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May 17, 2018

CALIFORNIA - Palo Alto’s Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto Adds Ridge Vineyards Experience to its Special Packages for Guests


PALO ALTO, CA. (May 2018) — The Clement Palo Alto All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel has partnered with an acclaimed Central Coast winery to offer the Ridge Vineyards Experience package for its guests.

Guests can experience the number one winery in America with an exclusive private tasting and tour for two at Ridge Vineyards’ Monte Bello Estate. Nestled high in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by historic vineyards, Monte Bello offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience exceptional single-vineyard wines, including the celebrated Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Ridge Vineyards Experience includes:
>Overnight accommodations at The Clement Palo Alto
>Reservations for an exclusive two-hour private tasting for two at Monte Bello Estate, any day of the week
>Daily breakfast for two in the comfort of your guestroom or in The Clement dining room
>Overnight valet parking and resort fee

The two-hour private tasting experience includes a tour of the vineyard, where guests will see the petite verdot, merlot, and cabernet vines, as well as the historic knoll covered with 66-year-old cabernet sauvignon vines. A dedicated host will present a customized five-wine flight and library pour of Monte Bello, which also includes the most current vintage. A cheese-and-tapenade plate completes the experience.

TENNESSEE - BUSH’S® BEANS ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTING PARTNER FOR DOLLYWOOD’S BARBEQUE & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Park Restaurants to Offer Special Recipes Featuring BUSH’S Products

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Thursday, May 17, 2018) —With Dollywood’s reputation for mouth-watering food, a new relationship with BUSH’S® Beans gives the park’s award-winning foods team a great new partner to help create even more tantalizing tastes for guests.

BUSH’S®, based in nearby Knoxville, Tennessee, now serves as presenting sponsor of Dollywood’s annual Barbeque & Bluegrass festival. The event, which runs May 25-June 10 this season, features the biggest names in bluegrass music, alongside expertly-prepared barbeque.

Thanks to the new partnership with BUSH’S®, Dollywood chefs also have created several unique side dishes to accompany the slow-smoked barbeque. Two of these are BUSH’S Hickory Pit Beans, a Dollywood-exclusive recipe featuring several varieties of beans, brown sugar and secret seasonings, and BUSH’S Cowboy Beans, another Dollywood-only item which consists of multiple varieties of beans, topped with BBQ pork, smoked sausage, and sautéed green and red peppers, and onions.

May 16, 2018

PLATT HOPWOOD PRESENTS: 80S IN THE PARK ROCKING HOTEL WEEKEND FESTIVAL & ROCK CON 2018


80S IN THE PARK IS BACK FOR IT’S 6TH YEAR AT THE INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT IN COCOA BEACH FLORIDA. THEI SEPTEMBER 28TH – 30TH
 
THE BIGGEST 80S WEEKEND SINCE THE 80S
 
FEATURING ON STAGE MEGA 80S BANDS;
FIREHOUSE , KIX, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, EVERY MOTHERS NIGHTMARE, RON KEEL OF KEEL, JASON BEILER OF SIGON KICK, KENNY MCGEE, BURNING STARR, NOVA REX, WILD PLANES, THE ROXX AND MANY MORE.
 
PLUS THE RETURN OF THE 80S ROCK CON WITH BAND MEMBERS, PHOTO OPPS, MEET AND GREET, BAND AND MEMORABILIA VENDORS, ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES AND MUCH MORE TO BE ADDED.
 
OUR EVENT IS THE “ROCKING HOTEL VACATION WEEKEND” AT THE INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT’S 13 ACRES BEACHFRONT LOCATION – ALLOWING THE ATTENDEE TO SWIM, SUN AND ROCK IN A WAY THAT NO OTHER EVENT ANY CAN PROVIDE.
 
THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL ADD A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SUNDAY BRUNCH BEACH SIDE2 ROCK CRUISES ON VICTORY CASINO FREE WITH TICKET TO THE EVENT AND EXTENDED VIP AFTER PARTIES WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE “MEET AND MINGLE” WITH BANDS IN THE ONE OF A KIND INTIMATE 80S ROCK ENVIRONMENT THAT THE EVENT IS FAMOUS FOR.
 
TICKETS ARE 59.00 FOR 3 DAY GA PASS AND 129.00 FOR A EXCLUSIVE 3 DAY VIP PASS AND AVAILABLE AT WWW.80SINTHEPARK.COM. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT.
 
80S IN THE PARK 2018 ROCKING HOTEL WEEKEND IS SPONSORED BY PLATT HOPWOOD ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 98.5 FM THE BEACH, VICTORY CASINO CRUISE LINES, COCONUTS ON THE BEACH, FRANKIE’S BEACHSIDE, NATURE’S MARKET HEALTH FOODS, S3 PRODUCTION, BACKSTAGE DIVAS , SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE, BREVARD LIVE MAGAZINE, AND HANG10ROCKRADIO.COM.

May 15, 2018

FLORIDA - Mystery Fest Key West to Celebrate Crime Writers June 22-24

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — No sleuthing skills are needed to understand why missing Mystery Fest Key West, set for Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, would be downright criminal. Readers and writers seeking clues about crafting and enjoying mystery fiction can meet, interact with and learn from some of America’s most notable authors during the fifth annual Mystery Fest Key West.

Among the starring “suspects” are keynote speaker Ace Atkins, a prolific crime novelist chosen by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue Parker’s iconic “Spenser” series; editor, publisher and Mysterious Bookshop proprietor Otto Penzler, a world-renowned authority on mystery fiction; and famed multigenre author Heather Graham, who has penned more than 100 volumes including the acclaimed “Krewe of Hunters” novels.

Other presenters include forensic scientist and top-selling author Lisa Black; Diane A.S. Stuckart, who created the Leonardo da Vinci historical mysteries; cozy mystery writer Nancy J. Cohen; and Charles Todd, co-author of the award-winning Inspector Ian Rutledge series. Law enforcement experts are to offer insights as well.  

The festival’s dastardly doings are headquartered at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Grand Key, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Attractions include writing workshops, panel discussions, book signings, receptions and gatherings where mystery buffs can mingle with the genre’s leading lights. 

May 14, 2018

TENNESSEE - DOLLYWOOD’S SPLASH COUNTRY SLIDES INTO 18TH SEASON WITH PARK UPGRADES

Guest Comfort and New Options are the Focus of 2018

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, May 14, 2018)—At Dollywood’s Splash Country, summertime is playtime! Children are out of school and families have the opportunity to spend more time together making memories. In celebration of the water park opening on May 19, Dollywood is offering a weeklong sale to kick off the season: purchase a two-day Dollywood ticket and upgrade to a two-day, multi-park ticket for free! Guests can take advantage of this online offer until May 18 and the tickets can be used through June 3.

A special ticket offer isn’t the only exciting news. For its 18th season, Dollywood’s Splash Country is delighted to showcase park upgrades, Too Hot Tuesdays with a DJ on the wave pool deck, and lots of new menu items. Guests won’t know which way to look first!

May 2, 2018

CALIFORNIA - Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel Announces Its Tail Wagging Package


The Hofsas House Hotel, a 38-room boutique family-owned inn in the heart of Carmel, is pleased to announce the launch of its Tail Wagging Package. To book this package during your stay, call (831) 624-2745 or email info@hofsashouse.com.

Tail-Wagging Package

Hofsas House is one of the most dog-friendly hotels in Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary “Doggie Welcome Package” upon arrival that includes:
  • Hofsas House dog Frisbee
  • Hofsas House collapsible dog bowl
  • Special dog bed
  • Letter from Tank, our onsite Pet Concierge
  • Special dog amenities package
  • Tips and recommendations for your four-legged friend’s stay
  • Walking trail and hiking guide
  • A package of treats
  • Coastal Canine Magazine: offering the best four-legged options for visiting Carmel

MEXICO: New Skip Gen Experience of Mexico’s Cultural Heritage Sites Offered from Grand Velas Riviera Maya


Riviera Maya, Mexico (May 1, 2018) –  The “Beyond-All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Maya now offers grandparents unique experiences with the grandkids to visit two of Mexico’s best cultural destinations while mom and dad are in the office. The experiences, one to Chichén Itzá and the other to Uxmal and the colonial city of Merida, include transportation in private plane from the resort for a seamless itinerary.

Skip generations can experience Chichen Itza, undoubtedly the most famous Mayan ruins inclusive of a private tour guide to explore the complex. This pre-Columbian city was built by the Maya people between 750 and 900 AD. Also at the site, the family will be treated to a lunch of regional favorites and swimming in a large, natural sink hole.

TENNESSEE - It Happened Here! Alcatraz East Crime Museum Exhibit Highlights Tennessee


Tennessee’s fascinating crime history will be on exhibit for a year

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (May 1, 2018) – From its earliest days, Tennessee has had a rich history of crime and justice, with stories known across the country. From local stories of moonshiners and vigilantes, to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that rocked the nation, those interested in learning more about the state’s notorious crime history can do so at the new temporary exhibit, “It Happened Here,” opening May 17, 2018. 

April 13, 2018

NEVADA - Tickets Are Now Available For Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas


Step into Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, A Fully Immersive VR Experience by The VOID and ILMxLAB


LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2018 - The VOID, the global leader of a new category of immersive location based experiences, has teamed up with ILMxLAB to create Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire – a first-of-its-kind location based multi-sensory interactive adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Using state-of-the-art VR technology, The VOID will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe where they can walk freely untethered, see, touch and interact with the environment. Participants will feel the turbulence of the skiff below their feet, withstand the impact of blaster bolts, and smell the smoke as they approach the fiery planet Mustafar.

Star Wars fans, travelers and locals alike will now have the chance to live out their fantasy at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27.

April 12, 2018

ARIZONA - Medieval Times Breaks Ground on 10th Castle, First in Arizona


North America's #1 Dinner Attraction to Open in Scottsdale's Talking Stick Entertainment District

PHOENIX, April 6, 2018 - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament today broke ground on its tenth North American castle, to be located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Talking Stick Entertainment District in Scottsdale, Ariz.

With construction slated for completion in early 2019, the 79,000-square-foot 11th Century-style castle will be the only entertainment venue of its type in Arizona. Having entertained more than 67 million guests across the United States and in Toronto over the past three-and-a-half decades, the immersive Medieval Times experience centers around an adrenaline-charged live jousting tournament, filled with awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry. Heroic knights engage in rousing displays of strength and skill, as fans cheer their champions over a four-course, utensil-free feast, much as they might have 10 centuries ago.

OREGON - Glamping Enhanced for Vacations at Oregon's Loon Lake Lodge


REEDSPORT, Ore., April 6, 2018 - Vacationers seeking the tent camping experience with the comfort of a cabin are choosing Yurts for their Glamping in 2018. To meet the increasing demand, Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort in Reedsport, Oregon, just a few miles from the Oregon Coast, has added four Deluxe Yurts.

The Deluxe Yurts are located in the upper-forested area of the Resort, near the lodge. The heavy canvas circular exterior provides the atmosphere of a tent, yet the interior is furnished with a trundle bed plus bunk beds to accommodate up to four people. And to make the "Glamper" even more comfortable, the Yurts have air conditioners and heaters, a counter top refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and bed linens.

TEXAS - First-Ever Luxury Space Hotel, Aurora Station, to Offer Authentic Astronaut Experiences


Launched by Orion Span, Aurora Station Will Host Immersive 12-Day Trips Beginning in 2022; Now Accepting Deposits

HOUSTON, April 5, 2018 - The first-ever luxury space hotel was introduced today during the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California. Named after the magical light phenomenon that illuminates the Earth's polar skies, Aurora Station is being developed by Orion Span and the company's team of space industry veterans, who have over 140 years of human space experience.

The first fully modular space station to ever debut, Aurora Station will operate as the first luxury hotel in space. The exclusive hotel will host six people at a time – including two crew members. Space travelers will enjoy a completely authentic, once-in-a-lifetime astronaut experience with extraordinary adventure during their 12-day journey, starting at $9.5M per person. Deposits are now being accepted for a future stay on Aurora Station, which is slated to launch in late 2021 and host its first guests in 2022. The fully refundable deposit is $80,000 per person and can be reserved online here.

FLORIDA - FIFTH GRADERS NATIONWIDE TO RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO NASA’S KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX

Explore a Universe of Fun for Free through December 31, 2018

 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (April 11, 2018) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER –  Fifth graders nationwide have just landed a free trip to space. For the second consecutive year, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s future of space exploration with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun for FREE!

Current and incoming fifth graders (for fall 2018*) who visit with a full-admission-paying-adult**, will receive free, one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The ticket is available via the following link:https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/info/tickets#SpecialOffers. The ticket can be printed and then presented at any ticket window, along with one of the following as proof of age: a fourth- or fifth-grade report card, a passport or birth certificate. The offer will run through December 31, 2018.

April 8, 2018

MISSOURI - Silver Dollar City Presents The Unique & Extraordinary At Festival Of Wonder Coming April 11


(Branson, MO  April 2018)     Bringing the unique and extraordinary to the stages of Silver Dollar City, The Festival Of Wonder opens April 11 at the 1880s theme park with larger-than-life performances and acts of curiosity.   Designed as “A Most Amazing Entertainment Experience,” the festival features performances that are as unexpected as they are entertaining, from a harp that spans the entire length of a theater to athletes performing flips and flying stunts on pogo sticks.    

          “It’s extremely challenging finding just the right acts for this festival,” shares Rex Burdette, Silver Dollar City Entertainment & Events Manager, who has been booking acts at the park for over 25 years.  “It’s basically a huge treasure hunt, looking for each special act that sets itself apart with unusual twists to the ‘expected spectacular,’ making it show-stopping extraordinary.”    

April 5, 2018

Third Annual Topgolf Tour Invites Players to Compete for the Glory and $50,000


Regional qualifier registration opens today as Topgolf searches the U.S. and U.K. for the world's best Topgolf team
DALLASApril 5, 2018 - Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for the glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. Registration for the regional tournaments opens today at topgolf.com/tour, with the first tournament on July 29. The winning two-person team from each regional tournament will be outfitted head-to-toe in Under Armour and will earn a trip to Las Vegas for the Topgolf Tour Championship, plus a chance at returning home with the $50,000 cash prize.
Established in 2016, the Topgolf Tour is the first golf tournament series where men and women compete for the same prize and play the same format. The 2018 Topgolf Tour is supporting the Veteran Golfers Association, with $5 from every registration donated to the VGA. Additionally, active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces can enter the military division. One team from the military division is guaranteed to advance to the Topgolf Tour Championship in Las Vegas.  

Port Canaveral and Florida Power & Light Solar Now™ Celebrate “Planting” of Solar Trees


Generating clean power and showcasing the benefits
of renewable energy at Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral, FL -- April 4, 2018 -- The future is bright for Port Canaveral, now home to forty-two new solar panels in the form of energy producing solar trees.  Port Canaveral has partnered with the Florida Power and Light (FPL) SolarNow™ program to plant solar trees at key locations at the Port where visitors can plug in, charge their devices, and enjoy the much-needed shade. The trees, located on the lawn of the Exploration Tower and Jetty Park, will showcase solar energy and generate zero emissions energy for many years to come.

April 3, 2018

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Band Performance Times Announced For Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29 At Metropolitan Park In Jacksonville, FL


Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience Features
Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters,
Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age & More

Limited Number Of Tickets Are Still Available

Band performance times have been announced for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, taking place Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 at scenic Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL, along the St. Johns River.

Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days in 2018 and features sets from Foo FightersOzzy Osbourne, Avenged SevenfoldQueens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Five Finger Death Punch, who lead an incredible talent lineup not seen at any other U.S. rock festival. In total, more than 50 bands will appear on three stages over the course of the weekend.

March 31, 2018

FLORIDA - 25+ Tinies Rolling Into St Pete Next Month!


What: St. Pete Tiny Home Festival, presented by SPC
When: 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday, April 7+8, 2018
Where: SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St S, St. Petersburg FL 33712
Website: www.tinyhomestpete.com
Tickets: $15 and up, available at tinyhomestpete.eventbrite.com

More than 20 Tiny Homes, Skoolies and Converted Vans are coming to St. Petersburg for the St. Pete Tiny Home Festival, presented by SPC, on April 7 and 8, 2018.

The festival, organized by LocalShops1 and Ivy Group Consultants, features the latest and greatest in tiny home living trends! In addition to the tiny structures, the festival brings a lineup of more than two dozen leading experts in the Tiny House movement. The event will also showcase local food trucks, mobile boutiques, artists and home-related businesses, plus free activities for children and more.

March 29, 2018

FLORIDA - Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants to Debut at Pines City Center in Pembroke Pines, with Grand Opening on April 30, 2018


Pembroke Pines, Fla. — March 28, 2018 — Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a nationally renowned establishment which combines a restaurant, winery, a Napa-style tasting room and artisanal retail market is debuting its newest location with a grand opening at 10310 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 on April 30, 2018. Cooper’s Hawk will be located in the new Pines City Center.

With the opening of the Pines City Center location, the award-winning upscale casual restaurant and wine-driven lifestyle brand will officially operate 31 restaurants and tasting rooms. An additional four more locations are slated to open across the U.S. throughout 2018.

FLORIDA - Five Waterfront Venues, Continuous Tunes Highlight Key Largo Original Music Fest May 17-20

KEY LARGO, Florida Keys — An elite collection of musicians is to highlight the annual Key Largo Original Music Festival, featuring live knee-slapping and foot-tapping performances Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20.

The four-day festival includes music to excite all ages and tastes, offering attendees an intimate look behind the original hits of songwriters/performers from Nashville, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Florida — all excelling at country, folk, pop, rock and blues.

Five intimate stages at bayfront eateries and watering holes near mile marker 104 bayside include Breezers at the Marriott Bay Beach Resort, Sundowners, Señor Frijoles, Cactus Jack's, and a festival finale and barbecue at the world-famous Caribbean Club.

Admission is free to all venues and music continues late into the evenings.

The packed lineup kicks off 6-10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Sundowners. Nashville singers/songwriters RJ Comer, Ryan Robinette and Shawn Byrne are to be joined by local favorites Dave Feder and Adrienne Z. Festival veterans Jer Gregg and Nick Britt join Nashville rising stars LaLa Deaton and Lockwood Barr for over four hours of live entertainment on the water.