Live entertainment venues had a terrific 2016. Our Top Stops facilities reported $2,582,307,550 in gross sales compared to $2,175,870,425 for 2015, a 16 percent increase. Many venues expressed dismay at the outside events that swirled around them in 2016 and interfered with business-as-usual, from the U.S. election to police protests to weather-related events and the economy. Security is a top-of-mind issue for most of our reporting venues; the reason is obvious, the answers are few.

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