CLEVELAND (CelebrityAccess) — Cleveland’s I-X Center, one of the largest convention centers in the U.S. announced plans to get into the concert business with the introduction of a new, large-scale flexible state-of-the-art performance space.
Featuring acoustically treated sound walls, and elevated telescopic seating, the venue can be configured in a variety of formats, from a 3,500 capacity theatre to a 7,000-seat arena.
The performance space is located within the 2.2 million-square-foot convention center complex and the space is defined by floor-to-ceiling acoustic drapery and sound panels, which can be moved, or removed as needed.
“Previously, our barriers to attracting major concert promoters and national touring acts, included a lack of elevated seating and the sound quality in this industrial complex”, said Jeremy Levine, I-X Center Vice President of Business Development. “We now offer a state-of the art performance space with remarkable flexibility and world class sound. Theacoustical environment has already blown away expectations and will only get better as we tweak the room.”
The I-X Center has retained VC Strategic Partners, a division of Venue Coalition, to develop content for the venue.
Jeff Apregan, President of Venue Coalition, Inc. stated, "We're excited to be working with the I-X Center in Cleveland to introduce the market to this new performance space. This new venue will offer multiple venue configurations and can host intimate reserved seat shows for 3,000 to 5,500 with GA capacities that are much greater. Imagine an indoor music festival for 23,000! Best of all, when you step off your plane at the airport next door, you are only 5 minutes away from the backstage area."
The new venue will be officially open for business on Oct. 22nd when they host an event that's being billed as Cleveland's Biggest Costume Party. – Staff Writers