Milwaukee Summerfest, nicknamed as the world’s largest music festival and at one time officially recognized as such by the Guinness Book Of World Records, kicks off tonight with its usual jam-packed lineup in the city’s downtown, this year taking place over three weekends. Continue Reading Summerfest’s New NormalRead More
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The previously dormant Nashville Superspeedway is making a roaring comeback this weekend (June 24-26) with three races including the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday. Continue Reading Nashville track upgrades for NASCARRead More
Trombone Shorty (born Troy Andrews) grew up busking in New Orleans and ended up one of the city’s most beloved musical ambassadors, performing in Australia, Brazil, Europe, Japan and North America.
Rick Nafe stands among the funniest stadium managers in the business, but he’ll also be remembered for his support of the younger generation pursuing careers in venue operations. Continue Reading Colleagues pay tribute to Rick NafeRead More
Rick Nafe typically issues a warning to first-time attendees of the Stadium Managers Association’s annual seminar: Those caught wearing a necktie are in danger of having it cut in two. Continue Reading Remembering Rick Nafe: 2019 VenuesNow Hall Of Honor RecipientRead More
Ziggy’s, a former Winston-Salem band-breaking institution, is breaking new ground with an artist collective and festival-style concert venue in High Point, North Carolina. Continue Reading Ziggy’s breaks ground with fest-style clubRead More
It’s a new era for the casino/resort formerly known as San Manuel, with the newly named Yaamava’ Resort & Casino’s $760 million expansion culminating in the April 14 opening of the 3,000-capacity Yaamava’ Theater, which featured a private gig by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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The intersection between sports and entertainment is officially an open road with the announcement this week that the Golden State Warriors are launching Golden State Entertainment (GSE) a new affiliate company that will create original content and collaborate with recording artists to market and release music. Continue Reading Dub City 360? Golden State Entertainment To Produce Music, EventsRead More
Delaware North co-CEO Jeremy ”Jerry” Jacobs Jr. grew up in Buffalo and has spent most of his life in the region. In fact, Jacobs, 59, now lives next door to his boyhood home, “which is kind of scary,” he said. VenuesNow visited with Jacobs to get his take on the live entertainment scene and the state of the city’s two big league sports teams. By the way, Bar-Bill Tavern and Duff’s Famous Wings serve the best Buffalo wings in town, according to Jacobs.
The SaveLive platform, announced by Marc Geiger and John Fogelman in 2020 to build a network of independent venues in the midst of the pandemic shutdown, has announced a first round of venue and promoter partners, which includes The Criterion in Oklahoma City, Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, The Alibi in Palm Springs, Hammerjacks in Baltimore and more. Continue Reading Marc Geiger’s SaveLive Announces 20 Initial Venue Partners, $135M RaisedRead More
With all facets of sports and entertainment business reeling during the COVID-19 shutdown, it seemed appropriate that two separate parts of the industry would help each other during a difficult period.