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Destination America Celebrates Fourth Of July With A Bang: The Wallflowers Take The Stage In Prescott, Ariz., While Hamtramck, Mich. Embraces Their First July Fourth In 30 Years!

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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:12 pm | Updated: 12:42 pm, Thu Jun 26, 2014.

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Destination America Celebrates Fourth Of July With A Bang: The

Wallflowers Take The Stage In Prescott, Ariz., While Hamtramck, Mich.

Embraces Their First July Fourth In 30 Years!

Please visit the Press Website at http://press.discovery.com/us/da/programs/red-white-and-you/ for additional press materialsFollow us on Twitter at @DestAmericaLike us on Facebook at Facebook.com/DestinationAmericaVisit us online at DestinationAmerica.com

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination America,

part of the Discovery Channel family of networks, and the only

television network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the

U.S., has organized a spectacular party for the two winning towns of

its RED, WHITE AND YOU contest - Prescott, Ariz., and Hamtramck, Mich.

The line-up of fun will feature thrilling rides, dazzling fireworks,

and musical performances, including an appearance in Prescott by

Grammy Award-winning band The Wallflowers. The RED, WHITE AND YOU

festivities start in Prescott on July 4 and continue in Hamtramck on

July 5.

"Destination America is known for all things Americana, and what says

America more than a Fourth of July party? We are looking forward to

hosting our second-annual RED, WHITE AND YOU event in two towns that

truly deserve Independence Day celebrations filled with family

activities, fried food and fireworks," said Marc Etkind, general

manager of Destination America. "And in Prescott, a town that's so

badly in need of an uplifting event, there's no better way to infuse

that spirit and patriotism of America's birthday than a taking in the

infectious live performance of Grammy Award-winning band, The

Wallflowers."

Prescott, still recovering from the devastating wildfires that

tragically claimed the lives of 19 brave firefighters last year, kicks

off RED, WHITE AND YOU with memorable Independence Day festivities

ranging from rides and local entertainment to a live performance from

the Grammy-winning rock band The Wallflowers. The critically acclaimed

band will kick off in Prescott with one song prior to the honorary

Fourth of July fireworks, and close the night with an electrifying

performance.

Hamtramck, a true melting pot community of America that has persevered

in a difficult economy, finally celebrates their first Fourth of July

in more than 30 years. Bringing the entire community together on July

5, the party will commence with pony rides, a petting zoo and carnival

games followed by a live performance from local Motown band JR Walkers

Allstar. The evening will be rounded out by a spectacular fireworks

show. Destination America also partnered with the Student Conservation

Association to provide a complete facelift to Hamtramck's Veterans

Park as well as with HATCH: A Hamtramck Art Collective to bring in

local artists to create commemorative art pieces that will be donated

to the town.

Making a special appearance in both cities will be Abel Gonzales from

Destination America's hit TV show, DEEP FRIED MASTERS, which is

launching a new season on July 12 at 10/9c. Abel will meet with

festival attendees, share his coveted fry secrets and offer free

samples of inventive fried foods, from deep-fried garlic butter to

fried elephant ears, a popular cinnamon-sugar pastry.

Destination America partnered with national weekly magazine USA

WEEKEND for the second-annual RED, WHITE AND YOU contest, awarding two

deserving communities a one-of-a-kind Fourth of July celebration. The

contest, which garnered more than 2,500 entries, asked folks across

the country to put their patriotism on display to prove why their

respective towns were most deserving of an over-the-top Independence

Day party.

Five runner-up towns were also awarded a dazzling Independence Day

celebration, courtesy of Destination America: Columbus, Ga.;

Charleston, W.V.; Aiken, S.C.; Ellwood City, Pa; and Toledo,

Ohio. Additionally, an online poll for a People's Choice winner, which

took place at DestinationAmerica.com, resulted in three winners, with

Delmont, S.D.; Gloucester, Mass.; and Hackleburg, Ala., coming out on

top, each receiving $4,000 toward their local Parks and Recreation

Department.

RED, WHITE AND YOU's first official sponsors are Ball Park@ Brand and

Nexium24HR, which are taking part in both grand-prize celebrations.

There's nothing more American than watching fireworks and enjoying a

juicy hot dog to celebrate the holiday so attendees will be able to

enjoy great-tasting Ball Park Beef Franks with all the toppings!

Comcast is also pleased to partner with Destination America in

bringing RED, WHITE AND YOU to Hamtramck and will be on site to

provide local families with information about the company's Internet

Essentials program, the nation's largest and most comprehensive

broadband adoption program.

ABOUT THE WALLFLOWERS

Fronted by co-founder Jakob Dylan, The Wallflowers are now in their

25th year. The Los Angeles-based alternative rock band has taken home

several Grammys, released six studio albums and sold more than seven

million records worldwide. Don't miss The Wallflowers perform new hits

and classic favorites such as "One Headlight", "6th Avenue Heartache",

"The Difference" and more this summer in a city near you. For more

information on The Wallflowers please visit:

http://www.thewallflowers.com/,

https://www.facebook.com/thewallflowersmusic,

https://twitter.com/thewallflowers,

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWallflowersVEVO.

ABOUT USA WEEKEND

USA WEEKEND Magazine is the national weekly that empowers America to

start taking action every weekend, with 22.6 million circulation and

50 million readers in print and online. Awarded for its journalism and

design, USA WEEKEND is an action based news source for people

throughout the country who look for real stories behind change and a

source for American family's to find food, health, family and

celebrity information. USA WEEKEND is a Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI),

publication. Find us on Twitter and Facebook and visit usaweekend.com.

ABOUT BALL PARK BRAND

The Ball Park brand was launched in 1957 in response to a request from

the owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team.  The Ball Park Frank

was such a success, it was expanded nationally. Today, Ball Park

products can be found in supermarkets, convenience stores and a

variety of sports venues - including Detroit's Comerica Park.  For

more information, visit www.ballparkbrand.com.

About Destination America

Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people,

places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network

targeting Adults 25-54 is available in nearly 60 million homes,

emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and

work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation.

Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and

natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A

Haunting; Mountain Monsters;Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and

Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit

DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or

twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery

Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1

nonfiction media company reaching more than 2 billion cumulative

subscribers in 220 countries and territories.

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