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Live Nation Inks Exclusive Deal to Book the Basement East In Nashville

Live Nation has announced a multi-year exclusive booking deal with music venue The Basement East in Nashville. As part of this new venture, The Basement East’s Richard Sloven joins the Live Nation Nashville team as a talent buyer/promoter.

“For decades, co-owners Dave Brown and Mike Grimes have fueled the Nashville live music scene, not only by giving Nashvillians the chance to see great touring acts, but also by thoughtfully nurturing local artists,” said Live Nation’s president of Tennessee Brian Traeger in a release.

“Over the last two years, along with General Manager Tara Charles and Talent Buyer Richard Sloven, they have successfully raised the bar in all areas at The Basement East, from programming and customer service to aesthetics and acoustics,” Traeger continued. “We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with this incredible team and important venue and so happy to welcome Richard to the Live Nation family.”


Known as ‘The Beast,’ The Basement East serves as the sister club to The Basement’s original 8th Avenue venue, also in Nashville. The venue opened in 2015 and has upcoming shows with Hiss Golden Messenger, Noah Gundersen and more.

“We are very excited to be partnering in this joint venture with Live Nation,” said Grimes in a release. “With Richard Sloven continuing his role at ‘The Beast,’ we are certain it will serve all involved and bring even more amazing live music to the Nashville community.”