JAC Partners with Live Nation for Downtown Amphitheatre
The partnership will help book and promote national and international live concerts and entertainment at the new outdoor venue, which spans 22 acres between the Market Street Bridge and the Mahoning River and includes the Covelli Centre.
The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre is slated to open in June and will be able to host up to 4,800 people.
“Over the last ten years we have we have proudly fostered and grown our relationship with Michael Belkin and the Live Nation Cleveland team here at the Covelli Centre,” said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management Group, in a release. “The extension of this relationship in the form of a strategic partnership will allow us to further strengthen our industry relationships that will ultimately yield marquee performers and entertainment in Youngstown.”
Many acts at the amphitheater will fall into one of two categories: community and locally promoted events, and nationally/internationally promoted events.
“In the initial planning stages of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, we had two key objectives in mind. First, we wanted a space with the ability to host a variety of local and community events in the spring/fall/summer months,” Ryan said. “Next, we wanted to build a venue that could also house national and international touring artists and acts that had previously skipped the market. Through the tireless collaboration of many, we are happy to report that the city has accomplished all of these objectives and then some.”
Together, JAC Management Group and Live Nation will begin to announce The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre’s inaugural concert lineup this month.
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