Win Free Rhett Miller Tickets to Saturday’s CF Concert Series at Gas Monkey

rhett millerThe CF Concert Series is a benefit gig that raises money for cystic fibrosis research. This year’s installment, hosted by Gordon Keith of radio, will feature Rhett Miller (Old 97’s), Evan Felker (Turnpike Troubadours), and the Erik Chandler Band (Bowling for Soup). Saturday night at Gas Monkey Live will be a laid-back, mix-and-match affair, with the artists playing with each other and welcoming guest appearances. You can buy $45 GA tickets here. Or you can win them. Here’s how:

Write a verse to a Rhett Miller song. The stipulations: you must use a girl’s name and the name Robert Jenkins; you must make a reference to substance abuse (alcohol, pills, whatever — it’s your choice); and the setting has to be an eight-passenger van.

I’ve got two pairs of tickets for the authors of the two best verses. Put em in the comments, or, if you’re shy, email them directly to timr at dmagazine dot com. Deadline is 4 o’clock today. May your muse inspire you.

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  • Marcus

    Complicated passenger van, ticking timebomb, steering wheel
    The heroin sweats were never part of the plan
    But it turns out I’m in complicated passenger van

    Mystery to myself, there are issues, mental health
    I tried to hide my bad side when we began
    But baby, I’m in a complicated van

    Understanding Christine, caring deeply drinking pearls
    By dawn we’re so far gone, we can’t seem to land
    And you say : ‘Baby, we’re in a complicated van’

    Drive me, just deliver me
    Transport me, drop me
    Carry me if you can
    I’m in a complicated van

    Complcated van, driving trying not to strand
    Even Robert Jenkins is not dram
    Forgive me, as I’m in a complicated van

    Drive me, just deliver me
    Transport me, drop me
    Carry me if you can
    I’m in a complicated van
    Carry me if you can
    I’m in a complicated van

    • It checks all the boxes. Nice work. Leader in the clubhouse so far.

    • Marcus, you’ve got two tickets. They will be at Gas Monkey will call under your name. Good work.

  • An emailed submission from an education-minded FrontBurnervian:

    “From The El”

    Let’s say you’re in Chicago and you’re drunk again under the El.
    Trapped in a van with 6 strangers and your old flame Michelle.
    There’s a ringing in your brain that Robert Jenkins will never be the same.
    You’re a long way from where you belong unaware.

  • An emailed submission from a desperate FrontBurnervian. Note: I am checking to see whether the gig is, in fact, sold out. I was under the impression that one could still buy tickets at the door. I’ll update this post when I get details.

    ***

    To the tune of “St. Ignatius.” Yes, I know it is Old 97’s but still.
    He wrote it. And seriously we NEED these tix! I’m turning 44 tomorrow
    and celebrating my bday at the show with about 20 of my friends, but one
    of them, named below, didn’t buy tickets before the show sold out!!!

    Inside Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
    Inside with my gals.
    Eve’s cryin’ ‘bout her lack of tickets,
    Outside with her pills.

    D’s the raddest, they’re the baddest
    magazine I’ve found
    We can all get in, if we win them, before the van heads southbound.

    Jenkins has seen so many shows that he can make it right
    By giving Eve his ticket to make her night, make her night.

    • Desperate FrontBurnervian, you’ll have two tickets waiting for you at will call.