AEG Presents Acquires Independent Promoter PromoWest Productions

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PromoWest founder Scott Stienecker will continue to lead the Midwest promotion company.

AEG Presents has announced the acquisition of Midwest promoter, PromoWest Productions. The acquisition of one of the most prominent independent live music promoters and concert promotion companies in Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania will help expand AEG Presents’ presence throughout the Midwest.

Adding PromoWest to the AEG family comes one year after the industry giant acquired the historic Agora Theatre in Cleveland.

Scott Stienecker, founder and CEO of PromoWest Productions, will continue to oversee the growth of PromoWest Productions as a division of AEG Presents.

"After getting to know AEG Presents and their senior management, it became more and more clear to me that both of our organizations were built from a common entrepreneurial spirit and culture," said Stienecker in a release. "I am certain this partnership is right for PromoWest and AEG Presents is truly the right fit for us."

The Columbus, Ohio based PromoWest Productions was founded in 1983 by Stienecker and has grown into one of the most established promoters in the region. PromoWest Productions is responsible for the ground-breaking design of their indoor/outdoor venues; Express Live! in Columbus, Ohio and Stage AE in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

PromoWest Productions also books and operates the iconic Newport Music Hall, the Basement, and the A&R Music Bar in Columbus and will retain the ownership of Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

“I believe our partnership with AEG Presents will provide us an additional collection of resources and assets that will allow us to continue to build on our achievements and take our company to an even higher level,” Stienecker added.

“PromoWest and AEG Presents share a passion and commitment to delivering the best music experiences to fans,” said Shawn Trell, executive vice president and COO of AEG Presents, in a release. “Scott and his team have built an incredibly respected organization with a proven track record of success and we are pleased that they chose to partner with us.”

Annually, PromoWest Productions books and promotes more than 700 events, manages several of the industry’s most renowned venues and brings today’s biggest names in music to intimate settings, while regularly showcasing up-and-coming artists.