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Snapdragon Stadium Is San Diego’s New Gem

San Diego State University’s Snapdragon Stadium takes the trend of developing venue social spaces to new heights.The $310 million, 35,000-seat college football stadium, which can be expanded to 40,000 for large events, debuted Sept. 3 when the SDSU Aztecs hosted the University of Arizona. The stadium’s first concert, with Jimmy Buffett and San Diego’s own Jason Mraz, is scheduled for Oct. 22. Continue Reading Snapdragon Stadium Is San Diego’s New Gem

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A Golden Destination — Sacramento Market Focus

Conditions have long been ripe for California’s capital city to grow beyond its reputation as a political base, agriculture hub and commuter town in the shadow of the Bay Area. But with mild winters, the relatively low cost of living and a healthy music and sports scene, it’s still taken a little while to get there — and it’s still a work in progress. Continue Reading A Golden Destination — Sacramento Market Focus

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Hollywood Bowl Carved A Canyon Niche

Billed as the world’s largest natural amphitheater, the famed Hollywood Bowl has hosted the biggest stars in classical, jazz and pop over the past century: Luciano Pavarotti, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Yitzhak Perlman, Yehudi Menuhin, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Rod Stewart, the Eagles, Ella Fitzgerald. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ last performance was at the Bowl five years ago. Continue Reading Hollywood Bowl Carved A Canyon Niche

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Market Focus – Milwaukee: Developing Growth With Accelerated Activity

With a new world-class arena, major renovations to existing theaters and amphitheaters, one of the largest music festivals in the country and continued development including a $420 million expansion for its downtown convention center, Milwaukee in many ways is a bustling metropolis.

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Marty Stuart: The ‘Joy Of Discovery’ Still Supreme In Music City

Marty Stuart was barely a teenager when he played the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium with Lester Flatt’s band.

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Welcome Back To Pine Knob: Beloved Detroit-Area Shed Comes Full Circle

Sue Plummer was a teenager and rock ‘n’ roll fan living on Detroit’s east side when she, her younger sister and their mother headed to “the boondocks” to see David Cassidy play the first show at Pine Knob Music Theatre on June 25, 1972.

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Pine Knob Memories: The Birth Of ‘Mr. Opening Night’

Two Tickets To Paradise: Eddie Money became Pine Knob’s “Mr. Opening Night,” playing the first night of the venue’s concert season for 28 consecutive years. (Chris Schwegler) The Birth Of ‘Mr. Opening Night’ By Jeff Corey, Former Vice President of Public Relations, Palace Sports & Entertainment I quickly learned the importance of making a huge splash with Pine Knob Music Theatre’s schedule announcement and season opening after joining Palace Sports & Entertainment’s Marketing Department in 1993. From late fall through spring, it was our main focus. Creating a lot of buzz was a really big deal, and for good reason. Pine Knob was already (21) years old and established as a top amphitheater and a beloved summer institution locally by the time PS&E purchased it in 1990. It was up to us to continue that momentum and grow it. For area concert fans, the annual announcement of Pine Knob’s lineup… Continue Reading Pine Knob Memories: The Birth Of ‘Mr. Opening Night’

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