Capital One cardholders to get premium seats,
TORONTO, ON (May 17,
2011) – 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, Chris Botti and Pink
Martini, 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 Alan
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 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 between 11,000 and 14,000
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.
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).
BlackCreek Summer Music Festival
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, James Earl Jones 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.”
Media information, please contact:
Norman Zagier - (416) 323-2333
Ostfield – (416) 549-2753