EVV CO-HOSTS NATIONAL AIRPORT VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MAY

Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) is among more than 20 North American airports who will come together, next week, for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music.

April 28, 2020 11:15

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April 28, 2020

EVV AMONG AIRPORTS TO CO-HOST NATIONAL VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 

Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) is among more than 20 North American airports who will come together, next week, for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. 

Evansville, Ind. – For one night only, 23 airports across North America will come together for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from the “Live Music Capital of the World” in Austin, Texas, the free, multi-hour livestream will take place at 5 p.m. CST on May 6, on participating airports’ Facebook Live. Each airport will feature a musician local to their city in support of the creative community during the COVID-19 crisis.

Participating airports include:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) – host
  • Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
  • Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)
  • Evansville Regional Airport (EVV)
  • Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
  • John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Yeager Airport (CRW)

“For so many airports across North America, live music entertainment in the terminal has become a fun way to delight and engage passengers,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. 

“Despite the sudden and significant drop in passenger traffic at North America’s airports because of the coronavirus health pandemic, this effort by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and many other North American airports provides a unique opportunity to connect with their passengers. We look forward to hearing these musicians again in airport terminals soon.”

The lineup features a diverse range of acts, representing each city’s unique music culture. The full lineup for the Festival will be released later this week. Austin’s Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez, will perform and host the event.

Festival viewers will be able to tip musicians throughout the performance and learn about organizations assisting the communities in each city. Viewers can also join in the celebration using the hashtag #JetStreamFest.

“On behalf of EVV and Indiana’s Great Southwest, we’re honored to be a part of this collaborative effort to showcase the diverse music culture of the Greater Evansville Region, where even during the most challenging of times, we continue to come together to assist our neighbors in our communities and across the globe, as ‘e is for everyone,’ and we’re all in this together,” said Nate Hahn, EVV Executive Director. “Just as airports connect people to other people and places, music, by way of this unique partnership with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, also serves as a means to continually bring people together and collectively offer support for our musicians and nonprofit organizations.”

Beyond the music, viewers will hear from leadership at many of the airports, including EVV’s Hahn. Airports across North America remain open for essential travel and vital cargo. Employees in these facilities are working around the clock on enhanced cleaning operations, continued airport maintenance and operations, security, and more. Airports are a critical component to the supply chain—including for medical supplies—and continue to provide services for those who must travel.

For more information—including how to tune in, visit: https://facebook.com/events/s/jetstream-music-festival/682379228998614/?ti=icl

The livestream will be brought to you by Streak Systems, a tech concierge focused on creating and maintaining technology systems in your home, work and live events.

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About Evansville Regional Airport

Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) offers competitive-priced connectivity to hundreds of domestic and international destinations with frequent daily flights to five top-rated, major hub cities - Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Detroit, as well as low-cost, nonstop flights to Destin and Orlando, Florida. Served by Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta and United, EVV is an easy, affordable and welcoming gateway to and from southwest Indiana, western Kentucky and southeast Illinois. www.flyevv.com   www.facebook.com/EVVairport   www.twitter.com/FlyEVV

For more information contact:
Leslie Fella
Evansville Regional Airport
Ph: 812.629.8375
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