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Celebrities to Host and Judge 'Battle of the Bands' Fundraising Concert at The Cable Show
Apr 08, 2010 (03:04 PM EDT)
Concert to Feature "Band From TV" and Bands from Cable Industry Companies; Fundraising to Benefit Los Angeles Charities
WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday evening, May 11, Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles will rock to the sounds of bands competing in the "Battle of the Bands" competition staged by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Featuring musicians who hold day jobs with cable operators, networks, suppliers and the media -- as well as a special performance from Band From TV -- the concert will raise funds for this year's CableCares' beneficiary, "A Place Called Home," a non-profit youth center in South Central Los Angeles (www.apch.org).
Emceeing this year's competition, courtesy of TV One, will be Christopher "Kid" Reid, host of TV One's "Way Black When" Black Music Month concert specials in June. Best known as one-half of the former hip hop musical act "Kid 'n Play" and for starring in the House Party movie series, Reid has also served as the host of contest shows such as "Your Big Break" and "It's Showtime at the Apollo."
The three celebrity judges for this year's competition include:
Eight bands will compete in this year's charity concert, including the champion for two years running -- Xpanded Bandwidth -- from Cox Communications. Other bands in this year's competition include:
This year's concert will also feature a special headline performance by Band From TV -- featuring television stars:
The majority of the money raised from all Band From TV performances are donated to charity.
Now in its third year, Battle of the Bands has become a popular feature of The Cable Show, raising nearly one-half million dollars in the past two years to benefit the host communities for The Cable Show. NCTA's 59th Annual Convention and International Exposition will be held the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 11 - 13, 2010.
One Battle of the Bands ticket is included with each paid The Cable Show full access registration. Additional tickets are available for $65 each. Fundraising efforts are focused on corporate sponsorships, ticket sales and personal donations. Corporate sponsorships to date include:
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For a full list of sponsorship opportunities, visit www.thecableshow.com/battleofthebands, or call NCTA's Industry Affairs Department at 202-222-2430.
For more information on Battle of the Bands, including ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.thecableshow.com/BattleoftheBands or call NCTA Industry Affairs at 202/222-2430.
For more information on The Cable Show 2010, visit www.thecableshow.com or call NCTA Industry Affairs department at 202/222-2430.
NCTA is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks. The cable industry is the nation's largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access, serving more than 40 million customers, after investing more than $145 billion to build two-way digital networks with fiber optic technology. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art digital telephone service to more than 20 million American consumers.
SOURCE The Cable Show 2010