AEG Presents Buys PromoWest Productions

Concert promotion giant AEG Presents announced the acquisition of PromoWest Productions, an independent concert promotion company based in Columbus, Ohio. PromoWest Productions was founded in 1983 by Scott Stienecker and developed into the largest independent promoter in the Midwest.

Stienecker’s company books and operates Express Live!, the Newport Music Hall, the Basement and A&R Music Bar in Columbus and Pittsburgh’s Stage AE. PromoWest Productions will retain ownership of Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival. Scott Stienecker will continue on with PromoWest Productions as a division of AEG Presents.

“After getting to know AEG Presents and their senior management, it became more and more clear to me that both of our organizations were built from a common entrepreneurial spirit and culture. I am certain this partnership is right for PromoWest and AEG Presents is truly the right fit for us,” Stienecker said in a statement.

“PromoWest and AEG Presents share a passion and commitment to delivering the best music experiences to fans,” added Shawn Trell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for AEG Presents added. “Scott and his team have built an incredibly respected organization with a proven track record of success and we are pleased that they chose to partner with us. We look forward to working closely with them to continue to deliver first class concert experiences and further grow the PromoWest brand.”

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