Ellensburg Rodeo Joins TicketForce Family

23 Jul

Ellensburg RodeoWe are thrilled to welcome our newest client, Ellensburg Rodeo, to the TicketForce family. Ellensburg Rodeo will utilize TicketForce’s scanning services along with Mobile and Facebook ticketing solutions for its 10,000 seat annual rodeo.

Ellensburg Rodeo began in 1923 and has grown from a local competition among ranch hands to a professional event with more than 600 contestants and prize money in excess of $400,000. Located in Ellensburg, Wa., the Ellensburg Rodeo is the final stop on the Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour and hosts the World Finale of PRCA’s Extreme Bulls Tour. The 10,000 seat rodeo also hosts some of the largest rodeo competitions in the U.S. and is one of the top 10 professional rodeos in America.

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Celebrity Theatre Passes First Round of Historic Preservation

22 Jul

Celebrity Theatre Passes First Round of Historic PreservationHere at TicketForce, we like to brag about our amazing clients and their success stories. Today, we would like to recognize Celebrity Theatre whom recently passed the first round of historic preservation for its building. We are so excited to share this great news about the third oldest venue in Phoenix being one step closer to becoming a recognized part of Arizona’s rich history.

As Celebrity Theatre’s 50th birthday approaches, Kelli Kereny, Production Manager at Celebrity Theatre, feels that it is time for the building to be recognized not only for its mid-century modern architecture, but also for its significant contribution to Arizona’s entertainment industry.

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#MusicWrap: Spotify Tackles the Topic of Music Piracy

19 Jul

#MusicWrapEvery week, TicketForce brings you trending news surrounding one of four industries: music, theatre, sports or racing. This week’s #musicwrap discusses the hottest music streaming service, Spotify, and its recent study on sales-to-piracy ratios.

It’s a well-known fact that music streaming services have greatly impacted the music industry over the years – some say for the better, while others say it’s for the worse.

Spotify, the latest music streaming service to take off, is being accused of having a negative impact on sales. To confront this accusation, Spotify published ‘Adventures in the Netherlands’, a study on music piracy. To read the full study, click here.

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ChirpVision Debuts at Bonnaroo

16 Jul

ChirpVision Debuts at BonarooA new kind of performer took the stage at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – a technology company. ChirpVision, an app that provides smartphone users with free live streaming video, debuted its revolutionary app and forever changed the way in which festival attendees experience live events.

ChirpVision, founded by Robert Bianchi and Dan Mclane during the mobile device boom, first made a proposal to provide a wireless network and app for Bonnaroo back in March 2013.

After quite a bit of convincing, the deal was sealed and ChirpVision successfully allowed Bonnaroo attendees to watch several live concerts in real time on their phones throughout the festival.

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#TheatreWrap: Street Theatre Company Brings Back the 80s

12 Jul

Dancin' in the Street

Every week, TicketForce brings you an update on the world of theatre, music, sports or racing. This week’s #theatrewrap features Street Theatre Company’s 80s-inspired fundraiser.

Street Theatre Company is “a non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering professional, affordable and accessible theatre, music and arts education in Nashville”. On August 18, Street Theatre Company will host its annual fundraiser.

Attendees of this event will help Street Theatre Company continue to produce quality productions and provide a variety of youth programs such as voice, piano, acting and more to children as young as five years old.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Ticketing Innovation and Service

10 Jul

TicketForce Celebrates a Perfect 10We are thrilled to announce that TicketForce is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month. We’re kicking it all off during IAVM VenueConnect, held from July 27-30 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

We’ll be celebrating our anniversary in New Orleans like never before – Great Gatsby style! If you’re attending VenueConnect, be sure to stop by booth #735 to sip on a martini in our keepsake glass, take a photo in our 20’s inspired photo booth, and take a ticketing demo.

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Sunset Strip Music Festival Returns for a Sixth Year

9 Jul

Sunset Strip Music Festival Returns for a Sixth YearThe Sunset Strip Music Festival is returning for a sixth year and is expected to be better than ever. The festival, which takes place on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, allows fans to get together and celebrate the music and icons of the world-renowned home of rock and roll known as the Sunset Strip.

Nic Adler, a VP of the Sunset Strip Business Association and one of the producers of the festival, described the festival by saying, “It’s an open house on the Sunset Strip. Lots of people have been to the Roxy or the Whiskey [A Go-Go], but not on the same night. Or they’ve been to the Rainbow, but not all the different restaurants.”

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#RacingWrap: NASCAR Green’s Electric Car Initiative

5 Jul

#RacingWrap: NASCAR Green's Electric Car Initiative Every week, TicketForce brings you news on a hot topic in the world of racing, sports, music or theatre. This week’s #racingwrap features NASCAR Green’s fifth year using green technologies and educating NASCAR fans about the environment.

NASCAR has been making great strides in the green movement lately. With energy-efficient raceways, recycling programs, wildlife habitat preservation and even tree planting programs, NASCAR has become a leader in sustainability.

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Honoring the Fallen this Fourth of July

4 Jul

Happy Fourth of July

This Fourth of July, we remember the fallen Hotshot crew who gave their lives protecting others in the Yarnell fire. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of those 19 brave firefighters. Please keep the Prescott community in your thoughts this weekend.

We would also like to thank everyone who has fought and continues to fight for our independence. We hope that everyone has a safe holiday.

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Using Video Apps to Promote Events

2 Jul

VineStaying on top of the latest social media outlets and apps can be tough. We get it – that’s why we create social media toolkits and social media webinars for our awesome clients. Sometimes things change so quickly that it’s hard to keep up, and that’s why today we’re going to give you an update on the world of video apps.

If you’ve tuned into our webinars in the past, you’ve learned how to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and more to attract customers and sell more tickets. Well, now it’s time to learn how to use something entirely new – video apps. Vine launched in early 2013 and has had users sharing six second videos all over their social media networks ever since. If you’re unfamiliar with Vine, it is an app that allows you to take video snippets and create looping videos.

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