Another chance to get lucky! Win tickets to Rocky Mountain Irish Festival


It’s time to give away more tickets from one of my favorite HeidiTown sponsors, Rocky Mountain Irish Festival!

First, let me tell you about the band line up. If you enjoy Celtic music, you won’t want to miss this event.

The High Kings

The High Kings (

The music starts on Thursday, August 25 at the Budweiser Events Center with The High Kings. All the way from Ireland, The High Kings will light up the venue with their unique brand of Irish ballads. This band has been featured on television numerous times and has even played for Obama. They are the hottest thing out there and now they are coming to Loveland, Colorado.  This is a ticketed event and you can purchase yours at

On Friday night, there’s another special event, The Tossers will be on the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival’s Main Stage at Boardwalk Park in Windsor, Colorado. For $25 you can see The Tossers, an Irish punk band, plus the Young Dubliners and a special Beetles tribute.

On Saturday and Sunday the musical lineup is divine. In the queue, Searson, three Canadian sisters who put  on a high powered Celtic show. The Prodigals, an Irish rock band, will literally blow your kilt up. If you enjoy “Celtic mayhem” than The Brazen Heads is the band for you. Originally based out of Boston, the band now hails from Arizona and were the “surprise hit” of the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival in 2009.

Other bands who will strut their Celtic stuff at this year’s festival are Stephen’s Green, Green Tea, The Indulgers, Gerry Carthy, Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters, and Sligo Rags. Local bands include Juice of the Barley, The Commoners, Skean Dubh, Chancer’s Hooley, and Meadowlark.

Phew! That’s a whole lot of fiddling fun!

So here’s how to enter to win 4 pairs of tickets to witness this amazing musical lineup and attend the most kick arse Irish festival in Colorado.  Just leave me a comment here telling me your favorite musical instrument.

This week I’m going to draw the name on Thursday at 4 p.m., because my Friday schedule is a little crazy.

A special note for those of you who subscribe to HeidiTown and receive these blog posts in your inbox. You must leave your comment on the blog – do not email me – those entries won’t be counted and I want each of you to be counted!

Good luck!

The Rocky Mountain Irish Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 25th with The High Kings and then runs August 26-27 at Boardwalk Park in Windsor, Colorado.  Daily tickets are $15. Visit the festival online at or on Facebook here.

Website Comments

  1. Doreen S.

    I’d LOVE to win tickets to this awesome event! My favorite musical instrument is the diatonic push button accordian! I’m probably 1 of a handful in Colorado that play it!

  2. James Mathias

    My favorite instrument would have to be the dord. The few times I have heard one it reminded me of a digeradoo. (Spelling?)

  3. russell

    The fiddle. Bluegrass country or Irish they all have a unique twist on this wonderful instrument.

  4. Michelle Colluns

    I want to go! This would be SO awesome and fun! I love all musical instruments, really, but my favorite has to be the trumpet because I used to play it and have been thinking about playing it again. So, me and the trumpet have a special relationship! 😉

  5. Steve

    The Kazoo by far has the best range and pitch quality. So I think you know where my vote goes. 🙂

  6. Ginger Wetzbarger

    In my mind, there is no instrument, like the Piano. So perfect, so versatile, an incredible tool to teach music… hands down my favorite. 🙂

  7. The Mayor

    I completely forgot to mention my favorite instrument! I’m fairly fond of the fiddle. (try to say that five times fast…. “fairly fond of the fiddle, fairly fond of the fiddle, fairly fond of the fiddle…”) 🙂

  8. Ruth

    The pipes. We had them in our wedding, and every time I hear them, I think of that amazing day.

  9. Kerry kjellsen

    Love the bagpipes and saxaphone. Love all things irish though. True irish through and through

  10. Roy Forgy

    Please Pick me, I am part Irish and very broke at the moment so can’t afford to go with out your help.

    • The Mayor

      Not strange. I love the bagpipes. I’m not much of a churchy person, but Amazing Grace on the bagpipes always makes me weepy. LOL!

  11. Brad Patterson

    I don’t wanna play, I just wanna bang on me drum all day!

    Young Dubliners ROCK – they are most excellent, as are local bands The Songdogs & NeverSeenDead!



  12. Shannon Hein

    Would love to win. My name is Irish (Shannon), we named our daughter Sloan and my mother-in-law sends us a card with the Irish blessing on it every year for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  13. Jeanie Sutter

    I love the banjo! I also love to win tickets to a festival. Hope you are doing them as two sets of two;)

    • The Mayor

      Sorry Jeanie, but I’m giving them away as a four-pack. But just think, if you win you can take 3 friends!!! Good luck.
      On a different note (pun intended), my Dad has a banjo and we used to bitch and moan when he got it out. It was sort of like a joke between my brother and I, pretending like we hated the banjo. But it’s really a great instrument!

  14. The Mayor

    The winner of the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival tickets IS Alexandra C. She has been contacted via email. Thanks to everyone who entered. Remember, you can purchase tickets to the fest for just $15 – that’s a great deal for a lot of amazing bands and an entire day of entertainment! Senior citizens are just $12 and KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE!

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