COLUMBUS, Ohio (December 8, 2014) – PromoWest Productions, a top-ranked independent concert promoter by Pollstar Magazine, announced today its purchase of Bunbury and Buckle Up music festivals in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The purchase adds to PromoWest’s existing portfolio of concert venues including LC Pavilion, Newport Music Hall, The Basement and A&R Music Bar in Columbus, Ohio and Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. “We are excited to expand into the Cincinnati market. We have strong relationships with the bands that play Bunbury as they play our venues throughout the year,” said Scott Stienecker, president and CEO of PromoWest Productions. PromoWest will handle all booking, marketing, sponsorship and production of the festivals and Bill Donabedian will continue to oversee operations.
In past years, Bunbury Music Festival, which takes place along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, has hosted top alternative artists including The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Fall Out Boy, FUN. and more. PromoWest, known for its creative design of intimate concert venues in Columbus and Pittsburgh, has modified the festival layout to provide fans with a more intimate concert experience. The festival, previously having one main stage and five smaller stages, will now feature two main stages and two side stages for better viewing and easier logistical flow for festival goers. Bunbury Music Festival will take place June 5-7, 2015.
Buckle Up Music Festival, a country music festival that launched in 2014 hosting country stars such as The Band Perry, Willie Nelson and Alabama and brought in close to 60,000 attendees, will be relocated from Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove to the new Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio for 2016. “Country music is on fire right now and we are looking forward to booking the hottest performers,” said Stienecker. Due to the timing of the purchase acquisition and construction of the new festival location, Buckle Up will return in August 2016. Refunds for 2015 are available at original point of purchase.
The lineup for Bunbury festival will be announced in February of 2015.
PromoWest will bring in its current ticketing partner, Ticketmaster, to handle both festivals. All previously purchased tickets through ShowClix for the 2015 Bunbury festival will be honored at the main festival gate. Refunds, if needed, are available at the original point of purchase. Bunbury early bird single-day tickets are $49, 3-day passes are $109 and VIP is $349. Ticket prices will increase January 2, 2015. Additional pricing details are available at www.bunburyfestival.com.
PromoWest Productions, having just celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2014, currently offers Columbus, Ohio, over 450 events a year at its venues LC Pavilion, Newport Music Hall, The Basement and A&R Music Bar. PromoWest opened the country’s second indoor/outdoor concert venue, Stage AE, in downtown Pittsburgh in 2010. For more information on PromoWest, please visit www.promowestlive.com.