Marvel Universe LIVE! at US Bank Arena {Giveaway} (Winner has been notified)

My little boy is OBSESSED with Iron Man to the point where I begged all my family friends to donate toy catalogs just so he could look through them to find his beloved character. Then I found out that Marvel Universe LIVE was coming to US Bank Arena and that was a game changer because now I’m excited along with my little boy.12244492_749384278540666_4070523572738274506_o

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and the Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to the Cincinnati. You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it!

This show is coming to the US Bank Arena December 17-20, 2015. There’s quite a few show time choices for all of the super heroes out there.

Show Times Schedule: 

Date  Morning Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
Thursday, Dec. 17 7:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 18 7:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 19 11:00 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 20 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Prices:

These range from $20 for kids tickets up to $120 for VIP Gold Seats. (For the kids tickets, here’s some more information: Not valid on premium seating. No double discounts. Child discount applies to children ages 2-12. Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply.

Downtown Fun

If you’re planning on heading downtown after Thanksgiving be sure to look for some Marvel super hero fun in and around the square.  I saw first hand in the lobby of the Fountain Square Garage (upper level) some super awesome elevator doors decor, pretty cool.

What’s the show going to be like?

This video should answer any questions you have:

But, if you do still have questions, then visit the Marvel Universe LIVE website.

So are you in? I know I am. Would you like a chance to win tickets to the opening night show? Then here’s how you can enter to win a family four pack of tickets to see the opening night performance on December 17 at 7 pm. You must be 18 years or older to enter; and you must reside in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Tickets will be available at Will Call — a valid ID is required in order to pick up your tickets. Here’s FOUR chances to win (please leave a comment for each entry and I’ll use Random.org to choose the winner):

1. Leave a comment below letting me know which is your favorite Marvel super hero.

2. Like Marvel Universe Live on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.

3. Sign up to receive The Herron Nest Newsletter.

4. Tweet this giveaway and tag @JesyHerron for it to count!

The winner will be chosen at 8 am on Tuesday, December 8. Winners have 24 hours to respond once contacted via email or another winner will be drawn. If you win, I hope you come to the show decked out in your favorite super hero flair!

I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove {Giveaway is closed, winner is Kara!}

Whether you have kids, you are a kid or you like to channel your inner kid; you must see this show! Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove is coming to Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena October 28 – November 1, 2015 don’t miss it! And don’t miss the awesome ticket deals and giveaway for your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets.

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Cincinnati!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50 th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

To prepare your family for Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove, consider creating this fun Count Down with the Disney Princesses idea from Pinterest.

Exclusive Savings just for YOU! The show is coming to the US Bank Arena, October 28 – November 1, 2015 and ticket prices vary from $60 for rinkside to $17. All tickets to shows on Wednesday/Thursday are just $13 – No code needed! Family 4-pack offer $114 includes 4 tickets, 4 Sm popcorns and 4 24oz lemonades Use code FAMD26  (Discount does not apply to Rinkside, Front Row, or VIP seats)

Show times are:

Date Morning Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
Wednesday, Oct. 28 7:00 PM
Thursday, Oct. 29 7:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 30 7:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 31 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 1

Would you like to take your family to see the show courtesy of The Herron Nest and our Feld Family Entertainment Partner? Enter to win a family four pack of tickets to see the opening night performance on October 28. You must be 18 years or older to enter; and you must reside in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Tickets will be available at Will Call — a valid ID is required in order to pick up your tickets. Here’s FOUR chances to win (please leave a comment for each entry as the winner is chosen via Random.org):

  1. Leave a comment below saying what you like most about Disney.
  2. Like Disney On Ice on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.
  3. Sign up to receive The Herron Nest updates and leave a comment letting me know.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Monday, October 19, 2015 and will have 24 hours to respond once contacted via email or another winner will be drawn. Make sure I have your email!

I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

Cincinnati All Star Game 2015 Mustache Locator Map & DCI Video Tour

So I’m not the biggest baseball fan {gasp} but even I think it is cool for Cincinnati to be hosting the MLB All Star Game 2015. The buzz and energy around the city is contagious! Everywhere you turn or look downtown Cincinnati you’ll find “ASG” or “All Star Game” graffiti. My favorite ASG Cincinnati additions are a toss up between the Mustache statues around town and the Scripps Building transformation to resemble Mr. Redlegs with the pillbox hat and mustache.

Cousins visiting from Atlanta enjoying the view of Mr Redlegs

Cousins visiting from Atlanta enjoying the view of Mr Redlegs

If you are in town visiting for the All Star Game or even a native to the ‘Nati you can use this map to help you locate All Star Game Mustache Statues around the downtown Cincinnati region.

Have you thought about using the Red Bike to get around Downtown Cincinnati while searching for the All Star Game Mustache Statues? Here is a fun video that my company, US Digital Partners, produced to give a fun tour of the Downtown Cincinnati attractions for DCI and to promote the new Downtown Cincinnati app. The app was produced as an essential guide to Downtown Cincinnati visitors and locals to find a current list of what’s happening downtown. You can browse restaurants, bars, shops, parking and attractions. Click play below and check out yours truly riding around Downtown Cincinnati showcasing all the great things to do and see while you are visiting for the All Star Game 2015 and don’t forget to download the new app!

What are your favorite Cincinnati attractions? 

What are you most looking forward to during the All Star Game 2015 festivities? 

{GIVEAWAY} Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms

Who is ready for SUMMER??? Oh, me, pick me! This past Saturday in Cincinnati was absolutely amazing and it reminded me of a classic summer day. We worked in the yard, took a walk around the neighborhood, had snacks and picnics on the driveway and pulled out every riding toy imaginable, it was a perfect day. One problem, it was reminding of how much I miss these summer-like days and I want them all NOW!

Bonnybrook Farms' Down on the Farm Company PicnicsKick off your summer with me and my family as we get ready with a “Yeehaw!” for the first annual Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms. I can’t wait for the live country music, BBQ foods, dozens of attractions and fun contests for the entire family. A bonus to the fun-filled day is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit River Of Hope Ranch, a local non-profit offering equine-assisted mental health counseling to children, teens and adults.

Here is a nice writeup about what you can expect at the Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms on Saturday, June 20th:

The day starts out at 10am with a family fun 5K trail run/walk. The course will run throughout the 370 acres of beautiful farmland with fresh air, rolling hills and creekside views. Participants of the 5K will receive a t-shirt and FREE entry into the festival for the entire day.

At noon, let the music begin with the talented Noah Smith Band Nominated for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Best New Artist, Best Country Artist and Best Singer/Songwriter. Next in the line-up is the popular Americana band, Wilder. We are excited to bring some fun country music to the farm. 

Throughout the day, the Farm Kitchen will be serving smokin’ good BBQ and farm fresh sides. Enjoy a refreshing beer, ice cold drink or ice cream as you take in the day’s events.WagonRide

Want to try something unique? Bonnybrook Farms offers one-of-a-kind activities at theActivity Zone with giant slingshots, clodhopper golf, and an 80’ underground slide. Various farm characters and animals will also be there to greet you.

Looking for some friendly competition? We’ve got you covered with an ice cream eating contest, farmer’s race, cane pole fishing derby and more. Young or old, there is something for you here.

By 5:00pm, the fun is just getting started with an amazing show from 90 Proof Twang! Awarded the 2015 Best Country Music Band in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tri-state area in 2015 by City Beat Magazine, you won’t want to miss their infectious energy and southern country/rock show.

{Giveaway Details} 

So how can you join The Herron Nest at the Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms? Visit bonnybrookfarms.com or call 937.289.2500 to purchase tickets, register for the 5K, and learn more about the day’s events.

OR you can win a Family Package with 4 free tickets right here on this blog! It is so easy to earn your entries, you will have 4 chances to win this family-friendly giveaway:

1. Leave a com­ment on why you’d like to attend this great event, perhaps you love country music or great food or you want to pet a goat – just let us know!
2. Like Bonnybrook Farms on Face­book: www.facebook.com/bonnybrookfarms
3. Tweet about this give­away by includ­ing @BonnybrookFarms and @jesyherron in your tweet.
4. Sign up for The Herron Nest newsletter or let me know that you already subscribe.
Winner will be picked via Random.org and will be notified on 6/5/15. You will have 24 hours to respond to me via email or else I’ll need to pick a new winner. There is only ONE date for this giveaway event and it is RAIN OR SHINE, please be sure you can use the tickets. Tickets will be mailed directly to the winner.
Dis­claimer: I’ve been given four tickets for my family to enjoy as a thank you for help­ing to pro­mote this event. 

#CincyBloggers are COOL {plus many Giveaways}

Today I met some super blogging rockstars and heard about many of their blog content, success stories and how they conduct business with PR firms on sponsored posts. No joke, these bloggers are so cool! It was like watching some documentary on talented athletes when they give you a “behind the scenes” tour and talk about how they were able to have so many slam dunks, home runs or touchdowns. The other awesome vibe I took away from meeting these superstars was that they all were so transparent and helpful towards each other – there was never any blogger-on-blogger crime but more of “you aren’t charging enough” and “congratulations on that awesome opportunity” which was great to hear. I met a blogger who contributes to Pillsbury and one blogger who’s daughter was just found out she will have a line with J. Crew {p.s. she is FOUR years old}. I’m telling you – CRAZY talent in Cincinnati. So because I was just bumping elbows with the best of blogging in the city, I thought I would share with you some of their Giveaway posts that allows you to not only add great reading material to your daily/weekly intake but also potentially win some cool swag.

Two tickets to the Nutcracker (ends today – HURRY) Adventure Mom & The Little Things

Fazoli’s Frozen Appetizers (love this blog for all things FOOD) The Food Hussy 

Home Depot Gift Card ($100 value) ahhh, yes please! Womanly Woman

Wild Kratts autographed photo and toy prize pack 4 The Love of Family 

Krohn Conservatory’s Magic & Mistletoe (I’ve heard this is amazing) The Little Things

 

{Giveaway} Bluegrass for Babies + Mama Mimi’s Pizza

I’m so excited to help promote the 6th annual Bluegrass for Babies event and even more thrilled that The Herron Nest will be attending this year for the first time. Many positives for attending this event being held at Sawyer Point, but one major reason why we will be attending is because it is a benefit that was started by a passionate family who wanted to give back to Cincinnati Children’s which provided a life-saving surgery to their newborn son.
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This year marks the first that Bluegrass for Babies is being produced under the Healthy Roots Foundation name, a change that occurred in August of 2014. The need for Foundation became apparent as Bluegrass for Babies evolved from the one-time a year concert into a year-round organization providing tools, programming and resources as well as to hosting a variety of special events.

{Event Details}

bluegrass babies104The concert lineup features performances by Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, and Hickory Robot. Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers will kick things off, performing at 3:00pm with the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars taking to the stage at 5:00pm. Rounding out the evening at 6:45 pm will be Hickory Robot. Special guest Jennifer Ellis will perform her popular children’s songs at 4:15pm.
Again this year, kids 12 and under will be able to eat free with the purchase of an adult meal from the Green B.E.A.N. Delivery concession stand until 6:00 pm. One free kids meal will be available, per one purchased adult meal. This year Bluegrass for Babies takes place at Sawyer Point on September 20 with just as many wonderful bluegrass bands as we’ve had in the past, and great food, vendors, activities and family fun.
Tickets for the Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert are $15 for adults in advance and $20 day of, with children admitted for free. Presale period ends Friday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.healthyrootsfoundation.org. Parking is $8 in the Sawyer Point parking lot. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10+ adults until Friday, September 19.

Blue­grass for Babies con­cert atten­dees will have the oppor­tu­nity to par­take in five inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ences– Farmer’s Mar­ket, Healthy Home, Fam­ily Well­ness, Music & Art, and Movement. bluegrass babies04

  • Farmer’s Mar­ket: Nutri­tion and food are key com­po­nents of set­ting the foun­da­tion for healthy lives. The Farmer’s Mar­ket fea­tures real, non-processed food options like apples, local sus­tain­ably raised burg­ers, gluten-free grilled cheeses, locally made desserts, and more. And, none of the food or drink options con­tain any high fruc­tose corn syrup.
  • Healthy Home:  The Healthy Home Expe­ri­ence fea­tures activ­i­ties pro­vided by local experts on home build­ing design and resources, waste man­age­ment, baby care prod­ucts, and more.
  • Fam­ily Well­ness:  Visit the Fam­ily Well­ness Expe­ri­ence to learn about relax­ation tech­niques, skin­care, fam­ily finan­cial plans, pedi­atric health tips, and more.
  • Let’s get Mov­ing!: Chil­dren of all ages will enjoy a vari­ety of move­ment activ­i­ties on the lawn includ­ing soc­cer, bas­ket­ball and more.
  • Art & Music: Chil­dren of all ages will enjoy explor­ing new instru­ments, cre­at­ing new mas­ter­pieces, and more.
  • Tod­dler Play Expe­ri­ence: The Tod­dler Play Expe­ri­ence allows par­ents to enjoy some of the area’s best blue­grass music and a refresh­ing bev­er­age in a worry free envi­ron­ment. We have cre­ated a con­tained loca­tion on the lawn with many of your toddler’s favorite play activities.

{Giveaway Details}

Would you like to join The Herron Nest at the benefit Bluegrass for Babies concert? We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one of our lucky readers (kids 12 and under are free).  In addition, we have a gift card for a free Mama Mimi’s pizza for our blog winner.
You will have 4 chances to win this family-friendly giveaway:
1. Leave a com­ment on why you’d like to attend this great event.
2. Like Blue­grass for Babies on Face­book: https://www.facebook.com/blue­grass­forba­bies
3. Tweet about this give­away by includ­ing @4healthyroots and @jesyherron in your tweet.
4. Sign up for The Herron Nest newsletter or let me know that you already subscribe.
Winner will be picked via Random.org and will be notified on 9/16/14. You will have 24 hours to respond to me via email or else I’ll need to pick a new winner. There is only ONE date for this giveaway event, please be sure you an use the tickets. Tickets will be sent via Eventbrite directly to your winner.  The Mama Mimi’s gift card will be mailed separately so I’ll need your address if chosen.
Mama Mimi pizzaMama Mimi’s, besides being a vendor at this year’s event, is also donating 100% of the money received from purchases at the event directly to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital! Thanks Mama Mimi’s!
 Dis­claimer: I’ve been given two tick­ets and a Mama Mimi’s gift card for my family to enjoy as a thank you for help­ing to pro­mote this event. 

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure {Giveaway}

Do you have a Princess Sofia or Jake and The Neverland Pirates fan in your household? If so, you will WANT to keep reading to see how you can win a family four pack of tickets for your family to see Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday, July 26th either at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm.

A little about Disney Junior:
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. Disney Junior launched in February 2011 with a daily programming block on Disney Channel. In its first year, Disney Junior posted the network’s biggest yearly audience in the day part in Total Viewers, Kids 2-5, Boys 2-5 and Women 18-49, increasing by double-digit margins among preschooler demographics over year-ago levels. The magic continues in 2013, with the block currently home to the Top 3 cable TV series in Kids 2-5 and Top 4 preschool cable TV series in Total Viewers. On March 23, 2012 Disney Junior added a cable and satellite channel in the U.S. Disney Junior channels in Japan, India and Disney Junior Portugal launched in fall 2012, bringing the total number of channels to 33 worldwide.

Here are a few coloring sheets to get your kiddos excited and ready for the SHOW!!!

Jake Coloring Sheet

Sofia Coloring Sheet

What You’ll Expect From the Show: Audiences will then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her step-siblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom are preparing for the annual friendship festival. Sofia has the honor of delivering the perfect gift to her royal subjects at the celebration, and the one-and-only Cinderella visits the castle to help Sofia in her mission to find the right present. The excitement continues when families cast away to Never Land where Jake and his Yo Ho pirate friends, Izzy and Cubby, are in a race against time to locate a mysterious treasure-filled volcano. Danger, thrills and adventure lurk around every turn when our swashbuckling friends battle Captain Hook for the ultimate prize. Peter Pan makes a special appearance, aiding the team in their heroic quest, and with the help of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, Jake and his crew fly above the stage in their journey.

Show Details: 

To find out more about Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate &Princess Adventure and to purchase tickets, visit disneyjuniorlive.com, or visit us on Facebook at Disney Live! and follow us on Twitter @DisneyLive! For more information about Disney Live!, members of the media should visit http://www.feldentertainment.com.

CINCINNATI – U.S. Bank Arena: 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Date and Time of Performance: Sat 7/26/2014 (1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm)

Tickets start at: $20.00

To order tickets by phone: (513) 421-4111

Online: http://www.ticketmaster.com

Giveaway Details

The Herron Nest will be at the 4pm show and we’d love for you to join us, Here’s how:

Win­ner will receive a pack of four (4) tickets for a performance on July 26th, for either the 1 PM, 4 PM or 7PM show at US Bank Arena in Cincin­nati.  Manda­tory entry is to answer this ques­tion: What character is Captain Hook most afraid of? Share your answer in the comments section!

For a few extra entries you can do any of the fol­low­ing (please leave a sep­a­rate com­ment for each):
  1. Sign up for my newsletter (or let me know that you are already subscribed)
  2. Check out and “like” Disney Live! on Face­book.
  3. Tweet about this give­away, includ­ing: @JesyHerron and @DisneyLive!

That gives you four ways to enter.  You must be 18 and a res­i­dent of the Greater Cincin­nati area in order to qual­ify to win.  Win­ner will be drawn on WEDNESDAY July 16th (yes, it is QUICK) at 7 PM using Random.org and will be noti­fied via email. The win­ner will have 24 hours to respond or a new win­ner will be drawn. Tick­ets will be made avail­able at Will Call at the US Bank box office by Noon the day of your event.  Photo ID required in order to claim your tickets.

Dis­clo­sure: I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.