The Black Broadcasting Network Named Associate Sponsor of the Legendary Budweiser Superfest Kicking Off on August 5th

July 12, 2010

LOS ANGELES, July 12 /PRNewswire/ — The Black Broadcasting Network, America’s newest 24-hour urban cable channel, has been named associate sponsor of the legendary Budweiser Superfest. The tour, produced by Live Nation and Haymon Events begins on August 5th with 18 stops at a mix of amphitheaters and arenas across the country featuring the best of today’s R&B favorites with Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn and more.

“The Black Broadcasting Network’s involvement as a co-sponsor of the Budweiser Superfest bolsters our commitment to drive the network beyond its core,” says Troy “DollarBill” Ramsey, Vice President of Entertainment for Black Broadcasting Network.

“The Black Broadcasting Network is a vibrant young television network with a loyal urban based audience making them a perfect match to integrate their brand as associate sponsor of the Budweiser Superfest,” said Russell Wallach, President of the Live Nation Network.

The Budweiser Superfest is part of a series of show sponsorships planned with the Black Broadcasting Network and Live Nation.

Budweiser Superfest begins in Cleveland at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City and continues through September 5th at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas. Tickets for shows in Charlotte, New Orleans and Memphis go on sale on July 17th. Tickets for all other markets are available now at LiveNation.com.

                           Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower
    5-Aug   Cleveland      City
    6-Aug    D.C.         Jiffy Lube Live
    7-Aug   New York      Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    8-Aug    Beach        Virginia Beach Amphitheater
    13-Aug  Oakland       Sleep Train Pavilion
    14-Aug  Los Angeles   Gibson Amphitheatre
    19-Aug  Miami         American Airlines Arena
    20-Aug  Atlanta       Chastain Park Amphitheatre
    21-Aug  Greensboro    Greensboro Coliseum Complex
    22-Aug  Memphis       Desoto Center
    26-Aug  St. Louis     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis
    27-Aug  Chicago       Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
    28-Aug  Detroit       Fox Theatre
    29-Aug  Philadelphia  Susquehanna Bank Center
    2-Sep   Charlotte     Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre
    3-Sep   New Orleans   New Orleans Arena
    4-Sep   Houston       Toyota Center
    5-Sep   Dallas        Superpages.com Center

Complete ticket and tour information is available at LiveNation.com.

About Black Broadcasting Network

Black Broadcasting Network (BBN), America’s newest 24-hour urban cable channel created specifically for today’s hip, urban viewer. We deliver a mix of movies, sports and original programming, providing our audience with the latest in black films, music, comedy, and positive urban lifestyle programming. Our viewers will get programming they can’t find anywhere else, appealing to a hipper, younger audience while delivering current and modern entertainment they crave. For more information, log onto www.blackbroadcasting.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show. In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

SOURCE Live Nation

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