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Win tickets to the WAVS benefit show with Patrick Contreras and Wadaba

UPDATE: Our winner is Charmaine. Congrats!

ORIGINAL POST: Friday night Fulton 55 hosts a benefit concert for West African Vocational Schools — which is run by former Bee scribe Chris Collins. The concert stars local musicians Patrick Contreras, Wadaba (an African drummer), Kemaya and Carlos Rodriguez.

Read Collins’ compelling Bee piece about the school and check here for more info on the concert.

Tickets are on sale now for $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Or you can win a pair right here. Just leave a comment below and we’ll pick a winner at random. Deadline to enter is 9 a.m. Friday. Winner will be notified by e-mail, so please leave a read address and please check it. Official rules below.

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, 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 the WAVS benefit show with Patrick Contreras and Wadaba"

Karen says:

I’m really excited to see you all perform for such a great cause as WAVS!! I know has big plans for tomorrow night! :)

KRIsty says:

Sounds amazing!

Karena Beasley says:

Patrick is one of the most giving artists in our community. It is too bad the big corporations in this country don’t operate on the same principles, our country would be in much better condition.

Charmaine George says:

Patrick is an awsome local musician. Looking forward to earing him play.


Rosalinda Cooper says:

love me some Patrick Contreras!

joel says:

PC rocks, and not talking about personal computers

Melissa says:

I would love another opportunity to see the great Patrick Contreras. Pick Me!

Volume 10? says:

Question for Wadaba, Patrick Contreras, or Mike Oz:
I’m interested in seeing this show, but I can’t deal with exceedingly loud venues/shows… many shows at Club Fred (in the old days) were just too loud for me to enjoy…

Is Fulton 55 loud… like Bad Brains loud? Or just like Wings loud?

Mike Oz says:

I don’t think it’s too bad in there. The good thing is, there’s a lot of space. If you feel like you want it a little quieter, just go upstairs. You can have conversations up there while the bands are playing — so not super loud.