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Your Favorite Music Memory Could Earn You a Kenrix Dinner Certificate

Ramona Music Fest comes back to town this Saturday. Let's get in the mood. Tell us about your memorable music experiences. A winner will be randomly chosen at 9 a.m. Friday.

So you're dancing with someone special and just at the right moment, the band begins to play ... what song was that?

We want to know!

Or, you're cruising down the highway on a fabulous Southern California day and suddenly, a blast from the past hits the airwaves, making you belt it out loud for the next 3 miles.

What was that song?

Maybe it was some great concert ...

Or maybe it was the first time you sang in front of an audience and ended it with that amazing feeling—"I did it!" (Maybe you were in the audience instead, telling someone, "That's my girl!")

Your recollections, told in our comments section, could earn you a $25 certificate for a meal at , home of Ramona's open mic night on Thursdays. (Musicians come from all over to perform.) There's no deadline by which you need to use it. The winner will be chosen by using a random number generator. Entrants can post a comment each day on this article or our stories on and , two of the bands that will perform.

Then join Patch at , 12-5 p.m. Saturday at . There'll be two stages of music from San Diego County bands, a beer and wine garden, silent auction, reverse raffle and children's activities. Click here for information on the band line-up, tickets, auction items and the grand reverse raffle prize. 

The Fest is a fundraiser for local Rotary and Kiwanis projects and scholarships.

Contest Rules:

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are age 18 and older.

All comments ("entries") must be received by 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday March 30, 2012.

One winner of the $25 Kenrix Sushi certificate will be selected.

Official rules are attached.

greg Chick March 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Wow, in Ramona we get Main stage shows but this is a family event with Draft beer and a children's area! The Bands are great, last yr. was cold but this yr. is Sunny! If you have never been to Dos Picos Park Pond, you are in for a treat! Every yr. this event is better than the last. Rockola in Ramona! and raffle prizes, I saw at the Website they have plane rides, Beauty Parlor day spa stuff and tools! An autographed Guitar by Keb Moe and Derck Trucks of the Allman Bros. The Fest site has pictures and links of the bands and fun stuff..... I'm there.
Christine Phillips March 28, 2012 at 02:56 PM
My favorite music memory was the final concert of the Simon and Garfunkle Tour in 2005. I had joined my daughter in Paris where she had been studying Art History and French with a group from Grossmont College for the summer. We had traveled through Italy touring all the famous art museums and were in Rome in our hotel room reading our first English language newspaper in weeks when I saw a small one paragraph announcement of a free concert in front of the Coliseum to conclude their Europeon reunion tour. We and 80,000 other people from all over the world, spent a wonderful evening listening to our favorite music. We sat on the cobble stone street and shared with a group of teenage girls who had driven from the Swiss border with northern Italy, and another couple from Mexico City. It was already a wonderful memory when the crowd saw the full moon rise in an arch of the Coliseum and an almost audible catch in the breath of the crowd was heard. It is a sweet memory, especially since all those people from varied backgrounds and different countries, then all walked out of the area wrapped in the sweetness of the evening with no problems or incidents to mar the evening. A wonderful experience of how the world should be.
Julie Pendray March 28, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Wow. Thanks for sharing that interesting experience.
Julie Pendray March 30, 2012 at 05:33 PM
This contest is now closed. We'll gather all the comments from the Music Fest stories plus this one & announce a winner later today.
Christine Phillips April 04, 2012 at 04:21 PM
So who done the $25 gift certificate?
Julie Pendray April 04, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Coming ...
Julie Pendray April 04, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Zara Lee wins the $25 Kenrix Sushi certificate! Entrants could comment on this story or any of the articles leading up to the Music Fest (as noted above). Zara commented on the Cactus, Twang, Whyte, Grano & Nash story: http://patch.com/A-rWgB To pick the winner, we allotted a number to each entrant and then used a random number generator. Thanks to all who participated. It was fun hearing the stories.
Christine Phillips April 05, 2012 at 03:43 AM
hmmm interesting music memory Zara had. Really????
Julie Pendray April 16, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Hi Christine, Zara did not claim her Kenrix Sushi certificate after 12 days, so I randomly generated a number again & you are now the winner. Please email me with your address so I can mail you the certificate. julie.pendray@patch.com
Christine Phillips April 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM
I have emailed you twice and posted this information on Facebook! What is the problem? Not trying to be unpleasant, just really was excited about getting to use my gift certificate. Is there a communication gap?

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