Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lynnwood Convention Center Names Additions to Team

SMG is proud to announce two new additions to its management team at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA.

Erin Mitchell re-joins the Lynnwood Convention Center team as Sales Manager. A Seattle native, with 26 years in the food and beverage industry, Erin is well-versed with a tremendous amount of experience in the hospitality and event planning field. Most recently, Erin was the Catering Director for Palisade in Seattle, WA. Erin previously worked for the Lynnwood Convention Center as Catering Sales Manager from November 2005 to January 2007.

Erin Mitchell| 425.640.7615 | emitchell@lynnwoodcc.com
Erica Heininger joins the Lynnwood Convention Center as Administrative/Marketing Assistant. Most recently the Clinical Administrative Assistant for PeaceHealth Medical Group in Bellingham, WA. Erica has over nine years of customer service and marketing experience and has worked in a variety of different organizations from healthcare to non-profit. Erica is a 2004 graduate of Washington State University.

Erica Heininger | 425.640.7627| eheininger@lynnwoodcc.com
"We are pleased to add Erin and Erica to our team. Erica brings a wealth of creativity and will enhance our marketing and public relations efforts," said Kelvin D. Moore, CMP, SMG's general manager for the Lynnwood Convention Center. "And Erin's previous experience with the facility and her vast local industry-related knowledge makes her a perfect addition to our sales team."

World Wide Wresling Returns to Ford Arena with a Bang

It will be Monday, December 7 @ 7:00 pm with tickets going on sale SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 @ 10 AM

…and many more!!

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Tickets go on sale on Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 am, with prices at $50, $40, $30, $20, $15 plus $3 facility fee per ticket. Tickets will be available at Ford Park Box Office; all Ticketmaster outlets, including H.E.B. on Dowlen Rd., FYE at Central Mall and the Beaumont Civic Center; Ticketmaster charge by phone at 800-745-3000; or www.ticketmaster.com . Service charges apply to Ticketmaster purchases.

Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga” Coming To The DCU Center In Worcester, MA December 16

- Kanye West and Lady Gaga today officially announced dates for one of the most anticipated tours of the year - “Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga.” After months of planning, the multi-platinum artists will unite for 34 shows in 34 cities that will stretch musical boundaries with their distinctive performance styles and production. The tour will make its only Massachusetts stop at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on December 16. “Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga” will be produced by Live Nation.

In just five years, Kanye West has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and garnered 30 Grammy nominations and 12 Grammy wins. His celebrated tours, including '07's groundbreaking and critically lauded 'Glow in the Dark Tour,' have played to more than one million fans the world over and have proven him to be a major touring force.

“Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West & Lady Gaga” is the follow-up to Lady Gaga’s sold-out international “Fame Ball” tour. Her album, “The Fame,” has sold more than four million copies worldwide, and her singles have sold over 25 million digital copies. Lady Gaga is only the third artist in history to have three #1 songs ("Just Dance," "Poker Face," and "LoveGame") from a debut album.

Show time, on sale date and pricing information will be announced at a later date. Fans may visit www.dcucenter.com and join the free Fan Club to receive up-to-date information. Kanye West fan club information can be found at www.FameKillsTour.com.

11 SMG Facilities to Host NCAA Division I Tournament Games and Final Four for 2010 - 2012.

SMG is proud to announce that the NCAA has granted Division I Tournament games for 2011 and 2012 to six additional SMG-managed venues, including both Final Four rounds to be held at Reliant Park in Texas and the Louisiana Superdome, respectively. These, when added to the SMG-managed facilities already hosting Tournament games for 2010, brings the total of host facilities managed by SMG to 11. We’d like to offer our well-earned congratulations to those facilities and their staffs and thank them for all the hard work, which allowed such an honor.

The breakdown of SMG-Managed Facilities hosting the tournament, tournament round and year are as follows:

• Dunkin Donuts Arena (Providence, RI) – 1st/2nd Rounds
• New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, LA) – 1st/2nd Rounds
• Ford Center (Oklahoma City, OK) – 1st/2nd Rounds
• Jacksonville Arena (Jacksonville, FL) – 1st/2nd Rounds
• Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX) – Regionals

• BOK Center (Tulsa, OK) – 1st/2nd Rounds
• New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, LA) – Regionals
• Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX) – Final 4

• Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh, PA) - 1st/2nd Rounds
• Nationwide Arena (Columbus, OH) - 1st/2nd Rounds
• Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA) – Final 4

“Being granted these tournament games is a great accomplishment for all of us at SMG,” said Wes Westley, President and CEO of SMG. “Our goal in every venue we manage has always been to bring in top-notch events, whether it’s concerts, conventions, or sporting events. These tournament games are a tribute not only to the venues and the people who run them, but also to the communities where they reside, and will provide a substantial economic boost and raise the national profile of each locale. We’re very proud.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd is Coming to Pensacola

One of Southern Rock’s legendary bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd is set to take over the Pensacola Civic Center on Friday, November 13th! The touring veterans are world famous for classics that everyone knows by heart, like the immortal songs Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird. The “God & Guns” Tour rolls out in support of the band’s album of the same name, due to be in stores on September 29th.

Show Information

Friday, November 13th 8pm

Ticket Information
Tickets on sale Friday, September 25th at 10am. Ticket prices are $75.50, $50.50, $40.50, and $30.50. Tickets are available at The Pensacola Civic Center Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Charge By Phone (800) 745-3000, or www.ticketmaster.com (additional fees may apply).


Daughtry has launched a 36-date U.S. arena tour to support the group's new studio album, Leave This Town and a Pensacola Civic Center performance is scheduled for December 2nd! The opening acts will be main support Theory Of A Deadman and opener Cavo.
The tour announcement happens while Leave This Town continues its impressive streak of success. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, sold more than a half million copies in five weeks. The album's first single, "No Surprise," is the band's fourth #1 hit, a rare feat for any recording artist.
After finishing a sold out club tour this month, Chris Daughtry says the band is busy preparing for its upcoming arena tour. "We dreamed about how it would feel playing these songs to packed arenas, and we're excited to get our chance," Chris says. "We have a great show planned and can’t wait to hit the road to share it with our fans."
Leave This Town is Daughtry's first album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 and its second consecutive No. 1 album, selling 269,299 copies sold in its first week of release.

Show Information

Wednesday, December 2nd, 7:30pm

Ticket Information
Tickets on sale Saturday, September 26th at 10am. Ticket prices are $42.50 and $32.50. Tickets are available at The Pensacola Civic Center Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Charge By Phone (800) 745-3000, or www.ticketmaster.com (additional fees may apply).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Sure to be the band’s most amazing tour ever, KISS has announced that their “KISS Alive 35” 2009 North American tour, will arrive at the Pensacola Civic Center on October 19th, 2009. Celebrating 35 years of rocking the world like no other, KISS will treat their legions of fans to a set of some of rock’s greatest hits, including “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” and “Detroit Rock City,” as well as songs from the band’s new album SONIC BOOM. The tour stop is a special treat for Pensacola fans, considering the band opened the Pensacola Civic Center in 1985. “It’s amazing that the venue is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year”, says facility General Manager Cyndee Pennington, “we’re thrilled to kick off the building’s birthday with the same band that started it all 25 years ago!”

This incredible show will feature a new stage set, pyro effects that only the “hottest band in the world” could deliver, and all-new costumes. KISS ALIVE 35 North America also marks the first leg of the world’s first fan-routed tour – in which more than 10,000 individual cities across Canada and the U.S. mounted their own unique campaigns to bring KISS to their towns. Buckcherry will be main support on all of the upcoming U.S. and Canadian dates.
SONIC BOOM — KISS’ highly-anticipated album, and its first new material in 11 years — will be released exclusively at Walmart, Walmart.com and Sam’s Club retail locations beginning October 6. Produced by the band’s Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, the album is the centerpiece of a three-disc set that also features a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band’s recent, record-breaking KISS ALIVE 35 South American tour.

More KISS information is available at www.KISSonline.com

Ticket Information
Tickets on sale Saturday, September 19th at 10am. Ticket prices are $129.00, $79.00, $39.50, and $19.50. Tickets are available at The Pensacola Civic Center Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Charge By Phone (800) 745-3000, or www.ticketmaster.com (additional fees may apply).

DCU Center to Host Tune-ing Into Our Community

An Evening of Dance Performance, Live Music & Dancing will Benefit Several Local Charities in Worcester,MA

The SMG managed DCU Center welcomes “Tune-ing” Into Our Community to the Convention Center this Friday, September 18 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

An evening enriched with enchanting dance performances and the live sounds of the Tom Nutile Big Band will get toes tapping and fingers snapping, all while helping to support a worthy cause. The proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Abby’s House, Preservation Worcester, United Way, Worcester County Food Bank, and Worcester Children’s Friend.

Performances will feature Brazilian Samba dance and music by Samba Tremeterra; Belly Dancing by Nikki Traylor-Knowles, who placed first in the advanced category of the 2nd Annual Boston Belly Dance Contest; Ballroom Samba Dance by Matthew Perrone and Roxanne Skowran from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and, live swing and jazz music by the Tom Nutile Big Band, consisting of 14 instrumentalists and a singer.

The event will be held in the Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom, with performances taking place from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and dancing from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Tickets priced at $25.00 for the general public, $10.00 for students and $5.00 for WPI students will be available at the door. For advance reservations and more information, contact Hossein Hakim at Hakim@wpi.edu.

Toby Mac's Gonna be at Hot Hearts at Ford Park in Beaumont, TX

Grammy winning artist, producer and songwriter TOBY MAC will perform at Hot Hearts as this event returns to Ford Arena on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23! Hot Hearts has always combined the messages of the most effective youth communicators and the very best in contemporary Christian music with state of the art video and light shows for a high energy weekend.
Toby Mac’s 2007 Portable Sounds debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on the SoundScan Contemporary Christian Overall Chart, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. The singles “Made to Love” and “I’m For You” were the 2nd and 3rd most played songs on Christian Hit Radio Station that year. His 2008 live concert CD + DVD combo Alive & Transported won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel. His 4th studio release is set to drop in early 2010, but the first single released in August went #1 on Hot Christian Songs.
Saturday’s musical guest will be Lincoln Brewster. Brewster brings his songwriting, guitar virtuosity and vocals into play as his music speaks to the hearts of people who are hungry for non-traditional, passionate worship.
Also on the program are onetimeblind and speaker Clayton King. Breathing creative excellence into the world of speaking, onetimeblind uses skits and visuals representations, music, stories, humor and personal testimony to lead a new wave of communication. Returning this year, Clayton King preaches the gospel and so much more, and clearly knows how to reach today’s youth. He speaks in public schools on self-esteem, peer pressure, abstinence, making wise decisions and morality in an immoral world and well as to 200,000 annually on college campuses and national youth conferences in an honest and warm style.
Tickets can be purchased through Hot Hearts. Mail in registration to PO Box 215, Orange, Texas 77631 or visit www.hothearts.org for online registration. Ticket prices are as follows: early registration is open from October 31 – December 31 ($25 per ticket); late registration is January 1 – January 22 ($30 per ticket).
Event time on Friday is 6:15pm, with doors at 5:30pm. Saturday’s event times are 9-4pm, with doors at 8:30am.