Dave Matthews Band along with Black Eyed Peas, Barenaked Ladies, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Ray Lamontagne, Jem, and Mike Doughty will be performing at the first-ever Dave Matthews Band Island Getaway presented by Verizon on Randall's Island, New York on July 30-31.
There will be two stages hosting performances throughout the day with Dave Matthews Band delivering the closing performance on the main stage each night. The venue will be set up amphitheatre-style with both reserved seating and general admission. Special VIP packages and premier parking are available. Tickets for the festival went on sale on April 16, quickly selling out the first concert and with limited tickets still available for the second.
"New York City is like a second home for us," said Dave Matthews Band. "To play such a special venue like Randall's Island for the first time is especially exciting."
"We're thrilled to have Dave Matthews Band headline this highly anticipated summer event," said Jim Glancy, president of Ron Delsener Presents. "The band's well-loved music and tremendous following will no doubt make this a phenomenal concert event."
Dave Matthews Band Island Getaway is a collaboration of Ron Delsener Presents, a division of Clear Channel Music; Dave Matthews Band; and branding specialists Clear Channel Entertainment Properties, which created and marketed the custom-branded entertainment opportunities for sponsors.
"We've created a unique summer music experience from scratch that will enable Verizon to forge powerful brand connections with music fans each day," said Bruce Eskowitz, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Properties. "This event will certainly be one of this summer's concert highlights, combining leading music talents, branded live entertainment and next- generation communications technology in a unique way."
Bob Ingalls, president of Verizon Retail Markets, said, "Dave Matthews Band Island Getaway provides a distinctive and innovative platform to demonstrate and showcase the breadth of Verizon's communications offerings. We're proud to be partnering with Dave Matthews Band and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties to provide such an exciting music experience for our customers."
Clear Channel Entertainment Properties is enabling Verizon to align its brand with Dave Matthews Band Island Getaway in ways that deliver fresh and compelling consumer experiences. Verizon will have the opportunity to engage consumers through pre-event contests and promotions, on-site product placement and sampling, VIP benefits and post-event marketing. Additionally, through this sponsorship Verizon DSL customers will have access to exclusive, online content featuring Dave Matthews Band. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen