Newport’s $40 million new music venue Ovation announed its first shows Friday morning. They include Lady A and Russ. The announcement comes one day after Media got a sneak peek of the indoor outdoor concert space.
Here are the first shows to start in September:
Here is your first wave of show announcements to kick off your weekend!
Stay tuned for the next wave on June 15th
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The 25-acre development on land owned by Corporex and developed and managed by Columbus-based PromoWest has sweeping views of the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati at 101 West Fourth Street in Newport.
Depending upon the size of the concert, Ovation can easily switch between an inside pavilion and an outdoor amphitheater, according to PromoWest’s Fred Campo. It involves raising a garage door and pushing the stage out. Ovation can fit 7,000 people outside and 2,700 inside.
“There really isn’t one bad viewing site inside, wherever you sit,” he says. “You’re going to get an immaculate view of the show.”
Just 283 seats of the 7,000 outside are permanent. Those will be reserved for platinum or season box seats. The space is in a grassy area between the building and the courthouse.
Campo says the acoustics are state of the art. He says this is the most high tech…