Symphony promises it will book cool bands if it gets prime Banks spot for concert venue
Hamilton County commissioners examined the proposed deal to award land at the Banks for a concert venue to Music and Event Management Inc., the concert-venue arm of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, whose CEO pledged Monday to book up-and-coming bands at the new venue if it gets the deal.
Commissioners and Cincinnati City Council would have to approve any deal to build an entertainment venue at the mixed-use riverfront project, with a commission vote potentially coming first. Mayor John Cranley favors awarding the bid to Columbus-based PromoWest Productions, not MEMI. PromoWest has proposed a $15.3 million venue with 2,500 indoor seats and capacity for 5,000 outdoors.
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