Industry Press / 01.27.22
Live Nation Partners with Omaha Performing Arts as Exclusive Promoter for Steelhouse Omaha
Omaha Performing Arts (O-pa) announced today that Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, will be the exclusive promoter for its new live music venue Steelhouse Omaha. Located at 12th and Dodge Streets, Steelhouse Omaha is scheduled to open in mid-2023.
“We are pleased to be entering into this partnership with Live Nation to bring their world-class expertise to our new venue,” said Joan Squires, President of O-pa. “Our relationship will also ensure that we are able to take advantage of the performing artists and entertainers they work with and bring them to fans in Omaha.”
“We know this is a growing live music market, and Steelhouse Omaha will be a spectacular new venue for artists to play in Nebraska,“ said Jason Wright, President of Live Nation Midwest. “There is a lot of opportunity to bring more concerts to the city, and we really value the partnership with Omaha Performing Arts.”
Omaha Performing Arts will be responsible for the management and staffing of Steelhouse Omaha. “In addition to the live events and performances that Live Nation will promote in the new building, there will also be opportunities for community organizations to utilize Steelhouse Omaha,“ Squires added.
Steelhouse Omaha is part of the planned expansion of O-pa’s arts and entertainment campus near the Holland Performing Arts Center. It will provide flexible space to accommodate audiences of 1,500 to 3,000. The $104.1M venue has been funded with private support and $1.1M from the City of Omaha. When it opens in 2023, Steelhouse is expected to have a transformational impact on the regional music scene, as well as the ongoing redevelopment of the city’s urban core and riverfront.
Project partners include Kiewit Building Group, Ennead Architects of New York City, and Holland Basham Architects of Omaha.
Omaha Performing Arts (O-pa) is the steward of two landmark venues – the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center, plus a third live music venue “Steelhouse Omaha” opening in 2023. O-pa presents a wide spectrum of the performing arts, including Broadway, jazz, dance, comedy, family, popular entertainment, and live music. With a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, O-pa serves a growing audience in Omaha and the region through a broad range of education and engagement opportunities. As Nebraska’s largest arts institution, O-pa is recognized as a leader both locally and nationally.
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