Insurance Company Holds Contest for Free Coachella Tix

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By DAVE DALY — Meanwhile an insurance company  held a contest to get tickets to music festivals, and a winner was selected for Coachella. Concert-goers who may have been shut out of tickets to other festivals have a chance at getting tickets by getting an insurance quote.

If you go online and visit and obtain an insurance quote, you have a chance to win a  trip to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Rock on the Range Music Festival or the Firefly Music Festival, courtesy of the “Mercury Insurance Backstage Pass.”

The Mercury Insurance Backstage Pass sweepstakes runs now through May 31. 

One entrant will be chosen for each festival to win a VIP trip for two that includes:  Roundtrip airfare; deluxe hotel accommodations for three (3) nights; VIP festival tickets; transportation from hotel to the festival; a tour of the backstage production area.

The festival calendar:

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – Indio, California

Festival Dates: April 10-12 and April 17-19

AXS TV Airdates: April 17-19

Stagecoach Country Music Festival – Indio, California

Festival & AXS TV Airdates: April 24-26

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana

Festival Dates: April 24-26 and April 30-May 3

AXS TV Airdates: May 1-3

Rock on the Range Music Festival – Columbus, Ohio

Festival Dates & AXS TV Airdates: May 15-17

Firefly Music Festival – Dover, Delaware

Festival Dates: June 18-21

AXS TV Airdates: June 19-21

Mercury’s partnership with AXS TV is part of the company’s first-ever national advertising campaign, which launched in January.

While sponsoring and working with events is big business for insurance companies, personal insurance is important for festival-goers.

Insurance companies advise concert and event-goers to take simple precautions to avoid worry over possible mishaps:

— Avoid bringing “blingy” items to shows

— Report any theft immediately

— If camping out, keep items with you in a sleeping bag

— If traveling overseas, purchase travel insurance prior to the trip.