SPECTRA TO OPERATE KANSAS EXPOCENTRE
The County of Shawnee in Kansas has chosen Spectra to operate its ExpoCentre and its five-facility campus. Spectra will provide venue management along with partnerships. Kellen Seitz will be the General Manager. “Spectra’s deep experience gained from managing similar properties will be a valuable asset to our $45-million-dollar renovation project that is forthcoming. We are excited for what they will bring to our community,” said County Commissioner Bob Archer in a statement.
LINKIN PARK ANNOUNCE CHESTER BENNINGTON TRIBUTE SHOW
Linkin Park has announced a tribute show for their late frontman Chester Bennington on Oct. 27 at the Hollywood Bowl. The occasion will mark the first time the band has played together since Bennington’s suicide in July. The band will be joined by special guests and the members plan to contribute their fees from the event to Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester.
VENUES TODAY TO BECOME VENUESNOW
The trade publication launched by Linda Deckard in 2002 is getting a name change following the sale of the company to Oak View Group at the end of 2016. The company will be renamed VenuesNow after the conference launched by OVG VP Ray Waddell.