We’re almost halfway through December, which means we’re almost halfway through the 9:30 Club’s annual Rockin’ Raffle charity drive. We love this annual giveaway because it helps some of the best organizations around Washington, including D.C. Central Kitchen, Bread for the City and the Capital Area Food Bank, but also because it offers a grand prize that can’t be topped: Two tickets to every concert at the 9:30 Club in 2013.
Through December 31, bring canned goods, gently used clothing and accessories, wearable coats and housewares, linens or toys, to the club. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a ticket for that night’s show — you’ll still be allowed to participate in the raffle. Each item you bring is worth one raffle ticket, and you can collect up to 10 raffle tickets per night. (Donations will be accepted from noon to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and again from the time doors open until the time the headline act hits the stage.) You can come back as many times as you like.
Then you just hang on to your stubs: The club’s staff will draw a winning ticket at the Drive By Truckers show on New Year’s Eve and post the winning ticket number on www.930.com. That person is on the guest list every night of 2013. The club will hold drawings for other prizes, such as concert tickets and CDs, and contact those winners by phone.