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July Contest Winner – Abbey Miskowiec

Last month was our second contest where WTSQ  gave away a pair of 4-day passes to Bourbon and Beyond. The festival will be in Louisville, KY from Sept 15-18th.

For this contest, we asked our Facebook followers who would they pick for their “supergroup;” out of the artists on the Bourbon and Beyond lineup. As with the May contest, our winner was randomly drawn from those names that commented on the WTSQ Facebook page contest post. Our winner is Abbey Miskowiec. She told me a little bit about herself:

I grew up in Charleston and left to go to college in 2008, and returned in 2015-2017 to teach at my alma mater (Charleston Catholic). I visit often, but I’m now rooted in Louisville, where I’ve lived for almost five years. The cities have a lot in common. I often describe Louisville as like Charleston but ten times bigger. We have a free concert series on the river, but Live on the Levee has more colorful characters (onstage and off).

In early September I’m going to a show at Red Rocks, so I’m sure this answer will change, but for now, my favorite concert was when I saw Brandi Carlile from the front row at Forecastle. Incredible set in an incredible festival. I was really into pop punk in high school. I listened to a lot of New Found Glory and the Ataris. I recently saw Jimmy Eat World, and it brought back a lot of cringe-worthy memories. I just saw MUNA, which was absolutely transcendent. They call it Gay Church for a reason.

My favorite local band? I saw the Company Stores at Live on the Levee, and it was one of the most fun live shows I’ve ever seen. And as a throwback, I have to mention 69 Fingers/The Tom McGees. For my musical background, I dabble on the drums. I grew up singing in the Appalachian Children’s Chorus. I don’t do much of either anymore.

I started listening to WTSQ when I moved back to Charleston in 2015, right when the station started. I was thrilled that I would just run into DJs out and about. Every time I’m in town I make sure I tune in to WTSQ. I used to live off the Boulevard, and I loved seeing the radio station lit up in the Union Building when I was coming home at night.

I also want to say that I am so so so thrilled to get these tickets. My fiancée and I couldn’t afford to go because we were saving for our wedding and honeymoon. When we first started dating, I asked her what concert she would most like to see, and she said, “Pearl Jam or The Foo Fighters.” It broke my heart that we wouldn’t be able to see them. Now we get to treat ourselves to all our favorite artists (I’m a massive Brandi Carlile fan) in the midst of stressful, overwhelming wedding planning. I just wanted you to know how grateful we are.