‘Wyclef Jean Live…A Freedom Concert’ Changes Locations and Will Set Sail on The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum This Friday, June 14th

muchmusic usa’s Free Wyclef Jean Concert Finds New Location Following Crowd
Control Concerns at Astroland

NEW YORK — muchmusic usa announced today that it has changed locations for
this Friday’s upcoming free “Wyclef Jean Live…A Freedom Concert.” The
concert will now take place at the historic Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum,
instead of Coney Island’s Astroland park. The concert’s location was
switched to the Intrepid due to crowd control concerns.

Marc Juris, President of muchmusic usa, said “muchmusic usa is proud to host
this Freedom Concert at the Intrepid. This is a great American landmark and
an important time in our country’s history. It is our hope that these
Freedom Concerts that we are creating around the country will connect our
viewers with the artists they love, while at the same time celebrating the
rights we all enjoy as Americans.”

“Wyclef Jean Live…A Freedom Concert” will start at 8:00pm and will be the
second concert taped for muchmusic usa’s “Freedom Concert” series, which
brings top recording artists to perform free concerts at American historical
points of interest. Last December, rock legend Melissa Etheridge launched
the series with a performance inside the concourse of Grand Central
Station, NYC. The concert event became one of the most talked about shows on
muchmusic usa, the viewer-driven all-music television network that is rated
a top five favorite among young people.

Tickets for the free concert are available at two The WIZ locations (17
Union Square West and 726 Broadway) or by emailing orchid@sonymusic.com.

Multiple Grammy-nominated Wyclef Jean is one of pop music’s top artists,
having sold over twenty million albums as both a member of The Fugees and as
a solo artist. On Tuesday, June 18th, Wyclef will release a highly
anticipated new solo album, “Masquerade,” featuring Wyclef’s signature
mixture of hip hop, R&B and world music.

“Wyclef Jean Live…A Freedom Concert” will air as an exclusive concert
special to premiere on muchmusic usa on Thursday, June 20th, at 9:00pm and
12:00am EDT. Check local listings for details.

muchmusic usa is the nation’s only viewer-driven all music network,
featuring music videos and live concerts in an all-music-all-the-time
format. The network programming is viewer influenced and generated. On
muchmusic usa, viewers voice their opinions, influence what’s on the air,
participate in discovering new music and even create music video programming
to air on the network. For more information about muchmusic usa, please
visit our Web site at www.mmusa.tv

muchmusic usa is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a leader
in news, sports and entertainment programming. A subsidiary of Cablevision
Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow manages AMC, WE: Women’s Entertainment, Bravo, IFC, muchmusic usa, Rainbow Sports Network, News 12 Networks, and MetroChannels
as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network
Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox
Sports Network. muchmusic usa is one of the assets included in the Rainbow
Media Group tracking stock, (NYSE:RMG), a series of Cablevision common
stock. MGM (NYSE:MGM) owns a 20% stake in four of Rainbow’s national
networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC and WE: Women’s Entertainment.

Press Contacts

  • muchmusic usa
    Chris Roslan
    Vice President,
    Dera & Associates

  • Rainbow Media contact
    Matthew Frankel
    Director of Media Relations,
    Corporate Communications
    Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.