WEZE 590AM to Sponsor Y FEST 2003; Featuring Today's Leading Christian Music Performers

Thursday, June 26, 2003 4:01 am PDT
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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2003--WEZE 590AM, New England's Family Radio, is gearing up for the return of Y FEST for 2003. Y FEST will be held at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, presenting four national Christian music recording artists, including three-time GRAMMY-winning artist Jars of Clay. Y FEST 2003 kicks off July 1 with the O.C. Supertones and continues every other Tuesday night of the summer. Other headliners include Audio Adrenaline and Ten Shekel Shirt. Last year, over 6,000 people attended Y FEST.

This event is intended to be a fun, positive, and alcohol-free event for local young people. Each night will feature a national recording artist and a talented and challenging guest speaker. Mountain bikes and other prizes will be given away. Y FEST was conceived and organized by a group of young adults and teens on Cape Cod concerned about local youth.

Y FEST is sponsorship driven and completely volunteer run. Corporate, church, and individual donors have contributed over $40,000 so far this year, allowing Y FEST to offer low ticket prices, including a limited supply of $12 outreach tickets to those who commit to bringing a friend.

Y FEST performance schedule and ticket prices are as follows:

              Artist                      Tickets       Guest speaker   7/1  O.C. Supertones                        $17.50     Paul Daigle  7/15  Ten Shekel Shirt                       $14.50     John Gunden  7/29  Audio Adrenaline                       $17.50    Erik Anderson          w/Lustre  8/12  Jars of Clay                           $23.50    Duffy Robbins          w/Shana Cassidy 

Y FEST 2003 is a grassroots, non-profit music event spread over the entire summer at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Mass. -- July 1, 15, 29, and Aug. 12. The concert events begin at 8:00 P.M. each night. Tickets are on sale now for Y FEST through ticketmaster.com and at the Melody Tent Box Office.

Call 877-77-YFEST or check out www.yfest.org for more concert information.

WEZE 590AM is a station of Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themed radio programming. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own and operate 92 radio stations, in 36 radio markets, including 58 stations in the top 25 markets. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns the Salem Radio Network, Salem Radio Representatives, Salem Web Network, and Salem Publishing.

For WEZE 590AM:
Rob Giannino, 617/328-0880