2015 Entertainment Press Release

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE      

Contact:
Sharon Fronabarger, New Hope Celebrates President
sharon@newhopecelebrates.com

Antigone Rising to Headline New Hope Celebrates
Block Party May 16th!

Also featuring Christine Martucci, Josh
Zuckerman

 

New Hope
Celebrates is proud to announce the headliner for our 2015 Block Party – Antigone
Rising.  They will appear on the outdoor
stage along with other entertainers Jason Walker, Eryn Woods, Josh Zuckerman
and Christie Martucci.

No one
can deny the momentum behind Antigone Rising! Known for their unique &
electrifying live performances featuring toe-tapping beats and powerful vocals,
Antigone Rising is not just good; they are insanely good and best
experienced live. Since releasing “Whiskey & Wine – Volume
1” on iTunes and the band’s official website last year, the band has not
only kept busy with a non-stop touring schedule but as well with long studio
hours to complete the highly anticipated Volume Two of the double EP
project. 

Antigone
Rising have toured with such A-listers as Aerosmith and The Rolling
Stones; were appointed as cultural ambassadors by the United States government
to tour Israel and the Middle East; and have also played a part in LGBTQ
advocacy, making news when Kristin Ellis-Henderson appeared on the cover of 
Time Magazine with wife Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson (president/CEO
of GLAAD) for a feature on marriage equality.
 

 

Christine Martucci is renowned for her
soulful tenacity, kind-hearted interaction and emotional songwriting, pulling
heart strings and opening minds all across the country.  The New Jersey-based, nationally touring star
picks up new devotees  – the Tucci train
– wherever she goes on the strength of her ardent songwriting and performances
in the vein of Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin.   Josh Zuckerman is a high-spirited and
energetic performer, singer, songwriter and recording artist expanding his
musical horizons with every original song he composes and records.  With guitar, violin or full band, his music
is an infectious mix of rock, alternative and pop, along with soothing ballads,
all electrified with a powerful message of love and self-acceptance.  Performing at a variety of PRIDE Festivals
across the map, has made the hyper-ambitious Woods somewhat of a global
ambassador for tolerance and positive change.
With her unique style and youthful voice, singer Eryn Woods is ready to
dominate the world with her eclectic brand of pop punk.  Out Music Award winner Jason Walker mixes
soul, disco and a generous dose of electro savvy to create his
explosive re-imagining of Taylor Dayne’s pop classic, Tell It To My
Heart.

 

The day
will kick off with the annual pride parade which will start in Lambertville
before crossing the bridge and travelling down Main Street in New Hope.   Watch the parade from excellent viewing
points at The Lambertville House, The New Hope Lambertville Bridge, Karla’s,
John & Peter’s, Havana and Fran’s Pub!  The Parade begins at 11:30am and will conclude
at approximately 1pm.  Following the
parade will be the much anticipated Vendor Fair and Block Party in the parking
lot of one of our signature sponsors, The Bucks County Playhose.  We will cap off the night with a Pride Dance
Party at the Raven Resort.  

For more
information on New Hope Pride which is taking place May 10th through
17th, please visit the New Hope Celebrates website at
www.newhopecelebrates.com, download the New Hope Pride event
app, or pick up the New Hope Celebrates Pride Guide at several local businesses
and the Bucks County Visitors Center at the New Hope Chamber Office.  Please also support key 2015 sponsors Bacardi,
The Raven Resort and The Bucks County Playhouse.

New Hope Celebrates (NHC) is a nonprofit organization
focused on highlighting the history and cultural nuances of New Hope, PA while
stimulating the retail, hospitality, and professional community. NHC is
comprised of a Board that drives activities and events that serve the diverse
LGBT populace through the creation and promotion of marketing opportunities,
educational activities, and cultural events. One such event is the annual, week
long PRIDE celebration held in May.  Since 2003, NHC has organized events that
recognize the strong LGBT presence in New Hope and celebrated the history and
culture of our scenic river town. Funding generated through New Hope Celebrates
events is channeled back into our community to support our neighbors in
collaborative business and cultural initiatives that make New Hope a great
place for residents and visitors alike.

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