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December 9, 2017

MONTANA - Winter at Triple Creek Ranch


December 7, 2017 Darby, Montana – Winter is the secret season at Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch, the ideal time for a cozy escape to a luxurious Western retreat. It’s also the perfect setting for an adventure on a dog sled, on skis or snowshoes. At day’s end, a private log cabin with a wood burning fireplace awaits, as does a stellar dinner prepared by Chef Jacob Leatherman, with wines chosen from a Wine Spectator award-winning cellar. Winter Vintner & Culinary Events are another highlight during the snowy months at Triple Creek Ranch.

FLORIDA - Port Canaveral to Host Carnival Elation Cruise Ship


Four and Five-Day cruises from Port Canaveral Starting May 2019

Port Canaveral, FL – December 7, 2017 – Port Canaveral will be the homeport for Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Elation as they launch a new year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises beginning May 12, 2019. Carnival announced today that the newly renovated ship will encompass four-day “long weekend” cruises departing Thursdays to Freeport and Nassau and five-day voyages departing Mondays and Saturdays to Amber Cove and Grand Turk.

“Port Canaveral is proud of its partnership with Carnival Cruise Line and we look forward to welcoming  Carnival Elation in 2019,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray. “Today’s announcement is another endorsement that our ongoing investments in state-of-the-art terminals and commitment to excellence in cruise operations continues to earn the confidence of some of the world’s most successful cruise brands.”

December 4, 2017

NEW YORK - Midtown Magic for Holiday Visitors to NYC This Season

The New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Holiday Train Show® and a New Hotel Package
December 4, 2017. Bronx, New York —The annual Holiday Train Show® at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a treasured holiday experience for visitors to New York City, high on the festive must-see list along with colorful department store windows on Fifth Avenue, Holiday Markets and ice skating at Rockefeller Center. TheHoliday Train Show runs through January 15, 2018. Entrance fees start at $23 per adult during weekdays and $30 per adult on weekends and holidays. 

COLORADO - ADG'S NEWEST MOUNTAIN COASTER OPENS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN


(Cohoes, NY)  Aquatic Development Group, Inc. announces that their ADG Mountain Coasterhas now opened at Copper Mountain Resort in Frisco, CO. This mountain coaster is one of the longest alpine coasters in North America featuring a scenic ascent and a thrilling descent of twists & turns through the high-alpine forest.
 
“The Rocky Mountain Coaster is an ideal year-round attraction for just about everyone,” said Gary Rodgers, Copper Mountain’s President and GM. “We hope to see grandparents going down with their grandkids and the kids-at-heart taking a ride with their friends and family.”
 

FLORIDA - Monster Energy Fort Rock Band Lineup Announced

South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience
To Feature Performances From
Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack,
Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin & More
Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018
At The Festival’s New Home In Greater Fort Lauderdale
At Markham Park In Sunrise, FL


Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death PunchStone Sour, Shinedown, and Breaking Benjamin lead a powerful talent lineup for the 6thannual Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018Monster Energy Fort Rock moves to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, in greater Fort Lauderdale, expanding its capacity and providing an enhanced festival experience. In association with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hello Sunny Underground Music program, South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience features rock’s top artists performing on two stages during the 2-day festival.

Monster Energy Fort Rock presale and Early Bird community ticket offers are available now and the general ticket onsale begins Friday, December 8 at Noon EST. Visit www.FortRockFestival.com for details.

The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Fort Rock is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, April 28: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Trivium, Hatebreed, Texas Hippie Coalition, Power Trip, ‘68, Bad Wolves

Sunday, April 29: Ozzy Osbourne, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Avatar, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Toothgrinder

Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin exclaims, “Hey Ft. Lauderdale! It’s Shannon from Godsmack, here to announce the band’s return to Fort Rock on April 28th. It’s been a couple years since we’ve played in Florida, and 3 out of 4 of us call the Sunshine State our home, so we are STOKED to jam with all our homies and all the great rock fans that have supported us for 20 years! Get ready to get Smacked!!”

Clay Busch, Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship for festival co-producers Danny Wimmer Presents said, “Monster Energy Fort Rock is moving to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise / Fort Lauderdale for its sixth year, as the site provides a larger space and room to grow, which will allow us to provide attendees with a bigger Fort Rock experience. We truly appreciate the support shown by Fort Rockers over the past five years, and encourage fans in the Fort Myers / Naples area to join us again in 2018 just across ‘Alligator Alley’.”

November 30, 2017

FLORIDA - Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Officially Opened Its 2017 Christmas City Centre Tree Lot Sponsored by Swire Properties Inc with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Nov. 20


Santa Claus, Swire Properties Inc Executives and Distinguished Board Members Joined the Festivities

Miami, Fla. – Nov. 29, 2017 – Hundreds of children attending Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s after-school program gathered around Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, for the official opening of the 2017 Christmas City Centre Tree Lot on Nov. 20, 2017.

For more than 36 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been selling Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer into many South Florida households. The tradition continues in 2017 with the great addition of Swire Properties Inc as this year’s tree lot sponsor and the new name of Christmas City Centre.

NEW YORK - Newest QT hotel offers dramatic views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range


New York - November 30, 2017: QT Queenstown, the latest opening from QT Hotels & Resorts (and the design group's second hotel in New Zealand), is set to open on December 1, 2017 against the dramatic backdrop of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables.

The newly built 69-room designer hotel features public spaces designed by renowned hotel and interior designer Nic Graham. Inspired by the property's natural surroundings - particularly the white-peaked mountains and clear blue lake - Graham developed the lavender, soft blue and charcoal grey color palette following his first visit to Queenstown. Timber-lined ceilings, split rock walls and leather accents are a nod to Queenstown's reputation as an outdoor haven. The hotel's understated public spaces focus on the grandeur of the surrounding scenery, breaking the mold of other QT properties which typically feature generously sized lounges, coffee shops and bars.

WYOMING - MAD RIVER BOAT TRIPS INTRODUCES FINE DINING TO ITS WHITEWATER RAFTING TRIPS DOWN THE WILD AND SCENIC SNAKE RIVER

Photo By: Heidi Haeusler (Mad River Boat Trips)

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (November 2017) – Top-rated river outfitter Mad River Boat Trips has elevated its highly rated whitewater river-rafting experience by bringing Executive Chef Ty Hess on board to prepare guests’ meals. Hess will prepare fresh, ingredient-driven and ever-changing menus at the tour company’s riverside dinner site, bringing 17 years of professional culinary experience working in world-class restaurants to the banks of Wild and Scenic Snake River. The 2018 season begins May 15.

Riverside buffet-style meals are part of Mad River’s whitewater rafting experiences down the Snake River, which will become the highlight of any trip to Jackson Hole. Professional, experienced river trip guides navigate rafters through the twists and turns of Snake River Canyon while pointing out flora, fauna, geology and aspects of the region’s history that make this area unique. Mad River Boat Trips offer runs through class II and III rapids, making them appropriate for guests ages six and older. Guests will grab their paddle and shoot the rapids with Mad River’s experienced and professional guides. 

November 29, 2017

PENNSYLVANIA - WINTER BRINGS SEASONAL PERKS TO THE VISIT PHILLY OVERNIGHT HOTEL PACKAGE

Ice skating, cocoa sipping and lodge lounging are among the cozy pastimes at the Delaware River Waterfront's seasonal wonderland Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest (above). The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Winter Package includes tickets for two rink admissions and two skate rentals.
Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
Visitors Now Receive Dining Discounts & Museum Admission In Addition To Free Parking

PHILADELPHIA, November 28, 2017 - The popular Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package returns for the winter with dining discounts and museum admission, plus its ever-popular and convenient free hotel parking. Bookable now at visitphilly.com/overnight, the winter edition runs from December 1 through March 4, 2018.

November 21, 2017

FLORIDA - Florida Keys Celtic Festival Returns to Marathon Jan. 5-7

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Celtic rock and traditional music await attendees at the fifth annual Florida Keys Celtic Festival set for Friday through Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018, at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker (MM) 49.

A return of the Scottish band Albannach headlines a diverse musical lineup for the family-friendly event. Also to be featured are The Screaming Orphans, an encore performance from West of Galway and a live acoustic performance by Marcille Wallis & Friends.

A free-admission “Kilts in the Keys” celebration kicks off the weekend, featuring Irish music from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Marathon Grill and Ale House located at MM 53.

The festivities continue at the Marathon Community Park Saturday, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other highlights of the weekend event include sheepdog herding demonstrations, the bagpipes and drums of Police Pipe and Drum of Florida, Highland athletics in a sanctioned women’s competition and men’s demonstrations, and the Florida State Haggis Hurling Championship. All events are open for public viewing.

Celtic merchandise, food, beverages, local craftspeople and vendors as well as children’s activities round out the weekend’s festivities.

Advance online purchase is available for single-day Saturday or Sunday admission tickets for only $5 per person per day. Tickets are $10 per person at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Parking at the event is free. Specially priced Marathon accommodations are available.

Event information: floridakeyscelticfestival.com
Marathon visitor information: fla-keys.com/marathon or 1-800-262-7284
Social: Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • Youtube • Keys Voices blog

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Offering Unbeatable Deals From Black Friday Through Cyber Monday


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2017) — LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is once again offering big savings with great offers that begin on Black Friday (Friday, Nov. 24) and continue through Cyber Monday (Monday, Nov. 27). This holiday shopping season, give the gift of awesome!

Instead of one day for deals, or even two, the place #BuiltForKids is launching three straight days to save on the date we call Brick Friday. Here are this year’s deals:

November 18, 2017

FLORIDA - Winterfest Boat Parade 2017: Enjoy the Show at Bokamper’s!

Who/What:
Perched right on the Intracoastal Waterway, Bokamper’s Fort Lauderdale is the perfect spot to watch this year’s Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. With prime seating in a casual setting, Bokamper’s is offering a relaxing atmosphere for those looking to take in the show while enjoying delicious food and drinks.

VIP seating offers front row access to the magnificent light displays aboard this year’s mega yachts which will parade down the waterway in a dazzling spectacle of light and sound – transforming the Intracoastal into a floating stage. Seating includes a four-course menu featuring:
  • First Course: Tuna Poke or Keys Crab Chowder
  • Second Course: Winterfest Salad
  • Third Course: Boneless Beef Short Ribs or Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese or Chicken Piccata
  • Fourth Course: Harvest Cheesecake or Florida Key Lime Pie

GEORGIA - Sip and Savor Spring, presented by Callaway Resort and Gardens Announces Dates, Events and Advance Discount Tickets Now on Sale


Pine Mountain, GA (November 17, 2017) – Advance discount tickets are on sale now for the inaugural, Sip and Savor Spring, a four-day food and drink festival, taking place March 15 – 18, 2018, presented by Callaway Resort and Gardens. Several of the events and 100% of the live and silent auction proceeds from the festival, will benefit the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation (ICCF), a non-profit 501-(c)3 organization. Callaway Gardens is made possible by the ICCF. The Ida Cason Callaway Foundation relies on membership, donations and support of its programs, events and fundraising activities to sustain. The Sip and Savor Spring event will generously support the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation’s mission to connect man and nature in a way that benefits both.  All future improvements to the gardens will be made possible by the generous support of ICCF.

November 16, 2017

MONTANA - Celebrate the Festive Holiday Season at Triple Creek Ranch


November 16, 2017 Darby, Montana – The holiday season at Triple Creek Ranch pairs the very best of the Montana Rockies with fine dining, extraordinary wines and Western hospitality. This Relais & Châteaux hideaway in the Bitterroot Mountains was once again ranked among the top 10 hotels in the world in the annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017 and named one of the Top Resorts in the West in the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Architectural Digest just singled out Triple Creek Ranch as the most beautiful hotel in Montana and the resort was selected as one of the Top 100 Hideaways in the World in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report.

TENNESSEE - DOLLYWOOD ADDS OPERATING DAYS TO SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

Park now open Jan. 2-3, 2018

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Thursday, November 16, 2017) — After receiving much feedback from guests, Dollywood officials have extended the park’s award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas festival two days, with Tuesday, Jan. 2 and Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, now serving as operating days.

Due to a number of regional school systems remaining closed for Christmas break several days after the new year begins, many guests have asked for the park to remain open longer to allow families with students more opportunity to visit Dollywood during the hectic holiday season. Park hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on both of the additional days.

The move comes after a strong fall which included the debut of Great Pumpkin LumiNights and the kickoff of Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana. The 2017 operating season, dubbed “The Year of the Family” by Dolly Parton, has already provided families with a number of exciting festivals, performing groups and two new attractions—Drop Line, a 230-ft. tall free fall experience, and Whistle Punk Chaser, a junior coaster designed for Dollywood’s younger visitors. The additional operating days provide families more time to enjoy Smoky Mountain memory making.

November 15, 2017

FLORIDA - Stone Temple Pilots Join Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville For Special Saturday Appearance

Wolf Alice, He Is Legend and Toothgrinder Added To Festival Lineup

Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience Expands To Three Days
– Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 –
At Metropolitan Park In Jacksonville, FL

With Sets From Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters,
Avenged Sevenfold, Queens Of The Stone Age,
Along With Billy Idol, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Stone Sour & More
General Tickets, VIP Packages, Hotel & Camping Options On Sale Now 

Stone Temple Pilots—who just debuted their new singer Jeff Gutt last night—have been added to the unparalleled music lineup for the eighth annualMonster Energy Welcome To RockvilleFriday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.

Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days in 2018 with Foo FightersOzzy Osbourne, Avenged SevenfoldQueens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Five Finger Death Punch leading an incredible talent lineup not seen at any other U.S. rock festival. Other additions to this unprecedented rock experience--created by Jacksonville native Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents--includeToothgrinder (Friday), He Is Legend (Saturday), and Wolf Alice (Sunday).

The updated daily band lineups for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are as follows:

FLORIDA - Celebrate the holidays in Tampa Bay


This year, the Season of Lights is the reason to be in Tampa Bay! Experience Florida's Most diverse destination with special holiday flavor. From the historic brick streets of Ybor City to the modern high-rises lining the sparkling Hillsborough River, Tampa Bay twinkles with life. Treasure awaits.

NORTH CAROLINA - Initial Lineup and Midnight Jam Announced for MerleFest 2018


WILKESBORO, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2017) – MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2018, which will be held April 26 - 29. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The complete lineup for MerleFest 2018 will be announced over the next few months. Today's lineup announcement includes legendary artist Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson,    Robert Earl Keen, The Devil Makes Three, Balsam Range and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble, "Mission Temple Fireworks Revival" featuring Paul Thorn & Band, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the McCrary Sisters, and many more. The 2018 Midnight Jam presented by The Bluegrass Situation on Saturday, April 28th will start at 10:30 p.m. and run well past midnight, with special hosts Town Mountain and Jim Lauderdale. This very popular after-hours hootenanny gathers many performers from the festival for impromptu artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival’s history.

FLORIDA - The Big Ticket (The Lumineers, Walk The Moon, Bleachers & More): Performance Times Announced For Dec. 1 Festival at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Performance Times Announced For
X102.9 Presents The Big Ticket
Friday, December 1
With The Lumineers, Walk The Moon, Bleachers & More At
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena


Performance times have been announced for X102.9 Presents The Big TicketFriday, December 1 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena inJacksonville, Florida. The festival features a packed lineup of leading indie alternative and popular rock acts including dynamic folk trio The Lumineers, pop troupe Walk The MoonBleachers, and singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, plus Saint Motel, New Politicsand Mondo Cozmo.

The Big Ticket performance times are as follows:

9:50 PM The Lumineers
8:40 PM Walk The Moon
7:30 PM Bleachers
6:20 PM Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
5:10 PM Saint Motel
4:10 PM New Politics
3:20 PM Mondo Cozmo

As previously announced, due to unforeseen circumstances, The Big Ticket 2017 is moving across the street from Metropolitan Park to theJacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena at 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Fans who purchased VIP tickets will still have access to previously advertised perks. Please visit www.TheBigTicketFest.com for more information.

STONE SOUR ANNOUNCE NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES


CO-HEADLINE RUN WITH HALESTORM & SPECIAL GUESTS THE DEAD DEADS
GETS UNDERWAY JANUARY 27TH IN ABBOTSFORD, BC

ADDITIONAL HEADLINE DATES WITH RED SUN RISING AND THE DEAD DEADS START FEBRUARY 16TH

TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 17TH

ROSE RED VIOLENT BLUE (THIS SONG IS DUMB & SO AM I)” TOP 15 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO

CHART-TOPPING NEW ALBUM HYDROGRAD OUT NOW

Internationally acclaimed rock band Stone Sour has announced new North American tour dates for early 2018.  The new dates include a co-headline tour with Halestorm and special guests The Dead Deads set to commence on January 27th in Abbotsford, British Columbia, followed by a string of headline shows with support from Red Sun Rising and The Dead Deads which get underway February 16th in Grand Rapids, MI (see attached itinerary).  Tickets for all dates go on sale November 17th.  Stone Sour are currently traversing Europe on the ‘Hydrograd World Tour’ which kicked off earlier this month with support from The Pretty Reckless.   For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.stonesour.com.