New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
In its year-end report of “Top Stops” for 2013, concert industry magazine, Venues Today, has announced that the State Theatre has been ranked as the #1 venue in the world in the 2,000 and under seat capacity category (December 2013 issue), based on concert and event grosses from October 16, 2012 to October 15, 2013.
“We are very proud of this accomplishment, especially as we celebrate our 25th anniversary as a performing arts center this season,” said President & CEO Mark W. Jones. “This confirms that the State Theatre is a major player in the world of performing arts and concert entertainment.”
Other venues ranking in the top 10 include the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Florida, The Hershey Theatre in Pennsylvania, Peoria Civic Center Theater in Illinois, and the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center in Texas.
“We are very thankful for our community’s enthusiasm and their support, and we are proud to have earned a spot on this list amongst so many distinguished venues,” added Jones.
Performance highlights included Jackson Browne, Joan Rivers, the musical American Idiot, Liza Minnelli, NYE concert Salute to Vienna, Straight No Chaser, and The Irish Tenors.
Venues Today Inc. is the leading source of original reporting for live entertainment and events, serving management, owners and suppliers to music, sports and meetings venues internationally.
State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98.3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.
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