iChannel Announces iFest 2008

ichannel.jpgThree bands will play each show, vying to reach the final battle and the twelfth slot at iFEST. On Saturday, July 26, 2008 The Pit will hold the final show where the winning band will be chosen from among the finalists by fan balloting.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS – iChannel and Bonneville International Corporation recently announced their first-ever “i-FEST” – a concert event for independent music artists and fans – which will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

i-FEST 2008 will feature a line-up of 12 Independent Artists from the St. Louis region currently featured on iChannel.fm and the iChannel HD Radio Network. This show is also headlining a special reunion of one of the local favorite group “Greenwheel”. 

Featured bands also scheduled to appear include “Tomorrow’s Rumor”, “Northside’s Sweet Revenge”, “Building Rome”, “Ocean Rivals”, ”Walk Sophie”, ”Go Van Gogh”, “The Feed”, “Standpointe” and the winners of the recent iChannel $5,000 Video Search promotion “The Marquette Weekend”.

One of the biggest highlights of i-FEST will be the “Battle of the Bands” competition series to fill the last two spots on the playbill. Various bands will play each of the “Battle of the Bands” shows scheduled at local music venues Cruisin’ Route 66 and The Pit. iChannel will hold the two final “Battle of the Bands” shows at each venue, when the two remaining slots in the i-FEST line-up will be chosen by popular ballot from the winners of the preceding musical face-offs. A portion of the decision will also be based on a panel of judges at each of the shows.

The dates and locations for the “Battle of the Bands” competition series are as follows:

Cruisin’ Route 66 Bar and Grill, located at 7895 Watson Road in Webster Groves.
Three to four bands will play each show, vying to reach the final battle and the eleventh slot at i-FEST. On Friday, August 1st 2008 Cruisin’ Route 66 will hold the final show where the winning band will be chosen from among the finalists by fan balloting.

The dates of the Cruisin’ Route 66 shows are:
– Monday, July 14
– Tuesday, July 15
– Friday, August 1st– FINAL Battle – for eleventh slot at i-FEST
 
The Pit, located at 1860 Scherer Parkway in St. Charles.
Three bands will play each show, vying to reach the final battle and the twelfth slot at iFEST. On Saturday, July 26, 2008 The Pit will hold the final show where the winning band will be chosen from among the finalists by fan balloting.

The dates of The Pit shows are:
– Wednesday, July 16 – three bands
– Wednesday, July 23 – three bands
– Saturday July 26 – FINAL Battle – for twelfth slot at i-FEST
 
Notes Program Director Ken Williams, “As one of the country’s leading independent music sources, iChannel is proud to be sponsoring the biggest independent artist event of the summer here in St. Louis.” He adds, “The i-FEST event will provide the best Independent Artists the chance to showcase their talent in a professional concert format, and at one of the larger concert venues in the St. Louis area.” 

Tickets for i-FEST are $15.00 in advance of the concert starting July 11, and will be $17.00 at the door. A special internet pre-sale begins on Tuesday July 8th at 5pm CST and will run through Friday, July 11th. Pre-sale tickets for i-FEST go for $10 each and are available online at www.ichannel.fm. 

iChannel is asking fans to i-FEST and the “Battle of the Bands” shows to bring any non-perishable dry or canned goods for donation to the charitable organization "Live Feed" (www.livefeed.org) to support their effort to collect food for the needy.

For more information regarding the upcoming i-FEST 2008 event, please visit the iChannel website at www.ichannel.fm. And to learn more about the new and unique ways that iChannel continues to break through digital media in order to promote independent music artists, please contact iChannel Program Director Ken Williams at (314) 983-6262 or ken@ichannel.fm

About iChannel
iChannel stands for “Independent Artist Channel.”  iChannel is the source of music from the best Independent Artists from around the world, and the premiere destination to be the “First to Hear, First to Know”SM  directly from the originators of new, independent music from all 50 states in the U.S. and 29 other countries.

Produced through Bonneville International Corporation’s St. Louis studios, iChannel provides independent and unsigned artists a high-quality network of radio stations online as well as on HD Radio across the U.S. with a sophisticated presentation to promote and distribute their music, free of charge. Independent Artists connect to key music influencers on iChannel to promote upcoming concerts, share band information and more, right in that moment.
 
iChannel is for those who appreciate the best independent music from across the globe. Listeners tune in daily from all over the world to hear this amazing rotation of music while browsing profiles to discover new artists and their music, see pictures and videos, read blogs, download podcasts of in-studio performances and check reviews from iChannel’s Live on-air DJ’s and other music-oriented contributors. All with the ability to instantly share the discovery with their inner circle and across connected networks through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.

iChannel is owned and operated by Bonneville International (www.bonnint.com) an award-winning, dynamic and diversified media company with television, radio, advertising, and satellite operations in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Salt Lake City.  Known not only as a leader in the industry but also as a values-driven company, Bonneville’s mission is to "Make a Difference" in the communities where it operates. Bonneville is a national leader in providing quality, values-oriented media products and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For more information regarding iChannel, please visit their web site at www.ichannel.fm.

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