ESTES PARK, Colorado (CelebrityAccess) — In what seems perfectly timed for spooky Halloween news, AEG Presents Rocky Mountains announced they have struck a new deal to book the historic Stanley Hotel.
The new arrangement expands on an existing partnership between AEG Presents and the hotel that began in 2014 with the Murder by Death concert series.
Under the terms of the new deal with AEG Presents, the hotel will expand its entertainment offerings to include programming on approximately 60 nights a year with plans to offer a wider range of events, from developing artists to speakers and comedy events.
“It all started when we were approached by Adam Turla and the band Murder by Death in 2013 to create a new type of concert experience,” said AEG Presents Rocky Mountains Vice President of Talent, Scott Campbell. “From year-one at The Stanley, the feedback from the fans and the band was overwhelming drawing sell-out crowds from across the country.”
News of the deal follows the announcement by the Stanley of plans to move forward with planned upgrades to the 40,000 sq. ft. Stanley Film Center, which received an $11.6M award from The State of Colorado under the Regional Tourism Act.
Once complete, the film center will include a new 1,200 capacity auditorium that will host film screenings, educational programs, and live performances.
Last Month, Murder by Death and AEG Presents Rocky Mountains announced plans to expand the Murder By Death concert series into a 5-night run, spread over two weekends in January 2019.
Over the past three years, The Stanley also began promoting its own line-up of concerts and events attracting touring acts like Los Lobos, David Crosby, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
The hotel also launched a successful 4-day horror film festival, Ted-talk style speaker series and a number of high-profile comedy events with Comedy Works Entertainment featuring artists like Jim Breuer and Tom Papa.
First opened in 1909 by automaker Freelan Oscar Stanley, the hotel was famously featured as the ominous setting of Stanley Kubrick’s 1976 adaption of Stephen King’s classic horror novel “The Shining.”