Airport Unites with North American Airports for Virtual Live Music Festival

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Fresno Yosemite International Airport Unites with Airports for Virtual Live Music Festival

Fresno, CA ( May 5, 2020) – Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is pleased to be part of the JetStream Music Festival in partnership with 22 North American airports for an online concert featuring local musicians. Each participating airport will feature a musician local to their city in support of the creative community during these challenging times.  Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from the “Live Music Capital of the World” in Austin, Texas, the free, multi-hour concert begins at 3:00 p.m. PST on May 6, 2020 and will stream on FATs Facebook page.  FATs performance will stream sometime between 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. PST.

Representing FAT in the JetStream lineup is Fresno’s own violinist Patrick Contreras – Violin on Fire who will be playing two original and beautiful compositions, “Mohave Rose” and “Tijuana.” Patrick is also part of the Airport’s Arts & Culture musical program. Now in its fourth year, the program celebrates Central Valley musicians by featuring a variety of music including piano, guitar, violin and Mariachi groups as well as rotating art exhibits to welcome passengers traveling through FAT.

“We are excited to be part of the JetStream Music Festival and to join other airports in bringing people together through beautiful music,” said Airports Marketing Manager Claudia Arguelles-Miller.  “This concert gives us the opportunity to share the talents of local musicians with a wide audience and reconnect with passengers.  Viewers are invited to join us and enjoy a wonderful evening of great music from the comforts of home.”

Festival viewers will be able to tip musicians throughout the performance and can also join in the celebration using the hashtag #JetStreamFest.

For more information—including how to tune in—click here.  Even those who do not have a Facebook account can enjoy the festival through this link.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport – Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is the largest driver in economic activity in the Central San Joaquin Valley with $844 million of annual economic activity and 9,800 direct, induced and indirect jobs. Domestic and international carriers serving FAT offer Valley travelers daily nonstop flights to Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara, León, and Morelia, Mexico.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International Airport or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.           

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