Thursday, June 2, 2011

UPDATED 6/10: Pics of country star Josh Gracin parasailing off Anna Maria Island with local contest winner

 Country music artist Josh Gracin and contest winner Lisa Burns smile after sharing their first parasail off Coquina Beach on Friday. Photo by Grant Jefferies.

UPDATED 6/10: Herald photographer Grant Jefferies and I were on the boat that pulled the parasail for today's story (with more pics)"Country star Josh Gracin parasails off Anna Maria Island."

UPDATED 6/9: "Josh Gracin to parasail over Anna Maria then perform at Joyland."

Country star Josh Gracin has decided to parasail for the first time.

And you could be joining the singer in the skies above the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island.

Gracin, who has sold-out Joyland in Bradenton three times, will join one local winner for his debut parasail trip at YOLO (You Only Live Once) Parasail Adventures.

The high-flying fun is part of a contest Joyland, Cool Today and YOLO Parasail are having to promote Gracin's June 10 concert at Joyland.

Titled "Cool Today's Up, Up n' Away with Josh Gracin," the contest can be entered online by clicking  Cool Today’s Facebook page:

The contest officially begins June 3 but organizers have given Bradenton Herald readers a head start — the link above is live and accepting entries now.

You can be entered until 6:30 p.m. June 8.

Only persons residing in Florida who are at least 18 years of age can enter.

Second Prize:

There will be eight winners who will be invited (with a guest) to a Beach BBQ with Gracin and his Band. The BBQ will occur in the day before his June 10 concert at Joyland. The Beach BBQ will be held on Anna Maria Island and will include food, drinks and a private acoustic performance  Gracin. You also win two tickets to the concert that night.

Third Prize:

There will be six third place winners who will win two tickets to Gracin’s June 10 Concert at Joyland, and Meet and greet Passes to meet Josh before the concert.

Gracin's hits include "Nothing to Lose," "I Want to Live," "Brass Bed" and "We Weren't Crazy."

Concert details: 8 p.m., June 10, Joyland, 5520 14th St., Bradenton.  Tickets: $10 (advance) $15 (door). Information: (941)  756-6060 or

1 comment:

Nicole said...

This is a really weird contest, though I must admit it is tempting. If you are a fan of someone, especially a singer, you want to do everything with that person. Last month I was in Argentina, in an apartment for rent in buenos aires that was so cute and cozy where I and was watching tv and saw a similar contest. It was to win the chance to sail with Natalia Oreiro, one of their famous singers.Anyways, I can´t deny it is a good idea!