Heineken USA Renews Their Promise to Grant Consumers Access to Music's Freshest and Hottest Experiences Nationwide

May 24, 2011, 16:25 ET from Heineken USA Inc.

NEW YORK, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heineken is pleased to announce that they will be continuing their tradition of offering discoverable music experiences to their consumers, by expanding their annual summer music program. Heineken Red Star Access, which is the successor to Heineken's popular music programs of the past, Red Star Soul and Inspire, will kick off on June 9th with an exclusive Kanye West presents G.O.O.D. Music event in New York City.

"We are ecstatic to be able to create Red Star Access for and present the program to our consumer base, enhancing our previous programs at the direction of the consumer and ultimately creating a platform that allows us to stay in their circle of dialogue and contribute value to their music experiences," says Tyler White, Urban Brand Manager, Heineken USA.

The Red Star Access program will solidify Heineken's role of granting consumers access to music's freshest and hottest experiences nationwide. The 2011 program differs from its predecessors by allowing Heineken to develop on-going relationships with talent through the support of the artists' agendas. This year, the program will offer some of the most prestigious top-tier talent to bill, along with a tier two performance schedule showcasing the artists' record labels and talent rosters.

In order to share the Red Star Access experience on a larger scale, Heineken has partnered with VEVO to share the original content from the two top-tier performances with consumers across the country. In addition to the top-tier performances, Access includes 18 additional concerts with celebrity female hosts in the following markets: New York, Miami, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit.

Following the Heineken Red Star Access and Kanye West presents G.O.O.D. Music kick off event, the first leg of the tour will commence featuring G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha-T and CyHi The Prynce. The remaining headlining and tier two talent and local market female hosts will be announced closer to date.  Please visit www.RedStar.Heineken.com for additional details and ticketing information.

About Heineken USA

Heineken USA Inc., the nation's premier beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, which is the world's most international brewer. Brands imported into the U.S. include: Heineken Lager, the world's most international beer brand; Heineken Premium Light; Amstel Light, a leading imported light beer brand; Newcastle Brown Ale, the leading imported ale in the United States; and Buckler non-alcoholic brew. Heineken USA is also the exclusive USA importer for the Tecate, Tecate Light, Dos Equis, Sol, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from FEMSA Cerveza of Mexico. Please visit www.EnjoyHeinekenResponsibly.com.

SOURCE Heineken USA Inc.