[08/01/12 - 08:00 AM]
Stephen Colbert Announces Summer Concert Series "Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest"
Said event will be taped and held on New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Friday, August 10.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Stephen Colbert Announces Summer Concert Series "Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest" To Tape On Friday, August 10 At New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum With The Musical Performances To Air Throughout The Week Of August 13 At 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

Scheduled Musicians Include The Flaming Lips, fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear and Santigold

Free Tickets to the Event May Be Requested at colbertnation.com

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 -- On last night's episode, Stephen Colbert announced to The Nation that THE concert event of the summer, "Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest," will be taped and held on New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Friday, August 10. Musical acts participating in this monumental event include The Flaming Lips, fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear and Santigold. "Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest" will showcase a performance and an interview from each artist to air nightly on COMEDY CENTRAL's "The Colbert Report" during the week of August 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

"We are gonna rock the boat, which won't be easy because the Intrepid displaces 41,434 tons," said Stephen Colbert. Adding, "Does Bonnaroo have cruise missiles? I think not."

"Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest" taping will take place on Friday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum which is located on the West Side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street. Free tickets and info for this rockin' experience are available at www.colbertnation.com and approximately 1500 audience members will be accommodated.

"The Colbert Report" airs Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. and repeats at 1:30 a.m. the same night and at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT). Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at http://www.colbertnation.com/ with URL and embed links.

"The Colbert Report" is produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Colbert's Spartina Productions, Inc. Stewart, Colbert and Tom Purcell are the Executive Producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as Co-Executive producers. David Bernath is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL. Jim Hoskinson is the Director.

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