(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The summer concert season at the ctnow.com Meadows Music Theater in East Hartford, CT is in full swing, and concert-goers can now get up-to-the-minute concert news and schedules via text messaging alerts on their Verizon Wireless phones. "Virtually anywhere you go, you can stay on top of what's happening at the ctnow.com Meadows Music Theater," said Jim Koplik, president, ClearChannel Entertainment Connecticut.
Fans with Verizon Wireless digital phones can sign up online at http://www.vtext.com to receive the latest summer concert news by following four simple steps:
1. Sign in using mobile number and password;
2. Select TXT Alerts;
3. Under Entertainment, select Venue News & Notes; and
4. Select Meadows Music Theater and customize alerts
The amphitheater provides the content for alerts directly to fans. The vast majority of Verizon Wireless' 40 million customers across the country have text-messaging-capable wireless phones. Each alert costs two cents to receive and fans may choose how often they want to obtain alerts. For fans who want the full benefits of two-way text messaging, packages are available at $2.99 per month for 100 messages, $4.99 per month for 250 messages and $9.99 per month for 1,000 messages.
"Now entertainment enthusiasts have an instant pipeline to concert announcements using the latest technology has to offer," said Bob Stott, Verizon Wireless New England regional president. — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen