AUSTIn, TX (CelebrityAccess) — Nederlander Concerts is teaming up with Paul Thornton's TAG Presents to launch a new live events promotion joint venture, Paragon Presents.
“This partnership expands Nederlander’s footprint nationally in one of the fastest growing cities in the country, sharing Paul Thornton’s vision enhancing Austin’s music scene,” said Alex Hodges CEO of Nederlander Concerts. “We are committed to providing the best experience for the community and artists. Paragon Presents can produce top notch live concert experiences as an independent, hands-on promoter, and we are excited to help debut the new Skyline Theater at the Long Center.”
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Paragon Presents will program and produce live events in the Austin market and surrounding region. The new venture is anchored around the Skyline Theater at the Long Center, a still under construction venue at Austin’s Long Center for the Performing Arts when it opens next Spring.
Paragon Presents will be the exclusive promoter for productions at the 7,000-plus capacity theater and will present music spanning a variety of genres during the concert season. Located near Austin's downtown, the outdoor venue offers balcony views of the stage and downtown Austin with both indoor and outdoor VIP areas.
“Alex and I have worked together for nearly 15 years and Nederlander’s expertise in the music industry is the perfect match to bring live music back to its roots,” said Paul Thornton, President of TAG Presents LLC. “Live music should be focused on connecting with the fans hearts, not connecting with their wallets. It is about the creativity, joy and connection fans feel. Paragon Presents’ mission is to bring back that independence and creativity that originally built the live music industry. I am thrilled that Nederlander shares that vision and drive to book world-class entertainment in Austin.” – Staff Writers