ETIX PRESENTS DAY PARTY SERIES AT HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Morrisville, N.C., August 13, 2012Etix, a leading online and full box office ticketing solution, is pleased to present the Hopscotch Day Party Series through its partnership with Independent Weekly’s Hopscotch Music Festival.

Hopscotch Music Festival is a three-day festival in downtown Raleigh, N.C., featuring 170 artists of diverse genres in 15 venues. The event will take place September 6-8, 2012. The Hopscotch Day Party Series, consisting of 30 different day parties, will provide attendees with a variety of daytime activities and entertainment as well as even more live music. The Day Party Series celebrates local music and businesses. Wristbands are not required for the Day Party Series, but admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Etix, which will also manage ticketing for the event, is the title sponsor for the Hopscotch Day Party Series. The Hopscotch Day Party Series will consist of four talent-filled shows: a two-day showcase of North Carolina music at Hibernian Pub, a charity basketball game, concerts by Megafaun and The Love Language and a street party at Raleigh Times Bar. These shows will pair local talent with widely-recognized acts, and many other local businesses, restaurants, bars and breweries will participate.

“Etix’s sponsorship with Hopscotch Music Festival is particularly important to us—Raleigh is our home—and we are especially honored to be a part of the festival this year,” said Benjamin Wingrove, Vice President of Sales, Etix. “This year’s Day Party Series—the largest in the event’s history—boasts an impressive talent lineup, and we are excited to help celebrate the Triangle area and make great music accessible to everyone.”

This year marks the first time Hopscotch Music Festival will host more than one official day party. Since last year, the festival has added three large indoor venues and has expanded its artist lineup to 170 bands and performers.

Greg Lowenhagen, Director of Hopscotch Music Festival, said, “In addition to providing full-service ticketing for the festival, Etix also helps support our operational team during the event. With their increased support of the Hopscotch Day Party Series, the programming has grown larger and stronger.”

To learn more about the Hopscotch Day Party Series or to see the full schedule of daytime activities, visit Hopscotch Music Festival’s website.

About Etix
Founded in 2000, Etix is an international Web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries, processing over 50 million tickets per year in 40 countries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure online and box office ticketing solutions, integrated digital marketing services and robust e-commerce fulfillment to over 4,100 venues, theaters, arenas, festivals, fairs, performing arts centers and multi-use facilities. Headquartered in Morrisville, N.C., Etix has offices in Austria, China, Germany, Holland and Japan, as well as Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit Etix’s website.

About Hopscotch Music Festival
Now in its third year, Independent Weekly’s Hopscotch Music Festival brings 170 bands to 15 venues in downtown Raleigh, N.C. Intended to highlight the Triangle’s music scene by pairing exciting local talent with notable national and international artists, Hopscotch Music Festival offers choices in just about every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, alt-country, metal, dance, punk, classical, noise, drone, folk, and more. The festival’s aim is to build both this region’s musical diversity and its national relevance.

For more information, contact:
Joe Kustelski
joe@etix.com
615.772.6196