Great Date Giveaway: Tickets to Million Dollar Quartet!

Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley in the National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Photo by Joan Marcus

Attention music-lovin’ mamas: You’re gonna love this Great Double-Date Giveaway because it’s FULL of some of this country’s greatest music legends — Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. On December 4, 1056, these four icons got together in Memphis for a one and only jam session, and this show — Million Dollar Quartet — re-enacts that night in music history. This week’s winning mom will get FOUR tickets to the opening night performance of this show on Tuesday, February 21st at 7 p.m. She’ll also get dinner at the one-of-a-kind U.S. Pizza, just a few blocks down Dickson Street from the Walton Arts Center. Sound fun?

The National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Photo by Joan Marcus

ABOUT THE SHOW: This show is all about the music. It features rock classics like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walkย the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

You’ll feel like you’re right there inside the Sun Records recording studio with rock royalty during an unforgettable night. (Please note: Schedule a babysitter for this show because it’s recommended for an adult audience.)

AN ARKANSAS CONNECTION: The performer playing Elvis in Million Dollar Quartet is a native Arkansan! His name is Cody Slaughter, and, even though he had no formal acting or voice lessons, he grew up loving Elvis so much that he has been named the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2011”. He’s happy to be back in Arkansas playing a part he loves.

ABOUT THE FOOD: We tried to imagine what kind of food we’d want around during a rock-n-roll jam session, and U.S. Pizza immediately came to mind. So we’re pairing these FOUR show tickets with an equally American dinner at U.S. Pizza on Dickson Street — just a short walk from the Walton Arts Center.

In addition to the legendary pizza, you could also choose an awesome salad or sandwich there as well. And we like the relaxed, laid-back vibe at U.S. Pizza. It’s an awesome place for a casual double date with friends. Click here to get a look at the U.S. Pizza menu.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat for the FOUR show tickets and U.S. Pizza gift card, just click the big orange comment button below and tell us about one of your most memorable days (or nights). The day you went bungee jumping? Was it the day you met your husband? The day you got married? The day you saw the Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls? The middle-of-the-night hour when your baby came into the world?

Right now I’m remembering how nervous and emotional I was the day I took our firstborn to his first day of kindergarten. I cried like a baby in the parking lot and he was absolutely fine! Your turn. Tell us what you remember most about a one-of-a-kind day in your life.

You can also email your answer to

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: It’s SO easy. Just send a quick email to your friends/family to let them know about the giveaway. (They might want to enter, too!) And be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit for helping spread the word. You’ll get an extra chance to win for each person you tell.

If you’d like to take luck out of the equation, you can guarantee your seats at this show by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office or by clicking here to order tickets online. (These tickets would be an awesome Valentine’s Day gift if your sweetie is a music lover!) Good luck in the drawing. A winner will be chosen AT RANDOM at the end of this week.


  1. The day my son was born 7 weeks premature. We were so scared. Now he is five, healthy, and all BOY.

  2. I remember the day I married my sweet husband. It was a day where everything appeared to be all about me. That was fun.

  3. I’ve had too many great days to think of just one. My son’s first day of kindergarten was definitely one of those days. I too cried like a baby and he was so excited.

  4. For sure the day I got married. All this planning and anticipation, only to realize it wasn’t going to be exactly like I wanted, hoped and dreamed. To imagine it almost didn’t happen and I almost took the dress off and said forget it. Looking back 5 1/2 years ago, I get a good laugh out of it all. Makes you realize it’s not really about the wedding day, it’s about the committment and the rest of your life. So, glad I did it and appreciate everyone that encouraged me and stuck by me!

  5. my most memorable moment right now is when we took our 6 yr old to his first rock concert. He loves music, dance and art. He loves the band Needtobreathe, and the song ‘Something Beautiful’. When they started singing that song, he just lit up and him and his daddy sang every word. Looking at him you would have thought he was the only one there and they were singing just for him! That one moment made the whole evening worth it.

  6. This sounds like it would be a lot of fun! Would love to go and take somoe friends!

  7. My most memorable day was when I got to see the birth of my second granddaughter Ezmah Jane!

  8. Wow! So many great, memorable times…(The Lord has blessed me!)…but my most recent and favorite one was in October 2011 when my husband and I renewed our vows on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii! It was at sunrise and it was so touching and emotional!
    …I love Elvis and I love pizza, so I would be estatic to win this giveaway!

  9. The day my fiance’ proposed to me. He surprised me with a trip to New York for Christmas, the day we arrived we decided to do some sight seeing and headed down to brave the crowds at Rockefeller Center to see the tree. We walked around for a while, did a little shopping and then he wanted to hurry to the tree for a surprise, when we got there a friend of mine from New Jersey was there (so I thought that was my surprise – we were going to dinner). So he asked her to take some pictures of us by the tree, a few seconds later I looked over and he was down on one knee with a ring box out. He told me he loved me and I was his soul mate and asked me to marry him, I said yes of course, was shocked, cried, and laughed and my friend caught it all in photos – best day ever!

  10. I’ve been blessed to have many special days in my life, but there are 2 that stand out. The day I said ‘I do’ to my husband, and the day our beautiful daughter entered this world. Who says you can’t be in love with 2 people? ; )

  11. So many amazing and blessed days in my life, it’s hard to just choose one! Two of my favorites are marrying my best friend and the day we had my daughter! I am looking forward to our next wonderful memory in just a few short weeks when our second daughter enters the world! I cannot wait to hold my daughters together!

  12. The day I married my sweetheart is one I’ll never forget. The weather was crazy–started out with rain and hail, then sleet and finally a good snowstorm that night.

  13. Of course the birth of my children.. But the day my son was born they said he wouldn’t live a second and was 10 weeks early and disabled …. the second he came out crying and breathing on his very own! That cry was the best sound ever! And he lived almost 11 months and each day was very special!

  14. One of my most memorable days was the day I met my husband. I can still replay the entire day like a movie in my mind in vivid detail.

  15. I’ve had several one of a kind days but the one that comes to mind today is when my husband and i went to a small venue to see his favorite band for our 5th anniversary. It was such a great day all around! This would be perfect for us.

  16. My second date with my husband. He went out of his way to make the perfect Christmas Fairy tale of an evening for me.

  17. One of the best days I have ever had was when I found out I was pregnant. After trying for several years, I can still see my husband’s face when I told him, but the best day by far was the first time I held my son!

  18. Wow! Not sure where to start as God has been so good to me! Some of the most memorable dates for me would have to be our 6 adoption dates of our wonderfully chosen children. Ages 5 to 15 now. But,…the #1 most rememberable day would have to be my Wedding Day, February 14th,1995, which was also my 18th Birthday. Was told I was way too young for a commitment for that. Boy were they wrong here we are …almost 17 years later. Happy as ever and still growing in love.

  19. Like many comments above, there are too many to count! I would have to say my wedding day! I feel so blessed to have a husband that loves me, puts me first, and is always there for me. I knew it the moment I met him…it just took a few “When Harry Met Sally” encounters to make it for a lifetime!

  20. My most memorable day was having my first baby boy and he shocked us by having red hair. No body in the family has red hair. My husband was in denial for the first hour or two, calling it strawberry blond hair. Everyone said it would change color as he got older. My Dad was soon corrected not to tell red head jokes anymore. At 16 years old, he gets compliments daily, as his red hair is the still the same beautiful color of an Irish Setter – something most people pay lots of money for!

  21. I have several wonderful memorable moments!! I have four gorgeous healthy children and two of the sweetest, most beautiful grand daughters!!
    thank you for this great date giveaway!!

  22. hands down, the day my children were born. no one can describe that feeling to you until it happens!

  23. The day I will never forget is the day our daughter came in to the world. My husband and I were emotional wrecks but my mom was silently crying and video taping the first moments of her life. It was such a special moment to be together as a family and I jump at any chance to make more memories with the people I love!

  24. The days our children were born. Amazing! And of course, meeting my now husband at the airport for the first time having never seen each other, but basically knowing we were meant to be together.

  25. Wow, I didn’t realize how difficult it would be for me to pin point one memorable day/night. But I would have to say the first date I went on with my husband. We were teenagers playing hide and seek in the dark. Oh to go back and relive those moments of being care free and giddy.

  26. Sounds cliche but it is a 6 way tie! The days I:
    – met my husband
    – the day he proposes
    – the day we were married
    – birth of babies # 1, 2 and 3

    Thanks for giving me a reason to pause and savor these incredible memories.

  27. A moment forever burned in my memory – the sound of my son’s first cry. I watch the video and cry every single time!

  28. Of course the day my husband asked me to marry him and the days my children were born.

  29. Too many special days to call just one the most special or memorable! I was a teenager when all these were in “their glory”. Would love to see them and remember the “days”.

  30. I’d have to say the day my first daughter was born. I couldn’t believe that I was actually a mother!!

  31. The first time my husband told me he loved me when were dating, and the first time my son told me he loved me without me saying first, and the first time my daughter told me she loved me!

  32. i’d have to say the day my daughter was born was the most memorable day in my life! many others, but this one sticks out ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I havecmany memorable days, but the birth of my children were the best one of a kind days!!

  34. Definitely when my first child was born! Also the days when my next two were born, but you said one ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Hmm, I think the first time my husband kissed me was pretty memorable. It was my last “first kiss” and I’m so thankful for it!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. My husband & I got married the day after graduating from the UofA. So we crammed two memorable days into one busy weekend!

  37. the birth of my grand daughters, the little one i was in the room and got to cut the cord. And the day i married my sweetie pic. Would be fantastic to be able to go on a date night with hubby and friends.

  38. It was a record breaking cold weathered day in February when I went to the hospital to give birth to my baby boy. I can remember the snow falling outside the window as my husband and I were fighting with a stubborn baby to come into our world. After a long morning and an emergency c section my sweet son joined us and the snow. It was one of the best days of my life.

  39. I’m remembering my labor with both of my kids. They both came so fast I didn’t have time for epidurals!

  40. My most memorable moment recently was definitely my wedding day. Being around all the people I love and have a BLAST at our reception with great food and great friends…I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

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