Ticket Giveaway: The Nields Family Concert in Northampton

Win a Family 4-Pack of Free Tickets…

Family Concert with The Nields
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 @ 10:30am
at The First Churches of Northampton

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Nields in Northampton on Saturday, Jan. 21st at 10:30am. Deadline to enter to win: 01/18/12 by 7pm (EST). Details below.

For the third year in a row, Hilltown Families is a proud sponsor of the Nonotuck Community School Winter Family Concert Series.  This year the school is kicking off their concert series with The Nields, and we have a family 4-pack of free tickets to giveaway to one lucky family! Proceeds from the performance go to benefit Nonotuck Community School, a local non-profit preschool! Deadline to enter to win is 01/18/12. Find out how to enter to win below.


Nerissa and Katryna Nields grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and in the back seat of the family car. Katryna learned to sing melody with their father, eventually making her an ideal front person for the band. Nerissa, on the other hand, tackled the harmonies; with that skill, she provided a natural counterpoint to her sister’s vibrant lead. As a duo, the sisters have toured nationally for years and been the darlings of the coffeehouse/festival scene, with tunes ranging from off-the-hook idiosyncratic to kicking to heartbreaking. They were a part of Lillith Fair, and have shared the stage with Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Sarah McLaughlin, Dar Williams, The Indigo Girls, James Taylor, Joan Baez, the Band, 10,000 Maniacs, Billy Bragg, Dan Zanes and countless others, all of whom informed and enhanced their musical repertoire.

A most recent influence on their music is children. “Having children has brought us back to our roots in a powerful way,” says Nerissa. “I’m much more drawn to the honesty of folk music, the simplicity of it. My kids love singing songs from Sister Holler. And I love how, when we sing these ‘Nerissa’ songs in concerts, everybody sings along, even though it’s the first time they’ve heard them. They’re songs that really invite the listener into the music making process.” Find more information about the band at www.nields.com.


The NCS Winter Family Concert Series is an annual three-part Winter Family Concert Series hosted by Nonotuck Community School. The 2012 season starts off with The Nields in January, followed by A Family Dance Party with DJ Joan Holliday in February and Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem in March.  The family concerts take place at The First Churches of Northampton (129 Main Street) and the Dance party will be hosted at the Northampton Center for the Arts. Proceeds from this concert series will go to benefit Nonotuck Community School, a nonprofit parent cooperative that provides early education and care for children aged 15 months to 5 years old, and is located in Florence, Massachusetts (221 Riverside Drive, 586-5996). For more information visit: www.nonotuck.org or call 413-586-5996.


Your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Nields in concert at The First Churches of Northampton on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 @ 10:30am , is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  • CONSIDER SHARING ON FACEBOOK by selecting “Like” below
  • TELL US HOW HILLTOWN FAMILIES CONNECTS YOUR FAMILY WITH LOCAL EVENTS  below (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  • FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  • LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  • ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  • We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 01/18/12 @ 7pm (EST).

28 Comments on “Ticket Giveaway: The Nields Family Concert in Northampton

  1. Congratulations to:

    • Laura Muller of Amherst, MA

    Laura has won a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Nields in concert at The First Churches of Northampton on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 @ 10:30am and should contact us for details on how to claim her tickets at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com.

    If you didn’t win, don’t fret! We have a couple of other tickets giveaways we will be offering for this concert series this winter, including:

    1. A Family Dance Party with DJ Joan Holliday in February
    2. Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem in March

    In the meantime, here are a few more ways to support and participate with Hilltown Families:
    Hilltown Families 4th Annual Valentine Swap Roundtable Discussion: Creative Free Play in a Commercialized World

    And here are a couple of opportunities to try your luck again:
    Carolina Chocolate Drops

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    Northampton, MA

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  15. Hilltown Families is the site to go to for HEALTHY family fun — healthy for mind, body and spirit. Hello friends who already chimed in on this ticket opp! Hope to see you at the concert — we love the Nields, their music and their role model-ing of healthy fun sister-ly joy!
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    Whately, MA

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    Northampton, MA

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  23. I, too, have learned of several events like the holiday night in Amherst and Nutcracker in Northampton last month. My husband also took classes with the Nields last summer, and we appreciate hearing about their concerts. We would love to go!
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    Deerfield, MA

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    Ashfield, MA

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  26. I learned about Hilltown Families from a friend who kept posting cool stuff to do (like concerts by the Nields and Elizabeth Mitchell). I introduced my younger daughter to the Nields through this concert series two years ago—probably time to introduce my younger daughter this year.
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    Haydenville, MA

  27. I love finding out about music and arts performances in the area!

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    Belchertown, MA

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