Madison Rising To Headline Annual Street Festival in Brighton Beach

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Patriotic rock band Madison Rising will be headlining the annual Russian American street festival in Brooklyn this Sunday, August 26th.

Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner

Many of these people are first generation immigrants from the days of the Soviet Union, and their love for this country and the appreciation for the freedoms we take for granted is absolutely astounding.

Patriotic rock band Madison Rising (http://www.madisonrising.com) confirmed that it will be headlining the annual Russian American street festival in in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn this Sunday, August 26th at 3:00 PM. The festival, sponsored by Russian Radio 87.7FM (WNYZ in New York) is the largest annual gathering of Russian Americans in Brooklyn. Many of these people are first generation immigrants from the days of the Soviet Union, and their love for this country and the appreciation for the freedoms we take for granted is absolutely astounding. Madison Rising lead guitarist, Alex Bodnar is among this group, having immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine with his parents at the age of seven.

Madison Rising’s rock rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is currently ranked at #1 in several key musical categories on Amazon.com and the band itself has launched its One Million Star Spangled Banner Challenge (http://www.starspangledbannerchallenge.com). The Challenge offers Americans across the country a fun, simple and meaningful way to show their patriotism by watching the band’s new video and downloading their rendition of the National Anthem directly to their iPods and other devices to play in their cars, at the gym, at the beach or anywhere else they want. The goal of the Challenge is to reach one million views & downloads by Election Day (November 6th). With nearly 450,000 views on YouTube, the band is well on its way to meeting that goal.

The main stage for Sunday's performance will be at the intersection of 11th Street and Brighton Beach Avenue. The band is scheduled to go on at approximately 3:00 PM. Madison Rising will also be performing at the Charmed City Music Festival on September 15th at a concert dedicated to our military and the celebration of Defender's Weekend in Baltimore.

Madison Rising’s debut album has already ranked in the top 100 selling rock albums on Amazon and iTunes and has legions of dedicated fans all over the country. The band promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility. Their mission is not only to make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well. Madison Rising is currently recording its second album and preparing to launch a national tour.

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