AEG will operate a new 3,500-seat venue in Raleigh, USA


AEG Presents has unveiled plans for a 3,500-seat concert hall in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

The company has entered into a long-term lease to operate the building, which is part of developer Kane Realty Corporation’s new Downtown South entertainment district.

Construction of this state-of-the-art site will begin next spring, with an expected opening in fall 2024.

“We are incredibly excited to bring a new venue to Raleigh, and Downtown South seems like a natural fit,” said Shawn Trell, EVP, COO and General Counsel, AEG Presents.

“Concert halls are by nature cultural hubs; they bring a sense of community and help define the energy of a neighborhood. We’ve experienced this recently with our new venues in Atlanta and Boston, and at Kane Realty, we have a partner who shares our vision of bringing a state-of-the-art live music experience to this burgeoning market.

“We are big admirers of AEG Presents’ ability to reach top talent and create great event experiences at their venues”

Along with the 3,500-cap Main Ballroom, the facility will also feature an intimate rooftop lounge and special event space.

“We are thrilled to partner with AEG Presents on a unique concert venue in Downtown South. The company is a leader in live entertainment and its decision to create its next location in Downtown South speaks volumes about the neighborhood,” adds John Kane, CEO of Kane Realty Corporation.

“We are big fans of AEG Presents’ ability to reach top talent and create great event experiences at their venues such as Mission Ballroom in Denver and The Eastern in Atlanta. As Raleigh grows, it will be important for us as a city to keep pace with demands for entertainment options – we believe the size and flexibility of this new venue will fill a critical gap.


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