Atlanta-Area Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Renamed Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
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Atlanta-Area Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Renamed Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. (CelebrityAccess) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre near Atlanta has a new naming sponsor and a new name for the first time since it opened in 2008: Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.

The bank has signed a multi-year agreement with venue operator Live Nation. Ameris Bank is headquartered in Moultrie  Ga.

“The Ameris Bank Amphitheatre underscores Ameris Bank’s commitment to supporting the arts through music, which fosters creativity, strengthens local economies and unifies communities,” Live Nation said in a statement.

“We are excited to sponsor the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, an iconic Atlanta outdoor music venue that promises concertgoers the absolute best music scene, season after season,” said Ameris Bank CEO Dennis Zember. “As an avid concertgoer myself, I’m thrilled for Ameris Bank to have this opportunity and for our city to continue benefiting from this great venue for years to come.”

“We look forward to working closely with the team at Ameris Bank to elevate their presence in the greater Atlanta region through the power of live music. This partnership will provide the brand a variety of opportunities to deepen relationships with music fans and be front and center at some of the summer’s most memorable music performances,” said Andy Peikon, SVP, Venue Sales, Live Nation.

Recent performances at the 12,000-capacity venue include DAve Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffett, Luke Bryan, Steely Dan and Chris Stapleton

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