Capital One Canada Becomes Title Sponsor of the BlackCreek Summer Music Festival

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 decade.

"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 experience."

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.

For further information:

For Media information, please contact: 

Norman Zagier - (416) 323-2333
nzagier@blackcreekfestival.com

Laurel Ostfield - (416) 549-2753
laurel.ostfield@capitalone.com

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