Nov. 27, 2012
-- As a kickoff for the 2013 summer season of free concerts, FreeSummerConcerts.com announces a free concert by Filipino singer-songwriter Martin Nievera, "The Concert King," on Friday, November 30th, 2012, on the US Commonwealth island of Saipan.
FreeSummerConcerts is the brainchild of author, "nomadpreneur,"
and occasional New York resident, Walt F.J. Goodridge. In the summer of 2005, Goodridge started the site as a personal experiment to help friends and family keep track of New York's summer season of hundreds of free concerts. The site's following quickly grew, and in the eight years since it's launch, has become a staple of thousands of entertainment-
seeking New Yorkers as well as tourists. Based on public demand, the site is now expanding its unique donation-driven model nationwide to cover events in 50 states and territories. Anyone, including residents and promoters, can list free events free of charge in the nationwide database.
"We're serious about going national," Goodridge states. "And it makes a compelling statement that the kickoff event takes place on one of the least-known US territories. Even though it's November, Saipan is a part of the US and it's always summer on Saipan!" (The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a fourteen-island chain in the Western Pacific approximately 140 miles north of Guam. Saipan is the capital and most populated island.)
Martin Nievera is an award-winning Filipino singer and actor. He last performed a free concert on Saipan in November 2007 to over 8,000 fans. This Friday's concert is being offered in celebration of the Tan Holdings Company's 40th anniversary of doing business in Micronesia.
For more details, visit the Saipan events page at www.FreeSummerConcerts.com