NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ESSENCE Music Festival and QuintEvents are elevating the fan experience to a new level in 2012 with special, behind-the-scenes access to America's largest annual gathering of African-American music and culture.
The New Orleans extravaganza, which drew over 422,000 for its 17th edition last July, is offering a wide variety of travel, ticket and hospitality packages featuring pre-access to events, premier ticket locations in large blocks so groups can sit together, exclusive in-stadium hospitality, hotel accommodations and transportation through QuintEvents, the Exclusive Official Provider of ESSENCE VIP Ticket, Travel and Hospitality Packages for the Festival.
"The ESSENCE Music Festival is so much more than a concert; so much more than a cultural happening," stated Brian Learst, C.E.O. of QuintEvents, which provides similar services to the NFL, NBA and Kentucky Derby. "It is one of the nation's elite events and there is demand for an 'insider' experience that has a once-in-a-lifetime feel."
"With the size and scope of the Louisiana Superdome and the event infrastructure we have, it's time to add this dimension for our fans," offered ESSENCE General Manager Joy Collins.
The program is named ESSENCE VIP Events and all tickets and amenities are available only from ESSENCE, which owns and operates the world-renowned festival. By purchasing direct from the "Official" source, fans have a one-stop shopping experience for their transportation, hotel accommodations, hospitality and ticket needs, eliminating the uncertainties of purchasing on the secondary market.
Exclusive benefits include:
- Single-source buying from QuintEvents, ESSENCE's Official Travel and Hospitality Provider
- Block group seating
- Food and beverage at on-site hospitality venues
- 30-minute VIP pre-access to Empowerment Seminars and Tradeshow
- Official Essence VIP Events gift bag
- Lanyard and ticket sleeve
- Official ESSENCE Music Festival program
- Ground transportation to and from hotels, Superdome and Convention Center
- Convenient payment terms.
Official ESSENCE VIP Events Ticket Packages can include accommodations at a variety of New Orleans hotels, located just a few blocks from the Louisiana Superdome and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: The Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt Regency, InterContinental, JW Marriott, Westin, Hilton – Riverside, Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center, Holiday Inn – Downtown Superdome and Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center.