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IMS Announces 2019/2020 Tour Dates & Locations

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The Press Release:
The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), the industry leader for connecting powersports’ top brands with enthusiasts and buyers, today announced its continued support from key sponsors Progressive, Cycle Gear, and J&P Cycles, as well as its 2019/2020 tour dates and locations, including a new stop in Denver to expand the reach of its overall market. The eight-city tour will provide motorcycle enthusiasts and consumers an opportunity to interact with the latest models coming to market and brand-new accessories, merchandise, and more in the industry today. Actively supporting IMS’ dedication to the growth of the industry and sport, Progressive, the leading motorcycle insurance company and IMS title sponsor since 2010, will continue to work alongside IMS through 2025. Tickets for the 2019/2020 IMS tour will go on sale September 5.
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Playcrafting To Celebrate WorldPride With Original “Graffiti Games” Spotlighting LGBTQ

I’ve been keeping up with the 2019 Play NYC event and if this happening is something brand new to you then you might want to click HERE to learn more about it. Once you’re up to speed you can better appreciate the latest announcement that we’ve documented below.

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The Press Release:
To celebrate the diversity that makes the American gaming industry and New York City so special, Playcrafting – one of the largest game communities in the U.S. – announced today it will unveil five “Graffiti Game” installations created exclusively for the 3rd Annual Play NYC convention on August 10th and 11th at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th Street). As New York City hosts WorldPride and marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this year’s Graffiti Games will honor the voices, talent and impact of LGBTQ community in gaming and the importance of creating a safe space for all to be their authentic selves.

“The Graffiti Games are such a special part of Play NYC because they provide a unique platform for developers to flex their creative muscles and share their personal stories with the world,” said Dan Butchko, Playcrafting’s founder and CEO and organizer for Play NYC. “We’re especially excited about this year’s theme because Playcrafting gets to show its support for these dynamic developers from the LGBTQ community’s efforts to promote inclusivity through games and in their everyday lives. Playcrafting is beyond honored to join NYC in commemorating this important moment for the city and the greater LGBTQ community.”

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Play NYC Game Expo Reveals 1st All-Star Exhibitors

I’ve been keeping up with the 2019 Play NYC event and if this happening is something brand new to you then you might want to click HERE to learn more about it. Once you’re up to speed you can better appreciate the latest announcement that we’ve documented below.

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The Press Release:
The two-month countdown to the 3rd annual Play NYC has begun and Playcrafting revealed today the first 26 exhibitors from studios big and small that will show off their games at the largest, two-day game convention this August 10th and 11th at Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th Street).

“Last year we wanted to bring in more developers than ever before,” says Dan Butchko, Founder & CEO of Playcrafting, the convention organizer. “For 2019, we’re doubling down, making sure we have an even more diverse mix of games and studios that showcase the true essence and impact of the U.S. gaming community. We’re excited to share others who will join this awesome line-up in the weeks ahead.”

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Driftwood Country Music Festival Expands To Austin & Denver

Though we’ll be locked down to our own Music Metropolis at the time of this interesting festival, I wanted to share the latest scoop about it since their publicity channel has provided us with a whole lot of details. Read on and learn more about the Driftwood Country Music Festival…..

The Press Release:
Premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions are pleased to announce the expansion of the acclaimed Driftwood Country Music, Craft Beer & BBQ Festival to include dates in Denver, CO and Austin, TX in September. Both dates will feature performances from country music acts Chase Rice, Michael Ray, Walker Hayes, Seth Ennis, and more, along with over 100 craft beers from some of the best breweries in the nation, and tasty BBQ from some of the region’s top eateries. Details on Driftwood’s flagship 2-day show in Dana Point, CA will be announced later this month.

Each date of Driftwood will include craft beer selections from a ton of local favorites, along with top national breweries. The Denver market will feature craft beer tastings, where craft beer lovers who are 21+ can sample over 100 craft beers from the finest breweries in the nation until 4:00 PM with an initial list of participating breweries including Avery Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Celis Brewing, Colorado Cider Company, Firestone Walker, Flying Man Brewing, FunkWerks, Lone Pint Brewing, Meridian Hive, and Two Wheel Brewing. The Austin market will have various craft beers for purchase, with an initial list of participating breweries including 21st Amendment, Avery Brewing, Big Choice Brewing, Moonlight Brewing Co., Oskar Blues, Renegade Brewing Co., Ska Brewing, and Upslope Brewing. Craft beer tasting options will vary by city according to local alcohol laws and restrictions. Note: Brewery list varies by market. The 2018 Driftwood dates are as follows:
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The New York Coffee Festival Celebrates Its Return To NYC

I must apologize for being a little late to the table with this news but I was on vacation for a few days and not a recipient of the mailer. Fortunately a buddy of mine asked if I knew about it and shared the scoop which I am now sharing with you below. Dig it.

The Press Release: The New York Coffee Festival, New York City’s flagship coffee event, will be celebrating the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in New York City for its 4th consecutive year. With exceptional coffee, as well as food, cocktails, live music and art, it’s an un-missable event for coffee lovers of all levels. This is celebration of community and culture will be returning to the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 12th-14th. Whether you’re a beginner, coffee aficionado, self-confessed coffee geek, or key industry stakeholder, we’re curating our most exciting and immersive program yet. For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com

This year’s event will include over 100 innovative exhibitors, including: Alpha Dominche, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Devocion, Coffee Of Grace, Five Elephant, Gotham Coffee Roasters, Joe Coffee Company, Bluestone Lane, and so many more. The three-day festival will also feature the Coffee Masters – New York barista championship, The Lab program featuring an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops, talks and tastings, the Coffee Music Project, and the Coffee Art Project, as well as:

-Coffee Masters – New York, judged by a panel of leading industry figureheads and featuring the official espresso machine sponsorSlayer Espresso, is a fast-paced knockout battle format that will see 16 baristas showcase their skills head-to-head across a broad range of disciplines. With a prize of $5,000 on the bar, and the prestigious title of Coffee Master – New York, the stakes are high.
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