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Esurance Announces Sixth Year of Sponsorship for Sasquatch! Music Festival and Sasquatch in Style Sweepstakes

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San Francisco, CA — May 3, 2012

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, has announced that it will be the presenting sponsor of Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012, May 25—28.

The "Sasquatch in Style" Sweepstakes has just launched, offering one lucky winner the chance to win tickets, cash, space on the Esurance shuttle, and a fully stocked campsite simply by "Liking" Esurance on Facebook and then entering the sweeps.

This is the sixth year in a row that Esurance has sponsored this important music festival, which has taken place every Memorial Day weekend since 2002 at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.

As a green sponsor of Sasquatch! since 2007, Esurance also has a history of helping make this a planet-friendly festival. Over the past two years, Sasquatch! festivalgoers have logged 188,593 miles in 576 rides via Esurance's partnership with Zimride, the carpooling community website.

Following up the success of these carpooling initiatives, eco-conscious Esurance will provide this year's concert participants with shuttle services from four locations: Seattle; Sea-Tac International Airport; Vancouver, B.C.; and Ellensburg, WA. This will reduce emissions and traffic congestion for those traveling to the remote venue.

By simply "Liking" Esurance and then entering the sweepstakes on Facebook from now until May 15, eligible individuals can enter the "Sasquatch in Style" Sweepstakes. One winner, chosen at random, will receive four VIP supertickets, four shuttle passes, $1,000 in spending cash, and the sweetest Sasquatch campsite in recorded history, including a tent, sleeping bags, picnic table, cooler, seating, lighting, food staples, hula hoops, wading pool, iPod speakers, disco ball, and more!

"Esurance is a proud supporter of events like Sasquatch! that showcase the arts. We make people's lives easier by helping self-directed consumers buy and manage their car insurance, and we are extending that concept to our presence at Sasquatch!," said Esurance Vice President of Marketing Darren Howard. "The Esurance shuttles will make it easier for attendees to get to the venue, maximizing the concert experience for music lovers, easing traffic, and promoting a more sustainable and green event."

Festival creator Adam Zacks founded Sasquatch! over 10 years ago with the aim of building an event that appealed to a diverse array of music lovers. Zacks personally curates the lineup for each Sasquatch! Music Festival, handpicking the wide range of artists that will perform. These selections maintain the tradition of presenting critically acclaimed emerging artists alongside established headliners.

Previous lineups have spanned a broad spectrum of genres from rock to hip-hop, electronic to alternative. Past performers include Foo Fighters, R.E.M., Coldplay, Kanye West, Pavement, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, The Cure, Bjork, and M.I.A. This year's lineup includes Jack White, Bon Iver, Beck, Tenacious D, The Shins, and more. The festival also has a history of incorporating comedy, including performances by Flight of the Conchords, Zach Galifianakis, and Sarah Silverman. This year, acts like Portlandia and Howard Kremer will continue this tradition.

Known for its stunning location as well as its programming zeitgeist, the Sasquatch! Music Festival marks its 11th year at The Gorge Amphitheatre. Acclaimed as one of the most scenic concert venues in the world, The Gorge is carved into the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge and offers spectacular, sweeping views of the river and canyon. This year's Sasquatch! Music Festival will take place May 25–28.

The Fine Print:

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. PDT on 4/30/12. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on 5/15/12. Open to legal residents of any 1 of the 50 U.S. states or D.C. who are at least 18 and age of majority. Internet access, a Facebook account in good standing and a "Like" of Sponsor's page are all required to enter. Eligible individuals can enter through the Esurance application for the Sweepstakes accessible on the "Sweepstakes" or similar tab of Esurance's page on Facebook. Void where prohibited by law. SUBJECT TO FULL OFFICIAL RULES found here. Winner must be able to attend Sasquatch! events in George, WA, from 5/25/12-5/28/12 or the prize may be forfeited. Prize does not include air travel. Limit 1 entry per person and per e-mail address. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Esurance Insurance Services, Inc., 650 Davis St., San Francisco, CA 94111-1922.

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