CONTEST: Win Tickets to The Specials Pre-Party with King Django and Version City Party

King Django's Version City Tour

This Thursday, July 11th, legendary ska band The Specials take the stage at House of Blues Boston. Tickets are still available if you haven’t picked them up yet (I just got mine yesterday).

Providing the pre-show festivities is King Django’s Version City Tour featuring Brian Hill, John DeCarlo & Anthony Vito. You’ll recognize King Django as the leader of bands such as Stubborn All-Stars and Skinnerbox, Brian Hill from Regatta 69, John DeCarlo from Westbound Train, and Anthony Vito from Royal City Riot and Broadcaster.

The party takes place at the Foundation Room, the House of Blues’ upscale hangout in the same building. You’re getting dressed up for The Specials anyways so you might as well get as much mileage as you can out of the outfit.  Admission to the pre-show is $20 and is separate from the tickets to The Specials (though, when you purchase your Specials tickets, you can grab tickets to the pre-show).

UPDATE 7/11/13 1:15 PM: There is ALSO a post-show party! Same place, same band. You’ll already be wired from the show so why not keep dancing?

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to @jesskaBoston! We’ll see you at the show!


Contest Details

Already spent your allowance on The Specials? You’re in luck. Boston Ska (dot) net is excited to give away a pair of tickets to the pre-show!

How to Enter

Simply hop over to twitter and tweet this by midnight Tuesday, July 8th:

[twitter style=”vertical” url=”” text=”I want tickets to the @versioncitytour pre-show for @thespecials Thurs night at @hobboston! #bostonska”]

I want tickets to the @versioncitytour pre-show for @thespecials Thurs night at @hobboston! #bostonska


On the evening of Tuesday, July 8, we’ll randomly pick a winner from the tweets and get in touch on Twitter.

Rules and Regulations

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  • You must be 21 years of age or older to enter the Foundation Room. By entering this contest, you tell us that you’re 21 years of age or older.
  • Your tweet must include the link to this web page and the #bostonska hashtag.
  • You must tweet by 12pm midnight EST the evening of Tuesday, July 8th.
  • Tickets to the pre-show do not include access to The Specials show.
  • We will do everything in our power to get a hold of you. Yours truly, @jacobwakeup, will reach to you on Twitter, so follow back!
  • We’ve only got 2 tickets (a pair) to give away. Sorry that your band has 7 members.


Don’t have a twitter account? We’ll do more contests in the future with other ways of entering (but you do know twitter is free to use, right?).

Can’t make it to either of these shows? Visit the Boston Ska (dot) net show calendar, updated about as often as we can get to it!

Listen to the musicians who make up the Version City Tour band: