Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sharing the Word for an Upcoming Event


Please join us in Silicon Valley as the C2SV TECHNOLOGY + MUSIC FESTIVAL is celebrating the digital culture explosion right in its epicenter with Iggy and the Stooges headlining a massive outdoor concert in the park in Downtown San Jose, plus 70 established and emerging artist in a dozen other venues over a four-day stretch, Sept. 26-29. The first wave of artists, announced below, also includes the Lemonheads, the Limousines, the Coup and Dam-Funk. A second wave of acts will be announced soon!


On the tech side, keynote speaker Robert Scoble (Rackspace, Scobleizer), joins Jeff Stibel (Author of bestseller “Breakpoint”), Nolan Bushnell (inventor of the first videogame and founder of Atari), Chris Anderson (3D Robotics, former editor of Wired), Andre Haddad (CEO, RelayRides), Steve Westly (venture capitalist and former California comptroller), Hugh Williams (Ebay) and Steve Kirsch (Infoseek, OneID) to lead more than 200 speakers at the technology conference.


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Festival founder Dan Pulcrano is available for interviews, as are most of the artists and speakers.


Of special interest is Stooges guitarist James Williamson, who has one foot in the music industry and another in the tech side. Not only does he live in the Silicon Valley, but he worked there for many years in the tech industry. Ask him about it!


Please let me know how I can best facilitate your coverage.


I look forward to hearing from you!


Kind regards,


Randy Alexander

Randex PR for C2SV

856.596.1410 / randex@randexpr.com 





Iggy and the Stooges to Headline C2SV Festival
in Silicon Valley as Tech Fans and Music Lovers Converge on Downtown San Jose Sept. 26-29, 2013


Breakthrough Event to Showcase Emerging Acts, Advanced Ideas and Disruptive Innovation in a Festive Urban Environment


SAN JOSE, CA (Aug. 1, 2013) – Pivotal Silicon Valley innovators will converge on their home turf with some of the biggest names in music when THE C2SV TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE + MUSIC FESTIVAL, headlined by protopunk legends Iggy and the Stooges, takes over Downtown San Jose to celebrate the digital culture explosion Thursday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.


Early-bird tickets for C2SV (Creative Convergence Silicon Valley), including multi-venue music passes and technology conference passes and wristbands, are on sale NOW at www.c2sv.com.


The newly re-branded festival expands on the success of last year’s inaugural Silicon Valley Sound Experience to showcase more than 70 emerging and established acts in over a dozen downtown venues as well as St. James Park, site of the Sept. 28 outdoor concert that will be headlined by Iggy and the Stooges. Other acts on board for C2SV include ‘90s alt-rock pioneers The Lemonheads, electro-pop duo The Limousines, Oakland’s The Coup, featuring Boots Riley and DJ Pam the Funkstress, and modern funk pioneer Dam-Funk.


On the tech side, Robert Scoble (Rackspace, Scobleizer), Jeff Stibel (Author of bestseller “Breakpoint”), Nolan Bushnell (inventor of the first videogame and founder of Atari), Chris Anderson (3D Robotics, former editor of Wired), Andre Haddad (CEO, RelayRides), Steve Westly (venture capitalist and former California comptroller), Hugh Williams (Ebay) and Steve Kirsch (Infoseek, OneID) are among the more than 200 speakers who will share new ideas during presentations and panels at the technology conference. Scoble will moderate the keynote session that opens the technology programming which, over the course of three days, will explore a compelling range of topics such as the sharing economy, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, transmedia, mobile applications, social media and societal impacts of rapid technology change.


Many more acts and tech luminaries will be announced soon.


C2SV provides an exciting new platform for sharing ideas, discovering new music and, of course, having a lot of fun in the heart of Silicon Valley, the epicenter of the global digital revolution and a driving force behind the mega-festival industry. Technology and music events across the country have become a place to network, collaborate, launch companies and promote bands. C2SV invites the world to experience live music with Silicon Valley technology on its home turf.


“With so much musical and technological talent here, it seemed obvious that there needed to be a local event for performers and technology innovators to network, collaborate and get a little crazy,” said C2SV organizer and longtime Silicon Valley journalist Dan Pulcrano. “Sure there are popular conference/festivals in Toronto, Portland, Austin and elsewhere. But C2SV will have a uniquely Silicon Valley stamp on it, with our legendary sunshine overhead and relaxed urban culture as a backdrop.”


C2SV also is an opportunity for the valley’s hard working technical workforce to experience a festival of music and advanced ideas without having to sleep on someone’s couch in another city. The conference and accompanying expo will inaugurate the new wing of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, a $120 million expansion that will open in September.


Here is the first round of C2SV acts. More acts will be announced shortly:

The Coup
Black Milk
Mondo Generator
The Limousines
Fatso Jetson
DAM Funk
Media Contacts:
Randy Alexander | Randex Communications
randex@randexpr.com | 856.596.1410 office | 609.280.6140 cell | www.randexpr.com
Jennifer Anderson | C2SV | 408.200.1317 | jennifer@c2sv.com

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