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New Prizes for 2015!

Meet some of our first time Crash Safely donors!

The A.R.T. has donated two tickets to The Donkey Show at Oberon!

Boston Harbor Cruises has donated a certificate for four to take the USS Constitution Cruise!

The Boston Red Sox have donated an autographed baseball, signed by Dustin Pedroia!

The Charles Hotel has donated  a one night stay for two at the hotel, including breakfast at Henrietta’s Table!

A set of adult passes to the  Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center, NYC!

In addition to our new prizes, we also have heard received these great donations from some of our returning sponsors:

The New England Patriots have donated an autographed football, signed by Jerod Mayo!

A specially selected bangle set from  Alex and Ani!

Two tickets to ANY ArtsEmerson performance in the 2015-2016 season!

A gift card for Grafton Street/Russell House Tavern/Temple Bar/Park!

Two chances to win 6 lbs of whole bean coffee from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, including a specially selected set by Mike Oliver!

An after work pool party for 20, snacks included at Jillian’s Boston!

Tickets for two on the NY Skyride in the Empire State Building!

$20.00 in Red Box one-day DVD rentals!

More things to win at Crash Safely this year!

Normally, around this time, we’re already busy telling you who’s playing Crash Safely, as well as where  and when those shows are happening.  We want to make our 5th anniversary special, though, so we’re keeping a tight lid on who’s involved this year for a little while longer.

Oh, that's a bit harsh.

Oh, that’s a bit harsh.

That said, we’ve already heard from some of our donors regard raffle and silent auction prizes!  Get a peek at who’s already donated prizes  and make your plans for how you’ll win them this fall.

We’re also going through some photos from all of the past shows to share with everyone.  Did you happen to take photos at any of them and want to share with us? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to share your amazing photography/videography with the universe! We have very photogenic bands at these shows, after all….

The In Out

Even when they’re not looking at the camera. Photo by Mick Murray.

 

Night 3 Round up!

Township

White Dynomite

The Field Effect

TRiPLE THiCK

Animal Hospital

 

All hosted by Jake Jampel and D-Tension!

 

Up for grabs ONLY at this show:

Jillian’s after work party for 20!
Grafton Street/Temple Bar/Russell House Tavern gift certificate!
OtterBox gift certificate!
Somerville Grooves gift certificate!
In Your Ear! gift certificate!
Artwork by Melissa Winter Weiss!
Tickets to the The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston!

 

 

 

Also:  The Alex and Ani bracelet set will be auctioned off tonight!

Alex + Ani set

The winner of the Gibson Les Paul auction will be able to take the guitar home tonight before Township’s set!!!

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The other auctions will continue through Saturday afternoon, so make sure you place your bids on:

Studio time, including full day sessions at the Bridge Sound & Stage, Q Division, New Alliance, Zippah, or with Matt Girard, music video production, time with Dave Minehan, and mastering at Peerless, New Alliance East or Galaxy Park.

Date Night:  A combination prize featuring Odyssey Cruises Boston and Sheraton Boston Hotel

What’s included in that prize?
A dinner cruise for two on the Odyssey (worth about $230!) and a hotel room for two at the Sheraton Boston (worth about $300!). You don’t have to use them on the same night. Also, you can give these as gifts if you happen to know someone who would really, really love these!!!

 

A trip to Cancun for 5 days/4 nights!!

 

Grab your tickets and plot your winning streak at the raffle/auction table!

Don’t forget!!!

All of the proceed for the ticket sales, raffle, silent auction and The I Want You’s single, “Blame It On Tomorrow” go to the National MS Society.

 

 

A preview of what you’ll see tonight!

 

Night 2 round up!

10/10 is next week! Are you ready for an awesome night of music and prizes for a great cause?

 

Petty Morals

 

Gymnasium

My Own Worst Enemy

 

Tsunami of Sound

 

All hosted by Cotton Candy!

 

Up for grabs ONLY at this show:

Shake Shack  – gift certificate (Read more about it)
ArtsEmerson membership ( Read more about it! )
Boston Bruins puck signed by Zdeno Chára! Read more about it
Capital Genealogy gift certificate!
Store 54 gift certificate!
Tickets for two on the NY Skyride in the Empire State Building!
Tickets for two for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum!
Photography by Pete Weiss!

The silent auction for the Odyssey Cruises Boston and Sheraton Boston Hotel ENDS tonight!

What’s included in that prize?
A dinner cruise for two on the Odyssey (worth about $230!) and a hotel room for two at the Sheraton Boston (worth about $300!). You don’t have to use them on the same night. Also, you can give these as gifts if you happen to know someone who would really, really love these!!!

The other auctions will continue for studio time, Alex and Ani bracelet set, a Gibson Les Paul and a trip to Cancun!

Grab your tickets and plot your winning streak at the raffle/auction table!

All of the proceed for the ticket sales, raffle, silent auction and The I Want You’s single, “Blame It On Tomorrow” go to the National MS Society.

Think you don’t know anyone with MS?  Think again:

Nick

Tricia

Amanda

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Up for grabs: Autographed puck signed by Zdeno Chara

The Sox let you down this year? The Pats looking a little scary to you right now?

Never fear- the Bruins will help you!

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rawr!

Show off your Bruins fandom with an autographed puck from team captain Zdeno Chara!  You’ll only be able to win this on night two of Crash Safely!

You’ll want to get in on this raffle early, as quite a few Midway staffers and regulars are Bruins fans.

Did you think I was joking?

Did you think I was joking?

Even more?

We’re not lying about new prizes coming in every day!  Today, in fact, we received 4!

From Melissa Winter Weiss, we have this cool set:

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From Pete Weiss, a new series of Record Store photos (including some of the late, great Looney Tunes Records!)

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Now that you’ve got some art to show off, you might want to take a trip to see some other types!  We’ve also got two tickets to the ICA Boston  waiting for you!

Digital photography shot by Azeez Bakare

You’ll want to look your best for these, right? Well, we’ve got something for you there as well!  a $25.00 gift certificate for Mary Kay, which comes with a personal consultation!

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Whew!  Check the event listings on the Facebook page to find out which shows will have these awesome new things!

Getting ready for Saturday!

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We always have fun at the Midway, and Saturday promises to be no exception! Maybe you heard Watts and The I Want You on Boston Emissions.  Maybe you heard Gene Dante and Mark Damon on Bay State Rock.  Maybe you’ve been eagerly awaiting the full length version of Badger the Figgs have just released on limited edition vinyl.

Maybe having all of that talent on one show just isn’t enough.  Maybe you need to win things.  Things like a big pile of Redbox gift cards. Tickets for the NY Skyride. Bowling for (up to) 6 people at Kings (that includes shoe rentals, by the way). 5 pounds of whole bean Death Wish Coffee, plus ground coffee, plus a cool t shirt, mug and Death Wish swag. A Newbury Comics gift certificate. A Mary Kay gift certificate. A signed photo of big Vince Wilfork from the Patriots.

Feeling more like an auction? We’ve got that, too.  Auctions for studio time. A Keurig brewer + case of coffee, a dinner cruise on Boston harbor with a hotel room. A 5 day/4 night Cancun vacation. A Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute.

Plus, we’ll have rare Figgs merch, a chance for you to win the handwritten lyric sheet to Pete Hayes’ “The Bar”  and freebies!

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And all of the money raised at the show goes to the National MS Society!!

The cost of admission to all of this? $10.00.  Seriously!  Will we see you Saturday?

Prize updates!

As you may be aware, we’ve got a set of Alex and Ani bangles to win on 10/17.  Here’s the exclusive set they’ve sent us!

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The very same day that this arrived, we heard from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We were hoping they were making us voting members so we could add some of our favorites to the hall of fame.  That didn’t happen (yet),  but they did send us two tickets to admission that never expire!  You’ll be able to vie for those only on 10/10!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

We wonder if they’ll take your U2 “issue”…

We also found out that today is Brian Charles‘ birthday!  We think you can celebrate by bidding to win some studio time with him at Zippah to do as you please!

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(your band here)

Also, here’s another reminder that we’re hitting the airwaves Sunday night at midnight (ok, so that’s technically Monday, for all you sticklers), visiting Carmelita on Bay State Rock with Gene Dante and Mark Damon performing live in the studio!

Listen in and find out more details on the shows  through TuneIn, stream from your computer, or ye olde fashioned actual radio (99.7/107.3)!

Night 1 round up!

9/27 is coming up fast! Are you ready for an awesome night of music and prizes for a great cause?

The Figgs

Watts

Gene Dante and the Future Starlets

The I Want You

As The Sparrow

All hosted by Pete Hayes!

 

Up for grabs ONLY at this show:

 

Death Wish Coffee Gift Set (we’ll be peeling you off the ceiling of the Midway if you attempt to down all 5lbs of Death Wish at once, trust us)

Bowling for 6 people at King’s (including shoe rentals)

Enough Redbox  gift certificates to keep you company on a cold winter night

Signed photo of New England Patriots’ Vince Wilfork

Two tickets to NY Skyride (up your Bacon number instantly!)

Newbury Comics gift certificate

Plus:

-Handwritten lyric sheet to the Figgs’ tune “The Bar!”

-Rare and vintage Figgs merch!

 

Grab your tickets, and while you’re at it, check out our silent auctions for everything from studio time to vacations to cruises to guitars to even more coffee (we love coffee, can you tell?)!

 

All of the proceed for the ticket sales, raffle, silent auction and The I Want You’s single, “Blame It On Tomorrow” go to the National MS Society.

Think you don’t know anyone with MS?  Think again:

Nick

Tricia

Amanda

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