Goldstar Announces Nationwide Expansion: Top 25 US Markets in 2011

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Goldstar, the leader in connecting people with live entertainment, announced today major market expansion for 2011.

Goldstar, the leader in connecting people with live entertainment, announced today major market expansion for 2011. Goldstar, recently ranked third on Ticket News ticketing industry power ranking -- listed only behind Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com, will be in the top 25 US markets in 2011 and will begin Q4 2010 by opening three new markets: Atlanta, Sacramento, and Portland, OR.

“We’re responding to the demand of our members who are in these new markets and want more opportunities to have fun,” explains Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy. “We’re also responding to our national venue partners who would like to use Goldstar’s service in other cities. Everybody wins – the consumer, the venue, and ultimately the live entertainment industry as well.”

Goldstar (http://www.goldstar.com) offers half-price tickets, generates ideas of fun things to do, and gives access to the world’s largest source of user reviews for live entertainment, all online.

About Goldstar
Goldstar is an Internet company that builds new, more diverse audiences for venues by reaching out to its more than 1.2 million members with ticket offers to all things live entertainment, including theater, dance, comedy, jazz, concerts, and sporting events. A free no-hassle membership allows people to log on to http://www.goldstar.com and receive weekly e-mail summaries that feature the 900-1200 discounted events offered in ten major U.S. cities – Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and coming soon to Atlanta, Sacramento and Portland, OR.

The executive team has experience from Warner Bros., Yahoo!, GeoCities, and eToys. Launched February 14, 2002, in Los Angeles, CA, the site became a fast favorite and was named “Best of LA” by Los Angeles Magazine. The company won the Technology Leadership Award for Process Improvement from Los Angeles County Technology Week in 2008. Goldstar is a private self-funded company.

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