Win Tickets to See Dan Zanes and Friends: Family Dance Party (Deadline 10/19/09)

Win Free Tickets to See

At the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall in Amherst, MA

Friday, October 23rd at 7pm
Family Fun Pre-Show Party begins at 6pm

Hilltown Families and the UMass Fine Arts Center have partnered up to offer a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Dan Zanes and Friends: Family Dance Party at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the UMass campus in Amherst, MA on Friday, October 23rd.  Festivities begin at 6pm. This is an ASL interpreted event. Find out how to enter to win below.


Concerts by Dan Zanes & Friends are always cause for celebration, filled with singing and dancing to songs brimming with warmth, wisdom and wonderful music. The Grammy-Award Winner is joined by his “beautifully scruffy, harmonically precise, spirited, and better-than-ever band” and they’ll be singing songs in both English and Spanish with their own homespun style giving you the feeling that a bunch of wildly talented friends and neighbors just got together to throw a party . . . and everyone’s invited.


Family Fun Pre-Show Party
Please come at 6 PM for a pre-show party for families. There will be hands-on craft activities and healthy snacks for everyone while they last.

Arts Give Back
Please bring a new or gently used book to donate to Link to Libraries. Link to Libraries collects and distributes new and gently used books to elementary school libraries and nonprofit organizations to enhance the language and literacy skills of children of all cultural backgrounds. Please visit their site ( for a list of preferred books or bring some goodies from your personal collection.


The winner will receive four copies of a Dan Zane’s album to give to friends and family, courtesy of the UMass Fine Arts Center.


Your chance to win a family 4-pack of  tickets to see Dan Zanes and Friends: Family Dance Party at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the UMass campus in Amherst, MA, plus four copies a copy of a Dan Zanes CD is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Monday, 10/19/09 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win you should still go! Tickets are available at the UMass Fine Arts box office, online at UMass Fine Arts Center or by calling 545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMAS.

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56 Comments on “Win Tickets to See Dan Zanes and Friends: Family Dance Party (Deadline 10/19/09)

  1. I have GREAT NEWS! Thanks to the wonderful generosity of the Fine Arts Center at UMass, we have three more family 4-pack of free tickets to offer to three more participants of our Dan Zanes and Friends Giveaway. Using the following families have been selected to receive a free family 4-pack of tickets:

    Deborah Doulette of Whately, MA
    Julie Russell of Granby, MA
    Minuet Fusto of Greenfield, MA

    These three additional families the lucky winners of 4-tickets to see Dan Zanes and Friends this Friday night at the Fine Arts Center at UMass in Amherst, MA! Congratulations, and HAVE FUN!

  2. Congratulations to Jessica Day of Leyden, MA. She is the lucky winner of 4-tickets to see Dan Zanes and Friends this Friday night at the Fine Arts Center at UMass in Amherst, selected by She will also receive 4 copies a copy of a Dan Zanes CD to keep or give to friends.

    Big thanks to the kind folks at the Fine Arts Center at UMass in Amherst for partnering with Hilltown Families to offer this fantastic giveaway.

    If you didn’t win and you still want to go to see Dan Zanes and Friends, order your tickets here: or call the box office at 545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMAS.

  3. We’ve never had the chance to see him, but I’ve heard great things.

    Sunderland, MA

  4. We love Dan Zanes in Northampton MA!

  5. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! :)

    – Marc Shaw

  6. Would LOVE to take our son to see Dan Zanes!

    Erin Newman-Long
    Holyoke, MA

  7. We have driven to Somerville to see DZ & Friends. It would be great to hear in our own back yard!

    Greenfield, MA

  8. We’re in Northampton, MA Love the Zanes. Thanks!

  9. My husband and I saw Dan Zanes at the 2003 Newport Folk Festival when my oldest (now 6yr.) was only 9 months old. We’ve been listening to him ever since and would love for my youngest (presently 1yr old) to see him for the first time. Thank you for the opportunity.

    – Kim
    Easthampton, MA

  10. Love Dane! Sounds like a blast!! -Northampton, MA

  11. Our whole family loves listening to Dan Zanes, and especially our son! I hope we’ll be able to go!

    Haydenville, MA

  12. My boys would love to go to this show. Thanks for the chance!

    Pelham, MA

  13. we went last time and his show blew the kids away! can’t wait to go this year again….

    florence, ma

  14. Hi! I’ve just learned of Dan Zane’s wacky music and can’t wait to introduce my kids!!

    Erving, MA

  15. Wow, Dan Zanes coming to Amherst! My daughter, Angelina, used to watch him on television and LOVED IT. This will bring back some awesome songs and its memories. Thanks Hilltown Families for this opportunity.

    Greenfield, Massachusetts

  16. WE love Dan Zane!! and would love a family fun night out:))

    Shutesbury, MA

  17. My son LOVES Dan Zanes!

    Springfield, MA

  18. We cockadoodle do around our kitchen all the time!! We would love to go to a Dan Zanes house partry! Whoever wins will be luck to see him and his friends!

    Suzy Canter Kirsch, Florence, MA

  19. dan zanes is the best! we’ve got our fingers crossed.

  20. We have loved Dan Zanes for years. Would be so great for my kids to dance like crazy at the show!!!
    The Holts, Belchertown, MA

  21. our family loves dan zanes-i hope we win!

    Buckland, MA

  22. We will be there! (Even better if it’s free!)
    Florence, MA

  23. Would love to attend. My husband and son saw them in Boston. Now let me in on the fun too!!!

    Holyoke, MA
    however hopefully by October 23 we will be Granby, MA (“hopefully” closing on a home in mid-October)

  24. My kids would love to see Dan Zanes

    Holyoke, MA

  25. Whoever gets to go is very lucky!
    In our family, I am, in everyway, the biggest fan of all.

    Plainfield, MA

  26. Count me in! We would love to get to go to the show!!

    Northampton, MA

  27. Fia – my 7yo- loves Dan hope we can get to see him!!!

  28. We live in Conway, MA and we love Dan Zanes. Who doesn’t?

  29. Love Zanes, love dancing, love having a good healthy family night out!

    Whately, MA

  30. This would be fun! We love Dan Zanes and we sure do love to dance!

    Currently living in Easthampton
    Moving to Chesterfield very soon!!

  31. we would love to go to a party! thank you! from, the jensen family in leeds,ma.

  32. I think it’s more for us than for Summer, Bring on the Family Dance party!!!

    West Chesterfield, MA

  33. We all love Dan Zanes and have a soft spot for the Del Fuegos!

    Holyoke, MA

  34. We’d love these tix!
    valle dwight, florence, ma

  35. Dan Zanes = FUN! What’s better than “Father Goose?!?”

    Leyden, MA

  36. Easthampton
    Yippee family dance with Dan Zanes & Friends!!

  37. yea! Dan Zanes!!!

    We live in Southampton, MA!

  38. Karen Bayne, Northampton MA!
    We love Dan Zanes…I mean my 3 and 5 year olds do….I mean, well, we all love him!

  39. I’m in! Who doesn’t love Dan Zanes??

    South Hadley, MA

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