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THE Holiday Gift for Foodies
Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival
Set for Sun., March 30, 2014, 11am-3pm
Special Ticket Price Now through Jan. 1, 2014
Tickets at www.AZPBS.org/CheckPlease
Show-Inspired Restaurant Lineup Delivers Best of Independents
Event in its Second Year

Phoenix, Ariz. (Nov. 12, 2013) – A special holiday ticket price of $49 is available now through Jan. 1, 2014, for the second year of the hit culinary event, Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape in downtown Phoenix.
The event is set for Sun., March 30, 2014, 11am-3pm.

Based on the most popular locally produced TV show on Eight, Arizona PBS, Eight and R Entertainment Company will again transform CityScape into an exploration of Arizona’s independent restaurant scene – from five-star dining  establishments to tucked away cafes.

The second annual Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival promises a lineup of discussions, demonstrations and celebrity chef participants to inform and entertain, and equally compelling as its first successful year.

Special Holiday Ticket Price.  A special ticket price of $49 is available now through the holidays, Jan. 1, 2014, at www.azpbs.org/checkplease.  Click on ‘Join us for the Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape.’ After Jan. 1, tickets are $59 through March 1; $69 through March 29.  Tickets are $79 at the gate.  Tickets are all inclusive of fabulous food, fine wine and craft beer sampling, as well as access to the insider’s seminars and several cooking demonstrations on two stages.

Season Four of Check, Please! Arizona on Eight.  Season four of this two-time Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thurs., Jan. 2, 7pm.  Check, Please! Arizona is continuously the highest-rated local series on Eight, hosted by James Beard Foundation award-winning Chef Robert McGrath.  By the end of season four, more than 150 restaurants will have been featured on the show.   Fans can nominate their favorite eatery; view previous shows online; see an interactive map and even obtain recipes at azpbs.org/checkplease.
For more information on sponsorship and participation opportunities with Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival, please contact Chelsea Fox at R Entertainment Company, 480.657.7333 ext.15 or email Chelsea@r-entertainment.com.

About R Entertainment Company.  Led by entertainment industry veterans, R Entertainment Company is a global concert and event booking, promotion and production company, which markets and produces more than 200 dates a year. At the top of its noteworthy culinary events portfolio is Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival.  R Entertainment Company Events & Destinations division also produces private corporate gatherings such as the American Express Chairman’s event, and the Harvey Mackay 80th Birthday Event.  www.R-Entertainment.com

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.