August 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // CARLSBAD, Calif. – On Tues., Aug. 21, Rob Thomas and Kyle Cook of American rock band Matchbox Twenty will officially open the new “Daphne’s iHeartRadio Music Lounge,” a collaboration of Daphne’s California Greek and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment San Diego, where local music fans will be able to meet and experience today’s established or emerging musicians in an intimate, 50- seat setting. The duo will share new music from the band’s much-anticipated album, “North,” due out in September.
Located at Clear Channel studios in San Diego, the Daphne’s iHeartRadio Music Lounge had a soft opening in July and has featured performances by Sean Kingston, P.O.D., Hedley, Big Time Rush, Rita Ora, Cher Lloyd, Neon Trees, and Trey Songz. The lounge will continue to feature musicians and bands heard on San Diego Clear Channel radio stations including Channel 933 (KHTS-FM), Rock 105.3 (KIOZ-FM), Star 94.1 (KMYI-FM), and 101KGB (KGB-FM). Fans can win tickets to the concerts by “liking” Daphne’s Facebook page and checking news for contest announcements, or through contests conducted on participating Clear Channel radio stations and their websites.
For Daphne’s, this is an extension of its music discovery program that enhances the dining experience and provides a platform for emerging musicians to reach a broader audience. Daphne’s music initiative also extends beyond the restaurant to include an iPhone app, a streaming radio channel, video production, events, an Artist of the Month program with free downloads, and a “Fuel the Soundcheck” series.
“The Daphne’s iHeartRadio Music Lounge lets us take our music discovery program to a new level and connect our fans with today’s most talked about musicians,” said Bill Trefethen, CEO, Daphne’s California Greek. “Daphne’s is about great food and flavor but it’s also about community, fueling inspiration and supporting fuller lives through music and the arts.”
Concerts in the “Daphne’s iHeartRadio Music Lounge” are usually planned about two weeks in advance based on musicians’ tour schedules and appearances at local venues. Future concerts will be announced on Daphne’s Facebook page.
Clear Channel San Diego owns and operates KGB-FM; KHTS-FM; KIOZ-FM; KLSDAM; KMYI-FM; KOGO-AM; KOGO-FM and is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. With 237 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com, clearchanneloutdoor.com and ccmediaholdings.com.
With 54 locations throughout California, Arizona and Colorado, Daphne’s California Greek serves delicious Mediterranean-inspired food with a fresh California influence, made with high quality ingredients and a focus on healthful options. More information is available at http://www.daphnes.biz.