Tag: Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic: All Systems Go

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. (Courtesy Vladislav Grach / Live Nation) Markets big to small report a concert year to remember Big names packed houses both big and small across the Mid-Atlantic. Venue executives from Charm City up the coast to the Big Apple and west to the Steel City all reported big years thanks to a booming economy, continued interest in live events, and some marquee artists out on tour.  Bold-face names including Elton John and Taylor Swift sold out shows and boosted the bottom line while patrons paid up for curated food and beverage options.  All of the operators from the World’s Most Famous Arena to one of the area’s newest venues say the good times should keep rolling for the next year, lifting all boats in their markets from ballet to sports to arena concerts. One trend to keep an eye on: Country is trending and […]

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Mid-Atlantic: The Circuit

MSG’s Darren Pfeffer said the New York City arena had its  busiest concert year ever. (Courtesy Madison Square Garden) Big business and some big changes across the Mid-Atlantic region Madison Square Garden, New York City Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president, MSG Live  How did you do over the past year? 2018 was the busiest concert year to date at MSG with more than 98 concerts and entertainment events. We’re confident that the demand for the one-of-a-kind events that only MSG can provide will continue to grow in 2019. Billy Joel currently holds the records for most consecutive shows by a single artist (63) and most lifetime shows (109).   Big shows Four Elton John shows as part of his multiyear farewell tour, with two more shows in March 2019; Paul Simon’s farewell tour; Dave Matthews Band’s return to The Garden for the first time since 2010; and Phish’s annual New […]

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