CENTRAL, N.J., Feb 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tickets go on sale nationwide today for The "Believe In Girls" (B.I.G.) Celebration, a day-long event culminating in an evening concert featuring Grammy nominated artist and celebrity judge on the hit show "The Sing Off," Sara Bareilles and pop star Joe Jonas of the band The Jonas Brothers. The event will take place on June 23, 2012, starting at 1 p.m. at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. and will also include a daytime performance from "The X Factor" finalist, Rachel Crow, a fireworks display, and 100 activities. The B.I.G. Celebration is presented by the Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey and is open to all girls nationwide and their parents/ guardians, even if they are not currently involved in Girl Scouting.
Tickets are available online at www.girlscouts100nj.org . Participants who purchase tickets before February 29, 2012, will receive an early access pass granting them entry to the event one hour early. The first 15,000 people to purchase tickets will receive a free cinch sack bag. The $89.50 per ticket price covers the cost of entry, all daytime performances, the evening concert, on-site activities and parking.
"The name of this event perfectly describes what this day is all about, and that's believing in girls and doing it in a big way," said Mary Connell, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey. "With so many activities and the exciting entertainment program featuring a main stage performance by singer-song writer Sara Bareilles, we know that every girl will remember this experience for her lifetime."
The day-long event will include 100 activities taking place at the historic and scenic Liberty State Park, which features 1,122 acres of open space and panoramic views of The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New York Harbor. Activities include an evening concert by Sara Bareilles and Joe Jonas, daytime performances by Rachel Crow and local acts, a fireworks display over the New York Harbor, an A.C. Moore Craft Zone, a cooking pavilion including cupcake decorating classes and demos, a tech pavilion featuring the latest hands-on devices, a literary pavilion where girls can meet authors, more than a dozen bounce houses, rockwall climbing, and much more! All participants will also receive a commemorative B.I.G. celebration event t-shirt. Sponsors include Sports Authority, EF Educational Tours, and FLOMO.
The B.I.G. Celebration is presented by the Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting and its mission to empower girls and instill them with courage, confidence and character. For a full list of program activities at the B.I.G. Celebration, please visit www.girlscouts100nj.org .
Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey
Working as The Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey, the state's four councils - Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, and Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey - have come together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Together the councils build girls of courage, confidence and character and empower them to become leaders within our communities. To learn more about the 100thAnniversary, the Believe In Girl (B.I.G.) Celebration and the individual councils and their events please visit, www.girlscouts100nj.org .
About Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and pianist. She has sold over one million records in the United States and served as a celebrity judge for the third season of NBC's "The Sing-Off." She has topped the Billboard music charts with hit singles including "Love Song" and "King of Anything." For more on Sara and her music, please visit www.sarabmusic.com .
About Joe Jonas
A New Jersey native, Joe Jonas is a pop singer, musician, and actor. He is a member of the hit group The Jonas Brothers and released a solo album titled Fastlife in 2011, which topped the Billboard music charts. He has acted in a variety of televisions shows and movies including The Disney Channel's Original Movie, Camp Rock. For more on Joe and his music, please visit www.joejonasmusic.com .
About Rachel Crow
13 year-old Rachel Crow stole America's heart when she appeared on the first season of "The X Factor" in 2011, making it to the top five spot. She continues to sing and has appeared on several TV shows since "The X Factor."
SOURCE: Business Wire 2012