**CONTEST CLOSED**As summer heats up in Arizona, a little beach-inspired relief is headed to the Valley of the Sun. California roots & reggae band, Rebelution will grace the Mesa Amphitheatre stage on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. Along with fellow bands, Nahko and Medicene for the People, Rebelution brings their unique brand of reggae, roots, calypso and ska-infused jam-band grooves to town. Gather up the flip flops, beach towels and cold drinks! Don’t miss this opportunity to channel some coastal breezes at this stellar summer concert. Tickets start at $35, but not to worry: this Ticket Tuesday, we’re giving away two tickets to see Rebelution live in Mesa.
Rebelution  From Austin City Limits to Outside Lands, Rebelution is frequently a fixture at high profile music festivals across the globe. Founded in the beach-side town of Isla Vista, California, the band has been going strong since 2004. Collegemates-turned-bandmates, Eric Rachmany, Matt Velasquez, Rory Carey, Wesley Finley and Marley D. Williams put their musical abilities together and the rest is history. Known for their intriguing melodies, forward-thinking lyrics, and unique arrangements, Rebelution is a leader among American reggae-fusion ensembles. Their album, Courage to Grow earned an iTunes Editor’s Choice for Best Reggae Album of 2007. The single from that album, “Safe and Sound” made its way around the airwaves from San Diego’s 91X to Los Angeles’s KROQ and beyond. Get into the Pacific Coast spirit this Ticket Tuesday and try your luck at winning passes from Bookmans!
To enter our Ticket Tuesday giveaway, tell us in our comment section about a song that sums up how you feel about summertime. Perhaps you’re into the classic pet sounds of the Beach Boys, the danceable grooves of Harry Belafonte or (our favorite) the genius songwriting of Bob Marley. Tell us what music makes you love summer! We will select a winner using random.org. We’ll allow 24 hours for commenting. Winners will be notified by e-mail sometime on Wednesday, June 7. Comments are moderated and may take some time to appear. Please do not resubmit your comments — one is plenty.**CONTEST CLOSED**
Best of luck on this surfside Freebie Friday! Be sure to check out all the excellent music, movies, books, video games, collectibles and more at your local Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. Our family-friendly events are always fun and free (and air-conditioned). FREE Summer Kids Events continue at each of our locations through June and July. For more information, including dates, times and activity listings, visit our Events Calendar.