Chicago, join us at the free Pioneering party with Jukebox The Ghost and Eef Barzelay

Chicago, join us at the free Pioneering party with Jukebox The Ghost and Eef Barzelay

With our new video series Pioneering—brought to you by Honda—continuing its march toward greatness, it’s time to announce our big finale. On Thursday, June 5 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, we’re presenting a free concert with Jukebox The Ghost and Eef Barzelay. And it’s not just free—you get to help shape what happens.

As you hopefully know by now, the Pioneering series pays tribute to musical pioneers. We’ve covered The Boss, Ramones, Dolly Parton, and more. (You can find them all at the Pioneering hub, right here.) For this culminating concert, we want you to suggest a pioneer and a song, and the performers will cover one of the suggestions at the show.

Here’s how to suggest a song/pioneer: In the comments below, or via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (add #pioneering and #lovetoday to those), let us know what song you’d like Jukebox The Ghost to cover. We’ll present them with the top choices, and the lucky attendees will get to see it all go down live. Five random people who make a suggestion via social media will get an A.V. Club prize pack.*

And at the event, the audience will vote live on a song for Eef Barzelay to sing, which will close the night. He’ll have to learn it quickly, then knock it out of the park.

How do you get to be a lucky attendee? Just RSVP here. Space is limited (and surprises are in store), and we’ll be in touch with the winners a week prior to the event. (You must be 21 or older to attend.)

Again: Free show with Jukebox The Ghost and Eef Barzelay. June 5, Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Pioneering!

(*Alternate method of entry: Send an e-mail to avcontests@theonion.com with a suggestion. ARV of prize: $40. Contest ends June 6, 2014. You must be 21 or older to enter.)


OFFICIAL RULES: Contest DescriptionOn Thursday, June 5 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, The A.V. Club is presenting a free concert with Jukebox The Ghost and Eef Barzelay.  The Pioneering series pays tribute to musical pioneers. For this culminating concert, we want our audience to suggest a pioneer and a song, and the performers will cover one of the suggestions at the show. We are asking our readers to suggest song/pioneer in the weeks leading up to the event. In the comments section on The A.V. Club website, or via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (add #pioneering and #lovetoday to those), they will let us know what song they’d like Jukebox The Ghost to cover. We’ll present Jukebox The Ghost with the top choices. Five random people who make a suggestion via social media will get an A.V. Club prize pack.* (* Alternate method of entry: Send an e-mail to avcontests@theonion.com with a suggestion. ARV of prize: $40. Contest ends May 23rd, 2014. You must be 21 or older to enter.)Rules for “Pick a Pioneering Performance”1. Method of entry: Contestants may submit their choice of songs for the Pick a Pioneering Performance contest via the comment section below or via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (Social Media) by including the hashtag #pioneering and #lovetoday in their submissions. Alternately, contestants may send an email to avcontests@theonion.com with their choice of songs.2. The competition will run from 6:00am CT, Monday, May 19, 2014 through 11:59pm CT, Friday, May 23, 2014.3. There is no limit to the amount of songs a contestant may submit. However, only one song per Social Media post or email is permitted.4. Contestant submissions, in no way, guarantee a prize or response. Five random contestants will be chose from the Social Media contestant pool to receive an A.V Club Prize Pack. Prizes will be awarded at the event on Thursday, June 5. 5. The A.V. Club Prize Pack will include goods to be determined at an approximate retail value of $40.6. In order to collect his/her prize, a contestant must show proof of US citizenship or permanent residency and that he/she is 21 years of age or older. 7. Employees of Onion, Inc,. Honda and its affiliates, and their immediate family members are ineligible for the competition.8. Onion, Inc. is the sole legal administrator of the contest. 9. By submitting songs to the competition, contestants hereby release Onion, Inc. and Honda and its affiliates of all claims arising from participation in the competition.

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