San Jose, Calif., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From bar shows to theatre productions, event-goers on local news and events site Buckaroo are being updated on a new variety of fun things to do in their neighborhood. Following a partnership with fair-trade ticketing company, Brown Paper Tickets, Buckaroo keeps subscribers across North America in the know about their favorite performances and musical groups.
"The addition of Brown Paper Tickets means a greater variety of leisurely outings for all of our subscribers," said Alan Fisher, Co-Founder and Chairman of Buckaroo's parent company Iron Speed, Inc. "We have always strived to offer our subscribers more than just the mainstream events; at Buckaroo, we want to be a place for all sorts of personalities and interests."
The new event listings make up a percentage of all events disseminated from Buckaroo into its daily "What's Hot" newsletters. This email gives subscribers a snapshot of what is happening in their local community, things for sale and ways to get involved.
"As Buckaroo moves further into the hyperlocal space, we're looking at additional ways to foster user activity on the site," commented Fisher. "For some users, we're a solution to what they're looking for and to others, we're pure local entertainment."
Buckaroo's ability to filter and organize large amounts of information has helped increase event business sales and bring added exposure to smaller venues.
Since its launch in May 2011, the site continues to build a steady base of merchant subscribers and intends to offer influence into local sectors including non-profits and other community organizations.
Buckaroo is the online hub for local shopping, news and events. Buckaroo's parent company, Iron Speed, Inc. (www.ironspeed.com), is well-funded with a capital base of over $20M from several strategic investors and executives from AMD, Excelan, Onsale, and Oracle. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in San Jose, CA. Find Buckaroo on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.
About Brown Paper Tickets
Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com), the Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company, revolutionized the industry by putting free, professional tools for ticketing any-sized gathering on the Internet, and continues to champion the rights of ticket-buyers with the lowest fee for the most service in the industry. The company donates 5 percent of the profit from each ticket sale to build communities and nonprofits, pays its employees to work 40 hours each year for the cause of their choosing, and employs a team of "Doers," experts in industries such as music, new media, makers, roller derby and more, to fix, improve and revolutionize the communities where we live, work and play.