PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see…

Michael Franti and Spearhead
Calvin Theatre in Northampton
Thursday, May 31st at 8pm

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

This month we are pleased to offer a chance to win a pairs of tickets to see Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA at 8pm on Thursday, May 31st, 2012. Opening act, Zach Heckendorf.

Win the tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. Deadline to enter to win is Monday, 05/28/12 @ 7pm (EST). More details below.


For over two decades, the Bay Area born Michael Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music. Franti first formed the punk band The Beatnigs while studying at the University of San Francisco, and later the far more hip hop-inflected The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. In the mid-Nineties, Franti created Spearhead. Frantis music has always reflected his status as a musical citizen of the world. The Sound Of Sunshine — the inspired and inspiring new album by Michael Franti  Spearhead — is a kind of musical sun shower, a bright, beautiful and often buoyant song cycle created to bring all kinds of listeners a sense of hope during rough and rainy times for so many in our world. Arguably the most cohesive, romantic and life-affirming album that Franti and Spearhead have ever made, The Sound Of Sunshine reflects the fact that, as Franti puts it, with time, you get a better sense who you are and how to put together all your musical passions into your own sound. –


Your chance to win a pairs of tickets to see the Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA at 8pm on Thursday, May 31st, 2012, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!

To enter to win simply:

  1. CONSIDER SHARING ON FACEBOOK by selecting the Facebook icon below;
  2. TELL US HOW HILLTOWN FAMILIES HAS CONNECTED  YOU WITH YOUR COMMUNITY OVER THE YEARS  below (one entry per household); and be sure to tell us your
  3. FULL NAME and where you
  4. LIVE (TOWN/STATE), Must include your town to be eligible.
  5. ACCURATE EMAIL IN THE EMAIL FIELD BELOW (we never share your email address with a third party).
  6. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Monday, 05/28/12 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win, tickets can be purchased at the Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, by phone at 413-586-8686 and online at

29 Comments on “PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton

  1. Congratulations to:

    • Elizabeth Nutting of Easthampton, MA!

    Elizabeth has won pairs of tickets to see the Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA at 8pm on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 and should contact us at for details on how to claim her tickets.

  2. HF has been a godsend! There’s great family activities all over the place, but we used to find out about them too late or not at all. With HF, the weekly update keeps our busy family connected. Even though we’re on the outer eastern edge of the Valley, we do travel!

  3. Hilltown Families has been a great way to find out what’s happening around the Valley. Even though we live in Orange, MA, we travel!

  4. Hatfield, MA

    -Hilltown Families is my greatest resource for finding fun activities and events to do with my family!!! I check it daily in the summer! So valuable!!

  5. As a child care center director, and a mom of 4, this site is a wonderful resource. I share links to this site with families I work with, and I get great ideas for my family too! Thank you for having so much great information all in one place!~ I especially love the ideas for parents to get out for child-free time together.

  6. I live in Greenfield, MA and your site is invaluable for info. My family and I enjoy visiting local shops and vendors so your site helps ! Thanks

  7. Your website rocks. Thank the all the info – my family goes to many local events and this is site is a super sersource

  8. I belong to the Green River Doula Network, and Hilltown Families has been a huge help to us in spreading the word about our public events. Nobody else has more of a finger on the pulse of local families!

    Anne Campbell
    Shelburne Falls, MA

  9. Hilltown Families offers such a great variety of events….something for everyone.

    South Hadley, MA

  10. hi, i’m elizabeth nutting, i live with my kids in easthampton,ma. i have found so many things to do with my family because of this awesome website.thank you much for all the music, arts, and many types of fairs and fun. i would love a night out listening to one of my favorite musicans

  11. I was so pleased to find hilltownfamilies, I had been searching for a resource in the area to find out about activities for my four year old daughter, parenting ideas and support, and being a part of the local community. Hilltownfamilies families is exactly what I had been searching for! I only wish I had found it sooner!

  12. Stephanie Gale
    Easthampton, MA

    Hilltown Familes is amazing! I’m able to learn events to take my children to in the Valley all in one place. Thank you Hilltown Families for the work you do for community!

  13. Hilltown Families has allowed me to discover so many activities that I otherwise never would have known existed! Thank you!

    Lee Cozzens
    Ware, MA

  14. Jessica Judd
    Goshen, Mass

    I am relatively new to Hilltown Families. I found them when someone else shared a link on Facebook. I love to peek in weekly and catch up on all the great events going on in our area. Thank you for a great giveaway!

  15. Hilltown Families is the first place I look to find fun things to do with my preschool age daughter during the week and on weekends. I’ve found everything from puppet shows to concerts to community festivals on this site. I think it’s the most comprehensive calender of family-friendly events in the area.

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, MA

  16. Nina Foley
    As a new parent, it is wonderful to find out about this resource. I enjoy finding out about community events and look forward to doing more of the activities as our son gets older.

  17. We’ve found out about so many great family-friendly events from Hilltown Families! (And now it’s time for a night out.)

    Karen Sullivan
    Northampton, MA

  18. I have been thinking about advertising the summer camp I run (Khalsa Camp) with your website for some time bow and I lOve to check your weekly calendar for upcoming events. I also love Michael Franti and would be thrilled for a night out! My family lives in Leverett.

  19. Sorry, missed the town info: Elisa Martinez, in Amherst, MA.

  20. I’ve been using Hilltown Families to identify summer camps in the area for cousins in Spain, and love the mix of EVERYTHING you could want to know about supporting family in the Valley. Stumbled on your Michael Franti concert link on a gorgeous Amherst day, and it reminded me how lucky we are to live here!

  21. Whoops- Judy Bennett in Greenfield, MA!

  22. I particularly love the kid friendly farm event listed by Hilltown Families. Although, it always seems that the best ones are scheduled when we already have plans. Please keep up the good work, you are greatly appreciated.

  23. Samantha Burnell- Williamsburg We look every Thursday to get ideas of fun family activities for the weekend. Hilltown families is extremely useful to us!!

  24. hilltown families always seems to have the best list of events in the valley! every month i find out about festivals, workshops and farmer’s markets in the area to attend. also, you did a great job of promoting the hilltown festival! even when i can’t make it to an event i feel connected to my community by knowing what is happening – and try to get to it in the future!

    Anneliese Mordhorst
    Chesterfield, MA

  25. Jenny Jackson

    Our family has attended many events listed on Hilltown Families including the Ashfield Fall Festival & the Cummington Fair. What a great resource to stay connected to great things happening in the area!

  26. As a recent transplant to Easthampton, MA, Hilltown Families has been a great connector for us with like-minded communities, making it easy for our family to fit into the region. We’ve found fun kid-friendly events and local resources to make this transition easy and smooth. Thanks for being there!

  27. We live in Shutesbury, MA and have been subscribing to Hilltown Families through Facebook for a while now. Thanks for a chance to win tickets!

  28. sharon castelli

    I was introduced to Hilltown Families as soon as I moved to the valley, over 2 years ago. I have read parenting blogs by local writers, found out where to get local maple syrup, and been updated about the many happenings for families in the area.

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