State Farm(R) Announces Music Is My Ticket National Program and Latin Billboard Concerts in Select Cities

March 26, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 26 /PRNewswire/ — To support music programs in schools, State Farm has announced a national program to allow music fans in select cities to make a difference in their communities, while also enjoying great musical performances by Latino Billboard 2010 nominated artists. Through specially-branded, interactive State Farm booths, the Music is My Ticket program will collect donated instruments in exchange for two tickets to private concerts the company will also co-sponsor across the country:

      City        Date        Venue               Artists           Start
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    Miami       April 7   Fillmore        Luis Enrique & Jencarlos  8 PM
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    Chicago     April 8   Vlive           Luis Enrique & XTREME     9 PM
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    Houston     April 10  Stereo Live     Luis Enrique & XTREME     9 PM
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    New York    April 15  Nokia Theatre   Luis Enrique & XTREME     8 PM
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    Los Angeles April 17  Wiltern Theatre Dareyes de la Sierra &    8 PM
                                           Compa Chuy
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Fans that make musical instrument donations will also have special early access to the concert venues through a designated entrance, in appreciation for their commitment to music education.

Additionally, State Farm will be giving away free music downloads and, through the miracle of green screen virtual technology, music fans will be able to “take a picture” with a Latin Billboard artist and enjoy activities that will include a splatter paint module, at each State Farm Music is My Ticket booth.

At the end of donation period, all instruments received will be gifted to deserving schools in these cities, along with a monetary donation on behalf of State Farm Insurance® to benefit music education.

“We are proud to bring the excitement of the Latin Billboards to the Hispanic community,” said Pam El, Marketing Vice President at State Farm. “State Farm understands the importance of music education at an early age, and we wish to do what we can to assist music programs in schools,” she added. “State Farm values the importance music plays in the lives of U.S. Latinos and is proud to be the official sponsor of the 21st Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards.”

For more information about State Farm, please visit www.statefarm.com

About State Farm®:

State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm’s 17,700 agents and more than 67,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – almost 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 31 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.

    For additional information, please contact:
    Melissa McKinley                     Vanessa Tartak
    State Farm                           The Axis Agency
    309-766-0625                         323-404-3244
    melissa.mckinley.qxwl@statefarm.com  vtartak@theaxisagency.com

SOURCE State Farm

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