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HoB Acquires Ace Of Spades In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO CA (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation's House of Blues division announced that following its purchase,the Sacramento-based venue Ace of Spades will join HoB's portfolio of venues.

Launched in 2010 by veteran promoters Bret Bair and Eric Rushing, the 1,000-capacity all-ages venue, located in downtown Sacramento’s R Street District, has become one of the leading venues of its size in the U.S. Prominent acts who have performed at Ace of Spades include Glass Animals, Two Door Cinema Club, Jimmy Eat World, Snoop Dogg, Awolnation, Silversun Pickups, Childish Gambino, The 1975, Tech N9ne, Deftones, Papa Roach, and 311.

Bair and Rushing will continue to head the daily management of Ace of Spades and will lead HOBE’s booking, promotion and business initiatives in the Sacramento area.

Bair and Rushing said, "As native Sacramentans, we have been proud to bring world class talent to our hometown and establish Ace of Spades as one of the premier music venues in the country of its size. We are extremely excited and confident that Live Nation will continue to grow Ace of Spades as a live music destination and special events venue. This sale will also enhance the concertgoers experience at Ace of Spades, while growing Sacramento as an even more competitive music market”

“Sacramento is the next logical move for us in California. It is a vibrant music market with a very engaged population base that we think is underserved at the club and theatre level.” said Ben Weeden, COO of House of Blues Entertainment, a division of Live Nation that will oversee The Ace of Spades. “ Bret and Eric have done a great job establishing the venue and we plan on working with them enhance the experience for both fans and artists. They will also lead the charge for HOBE increasing business in other venues in the market.” – Staff Writers