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  • 2014 Gasparilla Parade of the Pirate Partners with RideCommand App [PRESS RELEASE]

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    TAMPA, FL (January 7, 2014) – EventFest, Inc. and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla are pleased to introduce Ride Command for the 2014 Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates. The RideCommand app offers upscale car service in seconds.

    RideCommand's app allows customers to request either an immediate pickup ("Ride Now") or a scheduled ride in the future ("Ride Later") where upscale car services compete for your business. Users can enter a Tampa pickup location, destination, the number of passengers, type of vehicle and when the service will be needed. RideCommand’s revolutionary bidding technology will summon all the drivers to a fair fight, putting the best one in front of the user. RideCommand’s app is available on both iPhone and Android devices. For more information visit

    From now through the 2014 Gasparilla Pirate Fest on January 25th, 2014 customers may use the discount code “GASP” for 10% off of RideCommand’s services. Additionally, they can check out the Official Gasparilla Pirate Fest Facebook page to enter for a chance to win FREE rides for a year!! Visit to enter.

    “We are happy to introduce this new service for our Gasparilla participants and guests to enjoy Tampa’s Gasparilla events responsibly and get home safely” said Darrell Stefany, President of EventFest, Inc.

    “People want a convenient way to book a car service that also gives them flexibility when it comes to choices – RideCommand provides that positive experience,” said Alan Stapleton, founder and CEO of RideCommand.

    RideCommand allows the customer to choose between Luxury and Economy services for car service. The Luxury option will use luxury sedans and SUVs, such as a Cadillac Escalade or a Mercedes Sedan. The Economy option will use Cab Plus Taxi Services and their Lincoln Town Cars. Either service will arrive to pick you up with safe, comfortable and clean cars with courteous drivers.

    The Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest will take place on January 25, 2014. For additional information or to purchase Gasparilla Invasion Brunch, Gasparilla Parade tickets and/or officially licensed Gasparilla merchandise, please log on to Tickets can also be ordered over the phone by calling EventFest’s Gasparilla Ticket Reservation Line at (813) 251-8844.  A ticket representative will be available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

    Sponsors under agreement as of the date of this release include: Gasparilla Pirate Fest

    Title Sponsor: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

    Adams & Reese, LLC; Alley • Clark • Greiwe; Amalie Oil Company; Anheuser Busch, Inc; Buffalo Wild Wings; Carey O’Malley Whitaker & Mueller, P.A.; Catering By the Family; CENTRO Tampa; Chevrolet; The City of Tampa; Clear Channel Radio of Tampa Bay including: WBTP-FM 95.7 The Beat, WFLZ-FM 93.3 FLZ, WFUS-FM US 103.5, WMTX-FM MIX 100.7, 620 WDAE The Sports Animal, 970 WFLA FOX Newsradio; Diageo - Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum; Hadlow Family; Hillsborough County; National Brokerage Services, Inc.; PNC Bank; Professional Insurance Center; Sunset Salsa; The Tampa Bay Buccaneers; The Tampa Tribune;; Telemundo Tampa; Turner Family; Visit Tampa Bay, WFLA – TV News Channel 8 and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla

    Tampa’s Gasparilla events, including the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, Gasparilla Pirate Fest and Gasparilla’s Outbound Voyage are marketed, managed and produced annually by EventFest, Inc. of Tampa.

    1200 W. Cass Street, Suite 110

    Tampa, FL 33606

    (813) 251-3378

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