Clear Channel Entertainment says it is recommitting itself to making music affordable for everyone. Beginning with the 2003 summer season, CCE will work with numerous bands and artists to make available to the public tickets starting at $10 for many concerts at each of the company's outdoor amphitheaters. The $10 ticket will be available at venue box offices on a limited basis only.
"We want to reintroduce people back to the outdoor summer concert experience," states Don Law, Co-CEO and chairman of Clear Channel Entertainment – Music. "The lights go down, you hear the roar of the crowd, the artist hits the stage and you hear the first few notes of your favorite song – all under the stars at our state-of-the-art amphitheaters. There really is nothing like the live concert experience. It is time for us to get back to where everyone can afford to enjoy a concert with family and friends."
CCE's 31 participating amphitheaters:
Alltel Pavilion Raleigh, NC
Alpine Valley Music Theatre Milwaukee, WI
AmSouth Amphitheatre Nashville, TN
Chronicle Pavilion Concord, CA
Coral Sky Amphitheater W. Palm Beach, FL
Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
Ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre Hartford, CT
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, PA
Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, NM
Merriweather Post Pavilion Baltimore, MD
Montage Mountain Amphitheater Scranton, PA
Nissan Pavilion @ Stone Ridge Washington D.C.
PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Polaris Amphitheater Columbus, OH
Post Gazette Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA
Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga, NY
Shoreline Amphitheater San Francisco, CA
Sleep Train Amphitheater Sacramento, CA
Tweeter Center Chicago, IL
Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Mansfield, MA
Tweeter At The Waterfront Camden, NJ
UMB Bank Pavilion St. Louis, MO
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte, NC
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine, CA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City, KS
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater San Antonio, TX
Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis, IN
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach mphitheater
Virginia Beach, Virginia
White River Amphitheater Seattle, WA
Florida Fair Board Delays Clear Channel Shed Decision
The Florida State Fair Authority postponed its March 24 vote on whether to accept a contract from Clear Channel Entertainment to build an $18 million, 20,000-capacity amphitheater at the fairgrounds, until April 14, reports the St Petersburg Times. The venue would open early next year.
Authority executive director Rick Vymlatil said the postponement had only to do with ensuring that the proposed contract says what Clear Channel has promised
and not with requests from Hillsborough County and Tampa officials, who have asked the authority to slow the vote so they can review whether the outdoor venue will hurt business at the St. Pete Times Forum ,which is subsidized by taxpayers.
Clear Channel has proposed it will pay rent and other concessions to the fair authority.