PHILADELPHIA (CelebrityAccess) — AEG Live has landed exclusive booking agreements with Philadelphia’s iconic Electric Factory and the popular indie-focused venue Underground Arts. The two venues joins AEG's portfolio of other venues in the market, including the Keswick Theatre, Trocadero Theatre, and The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the 13,000 capacity amphitheater located in the heart of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
Electric factory talent buyer Bonfire's Bryan Dilworth will join AEG as Vice President, with oversight over regional bookings and Kevin Horn has been appointed to the post of talent buyer, overseeing club bookings. The pair will join a team that includes industry veterans Jen Corsilli who works in marketing and operations in her role as Regional Marketing Director, Talent Buyer Brian Moore managing bookings at the Keswick Theater as well as other regional venues, and Lauren Squazzo who markets across all venues as Regional Marketing Manager.
The 2,600 capacity Electric Factory opened its doors at its current location in 1995. Originally founded in 1968 at 22nd & Arch Street, the original Electric Factory was one of the building blocks of the Philadelphia music scene featuring performances by legends like The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, and Jefferson Airplane. This year marks the Factory’s 20th anniversary year marked by upcoming sold out performances from Marina & The Diamonds, Chance The Rapper, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, Circa Survive, Underoath, and The Chainsmokers.
Underground Arts, which opened in 2013, is a 650 capacity general admission club that serves as a popular destination for up-and-coming performers across a wide range of genres. Past performers include Frank Turner, Halsey, Grouplove, Walk The Moon, Banks, Hiatus Kaiyote, ILoveMakonnen, The Lone Bellow, Falling In Reverse, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Chris D’Elia, Todd Barry, Bridget Kelly & more.
“The acquisition of booking agreements with the Electric Factory and Underground Arts further solidifies AEG Live’s presence in the Philadelphia region,” said Mark Shulman, Vice President and General Manager of AEG Live Northeast. “Both venues have been integral to the city’s musical legacy, and we look forward to bringing a diversity of talent to their fans.” – Staff Writers