BOISE, ID (CelebrityAccess) — Knitting Factory Entertainment on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with the independent Pacific Northwest concert promoter CMoore Concerts.
The partnership with bolster KFE’s footprint in the Northwest, which is already a stronghold for the company, and provides them with access to additional venues, including Taco Bell Arena on the campus of Boise State University as well as the Idaho Botanical Gardens’ summer concert series.
The deal will also allow the two companies to share resources, staff and industry relationships, while expanding CMoore Concerts local and national capabilities.
CMoore founder and CEO Chris Moore previously served as President of Knitting Factory Presents, KFE’s live music division, from 2007 to 2014.
“Chris and I worked together well for a long time and I’m elated to be working with him again,” said KFE president and CEO Morgan Margolis. “Our companies strategies align in the region, and his executive skills strengthen both companies.”
Over the course of his career, he’s promoted both regional and national tours, including Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, and Dierks Bentley, as well as creating the Idaho Botanical Garden’s concert series and producing the 2013 Davis Cup quarterfinal round between Serbia and the US at Taco Bell Arena, among others.
KFE already has a substantial footprint in the region, and operates Knitting Factory-branded concert houses in both Boise, ID and Spokane, WA, and books or manages events such as the Summerfield Concerts and Idaho Botanical Garden concert series in Boise, the Big Sky Brewing Company summer concert series and Travelers’ Rest festival in Missoula, Montana.