Win VIP Tix to Grave Diggers Ball 2012, Starring B.o.B and Charlotte’s Largest Halloween Costume Contest

UPDATE 10/19/12, 5:07 p.m.: The winner in the Dusk Till Dawn random drawing for two Front Stage VIP tickets to Grave Diggers Ball 2012 is Hannah Archer ( user HARCHIE22). Congratulations!

Grave Diggers Ball is one of Charlotte’s most popular, annual Halloween events, having entertained partygoers for more than a decade. It feature’s the city’s largest costume contest and brings in a top headlining act to perform. Taking over the stage this year, Saturday, October 27 at Dixie’s Tavern, will be chart-topping hip hop/pop star B.o.B.

And I’m giving away a pair of tickets here on Dusk Till Dawn that will get you a great spot up front to see B.o.B perform hits like “Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes,” and “Magic”.  


Here’s how the giveaway works.

  • I have two Front Stage VIP tickets (valued at $60 each) to give away to one lucky Dusk Till Dawn reader.
  • You can earn up to three entries into the drawing. You’ll earn one each if you:

    -Follow me on Twitter @HollidayInk.
    -Follow Charlotte magazine on Twitter @CharlotteMag.
    -Become a fan of Charlotte magazine on Facebook.

  • Once you’ve done one, two, or all three of those things, post your name in the comments section below and list your entries. For example, your post in the comments should look like: “John Brown. Followed Jarvis on Twitter, followed Charlotte magazine on Twitter, became a fan on Facebook.” You must post your entries in the comments section below to be eligible to win.
  • If you already follow me or the magazine on Twitter or are already a Facebook fan, then all you have to do is post your entry into the comments section below (basically what I’m saying is you don’t have to un-follow then re-follow to enter the contest).
  • This contest runs until Friday, October 19 at 12 p.m. (noon). Then at 5 p.m. that day, I will announce the winner. At that time I’ll ask the winner to email me his/her contact info to receive the pair of Front Stage VIP tickets to Grave Diggers Ball 2012, taking place Saturday, October 27 at Dixie’s Tavern, gates opening at 6 p.m. If you have any questions about this contest, feel free to email me at

More on Grave Diggers Ball
With B.o.B as the headlining act this year, Grave Diggers Ball continues its tradition of featuring national recording artists, which was OneRepublic last year, and past acts include Katy Perry, Bret Michaels, Run DMC, and Backstreet Boys. In addition to the Billboard-topping songs I listed above from B.o.B’s debut album, you can also expect him to perform songs from his current album, Strange Clouds, which boasts collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift.

When Grave Diggers Ball, which is put on by Kiss 95.1 FM, takes over Dixie’s Tavern again this year, you’ll find hundreds of partiers dressed in Halloween costumes, and many of them will sign up to compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes and a new car from Keffer Hyundai—hence why it’s the largest costume contest in the city. Attendees can register for “Best Costume” and “Sexiest Costume” on-site at the Kiss 95.1 tent.

Grave Diggers Ball often draws a sold-out crowd, like you can see in the photo below from last year’s event.


If you aren’t the lucky winner of the pair of tickets I’m giving away, you can also purchase them at Dixie's or online. General admission tickets are $20 in advance ($25 the day of the show); Front Stage VIP tickets are $60, which guarantees a spot in the VIP viewing area in front of the stage; and VIP Club tickets are $80 and include complimentary beer, liquor, and food. Click here to purchase tickets. Also, your wristband from the event grants you free admission that night to parties at EpiCentre hotspots BlackFinn, StrikeCity, Suite, and Whisky River.

Dixie’s Tavern, 301 E. Seventh St., 704-374-1700,,

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