Complimentary viewing of the first episode of “Roadies” to take place in campgrounds of the east coast’s largest music festival
DOVER, DE (June 15, 2016) – Firefly Music Festival announced a partnership with SHOWTIME to air the first episode of their new music series “Roadies” on Wednesday, June 15 at 7pm during the festival’s pre-party. The first public viewing of the series will provide complimentary popcorn and soft drinks and will be available forWednesday premier camping pass holders. “Roadies,” Oscar winner Cameron Crowe’s first original series, debuts on SHOWTIME on June 26 at 10pm ET.
In addition to the episode viewing, SHOWTIME will provide free lockers within the festival for attendees. They’ll also be giving away VIP upgrades throughout festival weekend through a variety of contests.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with SHOWTIME to add this exciting experience to the festival,” says Alex Yount, Sponsorship Sr. Manager of Firefly Music Festival. “The Wednesday pre-party will create the perfect atmosphere for a unique and first-ever viewing experience at Firefly and we’re looking forward to providing our guests a sneak peek of Roadies.”
ROADIES is a one-hour comedy featuring an ensemble cast headed by Luke Wilson (Old School, Enlightened) and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Carla Gugino (San Andreas). The series gives an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. ROADIES chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and pays homage to the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band. The ensemble cast of ROADIES also includes s eries stars Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Beyond the Lights) and Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour). Luis Guzmán (Code Black), Jacqueline Byers (The Strain), Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live), Branscombe Richmond (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Tanc Sade (Matador, Gilmore Girls) guest star.ROADIES is currently in production on ten episodes in Los Angeles. The series is the first original television series from creator, executive producer, writer and director Cameron Crowe. Emmy® and Tony®Award nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked) serves as writer and executive producer, along with Emmy winners J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Lost), Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest) and Len Goldstein (Hart of Dixie). Kathy Lingg (Person of Interest, Fringe) is co-executive producer. Kelly Curtis, Pearl Jam’s manager and a regular collaborator with Crowe, serves as producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Passes for Firefly Music Festival are still available through FireflyFestival.com at the price of $319 for a four-day general admission pass or $129 for a single day general admission pass.
Firefly Music Festival is a 4-day music experience set among lush wooded landscapes. The 5th year festival features renowned headliners and emerging artists and allows guests to witness unforgettable performances and engaging attractions around every turn. Firefly Music Festival is the largest music festival on the east coast and a can’t-miss summer tradition for music fans from around the world. The 2016 lineup features Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & The Machine, Deadmau5, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Tame Impala, The 1975, A$AP Rocky, Of Monsters and Men, Major Lazer, Chvrches, Earth Wind & Fire, and more than 100 additional acts. Visit FireflyFestival.com for more information.
About Red Frog Events:
Red Frog Events is an event production company and pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and Chicago Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year” and to date has raised over $13 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.