Capital One cardholders to get premium seats, special offers
TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - Capital One Canada and the BlackCreek Summer
Music Festival announced today that Capital One is the new title
sponsor for the BlackCreek Summer Music Festival that will be held
annually in Toronto, Ontario, at the Rexall Tennis Centre on the
grounds of York University. The Festival will now be known as the
Capital One BlackCreek Summer Music Festival. The curtain will rise on
June 4, 2011 with the Festival's inaugural performance by revered
tenor, Plácido Domingo — making his first Toronto appearance in over a
"The incredibly high calibre of talent that this festival is bringing to
the GTA is unparalleled," said Rob Livingston, President, Capital One
Canada. "This is a dynamic new platform for Capital One to interact
with our cardholders by providing them with preferred access to tickets
and the best seats in the house for a truly first-class festival
The BlackCreek Summer Music Festival represents the first concert series
involvement for Capital One and will provide exclusive best-of-class
VIP concert experiences for Capital One cardholders. All Capital One
cardholders will receive a special BlackCreek Summer Music Festival
gift certificate good for $25.00 off each ticket purchased to the
concert of the cardholder's choice, up to a maximum of four tickets.
Other great benefits, courtesy of Capital One, will be announced in the
weeks leading up to the inaugural June 4th concert.
BlackCreek's 2011 season will host concerts throughout the summer months
featuring Symphonic, Pop, Opera, Jazz, Broadway, Country and Gospel
music concerts with renowned artists including Plácido Domingo, James
Taylor, Lionel Richie, Tony Bennett, and Diana Krall, John Fogerty
and The Levon Helm Band, Pink Martini and Chris Botti, The London
Symphony Orchestra, conductors Lorin Maazel and Marvin Hamlisch,
classical concerts featuring spoken performances by Dame Helen Mirren
and Jeremy Irons, iconic country artists Brad Paisley and Allan
Jackson, and more to be announced.
"One of the key ingredients of any successful, world-class, destination
music series is strong support from the corporate community," said
Kevin Albrecht, President and CEO of iSport Concerts Ltd, on behalf of
the BlackCreek Limited Partnership, the producers of the Festival.
"With this announcement today, Capital One has shown, once again, why
they are a leader in their industry and why it is so advantageous to be
a Capital One cardholder. From the start, our objective was to build
BlackCreek to be one of the world's finest summer music Festivals and
Capital One shares that vision. Our partnership with Capital One
ensures that BlackCreek will continue to bring the world's legendary
music artists to Toronto every summer."
The Capital One BlackCreek Summer Music Festival concerts at the Rexall
Tennis Centre amphitheatre will seat 11,000 spectators — including 46
private luxury boxes — depending upon seat and stage configuration for
the individual performances. The seating design of the octagon-shaped
amphitheatre and the size of the stage give the Rexall Centre an
appreciable intimacy not typically found in other such outdoor
settings. With an open-view stage, superb acoustics and enhanced
lighting, sound and video, audiences are assured of enjoying the
performance from any seat in the venue.
Don't miss any of these world class artists perform at Rexall Tennis
Centre in 2011. Tickets for the event are on-sale now. Tickets can be
purchased by calling the Capital One BlackCreek Summer Music Festival
ticket office at 1-888-860-7888 or online at http://www.blackcreekfestival.com.
About Capital One
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Capital One has offered Canadian consumers
a range of competitive MasterCard® credit cards since 1996, when the
company first introduced the Platinum MasterCard® in Canada. Capital
One® Canada is a division of Capital One® Bank, a subsidiary of Capital
One® Financial Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE: COF).
About The Capital One BlackCreek Summer Music Festival
Beginning on June 4, 2011, with Plácido Domingo in concert, and with
such renowned artists as James Taylor, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett,
Lionel Richie, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons
and the London Symphony Orchestra to follow, the new Capital One
BlackCreek Summer Music Festival will launch its inaugural season at
the Rexall Centre on the grounds of York University in Toronto. The
2011 season spans 14 weeks, from June to September, and includes a wide
array of programs by some of the most revered names in pop and jazz,
along with rousing symphonic evenings, Broadway showstoppers, world
music and iconic country artists, all performing "On a warm summer's
night…Under a northern sky."
SOURCE Capital One Services, Inc.
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