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Nederlander becomes excl. Bonney Field promoter

Nederlander Concerts has signed an exclusive agreement to promote, produce and programme events at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California.

The 12,000-seat stadium, home to Sacramento Republic FC, is California’s second largest outdoor football venue, and last year hosted shows by Weezer, Lindsey Stirling and Panic! at the Disco. Alongside partner Spectra – a division of sports and entertainment management group Comcast Spectator – the independent promoter/venue operator says it aims to “increase the quantity and quality of publicly ticketed events” at Bonney Field.

“We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Spectra, as the company also provides corporate partnership support at some of our California properties, and we look forward to working with their stellar team in Sacramento to enhance programming at Bonney Field with marquee artists,” says Nederlander Concerts CEO Alex Hodges. “Spectra has an outstanding reputation throughout the industry and we’re confident that we can bring new and exciting opportunities to Bonney Field.

“We’re confident we can bring new and exciting opportunities to Bonney Field”

“Adding Bonney Field to our roster of core venues aligns our goals of growing Nederlander’s brand and expanding our footprint in northern California.”

“Bonney Field is a beautiful outdoor venue that recaptures the essence of seeing shows at the old Cal Expo Amphitheatre,” adds Spectra’s Eric Blockie, general manager of the venue. “We are looking forward to this new partnership, which will enhance our line-up and bring new and exciting opportunities to the region.”

Nederlander Concerts is a division of the Nederlander Organization, which lost its 94-year-old chairman, Jimmy Nederlander, last July.


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Jimmy Nederlander dies aged 94

James Morton Nederlander, the long-serving chairman of the Nederlander Organization, one the last major family-run live entertainment promoters and venue owners in the United States, has died aged 94.

Nederlander, known as Jimmy, took over the running of the company following the death of his father, David T. Nederlander, in the 1960s. Under his leadership, the Nederlander Organization has grown to encompass nine Broadway theatres (second only to the Shubert Organization), a number of other theatres across the US and in the West End of London, a theatrical production division and concert promoters Nederlander Concerts (which also operates a number of venues in California) and Paragon Presents, a joint venture with TAG Presents.

“The world has lost one of its great impresarios,” his son, company president James L. Nederlander, tells AP.

Nederlander produced or co-produced over 100 theatrical shows, including AnnieCopenhagen and La Cage aux Folles, and hosted several lucrative Walt Disney productions, such as TarzanBeauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, at Nederland Organization theatres.

Upcoming Nederlander Concerts shows include Culture Club at the Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center (7,000-cap.), Radiohead at the Shrine Audiotorium in Los Angeles (6,300-cap.) and Yes at the City National Grove of Anaheim (1,700-cap.).


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