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Win tickets to: Trio Ellas at the Arte Americas summer concert series

nightsFresno’s summer days can be brutal. But our nights … our nights are so very lovely.

Which is why Arte Americas hosts a series of Friday-night concerts in it outdoor pavilion each summer. The Nights in the Plaza series features local and regional bands playing Latin lazz and mariachi, Brazilian, Son Jarocho and rockabilly.

We’ll be giving away passes each week (except July 4, 25 and Sept. 26) for the rest of the series’ run. This week’s concert features the Fresno return of the Latin Grammy-nominated group Trio Ellas. To enter to win, leave a comment in this post. Tell us your favorite way to spend a warm summer’s night in the Valley. The contest runs through noon Thursday. Winners will be chosen at random, notified by email and be able to pick up the passes at The Fresno Bee office (1626 E. Street) during normal business hours. Passes are good for any concert night, but do not guarantee entry, so early arrival is suggested.

We’ll have a new contest up every Monday so keep checking back. Complete performer schedule and contest rules on the jump.

Sept. 27: Trio Moonlight
July 11: Las Cafeteras
July 18: The Experience
Aug. 1: Trio Los Romance
Aug. 8: Sergio Martinez and the Silveradoz Band
Aug. 15: Prestige
Aug. 22: Beatriz Herrera: Orgullo de Mexico
Aug. 29: The Blue J’z
Sept. 5: Metalachi
Sept. 12: Brazilian Nights
Sept. 19: Heavy Weather

CONTEST RULES
Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, fresnobee.com and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to: Trio Ellas at the Arte Americas summer concert series"

PTolentino says:

I would love to spend a Friday night outside listening to some great music!!!

Salo Stanley says:

I like to spend a warm summer night by getting out on my patio with a massage table, listening to healing chakra music, watching the sunset. The feeling of a breeze on my face, birds chirping and water falling from our water fountain. Best of all after relaxing, having my dog come up and lick my hand saying I want to play ball please. Life is good here in the Valley on a warm summer night.

shen says:

biking to a great concert at night!

Rubie Torres says:

How I like to spend a warm summer night is by taking a swim with friends and fam. At night is the best time to swim because I won’t get sun burned. I’m dark already and I don’t get sun burned…. I get sun blacked.

Kristy says:

It’s always fun to listen to good music at Artes!

Karla says:

I love to sit outside, on a warm summer’s night, and listen to Boleros and other beautiful music from my childhood. Under the stars, alone or with friends and family, nothing beats good music and the memories it brings.

GCastro says:

I love to spend the evenings listening to live music in the Valley while watching my 2 year old dance to the music!

Christina Esquivel says:

I spent most of my Friday nights last summer at Artes Americas concerts loved the music and danced the night away, would like to win tickets and continue the fun.

Tracy says:

I would love to treat my boyfriend to a fun night under the stars at Arte Americas!

CieAnne Rocha says:

I love meeting up with my friends for a bike ride downtown. We roll up to local businesses, galleries, and restaurants. We always have a great time supporting the revitalization and our neighborhood!

Estella Moreno says:

Would like to spend a relaxing Friday evening after long work week

LV says:

My favorite way to spend a warm summer evening in the Valley is sipping wine on my patio, listening to the mix of sounds coming from Arte Americas, The African-American Museum on Jazz night, the booming of car stereos parking at the Rainbow Ballroom and capped off with the sights and sounds of the fireworks from Chukchansi Park.

Blanca Pena says:

Should be a nice venue, it’s fab to sit outside & hear music @ Arte Americas !

Ruby Silva says:

Yes! The summers during the day are harsh in fresno, but the nights are forgiving it really cools down and thats when everyone comes out and the summer night fun begin its so much more alive when the sun goes down. Some of my favorite pass times during the summer is riding my bike to all the local venues here in Fresno, we have such talent here in our valley. I really hope I can come out to one of the shows!

trish says:

Sounds like an Awesome date night.

Teresa says:

This will be a first event that I will be attending on the 27th of June!
Cumbiabilly totally got my attention :)

Liz Vasquez says:

I would love yo attend our first concert at Arte Americas. A date night would be awesome!

Juanita Ruiz says:

This would be an awesome night listening to some great music & spending time with family

Sandy says:

Would love to win some tickets to Arte Americas, we always have such a good time there.

Lilia Roybal says:

By far one of Fresno’s best events show casing wonderful talent, art, food and spirits all under the stars…

Sonia says:

Familia and friends!

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