TVD Ticket Giveaway: Americanarama Festival with Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/23

Not looking to stop his outstanding career anytime soon, Bob Dylan and his band are headlining this year’s Americanarama Festival of Music. The summer tour also features rock bands Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Bingham, and more. This tour makes a stop at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 23, and we’re giving away a pair of lawn tickets.

For five decades, Bob Dylan has continuously influenced the world of rock music. His name is a familiar name in any household that listens to music. The American musician and culture icon has never ceased to “wow” fans and music-lovers everywhere with his consistently different albums. The rock legend’s latest release in 2012, TEMPEST, was his thirty-fifth studio album.

Accompanying the 72-year old singer-songwriter and his band are Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and Ryan Bingham. The Chicago-based band formed in 1994 and released their eighth studio album in 2011, titled The Whole Love. The album was nominated in the category for the Best Rock Album on the 54th Grammy Awards.

My Morning Jacket originates from Louisville, Kentucky. Their seventh album, Circuital, was also released in 2011. Circuital marked the return of My Morning Jacket to their Kentucky roots, having been recorded in the gym of a Louisville church that was converted into a recording studio.

Americana singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham is a third artist who is sharing the stage with Bob Dylan this summer. Compared to the other bands, he is the newcomer to the music scene, having started his career in 2007.  Though he started later than the rest, Bingham is just as accomplished, having won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Critic’s Choice Award, and a Grammy in 2010 for his song “The Weary Kind,” which served as the title track for the critically acclaimed film Crazy Heart.

The Americanarama Festival of Music Tour features a ton of great musicians that you wouldn’t want to miss seeing live. To win a pair of lawn tickets to the Merriweather Post Pavilion when it comes on July 23, drop a comment below naming your favorite music festival. I’ve always wanted to go check out the Vans Warped Tour. 

The winner will be chosen at noon on Thursday, July 18. Tickets are still available.

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  • briantracy

    I will always have a soft spot for Coachella because I saw so many amazing shows there over 5 visits.

  • Ashley

    This is a little embarrassing to admit, but I’ve never been to a music festival. At some point in the future, when I go, I think I would go to Bonnaroo. It seems like a neat one.

  • MattKinnear

    Gotta be All Good!

  • rgd2

    Mixtape Festival in Hershey or Bonnaroo

  • sbarnett037

    My favorite music festival is Freefest – great to have so many diverse artists visit our area and support a great cause at the same time!

  • mi6234

    It was All Good until they moved it to Columbus.

  • ManderMarie

    I love all of the big name festivals below but to get the true festival feeling you have to go to Nelsons Ledges to see a festival!

  • cleverdove

    I would have to say Voodoo in New Orleans, I had the best time at the show and then I was also in New Orleans which is just extra awesome on the awesome cake.

  • heyitselvia

    SO into Rockstar Mayhem (I mean, can I get a Rob Zombie anyone?)

    But in all honesty, definitely Freefest. I love how it’s a festival for anyone and everyone and that it benefits homeless youth makes it that much better. Most people don’t know about our large population of young people out on the street unless it happens to them personally, so it’s nice to get the awareness out.

  • Nate

    FloydFest was my favorite.

  • Jillian

    Coachella: Love the variety of music and the awesome venue.


    Just went to Firefly Festival and it was awesome!

  • jschu83

    Lollapalooza, because it combines an amazing city with some great artists. Freefest is quickly becoming a favorite as well though thanks to the price (or lack thereof) and the reliably alluring booking.

  • bfp

    Outside Lands is amazing.  perfect music, food and location!

  • Tcroth

    Bonnaroo!! it’s not only my favorite festival, but my favorite place in the entire world to be!

  • SManning

    It’s a pretty new festival, but I’ve loved Firefly both years it’s existed! I can’t wait to go back next year!

  • lapist0la

    Bonaroo is always amazing. The Virgin Mobile Free Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion is pretty damn good too.

  • ccaryl

    You can’t beat Jazz Fest in New Orleans! Great music, great food, great city!

  • ShelaghS

    My favorite music festival is SXSW

  • spencedm

    Since I’ve seen Dylan, MMJ, and Wilco at Bonnaroo, its hard not to pick that fest.  However, the heat and sun make it a tough festival!!  So, I’m going with Moogfest.  Love getting dressed up for Halloween and dancing with the other crazies in Asheville!

  • fatty_magoo

    As an avid music festival goer, my favorite music festival thus far is Coachella. It was everything I thought it would be and more!

  • mdphunk

    Jam Cruise is the best festival I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot of them. It’s the most intimate, has the greatest community of fans who go year after year, there is no concept of “backstage”, the artists all want to be there because the collaborative spirit, and the location is beautiful. I’ve had many of the best weeks of my life aboard that boat.

  • dpsingle

    I’ve always wanted to go to Voodoo Fest down in New Orleans. The name always gets me plus the lineups have been pretty solid, too.

  • samp

    Virgin Mobile Free Fest!

  • racheltaylor993

    I would love to go to Coachella if I lived closer!

  • msmale319666

    Maryland Death Fest is my current favorite.  I miss OzzFest.  They always had pretty awesome lineups as well, especially the first couple of years.

  • Curt_McGirt

    I like Farmaid. It’s for a good cause and always has some great bands!

  • Joel G

    Favorite this year was Full Moon Fest on Governors in NYC

  • betsy_a

    The festival of my dreams is Pickathon — 7 stages, amazing artists performing multiple sets, in spectacular Oregon!!

  • apew

    Sasquatch Music Festival in George, Washington. It’s at the Gorge, which is an amazing and incredibly beautiful venue.

  • Alexandraaaa

    I will always love Bonnaroo, but if I was alive for it, I’m sure I’d have to say MONTEREY POP!

  • MattLobman

    The Gathering of the Vibes.  I love Jerry Garcia

  • MikeEdwards1

    Bristol Banjo Festival!

  • Justin


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  • Mathus987

    Virgin moble festival. Freefest and the ones prior to it at the race track.

  • Emily

    SASQUATCH! Can you beat The Gorge?

  • Ana

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest!  <3 Merriweather Post Pavilion!

  • drbroccoli

    I loved the Tibetan Freedom Concert back when I was in high school.

  • Chuck

    The Shindig Festival

  • Rick

    The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. You can’t beat the gorgeous setting.

  • Hilary

    My favorite festival will always be the original Lollapalooza, especially the first tour — Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Fishbone, Ice T, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band…

  • Pierre

    DelFest in Cumberland, MD

  • SM16

    my favorite music festival is virgin mobile free fest! can’t beat a free concert full of great bands!
    -sayoh m.

  • SM16

    my favorite music festival is virgin mobile freefest! can’t beat a free festival full of great bands!

  • Cooper MR

    Lollapalooza is the best I’ve been to, but I really want to get out to SXSW.

  • RBL

    Primavera in Barcelona

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