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Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series Giveaway!

02 November 2011

One of my favorite things about Dallas is how iconic it is. You can see an image of the Mobil Pegasus, the State Fair or a woman in big hair and diamonds and feel a rush of Dallas energy. As Ben Kweller says, it's "the neon lights from the building that let you know you're home."

Many of these Dallas icons to me come from our local music scene. My sister lives in Austin and brags about the "live music capital of the world," but I personally prefer Dallas, which I believe to be the "seriously so stinking hurty-good songwriter/musician capital of the world." Acts like the Old 97's, Ben Kweller, Sarah Jaffe and The O's are some of my favorite bands, not just my favorite Dallas bands. I love how much they add to the spirit and heritage of our city.

Each November for the past five years some of the icons get together to showcase their talents and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis patient funding through the CF Concert Series. This is a no-miss event with Markus and I. It was one of our first dates and we are so happy to see it enter it's fifth year. Speaking of icons, each year there is an amazing poster design. This year's poster by Daniel Fuhrer is stunning and will be on my wall ASAP.

My personal history with CF long precedes this event and is intimate and chaptered, so will not be appearing on the blog. If I could hand pick a cause for such creative and soulful people to rally around it would be this. That is why I am so excited to be giving away two tickets to the show on my blog!

To enter the giveaway:
1. Leave a comment below with your email address.
2. Add your favorite Rhett Miller, Sarah Jaffe or The O's song to your comment for an extra entry.
3. Follow my blog with Google reader to be eligible for a third entry!

To order tickets for this amazing event visit the CF Concert Series site. And don't forget your pocketbook so you can load up on raffle tickets and stake your claims in the silent auction! The giveaway winner will be announced Wednesday, November 9. See you there!



    Favorite song (maybe of all time): Rhett's "Fireflies."

  2. Great event, great cause, great music, great volunteers and great venue. What more could you ask for? I come down from Oklahoma for this every year!

    Rhett Miller (Hospital Wings)
    The O's (You've Got Your Heart)
    Sarah Jaffe (Clementine)

    Thanks for doing this!


    okcreativetype (at)

  3. steele.tom[at]

    Sarah Jaffe - Vulnerable


    Rhett Miller - Hover

    sarah jaffe - 'clementine', until i heard 'vulnerable', until i heard 'louder than ever'.

    Rhett Miller - "Our Love"
    Sarah Jaffe - "Vulnerable"
    The O's "Wrecking Ball" or "Tennessee Coalminer" can't decide

  7. I'm glad I found your blog!
    Sarah Jaffe - Clementine

  8. jheibel at gmail dot com

    Sarah Jaffe - Summer Begs
    The O's - Tennessee Coalminer


    sarah jaffe - vulnerable

  10. Hi I found your blog through Helene, I have added you now :)

    My FAVORITE song from Rhett Miller is "Terrible Vision".

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, fun!!

  11. Also, it would help if I followed all the rules! My email address is


    The O's - "In Numbers We Survive"

    Thank you!
    Michelle (214) 563-2985


    The O's - "I Still Wait"

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