AEG Presents/Promo West has announced an agreement with Corporex Companies for Corporex to construct a world class music venue on a riverfront site in Newport, Ky. The venue will be part of the first phase of the Ovation development, a 25-acre mixed use development located on the Ohio River across from downtown Cincinnati. Preparations are being made at the location with full construction to begin once final building permits are secured.
“The Newport location provides AEG/PromoWest the perfect opportunity to expand our Midwest presence to the Cincinnati marketplace,” said CEO of Promowest Scott Stienecker in a release. “We intend to bring many of the same groups that play at our EXPRESS LIVE! in Columbus, Ohio, and STAGE AE in Pittsburg, Penn. to Greater Cincinnati.”
The venue design will accommodate indoor audiences of up to 2,700 and an outdoor capacity for the summer shows of up to 7,000 concert goers and expects to host 180 shows per year.