Giveaway: Dan Zanes and Friends Tickets to NJPAC and DVD

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (47)

F4AM19.jpgAnyone who knows me, knows how much I love Dan Zanes. He and his band make music that everyone can enjoy. I’ll admit it, I listen to his CDs in the car even when my kids aren’t sitting in the back seat.

I’m really excited to announce this giveaway: One lucky person will win a 4-pack of tickets to Dan Zanes and Friends show at NJPAC on October 10. Two additional winners will each receive the new DVD The Fine Friends Are Here, a live concert DVD collection of 13 favorites, three new animated music videos, plus a bonus audio disc of four new unreleased solo Zanes songs.

To enter the contest, keep reading..

Simply tell us your favorite Dan Zanes and Friends song in the comment section. One person who replies to this post by 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, October 3, 2009, will be chosen at random to receive the family 4 pack to the NJPAC show on October 10. Then the next two people will be chosen at random to win the new DVD The Fine Friends Are Here. Please post only once.

No purchase necessary. Starts Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m. EST and ends Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 11:59 p.m.
Open to U.S. residents ages 16 years and older. Void where prohibited


  1. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  September 30, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    Here we go again…..
    Georgette you are such a soggy graham cracker!!!

  2. POSTED BY zoeae  |  September 30, 2009 @ 10:25 am

    Has to be “Jump Up.” So simple, and so catchy.

  3. POSTED BY tudlow  |  September 30, 2009 @ 10:26 am

    Great contest, Dan Zanes is a talented, fun bloke.
    Sweet Rosyanne.

  4. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  September 30, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    (Fortunately, the prof is Void where prohibited as it relates to free Dan Zane tix’s….)

  5. POSTED BY glenridgedad  |  September 30, 2009 @ 11:27 am

    Thrift Shop (w/ Sandra Bernhard) is a favorite in our household!

  6. POSTED BY adr  |  September 30, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    house party!

  7. POSTED BY pamzilla  |  September 30, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    Wabash Cannonball

  8. POSTED BY cmeinmontclair  |  September 30, 2009 @ 11:44 am

    House Party rocks!

  9. POSTED BY Florine  |  September 30, 2009 @ 11:49 am

    Catch That Train! (With a strong second for Wonder Wheel)

  10. POSTED BY windweaver  |  September 30, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    “Welcome Table” is sung with glee in my minivan by my entire family…so that is our vote (We also like the women’s accapella version from NJ group Olympia’s Daughters, but Dan Zane’s version is really hip and fun….
    (although my personal Dan Zanes fave is when he sings with Natalie Merchant, Will You Go Lassie Go lyrics from the song “Wild Mountain Thyme”–nothing is better.

  11. POSTED BY Shirley  |  September 30, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

    Wonder Wheel—thanks for the giveaway!

  12. POSTED BY State Street Pete  |  September 30, 2009 @ 12:02 pm


  13. POSTED BY 13% Annual Tax Increas  |  September 30, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    Without a doubt, Firefly! Jump up would rank a distant second.
    Our family has sort of been DZ groupies for the past four years. Berkner and the Disney stuff (Wiggles/Imagination Movers) makes me want to hurl. Been raising my little one on jazz, the blues and DZ almost exclusively. Actually, TMBG are not terrible either. For those who have never given DZ a listen, you don’t know what you are missing.

  14. POSTED BY JMMH  |  September 30, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

    All Around the Kitchen Cock-A-Doodle Doodle Doo!
    My kids and I love to dance around the house to this one!

  15. POSTED BY E  |  September 30, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

    Sweet Rosyanne!!

  16. POSTED BY complainerpuss  |  September 30, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

    My favorite Dan Zanes song is Don’t Run Wild.

  17. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  September 30, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

    YIKES!!!! the prof is horrified to read adults writing: “… Rocks” as it relates to DZ.
    Is good, maybe. Fun, perhaps.
    But rocks?
    Though I guess if you’re still rockin’ mom jeans (men- like Obama, and women), maybe he does rock.
    I would simply suggest you download the Pearl Jam single, The Fixer, if you want know what rocks. Hell, give Dave Mathews’ new stuff a try, “Why I am” is amazing.
    (And yes, John Mayer has a new CD out today… He’s a God who rocks!!! Soulfully!!!)

  18. POSTED BY tallahassee  |  September 30, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

    Not everyone can be as cool and hip as you, prof.
    El Canario

  19. POSTED BY ScubaNJ  |  September 30, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    House Party is the best!!!
    OK, I changed my mind… Wonder Wheel!!!
    No, No, No, I meant Firefly!

  20. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  September 30, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

    I wish I could feel offended tallahassee, but I don’t.
    I’m not as cool as I think, or as I want to be (working on that one), but can anyone with a straight face use the term ROCK to describe DZ and other kiddie music performers?
    If DZ Rocks, what does, say the Red Hot Chili Peppers do?
    Or a more contemporary group like Paramore or Evanescence (neither do I care for, btw)?
    REALLY Rock?
    I’m only asking for some perspective here.

  21. POSTED BY dkollet  |  September 30, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

    My kids and I love Malti. The lyrics are great and it’s the best way for me to get them in the habit of speaking spanish.

  22. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  September 30, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    “… the habit of speaking spanish”??

  23. POSTED BY The Mommy  |  September 30, 2009 @ 2:01 pm

    One of my favorites is

  24. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  September 30, 2009 @ 2:14 pm


  25. POSTED BY ishyg  |  September 30, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

    Definitely “Down in the Valley” Good for singing AND dancing!

  26. POSTED BY lazy123  |  September 30, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    El Pescador

  27. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  September 30, 2009 @ 5:15 pm

    El Pescador?
    You must be kidding me…..

  28. POSTED BY nancy bresiln  |  September 30, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

    love them all- especially thrift shop!

  29. POSTED BY MiGi  |  September 30, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

    When I was pregnant with my first daughter a friend gave me a copy of a DZ and friends cd. Loved the album then and my two girls love it now. The album – Rocket Ship Beach and my girls favorite song is Hello.

  30. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  September 30, 2009 @ 9:10 pm


  31. POSTED BY ZanesFan  |  September 30, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    All of ’em, really. Pick one? Queremos Bailar with Barbara Brousal. Love her, too…

  32. POSTED BY Elvin  |  October 01, 2009 @ 12:32 am

    “Drunken Sailor” from the Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook.

  33. POSTED BY markmalaspina  |  October 01, 2009 @ 8:07 am


  34. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  October 01, 2009 @ 11:15 am

    (Why does the prof have a sinking suspicion that “ZanesFan” is Georgette??)

  35. POSTED BY sarahbcruz  |  October 01, 2009 @ 11:21 am

    “all around the kitchen”

  36. POSTED BY bella's mom  |  October 01, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

    We always loved Malti when my daughter was little,
    and I am a big fan of Dan’s sea chantey albumn!

  37. POSTED BY Professor  |  October 01, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

    House Party, but we love them all.

  38. POSTED BY ERR  |  October 01, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

    Catch that Train!
    All Around the Kitchen Cock-A-Doodle Doodle Doo!
    can’t we have two favorites?

  39. POSTED BY Sue  |  October 03, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    Catch that Train!

  40. POSTED BY Samy3332  |  October 03, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

    Love Dan Zanes….favorite song… Hello.

  41. POSTED BY filmnoir  |  October 03, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    We Heart Dan Zanes
    Erie Canal

  42. POSTED BY mdh  |  October 03, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    My daughter’s favorite is Waltzing Matilda.

  43. POSTED BY jsmom  |  October 03, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

    “Jump up”!!! 🙂

  44. POSTED BY Michael  |  October 03, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

    Dan Zanes (and Friends!) has us laughing and dancing all the way to the school bus and the office! Newer fav is House Party Time…

  45. POSTED BY Sisi  |  October 03, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

    Compadre Pedro Juan and Verde Luz

  46. POSTED BY anniep  |  October 04, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

    All Around the Kichen is a favorite at our house – the three boys can’t help but shake their booties!!

  47. POSTED BY PattyR  |  September 28, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

    Catch That Train. Jump up too…

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