The reigning queen of retro-soul, Sharon Jones, and her ace backing-band, the Dap Kings have been slated for a free show at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, August 13th at 8 PM. While this is easily the biggest and best act The Hall has pulled in for one of their free outdoor shows, admittance to this one does come with a catch, or two, or three.  In this case, free admission isn’t the same as easy admission, for this is an all ticket event with various options through which you can try to get a spot or two.

First, you can enter to win a pair of tickets through the Daptone Records website, here, where you’ll have to answer a Sharon Jones trivia question. Or, there’s the Rock Hall’s Facebook and Twitter contests. Or, if you don’t want to give The Rock Hall free advertising through your social networks, you can try to wrangle tickets from representatives of show sponsor, Kia Motors, who will be on hand during the first three nights of the Summer in the City Concert Series — Wednesday, July 14th with Carolina Chocolate Drops, Wednesday, July 21st with Free Energy and Wednesday, August 11th with Deer Tick.  Or, I suppose you can start sending emails to that friend of a friend who knows someone who works at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It may be easier (And more reliable) than trying to get tickets via options one through three.