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Cricket's Muve Music® Proudly Sponsors Capitol Street Party 5

~ Free Concert in Nashville Benefits the Wounded Warrior Project

~~ Offers Fans Opportunity to Win Pit Passes to the Show

~~ A Few Lucky Winners Will Win A Meet and Greet with Luke Bryan, Kelleigh Bannen and Jon Pardi

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Wireless is going country again and bringing its popular Muve Music service to the 2012 Capitol Street Party 5.  Cricket is proud to be the Stage Level sponsor of this year's event, which brings its wildly popular, and free-to-the-public, street party to Lower Broadway.  The event features headliner Luke Bryan along with up-and-coming artists Kelleigh Bannen and Jon Pardi.  Cricket and Muve Music will be on-site to get the party started early with an interactive fan experience, fun giveaways and demonstrations of its award-winning Muve Music service.  Muve Music is the first music service designed specifically for a wireless phone offering unlimited song downloads, ringtones and ringback tones from a catalog of millions of songs.

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"This is definitely not a party to miss!" shares Luke Bryan. "We promise to make this a great night of music in the heart of Nashville."

Muve Music fans are increasingly consuming country music on the service and are always on the lookout for new, up-and-coming artists and bands within the Country music genre. As Muve Music's overall catalog of songs continues to grow, the service is expanding its library of Country music to meet this ever-growing demand.  Country music fans are not only listening to popular hits by award-winning artists, but also leveraging Muve Music's unlimited music download platform to discover new Country music artists.

"Connecting artists and fans is what Muve Music is all about and we're thrilled to bring that experience to Capitol Street Party 5 this year," said Geoff Edds, senior manager, label management and artist programs for Muve Music.  "We're excited to partner with Capitol Nashville and the other sponsors to present a great night of Country music for fans while also raising money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project."

The Capitol Street Party is one of the most exciting events we do all year," explains Cindy Mabe, SVP, Marketing, Capitol Records Nashville.  "Bringing our street party ambassador and country music superstar Luke Bryan to headline a free show for our town of Nashville will insure this is the biggest party we throw all year long.  This party represents what's great about this city…it's all about the music."

Capitol Street Party 5

Cricket has teamed up with other sponsors Wrangler, Middle Tennessee State University, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Carl Black Chevrolet, United States Marine Corps, Concrete / TEC Direct Media, The Tennessean, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, Live at LongHorn, WSIX, WKDF, WSM, Whiskey Bent Saloon, Silver Dollar Saloon, and Bootleggers Inn to sponsor Capitol Street Party 5 benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. This exciting event, headlined by Luke Bryan, was created to reinvigorate the label's presence within the industry and the Nashville community by bringing back the camaraderie and Music Row celebrations of years past.

The event is free to the public and will be held on Wednesday, October 17, and the music starts at 7 p.m. on the outdoor stage on Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).  Headliner Luke Bryan will be joined on stage by up-and-coming Country artists Kelleigh Bannen and Jon Pardi

For a chance to win an up-front view of the performers can visit select Nashville Cricket stores to enter to win a pair of Cricket Wireless Pit Passes (25 pairs of pit pass will be awarded).  In addition, 10 lucky fans will also have the opportunity to win passes for artist meet and greets with Luke Bryan, Kelleigh Bannen and Jon Pardi.  For more information or to enter-to-win, please visit one of the following Nashville-area Cricket locations:

Cricket Wireless

5251 Hickory Hollow Parkway

Antioch, TN  37013

Cricket Wireless

796 Rivergate Parkway

Goodlettsville, TN  37072

*Register-to-win by 10/16/12, winners will be notified by phone

For more information about Muve Music, visit www.muvemusic.com, and for Cricket's dynamic device lineup, visit www.mycricket.com. To follow Cricket's latest news and updates online, go to Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving approximately 6 million customers. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

About Luke Bryan

Country superstar Luke Bryan has had quite a year, celebrating three back-to-back Platinum singles "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)", "I Don't Want This Night To End" and "Drunk On You," all from his Platinum-certified album, tailgates & tanlines. The Leesburg, GA native has achieved 5 career #1 singles and is currently on the road with Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party tour, in addition to headlining his own dates and gearing up for his upcoming Farm Tour. Last week, Luke received two nominations for the 46th Annual CMA Awards, for "Male Vocalist of the Year," as well as, "Album of the Year" for tailgates & tanlines.

SOURCE Cricket Communications



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