29 Apr

JEFFERSON STARSHIP AND LITTLE RIVER BAND HEADLINE THE POWERSTATION EVENTS CONCERT SERIES AT THE TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HARTFORD, Conn., April 29, 2014 – The Travelers Championship is pleased to announce that Jefferson Starship and Little River Band will headline the Powerstation Events Concert Series during tournament week. Little River Band is scheduled to perform on Friday, June 20, and Jefferson Starship is scheduled to play on Saturday, June 21. The concerts will begin at approximately 7 p.m. – soon after the last golfer of the day finishes his round – and will be held in the SUBWAY® Fan Zone located near the center of the course.

“The Powerstation Events Concert Series continues to be a staple at our tournament, bringing top acts to Connecticut for our fans to enjoy at no additional cost to the ticketholder,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “These acts, mixed with seeing golf from one of our strongest player fields in the tournament’s history, will be a thrill for our fans.”

Fans can attend the Powerstation Events Concert Series by purchasing an Any One Day Ticket, which provides access to the tournament and all of the entertainment throughout the day. Powerstation Events is the premier name in event entertainment and production in Connecticut. Since their humble beginnings in 1983, Powerstation Events has gone on to serve more than 20,000 various events of all different sizes and types throughout the state.

“It is with great pleasure that for the third consecutive year we present the Powerstation Events Concert Series at the Travelers Championship,” said Al Vagnini, president of Powerstation Events. “To produce a music concert amidst the backdrop of a PGA TOUR event is a truly unique and excellent concept and our team couldn’t be more proud to partner with the Travelers Championship to stage this great event and to support the many charities that the Travelers Championship benefits.”

Jefferson Starship is an iconic psychedelic rock group, earning considerable success in the 1970s and 80s. From 1974 to 1987, the band had 10 straight studio albums certified either platinum or gold, including the multi-platinum “Red Octopus,” which reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The group has also had three singles reach No. 1 on the charts: “We Built This City,” “Sara,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” The band has remained active, having released a new album in 2013 entitled “Loveless Fascination.”

Little River Band is an Australian rock band and one of the most significant bands in that country’s history. They’ve had tremendous success in the U.S. as well, earning 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” and many more. Their albums “Sleeper Catcher,” and “First Under the Wire” both went platinum in the late 1970s, while albums “Diamantina Cocktail” and “Time Exposure” were certified gold. The band has sold more than 25 million records worldwide.

The Powerstation Events Concert Series is just one of the many featured events of the 2014 Travelers Championship, which will be held at TPC River Highlands from June 16 to 22. This year’s player field is one of the deepest and most competitive in tournament history, and includes two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, reigning champion Ken Duke and more. To learn more about the concerts and other special events, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com.

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 About the Travelers Championship

As the only PGA TOUR event in the Northeast in early summer, the Travelers Championship is one of the region’s premier sporting events. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. The title sponsor of the event is Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto and business. Travelers has been doing business in the community for more than 150 years and today has more than 7,000 employees in Connecticut. The Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR, Travelers has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952, becoming title sponsor in 2007. Complete details are available on www.TravelersChampionship.com.

About Powerstation Events

Since 1983, Powerstation Events of Cheshire, CT has provided production, entertainment and event services to individual clients, corporations and non-profit organizations. The company has grown to become Connecticut’s only true one-stop event resource, offering virtually all of the essential ingredients for a successful event. In their 31st year, Powerstation Events is truly at the top of the industry when it comes to longevity and professionalism. With its original founders at the helm, close to 50 full and part-time employees and its large, comprehensive inventory, the company is laser-focused on serving the needs of its customers. Their services include audio/visual, staging, lighting, DJs, musicians, entertainers, videography, photography, drape & decor, event planning & design, event rentals and much more. The professionals at Powerstation Events work closely with their clients, helping to eliminate stress and to bring their events to life. Powerstation Events knows the goal of any event is complete success and they strive to ensure their client’s expectations are not only met but also far exceeded. They continue to grow by offering the finest services and systems in the market and by forming lasting partnerships with their clients.

In 2014, the company’s founder and President, Al Vagnini, was nominated as “Corporate Event Producer of the Year” at the Event Solutions National Spotlight Awards in Las Vegas. Mr. Vagnini was one of just five final nominees from hundreds of applicants nationwide. His nomination resulted in large part from his work with the Travelers Championship as well as some of Connecticut’s other signature, large-scale events.

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