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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood to Headline

3-day event at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway

DOVER, DE (Dec. 18) – Big Barrel Country Music Festival will take place in 2015 from June 26-28 at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, where the annual Firefly Music Festival is held. Hosted the weekend following Firefly, the festival will provide a similar world-class experience featuring headliners Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Additional artists include Jake Owen, Chris Young, Gary Allan, Lynyrd Skynyrd,Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and over 40 more.  Three-day general admission passes are $99.

In addition to three days of country music’s top performers, attendees will be introduced to a wide variety of attractions within the festival and campgrounds. Highlights include, but are not limited to, a large-scale Dance Hall, BBQ area, Saloon, marketplace with a variety of western goods and products, as well as a family-friendly area.

“Firefly, combined with its home at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, has established the East Coast’s standard when it comes to delivering a top-notch music festival, ” says Greg Bostrom, Director of Firefly and Big Barrel. “We’ll leverage the Firefly foundation and our collective backgrounds bringing preeminent music festivals to life to establish Big Barrel as the benchmark for country music experiences this side of the Mississippi River.”

Passes on sale for Big Barrel Country Music Festival today at Noon EST through BigBarrelFestival.com. Camping options include Corral Club, which includes a private air-conditioned tent, RV packages and tent camping. Payment plans available.  Complete festival information at BigBarrelFestival.com.

Big Barrel Country Music Festival is a chance to kick back with friends and family for a rowdy summer weekend. Drop the tailgate, pop open a cold one and enjoy three days of America’s favorite country artists.

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Contact:

Red Frog Events

Lauren King

Lauren@redfrogevents.com

(586)709-9003

RedFrogEvents.com

 

Goldenvoice                                                                                                                       

Lindsay Lyons

Press@goldenvoice.com

(323)930-7174                                                                                                                             Goldenvoice.com

 

Dover Motorsports, Inc.

Gary Camp

gcamp@dovermotorsports.com

(302)883-6560

DoverSpeedway.com

 

About Goldenvoice: Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival, also operates successful Los Angeles music venues including the Fonda Theatre, El Rey Theatre, Shrine Auditorium, Club Nokia and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.  Beginning as an independent punk rock promoter in the early 1980s, Goldenvoice grew to be the preeminent alternative promoter in Southern California by forging strong relationships with both bands and music fans.  Goldenvoice promotes over 500 concerts a year in California, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and Canada.

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company that pioneered the experiential entertainment industry and has an award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and EventSprout.com. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year,” and has committed to fundraise $25 million for the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.

About Dover Motorsports, Inc.: Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also hosts the annual Firefly Music Festival on its property each summer. Produced by Chicago‐based Red Frog Events, the four day event features more than 100 bands on seven stages in The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

 Firefly Music Festival economic impact more than $68 million

 

DOVER, Del. (Dec. 3, 2014) – The four-day Firefly Music Festival contributed more than $68 million to the regional economy and created the equivalent of 579 full-time jobs in 2014, according to a study released today.

 

In addition, state, local and federal tax contributions as a result of the June 19-22, 2014 event at Dover International Speedway totaled $9.9 million.

 

The study was conducted by the Center for Applied Business and Economic Research, part of the Alfred Lerner College of Business at the University of Delaware, and was commissioned by a partnership between Dover International Speedway, event promoter Red Frog Events and the Delaware Tourism Office, a division of the Delaware Economic Development Office.

 

As part of the study, 900 festival-goers were interviewed about their purchases from on‐site vendors and off-site businesses, both enroute to the festival and during their time in Dover. An additional 5,000 on‐line survey responses were included.

 

“As Firefly has grown, so has its impact on our state,” said Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. “We look forward to having Firefly continue to bring fans and economic activity to Delaware for years to come.”

 

The $68 million in spending for goods and services throughout the economy that Firefly generates averages out to more than $850 per guest, with approximately 80,000 attending the 2014 festival. The figures reflect in part Firefly’s substantial and rapid growth since its debut in 2012, when about 30,000 fans attended.

 

In addition to the money that Firefly helps inject directly into the economy, the 579 full-time-equivalent jobs it helped create before, during and after the event came with total additional wage and salary payments of more than $23 million.

 

“When we launched Firefly in 2012, we had the lofty goal of making it one of the largest music festivals in the country. As we head into our fourth year, we’re excited to see it make the economic impact we hoped it would,” said Greg Bostrom, executive director of Firefly Music Festival. “It’s great to bring joy to tens of thousands of festival goers each year and help strengthen the economy in the process.”

 

“Bringing an event like Firefly to Delaware, of course, helps put our state on the map in the music world,” said Mike Tatoian, chief operating officer of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “But the economic numbers this study has yielded prove that the festival’s reach goes far beyond just the entertainment business.”

 

The top business sectors impacted by Firefly include food service and drinking establishments; retail stores; security services; building maintenance and repair services; and hotels and motels.

 

“It’s also important to note that the impact of Firefly reaches far beyond the immediate economic benefits,” said Linda Parkowski, director of the Delaware Tourism Office. “By hosting 80,000 people from all 50 states and 24 foreign countries, Delaware gains visibility, and its appeal as a destination is enhanced.”

 

Firefly Music Festival returns to the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway on June 18-21, 2015. For more information, visit www.fireflyfestival.com.

 

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About Red Frog Events

Red Frog Events is an event production company that pioneered the experiential entertainment industry and has been recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and EventSprout.com. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year” and to date has raised over $10 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment.

 

About Dover Motorsports, Inc.

Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also hosts the annual Firefly Music Festival on its property each summer. Produced by Chicago-based Red Frog Events, the four day event features more than 100 bands on seven stages in The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

 

About the Delaware Tourism Office

The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway in Dover, Del., a division of the Delaware Economic Development Office, promotes tourism and economic growth in Delaware. For more information, visit the official Delaware Tourism website at www.visitdelaware.com or call toll-free (866) 284-7483.

 

Contacts:

 

Gary Camp

Sr. Director of Communications

Dover International Speedway

(302) 883-6560

 

Lauren King

Public Relations Director

Red Frog Events/Firefly Music Festival

586-709-9003

lauren@redfrogevents.com

 

Eric Ruth

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Delaware Tourism Office

302-672-6813

eric.ruth@state.de.us

 

William Latham

Director, Center for Applied Business & Economic Research

University of Delaware

302-831-6846

latham@udel.edu

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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

Red Frog Events Purchases Nation’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Award-winning event production company to produce and enhance Washington D.C.’s annual ShamrockFest tradition

CHICAGO, IL (Dec. 3) – Red Frog Events has reached an agreement with GoCity Events to purchase Washington D.C.’s successful ShamrockFest and will produce the event starting in 2015.

As the largest St. Patrick’s Day festival in the United States, ShamrockFest features multiple stages with 30 artists, along with an Irish village with vendors, games, food, beer, and more.

“Red Frog Events has an impressive track record of producing quality events and experiences,” says Mike Harrigan of GoCity Events. “I’m confident they’ll take ShamrockFest and enhance the St. Patrick’s Day experience we built more than a decade ago.”

“When Mike asked if we’d be interested in purchasing ShamrockFest, it didn’t take long for us to determine it was a great opportunity,” said Ryan Kunkel, Co-CEO of Red Frog Events. “We continually look at opportunities to add to our portfolio of brands, whether we’re creating them internally, innovating on existing concepts, or acquiring established brands that we can continue to build upon. ShamrockFest fit that bill nicely.”

Red Frog Events has been producing innovative brands since 2007. The company pioneered the experiential entertainment industry with its obstacle racing series, Warrior Dash, and in 2012 founded Firefly Music Festival, one of the largest and fastest growing music festivals in the country. Red Frog Events conceptualizes and produces its own festivals, races, and events, in addition to working with business owners to assist in driving greater success for their companies. These services include providing ticketing and registration, staffing, investment, and acquisitions.

ShamrockFest will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds in Washington D.C. Tickets will go on sale in early 2015 at ShamrockFest.com through the ticketing platform EventSprout. For more information on ShamrockFest visit ShamrockFest.com, or for Red Frog Events go to RedFrogEvents.com, or contact Lauren Gardner at laureng@redfrogevents.com.

Contact:
Lauren Gardner
Red Frog Events
laureng@redfrogevents.com
(734)904-8117

Lauren King
Red Frog Events
Lauren@redfrogevents.com
(586)709-9003

Mike Harrigan
GoCity Events
Mike@GoCityGroup.com

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About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company that pioneered the experiential entertainment industry and has an award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and EventSprout.com. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year,” and has committed to fundraise $25 million for the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.

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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

WARRIOR DASH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CROWNS WINNERS TO TAKE $100,000 IN PRIZES

Elite Athletes Sprinted to a Competitive Finish in Record Time

ESPARTO, CA (Oct. 18) – The inaugural Warrior Dash World Championship concluded this morning with over 300 athletes competing to take their share of the prize money. The top five men and women were announced during the awards ceremony that took place at 11am among hundreds of spectators.
Men’s Division Finishing Times:

First Place: $30,000 Max King, 22:34.55

Second Place: $10,000 Hobie Call, 23:25.15

Third Place: $5,000 John Yatsko, 23:32.75

Fourth Place: $3,000 Cody Moat, 24:02.15

Fifth Place: $2,000 Brakken Kraker, 24:32.30

Women’s Division Finishing Times:

First Place: Kimber Mattox, 27:51.90

Second Place: Renee Baillie, 29:39.85

Third Place: Julia Webb, 30:02.25

Fourth Place: Guadalupe Merlos, 30:44.15

Fifth Place: Rose Wetzel,  30:50.15

 

“The level of competition here is absolutely amazing,” men’s winner Max King said after the race. “You’ve got anybody from obstacle race champions who won Spartan race just a couple weeks ago to Olympians to fast runners.” King had a strong lead through the finish, beating out OCR elite athletes like Hobie Call, Cody Moat and Hunter McIntyre. “Warrior Dash is much more intense,” King said, “just because it’s shorter doesn’t mean it’s any easier, it means you just have to run a lot faster; it changes the dynamic a lot.” King crushed the competition with a strong lead through the finish.

 

Warrior Dash has paved the way in the obstacle racing industry by challenging nearly two million racers of all calibers across the globe since 2009. The Warrior Dash World Championship was the conclusion to the 2014 season, however Warrior Dash plans to be in full swing for the 2015 season beginning in Florida on January 31, 2015.

 

For more information on the Warrior Dash World Championship, or Warrior Dash 2015, including common questions, rules and guidelines, or information on registering, go to WarriorDash.com or contact Lauren Gardner at laureng@redfrogevents.com or 734-904-8117.

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Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series, held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations across the globe. Since 2009, nearly two million participants have earned their Warrior helmets by tackling a fierce 3-4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles. After conquering the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with turkey legs, beer steins, and live music at a post-race party in a league of its own. In 2014, top finishers are invited to participate in the Warrior Dash World Championship to test their strength amongst the world’s top obstacle racing athletes and win their share of $100,000 of cash awards. Warrior Dash is partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and to date, racers have helped raise more than $8 million to find cures and save children battling cancer and other
deadly diseases.

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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA & CHICAGO, IL (Sept. 17, 2014) – Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, announced today they have entered into a joint venture with Red Frog Events to promote and produce Firefly Music Festival.

Firefly Music Festival, founded by Red Frog Events in 2012, is one of the fastest growing music festivals in the country. The 4-day event is held annually each June at The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. The 2015 event will take place from June 18-21.

Goldenvoice, an AEG Live company, adds Firefly to their festival portfolio that includes Coachella, Stagecoach, FYF Fest and more.

“We’re so impressed with what they’ve created in such a short time, how could we not want to be a part of it?” said Paul Tollett, President & CEO of Goldenvoice.

“We are excited to be working with the Goldenvoice team,” said Joe Reynolds, founder and CEO of Red Frog Events. “This partnership will continue to propel the success of Firefly for years to come.”

For more information on Firefly Music Festival, please visit FireflyFestival.com.

Contact:
Goldenvoice

Lindsay Lyons

press@goldenvoice.com

(323)930-7174

Goldenvoice.com

 

Red Frog Events
Lauren King

Lauren@redfrogevents.com
(586)709-9003
RedFrogEvents.com

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About Goldenvoice: Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival, also operates successful Los Angeles music venues including the Fonda Theatre, El Rey Theatre, Shrine Auditorium, Club Nokia and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Beginning as an independent punk rock promoter in the early 1980s, Goldenvoice grew to be the preeminent alternative promoter in Southern California by forging strong relationships with both bands and music fans. Goldenvoice promotes over 500 concerts a year in California, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and Canada.

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company that pioneered the experiential entertainment industry and has an award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and EventSprout.com. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year,” and has committed to fundraise $25 million for the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.

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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

CHICAGO (Sept. 15) – On Saturday, November 15, The Field Museum will be home to the inaugural Lively Water Whiskey Festival. The premiere event will feature a wide variety of whiskeys and cocktails to sample at The Field Museum, as well as guided discussions from distillers and industry leaders for guests to expand their knowledge of the classic spirit.

Lively Water Whiskey Festival will cater to whiskey connoisseurs as much as those looking for an introduction to the spirit. Admission includes sampling from a variety of expressions, interactive mixology sessions explaining how to create crowd-pleasing cocktails at home, as well as panelists and information sessions about the industry. The festival will feature a variety of rare and unique whiskeys that can be sampled by purchasing a “Special Reserves” ticket for $10. These expressions will be available in limited quantities.

“We’re excited to partner with The Field Museum and premiere Lively Water Whiskey Festival there this fall. The event will cater to both whiskey enthusiasts and those just beginning to venture into the world of whiskey,” says Amanda Hogue, Event Director at Red Frog Events, the company behind the festival. “Guests will enjoy a variety of samples of both their favorite brands and discover new ones.”

Tickets are now available. GA starts at $65 and VIP starts at $105. For more information, including the growing list of distillers and expressions at Lively Water Whiskey Festival, head to LivelyWaterWhiskeyFestival.com or contact Jordan Diehl at jordan@redfrogevents.com or (309) 507-2595.

Discover why original distillers called whiskey “lively water.” Sip on a variety of styles, learn from master distillers, and taste unique whiskey cocktails. Lively Water Whiskey Festival welcomes those looking to expand their knowledge, as well as those that have been loyal to the whiskey spirit for years.

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Red Frog Events is an event production company known for its success pioneering the experiential entertainment industry and its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and EventSprout.com. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year,” and has committed to fundraise $25 million for the organization.

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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 17) – Red Frog Events, a fundraising partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, has committed to raising $25 million towards the opening of the “St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center” on the hospital’s campus in Memphis. Opening in 2015, this will be the first Proton Radiation Therapy (PRT) center in the world dedicated solely to children, designed specifically to meet the needs of young patients.

Proton Therapy is the most advanced form of radiation technology available to patients because it allows doctors to precisely target cancerous cells with high doses of radiation while sparing nearby healthy cells and vital organs located beyond the tumor. Proton Therapy offers great benefit for children with brain tumors and other cancers treated with radiation therapy, as it reduces harm to the child’s developing body and lessens the risk of secondary tumors later in life.

Ryan Kunkel, Red Frog Events’ Co-CEO said, “Red Frog Events is proud to have the opportunity to support the kids of St. Jude by fundraising for this ground-breaking new Center on the St. Jude campus.”

The St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center is the focal point of a new $198 million tower currently under construction on the St. Jude campus. The tower also will house a state-of-the-art surgical suite and new intensive care unit (ICU), as well as a Global Education and Collaboration Center expected to foster brainstorming, enhance learning and speed knowledge sharing around the world.

“We are deeply appreciative of the generous support of Red Frog Events, which allows St. Jude to further its critical mission,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “This new tower will expand our capabilities for patient care and global medical education and collaboration to make a greater impact on saving the lives of children.”

“Having a state-of-the-art proton center on our campus allows us to not only provide the most advanced treatment for childhood brain tumors and other cancers, but also conduct research to determine the optimal way to give proton beam therapy to children,” said Dr. William Evans, CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For more than 50 years, St. Jude has provided hope to families of children with deadly diseases around the world. The funds raised through donors like Red Frog Events ensures St. Jude can continue to provide exceptional care while conducting research to make it better in the future, and no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

Red Frog Events has partnered with St. Jude since 2010 and has since helped raise more than $4.8 million through its brands, Warrior Dash, Great Urban Race and Firefly Music Festival. In 2012 Red Frog Events named St. Jude its premier national charity partner. Red Frog Events’ commitment of raising $25 million for St. Jude and naming rights to the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center go through the end of 2025.

For more information on Red Frog Events, Proton Therapy or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, contact Lauren Shield at (586)709-9003 or lauren@redfrogevents.com or Angela Richmond at (901)578-6658 or angela.richmond@stjude.org. To make a donation, visit stjude.org.

About Red Frog Events:
Red Frog Events is the leader and founder of the Active Entertainment industry. Based in Chicago, they create fun and extraordinary events through innovation, creativity and top-notch participant service, while laughing all the way. In 2012, the company put on more than 75 events worldwide and has hosted more than 1 million registrants since its founding in 2007. They are most known for their events Warrior Dash, the world’s largest running series, and Firefly Music Festival, the East Coast’s premier music experience, and also for their unique company culture and workplace environment. To learn more, visit www.RedFrogEvents.com or connect with them at Facebook.com/RedFrogEvents, or Twitter.com/RedFrogEvents.

To learn more about their brands, go to:
www.warriordash.com
www.greaturbanrace.com
www.fireflyfestival.com

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

DOVER, DE (Jan. 14)– Firefly Music Festival is returning to The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway for the third year on June 19-22. Along with headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson, the lineup also includes Beck, Arctic Monkeys, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Ziggy Marley, and more than 95 additional acts performing across seven stages. Full lineup details are below.

“The addition of a fourth day, along with the expansion of our festival acreage and lineup, makes this the most exciting Firefly yet.  These changes reflect our commitment to providing our fans the premier experience they expect from us not only this year, but in the years to come,” says Firefly Music Festival Director Greg Bostrom.

Festivalgoers can expect to see the return of favorite attractions such as the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Arcade, The Coffee House, and Hammock Hangout with the addition of several attractions to be announced prior to the festival.

Firefly is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the third year through their Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program. Festival attendees can support the lifesaving work of St. Jude on-site and leading up to the event through a variety of digital, mobile and live donation opportunities. Donations from Firefly fans will go towards Red Frog Events’ $25 million commitment to the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, opening in 2015 on St. Jude’s campus in Memphis.

VIP and Super VIP passes are on sale now with General Admission passes going on sale Monday, Jan. 20 at Noon EST through FireflyFestival.com. For additional information, contact Jordan Diehl at (309) 507-2595 or jordan@redfrogevents.com or Lauren Shield at (586) 709-9003 or lauren@redfrogevents.com.

Firefly Music Festival is a premier music experience set among lush wooded landscapes, featuring renowned headliners and emerging artists. Witness unforgettable performances and discover the engaging attractions nestled around every turn that make Firefly a can’t-miss summer tradition for music fans from around the world.

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Red Frog Events is an event production company based in Chicago. The company is best known for its events Firefly Music Festival, a premier music experience on the East Coast, Warrior Dash, the world’s largest obstacle race series, and American Beer Classic, a beer festival held in iconic sports stadiums. Red Frog has received international awards and media attention for its unique company culture and workplace environment, including #18 on Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America” list in 2013 and Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” in both 2012 (#9) and 2013 (#60). In 2013, Red Frog was also named St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year”

Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.

The 2014 Firefly Music Festival Lineup: 

 

  • A Great Big World
  • A-Trak
  • Aer
  • The Airborne Toxic Event
  • American Authors
  • Amos Lee
  • Andrew Belle
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Asaf Avidan
  • Bad Things
  • Band Of Horses
  • Basic Vacation
  • Beck
  • Bleachers
  • Breach The Summit
  • Bronze Radio Return
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Cash Cash
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Cherub
  • Childish Gambino
  • Christian Porter
  • City And Colour
  • Courrier
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Cruiser
  • Dan Croll
  • Foo Fighters
  • G-Eazy
  • Gemini Club
  • Geographer
  • Girl Talk
  • Goldroom
  • Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Griswolds
  • Grouplove
  • Haerts
  • Hey Rosetta!
  • High Highs
  • Holychild
  • Hunter Hunted
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Iron & Wine
  • Jack Johnson
  • Jake Bugg
  • John & Jacob
  • Johnnyswim
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Kodaline
  • Kongos
  • Little Comets
  • Little Daylight
  • Local Natives
  • Lucius
  • Magic Man
  • Martin Garrix
  • Mean Lady
  • Misterwives
  • MS MR
  • New Politics
  • New Sweden
  • NONONO
  • Outkast
  • Phantogram
  • Phosphorescent
  • Pigpen Theatre Co
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Pretty Lights
  • RAC
  • Royal Teeth
  • Saints Of Valory
  • Salva
  • San Fermin
  • Shakey Graves
  • Sir Sly
  • Sky Ferreira
  • Sleeper Agent
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Smallpools
  • Son Lux
  • Step Rockets
  • Stop Light Observations
  • Tegan And Sara
  • The Ceremonies
  • The Colourist
  • The Lumineers
  • The Mowgli’s
  • The Weeks
  • The White Panda
  • The Wild Feathers
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Tune-Yards
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Typhoon
  • Unlikely Candidates
  • Vance Joy
  • Vic Mensa
  • Walk Off The Earth
  • Washed Out
  • Weezer
  • White Denim
  • Wild Child
  • Wild Cub
  • X Ambassadors
  • Young The Giant
  • Ziggy Marley

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Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival

The World’s Largest Obstacle Race Series to Deliver Highest Cash Prize Total in 5K Race History

CHICAGO (Jan. 2) – The inaugural Warrior Dash World Championship is a worldwide 5K obstacle race where top finishers will take home the ultimate bragging rights and thousands of dollars worth of prize money. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Yolo Land and Cattle Co. in Esparto, California.

In order to qualify, participants must compete in a 2014 Warrior Dash race of their choice and place in the top 25 of their gender. Warrior Dash has more than 50 locations worldwide, and those who have run a Warrior Dash outside of the United States or Canada, including, but not limited to, locations in Asia, Europe, Mexico, South America, and Australia, will receive a free entry into the World Championship.

 
“The obstacle racing industry has grown tremendously, domestically and internationally, since Warrior Dash’s inception in 2009 as the first organized, nationwide series,” says Warrior Dash Director Emma Haley. “As we enter our sixth year, we’re excited to celebrate the top obstacle racing athletes in the world by providing a premier 5K competition and offering generous cash prizes to the top five male and female winners.”

 
Warrior Dash paved the way in the obstacle racing industry by challenging nearly two million racers of all calibers across the globe since 2009. The addition of the World Championship event will provide a way to recognize elite obstacle racing athletes by introducing a prize purse of $100,000, broken down as follows for the top five male and female finishers: $30,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, $5,000 for third place, $3,000 for fourth place, and $2,000 for fifth place.

 
For more information on the Warrior Dash World Championship, including common questions, rules and guidelines, or information on registering, go to WarriorDash.com or contact Stephanie Schell at stephanieschell@redfrogevents.com or 414-975-7881.

Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations across the globe. Since 2009, nearly two million participants have earned their Warrior helmets by tackling a fierce 3-4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles. After conquering the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with turkey legs, beer steins, and live music at a post-race party in a league of its own. In 2014, top finishers are invited to participate in the Warrior Dash World Championship to test their strength amongst the world’s top obstacle racing athletes and win their share of $100,000 of cash awards.

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Red Frog Events, the company behind Warrior Dash, is an event production company based in Chicago. The company is best known as the leader and founder of the Active Entertainment Industry and for its events: Warrior Dash, the world’s largest obstacle race series, and Firefly Music Festival, a premier music experience on the East Coast. Red Frog has received international awards and media attention for its unique company culture and workplace environment, including #18 on Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America” list in 2013 and Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” in both 2012 (#9) and 2013 (#60). Red Frog Events is partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and to date, has helped raise more than $8 million to find cures and save children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.