MEDFORD, Ore. (Sep. 4, 2019)
U.S. Cellular will celebrate its 30th anniversary of offering wireless service in the Medford area by hosting a FREE concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore on Oct. 4th at the Bi-Mart Amphitheater in Central Point.
Macklemore, a hip-hop artist and songwriter from Seattle, WA, has won four Grammy Awards including Best Rap Album 2014 (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. As of August 2019, the music video "Thrift Shop" has amassed 1.3 billion views on YouTube.com. Collectively Macklemore's music videos have been viewed over 2.7 billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single. Macklemore was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award from MusiCares in 2019, in recognition of his commitment to helping others in the addiction recovery process.
"We are thrilled to have Macklemore, a global superstar, for this free event as we celebrate 30 years of service in Medford," said Erryn Andersen, U.S. Cellular's director of sales for the northwest. "Our longstanding commitment to southern Oregon is a source of pride for all of us at U.S. Cellular, and as a dedicated member of the community, we hope music fans will join us for what is sure to be an incredible concert."
Free tickets will be available at select U.S. Cellular retail stores in Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass later this month. The locations and date information are available at www.USCellularCelebrates.com. Tickets will be distributed in pairs on a first-come, first-served basis, to customers and non-customers 16 years or older. Each store will have a limited quantity of tickets.
In addition to providing free entry to the show for the community, U.S. Cellular will host a sweepstakes for VIP tickets. One grand prize winner will receive two VIP tickets to the show with access to an artist meet & greet, a merchandise package and a $50 concessions voucher, while 30 first prize winners will receive two VIP tickets*. Fans can enter at www.USCellularCelebrates.com. U.S. Cellular customers will also have the opportunity to enter the general admission seating area 30 minutes earlier than the general public.
The Bi-Mart Amphitheater is located at the Jackson County Expo (1 Peninger Road, Central Point, Oregon 97502). Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 4 for the 7:00 p.m. concert. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Parking is available in the large, central lot on Peninger Road in front of the Seven Feathers Arena. Security protocol for this show will be standard. Visitors should be prepared to comply with metal detection and other security screening requirements before entering the arena. More information is available at https://www.attheexpo.com.
*No Purchase is necessary to enter. Participants must be an Oregon resident 18 years of age or older. For complete details, see Official Rules at www.USCellularCelebrates.com.
About U.S. Cellular
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For more information, contact:
Ashley Clark, Public Relations Counsel
Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular