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Jan. 30, 2013

King County, AEG Live forge partnership for Marymoor Park Concert Series

AEG Live books diverse range of talent for several popular venues in region; 2013 lineup for Marymoor Amphitheatre shows to be announced soon

King County has selected nationally recognized AEG Live to manage the talent booking and operations of the Marymoor Park Concert Series beginning with the 2013 season.  

“Forming this partnership with the second-largest concert promoter in the world will bring some of the world’s best talent to local audiences, while generating the revenues that help support public access to King County Parks,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

“I am excited to partner with King County and continue the Marymoor Park Concert Series at this incredible venue,” said Alex Kochan, Vice President of AEG Live Pacific Northwest regional office. “The addition of the Marymoor Park Concert Series to our roster is a natural fit because we already produce over 400 shows in the region annually.”

AEG Live will bring between 12 and 15 events to Marymoor Park each year from June through September. The first shows and dates are expected to be announced in spring at www.marymoorconcerts.com.
 
King County’s Marymoor Park is a regional landmark that features the beautiful Willowmoor Farm historical district and Clise Mansion. The park’s natural and scenic environment makes the 5,000-capacity outdoor venue home to Seattle's best open-air concert series. Plus, it’s only a 15-minute trip from downtown Seattle to enjoy the best intimate concert experience around.

AEG Live’s regional office currently oversees all booking and operations for the two Showbox venues (the 1,150-capacity Showbox at the Market and the 1,800-capacity Showbox SoDo) and books/produces all concerts at WaMu Theater and for the Washington State Fair Series. The office also supports all AEG Live national tours and one-offs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.

Marymoor Park Concert Series tickets will be available though AEG Live’s ticketing company, AXS.com. Marymoor Park Concert Series will offer reserved seats, VIP boxes, and general admission lawn seating; providing a variety of ticket price options for concert-goers.

VIP and season ticket holders will be able to immerse themselves in the full concert experience with access to luxury services including VIP parking, VIP/artist reception area, and first-class pre show dining options.
 
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About King County Parks
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary, King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 180 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs. Learn more at
http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks/.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books 35 state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idol Live, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Trey Songz and Wisin & Yandel. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.  AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.