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Empire State Building Kicks Off Nightly Music-To-Light Shows

MediaInfoline March 30, 2020
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Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. and iHeartMedia announced their partnership to reach those sheltering at home with New York’s Z100’s radio waves and Empire State Building’s world-famous tower lights. The show kicked off on March 27 and will continue through April 2. You can catch the action live on March 30, at 9:00 p.m. EST (Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 a.m. IST) to see the Empire State Building illuminate the New York City skyline and beam iHeartMedia’s Z100 with a light show synced to the modern era anthem of New York City, Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind.

Honoring, the first responders who tackle this health crisis daily, Z100’s Elvis Duran will kick off every light show at 8:55 p.m. EST (6:25 a.m. IST). with a spotlight interview to highlight the amazing individuals who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

ESRT’s Empire State Building and IHRT’s Z100 will also premiere new shows each Friday night as we work together to beat COVID-19. Listen and watch for the announcement of a new music-to-light show that will premiere on Friday, April 3 EST (Saturday, April 4 IST), and play nightly for one week.

Remember to comply with the directions of authorities and maintain social distance while you watch from your window, rooftop, or sidewalk. The power of iHeartMedia’s Z100 and the icon of New York City, the Empire State Building, join to help not only New York but also our world heal and maintain perspective. Additionally, the show, designed by  world-renowned lighting artist Marc Brickman, will be streamed on the Empire State Building’s Facebook page.

“The Empire State Building has always served as an international symbol of hope, of challenges overcome, and of New York City itself,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO, ESRT. “With iHeartRadio, the radio network of America, she provides comfort and inspiration to New Yorkers, America, and the world.”

The public is invited to join the conversation by posting a video of themselves to their social media pages with the hashtag #EmpireStateBuilding and #iHeartNewYork tagging both the Empire State Building and iHeartRadio to share how we are all still able to connect with each other.

“New Yorkers always find a way to unite and encourage one another during challenging times,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “Our hope is to continue to provide some comfort to our listeners through the healing powers of music, as we show our country’s resilience and strength with a music-to-light show through New York icons Z100 and the Empire State Building.”

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