DALLAS’ SOUTH SIDE BALLROOM TO GET $1M RENOVATIONS
Dallas’ South Side Ballroom at Gilley’s Dallas has announced that it began $1 million in renovations in February. Renovations are expected to be completed by mid-to-late April. “We are excited to partner with Live Nation on the renovation to improve the concert experience for both the artist and our fans,” said Jay Stewart, General Manager at Gilley’s Dallas in a release. “The remodel will transform the intimate venue and enhance the live event experience for everybody that steps through the door.” Since its opening in 2007, South Side Ballroom has hosted thousands of concerts and events including such acts like Bruno Mars, Slash, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, and Ms. Lauryn Hill.
SPOTIFY TEAMS UP WITH HULU FOR SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE
Spotify and Hulu have partnered to offer a subscription bundle in the United States for $12.99. The bundle will feature Spotify’s ad-free tier in addition to Hulu’s limited commercial service. That’s an increase of $3 per month on Spotify’s standard $9.99-per-month Premium tariff. Existing U.S. subscribers can upgrade to Spotify Premium with Hulu. “Hulu’s TV content is highly acclaimed, and with this exclusive Spotify offer we are bundling two top media platforms for an unbeatable price. This is just one example of how we can add value to our premium members day after day,” said Alex Norstrom, Chief Premium Business Officer at Spotify in a release.
ESPN AGREES TO HOST X GAMES IN MINNEAPOLIS THROUGH 2020
With X Games Minneapolis less than 100 days away, ESPN, X Games, Sports Minneapolis, and U.S. Bank Stadium have agreed to an extended deal. Per the new deal, Minneapolis will host the X Games through 2020. The two-year extension will see the X Games take place in Minneapolis for four consecutive years (2017-2020). “Our first year in Minneapolis proved what an incredible fan experience X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium can offer and we are excited to build on that success over the next three years,” said Tim Reed, VP, X Games in a release. “Minneapolis and U.S. Bank Stadium have quickly established themselves as a destination for the world’s top sport and entertainment brands and we look forward to building off of a terrific first year in Minneapolis.”