If you’ve ever envied those VIPs who sail past the doorman at the hot club shows, now you can be that person, thanks to a contest sponsored by the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern and Heineken USA.
The winner of the Beachland Ultimate VIP Pass Sweepstakes will be able to attend each and every show at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern for free. Well, OK, they won’t actually be able to go to every one, because the ballroom and tavern frequently run shows simultaneously — although they could run back and forth. And this winner will get pretty tired if he or she tries to attend them all, since the club often has more than a dozen events per week, over 500 shows a year. Of Montreal, Reverend Horton Heat, Loudon Wainwright III, Sonny Landreth, Young the Giant, Galactic, Los Campesinos!, and Cabinet are just a few of the shows the winner can look forward to attending. And yes, the pass includes the burlesque shows too, as well as the chance to hear some of the best up-and-coming local bands.
Plus that winner will be able to bring a guest to each show he or she attends. That is going to be one of the most popular people in Cleveland.
You can enter the sweepstakes each day until December 29 at the Beachland’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/beachlandballroom or at the Beachland’s box office at 15711 Waterloo, Cleveland, Ohio during regular business or performance hours.
The winner will be drawn randomly on December 30 and announced once he or she has been certified and accepts the honor. — Anastasia Pantsios