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Free concert tickets to Def Leppard, Journey and more

[Congrats to Day 1 winner Tom C. Make sure to return to the blog every day this week for more ticket giveaways!]

Through May 20, Live Nation is holding its Kickoff to Summer event with a $20 ticket offer to select shows.

Tickets to the concerts – primarily at area amphitheaters -- can be purchased at

But to get you in the concert-going frame of mind, I’ll give away a pair of tickets to select shows every day this week. You are entering to win tickets to one of them. I’ll list the day’s selections by noon and you will have until noon the following day to enter.

To do so: Send me an email at

A few basic rules: Please do not enter if you cannot attend the show. Only one entry per email address. Make sure to include the name of the show you want to attend. And if you put anything other than “Live Nation tickets Day 1” (or “…Day 2” on Tuesday or “…Day 3” on Wednesday – get it?) in the subject line, I won’t see your email and you will have zero chance of winning.

OK, so for our launch, let’s get rocked – classic rocked, that is!

Your Day 1 choices for ONE pair of tickets are:

Journey with The Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason (lawn seats) – 7 p.m. June 8 at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

Boston with Dennis DeYoung (reserved seats) – 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Def Leppard with Tesla and REO Speedwagon (lawn seats) – 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

Laid Back Festival with Gregg Allman, ZZ Top and more (lawn seats) – 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

I will randomly select the winner and post the name at the top of the corresponding day’s blog post. Good luck! And make sure to come back to the blog every day this week for another round of shows to check out.

Also, while it isn't required, I would appreciate it if you would follow the AJC Music Scene on Facebook and Twitter.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.