GIVEAWAY: 2015 Twilight at the Zoo {benefiting the Cleveland Zoological Society}

Disclosure: I was offered two tickets to the 2015 Twilight at the Zoo, plus two tickets to giveaway to a lucky reader! As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos c/o the Cleveland Zoo Society / Dale McDonald Photography.

It’s hard to believe that one of my favorite Cleveland summer events – Twilight at the Zoo presented by Medical Mutual -- will be here before we know it. This event, benefiting the Cleveland Zoological Society, is taking place on Friday, August 7 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. I had to miss last year’s — that won’t be happening ever again!

twilight at the zoo august 7

Twilight at the Zoo spotlights 18 local bands, offering a wide variety of music that ranges from funk to folk to rock to reggae. Admission for all includes eats, complimentary Samuel Adams beer, Twisted Tea, wine and soda. You can’t miss this summer event!

If it’s your first Twilight, read up on what you should know before you go, a post I wrote a few years back. If it’s you’re an old Twilight pro, you’re wanting to know the list of all the bands that the 2015 event:

twilight_bon jovi band

Twilight guest jammin’ out to one of the 18 bands, Wanted — my favorite!

Don’t miss the wildest party of the summer — purchase your tickets today

  • General admission tickets are $80 during the month of July; or $700 for a block of 10.
  • VIP party tickets are already SOLD OUT! VIP ticket holders receive priority parking, early entry (6PM!), an open bar, and food from Fresh Fork Market, AMP 150, Carrabba’s and more in the VIP party presented by Scene Magazine.

twilight_VIP party restaurant samplings

…or enter to win my GIVEAWAY of two general admission tickets to this event! Use the Rafflecopter to enter today:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You have until this Sunday, July 19 at 11:59PM EST to enter. The winner will be announced the following day. As this is a local event taking place in Cleveland from 7PM-12AM on Friday 8/7/15, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend the event – or would like to win them for someone that can go! 

Want even more fun at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this summer?? Check out the Zoo’s site for information on their Date Night at the ZOOvies presented by Cleveland Airport System on Friday, August 21.

Keep up with the Cleveland Zoological Society by visiting their website, and following them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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GIVEAWAY: The 36th annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Disclosure: Tri-C JazzFest offered me an opportunity to share information about their upcoming concert festival. In return, I will receive a two tickets to one of these concerts and an additional two tickets to provide as a reader giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Music lovers rejoice: the Tri-C Jazz Fest, presented by KeyBank, returns to Playhouse Square for its 36th year July 9-11. Think you’re not into jazz? Check out this preview clip:

The 2015 line up of talented musical artists include:

Clevelanders can also expect outdoor  jazz performances, plus Theatre District food options and Great Lakes beers. There’s a combo for you to enjoy!

psssst: Want an audio sneak peek of what’s in store? Tri-C JazzFest has a Spotify playlist which I’ve been grooving to:

Tickets are available at 216-241-6000 or online. Full festival passes, which include tickets to all nine shows, can be purchased here for $200 for a limited time only. For those seeking a deal: a 20% is available up until the fest if you buy tickets to three or more concerts.

…OR enter to win two tickets to a 2015 Tri-C JazzFest performance this week on the blog via the Rafflecopter widget:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fine print: You have until THIS SUNDAY, July 5th at 11:59PM to enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. A winner will be announced the next morning, probably on the Poise in Parma Facebook page. As this is a local event taking place in the Greater Cleveland area, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend a concert July 9-11 — or pass along their prize to a friend who can.

Stay in tune with the Tri-C Jazz Fest on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to follow the fun at the #TriCJazzFest hashtag.

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event preview + GIVEAWAY: SC4K’s 2015 Luau on the Lake

Disclosure: SC4K offered me an opportunity to share information about their upcoming event. In return, I will receive a two tickets to their July 25th event and an additional two tickets to provide as a reader giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Ahhhhh, summer. With the solstice now in the books for 2015, we can officially embrace the season with plenty of sun, tropical cocktails, breezy dresses and our toes in the sands. So why not attend a local event that embraces all of that, plus benefits an important cause?

Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) is the “only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes and clothes at no charge througout the year to thousands of children in need” (quote from their Facebook page). Check out this YouTube video about the impact SC4K makes on the Greater Cleveland community:

As one of SC4K’s several fundraisers that takes place each year, they are celebrating 10 years of the SC4K 2015 Luau on the LakeThis year’s event will take place on Saturday, July 25th from 4pm-9pm at Wendy Park at Whiskey Island in Cleveland. The party  features beachy activities, giveaways and a raffle with fabulous prizes, plus plenty of food and drink to enjoy.

SC4K 2015 Luau on the Lake

My gal pals and I enjoyed the 2014 event — my girl Kimberly took me as her guest, where we hung out along the Lake Erie shore, soaked up the sun, drank a few tropical adult beverages and girl talked the night away.

Luau 2014 ladies

Photo ℅ my gal Charlene at lifeinthecle.com

 And as a yogi with an affinity for back bending, I wasn’t declining the opportunity to take part in the limbo contest. Note to self: make a better wardrobe choice and do NOT wear a maxi dress this year if you want to take the title home!

luau limbo

Photo ℅ Charlene at lifeinthecle.com Want to see more of the luau’s happenings? Check out more photos from last year’s event at the non-profit’s Facebook photo album.

Ticket information for the 2015 event is as follows…

  • General Admission Tickets: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. event time.  $50.00 through June 26, 2015 and $60.00 through July 20, 2015. $65.00 at the door. Includes island buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks, and souvenir cup. Can purchase pre-mixed Island Cocktails.
  • Big Kahuna: 3:30 – 9:00 p.m. event time. $60.00 through June 26, 2015 and $75.00 through July 20, 2015. No BK tickets at the door. Includes everything available through the GA admission plus: three (3) specialty island cocktail drink tickets, Hawaiian lei, VIP cup and tote. BK VIP get in one half-hour early.
  • Tiki God:  3:00 – 9:00 p.m. event time.  $125.00 per person or $200 per couple through July 10, 2015. No VIP tickets at the door.  (maximum capacity 125 ppl) Includes all of the above. PLUS: Open bar (beer, wine, liquor, island cocktails) and appetizers located in a special VIP tent with seating available and port-o-lets that flush.

…OR you can enter to win two tickets to the  7/25 event via my Rafflecopter giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fine print: You have until THIS SUNDAY, June 28th at 11:59PM to enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. A winner will be announced the next morning, probably on the Poise in Parma Facebook page. As this is a local event taking place in the Greater Cleveland area, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend the event on Saturday 7/25/15 — or pass along their prize to a friend who can. 

Stay in touch with Shoes and Clothes for Kids via Facebook, Twitter at @SC4K, on Instagram and at their website. Attending the Luau? Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SC4KLuau15. Who will I see in a hula skirt and a coconut top that night?!

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