CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation has tapped veteran talent buyer Sean McDonough to head up their efforts to revitalize the House of Blues outlet in Chicago as well as continuing to book the Bottom Lounge.
McDonough is no stranger to the Chicago market, booking one of the region’s top clubs, The Metro for a 14-year stint before moving to work at Live Nation's New York office for 2 years, where he booked shows for venues such as Irving Plaza and the Gramercy Theatre.
McDonough then returned to Chicago to book the re-opened Bottom Lounge, which he will continue to do under Live Nation's aegis.
“It’s my first week; I’m just getting my bearings!” McDonough told WBEZ's Jim DeRogatis. “It seems like it’s still a [blank] canvas. What I want to do is what I do really well—maybe being more eclectic, expanding what they’re already doing and bringing in more of what I’m excited about.” – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers