Ticket Giveaway: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem Family Concert in Northampton

Win a Family 4-Pack of Free Tickets…

Family Concert with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 @ 10:30am
at The First Churches of Northampton

Rani Arbo says the band is ready to party with the Valley: "Nonotuck knows how to cure the midwinter blues! Stir together a handful of musicians and a heap of kids and parents, pour into a beautiful old church, season with fund-raising goodwill, and presto: a party!"

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 ends their concert series with a family concert with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, “one of America’s most inventive string bands” (Boston Herald)…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 02/29/12 by 7pm (EST). Find out how to enter to win below.


Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem is a rootsy, Americana-style string band of four musicians — all parents — who have played and toured together for 10 years. Their grooves are deep, their four-part harmonies are rich, and their adventurous, eclectic song selection serves their debut family CD Ranky Tanky well. Family music is a new endeavor for the band, but they have longstanding reputation for performances that are, as the Boston Globe put it, “playful and profound. Ranky Tanky sticks with that equation: it’s uplifting, danceable, playful, sometimes silly, sometimes wistful, and never sarcastic. Rani Arbo fires up the fiddle; Anand Nayak plays electric and acoustic guitars; Andrew Kinsy is on upright acoustic bass (and ukulele and banjo), and Scott Kessel pilots the Drumship Enterprise, a percussion rig made from cardboard boxes, tin cans, water jugs, and a vinyl suitcase. Together, they create a joyful, musical fusion of sounds both old and new — and a great soundtrack for family tim


The NCS Winter Family Concert Series is an annual three-part Winter Family Concert Series hosted by Nonotuck Community School. The 2012 season started off with a family concert 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). 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 Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem in concert at The First Churches of Northampton on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 @ 10:30am , is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  • CONSIDER SHARING ON FACEBOOK by selecting the Facebook icon below,
  • 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, 02/29/12 @ 7pm (EST).

15 Comments on “Ticket Giveaway: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem Family Concert in Northampton

  1. Congratulations to:

    • Carrie Cuthbert 0f Whately MA

    Carrie has won a family 4-pack of tickets to see Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem in concert at The First Churches of Northampton on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 @ 10:30am – and should contact us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com for details on how to claim tickets.

    Next Saturday, March 10th from 10am-12noon, Hilltown Families, the No Nap Happy Hour and Flywheel are proud to present a family concert with Uncle Rock as part of the Saturday Morning Music Party in Easthampton at the Flywheel Arts Collective! On March 10th at 10am Uncle Rock will rock the house and have all members of the family on their feet dancing away the winter blues! Fill up on free pancakes before the concert, and for a suggested donation of $5 per person ($10 per family), enjoy a fun filled morning with the family! – Enter to win Uncle Rock’s entire music collection! Click on the banner for more info on the concert series and to find out how you can enter to win.

  2. Hilltown Families was hugely helpful to us when my sister and her four kids came to visit from out of town for their school vacation week. (My daughter doesn’t have school vacation since we homeschool, but we rely a great deal on Hilltown Families for activity suggestions regardless, all the time!) Sisters and cousins alike had a blast. Going to a sugarhouse was a big highlight for my niece and nephews! I love being able to easily access the best of what our region has to offer.

    My daughter loves her “Ranky Tanky” CD so much I think it’s going to burst into flames from being played so often…

    Jennifer Hartley
    Florence, MA

  3. Hello fellow viewers! We have been loving this website for years now, such a great way to easily see whats happening, and theres is always so much in the Valley! Thanks for the great giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  4. Hilltown Families gives us the details when all we usually hear are rumors when something fun is happening in and around the Valley.

    Tracey Levy, Northampton, MA

  5. I check hilltownfamilies.org almost every day. There are just so many great events and opportunities for us even though my little one is only 5 months old.

    Freja Joslin
    Northampton, MA

  6. I love that it all this great info comes right to me (via email and FB) so I don’t have to remember to look to see what’s happening.

    Now to share this news with the friend who brought me to listen to Rani Arbo for the first time : )

    Sara Barry
    Haydenville, MA

  7. But I need to add that we can bike ride to the show, from NORTHAMPTON!

  8. I’ll give this random selection a try, as we like the band a lot. Perhaps a random act of kindness will come our way in this contest!

  9. Would love to see Rani! And thanks to Hilltown Families, our source for so many good things – this weekend we’ll be tapping some of our own trees, then using your list of sugar shacks to find one to sample.

    Carrie Cuthbert, Whately MA

  10. Hilltown Families always keeps us informed as to what’s going on in the valley! When boredom strikes during vacation week, we know where to go…HF’s blog or FB page to find out what extra special fun thing is going on!

    ~angie g. , northampton MA

  11. I an from Conway, MA and recently found Hilltown Families while looking for something to do. This is a great site! Thanks! Looking forward to see Rani.

  12. Sorry re: last comment we live in shelburne falls, ma
    April Helenek, Shelburne Falls, Ma
    We love Hilltown families and use I all the time to stay connected!

  13. we are a homeschooling family and so we love using hilltop families in-order to stay connected with the community and all the events it has to offer. Thank you andwe can’t wait to see the concert.

  14. we have used this site to find activities for our pre-schooler during this vacation week. Thankfully there are lots of choices of kid friendly things to do! Thanks for collecting and sharing this information!

    Valerie G., Northampton, MA

  15. well, we don’t have school vacation week yet but glad to know you are on top of it!

    Can’t wait to see Rani, nothing could be better!
    Jessica Morris, Northampton MA

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