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Win tickets to Fuse Fest 2012


UPDATE: Congrats to our winners — Hootzie and RayDad. Hope the two of you, and everyone else, enjoy the festival this weekend.

ORIGINAL POST: This weekend is Fresno’s annual all-local music festival — Fuse Fest, or the Fresno Urban Sound Experience, if you like to spell things out. Fuse actually gets started tonight at 5:30 with a free preview at The Hashtag, but the meat of the festival is Friday and Saturdays nights, as 40 bands play on 10 stages in a diverse, genre-jumping display of Fresno’s music scene.

The festival functions like an all-you-can-see live music buffet — with tickets that allow you to hop from venue to venue. Tickets cost $15 per day, or $20 for both. They can be purchased at Fulton 55 (in advance), at any other venue (the day of) or at tonight’s preview.

We’ve got a giveaway that can help you save some cash. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to two lucky readers. Just leave a comment below telling us your favorite local band of all time and you’ll be entered to win. This is a quick contest, so deadline to enter is 5 p.m. today. Winners will be notified by e-mail, so please check yours. No duplicate entries please. Complete rules below.

While you’re thinking about it, be sure to check out the schedule for this year’s Fuse Fest.

PREVIOUSLY: Podcast: Ozmosis #32 (Fuse Fest edition)

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Two winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail or phone 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 Fuse Fest 2012"

Steven Sanchez says:

Mad love goes out to Fierce Creatures!

Jason Millar says:

Oh! Pick me! Pick me!

my band = “40 watt hype”

Bert says:

if we are going with favorite local band of all time, I would have to go with Dead Elizabeth. People still talk about this band to this day.

frances says:

Spooky Pane and the Migraines

Monica says:

I wanna win one of these already. 40 watt hype is one of my faves

MsJoey says:

Let’s Go Bowling!!!!!!!

Andrew says:

Poplord, who never play.

Sarah says:

40 Watt Hype!

Ryan says:

the Jacktones are awesome!

Eric says:

LETS GO BOWLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tina says:

Let’s Go Bowling and Circus Bogus top my list.

Nick Chandler says:

Strange Vine

Lisa says:

Motel Drive!

Matt Napoletano says:

Niilo Smeds , and or strawberry jam should be a good time.

ed says:

favorite all time: the crucified

followed by: rademacher
the sleepover disaster
circus bogus (the 1 times i saw them)

luis solis says:

Lets go bowling

Tudor Stanley says:

Lance Canales & The Flood. True Fresno band.

Sergio says:

Soma Holidays. After a years-long absence of not going to local shows, I relived my high school weekends when I saw them a few months ago for their reunion show.

hootzie says:

Los Hooligans

RayDad says:

DL Frequency would always pack it out and get the room moving.

Stephy Garcia says:

Would love to see Restaurnaut!!!!

LV says:

Motel Drive

Daniel says:

Collecto is one of the dopest artist out of

Fresno right now!!! I can definitely see collecto

performing at a Coachella in the near future!!!

Kristy says:

Fierce Creatures!

HarmsWayChad says:

I really do not have an ultimate “favorite” band of all time but I do have ones that have really rocked my socks over the local scene. Sorry I know I have disobeyed the rules but I couldn’t pick just one and my list just keeps going.

- 40 Watt Hype
- StoneShiver
- Fierce Creatures
- Something from the Planet Hell
- Checkmate, Let’s Go Bowling.

Nick says:

Sparkle Jet!!!

Lori French says:

Of all time? I’d have to say Down Low Frequency. I still shake my booty to Thugee Love.

Jim Poptanich says:


Andrew Gray says:

Collecto! He’s an awesome local live DJ. We’ll all get to see him at Fulton 55 during FUSE.

Christi Gonzalez says:

Steve Ono

Raymond Callahan says:

Sparklejet !!!

Megan says:

40 Watt Hype, Fierce Creatures

Cindy J. Tomik says:

Mercury Bullet rocks!!