Jacobs Pavilion opened in Cleveland in 1987. (Courtesy AEG Presents)

Exclusive deal for Cleveland venue has 10-year term

AEG Presents and Jacobs Entertainment have announced an exclusive 10-year operating and booking agreement at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, the popular 3,400-capacity amphitheater on the west bank of the city’s nightlife district. The agreement will take effect in spring 2022.

AEG Presents has also earmarked a “significant investment” in restoration and renovations of Jacobs Pavilion, coming on the heels of AEG Presents’ 2018 revitalization of Cleveland’s Agora Theatre. With the deal, Jacobs Pavilion has signed an exclusive ticketing agreement with AXS that begins with the spring 2022 season.

Rick Mueller, president of AEG Presents North America, said in a statement: “The Midwest has always been synonymous with an incredible live music scene, and Jacobs Pavilion is an important part of it. We’re thrilled to be able to expand our presence in one of America’s great music cities, while also working with Jacobs Entertainment to bring an even greater experience for fans and artists.”

Patrick McKinley, regional vice president of Jacobs Entertainment, said, “We are excited to welcome AEG Presents to Jacobs Pavilion and look forward to working with them over the next decade to enhance and expand the concert experience for Northeast Ohio’s many live music fans.”

The venue had been booked by Live Nation Cleveland, formerly Belkin Productions, going back more than 30 years. It is part of the Nautica Entertainment Complex.

This story originally appeared on Pollstar.com.