BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired an interest in the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (formerly Meadowbrook) in Gilford, NH. Long considered northern New England’s premier summer concert venue, the 9,000-seat amphitheater on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee further strengthens Live Nation’s presence in the region.
Since opening in 1996, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion has welcomed millions of fans, and continuously drawn top talent to its stage. Artists who visited the venue in 2017 include Luke Bryan, John Mellencamp, Chris Stapleton, Bryan Adams, Third Eye Blind, Florida Georgia Line and many more. The executive team currently in place at the Pavilion, led by president Robert “R.J.” Harding and his wife Bridget, will continue to run day-to-day operations and will work with Ticketmaster to integrate its primary ticketing services.
“We are thrilled to add the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion to our venue portfolio, and to welcome R.J., Bridget, and their team to the Live Nation family,” said Don Law, President of Live Nation New England. “The Pavilion is a very unique and special venue, and we look forward to helping grow an already outstanding business to bring the people of New England a world class entertainment lineup for many years to come.”
“Our focus over the past 22 years has been cultivating a unique concert experience here at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion and we are extremely excited to advance that objective with a global partner like Live Nation,” said R.J. Harding, President, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
The venue has received multiple awards and honors including Best Music Venue from the Academy of Country Music, Red Rocks Award from Pollstar, and Venue of the Year from the Country Music Association, as well as being named one of the 10 Best Concert Venues by USA Today.