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New Coffee Shop Series From Verizon Wireless Highlights Bay Area Music And The Latest Technology In California

Fans That Recycle A No-Longer-Used Wireless Phone to Verizon Wireless' HopeLine® Program Have a Chance to Sit in VIP Seats

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May 6, 2010

Heidi Flato

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Verizon Wireless today announced a new program that gives San Francisco’s vibrant coffee shop community free access to exclusive concerts by local talent. The Verizon Wireless Coffee Shop Series will also showcase the latest technology, including the Verizon Wireless MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and the newest 3G smartphones.


The performance series will include The Dodos, an indie rock band known for playing multiple and uncommon instruments live on stage, and Port O’Brien, an Oakland-area band that combines acoustic, folk and indie rock. The concerts will take place in two different San Francisco theaters, each representing a specific coffee shop partner.

The first 25 fans at each show who donate their old wireless phones for recycling by Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine® program will have the chance to be seated in the VIP section. HopeLine is Verizon Wireless’ phone recycling and re-use program that supports domestic violence prevention agencies, including more than 20 organizations in the Bay Area. For more information about the HopeLine program, visit

Verizon Wireless’ Coffee Shop Series Dates / Locations

Artist: The Dodos Port O'Brien
Venue: Victoria Theater
Z Space @ Artaud
Date: Saturday, May 8
Sunday, May 16
Doors: 3:00pm 3:00pm
Show: 4:00pm 4:00pm
Venue Address:

2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

450 Florida Steet, San Francisco, CA 94110
Coffee Shop Partner: Four Barrel Coffee Bar
Coffee Shop Address:
1026 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 890 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA

Tickets to each performance will be handed out prior to each show in its partner coffee shop. For more information on Verizon Wireless’ San Francisco Coffee Shop Series, or to learn other ways to get VIP seating, go to For more information about music from Verizon Wireless or to download and purchase ringtones, ringback tones or full-track songs, visit

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