The View Just Got a Whole Lot Better…And Brighter At Riverbend Music Center

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Whoever said you don’t get better with age has never been to Riverbend Music Center.  When the gates open this May for Riverbend’s thirty-first concert season patrons will notice another major improvement.  Today the venue unveiled four brand new, state-of-the-art, LED Lawn Video Boards.  The new and improved Skyline Chilivision will make every lawn seat feel like the front row.

Mike Smith , CEO of Music and Event Management, Inc. commented, “We doubled the number of video boards from two to four and installed state-of-the art LED technology that will give lawn patrons an up close and personal view of every artist day or night.”

In addition, an identical fifth video board will be installed at the East end of the venue concourse to provide event imaging while fans visit concession stands and restrooms.

This enhancement is part of a multi-year strategic initiative to create an exceptional fan experience for everyone who visits Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavilion.  In 2012 Riverbend Music Center became the first (and still only) amphitheatre in the country to install a synthetic concert lawn which provides a safe, clean, and dry environment for lawn patrons regardless of the weather.  Over the years Riverbend has invested over 15 million dollars in capital improvements with one simple goal, to be the best live concert venue in the country.

The addition of the new video screens would not be possible without the support of the Patricia and J. Ralph Corbett Riverbend Endowment as well as the generosity of Tom and Dee Stegman.

Concert-goers will get to experience the new video boards on May 30th when Lady Antebellum brings their Take Me Down Tour to Riverbend, however the concert season will officially kick off with the Sold Out

Daryl Hall and John Oates show at PNC Pavilion on Sunday, May 11th.

“Ticket sales are tracking ahead of last year at this time,” said Marketing Director Rosemarie Moehring. “We have already announced three sold out shows and it’s only April.  I believe our success is due in part to the quality and diversity of entertainment as well as the investments we have made to enhance the fan experience.”

A list of shows announced to date is attached.  More shows will be announced in the upcoming weeks

2014 Summer Concert Season

MAY
11        Daryl Hall & John Oates (SOLD OUT)                                                  PNC Pavilion
30        Lady Antebellum with Billy Currington and Joe Nichols                      Riverbend Music Center

JUNE
6          The Monkees                                                                                       PNC Pavilion
7          The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents POPS! Orchestral Spectacular                  Riverbend Music Center
13        Zac Brown Band                                                                                   Riverbend Music Center
14        Ray LaMontagne with The Belle Brigade                                              PNC Pavilion
15        Backstreet Boys with Avril Lavigne                                                       Riverbend Music Center
20        Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Leah Turner & Charlie Worsham      Riverbend Music Center
21        The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents Chris Botti                             Riverbend Music Center
22        Lionel Richie with CeeLo Green                                                            Riverbend Music Center
25        Journey and Steve Miller Band with Tower of Power                           Riverbend Music Center
27        Fifth Hamony with Before You Exit and Jackson Harris                        PNC Pavilion
28        O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips                                                                     PNC Pavilion
29        Tim McGraw with Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope                               Riverbend Music Center

JULY
1          Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry                                                              Riverbend Music Center
2          MOVE Live on Tour feat. Julianne Hough & Derek Hough                  PNC Pavilion
4          The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents Red, White & Boom!             Riverbend Music Center
6          Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper                                                            Riverbend Music Center
8          Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo + Rick Springfield                                      PNC Pavilion
9          Dave Matthews Band feat. Tim Reynolds                                            Riverbend Music Center
10        311                                                                                                      PNC Pavilion
11        Sarah McLachlan                                                                                  PNC Pavilion
15        KISS & Def Leppard                                                                            Riverbend Music Center
16        2014 Vans Warped Tour                                                                      Riverbend Music Center
19        The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents Broadway Night And Sing-Along                   Riverbend Music Center
21        Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band                                               Riverbend Music Center
22        Aerosmith with Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators           Riverbend Music Center
24        Matt Nathanson & Gavin DeGraw with Andrew McMahon                 PNC Pavilion
25        John Fogerty                                                                                       PNC Pavilion
31        Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and Bret Eldredge                           Riverbend Music Center

AUGUST
1          Jim Brickman with Anne Cochran, Tracy Silverman & Ben Utecht        PNC Pavilion
5          OneRepublic with The Script                                                                Riverbend Music Center
8          Toby Keith with Cold Ford and Krystal Keith                                        Riverbend Music Center
12        Panic! At The Disco                                                                              PNC Pavilion
13        Chicago and REO Speedwagon                                                           Riverbend Music Center
22        Kings of Leon with Kongos                                                                 Riverbend Music Center
23        Luke Bryan with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell (SOLD OUT)                   Riverbend Music Center
24        Luke Bryan with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell (SOLD OUT)                   Riverbend Music Center

SEPTEMBER
5          Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana                                        Riverbend Music Center
25        Dierks Bentley with Chris Young and Chase Rice                                 Riverbend Music Center

Visits www.Riverbend.org and www.PNCPavilion.com for more information.