Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: WIN A PAIR OF 4-DAY FRZN FESTIVAL PASSES!



Last year’s FRZN Festival was so much fun, we decided to do it again!  We hope you’ll join us for four days of remarkable talent at the High Noon Saloon this Thursday through Sunday.   You can grab tickets to each individual night of the fest for $12 each, or a bargain 4-day pass for $40.

An even sweeter deal?  Enter our ticket contest below to go home with a pair of 4-day festival passes for absolutely nothing!    Check out the details after the jump…


Thursday, January 24, 2013



High Noon Saloon – 8pm – $12 ADV $15 DOS – 18+



Friday, January 25, 2013



High Noon Saloon – 8pm – $12 ADV $15 DOS – 18+



Saturday, January 26, 2013



High Noon Saloon – 9pm – $12 ADV $15 DOS – 18+



Sunday, January 27, 2013



High Noon Saloon – 7pm – $12 ADV $15 DOS – 18+



WIN A PAIR OF 4-DAY FESTIVAL PASSES:  Post a comment telling us about your favorite music festival memory (from FRZN, or any other).  Haven’t had the pleasure of checking one out yet?  List at least five bands that would headline your ultimate dream festival.

Please have your comments posted by 7pm tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 23).  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!  

22 Responses

  1. Man, I haven’t been to a music festival since the 90s, but they’re all too embarrassing to mention! *cough cough* rap metal *cough cough*

  2. Oh man…I’m still working up to my first big festival. I’d invite Walk the Moon, Jukebox the Ghost, Now Now, Tally Hall, Skybox, and I’m sure I could come up with others!

    They’ve all pretty much toured together at some point but never all of them at once!

  3. One of my all time favorite festival memories is from Shabang Music Fest, Oshkosh, WI 1996. I was 12 years old and it was my first music festival. It had a killer lineup (queue thick sarcasm) with headliners, The Wallflowers, Goo Goo Dolls and Better Than Ezra with Candlebox, Dog’s Eye View, Johnny Clueless, Cookie Bug and Road Trip as some of the top supporting groups. One of my uncles took me along with two of my friends. The crowning moment was during the Goo Goo Dolls set. The four of us were only a few rows from the stage enjoying the “rocking tunes” when all of a sudden two 20 something dudes turned around and excitedly shouted to us “YOU WANNA SURF?” The three of us turned to my uncle and before we even said a word he shouted “go for it!” The next thing I knew I was flat on my back being passed around the crowd and it was AMAZING! It had rained all day and the ground was mushy so as I was dropped and picked back up repeatedly I became covered in mud. The show ended and we rode back in my uncles van with our clothes covered in mud and the seats covered in plastic. It was that moment when I knew that festivals where one of those “it” things for me. I have gone to numerous other festivals and have had incredible times at many of them and Shabang is one of them that I will never forget.

  4. One of my all-time favorite festivals is the Eau Claire Jazz Festival! It’s hard to name the best headliners, but I’ve seen some killer artists there! Just to name a few:
    -The Hornheads
    -Nnenna Freelon
    -Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
    -Arturo Sandoval
    -Chick Corea

  5. Favorite music festival memory…hmmm? Insert cliche-d answer of “All festivals are amzagingly wonderful experiences into/of themselves” or “If I could remember one of them I would tell you all about it – Tequila and PBR be damned.” Oh the days of my youth have long passed :). My favorite festival moment was when I witnessed Arcade Fire at Coachella. Amazing set, light baloons, fan interaction, a total overload of the senses. It’s either that or when my best friend got engage at Pitchfork during the Big Boi set. Nothing says love like the pounding of an 808.

    On the topic of “ultimate dream festival” – I would say, if possible, and all were in their prime (assuming we could some how morph time and space): Pearl Jam, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and The Doors. That would be… scrumtralescent.

  6. Bonnaroo last summer was my best festival memory. Saw Dawes with a fairly small crowd (relatively speaking for bonnaroo), saw Avett Bros with a giant crowd, k-flay, Fun., grouplov, phantogram, fruit bats, tune-yards, bon iver, and the list goes on and on. ridiculously hot days… cold beer… old men dancing with bananas… it was so great I am going back for more this year.

  7. Lollapalooza 2 Siousxsie and the Banshhes in the icy rian In Seattle Wa- James Addiction, living Colour, fishbone, Rollins band, Violent Femmes = BEST festival EVER ——-

  8. I attended the Cornerstone music festival years ago and remember camping, making new friends, and stumbling upon great bands as I explored the fest. I thought that would be my best festival experience until WISCONSIN FOLK FEST. So good. We are so lucky to have a great local music scene here in Wisco.

  9. Yikes! I think it’s been since the late 90s and seeing the Vans Warped Tour. And let’s add 5 I’d love to see, if I had the power to reunite bands and/or bring peeps back from the dead: Justin Townes Earle, Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Fats Waller and Louis Jordan.

  10. Poliça was my favorite from FRZN Fest last year–they were amazing! I wouldn’t dream of missing the fest this year–I’m so happy it’s back! Keep up the good work.

  11. My favorite moment was one I missed. It was at the Forward Music Fest (R.I.P.). I walked into The Majestic a few minutes after the Monotonix set ended and I knew I had missed something incredible. There was sweat dripping from the ceiling and everyone was confused, but happy. However, I had also been at another Forward Music Fest set that was also incredible and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss that either. There’s the enigma of festivals. Of course the Dan Deacon set I had just walked into The Majestic for helped me forget all my troubles.

  12. Dawes at LouFest in St Louis, MO. It started raining cats and dogs at the end of their set, so they turned the end of “When My Time Comes” into a 10 minute jam session until their amps shorted out and they had to stop playing!

  13. One of my favorite music festival memories is from HORDE ’96; passing by a lil side stage, a platform about 2 feet off the ground, my girlfriend and I saw a sign that said “Taj Mahal: 2pm” and it was about ten to. We had front row spots to watch a master lead a pick-up-band through a sweet half hour set of rock, rhythm and blues.

  14. I saw Skid Row at The Spirit of Freedom Festival. I am not embarassed. I am also not that old. This was an accidental viewing while on vacation in Alabama. It was quite a sight. 50 yr old women singing some 80s ballads. When they rocked some “18 and Life”, the place just went nuts. We all just kind of looked at one another like “Wow, yep, never going to forget this.”

    Dream festival – Three Dog Night, Lynard Skynard, Eric Clapton, Simon and Garfunkle, and Cat Stevens. Just chilling. You can argue with that – can you?

  15. My favorite festival was Woodstock 99. My friend and I just graduated high school and decided to make the drive from WI to NY for our “coming of age” trip. I’ve been to better festivals since, but Woodstock provided some amazing memories.

  16. I feel so lucky to live in Madtown–with our amazing summer music festivals. I got very blissed out all last summer at one festival or another 😉 My favorite was La Fete de Marquette, because it was so very exotic and terribly hot. That sounds pretty good to me tonight!

  17. i took a gaggle of nieces and nephews to a big hair concert in the late 80’s or early 90’s at alpine valley. poison headlined the show, tesla, and about 5 other bands played. I wasn’t a big hair fan but in the middle of tesla’s set the whole band sat down with acoustic guitars, drummer included, and they laid down some of the most awesome footstompin bluegrass music you’d ever want to hear. It was amazing. I’ve been a tesla fan ever since!!

  18. Best music festival I attended was the World Series of Rock at Milwaukee County Stadium in 1981 with The Michael Stanley Band, Blackfoot, April Wine, and REO Speedwagon. It was the first concert I ever went to, and I was blown away! 4 years later I was given the offer to try out as the new drummer for Blackfoot, which was an amazing offer, but I didn’t think having Ted Nugent come to hear me play was something I was up to (I was only 18 then).
    My dream festival would have The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, The Black Crowes, Social Distortion, and Rise Against.

  19. My favorite thing about festivals is discovering new music. Sometimes they turn out to be new favorites and sometimes they are memorable for other reasons. One of those times was at Lollapalooza in Chicago back in 2007. It was the middle of the afternoon and my friend and I didn’t have an interest in seeing a specific band so we went to the smallest stage in the park mainly because it provided the most shade. We watched this girl play the keyboard and sing. At least 5 times during this short set she went off stage to change outfits. She also had a another girl on this small stage with her as a back-up dancer. My friend and I would laugh about this joke for months. It didn’t take long though before the joke was on us. Three years later one of the headliners of this festival was this same Lady Gaga.

  20. Derek, the passes are yours! Thanks for all the awesome answers, everybody! We hope you can all make it out to FRZN and let us know what you think.

  21. Watching Jeff Buckley open for Soundgarden at Summerfest.

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