Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. (Courtesy Vladislav Grach / Live Nation)

Markets big to small report a concert year to remember

Big names packed houses both big and small across the Mid-Atlantic. Venue executives from Charm City up the coast to the Big Apple and west to the Steel City all reported big years thanks to a booming economy, continued interest in live events, and some marquee artists out on tour. 

Bold-face names including Elton John and Taylor Swift sold out shows and boosted the bottom line while patrons paid up for curated food and beverage options. 

All of the operators from the World’s Most Famous Arena to one of the area’s newest venues say the good times should keep rolling for the next year, lifting all boats in their markets from ballet to sports to arena concerts.

One trend to keep an eye on: Country is trending and just in time, as Garth Brooks is hitting the road in this area during May.


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