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Monterey Music Summit Confirmed


05/06/2008
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(PR) The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today overwhelming approved the Monterey Music Summit to proceed with their plans to hold their 3-day music and art event at the Laguna Seca Recreational Area in Monterey at the end May. The focus of the vote and controversy was the addition of international hip-hop music star, Snoop Dogg to the diverse line up.

The festival was in danger of having their permit revoked because of what some thought as Snoop Doggs music being violent, which could incite gang conflicts at the event. Festival promoters are working with anti-gang organizations such as Barrios Unidos and the Salinas Youth Center to help make the festival successful.

Joe Fletcher, the promoter of the event, has presented over 1000 artists such as Ludacris, Clay Aiken, Ani DiFranco, Alison Krauss, Motley Crue, BB King, Hilary Duff, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Black Eyed Peas. He said. "I am very happy that the Board felt the same as I do, that you cannot censor music. I was confident that we would prevail over this controversy. We are moving full speed ahead to continue building a safe and positive festival. "

About The Monterey Music Summit: The Monterey Music Summit is being held May 30 through June 1, 2008 on over 1000 acres of land at Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, CA. Over 30 performances will take place on two stages throughout the weekend, offering attendees regional favorites to international stars of pop, rock, surf punk, hip hop, folk and world beat.

Artist Line Up: Musical artists currently include: Snoop Dogg, Ky-Mani Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Coheed and Cambria, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Ozomatli, The Crystal Method, Tea Leaf Green, Melvin Seals and JGB, Moonalice, Fishbone, New Moonson, Dieselboy with MC Messinian, Albino!, Tibetan Monks and Mystical Arts of Tibet, Paula Cole, Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace, Shelby Lynn, Crash Hot, Hot Buttered Rum, West Indian Girl and others.

Ticket Availability And Information: Tickets are available only through InTicketing. 3-day tickets are $169 each. Single day tickets are available, starting at $49.00 for Friday. Tickets can be purchased at www.inticketing.com or by phone at 866-TICKETS or 415-256-8499. For every ticket sold directly through www.inticketing.com, InTicketing will plant one tree

This festival is an all ages event. One child 12 & under will be admitted free for each paid adult.

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