Live Nation Acquires New Southern California Venues
  • April 25, 2019
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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Live Nation Entertainment’s Clubs & Theaters division has purchased the Santa Ana Observatory music hall and is acquiring the venue’s sister location, the San Diego North Park Observatory. Last year, the 1,000-capacity Santa Ana Observatory produced a combined 540 shows in its two rooms (including the 200-capacity Constellation room), while the 1,100-capacity San Diego North Park staged 200 performances.

    “We are proud to bring both of these popular music halls into our family of great venues throughout Southern California and the country,” said Ron Bension, President, Live Nation Clubs & Theaters. “Both observatories have a strong fan base in their respective markets and offer great musical experiences. We’re looking forward to continuing that tradition.”

    Live Nation began exclusively booking both clubs in December 2018 as part of its plan to “attract an increasingly robust roster of performers across Southern California,” according to the company. Live Nation also operates the House of Blues Anaheim and San Diego, The Wiltern, Fox Riverside, Riverside Municipal Auditorium and the Hollywood Palladium, and has an exclusive booking deal with Majestic Ventura.