Music to Your Ears
Akon Ticket Giveaway
On Friday, June 26, the Akon Freedom Fest sets off an explosive lineup of R&B/rap chart-toppers at the Journal Pavilion. Headlining is club-banging, Senegalese-styled Akon, who also gets paid for producing hits like Gwen Stefani's sugary "The Sweet Escape." (He threw in the frisbee-like "Who hoo! Yee who!" choruses). The bill gets harder as Plies, Fat Joe, Lil' Jon, the Ying Yang Twins, Multi and Jotorious stalk the stage, with L.D. the Mash-Up King representing Albuquerque's hefty endowment of DJ talent. It's shaping up as the summer concert to beat.
The show's promoters have generously handed the Alibi a stash of tickets. I've got eight lawn seats—usually $46.10 each after service fees through livenation.com—to give away to our readers. Want a pair?
Log on to alibi.com and comment on this article with a rap about why you want the tickets. If I like your text-based freestyling the best, you and your date win tickets. I'll announce the winners next week in this column. Good luck!