Friday, June 5, 2009

NC Music Factory Press Release (excerpt)

"Live Nation to Open Fillmore Music Venue in the North Carolina Music Factory, Expanding Its Venue Platform in one of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Concert Markets

Live Nation announced today a long term agreement with The Ark Group to operate, manage and exclusively book a new 5,000 capacity outdoor amphitheatre, Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory, and a new 2,000 capacity Fillmore music venue at the North Carolina Music Factory.

Live Nation expects to book approximately 25 shows annually at the Uptown Amphitheatre and approximately 80 shows annually at the Fillmore. Multi-platinum band The Fray will play the first concert at Uptown Amphitheatre on June 13th. Tickets are available at www.livenation.com.

The Uptown Amphitheatre is situated with soaring views of the Charlotte skyline, elevated lawn seating, traditional outdoor seating, premium box seats with food and beverage service, and an indoor VIP area with private restrooms, private bar and views of the stage.

The Fillmore Charlotte, which will be housed in a historic textile mill, will be themed in the tradition of the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. The new Fillmore will feature the iconic music venue’s trademark décor, including red oak hardwood floors, red painted interior, vintage posters of legendary live music performances, magnificent chandeliers throughout, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, as well as, stadium style tiers that create great sight lines from anywhere in the venue, a VIP area and more. The venue is also set to open in June.

For additional information on the NC Music Factory, visit www.ncmusicfactory.com."