ENTERPRISE, AL., -- Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's largest, most reliable wireless voice and data network and Ronnie Gilley Entertainment announced a multi-year partnership for the wireless provider to be the title sponsor of BamaJam Music & Arts Festival, a mega musical outdoor event in Enterprise, AL.
Featuring the best-of-the-best in music entertainment, all in one place at one time and not found anywhere else in the country, the Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival will boast performances by over 30 Grammy award-winning and platinum selling artists, including Kid Rock, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, The Black Crowes and more, during the 3-day/3-night festival to take place June 4-6, 2009 in Enterprise.
So much more than a cellular telephone company, Verizon Wireless is a state-of-the-art, multi-faceted "in-touch" communications company. Today, wireless devices are more than just phones. Customers can send an e-mail, picture and/or video message, browse the Internet and discover the "sounds of music" directly from their phone. Recognizing the relationship between music and lifestyle, Verizon's V CAST Music service--a comprehensive mobile music service launched in partnership with Rhapsody--enables music lovers to search, preview and download full music tracks and receive artist alerts directly to their wireless phone. Over the past several years, Verizon has worked in conjunction with a number of artists from all music genres to launch new songs and content available exclusively and solely on the Verizon Wireless network.
"Verizon Wireless was our ultimate choice as a title sponsor and we are more than pleased they are on board," said Ronnie Gilley, CEO, Ronnie Gilley Entertainment. "It's a seemingly natural fit. Their initiative and commitment to provide the best service in communications speaks volumes, and their community spirit is right in line with the essence of why BamaJam Music & Arts Festival was founded. Not to mention, we'll never have to ask a Verizon BamaJammer...'Can you hear me now?'...everyone will hear about BamaJam--loud and clear!"
Gearing up for the event, Verizon and BamaJam organizers will introduce a series of promotional campaigns to encourage fan involvement and stir-up excitement. As part of the awareness campaign, the Verizon Wireless BamaJam Bus is scheduled to make tour stops in various cities throughout Alabama, Georgia and Florida; BamaJammers can enter to win concert tickets on location or enjoy the chance to meet one of the stars scheduled to appear at the Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival. (For BamaJam Bus stop information visit www.bamajammusicfestival.com.) Verizon Wireless customers can also retrieve up-to-date artist and festival information online by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/vcastmusic. Throughout the festival, BamaJammers will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a variety of ongoing register-to-win, text-to-screen and video-to-screen contests for a chance to win meet & greet or backstage passes.
"We are excited to be part of this music event and committed to the Southeast region to not only bring the best wireless service to the area, but the best music to BamaJam in June," said Jeff Mango, Georgia/Alabama Region President. "Late last year, Verizon invested $100 million to enhance and expand its network across the state of Alabama increasing our coverage area and expanding our high-speed, 3G broadband network so that everyone can enjoy the Verizon Wireless BamaJam 'experience.'"
The Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival-2009 line-up to date...
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009
- Taylor Swift Blake Shelton Luke Bryan
- John Anderson Jamey Johnson Houston County
- Galactic Los Lonely Boys JJ Grey & Mofro Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009
- Alan Jackson Charlie Daniels Aaron Tippin
- LoCash Cowboys Houston County
- The Black Crowes Drive-By Truckers G Love & Special Sauce
- The Whigs Blackberry Smoke
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009
- Kid Rock Brooks & Dunn Gary Allan
- Jason Aldean Pat Green Heidi Newfield
- Umphrey's McGee Robert Randolph & The Family Band Shooter Jennings
- Colt Ford Jonathan Singleton