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Artist Ticket Picks: Getting Back to Abnormal, Roxy Music, Body Painting and more.

getting_back_to_abnormalWelcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about.

If you’re an event producer, you can allow your ticket buyers to purchase limited-edition tickets printed with original artwork in your event settings. The ticket buyer will pay a small, additional charge of $0.25 and receive a limited edition, collectible ticket imprinted with original artwork. The current charity of our choosing will receive 100% of the additional charge. Physical tickets must be enabled on the event.

If you’re a ticket buyer, you can check to see if the limited edition ticket is available to you at the beginning of the ticket checkout process or by visiting the Artist Ticket page. You receive a small piece of collectible art and support a valuable cause just by checking the box in the Artist Ticket widget when you’re purchasing your tickets!

See a full list of events carrying the tickets on the Artist Ticket page, as well as find out more about the beneficiary for the current run of Artist Tickets.

So, without further ado, here are this week’s Artist Ticket picks:

Sunday, February 3 I Getting Back to AbnormalSeattle, Washington

New Orleans’ long history of political dysfunction gets a new lease on life when Stacy Head, a polarizing white woman, wins a seat on the city council after Katrina. Four years later, she needs to get black votes to be re-elected. Getting Back to Abnormal follows the odd couple of Head and her irrepressible political advisor, Barbara Lacen-Keller, as they try to navigate New Orleans’ complicated political scene. Featuring provocative commentary from New Orleans cultural figures like David Simon (Treme, The Wire).

** WARNING! This trailer contains language that may be offensive to some viewers. **

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Brown Paper Tickets Wins Website Award

Thank you to all who voted in the Seattle Weekly “Best of Seattle” reader’s poll.  Brown Paper Tickets has been awarded top honors in the category of  Best Website Graphics.  According to Seattle Weekly, “Fair-trade ticketing company Brown Paper Tickets not only connects you with the hottest events in town at fair ticket prices, their website looks really cool, too.”

How nice of you to notice!  We changed our website graphics to take on the look and feel that makes setting up an event easy, and ticket-buying a pleasure.  Along with the new website graphics, anyone who produces an event now has free integration with MailChimp, a free, powerful email marketing campaign manager. They can also start ticket sales from their own website, and get 2.5% of the ticketing fee sent back to them if they are using their own credit card processor instead of the Brown Paper Tickets credit card processor. In addition to these great features, ticket buyers can also purchase tickets, tell Brown Paper Tickets which charity to donate a portion of their ticket purchase to, and tell their friends which shows they are going to through social media with less clicks.

Since 1986, The Seattle Weekly has been keeping tabs on the best the Emerald City has to offer, and this not the first time that Brown Paper Tickets has made one of its “best of”  lists.  Just last year, in June of 2011, Brown Paper Tickets won the  “Best Mobile App” award in the Seattle Weekly Web Awards, saying “Turn your iPhone into a scanner to check in and out of events – cool app for event producers!”

Speaking of mobile apps, the Seattle Weekly has created a mobile app that allows readers to carry the list of their best-loved treats, temptations, people and businesses. Get the “Best of Seattle” app here.

Thanks for the love, Brown Paper Tickets fans!  Share the love and spread the word with your friends and neighbors who are producing events!


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We Won A Seattle Weekly Web Award

We are proud to announce that our mobile app was selected as a 2011 Seattle Weekly web award winner, sharing the music category right alongside local legends KEXP. Seattle is where our headquarters are, and we’ve always loved the city and its music scene, and we are honored to be a part of it.

Being constantly in motion is common for both event producers and serial showgoers, so we’ve strived to make our services able to accommodate those lifestyles. In addition to our web-based mobile interfaces, including mobile ticketing and transfer-to-a-friend technology, we released our first bona fide app back in March. The Brown Paper Tickets Scanner, available for both iPhone and Android, turns your phone into a ticket scanner for a compact, low-cost alternative to other scanning setups. More details on the app’s features and instructions are available in this PDF.

Of course, we would be remiss not to mention our amazing friends Willow Tree Apps who developed our mobile scanner — this is as much their award as it is ours. Without them we wouldn’t be sharing a stage with great local apps like OneBusAway.

Thanks for the love, Seattle! And congrats to all the winners.

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