Live Nation and the city of El Cajon in Southern California have revealed the initial lineup of shows for the renovated music venue The Magnolia. The venue, which was formerly known as the East County Performing Arts Center, will reopen after being shuttered since 2009 on Sept. 13 with a performance from Countess Luann and Friends.
“This is a special moment for not only El Cajon, but the entire San Diego region,” said city manager Graham Mitchell in a release. “The completely renovated Magnolia represents another jewel in the continued growth of the entire region. It’s Magnolia’s look, feel and vibrancy — ranging from extra wide rows to more legroom in the venue to a VIP lounge and new bars combined with some of the best sightlines and entertainment experiences — that match any building anywhere in the country.”
Live Nation will operate, manage and book the reimagined 1,210-seat Magnolia.
“The Magnolia will offer an amazing elevated entertainment opportunity for both artists and music fans,” said COO of Live Nation clubs & theaters division Ben Weeden in a release. “In addition to a spectacular outdoor Plaza Bazaar featuring unique pre- and post-show dining, the theater will offer new state-of-the-art sound, lighting and projection systems. We’re thrilled to join the El Cajon team.”
A full list of upcoming shows and details on events can be found at magnoliasandiego.com.