November 21, 2013

Big Renovation at Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita park recently went under a $15 million renovation.

(from Venues Today, November 19, 2013)┬áCalifornia’s Santa Anita Park recently spent $15 million in just under 12 weeks to revamp the historic venue. The renovations were revealed at the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championship, the venue’s largest event, in celebration of the Park’s 30th birthday. Also celebrating a benchmark is the owner of Santa Anita […]

October 24, 2013

Roseland Ballroom, Historic NYC Venue, Closing in April

New York City's Roseland Ballroom will soon close its doors for good,

                    (from Billboard Magazine, October 21, 2013) A New York City favorite, the Roseland Ballroom is set to close its doors in early 2014. Roseland first opened in Philadelphia, and then moved in 1919 to its current location in New York. The venue, presently booked by […]

October 9, 2013

Show is Back at Carnegie, but Without a Settlement

The show goes on at Carnegie Hall.

(from New York Times, October 3, 2012) Carnegie Hall was recently flooded with picket lines that forced the cancelation of their gala opening concert. A long time dispute over jurisdiction was the cause of the strike. Carnegie Hall plans to expand their education department, over which union stagehands would like some control. Stagehands and union […]

September 26, 2013

Jay Z and Kanye West Tours Doubling Up in Key Cities

Jay Z and Kanye West set to embark upon solo tours.

(from Venues Today, September 17, 2013) Jay Z and Kanye West are quite the popular duo in hip hop. Touring together in 2011 to promote their joint album, the pair received a gross of $50 million — the most ever made during a hip-hop tour. They will be parting ways this fall, however, to embark […]

September 12, 2013

Bumbershoot Festival Reaches Milestone

Bumbershoot Festival recently celebrated their 43rd anniversary at the Seattle Center.

(From Venues Today, September 4, 2013) The Seattle Center recently celebrated the 43rd annual Bumbershoot Festival. This year the center served over seven million fans, the most fans the festival has ever seen in one year. Bumbershoot is put on by One Reel, a company that places intense focus on children. Any child under 11 […]