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HIBBETT HOSTS CLIPS & KICKS BACK TO SCHOOL APPRECIATION EVENT WITH FREE HAIRCUTS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA

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As summer vacation draws to a close and the new school year approaches, Hibbett and PUMA announce an action packed Clips & Kicks Back to School appreciation event and celebration on Sunday, August 6th from 12pm to 5pm in Belle Glade, Florida. Hibbett wants to make the back to school prep a little easier with some free stuff for families, while they are getting their back to school shopping done. The public is invited to stop by the Hibbett store located at 529 SW 16 th Street in Belle Glade on Sunday, August 6th from 12pm to 5pm to join the fun. “Everyone is welcome to come out and join us at our Clips & Kicks event that we are hosting with our generous partners at PUMA,” said Jorge Urbina, Hibbett, District Manager. “The whole family will have a good time at our Clips & Kicks celebration with giveaways, free haircuts, school supplies and much more.” Each year, Hibbett hosts special back to school events across the country to show appreciation to local families in their community who may be stretched with back to school expenses. Hibbett hires professional barbers and brings them onsite to provide free professional children’s haircuts for attendees. There is a party atmosphere to get kids pumped up about the new school year with their fresh new cuts and free school supplies. Throughout the day there is music, special promotions, giveaways, light refreshments and much more. Children of all ages are welcome to get free haircuts and school supplies on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1143 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

July 28, 2023 10:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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WHAT'S COOL FOR SCHOOL 2023

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Contact Details Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

July 28, 2023 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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HIBBETT HOSTS CLIPS & KICKS BACK TO SCHOOL APPRECIATION EVENT WITH FREE HAIRCUTS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN FLORISSANT, MO

Hibbett, Inc.

As summer vacation draws to a close and the new school year approaches, Hibbett and Nike announce an action packed Clips & Kicks Back to School appreciation event and celebration on Saturday, August 5th from 10am to 6pm in Florissant, Missouri. Hibbett wants to make the back to school prep a little easier with some free stuff for families, while they are getting their back to school shopping done. The public is invited to stop by the Hibbett store located at 13931 New Halls Ferry Rd in Florissant on Saturday, August 5th from 10am to 6pm to join the fun. “We are excited to host our annual Clips & Kicks event with our awesome partners at Nike and give back to the wonderful Florissant community,” said Alex Lerch, Hibbett, District Manager. “The kids love getting new haircuts and this event is always really fun for the whole family.” Each year, Hibbett hosts special back to school events across the country to show appreciation to local families in their community who may be stretched with back to school expenses. Hibbett hires professional barbers and brings them onsite to provide free professional children’s haircuts for attendees. There is a party atmosphere to get kids pumped up about the new school year with their fresh new cuts and free school supplies. Throughout the day there is music, special promotions, giveaways, light refreshments and much more. Children of all ages are welcome to get free haircuts and school supplies on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1143 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

July 27, 2023 10:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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PBX Pickleball partners with Zinc Agency to Provide the Ultimate Corporate Pickleball Experiences with Retired Professional Athletes

PBX Pickleball

PBX Pickleball, a new organization that unites the pickleball community with retired professional athletes, announced a partnership with Zinc Agency to lead the planning and implementation for customized corporate experiences centered around the game of pickleball. Zinc becomes the official corporate sales and hospitality partner of PBX Corporate Experiences, which is one of four platforms of PBX Pickleball that will feature top retired professional athletes from all major sports, including baseball, hockey, football, and basketball. “Through PBX Pickleball, we plan to create the ultimate pickleball experience and provide a new client entertainment platform for business leaders to participate with their clients and prospects alongside professional retired athletes,” said Gary Rosenberg, Chief Revenue Officer at Zinc Agency. “Golf has always been considered the ‘sport of business,’ but we see pickleball opening up a new channel for client engagement and relationship building.” Zinc Agency has over 25 years of experience creating customized corporate events across various lifestyle categories. The company is known for leveraging professional talent to curate customized private experiences with professional athletes, chefs, speakers, musicians, illusionists, and other entertainers. “As the fastest growing sport in America that anyone can play, pickleball is the perfect activity for businesses to leverage for entertainment, networking, and team building outside of boardrooms and video calls,” said Jason Clement, CEO of The Sports Facilities Companies, the parent company for PBX Pickleball. “Zinc Agency has a successful track record of selling corporate experiences across various sports and entertainment categories. When we add the element of retired pro athletes as PBX Pros, we thought Zinc was the ideal partner to create that ultimate experience.” PBX Pickleball consists of four experiences: PBX Tour brings together retired sports stars turned avid pickleball players, starting with athletes who previously competed at the highest levels of their sports. Each player represents their respective sports in PBX Pickleball tournaments for audiences watching in person, via television broadcasts, and through digital media. PBX Pro-Ams allow amateur pickleball players to play with and against former male and female stars of major sports teams. PBX Pickleball Pro-Ams align with professional pickleball tour stops and occur adjacent to these events, including the PBX Tour. PBX Dream Weekends offer the ultimate pickleball experience for amateur participants. Pickleball enthusiasts can learn from professional pickleball players and interact with dozens of retired athletes. PBX Corporate Experiences are fully customizable with turnkey services to support corporate meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions. Your employees, partners and prospects can play pickleball with retired professional athletes. Since forming in June 2023, PBX Pickleball has also confirmed partnerships with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) and the NHL Alumni Association. About PBX Pickleball PBX Pickleball creates memorable experiences by uniting well-known retired professional athletes with amateur pickleball players and fans. Established in 2023, PBX Pickleball consists of four experiences: the PBX Tour, PBX Pro-Ams, PBX Dream Weekends, and PBX Corporate Experiences. The company is part of The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), the nation’s leading resource for the management and development of sports, recreation, wellness, and events facilities. To learn more about PBX Pickleball, go to https://pbxpickleball.com or follow @pbxpickleball on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. About Zinc Agency Zinc is an agency focused on curating creative, one-of-a-kind experiences that leverage the power of talent in sports, music, fashion, the culinary world, theater, and any of life’s other passions. Zinc’s approach is to always deliver a truly memorable experience that allows our clients to build and strengthen relationships with their customers. Zinc works hard to conceptualize unique themes, whether attached to a specific personality or aligned with a major event. From there, Zinc ensures all the details are flawlessly executed with a turnkey approach to event management. In addition to client entertainment, Zinc delivers entertainment solutions for corporate retreats, conferences and sales incentive trips. For more information, go to www.zincagency.com. Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.pbxpickleball.com/

July 26, 2023 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CLIPS & KICKS AND CUTS 4 KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL APPRECIATION EVENTS AT HIBBETT AND CITY GEAR IN ATLANTA

Hibbett, Inc.

As summer vacation draws to a close and the new school year approaches, Hibbett | City Gear announce two action-packed Back to School celebration events in Atlanta on July 30th and August 6th. Hibbett and City Gear will both provide free haircuts and school supplies to attendees. Hibbett and City Gear want to make the back to school prep a little easier with some free stuff for families, while they are getting their back to school shopping done. The public is invited to stop by two different Back to School events on Sunday, July 30 th and Sunday, August 6 th to join the fun. The Clips & Kicks event hosted by Hibbett and Sprayground will take place on Sunday, July 30 th at Hibbett, located at 860 Duluth Hwy in Lawrenceville. The event will run from 12pm to 5pm. The Cuts 4 Kids event hosted by City Gear and adidas will take place on Sunday, August 6 th at City Gear, located at 2685 Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta. The event will run from 12pm to 5pm. “Our Clips & Kicks and Cuts 4 Kids, Back to School celebrations are always a fun time to get kids excited about school and to show some appreciation to the wonderful community of Atlanta,” said Troy Williams, Hibbett, District Manager. “We encourage everyone to stop by, listen to some music, get free haircuts for the kids and take home some free school supplies.” Each year, Hibbett and City Gear host special back to school events across the country to show appreciation to local families in their communities, who may be stretched with back to school expenses. The company hires professional barbers and brings them onsite to provide free professional children’s haircuts for attendees. There is a party atmosphere to get kids pumped up about the new school year with their fresh new cuts and free school supplies. Throughout the day there is music, special promotions, giveaways, light refreshments and much more. Children of all ages are welcome to get free haircuts and school supplies on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1143 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

July 25, 2023 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Next Generation DFS Platform GameBlazers Signs New Partnerships with Full Moon Sports Solutions and Raging Moose

GameBlazers

GameBlazers, a sports gaming platform empowering sports fans to create and manage their own experience, today announced the company signed partnerships with two industry-leading and best-in-class consulting companies, Full Moon Sports Solutions and Raging Moose. Both companies will help accelerate GameBlazers’ business objectives as it brings its revolutionary product to the Beta Test phase and eventual launch. Full Moon Sports Solutions is a strategy consulting firm specializing in business and product development for the fantasy, gaming and sports betting industry. Full Moon is aiding in developing strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities with professional sports leagues and associations. Raging Moose is a technology consulting group specializing in game design and gameplay mechanics. The group is assisting GameBlazers in developing a proprietary Item Distribution Framework that assigns the Athletes, Multipliers, Rarities and other forms of metadata, to the in-game Items. The firm has experience working on FIFA Ultimate Team, as well as other major video games with similar mechanics to those on the GameBlazers platform. “In any start-up environment, surrounding yourself with the smartest minds in the industry and creating a network of strategic partnerships is the cornerstone for success,” said Rourke Sturthers, CEO of GameBlazers. “GameBlazers is unlike anything the daily fantasy market has seen, so bringing in Full Moon Sports Solutions and Raging Moose was paramount to making sure our vision for the platform was met. From both companies’ previous work, we know that GameBlazers will bridge the gap between the modern and future worlds of fantasy sports, and live up to its unique user experience.” GameBlazers is set to launch before the 2023 football season. For updates and information about the platform, check out GameBlazers.com. About GameBlazers GameBlazers is a new sports gaming platform bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds into a first-of-its-kind user experience. GameBlazers blends the best elements of fantasy sports, sports gaming, and collectible in-game items to create a more sustainable and more engaging gameplay. GameBlazers enables innovative gameplay mechanics that give Players the opportunity to be the Owner, GM and Coach of their Fantasy Franchise. For more information or to join the beta, please visit: https://www.gameblazers.com/ Contact Details Sterling Randle srandle@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.gameblazers.com/

July 25, 2023 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise Owners Jim and Seamus Mooney Celebrate 5 Years and Relocation to Clark, NJ with Grand Opening Event

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Jim and Seamus Mooney have a lot to celebrate lately. The father-son team behind the Minuteman Press franchise in Clark, NJ (formerly Westfield) held their Grand Opening Palooza Event on June 22, 2023 as they celebrated their relocation to Clark as well as 5 years in business. Minuteman Press in Clark is located at 1120 Raritan Road, Suite 2, Clark NJ 07066. The grand opening event for Minuteman Press in Clark, NJ was sponsored by the Irish Business Association and featured live music, food trucks, vendors, and more. The Irish Business Association also recently honored Minuteman Press in Clark by awarding Jim and Seamus their Company of the Year Award. In addition, Jim and Seamus continue to hit new monthly sales milestones for their business. On the relocation, Jim shares, “We opened our doors on June 1, 2018. We have been in business for 5 years and we were looking for a larger production facility. Today, Minuteman Press Clark is a full-service printing, mail-house, and marketing design firm. We specialize in apparel (screen printing and embroidery), signage, paper based products (booklets, brochures, letterhead, envelopes, etc.) promotional products, mailings and graphic design.” Over the past 5 years, Jim has helped grow the family business through networking with a heavy focus on community involvement. He is President and an active member of Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which includes multiple towns in Union County. Jim also appreciates being able to put his own stamp on Clark, Westfield and the surrounding community through his business. On that note, Jim says, “We have a lot of pride when we see our work displayed or distributed in the community – storefronts, window signage, direct mail, brochures, business cards – it’s always great to get kudos from happy clients.” Jim’s professional background includes managing strategic marketing for multi-unit franchise brands across various industries, most notably, McDonald’s Corporation working on the Company and Ad Agency side of the QSR industry. Jim says, “As the majority of my career was spent in franchise marketing, I am a true believer in franchising. Because I worked in advertising agencies where we had production and graphic design capabilities; I was very comfortable buying this business.” Jim continues, “I look at Minuteman Press as an ad agency for other businesses in Clark and Westfield and the surrounding towns. My career skills match up really well with what we are doing, and I am proud of our capabilities as well as the infrastructure we have in place being part of the Minuteman Press franchise family.” Speaking of family, while Jim concentrates on marketing the business, his son Seamus handles the operations. Prior to Minuteman Press, Seamus worked in recruiting and education operations management. Jim says, “Seamus is fantastic as our Vice President of Operations and I couldn’t do this without him. We’re a good team because we complement each other’s skills.” What’s it like going to work every day as a father and son? “It's an opportunity most people don't get to have,” Seamus Mooney said. “It's been great getting to work together for over five years — I've learned a lot during this time about business and life. Having a family business is rewarding." “It is fantastic to work with my son Seamus and to see him grow strategically and operationally as our vice president of operations,” Jim Mooney added. “Seamus is also a great thought partner in the business. It is a unique and fun experience.” Minuteman Press in Clark, NJ is located at at 1120 Raritan Road, Suite 2, Clark NJ 07066. For more information, call 908-857-4644 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/nj/clark/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

July 25, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Peter Kaldes Named President and CEO of NextFifty Initiative

NextFifty Initiative

NextFifty Initiative, a private foundation supporting efforts to improve quality of life for older adults and their caregivers, today announced it has named Peter Kaldes as its new President and CEO. Kaldes will assume the role on September 11, 2023, and will lead efforts to help the nonprofit private foundation achieve its mission of improving and sustaining the quality of life for people in their second 50 years. Kaldes is a national leader in aging with experience as a nonprofit and philanthropic executive. Since March 2020, he has served as president and chief executive officer of the American Society on Aging, the nation's largest association of diverse professionals in the field of aging. Before joining ASA, Kaldes was president and chief executive officer of the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA). Prior to that position, Kaldes was a senior executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and led the global bank’s philanthropic investments in economic development. Kaldes also has served in the White House as an economic policy advisor to President Barack Obama. "Colorado, like our nation, is aging," said Kaldes. "Some may see this as a problem, but NextFifty sees it as the opportunity that it truly is. I am looking forward to working with NextFifty’s Board of Trustees, staff, community partners, and national colleagues to lead and catalyze innovation in aging." At ASA, Kaldes successfully navigated the organization through an unprecedented pandemic, innovated its brand identity and programming, including launching ASA Rise, a social justice and leadership academy for rising leaders of color, and increased ASA's membership by 35 percent. At SoFIA, he led the transformation of a 55-year-old, community-based organization and nearly doubled the organization’s budget with new social and economic programs. Kaldes began his career as an international litigator at the global firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Tufts University. “We are thrilled to welcome Peter Kaldes and the depth of experience he will bring to our work,” said Joie Glenn, chair of the Board of Trustees for NextFifty Initiative. “Peter shares our passion for supporting the needs of older adults and all the issues related to their quality of life. We are very pleased to have found a new leader of his caliber.” NextFifty Initiative was formed in 2016 through the sale of InnovAge, a non-profit PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provider, to a private equity firm. With initial assets of over $200MM, the foundation was created as an independent nonprofit entity completely separate from InnovAge. The foundation remains focused on and committed to serving the older adult population through grantmaking and impact investing with goals of: improving the quality of life for older adults; making sure organizations serving older adults have the resources they need to succeed; identifying, supporting, and replicating new and innovative approaches to aging; and reducing ageism. About NextFifty Initiative NextFifty Initiative is a Colorado-based, private foundation supporting efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. The foundation works with community leaders, experts in the field of aging, and front-line professionals to support programs and projects that positively impact aging and longevity. They focus on education, sharing best practices, and supporting innovation that will transform aging for generations to come. In 2022, NextFifty Initiative awarded grants totaling $8.2 million. To learn more, visit www.Next50Initiative.org. Contact Details NextFifty Initiative Amy Daly +1 303-590-9995 Company Website https://www.next50initiative.org/

July 25, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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10,000 Fans Thrilled For 6 Hours With Charlie Puth At 8wonder International Music Festival In Vinpearl Nha Trang

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NHA TRANG, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 24 July 2023 - Nearly 10,000 enchanted souls witnessed the magic unfold, with millions of others tuning in via live streams of the mesmerizing 8Wonder International Music Festival which took place at Vinpearl Nha Trang, Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang on the evening of July 22. During the 6-hour non-stop show, the ethereal melodies of 8 musicians reverberated inside the 10,400 square meters of wonder, under a 50-meter-high stage adorned with a shimmering glow of lights. These awe-inspiring figures eloquently recount the triumphant performances by world-renowned superstar, Charlie Puth, and 7 Vietnamese "hitmakers." For over 6 hours, nearly 10,000 music enthusiasts soared amidst the pinnacle of creative expression, reveling in a sequence of enthralling performances and a cascade of entertainment experiences. Charlie Puth: A Virtuoso of Euphony Charlie Puth, one of industry’s most consistent hitmakers and sought-after collaborators, hailed as the "global music icon", graced Vietnam with his musical presence for the first time, becoming the focal point of adoration at the magnificent music festival. His 75-minute performance commenced at 9:00 PM and guided thousands of 8Wonder attendees and viewers through a kaleidoscope of emotions with a collection of 21 exclusive hits such as “Attention”, “Forget you”, “Light Switch”, “Boy”, “That’s Not How It Works”, “How Long”, “One Call Away”, and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, etc. Setting the stage ablaze with his captivating opening hit “Charlie Be Quiet”, Puth elicited a palpable restlessness among his admirers. Timeless classics, cherished by the youth, were lovingly treated to fresh arrangements, exclusively curated for the 8Wonder stage. Nha Trang, Vietnam served as the debut destination of the "Attention" singer before embarking on his "Charlie's Live Experience World Tour” across Asia that begins in October. As the night unfurled, the harmonious image of the multi-talented musician, Puth, skillfully entwined with his piano. His fingers tickled the ivory, accompanied by his voice's mesmerizing modulation, ensnaring thousands below in a musical journey. Sharing about his musical presence for the first time in Vietnam, Puth said: “This my first time to be here. Thank you for making my first experience in Vietnam so special! We all hope to be back very soon!” Before the spotlight shifted to the idols, Vietnam's contemporary "hitmakers" led the audience on a journey featuring over 30 songs of limitless emotions, each reflecting the unique musical personalities of the individual artists. Each song received a novel interpretation, with mesmerizing mashups and medleys that resonated profoundly with 8Wonder's diverse audience, spanning generations on Hon Tre Island. The Vietnamese hitmakers,participating in 8Wonder included Ha Anh Tuan, Ho Ngoc Ha, HIEUTHUHAI, MONO, Tlinh, and AMEE, etc., who brought hits and attractive dancing performances to the stage, under the amazing sunset on Nha Trang Bay. 8Wonder - The Dawn of a New Music Festival Experience Beyond delivering boundless emotional wonder through the harmonious convergence of global and Vietnamese music, the 8Wonder mega-music festival brought forth a rare confluence of activities, rarely witnessed in any other musical gathering. As they eagerly awaited their favorite stars, thousands of attendees reveled in a captivating array of recreational activities. They immersed themselves in artistic installations, explored art workshops, sought insights from tarot readers, adorned themselves with henna tattoos, interacted with spirited LED drum dancers, and savored gastronomic delights from around the world. Beyond the 8Wonder, here comes an exuberant summer atmosphere unfolded, featuring over 100 thrilling games at "The Island Water Park - home to the most extensive collection of water games in Asia." At the event, many visitors were also thrilled to explore a VinFast electric vehicle exhibition. They also had the opportunity to test-drive the latest models of electric vehicles, scooters, and bicycles. Perfectly harmonizing with the Vinpearl Nha Trang resort paradise and the picturesque Hon Tre Island, the 8Wonder music festival drew the curtains on the WonderFest 2023 summer celebration, leaving all with unforgettable memories and the most extraordinary emotions. With its impressive debut, the 8Wonder international music festival, combined with the annual international beach festival WonderFest, not only put Vietnam on the map of top international stars but also elevated Vietnam's tourism to new heights on the world tourism map. About 8Wonder The 8Wonder mega music festival took place on July 22nd, as part of the 53-day summer WonderFest 2023 beach festival in Nha Trang, with a series of 8 vibrant and captivating themed festivals, that attracted millions of tourists. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/8wondermusicfestival. Contact Details Media Contact v.nammh@vingroup.net

July 24, 2023 11:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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