POMPANO BEACH, FL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Pompano Beach officials have opened the Pompano Beach Amphitheater to promoters after canceling their maangement contract wtih Live Nation due to a lack of shows at the venue.
Live Nation had agreed to book a total of 24 shows a year at the venue when they took over in 2008, but has since only managed to book at most, 14 shows a year with a total of nine shows at the shed last year, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Mark Beaudreau, Pompano Beach's recreation program manager hopes that by letting promoters work on an single event basis, the city can stage more programming at the venue.
Beaudreau did acknowledge that the Pompano has historically been a tough shed to book. Fantasma, who handled booking at the venue before Live Nation, only booked 17 shows in 2003 and 2004 Beaudreau told the Sun-Sentinel.
Beaudreau is now working on creating a standardized agreement for promoters who express an interest in renting the venue.
"The intent of this was to expand the use of the amphitheater. We have been struggling with that for some time," City Manager Dennis Beach told the Sun-Sentinel. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers