Monday, October 24, 2011

SMG to Serve as Management Company of Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

SMG has recently added the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, located between Midland and Odessa, TX, to its extensive network of theaters. The Performing Arts Center includes an 1,800 seat Performance Hall and a 200 seat Recital Hall, with the main hall boasting state-of-the art sound, lighting and technical features.

“We are thrilled to be managing such a beautiful new theater. The citizens of the Permian Basin have contributed so much to make the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center possible, and we are excited to do our part to support the local arts community,” said Bob Papke, SMG vice president of entertainment — theaters.

Friday, October 7, 2011

SMG Management Contract Extended for Colorado Convention Center

Once again, the City and County of Denver, Division of Arts and Venues has awarded SMG a three year contract extension to manage the Colorado Convention Center and the Wells Fargo Theatre in Downtown Denver; January 1, 2012-December 31, 2014.

Since 1994, SMG has been the exclusive management firm for the Colorado Convention Center. SMG was a crucial partner during the $340 million dollar expansion of the Center, which positioned Denver and the Colorado Convention Center to be among the busiest and most successful event centers in North America.  2011 also marks the Wells Fargo Theatre’s best single year in overall attendance, number of events and was once again listed in Pollstar Magazine’s Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues.

John Adams, SMG’s Senior Regional Vice President for Convention Centers and General Manager of the Colorado Convention Center said, “My staff and I are honored to be chosen as the city’s preferred facility management team.”  Adams went on to say, “we take pride in delivering to our customers the highest standard of service, quality, and value.  It is our people who deliver the ‘Denver experience’.”

Thursday, October 6, 2011

John Bolton: Venue Executive of the Year

Congrats to John Bolton, who has been named Venue Executive of the year by the International Entertainment Buyers Association! John is the General Manager of the SMG Tulsa/BOK Center and Tulsa Convention Center and has served in this position since 2007.

Upon accepting the award he said, “This is certainly a tremendous personal honor that I share with all my SMG colleagues in Tulsa.”

Wes Westley, President of SMG also offered his congratulations: “John Bolton exemplifies the quality of General Manager we are fortunate to have at SMG. He has done a terrific job for us everywhere he has been, and we congratulate him on this award.”