PARAGON PRESENTS ENTERS EXCLUSIVE PROMOTER PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BELMONT IN AUSTIN
Published on 29th March 2016
PARAGON PRESENTS ENTERS EXCLUSIVE
PROMOTER PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BELMONT IN AUSTIN
The Belmont is Austin’s Premier 1,000 Capacity Concert Venue
AUSTIN, TX (March 29, 2016) – Paragon Presents, in association with Nederlander Concerts, announced today an exclusive agreement to promote, produce and program The Belmont. This multi-year agreement will aim to increase the quantity and quality of publicly-ticked events at the newly remodeled 1,000 capacity venue.
The Belmont is a versatile, indoor/outdoor multi-use venue nestled in the heart of downtown Austin. The venue boasts excellent sightlines with the addition of tiers in the mezzanine, plus newly remolded swanky interiors, industrial skyline views and an ivy-covered courtyard enhancing the music experience. Most recently, The Belmont hosted major talent and brands during South by Southwest (SXSW). With its unique location, The Belmont was an official SXSW venue and provided one of the hottest locations to be during the 10-day festival by hosting companies such as Google, SYFY, NBC, Comcast and Spin Media, plus artists including John Legend, Ludacris, Lil Jon, Soul Asylum and Too $hort.
Over the years, headline artists such as Twin Shadow, Sleigh Bells, Kanye West, Incubus, Paramore, Tove Lo, Ghostland Observatory, Tegan and Sara, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flaming Lips, Jason Isbell, Salt-n-Pepa, Adam Ant, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, plus many more have played the venue.
“The Belmont is a perfect fit for our vision of producing fan-centric experiences, while enhancing Austin’s music scene. It is an ideal showroom to host great live entertainment focused on artists from a variety of genres who have existing fan bases, or emerging artists who will gain valuable exposure in this market,” said Paul Thornton, President of Paragon Presents.
“We are thrilled to partner with Paragon Presents and utilize their expertise in programming The Belmont,” said General Manager, Ham Bijari. “The Belmont is a unique and beautiful space with its own personality. The sound is incredible, and the venue is truly the place to experience your favorite artist(s) in an intimate setting. Fans always have a great time and there are several amazing vantage points to enhance their live music experience. With 3 bars and an attentive staff you won't miss a thing. I look forward to hosting our next event!”
“This extends our investment in Austin and aligns our goals of growing Nederlander’s brand nationally,” said Alex Hodges, CEO of Nederlander Concerts. “We look forward to working with the newly remodeled Belmont and fostering our partnership with Paragon Presents.”
After gaining new ownership from its previous incarnation as a restaurant, The Belmont re-opened in May of 2012 as a concert and private events venue and has since played host to some of the biggest events in Austin. Its ivy-covered courtyard, lush rooftop terrace, large production-ready outdoor and indoor stages coupled with its amazing city views has turned The Belmont into the premiere venue not only as a destination during SXSW but also as a great place to host events year-round.