The founder of Cellar Door Concerts dies at age 83

Longtime Washington D.C. promoter Jack Boyle has passed away, Amplify has learned. The founder of Cellar Door Concerts and the Cellar Door in D.C. got his start with a Fats Domino concert and grew his business into a multi-state empire with partner Sam L’Hommedieu. The pair also owned two other popular Georgetown nightspots, The Crazy Horse and The Bayou as well as The Stardust, a music club in Waldorf, Maryland.

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They went on to found Cellar Door Productions which became the largest concert promoter from Baltimore to Florida, with offices in Washington DC, Ft. Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach and Detroit. Cellar Doors was sold to SFX Entertainment in 1999 and would become a key asset to Live Nation that included Nissan Pavilion (now called Jiffy Lube Live) in Bristow, Virginia.