LIVE NATION TO EXCLUSIVELY BOOK HISTORIC MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATRE
Live Nation has announced that it will exclusively book the historic Majestic Ventura Theatre in California. The 1,200-capacity theater was built in 1927 and was the only luxury theatre built in Ventura County in the 1920’s in the “style of the great movie palaces.” Theater owner Robert Antonini said in a release: “This agreement with Live Nation will enhance concert-goers musical entertainment choices at the Majestic, while growing Ventura as a competitive music market by attracting shows that would normally bypass Ventura.”
TICKETSCRIPT CO-FOUNDER FRANS JONKER EXITS EVENTBRITE
Ticketscript co-founder Frans Jonker has left Eventbrite where he served as GM for Europe, IQ is reporting. Jonker, who sold Ticketscript to Eventbrite in 2017, told IQ “My work here is done,” adding “The values and mission of the company I have established will continue as part of Eventbrite.” Jonker, who is “looking for new challenges outside of ticketing,” is the latest executive to leave Eventbrite shortly after an acquisition. Dozens of Ticketfly employees have either left the company or been laid off following Eventbrite’s purchase of the ticketing service in 2017.
OUTSIDE LANDS EXTENDS VENUE CONTRACT TO 2031
Another Planet Entertainment’s successful music festival Outside Lands is here to stay. The city of San Francisco and Another Planet have extended their contract for Golden Gate Park through 2031 for the three-day festival. The contract was set to expire in 2021, but the two entities have agreed on an additional ten years. Parks and Rec director of property management said in a memo “the amendment retains the basic terms of the existing contract but updates it for cost of living increases” and that it raises the minimum rent “to provide greater budgetary certainty for the Department.” According to the SF Examiner, under the proposal, the minimum permit fee would increase to $2.5 million starting in 2019, and by $75,000 each year after that.