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The Arizona State Fair is back and ready to sizzle

The Arizona State Fair is back again and is better than ever! There is an activity for people of every age and taste. The classic attractions combined with some brand new additions will keep the whole family entertained! The Fair will be taking place between Oct.11th and Nov.3rd. The gates will open at noon on Wednesday through Friday, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission to the the Arizona State Fair is $10 for adults; $5 for seniors (ages 55+) and kids (ages 15-13); children under 5-years-old are free. Fairgoers can enjoy more Fair fun for less, by taking advantage of the plethora of online and onsite deals and discounts available.

This year the Fair has added six new Midway rides, a Star Trek exhibition, Tyzen tFair 3he Hypnotist, and more. When guests need a little rest they can take advantage of the two all new respite areas. One is The Hangout, which is geared towards adults, and an indoor PlaySpace that features fun activities for kids eight and under.

The 129th annual Arizona State Fair will still host its concert series that features  artists from multiple genres and generations. Legendary headliners such as Jerry Lewis, Trace Adkins, ZZ TOP, The Wanted, Prince Royce, and Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion will all be preforming. Additional acts fairgoers can enjoy for free with paid Fair admission include Alabama Shakes, Zendaya, Billy Currington,  Megadeth, Old School Jam, and the KIDZ BOP KIDS first live concert.

People can also attend sporting events such as Demolition Derby, All-Indian Rodeo, and BMX Freestyle Team. Or enter Coco’s Pie Eating competition, and Sonic’s Frozen T-shirt Contest. Activities will also include fan favorites like, Beerfest presented by Hensley Craft Beer Division, the Great American Petting Zoo, High Fly’n Zip Lines, and Kerr’s Farm Tours presented by Arizona Milk Producers.

The 129th annual Arizona State Fair will be located at 26 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007

Memorial Day concert in Greer

Kierland Developers Host Memorial Day Weekend Concert In Greer

Escape the 100-degree weather this Memorial Day weekend and head to the White Mountains for Hidden Meadow Ranch’s Boots, BBQ and Beer concert on Sunday, May 27th.

Providing first-rate accommodations and service is second nature at Hidden Meadow Ranch. The owners, Tim and Casey Bolinger of Greenbrier Southwest Corporation, were integrally involved in the development of Kierland in northeast Phoenix and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain community near Tucson. Combining their resort and development expertise with their interests in horseback riding, snow skiing and fly fishing, the Bolingers and their team, led by General Manager Jane Lenci, have created a luxury lodging experience at Hidden Meadow Ranch that complements the naturally beautiful, secluded setting, while providing a range of recreational activities and high level of service and comfort in all four seasons.

Starting at 5 p.m., a limited number of concert goers can enjoy burgers, baby back ribs, chicken and hot dogs, along with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks for just $50, including the live music performance. Beer and cocktails are extra. Memorial Weekend Lodge guests at Hidden Meadow Ranch get all of this included in their stay. After the barbeque, Arrowheart, an all-female country group from Arizona, will take to the stage.

“Nothing beats barbeque and great live music on Memorial Day weekend,” said Jane Lenci, General Manager of Hidden Meadow Ranch. “The ladies of Arrowheart bring a country flare that we love up here at Hidden Meadow Ranch. Now if we could just get them to write a song about the Ranch!”

The popularity of Arrowheart is rising rapidly in the Southwest. The three lead singers, Alexis Driscoll, Erin Beaty & Julia Frys are known for their vocal harmonies and great live performances. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album.

Guests who want to make a weekend out of it can book a stay at Hidden Meadow Ranch for Memorial Day weekend. For guests who stay in our 900-square-foot luxurious log cabins, the concert and BBQ will be included at no extra cost.

For more information on Hidden Meadow Ranch or to make reservations, please visit www.hiddenmeadow.com or call (928) 333-1000.

Lynne King Smith, CEO of TicketForce

TicketForce Jumps Ahead Of Competition With Facebook App

For all you concert junkies, Facebook now meets concerts as TicketForce has just made purchasing tickets online even easier, joining forces with said social media platform.

Lynne King Smith, CEO of TicketForce, announced they will be merging ticket sales with the social media powerhouse in hopes to create an all-inclusive process for potential concert goers.

“We push the mark,” Smith said. “[We] take it a step further and have everything right in front you – [a] buy tickets tab.”

TicketForce acknowledges the impact of social media, as Facebook has jumped to the No. 2 spot in all U.S. Internet traffic in 2010 — just behind powerhouse Google, according to Alexa.com.

ConcertTicketForce’s website advocates to “Take your ticketing Social,” and that’s exactly what they’re doing with Facebook. The social media giant Facebook has crossed borders other social media sites such as Myspace and Friendster never have.  Facebook — in comparison to Myspace and Friendster — provide users a more professional and legitimate medium for online marketing and sales.

Smith strongly acknowledged the influence of the social media explosion in recent years, which allows TicketForce to be “very fluid and flexible…the company is able to respond [to customers] instantaneously.”

Smith said TicketForce initially developed the idea a year and a half ago but just recently gathered the company and developers together to make it a reality.  As this Mesa-based company continues to grow, they recognize the downfall of many ticketing agencies.

Smith made the point of minimal processing fees, which over the years Ticketmaster has increased.

However, TicketForce utilizes white label ticketing solutions, which in effect removes private agencies from the purchasing process and “makes the ticketing process more relationship based,” Smith said.  This allows for minimal fees, usually between $.50 and $2.00.

TicketForce offers an all-inclusive website where customers can utilize a user-friendly guide to shows playing nearby, a live Twitter stream and links to various other social media sites including Facebook.

“Our approach to business is to stay out of the way,” Smith said, and she stresses how important positive customer relations is for their business.

TicketForce has truly expanded their influence in the ticketing world far beyond Maricopa County.  They offer tickets in 48 states and Canada, and show no signs of slowing down.

TicketForce

For more information, visit www.Ticketforce.com, or check them out on Facebook.