Another quarter, another edition of #FlyFam, our regular roundup welcoming new partners into the Ticketfly family.
We’re set to close out another banner year at the ‘fly, with an exciting 2016 on the horizon. In case you missed it, we’ve joined forces with Pandora. That’s right: one of the largest music companies and the fastest growing live events technology company have come together to change the landscape of the music biz. As we continue to grow, so does our list of awesome venues and promoter partners who have signed up to take this wild ride with us. Meet the newest additions to our #FlyFam:
We’ve got our eyes on the future, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten the past. We’re honored to welcome two historic and prestigious venues to our family. Built in 1891, the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, MA hosted entertainment icons such as actress Mae West and magician Harry Houdini in its heyday. Today, it remains one of the region’s primary venues for dance, music, film, and arts education. Built in 1931, the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN is a sight to see. The auditorium is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and maintains its classic character thanks to a full restoration in 1991. Guests can enjoy everything from symphonies and ballet recitals to Broadway productions and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll, just like their grandparents did.
You know the saying “everything’s bigger in Texas”? Well, everything’s a bit louder there, too, thanks to Dallas-based DIN Productions. They’ve been bringing the metal to venues throughout the state since ‘87. Go ahead and load up on the BBQ before a DIN Productions show; you’ll just burn it off in the mosh pit later.
Seattle’s El Corazon is for the children! One of the Emerald City’s premier live music venues, it’s hosted countless shows of all genres, with the majority open to all ages.The venue’s rules should be adopted universally: “No assholes. No attitudes. No racists, homophobes, or elitists.” Kids, take note.
If you’ve gotten your oontz oontz oontz on in Portland, you can likely thank Red Cube Productions for that. The company has thrown some of the biggest and best electronic music events in the region. Just browsing through the upcoming DJ lineup—Dzeke and Torres, 3LAU, The Chainsmokers—has got us sweaty.
Too cool for the mainstream EDM crowd? Hop over to Chi-town where Paradigm Presents keeps underground electronic heads on their feet in more ways than one. Most of the locations of their parties are announced the day of and are held in warehouses and lofts. Still not underground enough? You can’t get more subterranean than Spybar. The club—a Windy City institution that’s been going strong for 18 years—is 4,500 feet below street level! We’re happy to have both of them on the #FlyFam, but will our GPS tell us how to get there?
Holding it down on the east coast is Metropolitan Entertainment. From legends such as Tony Bennett to Iron Maiden to a “ukulele virtuoso,” the company has brought diverse offerings to venues throughout New York and New Jersey since 2003.
Down in Southern California, Discovery Ventura has us dreaming of beaches, palm trees, and … bowling. The venue’s got it all. Want to take in some live rock, hip-hop or reggae? Check. Just wanna kick back with a cold beer and some (locally-sourced) bites? Order up. Need to take out your aggression on some bowling pins? You’ve got nine lanes to choose from. A staple in Ventura, the entertainment hub will soon open a second location in the region. Stay tuned to Discovery San Luis Obispo’s Facebook page for the latest news on its opening.
While we’re known to cut a rug or two on the dance floor, we also enjoy a good stand-up act. Laugh your ace off at Ace’s Comedy Club in Murrieta, CA, which features headliners such as actor/director Bobcat Goldthwait and SNL alum Jon Lovitz. The Comedy Palace in San Diego keeps it simple. There are only three things you need to know about it: better comedians, better food and better prices. What more could you ask for?
Lastly, we’ve got a new addition to our festival roster: Canada’s Riverfest Elora. Held in the small town of Elora, Ontario along the Grand River, the festival wrapped up its seventh year in August. The 2015 festival featured an eclectic lineup of bands including Metric, Tokyo Police Club, Shad, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, among dozens of others. We can’t wait to see what they come up with for 2016!