Tour is a Festival favorite. Tour local galleries to experience nationally known artists showcasing fine art and top area chefs showcasing fine food.
  5. ‘A Step Back in Time’ is this year’s theme for Children’s Arts Faire – a free, fun-filled day of crafts, music, games, art, magic and much more – for kids of all ages!
  6. Don’t miss Broadway’s Next H!T Musical – a fresh, creative improv troupe that creates a full-fledged Broadway style musical, completely off the cuff using suggestions from the audience. Cap off the fun with the decadence of a chocolate reception featuring artisan chocolates, pastries, coffees and chocolate martinis. Broadway and bonbons – a winning combination!
  7. The White House Dinner is sure to be remembered by all who attend! Hosted by the Eisenhower Foundation, special guest Susan Eisenhower will talk about her memories of the White House during her grandfather’s administration, then Walter Scheib, White House Chef for the Clinton & Bush administrations, will discuss his experiences in the President’s house while you enjoy a extraordinary dinner and fine wines.
  8. An exciting combination of traditional and contemporary brass bands, the All-American Brass Picnic this year will feature Athena Brass, an all-female band. Enjoy outstanding picnic fare from quality food vendors plus the Festival bar featuring beer, wine and other beverages.
  9. Become a “Redhead,” as the fans of Red Molly are called. On Saturday, June 16, this trio will combine gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing all done up in three-part harmonies.
  10. Then Sings My Soul: Songs and Spirituals from the American Experience is an uplifting, glorious musical journey that will satisfy your soul. Featuring mezzo soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis closes the festival on Sunday, June 17 with this event to honor America’s treasure trove of Civil War spirituals and inspirational Broadway favorites.

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Whether you love blues or brews, tunes or ‘tinis, the Gettsyburg Festival has something for everyone. Learn more about these events – and the 90 others scheduled for 2012 – at GettysburgFestival.org.