Uber Joins Transportation Options for Patrons Visiting Musikfest 2015

Aug 7th, 2015Press Release from Musikfest

BETHLEHEM, PA–Patrons attending Musikfest, the nation’s largest free music festival, will have an exciting, new way to get to and from the event thanks to the festival’s partnership with Uber, the mobile app that seamlessly connects riders with safe drivers.

From Aug. 7-16, Uber will have two designated drop-off and pickup locations on the Musikfest grounds.  The location on Musikfest’s North Side will be on Old York Road, directly adjacent to Volksplatz, while the drop-off/pickup location at SteelStacks will be the intersection of Second Street and Founders Way near the ArtsQuest Center. The new partnership is designed to provide another convenient option for patrons to quickly and easily access all the music, food and fun at Musikfest; guests are encouraged to use the two specially designated Uber locations for the most efficient pickup and drop-off at the event since Uber drivers won’t be able to access locations inside the festival grounds.

“Uber is universally known for offering a safe and affordable way of connecting riders with drivers,” says ArtsQuest Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships Curt Mosel. “The addition of Uber at Musikfest this year complements nicely the other transportation services available at Musikfest, giving our patrons an additional option for getting to and from the festival. We encourage everyone to enjoy Musikfest responsibly and we also want patrons to know that we’re offering this new alternative for those who may need a safe ride home. We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to offer this convenient and reliable service for our patrons.”

Uber’s partnership with Musikfest marks the first time the company has partnered with a major event in the Lehigh Valley. To celebrate the occasion, the company is offering all new riders at Musikfest a free first ride up to $20 when they download the app at Uber.com/app and use promo code “Musikfest2015.” When traveling to Musikfest, existing Uber users should apply the promo code “Musikfest100,” and everyone who uses one of the two promo codes will be entered to win $100 in Uber credits. The winner will be announced Aug. 19.

‘We’re thrilled to be partnering with ArtsQuest to provide safe, affordable and reliable transportation for patrons of Musikfest,” said Jennifer Krusius, General Manager of Uber Lehigh Valley.

Musikfest, the nation’s largest free music festival, is set for Aug. 7-16 throughout downtown Bethlehem. This year’s event will feature nearly 350 artists on 16 stages including Duran Duran, Darius Rucker, Snoop Dogg, ZZ Top, Jerry Seinfeld, the Flaming Lips and more. For more information on Musikfest, visit www.musikfest.org. To learn more about Uber, check out www.uber.com.


Media Contacts:
Charisse Molina, Uber
moc.rebunull@essirahc or 202-930-1327

Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
gro.tseuqstranull@okmedm or 610-332-1342

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