Friday, June 22, 2007

donnie iris concert tonight, he's using technology "youngstown style"

Tonight Donnie Iris and The Cruisers will be playing at the new stage built next to the refurbished B&O train station downtown.

Big Don plays shows all around the country, but when he comes to Youngstown tonight, the setup will be a little different.


You see, down by the Mahoning River, the fans will have the ability to choose the next songs Donnie and his band will play.

How?

By using technology developed at the Youngstown Business Incubator.

The wireless keypads from Turning Technologies will be passed out to the crowd.



The public chooses, and instantaneously, Turning's Technologies calculates the vote totals.

Is this the first time in the nation technology has been used for this reason?

And the band played on . . . down by the B&O.


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Donnie Iris and The Cruisers
Friday, June 22

Outdoor Stage
B&O Station
530 Mahoning Avenue
Downtown Youngstown

All tickets general admission.
Gates open 6:30 pm
Opening act, 8:00 pm
Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 9:00 pm