SOURCE: Ticketfly

Ticketfly

January 20, 2011 11:00 ET

Ticketfly Enters Into Agreements With Outback Concerts and Monqui Presents

Momentum Continues in the New Year With Signing of Two Leading Independent Promoters

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) -  

News Facts:

  • Ticketfly, the fastest growing, independent ticketing and social marketing company in the U.S.A., today announced that it has been selected as the ticketing, social marketing and website provider for Outback Concerts and Monqui Presents.
  • Outback Concerts, one of the top 10 promoters in the United States, selling in excess of one million tickets per year, will instantly become one of Ticketfly's largest clients.
    • This partnership will help expand Ticketfly's footprint throughout North America -- from Outback's headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Monqui Presents is one of the most respected independent promoters in the Pacific Northwest, selling nearly two hundred and fifty thousand tickets annually.
    • As the exclusive ticketer for Monqui Presents, Ticketfly will now issue tickets for the Wonder Ballroom and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, as well as the Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend, Ore. and other events managed by Monqui.
  • These agreements highlight the appetite for an integrated ticketing, social marketing and website solution by the leading independent event promoters in the country.
  • With these partnerships, numerous venues in the Outback and Monqui families across North America will now have access to Ticketfly's social marketing platform, integrated email newsletter, hosted, mobile-optimized websites, and client-branded iPhone apps, as well as the automatic publishing of events to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Tickets are currently on sale for events and shows from Outback Concerts and tickets from Monqui Presents will be available in February.

Quotes:

Attributable to Andrew Dreskin, CEO of Ticketfly
Welcoming Monqui and Outback, two of the biggest and best promoters in the U.S., to the Ticketfly family is a major milestone. As we look ahead to 2011, partnerships like these will help us continue to be the ticketing and social marketing platform of choice for the top venues and promoters. Having forward thinking promoters like Monqui and Outback choose Ticketfly highlights the desire to replace legacy ticketing systems with a progressive, integrated platform.

Attributable to Michael Smardak, CEO of Outback Concerts
I see their vision.

Attributable to Anthony Bayles, Marketing Director of Monqui Presents
In today's economy we find it vital to partner with a company like Ticketfly who understands the needs and demands of not only the live concert industry but, more importantly, the needs of the concert goer, the lifeblood of the industry, to have ready access to tickets at affordable prices.

About Ticketfly:
Ticketfly is the fastest-growing, independent ticketing and social marketing platform. Ticketfly offers event promoters next-generation ticketing and powerful website and social marketing tools, saving them time and money. Ticketfly was created by the team who first brought event ticketing to the Web. Recently, Fast Company named Ticketfly one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music and Billboard called Ticketfly one of the Five Hot Digital Music Companies to Watch. For more information on Ticketfly, visit www.ticketfly.com.

About Outback Concerts:
Nashville based Outback Concerts of Tennessee Inc. is dedicated to the business of concert promotions. Outback Concerts was founded by Michael Smardak in 1997 and has grown into one of the premier concert promotions companies. Outback concerts has been nominated for and won promoter of the year multiple times in the past 10 years by Billboard, the Academy of Country Music, the International Entertainment Buyer Association and Pollstar. Please visit www.outbackconcerts.com for more information about the company.

About Monqui Presents:
Since forming in 1983, Monqui Presents, the leading independent Northwest concert promoter, has produced hundreds of thousands of shows, selling millions upon millions of tickets from Eugene, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia. Monqui's only booking agenda along the way is, and has been, to bring amazing artists, of every musical genre from country to indie rock and everything in between, to music fans in the Northwest. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Monqui owns and operates Portland's Wonder Ballroom and exclusively books Portland's Doug Fir Lounge plus Oregon's top two outdoor amphitheaters: Bend's Les Schwab Amphitheater and McMenamins Historic Edgefield in Portland.

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