Olympia Entertainment and Palace Sports and Entertainment have partnered in Michigan to form 313 Presents. The joint venture will combine each organization’s entertainment businesses into a single company that will manage concerts and other entertainment events at six venues throughout metropolitan Detroit.
Effective immediately, 313 Presents is responsible for event bookings, event production, marketing and public relations for entertainment and events at the new state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena, DTE Energy Music Theatre, the Fox Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill and Comerica Park.
The new company promises to improve the fan experience, ensure the Detroit region continues attracting the most exciting acts in the world, and create more opportunities to support local and emerging artists.
“From nationally-recognized venues to industry-best operational practices, 313 Presents will provide entertainment fans and industry insiders with the very best customer experience,” Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman for Palace Sports & Entertainment said in a statement. “By working with 313 Presents, booking agents, tours and promoters will have a single source for booking venues from 4,000 to 40,000 in capacity depending on the artistic preference, career arc and popularity of the performer.”
The new 313 Presents website will house information for all six venues. Fans can purchase tickets, get detailed venue information, and add events to their calendar via the mobile friendly platform.
“Entertainment fans in our city, region and state are in for a treat, as 313 Presents will bring the world’s most dynamic, exciting and diverse acts to our variety of world-class venues,” said Chris Granger, Group President, Sports and Entertainment for Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “313 Presents will offer a simple and straightforward destination for fans to receive all of the tickets and information they need to enjoy these acts.”
Offices for 313 Presents will be headquartered at Little Caesar’s Arena and Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment, will serve as interim President while they search for an executive to lead the joint venture.
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