WIN TIX To see Alabama Shakes at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville on April 26


Leave a comment on this blog post to be entered to win a pair of tickets to see the Alabama Shakes at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville on April 26. You can buy tickets here. (You can buy tickets here.)

Here’s more about the Alabama Shakes from their website:




“We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says Brittany Howard, lead singer and guitarist of Alabama Shakes, about the band’s new album Sound & Color. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us, explore all the things we wanted to on our first album. This record is full of genre-bending songs—it’s even harder now when people ask, ‘What kind of band are you?’ I have no clue.”

Sound & Color is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the Shakes’ 2012 debut Boys & Girls, which earned the group three Grammy nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist. The gold-certified album’s breakthrough paved the way for the Shakes—Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touring keyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton—to become one of the most celebrated live acts in the world, as they delivered unforgettable performances everywhere from Saturday Night Live to the main stages of such festivals as Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

“There was definitely a slight wave of pressure after that success,” says Fogg, “but everyone was really on the same page about letting that pass and making the record that we wanted to make, trying to be creative and free and not limit ourselves.”

The album’s twelve songs reveal a band honed by years on the road, and drawing from a wide range of influences. The bluesy groove of “Shoegaze” or the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” give way to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini.” The gently swaying, chiming title song opens the album with what Howard calls “more of a visual thing, I think of this whole scene going on,” then explodes into the urgent, tightly-coiled funk of “Don’t Wanna Fight.” Long instrumental intros and passages create hazy atmosphere, and then the intensity of Howard’s vocals snaps everything back into riveting focus.


Ashley April 26, 2016 - 6:20 pm

I would love to see Alabama Shakes!!!

Deborah brott April 26, 2016 - 1:40 am

Missed them in Charlotte,missed them in Charleston,came to celebrate my brother and sisters birthday Sunday,and here we are reallly needing to go see the Alabama Shakes cause we Don’t wanna fight no more.can you help us out with 3 tickets please.

Deborah brott April 26, 2016 - 1:30 am

Drove from Conway Friday to Asheville for my brother and Sisters 57th and 54th birthday,missed the show in Charlotte,Friday,missed the show in Charleston on Saturday,do not want to miss this show! I need a gift for my brother and sister.3 tickets would be phenomenal !

Meoweu April 20, 2016 - 7:23 am

Me likey, me wanna go

Jonathan Hunter April 19, 2016 - 6:33 pm

should be a great show!!!

Brian L April 19, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Would love to go see Alabama Shakes! Thank you for having these contests!

Dirk Lovelace April 19, 2016 - 11:21 am

I need to take my son to see them so he will quit playing daft punk

Darren April 18, 2016 - 9:15 pm

Help me win a birthday present for my fiancé! She would love that her present was free and won in a contest. And she loves Alabama Shakes. (She was born on 4/20 If that counts for anything)

Karyn April 18, 2016 - 8:43 pm

Wow would I love to see them. I actually played one of their songs in a therapy session for a client last week. Thanks to WNCW I was an early fan.

KT April 18, 2016 - 11:55 am

Ready to shake shake shake it!

Peter White April 18, 2016 - 10:15 am

I’m shaking in anticipation!

Timothy Bayless April 18, 2016 - 9:22 am

Yes please!!

justin April 18, 2016 - 9:07 am

Please and thank you Ashvegas 😉

David April 18, 2016 - 7:56 am

Very Exciting

Caroline April 17, 2016 - 8:27 pm

I would love to see them! Thank you!

Grace April 17, 2016 - 1:45 pm

I accidentally made my husband miss their last show in Asheville and would love to make it up to him!!!

Shannon W April 17, 2016 - 11:40 am

These guys are awesome and I’d love to see them live. Pick me!

mark mccann April 17, 2016 - 10:22 am

I’ll take two!

Amanda April 16, 2016 - 8:24 pm

Yoooou, you ain’t alone! Just let me be…your TICKET hooome!

shannon April 16, 2016 - 5:40 pm

gimme all your looooove….woo-hoo

justin April 16, 2016 - 4:11 pm

I would love some tickets

Natalie Nock April 16, 2016 - 11:31 am

I would love to win! Alabama Shakes is my favorite band but I can’t afford tickets at the moment! I just had knee surgery and its finally better enough to dance like crazy at their show! ahhh :))))

Peter B April 16, 2016 - 9:45 am

I’m ready to go out and shake my thing.

jan April 15, 2016 - 1:38 pm

please please please pick me

Lisa April 15, 2016 - 10:56 am

It’s one of the last days I have a babysitter for the next 6 months! Hubby and I would love to get our shake on!

Kaylee April 15, 2016 - 10:35 am

Love the Shakes

Gina DiMartino April 15, 2016 - 10:12 am

Ah I would love to win tickets!

Jason Capps April 15, 2016 - 9:38 am

i DoN’t WaNnA FiGhT nO mOrE!I just wanna’ see them Bama Shakes! RTR!

Nolan April 14, 2016 - 8:02 pm

I would love to see Alabama Shakes! One of the best alternative bands of this decade. So proud of what they’ve accomplished.

CW April 14, 2016 - 7:03 pm

Pick me!

Jen Bowen April 14, 2016 - 5:51 pm

Do you accept bribes or favors? Seriously though – I already missed Louis CK last night 🙁

Tom Hayes April 14, 2016 - 5:38 pm

I’m in. Thx.

Merideth Lovejoy April 14, 2016 - 4:46 pm

Thx for educating me on navigating from your email post to your website blog! Also thx for getting some pix to show on the iPhone platform. Note: JavaScript not supported on current Mac mobile devices. OK – business up front, party in the back: I enjoy the blog and, as a local, it’s my go-to place for local lore.

Matthew April 14, 2016 - 1:40 pm


Megan April 14, 2016 - 1:40 pm

I wanna shake it all night long.

Cathy April 14, 2016 - 12:05 pm

Awesome opportunity to win tickets. Thanks for the chance.

Ben VanCamp April 14, 2016 - 11:49 am

Would love it!

Lanie Honeycutt April 14, 2016 - 11:04 am

Oh this would make my year!

Jim April 14, 2016 - 10:17 am

Shake,Shake, Shake

Wendy Wright April 14, 2016 - 8:01 am

“Gimme All Your Love” by giving me those tickets!!!!!
Pretty Please.

adam carter April 14, 2016 - 7:52 am

i love brittany

Carol Kessler April 14, 2016 - 7:51 am

I’ve always dreamed of seeing them in person. I beg you!!!

Jenny H April 14, 2016 - 7:49 am

I’d love to see Alabama Shakes!

kevin April 14, 2016 - 7:19 am

pick me

Lindig Harris April 14, 2016 - 7:18 am

I’ve been watching them for a while now and am blown away. I haven’t been to a live show in many many years, but I’d love to fight the crowds to see this group.

Josh April 14, 2016 - 6:26 am

Great band! I’ve seen them twice so far!

Sharon April 14, 2016 - 6:07 am

I’d love to see them live, especially as they get the recognition they so well deserve!

Tina April 14, 2016 - 5:49 am

Dream come true. Always loved them always will. It would mean so much.

Tina April 14, 2016 - 5:47 am

Gosh this would be so amazing! I have always love getting jammin to them. It would mean so much to go!

Christine April 14, 2016 - 3:31 am

Yes please!

Horatio Alger April 14, 2016 - 1:03 am

Half blind, routinely left behind and from the back side of the back woods, Brittany Howard showed us passion and determination to succeed can still win out.

Jamie April 14, 2016 - 12:18 am

They are simply the best!! I would love to see them live!!!

Mark Ebert April 13, 2016 - 9:50 pm

Let it be me ( and my wife )….

Kevin S. April 13, 2016 - 9:38 pm

Put my name in the hat!

Lee April 13, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Keep it 100.

Jordan April 13, 2016 - 8:15 pm


brian pesci April 13, 2016 - 7:43 pm

want to shake my Alabama

Robyn April 13, 2016 - 7:39 pm

Ooh, pick me, pick me! It’s right after my birthday and before my last finals ever!

Timothy Burgin April 13, 2016 - 7:13 pm

Pick me!!!!

Jonny April 13, 2016 - 6:32 pm

Let’s shake it baby!

martin April 13, 2016 - 6:25 pm

please please please please…

Doug Cegelis April 13, 2016 - 6:13 pm

I already won tickets (thanks 98.1!) but this show is going to be great!

Jill April 13, 2016 - 6:12 pm

Pick me!

Benjamin April 13, 2016 - 5:37 pm

Shake it!

jlred April 13, 2016 - 5:32 pm

I paid 10$ the first time I saw them. So good.

Kim April 13, 2016 - 5:05 pm


Lisa April 13, 2016 - 4:56 pm

Love them!

Megan Kirby April 13, 2016 - 4:55 pm

add me to the list

Jennifer Taylor April 13, 2016 - 4:53 pm

Yes, please!

Brooke April 13, 2016 - 4:36 pm

LOVE this band so much!! My boyfriend and I would be thrilled to see them live!

Cynthia April 13, 2016 - 4:27 pm

Pick me please✋

buffy April 13, 2016 - 4:23 pm

Ready to shake it!

Claire April 13, 2016 - 4:22 pm

Yes Please!

Claire April 13, 2016 - 4:21 pm

Yes! I would love to see them!

Amanda April 13, 2016 - 4:14 pm

This would make the best birthday present for my sister! She’s loves the Alabama Shakes!

Maggie April 13, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Yes, please! Love them…

Erik April 13, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Will be an awesome show!

Madeline Greenfield April 13, 2016 - 4:09 pm

I would like to go! Very much so.

Paul April 13, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Huge Alabama Shakes fan. Would love to go see them live.

Jonathan Davis April 13, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Why yes please. I would love to go.

Stu April 13, 2016 - 4:04 pm

I’m not a fan of the Crimson Tide but would love to shake my legs Alabama style.

Christie Ramsey April 13, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Please please please!!!

RJ April 13, 2016 - 3:58 pm

I’m from Alabama and have Restless Knee Syndrome (both true). Hence: Alabama Shakes.

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