Railroad Revival

Get ready for “One (heck) of a steel wheelin’, railroadin’ good time” in Austin, according to Keith Secor from Old Crow Medicine Show. The Railroad Revival Tour will be rolling into town on Capital Metro’s tracks and performing just down the street from Plaza Saltillo Station next Tuesday. The show’s been sold out for a while, but keep reading for a chance to win tickets. First, the exciting details: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show are traveling  across the country in vintage rail cars and performing in six cities, Austin included, along way.

They’ll take the stage around 6 p.m. on April 26 at 4th & Comal. And don’t even think about driving your car. If you’re a lucky ticket holder, your transit trip’s already included. The concert experts at C3 Presents will reimburse us for your rides, and they’re leasing our property for the concert location. (Yes, this will generate revenue for Capital Metro!) Just show your ticket to the bus operator before and after the show. Or you can ride MetroRail to Plaza Saltillo to get there (have your ticket ready for fare inspectors) and then hop on the bus to get back.

They are riding for railroad tickets (from the C3 FB page)

Now what you really want to know: how do you get your hands on a ticket? C3’s running a contest through noon on Friday. All you have to do to enter is post a picture of yourself to C3’s Facebook page riding MetroRail or MetroBus with the caption, “I’m riding for railroad tickets.” Feel free to tag Capital Metro’s FB page too, although that’s not a requirement of the contest. The details are posted here. Good luck.

We’re excited to be part of this historic tour and hope to see you out there.

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