SOURCE: Penn's Landing Corporation

August 08, 2008 12:20 ET

Say Good Bye to Summer at Radio 104.5's Totally Free Concert at Penn's Landing

Candlebox Reunites and Returns to the Stage After 10 Years

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - August 8, 2008) - Radio 104.5 celebrates the end of Summer by offering a day of free, live music at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Waterfront views and great music come at an unbelievable price -- FREE! Recently reunited CANDLEBOX, who just released their first album in ten years, headline Radio 104.5's Totally Free Concert and showcase rock music that has the potential to vault them back into the national spotlight! This event is the perfect way to say good-bye to Summer and kick off the new school year! It will be a jam-packed day of entertainment on Saturday, August 30 with gates opening at 1:00 p.m. and bands beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, located on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to see some of the best rock talents in the business for FREE!

Recently reunited Candlebox dropped their long awaited, first full length album in ten years, "Into the Sun" featuring the hit single "Stand" on July 22, 2008. With a polished, blues-based sound, CANDLEBOX has sold over 4 million albums in the U.S. alone. High profile tours with Living Colour, Rush and Metallica helped propel the band to the top of the charts with hit singles such as "Far Behind" and "You." The band gets back in touch with their fans on their 2008 summer tour, traveling from Hollywood, California to Buffalo, New York and stopping on the way to headline Radio 104.5's Totally Free Concert. Their time apart has nurtured chemistry and mutual personal evolution beyond that which permanently entrenched them on rock radio playlists with the likings of Nirvana and Pearl Jam.


Opening Performances

Radio 104.5 delivers a cross-section lineup of familiar bands, exciting new bands and premiers some of the areas awesome local talent. Give and Take and All or Nothing are two local bands that have established a following validating their opening performances in the lineup of this explosive rock concert. Natives of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, the five guys of Give and Take proclaim themselves to be "regular dudes who jam and write songs." Lead vocalist Matt, guitarists Jason and Ian, bassist Paul and drummer Tom make it self-evident in their new recording "Right Here Right Now." All or Nothing features four girls from Asbury, New Jersey who came together in December of 2007. In 2008, All or Nothing won the BlueCross River Rink Battle of the Bands. Lead vocalist Alexa plays rhythm guitar, Ashley plays lead guitar, Kelly plays bass and Laura resides on drums. Currently in the process of recording, this all girl band doesn't seem to champion their "rock band," they want people to recognize they're in a "girl band!"


The first band ever on Radio 104.5's Live at Five show, Dosoto Jones follows a rock n roll philosophy of no-bull and powerful delivery. Cherry Hill natives Desoto Jones have their own eclectic tastes but share the love of the music they create together. The three Staszewski brothers and long-time friends, Ean Kyler and Chris Gill can be heard playing live on August 8th on Radio 104.5. Their gripping and emotional blend of rock music was selected for Radio 104.5's free concert after Radio 104.5 brought the band into the station to perform live and decided to put them on a compilation album the station plans to release. After releasing their full length album "Aurora," ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY gave the group the coveted spot as one the bands to "break in 2008." MTV regularly uses their music in 8 shows that are currently airing.


Next to take the stage will be Carolina Liar. Frontman Chad Wolf's songs effortlessly tow the line between infectious pop music and a deeper, darker rock discourse. "There's been so much manufactured stuff, but I wanted something that you can stand behind," Chad explains, "where you can defend each and every verse." Chad's belief in the music eventually brought him to Atlantic Records. With their songs recently featured during MTV's show, "The Hills," Wolf now has the platform and support he has needed to let his music reach the world.


Local H are regarded for their powerful sound and unique two-man lineup with Scott Lucas on vocals and guitar and Brian St. Clair on drums, Local H is known for derisive lyrics, heavy guitars and feedback, energetic live shows, and an active relationship with their fans. Local H dropped their seventh album on May 13, 2008, titled "12 Angry Months." "12 Angry Months" is Local H's first new studio album since 2004's "Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?" The band performs regularly and stops at Radio 104.5's Totally Free Concert on their national 2008 summer tour.

Radio 104.5 will be on site to mingle with their listeners. Program Director for Radio 104.5 Johnny Allers and Assistant Program Director Wendy Rollins will host the day's events. "As a relatively new station, we though this would be a great service to provide for our audience and help integrate ourselves into the Philadelphia area community," said Allers.

Radio 104.5 Totally Free Concert is proudly sponsored by the CW Philly 57. CW is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation. Admission is FREE for Radio 104.5's Free Concert.

Radio 104.5 is WRFF, a Clear Channel radio station, serving the Tri-State with a fresh approach by acting on input from advertisers and listeners. Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods, through Motorola's iRadio cell-phone service, and via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at

Public Programming at Penn's Landing would not be possible without our presenting sponsor Independence Blue Cross and the continued support of PECO, Bank of America, Pennsylvania Lottery, Live Nation and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, all of whom are committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia community.

Penn's Landing Corporation is the non-profit organization responsible for funding and producing public programming on the Great Plaza, Philadelphia's Delaware Waterfront Park. Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2008 Summer Season at Penn's Landing. All events produced by Penn's Landing Corporation are FREE to the public and on the Great Plaza, the heart of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier riverfront entertainment destination.

For more information and event details, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit The Penn's Landing Corporation website is a virtual resource for the waterfront which can help visitors plan to easily park, play and stay all day at Penn's Landing.