Team San Jose has entered into a new partnership with Nederlander Concerts to promote and produce concerts and special events at the historic Civic Auditorium in downtown San Jose, CA. Team San Jose is the manager of the venue. The 3,000-seat venue will be revitalized as a premier downtown entertainment destination with a $13 million renovation.

Some of the key improvements include state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, seating upgrades, more restrooms and a new concessions program. The venue’s production capability will be significantly increased to accommodate the requirements of top touring bands on the road and large scale special events.

Since the venue opened in 1934, Duke Ellington, Buddy Holly, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Cream and the Rolling Stones have performed at the Civic. Major sporting events including boxing matches with champions such as Jack Dempsey and Joe Lewis have also graced the venue.

The City of San Jose recently extended its contract with Team San Jose to manage six facilities including the Civic. This extension was based on Team San Jose’s strong results over the last five years in increasing revenue, events and visitors for San Jose.

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“Team San Jose is proud to partner with Nederlander Concerts,” said Dan Fenton, president/CEO of San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau and CEO of Team San Jose, in a statement. “Together with Team San Jose’s local experience and Nederlander’s solid track record in the concert and special events industry, this new partnership is a perfect addition to put the San Jose Civic Auditorium at center stage, with top status in the market for concerts and events.”

Adam Friedman, CEO of Nederlander Concerts, added: “We are excited about our partnership with Team San Jose and building upon the incredible history of this iconic venue, which has played host to some of the biggest stars of all time. “The venue fits within the coveted mid-size space where top artists prefer to play and fans prefer to see their favorite performers. We are pleased that we will be able to bring our vast experience in booking similar venues in routing the very best in live entertainment to San Jose.”