KEMBA Live!

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KEMBA Live!
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Outdoor amphitheater during a concert
KEMBA Live!
Former namesPromoWest Pavilion (2001-05)
Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (2005-16)
Express Live! (2016-21)
Address405 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43215-2341
Location Arena District
Coordinates 39°58′11″N83°00′37″W / 39.969811°N 83.010142°W / 39.969811; -83.010142 Coordinates: 39°58′11″N83°00′37″W / 39.969811°N 83.010142°W / 39.969811; -83.010142
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OwnerNationwide Realty
OperatorPromoWest Productions
Capacity 2,300 (Indoor Music Hall)
5,200 (Outdoor Amphitheater)
Construction
OpenedOctober 2, 2001 (2001-10-02)
Construction cost$5.5 million
Website
Official website
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Indoor Music Hall

KEMBA Live! (originally the PromoWest Pavilion) is a multi-purpose concert venue located in the Arena District of Columbus, Ohio. Opening in 2001, the venues operates year-round with indoor and outdoor facilities: the Indoor Music Hall and Outdoor Amphitheater. The venue was modeled after the House of Blues and described as the "Newport Music Hall on steroids". It features state-of-the-art lighting, acoustical systems and a reversible stage. In 2001, the venue was nominated for a Pollstar Awards for "Best New Major Concert Venue". [1]

A sister venue, Stage AE is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and opened in December 2010. In 2018, Promowest Productions and its venues were acquired by American entertainment presenter AEG. [2] In August 2021, PromoWest Productions and AEG opened another sister venue, PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION, in Newport, Kentucky (near Cincinnati, Ohio) [3] .

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References

  1. "Pollstar Awards Archive 2001". Pollstar . Archived from the original on June 26, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
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