Author: Brad Weissberg

Talking Points: Steve Hill

Steve Hill, CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority From the concrete industry to conventions chief? Only in Vegas. (Photo courtesy LVCVA) I thought I’d grow up to be A professional baseball player. First job in the industry This one! (I was in the concrete industry …before being appointed by former Gov. Brian Sandoval to serve as the first director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 2011. I joined the LVCVA in January 2018 as COO and was promoted to the CEO role later that same year.) Favorite part of the job Ability to be involved with so many great things and great people in this city. Mentors Both of my former bosses, Cy Spurlino and Gov. Brian Sandoval, as well as my wife, Molly. Surprising fact about me I used to be a pretty good piano player. Best advice received Move to Las Vegas. Office fire rescue list The Cincinnati Bengals helmet my […]

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Texas: Live Nation High on The HiFi Dallas Project With Mavericks

READY FOR A SPIN? The HiFi Dallas is set to open in May. (Courtesy Live Nation) New to the Texas scene this year will be The HiFi Dallas, a 1,000-general admission house with a seated capacity of 700, which will open May 15. Conceived by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Live Nation’s Michael Rapino, the new live entertainment space is situated in the Dallas Design District in a refurbished furniture store and warehouse next to the Mavericks’ practice facility and just blocks away from American Airlines Center, where the Mavericks play. Buildout started last summer. “It’s a very intimate contemporary club with elevated finishing touches and flourishes throughout, and we believe it will be the most beautiful venue of its size in Dallas,” said Ben Weeden, chief operating officer of Live Nation Entertainment’s clubs and theaters division. “As the name suggests, it will have an unmatched sound system which […]

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Management: March 2020

Seattle Hockey Partners and Oak View Group added three executives to the team that will run the New Arena at Seattle Center: Eric Bresler as senior vice president of programming, Tom Conroy as vice president of operations and Rosemary Selle as vice president of marketing.   The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau promoted Harriet Carter to vice president, customer and partner services; Renee Monforton to vice president, marketing and communications; Susan Richardson to vice president, group and convention sales; and Jessica Strasser to vice president, talent resources.  ASM Global-operated Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan., added Bethany Chegwidden as marketing and group sales coordinator. Shawn McGuire was promoted to security supervisor.  Michael Crum was named director of the Fort Worth Public Events Department. Crum was vice president for business development and chief financial officer for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. Steve Brown returned to his role of CEO at […]

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Mohegan Sun Getting Food Ordering System

READY FOR PICKUP: Fans at Mohegan Sun Arena can pick up concessions ordered through the Noble F&B app or have them delivered. (Courtesy Noble) Noble powers service, which will operate through apps, QR code or text Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena is partnering with Noble to bring on-demand food and beverage ordering to arena guests. The service will work on Noble’s app, weblink, QR code or text via chatbot. Noble will also be integrated within the Mohegan Sun app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. Noble software taps into any venue’s current active network and has the ability to integrate with all existing payment platforms. After ordering and paying with digital pay platforms Venmo or Apple Pay or a credit card, fans can choose to either pick up their order or have it delivered. Noble’s platform also enables patrons to schedule orders ahead of time and have concessions […]

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Big Plans for Charleston Music Hall

SMOOTH OPERATORS: The Charleston Music Hall in South Carolina is now operated by NS2/Frank Productions. (Courtesy Frank Productions) Frank Productions, NS2 will expand capacity with GA floor option Since its creation in 1964, Frank Productions has brought big guns like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen to Wisconsin. In 2010, the company opened National Shows 2, known as NS2, in Nashville. The promoter also runs the 600-capacity Majestic Theatre, the 2,500-capacity The Sylvee, the 1,700-capacity Orpheum Theater and the High Noon Saloon, all in Wisconsin, and the 835-capacity Blue Note and the 300-capacity Rose Music Hall, both in Columbia, Mo. They are all owned under the Frank Productions umbrella and booked and operated by the FPC Live office in Madison, Wis., and NS2 in Nashville. On Feb. 1, NS2 took over operations at the Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston, S.C., a venue the company has been booking for […]

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