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Giveaway: Avett Brothers at Austin360 Amphitheater

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 23, 2013


Referring to the band as “torchbearers of folk rock,” here’s what Statesman music writer Peter Mongillo had to say about the Avett Brothers before their sold-out Stubb’s show a couple years back:

“Over the past few years, the Avett Brothers have evolved into a live powerhouse, with thousands packing such appearances as the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival to hear and sing along with Scott and Seth Avett as they trade lyrics on Americana, homages to old folk murder ballads and rootsy, acoustic spins on contemporary rock.”

Evidence of the band’s growing appeal, this time round they’ll be playing the Austin360 Amphitheater. If you’d like to be our guest at the show email us the answer to this Avett Brothers trivia question before Tuesday, May 28 at noon.:

Proving once again that they’re not your average Americana band, earlier this month The Avett Brothers announced that Seth Avett collaborated with Sector 9 to design an unusual piece of merchandise that they’ll be selling at their live shows. What is it?

One winner will be selected at random from the correct responses we receive. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the show at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Friday, May 31. Note: These are hard tickets and will need to be picked up at our office in the Austin American-Statesman building at 305 S. Congress Ave. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. The winner will be notified by email by Tuesday, May 28 at 2 p.m. The winner will have two hours to verify that they have received the notification. If we receive no verification, the tickets will be awarded to the next winning participant on our list. Non-winning participants will not be notified. does not store email addresses or any personal information provided by readers for any purpose other than giveaway win notification.