You guys did such a great job submitting your stories and ideas for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival blogging contest, we couldn't resist giving you a chance to win tickets to our own festival.
As we announced the other day, the first ever No Depression Festival
will take place July 11 at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA, featuring Gillian Welch, Iron & Wine, Patterson Hood & the Screwtopians, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield, a Seattle roots-music all-star revue, and Zee Avi.
We'd love to have you join us, so we're opening up the field to a blogging contest. The two best bloggers of the bunch will each receive two tickets to the festival, special access, and a premium prize package to boot. Entries will be narrowed down to a group of finalists by yours truly (Kim Ruehl, your ND community manager) and the two winners will be carefully selected by Peter Blackstock and Grant Alden. Those chosen will also be our resident community bloggers from the festival.
Here are the rules:
1. All entries must be submitted by a blog post on this site, by midnight PST on June 26
. You must include the phrase "No Depression Festival" in the title of your blog post. (For instructions on how to create a blog post, check our FAQs
2. All blog post entries must focus on the artists in the line-up for this festival. You're welcome to comment on the entire line-up or a single artist.
3. You must be able to actually attend the No Depression Festival on July 11. The prize includes entry to the festival and special access, but you will be responsible for your own transportation and boarding if coming from out of town. If you are unable to attend the festival, you must inform us immediately so that we can choose another winner to attend in your stead.
That's all. Go forth and blog. Best of luck to you!