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June 15, 2015                                                                                                    Yvette Shearer

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ATLANTIC CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 FESTIVAL LINEUP

6th Year Celebration Includes Headliners Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J., Don DC Curry, John Witherspoon, and More…

Two Day Event – Sat. Oct. 10 & Sun. Oct. 11

Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 2015 –    The 6th Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival has been announced to take place at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11, 2015.  Scheduled headliners for the festival include comedian/actor Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J. and many others (see below for full list of comedians). The festival will host comedians for two back-to-back nights of comedy, featuring 5-6 comedians on the bill nightly.  Shows are at 8:00p.m.

 

Mike Epps is exploding on the comedy, TV and film scenes with his multiple roles. He is currently co-starring in HBO’s Bessie and will star in the TV remake Uncle Buck on ABC this fall.  He has also been tapped to play comedy legend Richard Pryor in the icon’s biopic.  Sommore is highly regarded in stand-up comedy and was recently the host of BET’s ComicView relaunch. Comedian Earthquake hosts his own afternoon radio show on WBLS-FM in New York, and fan favorite Bruce Bruce consistently sells out venues across the country.

 

Currently in its sixth year, the Atlantic City Comedy Festival has presented some of the finest stand up comedians, in a city well known for its nightlife entertainment.  Since its inception in 2009, over 50,000 fans have come to enjoy the country’s best stand up comedians in this two-day event.

 

“Since its beginnings in 2009, the Atlantic City Comedy Festival has become a two-day comedy explosion,” says the festival promoter Brian Alden of North American Entertainment.  “We have been proud to put together the strongest lineups of some of the nation’s best stand-up comedians working the business today.  2015 will be no exception.”

 

THE 6TH ANNUAL ATLANTIC CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

*Schedule Subject to Change*

 

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Sommore
Earthquake
Arnez J

Tommy Davidson
John Witherspoon


Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Mike Epps
Bruce Bruce
Don DC Curry
J. Anthony Brown
CoCo Brown
Finesse Mitchell

 

 

Pre-sale tickets for the festival are scheduled to go on sale on Wednesday, June 17th . Fans may gain access to the presale by signing up for the festival newsletter at www.ACComedyFestival.com.

 

Tickets for the festival will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 19th via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets for each night of the festival are sold separately.

 

For more Atlantic City Comedy Festival information, please visit www.ACComedyFestival.com or reach Yvette Shearer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ph. 818-552-3688.

 

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Atlantic City to Host TEAMS ’16
 
Meet AC Partners with SportsTravel to Host
The World’s Largest Gathering of Sports-Event Organizers

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 9, 2015) — TEAMS ’16, the world’s leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry, will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The announcement was made today at Harrah’s Atlantic City during a press conference organized by Meet AC, the Atlantic City Sports Commission and Caesars Entertainment. TEAMS ’16 will be held September 26–29, 2016, at the new $125 million, 100,000-square-foot Waterfront Conference Center, which will open in August.

“We are very excited to bring TEAMS to Atlantic City,” said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and organizes the TEAMS Conference. “Many factors contributed to our decision to stage TEAMS in Atlantic City, including the city’s rich history and unique sense of place—which will serve as a huge draw to attendees. Meet AC’s commitment to supporting the sports-event community also made Atlantic City an obvious destination for TEAMS.”

Presented by SportsTravel magazine, the TEAMS Conference & Expo is the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers. Launched in 1998, TEAMS attracts more than 1,400 attendees including CEOs, executive directors and event managers from sports organizations as well as representatives from sports commissions and convention bureaus, corporate sponsors, event suppliers and other hospitality industry opinion leaders.

“The Atlantic City Sports Commission is ecstatic to host TEAMS ’16 in Atlantic City,” said Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC. “The sports business in Atlantic City continues to grow, whether it’s a convention or tournament. TEAMS will help us develop the AC Sports Commission as a cutting-edge agency and strengthen our relationships within the sports industry. TEAMS will generate substantial ROI for Atlantic City.”

“Caesars Entertainment is thrilled to host TEAMS at Harrah’s Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center in 2016,” said Michael Massari, senior vice-president of Caesars Entertainment National Meetings and Events. “We know just how important TEAMS is to the sports-event industry. Having TEAMS in Atlantic City will give us and Meet AC the chance to showcase what a fantastic destination the city is for all types of sporting events.”

Whether event organizers are looking to stage a sporting event, tournament or meeting, Atlantic City welcomes groups with 15,630 hotel rooms and more than 770,000 square feet of citywide meeting space, ranging from the 600,000-square-foot Atlantic City Convention Center to smaller event facilities. The city attracts 27 million visitors annually and is home to attractions such as the iconic Boardwalk, which features casinos, hotels, entertainment and eateries.

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Media Contacts: Ann Shepphird, Schneider Publishing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (310) 577-3700; Jessica Merrill, Meet AC, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (609) 449-7147; Laura Esfeller, Caesars Entertainment, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (702) 667-1694

About Schneider Publishing: Schneider Publishing is the parent company of Association News, America’s most-read magazine for association executives, and SportsTravel, the sports world’s event magazine. TEAMS ’15 will be held November 9–12 in Las Vegas. In addition to the TEAMS Conference, Schneider Publishing organizes Meetings Quest, North America’s longest-running series of trade shows for meeting planners. The markets served by Schneider Publishing generate 106 million hotel room nights annually.

About Meet AC: Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.

About Meetings and Events at Caesars Entertainment Corporation: The world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment offers meeting and event planners one dedicated team, united nationwide, committed to providing the most successful meeting experiences possible. With one call or email, planners have access to 40 properties in 20 unique destinations, with 1.5 million square feet of meeting space and more than 42,000 guest rooms. Mix and match properties and venues within a destination under a single contract and minimum. Enjoy elite perks, rewards and privileges with our Total Rewards Meeting Diamond Program.

SportsTravel, TEAMS, Association News and Meetings Quest are registered trademarks of Schneider Publishing.

 

Atlantic City to Host Meetings Quest in 2017

Meet AC Partners with Association News to Host
Nation’s Longest-Running Series of Trade Shows for Meeting Planners

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 9, 2015) — Meetings Quest, the nation’s longest-running series of educational and networking events for association, corporate, government and religious meeting planners, will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 2017. The announcement was made today during a press conference organized by Meet AC at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

“We are delighted to welcome Atlantic City as the newest multiyear partner of Meetings Quest and look forward to staging Meetings Quest in Atlantic City in 2017,” said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing, which publishes Association News and organizes Meetings Quest. “Meetings Quest provides unique educational and networking opportunities for meeting planners. We look forward to offering our attendees the chance to experience what makes Atlantic City an outstanding destination for meetings and conventions.”

“The announcement of Atlantic City hosting the Meetings Quest conference couldn’t come at a better time for the convention business in Atlantic City,” said Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC. “Hosting Meetings Quest will allow us to showcase Atlantic City and all of its meeting and convention options to the meeting planners who will be in attendance during this conference. It’s just one more example of how Meet AC is continuing its efforts in growing our meetings and convention market.”

Atlantic City attracts 27 million visitors annually and is home to attractions such as the iconic Boardwalk, which features casinos, hotels, entertainment and eateries. An ideal destination for conferences and events of all sizes, Atlantic City welcomes groups with 15,630 hotel rooms and more than 770,000 square feet of citywide meeting space, ranging from the 600,000-square-foot Atlantic City Convention Center to smaller event facilities.

Further details on Meetings Quest in Atlantic City will be announced later this year. Acquired by Schneider Publishing and relaunched in 2014, Meetings Quest has been held in Mesa, Arizona; Cabarrus County, North Carolina; and Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to Atlantic City, upcoming Meetings Quest events will be held in Oakland, California, and Bloomington, Minnesota. For further information, please visit MeetingsQuest.com or call (877) 577-3700. To watch the Meetings Quest video overview, click here.

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Media Contacts: Ann Shepphird, Schneider Publishing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (310) 577-3700; Jessica Merrill, Meet AC, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (609) 449-7147

About Schneider Publishing:
Schneider Publishing is the parent company of Association News, America’s most-read magazine for association executives, and SportsTravel, the sports world’s event magazine. In addition to Meetings Quest, Schneider Publishing organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers, which will be held November 9–12 in Las Vegas. The group travel markets served by Schneider Publishing generate 106 million hotel room nights annually.

About Meet AC:
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.

Association News, Meetings Quest, SportsTravel and TEAMS are registered trademarks of Schneider Publishing.