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Win Tickets to See Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Tell us why you want to see the swing band in concert at Chastain Park Amphitheater.

and Patch want to offer you and a guest a chance to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the contemporary swing revival band, in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17.

Called “America’s favorite little big band,” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is best known for such singles as "Go Daddy-O," "You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)" and "Mr. Pinstripe Suit."

Where did the band's name come from? Leader Scott Morris often explains that blues legend Albert Collins once signed a poster: "To Scotty, the big bad voodoo daddy."

To enter the contest, all you have to do is post a comment at the bottom of this article. Just tell us why you'd like to go to the show. We’ll conduct a random drawing from the entries on Aug. 15.

Winners will be emailed and can pick up their two tickets at Will Call the night of the concert. All winners will need to have a photo ID to claim the tickets.

Check out the Classic Chastain Concerts website for more details.

A final note: You must post your comment below by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, to be part of the ticket drawing.

Ginger Lindsey August 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM
One of my favorite all time bands to see live! The first concert my daughter ever saw at age 3 and she LOVES them! Now age 5, it would be great to take her again. Thanks! Ginger
Meg D August 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Chastain is FANTASTIC and this band is so amazing. What a great combo! My husband and I would love to go!!
Jeannette Mascorro Jungslager August 14, 2012 at 05:15 PM
This band is timeless and Chastain is a great music venue! What a great combination of the two!
Carol J August 15, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our 39th Wedding Anniversary than to see Big Bad VooDoo Daddy at Chastain. Please make our anniversary weekend wonderful!!!
Gretchen Gipson August 15, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I love this band!
J.R. August 15, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I would break my rule and actually leave the house in this heat if I could go. Longtime BBVD fan!!!
Janet Berridge August 15, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Gotta swing in a BBVD way, heading for Chastain to hear the tunes, No Albert Collins in the ATL, so we'll have to just sing the blues!
Marie Beard August 15, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Gotta love the swing!
Susan Fitzgerald August 15, 2012 at 10:46 AM
The band is amazing, the venue is awesome, and because its my birthday!
Javier Santana August 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM
I may have to hunt down a zoot-suit if we win these tickets. These guys are awesome!
Michael Gerke August 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM
To swing with the best, BBVD does not disappoint. Please pick us
John Pozzuoli August 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM
I've been swing dancing to these guys for almost 20 years and never seen them live! Thanks for the opportunity!
Frankie August 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM
My husband grew up with a brother that is 8 years older than him. He loves this type of music and we love Chastain!
Kate Colussy-Estes August 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Haven't seen them since the late 90s they do a great show - I'll totally pull out my dancing shoes for this one!
Melanie Holloman Rilling August 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Pulling out the pin-striped zoot suit, grabbing Minnie the Moocher (a real hoocie coocher), grabbing the bottle, and she and me and the bottle make 3! At Chastain...HEAVEN!
Sam Stovall August 15, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Would love to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Chastain ... My favorite song is King of Swing.
Mary Gowing August 15, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Heidi-Heidi-Heidi-Hi! Though I am not a Moocher, I love their song choices and sound and would love free tickets to the show!I can not stay still when I hear their music.Would love to sing with (on Minnie the Moocher) and dance to the swinging sounds of these cool cats!
Sarah August 15, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is not only fun to say, they'd be terrific to see live!
Jennifer Arnow August 15, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I love their throwback style &, at Chastain, that will be a fun show!
Wilson Trivino August 15, 2012 at 01:27 PM
It is about being cool Daddy-O & be able to have a swingin' good time!
Chris Rawley August 15, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Swing era music is one that only a few still listen to unfortunately. It is a music that shaped a time where war was all that anyone ever knew, where guys to take their best girls out for a night on the town, and people didn't look at you with disgust because of your music like they do now. People say that I was born in the wrong era and they are probably right but I really would love to win the tickets so I can listen to such an amazing band but also to imagine and experince the joy and struggles my family members lived through during those times.
foodist August 15, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Ooooooh! Ooooooooh! Me! Me! <waving arm>
Darlene McDonald August 15, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Two swingin' memories stand out: Soon after marriage (now in its 35th year), my husband and I would visit a local hotel after work and dance the evening away to a local swing band. The gap between our ages and the other guests was enormous but we loved it. Back then, he could swing me between his legs! Several years later, we visited New Orleans. We spent a glorious night at the BOWLING ALLEY--dancing to the zoot suit sounds of The Iguanas. Listening now to BBVD and loving it!
gary hasty August 15, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Would love to swing with the daddy's
GAP August 15, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Awesome!! I know they will rattle my bones!!!!!
Nubs August 15, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Would love to have some Voodoo Daddy tickets to surprise my girlfriend with!
Russell B. Chambers August 15, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I would love to get back in the "Swing" of things. I've beed told I am one Bad Daddy. I'm Big and I've been called a Bad Daddy. Send me to go hear that Voodoo !
Susan Bounds August 15, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Go Daddy-O........ I would love to Go Daddy-O !
cheryl kischuk August 15, 2012 at 07:27 PM
It is my husband's birthday that evening. We'd LOVE TO GO!
Amber Raley August 15, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Would enjoy seeing the show and maybe dancing a little.

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