SMG Announces selection to manage the H-E-B Center and takes home 2016 Arena of the Year Award
SMG, the worldwide leader of public facility management, hosted industry leaders from CAA, WME, ICM, AGI, Live Nation, AEG Live, Knitting Factory, Outback Concerts, Bill Rogers Presents, NS2, Frank Productions, Huka Entertainment and others at a private SMG luncheon at the International Association of Entertainment Buyers Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee October 9-11. SMG announced they have been selected to manage the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas as well as introduced Jim Salamenta as the new GM there.
The SMG managed BOK Center in Tulsa received the 2016 Arena of the Year Award. In addition, John Bolton, Jeff Nickler, and Jerry Goldman were all nominated for Venue Executive of the Year. In the Amphitheatre of the Year category, the SMG managed Greek Theatre in Los Angeles was also recognized as a nominee.
SMG also sponsored the Promoter’s Alley event during the conference connecting SMG venues with event promoters throughout the USA and Canada. “This was our biggest attendance ever” said Jim McCue, SMG Senior Vice President of Entertainment. “We thanked our agents and event promoters as SMG executives for our arenas, theatres, and stadiums discussed upcoming tours. Additionally as sponsor of the “Promoters Alley” this role allows SMG venues to further their industry relationships,” added McCue.
SMG also sponsored a private luncheon connecting over 60 agents, mangers, and promoters with SMG’s venue General Managers and Booking Executives. “There is an ease of doing business with SMG in our family of venues and continuing to make connections with our key partners is critical to our future success,” said John Bolton, SMG Vice President of Entertainment and a member of the IEBA Board of Directors.