Some of the Midwest’s top-performing venues share highlights from their year TaxSlayer Center, Moline, Ill. Scott Mullen, executive director  How was your year? 2018 was a solid year for us. The economy is doing well and people are buying tickets. Big shows We had some big names in 2018 with full houses for Blake Shelton, Styx, REO (Speedwagon) and Don Felder, and 5 Finger Death Punch. Alice Cooper, Jim Gaffigan, the Beach Boys, Alabama, Lindsey Stirling and Cole Swindell also had strong showings as did World’s Toughest Rodeo, the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, the (Harlem) Globetrotters, Monster Jam, Theresa Caputo and Impractical Jokers. Big changes We installed a new Wi-Fi system throughout the complex as well as a new security camera system and a new point-of-sale system for F&B. What went right? We were able to land a Paul McCartney show that will play here in June. With… Continue Reading Midwest: The Circuit

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