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April 23, 2009

Summerfest and Eventful Launch Nationwide Competition For Artists To Play At The World’s Largest Music Festival

Musicians Who Receive The Most Eventful Demands Will Play At Summerfest 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA – April 16, 2009 - Eventful and Summerfest announced today that musicians across the nation can compete to land a spot at Summerfest 2009. Summerfest, which takes place June 25-July 5 2009 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is The World’s Largest Music Festival, showcasing over 700 acts to nearly one million attendees yearly.

Once the bands are registered for the competition, the rest is up to the support of their loyal fans. Regardless of their hometowns, fans across the nation can bolster their favorite acts’ chances to play at Summerfest by using Eventful’s Demand service. The performer with the most Demands will have the opportunity of a lifetime and hit the stage at The World’s Largest Music Festival this summer!

Fans and musicians can log on to: to participate. Launched today, April 16, the competition will continue through 2:00 p.m. PT, June 3, 2009, and the winning band will be announced June 3, 2009.

“We are excited to partner with Eventful and provide artists everywhere with the opportunity to play at Summerfest, The World’s Largest Music Festival, happening in Milwaukee,” stated John Boler, Summerfest’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “They are helping us empower fans, promote artists and create a new level of excitement and awareness for Summerfest, simultaneously.”

Along with MySpace, YouTube and iTunes, Eventful is an essential part of the online marketing toolkit for performers and artists. Eventful is transforming the way that tours get routed. Not only does Eventful give fans a strong voice with which to influence the tours of their favorite musicians, it also provides valuable fan data to performers so they can best schedule their tours.

“We love helping to build stronger connections between fans and artists,” said Eventful CEO Jordan Glazier. “We’re excited to work with Summerfest to give the fans the power to decide who gets to perform at Summerfest 2009”

About Eventful, Inc.
San Diego based Eventful, Inc., operates, the leading events website which enables its community of users to discover, promote, share and create events throughout the world. Eventful users select from nearly 8 million events taking place in local markets throughout the world, from concerts and sports to singles events and political rallies. Eventful’s Demand service enables users to influence where their favorite performers appear by creating viral grass-roots campaigns to “Demand” them in their town. Visit Eventful at

About Summerfest
Summerfest 2009 will take place June 25 – July 5 from noon until midnight daily. The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites. The Marcus Amphitheater and 10 additional stages, along with a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits, are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, creating a festival experience like no other. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Great Taste of Summerfest. For more details visit


For Eventful:
Paul Josephsen

For Summerfest:
John Boler

Posted by at April 23, 2009 10:51 AM