Free Tickets to Iron and Wine (contest over), a Groundbreaking, a New Metal Museum Gate, and a Cat Show

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 13th 2014 147 11

Today, I'm giving away free tickets to the Iron and Wine concert at Minglewood Hall for Wednesday night, plus sharing some Memphis news from around town.

**congrats to Mitch who won the random drawing for the tickets**

Yesterday the May Bonus Clip for the I Love Memphis podcast went live. In the short segment, my cohost Kevin Cerrito and I talk about our favorite Memphis blogs and websites. Listen here – it's the first link. If you haven't yet listened to the full-length May ILM Podcast, go here – there are tons of tips for enjoying Barbecue Fest (which starts this week). 

I've also updated the Memphis Blogroll

I have a pair of tickets to give away to Iron & Wine show tomorrow night at Minglewood Hall. To enter, you must comment on this post and tell me that you want to go by 3 p.m. today.

**Contest is over – congrats to Mitch who won the random drawing for the tickets**

I'll announce the winner right after that. (Tip: I'm also giving away a second pair of tickets on the I Love Memphis Instagram.) If you don't win, tickets are still available for $25 advance/$27 at the door.

On Saturday, I went to the Cat Fancier's Cat Show at the Agricenter. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the photo gallery.

The Blues Foundation broke ground on construction for the Blues Hall of Fame on Friday. Bobby Rush (left) and Eddie Shaw (right), both members of the Blues Hall of Fame, were the official "ground breakers" for the ceremony. The Hall of Fame museum, which will be right across the street from the National Civil Rights Museum on South Main, is supposed to be finished and open by May of next year.

Attention Memphis creatives: You can have your portfolio reviewed for free tonight by industry pros. Prodigi Arts is hosting the review and keynote talk tonight (that's May 13) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at their studio at 516 Tennessee St. Suite #123 (Emerge Memphis). Josh Horton of Hieroglyph Creative Co. will be the keynote speaker, and they'll give away a free one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud – worth about $600. Go here for details.

On Sunday, the Metal Museum unveiled their new ironwork gates, which are adorned with rosettes of all shapes and styles. Here's a sampling of the details: For more info on visiting the Metal Museum, go here.




Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Melissa B. says:

    Would love some free tix!

  2. Jesse says:

    I want to win!

  3. iAmBaronVonTito says:

    Iron and Wine- yes, please. 

  4. Allison Holden says:

    iron and wine makes me cheese hard. I'd love to go to this show.

  5. Jesse says:

    I’d love to go, we used some Iron and Wine music at our wedding!

  6. Kate U. says:

    I would love to win some Iron and Wine tickets! :)

  7. Stacie says:

    I'd love to go!!

  8. Mitch says:

    Since moving to Midtown in March, I have yet to be to Minglewood Hall for a show, even though I can see it from my apartment! Would love to start off my attendance with some Iron & Wine!



  9. Holy fancy, cats Batman!  Free Iron and Wine tickets?  I'm IN!!!  :) 

  10. Michele Walker says:

    I really enjoy their music, especially the new album. I'd love to hear them live.

  11. Kelsey Clarkson says:

    I could really use some chilled out jams from Iron and Wine during this hectic week. No beef, just iron and wine!

  12. Nick Clark says:

    Great blog! I would love to go see Iron and Wine!

  13. Sarah says:

    I would love to win!

  14. Amanda Hill says:

    My husband and I would LOVE to go see Iron and Wine :)

  15. Jason says:

    My wife and I would love to go…we could use a great concert!!!

  16. Jenny Price says:

    I would LOVE to go! Iron and Wine is one of my favorite bands. Hoping to go and enjoy the experience at Minglewood. 

  17. blake says:

    I'd love to go… this would be fun

  18. Free tickets! Yes, please, I'd love to go.

  19. Allie says:

    I love love love Iron and Wine, so does the guy Im seeing. It would be an awesome date for us to go on. Oh and did you know he got his name from a protein supplement Beef, Iron and Wine. HA!

  20. Betsy says:

    I would love to go! 

  21. Dan Bahnaman says:

    Me! Me! I want to go!

  22. Hayley says:

    I would love to see Iron & Wine! Pick me!

  23. Erica says:

    I would absolutely love to go! Fingers crossed! 

  24. Sarah B says:

    I'll get a babysitter for this! Pick me!

  25. Sarah beth says:

    Hey I wanna go! #iloveminglewood

  26. Reginald Ellis says:

    I would LOVE these tickets  #ironAndWine #ThisTeacherNeedsAbreak!!!


  27. memphoman says:

    Wanna ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Waaaaa. :)

  28. John says:

    I've been a fan since Iron & Wine realeased The Creek Drank the Cradle in 2002 but have never had the opportunity of seeing him live.  I would love to win this pair of tickets!

  29. Jennifer says:

    My 13 year old daughter wants me to take her to this show. She's a budding musician. :)

  30. Warner says:

    I would like to go.

  31. Do you know if there is a silent auction being held at this event?    We would love to donate a case of chips! ~`  Nikki and Lisa

  32. Sarah says:

    I want to go by 3 p.m. today.

  33. helen says:

    I read and enjoy your posts daily! I also love Memphis!! Hope to win the ticks!!


  34. JC says:

    I want to see Iron & Wine!

  35. Sherrie Lemons says:

    Yes please!

  36. Darla Still says:

    I want to go! Pick me!

  37. Brady says:

    I want to go solely because Sam Beam's beard has healing properties

  38. Maureen Cooper says:

    I would love to go!

  39. Maureen says:

    Would love to go see Iron and Wine!

  40. Wayne S says:

    I would love to attend the Iron & Wine concert tomorrow evening. This would be my first concert while living in Memphis — Would make for one heck of a memory.

  41. Sheerin says:

    I would love a ticket!

  42. Lauren says:

    Iron and Wine. I would love to go!

  43. Kate Stokes says:

    I would love to win those tickets!

  44. Victoria says:

    Iron & wine for me??

  45. CK says:

    Great blog!  Would love to see Iron and Wine.

  46. heather hinkson-davis says:

    I would absolutely love to won these tickets and go to the show tomorrow! I have loved iron and wine since I was probably 13! I am now 25 :) thank you for the opportunity!!

  47. Patti Berry says:

    Wanna wanna wanna go!!!!

  48. zoey says:

    Just realized the other day that I love when Iron and Wine pop up on my spotify or iheartradio….and I have been listening to a lot of them since I’ve worked 9 twelve hour shifts in the last eleven days! Would love to relax at their concert!!

  49. Tres says:

    Would love to win the free tickets!

  50. David says:

    My daughter and I a both very excited to see Iron and Wine and will be going to the show one way or another but winning tickets would be a bonus. 

    My dughter is graduating high school tonight and it would be great to give her tickets and be able to tell her that Sam Beam and ilovememphis got her the tickets for her graduation present. 

  51. David says:

    My daughter and I are both excited to see Iron and Wine tomorrow and will be going one way or another. That seid it would be super cool to win tickets and tell my daughter that they are a graduation present from Sam Beam and iLovememphis. (she is graduating high school tonight)  

  52. Laci Brasher says:

    I want to go!

  53. stacy says:

    Would love to go.  Pick me.

  54. Rachel says:

    I would love to go see Iron and Wine!

  55. Abby says:

    My husband and I want to go to the I&W concert! 

  56. Joel says:

    Iron and Wine! I would love some tickets! It's very cool of you to give some away!

  57. Stacy Sampl Wright says:

    I would like the tickets because 1) I love Iron & Wine and 2) I have not had the chance to visit the Minglewood Hall and this would afford me the opportunity an 3) I have never won anything. ever.

  58. Daneil Ray says:

    My wife and I would love the tickets. We found out last week we are having TRIPLETS!!!!!  This was while trying to have a 4th child (we already have twins and a single). Needless to say we wont get out much come November and we love Iron and Wine!  We will definintely go if we win!

  59. Lauren says:

    Iron and Wine is a perfect date night concert, I would love to go. 

  60. Kate says:

    i want tix!

  61. Mike Burgess says:

    I want to go! Really!

  62. Kelsey says:

    It would be amazing to see Iron and Wine! Our Endless Numbered Days is a perfect album. His cover of "Such Great Heights" is flawless. This concert would be very interesting to see in a venue like Minglewood!

  63. Zach Knight says:

    I haven't had a chance to visit Minglewood yet for a concert, and Iron and Wine would be such a great way to start!

  64. Reid says:

    I want to go and I hope I'm not late to the game! I Love Fe and Wine!

  65. james burgess says:

    I want to go

  66. Lily Crocker says:

    Cats rock.

  67. Lily Crocker says:

    So does iron and wine

  68. Jacqueline Green says:

    I want go. Pick me, please :).

  69. Jacqueline Green says:

    I got so excited that I did not spell check. :) I want to go. Pick me, please :)

  70. jena says:

    I would love to go!

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