AEG Presents Acquires PromoWest Productions, Largest Independent Promoter in the Midwest
LOS ANGELES & COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AEG Presents, LLC , a global leader in concert promotion and venue management, announced today that it has acquired PromoWest Productions , one of the country’s most prominent and respected independent live music promoters and the premier concert promotion company in Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The partnership with PromoWest expands AEG Presents‘ presence throughout the Midwest and comes one year following its acquisition of the historic Agora Theatre in Cleveland.
Columbus, OH based PromoWest Productions was founded by Scott Stienecker in 1983 and has grown to be the largest independent promoter in the Midwest. PromoWest Productions is responsible for the ground-breaking design of their indoor/outdoor venues: EXPRESS LIVE! in Columbus, OH and STAGE AE in Pittsburgh, PA. PromoWest Productions also books and operates the iconic Newport Music Hall, the Basement, and the A&R Music Bar in Columbus, OH and will retain the ownership of Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH.
Scott Stienecker, Founder and CEO of PromoWest Productions, will continue to oversee the growth of PromoWest Productions as a division of AEG Presents.
“After getting to know AEG Presents and their senior management, it became more and more clear to me that both of our organizations were built from a common entrepreneurial spirit and culture. I am certain this partnership is right for PromoWest and AEG Presents is truly the right fit for us,” said Scott Stienecker. He added, “I believe our partnership with AEG Presents will provide us an additional collection of resources and assets that will allow us to continue to build on our achievements and take our company to an even higher level.”
Shawn Trell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AEG Presents, echoes Stienecker’s sentiment. “PromoWest and AEG Presents share a passion and commitment to delivering the best music experiences to fans. Scott and his team have built an incredibly respected organization with a proven track record of success and we are pleased that they chose to partner with us. We look forward to working closely with them to continue to deliver first class concert experiences and further grow the PromoWest brand.”
About PromoWest Productions
PromoWest Productions is the largest full-service, independently owned and operated entertainment company in the Midwest and was named in the top 10 largest rock promoters in the United States. Now in its 35th year, PromoWest takes pride in bringing today’s biggest names in music, featured in an intimate setting, while also showcasing up-and-coming artists. Annually, PromoWest Productions books and promotes more than 700 events, manages several of the industry’s most renowned venues and prides itself in bringing today’s biggest names in music to intimate settings, while regularly showcasing up-and-coming artists.
About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 80 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents.