Live Nation has entered into a long-term agreement to promote and operate Summit Music Hall and Marquis Theater in Denver. The industry giant also operates the historic 3,600-capacity Fillmore Auditorium in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in the Mile High City.
“We couldn’t be more excited to expand our venue portfolio with two of Denver’s best places to see live music,” said President, Live Nation, Colorado Eric Pirritt in a release. “Both The Summit and Marquis continue to see growth year after year. With Live Nation operating and promoting these venues, the sky is the limit.”
The 450-capacity Marquis Theater, which opened in 2006, and the 1,100-capacity Summit Music Hall, which opened in 2010, offer music fans diverse music experiences by accommodating both national touring acts and smaller shows featuring local musical talent.
“To have the #1 promoter in the world carry on the legacy of these two venues is flattering to say the least. The timing is right for this to happen, and I know Live Nation is going to do a great job for all the music fans in Denver,” said Mike Barsch which owns both venues. Barsch will continue to own The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs and Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins and operate Soda Jerk Presents as an independent promotion company.
Live Nation Colorado promoted over 250 events last year with shows planned in 2018 at the Fillmore Auditorium, Pepsi Center, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Paramount Theatre, Bellco Theatre, Coors Field, Sports Authority Field at Mile High and more.
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