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Win tickets to see Patrick Contreras and Lance Canales & The Flood

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What can Fresno do to help drug trafficking in West Africa? Go see some great music.

Saturday night, Fulton 55 hosts the Concert for a Drug Cartel Free Africa, a second annual benefit for West African Vocational Schools, a Fresno non-profit that runs a job-training center in Guinea-Bissau (see video below).

The concert features two local faves: Violinist Patrick Contreras and roots rock/Americana group Lance Canales & The Flood. Tickets cost $7 in advance or $12 at the door. Orrrrrrrrr, if you’re lucky enough, you can walk away with a pair of tickets just by commenting on this post.

We’re giving away two pair of tickets. All you have to do to get entered is leave a comment below. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday. We’ll notify the winners by e-mail, so please leave a real e-mail address and please check it. Complete rules below.

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 see Patrick Contreras and Lance Canales & The Flood"

debratempesta says:

Awesome opportunity to support a much needed program!

Evelyn Demirchian says:

This is a very intense thing to bring awareness to, and the Fulton55 deserves some major credit for hosting this charity event!

I love to see people who have passions raise awareness for others.

Greg Stobbe says:

Many of us take education for granted or feel entitled to an education. However, there are millions without a chance to advance. The video shares the West African Vocational Schools’ vision to help people who are hungry to grow academically and most specifically in the area of computer technology. Join Fulton 55 and Patrick Contreras at the Concert for a Drug Cartel Free Africa, Sept. 22.

gamaliel macias says:

Patrick contreras is really good! I saw him at the chile festival downtown i loved his Hendrix cover! This is for a very good cause, I’m excited for this.

Juanita Mares says:

I have always heard of both bands and it would be exciting to see them perform together.

PreciousJabber says:

I would love to see this performance.

Muah says:

I’ve never seen Lance Canales & The Flood.

Chris Collins says:

Thanks for the great comments! Especially Greg — well said. Hope to see you all at the show! Get your tickets and info here:

Chris Collins
WAVS Executive Director

Michelle Hanamaikai says:

I can’t wait for this! Love me some Patrick :) I still remember the first time I layed ears on him..

Rick Perales says:

Great program with great artist performing!

Renee Ruiz says:

Great way to raise awareness!