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Showpass Changes the Definition of Entertainment During Quarantine



CALGARY, May 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Showpass, the leading event management and ticketing provider in Canada, is launching Sessions: a direct talent-to-consumer marketplace for experiences that connects supporters and their social circles with talent through video chat.

Showpass is setting out to bring the world together, while staying apart. As a result of social distancing, virtual social gatherings are increasing in demand. Showpass has responded by developing Sessions, a platform that enables performers, celebrities, experts and influencers to create an intimate online setting, to simulate physical social gatherings.

The platform provides live public and private experiences by some of the world's most unique talents, delivered to their supporters in the comfort of their homes. Guests can choose from intimate, limited seat experiences shared with their social circle, or public experiences, which are larger gatherings joined by people from around the globe. These experiences can include a private session with famous country musician Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers, or a wine tasting with a Ritz-Carlton sommelier. Guests can participate in cocktail creation classes hosted by their favorite reality TV Personality, learn to cook like an Olympian with speed skater Gilmore Junio, dance with a Spice Girls cover group, or sweat in a HIIT class run by Canadian country music superstar Aaron Pritchett.

"Showpass has always been the leader in innovation in the tech space. A global shift in consumer habits means we've had to move quicker than ever to innovate," said Showpass CEO Lucas McCarthy. "This new platform is a response to this shift and is the future of how society can socialize, not only during social distancing measures but beyond where talent can connect to their supporters in an intimate way, at scale."

To find out about the different experiences offered, or to sign up for an event, head to showpass.com to browse and learn more.


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