SMG and Huka Entertainment Join The Centre of Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL – April 12, 2016 – SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management and Huka Entertainment, have been selected by The Centre of Tallahassee to provide management and booking services for The Pavilion at The Centre of Tallahassee, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2016. The selection of these partnerships enhances the events and talent that will be coming to Tallahassee venue.

Under its agreement with Blackwater Resources, the venue developer, SMG will provide a full range of services at The Centre of Tallahassee, including working with Huka Entertainment for management of concert productions, as well as operations of all non-concert events held at the facility.

“Huka Entertainment is excited to be a part of The Centre of Tallahassee and The Pavilion.  The Pavilion will set a high bar for entertainment in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas, ensuring a fan first experience,” said Dave Fortune, General Manager of Touring.

“The Centre of Tallahassee will become a staple location in Tallahassee,” said Alex Baker, President and CEO of Blackwater Resources. “We look forward to our partnership with SMG and Huka creating a first class experience for everyone who comes to the facility. SMG has a successful track record in operating large venues and brings a wealth of experience and resources to Tallahassee.”

“Collaborating with Blackwater Resources and Huka Entertainment in this new development in Tallahassee is really exciting for us.  This new market for SMG routes perfectly between our existing venues in Pensacola and Jacksonville “said Doug Thornton, Executive Vice President for SMG.

The Pavilion at The Centre of Tallahassee will feature a 50,000 square foot open concourse, covered pavilion, a VIP area with private balcony access that will include a 1- year membership during the concert seasons, 6 suites, private event rooms and other attractive amenities.

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