Palm Beach CVB to ‘Rock the Vote’ and Host Final US Presidential Debate

Palm Beach CVB to ‘Rock the Vote’ and Host Final US Presidential Debate

The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau and City of Boca Raton, Florida, are hosting the only official ‘Rock the Vote in The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton Live Concert and Screening of the 2012 Presidential Debate, Presented by Xbox Live, Featuring Neon Trees’.

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On Monday 22nd October 2012 the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Downtown Boca is the backdrop for the concert and screening – just minutes away from Lynn University where the last US Presidential Debate is taking place between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

This year, Rock the Vote is running the largest non-partisan voter registration campaign with the goal of registering 1.5 million individuals in the upcoming election. The free event for those attending in person will feature the world famous DJ Skee and a performance by popular American alternative band Neon Trees, known most recently for their platinum hit single ‘Everybody Talks’. This concert will be streamed in real-time on Xbox Live, as part of its Election 2012 initiative, including interactive features allowing viewers to answer trivia questions and share their views on the election.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase our destination to millions of viewers around the world at an historic moment for our nation,” said CVB President Jorge Pesquera. “Visitors and viewers of all ages can enjoy the excitement – either live at Mizner Park, or from the comfort of their own home – thanks to Rock the Vote and Xbox.”

The Presidential Debate takes place in The Palm Beaches second largest city, Boca Raton, located in the southernmost region of the county. Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner’s architectural influence survives today in some of the city’s famed landmarks including the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Mizner Park shopping complex and City Hall. The city covers 30 square miles and includes five miles of golden beaches (just some of the 47 miles of beaches in The Palm Beaches) and two distinct shopping districts.

The pet-friendly area of Downtown Boca brings Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place in an upscale blend of boutique shops, public art, decorative walkways and fountains. Enticing pedestrians to take leisurely strolls, this downtown district also serves as the area’s cultural arts epicentre with many things to do. The Boca Raton Museum of Art, one of South Florida’s finest cultural attractions, offers permanent and traveling exhibitions and programmes. Downtown Boca comes alive with concerts, high profile special events, highlighted by the extraordinary culinary festival Boca Bacchanal.

On Glades Road, the Town Centre at Boca Raton offers 220 stores and 25 restaurants.

Visitors can tour the most unique ecosystem in the world: the Florida Everglades. Loxahatchee Everglades Tours provides the opportunity to be a part of wildlife up close and personal, while the Daggerwing Nature Centre offers its butterfly gardens and boardwalks, observation tower and trails. Boca Raton is also an ideal place to play a round of golf at a world-class course or watch tour professionals showcase their skills at the annual Allianz Championship.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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