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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