Hannaian Artist Endorsement & Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for considering sponsoring The Hannaian.com Treasure Coast Blues Festival, and Worldwide Shuffle Boogie Dance Extravaganza.

World renowned Choreographer Ira Weisburd, Legendary Blues Singer and Guitarist Preston Shannon, Pastor T Promotions, and Hannaian Entertainment are participating in a Worldwide Dance Extravaganza, to take Place in Port St Lucie Florida at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Market Square on the Florida Treasure Coast. The event will be part of The Hannaian.com Treasure Coast Blues Festival on November 6, 2010.

This event, the associated productions, promotions, and Internet video broadcast of the surrounding events will bring worldwide attention to sponsors of the events and provide sponsors with ongoing opportunities to benefit from such sponsorships and affiliated Artist Endorsements. The latest KICKIT'S WORLD LINE DANCE SURVEY report as of September 27, 2010 shows the Shuffle Boogie Line Dance has headed STRAIGHT TO NUMBER 1 on the Dance Charts. In less than 5 weeks Ira Weisburd's Shuffle Boogie Soul, with "Honky Tonk" by Preston SHannon rose to the #1 line dance in the world. The survey can be viewed at http://www.kickit.to/ld/Survey.html?json=1&PHPSESSID=1be7f95db5e86e9da6d65e0c4c5ecccf&t=4 .

Background Information

Preston Shannon and his “Preston Shannon Beale Street Blues Revue” will appear at the Hannaian.Com Treasure Coast Blues Festival on November 6, 2010 at the new Port St. Lucie Civic Center Amphitheatre, Market Square. Shannon has been the top attraction for years on famous Beale Street in Memphis, the birthplace of the blues. Beale street has been the center of the Blues world since the early 1900’s and millions of blues and music enthusiasts from around the world visit the area annually to hear the authentic blues music at the place where the blues was born.

Beale Street, Memphis, and the Mississippi Delta became a mecca for Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll producing artists such as Elvis Presley, Al Green, Otis Redding, B.B. King, Albert King, Bobby Blue Bland, Isaac Hayes, David Porter, The Staple Singers, Steve Crocker, Booker T and the MGs, Memphis Slim, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Little Milton, W.C. Handy, Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, John Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters and many more top artists associated with Stax, Sam Phillips Sun Records, and Willie Mitchell Studio operations.

Shannon, a five time Grammy nominated artist billed as “The King of Beale Street” is the latest great guitarist and Blues singer to emerge from Beale Street. He is set to do his European tour early in 2011, but will bring his revue and the famous sounds of Beale Street to the Florida Treasure Coast for the first time at this Blues Festival. Among his other hits he will be performing his new hit “Be With Me Tonight”, and other Memphis and Mississippi Delta blues standards at the festival. South Floridians will for the first time be able to experience the authentic sound and Blues of Beale Street right in their backyard. Shannon’s hit song “Honky Tonk” has recently created a stir on YouTube as the song for the new dance “The Shuffle Boogie Soul”.

The Festival will also feature other headliners Clarence Carter, Denise LaSalle, Latimore, and Category Five, along with several other top local Blues bands.

Shannon and his “Beale Street Revue” will be embarking on several tours outside of the Memphis area scheduled during the next year which will bring considerable exposure and attention to Beale Street and Memphis in general. The first of these is his appearance at the Hannaian.Com Treasure Coast Blues Festival and several other appearances in South Florida.

The November 6 performance is especially noteworthy because it will be the center of a project tied to a new worldwide dance craze currently featured on YouTube which utilizes his song “Honky Tonk” as the basis of a line dance called the “Shuffle Boogie”. The dance and song has captured the attention of dance groups and is sweeping the Line Dance community, Country Western clubs, Ballroom Dance Studios and now Line dance classes and events around the world. The "Flash Mob Line Dance" events associated with this extravaganza is anticipated to be larger than any other Flash Mob event to date.

At the Festival he will perform the dance on stage with choreographer Ira Weisburd and the original YouTube group of dancers which made it famous with dance communities around the world. It is intended that the Festival performance will be transmitted over the Internet live, and many dance groups worldwide have already committed to simultaneously perform the dance at their locations. In addition, several groups have committed to orchestrate versions of the new popular phenomenon called “Flash Mob Dancing”, spontaneous, surprise events performed in highly trafficked public areas. They will conduct these “Shuffle Boogie” Flash Mobs at several prominent locations around the world simultaneously with the Festival video upstream. These Flash Mob presentations will be the first major “Line Dance” Flash Mobs performed simultaneously at different locations. As an example, the single T-Mobile Flash Mob Dance event at Liverpool Street Station in early 2009 has had over 22 million views on YouTube.

In addition, the thousands of attendees expected at the Festival will be organized to perform the dance during the performance.

These dance groups and Flash Mob coordinators will video their performances and upload them to YouTube, and also submit them to the Festival promoters to be included in a later Video presentation of Shannon’s performance. The Video presentations will be supplemented with Memphis and Beale Street video.

The events and promotions associated with the Festival and these video upstream presentations will all prominently feature sponsors of the Extravaganza, and provide exposure to millions of viewers worldwide, not only for the period leading up to the Festival, but for a significant time after the Festival. These events also provide support for the launch of Shannon's upcoming European Tour.

The promoters are seeking sponsors who can benefit from the exposure produced by these events, and from endorsements of the Affiliated Artists.

This prospectus contemplates that sponsors & Artist Endorsees from a broad range of businesses will receive tremendous value and benefit to their businesses. Sponsors and Artist Endorsees will have the opportunity to work with the organizers to maximize their benefits. Special sponsorship and Artist Endorsement packaging is available based on sponsor/Endorsee needs and requirements.

Thank you again, and we welcome your participation in this worldwide event.

Please Contact Cheryl Pyfrom, V.P., A&R, at Hannaian International for further information on Hannaian Artist Endorsement & Sponsorship opportunities at (772) 597-4300 or email at hlaw@hannaian.com.

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