Even though I am not one bit musical, I still love being surrounded by such wonderful artists here in Austin.  You really can't beat all the talent that is here in this city.  A few of our favorite artists have gotten together and created some beautiful art that I'm happy to share with you today.  Matt McCloskey released his first album These Times Won’t Last in 2009.  Now, Matt is releasing his newest album, The Hard Rains, and his documentary will be airing in two weeks here in Austin.

Steven Bush is the filmmaker behind this documentary about making art, and living with the consequences.  Their film will be debuting on Tuesday, August 27th, at the Violet Crown here in downtown Austin.  Violet Crown is by far my favorite movie theatre in town and they have the best bloody mary's in town.

Reason to Bleed (official trailer) – The Story of “The Hard Rains” from Steven Bush on Vimeo.

Steven and Matt are both incredible artists and I'm so thrilled to get to be a part of this fun night here in Austin.  Here's the best news for you today!  I have two tickets to give away to this night.  This would be a phenomenal date night for you and your sweetie!  There are tons of great restaurants around there that you could dine at before or after, or honestly just eat at Violet Crown before and you will be just as happy.  They have great food and drinks (did I mention the Bloody Mary's, yet?)

Here's how you can win:

Do as many of these as you want.  Please leave a NEW comment for each one that you do, and that is how many times you will be entered in to the drawing!

#1 – Share this blog post & contest on Facebook.  Share with your friends about the giveaway!  Then come back and tell me that you did!  Here's the link for this post: (or just use the cute little “f” button at the bottom of the post!)

#2 Share this blog post & contest on Twitter.  Use this hashtag for the post #reasontobleed @mattmccloskey & @stevenbush are good people to follow too! (or just use the cute little “t” button at the bottom of the post!)

#3  Prove your loyalty to Matt McCloskey and share with me your favorite song of his!  Check out his website if you need more info!

#4 Share this on Instagram as well!  Use hashtags #reasontobleed and #DreamingBigDreamsGiveaway Feel free to follow Bush, myself and Matt if you would like to!


Four different ways to enter!  Good luck to you all and I hope to see lots of you people at the Violet Crown that night.  Go ahead and buy your tickets and then when you win these you can invite some friends!


**UPDATE** this contest will end on Friday, the 16th at 7pm

**UPDATE** #18 was the winner – SCORPIONLOBSTER email me!

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Jamie Ivey