Win a VIP concert experience with the Arcade Fire “Here Comes The Night” karaoke tournament

AF_Promo_11x17This summer, with rockers the Arcade Fire set to play the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion stage in Bangor on Wednesday, August 20, Waterfront Concerts and the Bangor Daily News are teaming up to offer YOU a chance to win a huge, awesome, ridiculously great prize package that includes VIP tickets to the show!

How do you get in on that? Well, you’ve gotta grab the mic and sing, for our super special Here Comes The Night karaoke tournament, sponsored by, Waterfront Concerts, Baxter Brewing Company and Svedka Vodka!

Here’s how it’ll go down. Between May 7 and May 22 ten bars, pubs and clubs across the state will host a karaoke tournament in which you, the part time rock star, will enter the contest and sing a song of your choosing. The locations and dates are:

9 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 — The Roost, Orono

9 p.m. Saturday, May 10 — The Time Out Pub, Rockland

9:30 p.m. Monday, May 12 — Paddy Murphy’s Pub, Bangor

9 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 — Silver Street Tavern, Waterville

9 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 — The Asylum, Portland

9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 — Flask Lounge, Portland

9 p.m. Thursday, May 15 — The End Zone, Waterville

9 p.m. Friday, May 16 — The Galley Pub, Naples

9 p.m. Monday, May 19 — Pedro O’Hara’s, Lewiston

9 p.m. Thursday, May 22 — Sud’s Pub, Bethel

The winner of the tournament from each location will then descend on Bangor at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 for a second round competition at Paddy Murphy’s, hosted by yours truly, in which each singer will sing one song of their choosing and one Arcade Fire song.

After that, we’ll upload videos of you singing to, where visitors to the site will get a chance to vote on their favorite singer between June 23 and 25. We’ll announce the winner of the vote on June 27.

arcade fireSo what do you get? The grand prize winner gets four all-access VIP tickets to the Arcade Fire show on August 20, as well as a double occupancy hotel room in Bangor for the night, an exclusive signed Arcade Fire turntable, a brewer for a day experience at Baxter Brewing Company in Lewiston and dinner on us at 11 Central in Bangor.

As if that wasn’t enough, first and second runners up in the contest each get two VIP passes to the concert, plus sweet prize packages including gift certificates to downtown Bangor businesses and merchandise vouchers for the concert.

Sound fun? It does to me. So get to work on your rock star moves and we’ll see you this summer!


Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.