01/08/2018 by Dave Brooks
Just six months after leaving Comcast-Spectacor, long time booking veteran Brock Jones has signed a deal with his former employer Spectra and new partner NS2 to increase the number of performances at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. First opened in 2007, the city-owned 1,300-seat theater replaced the 1000-seat Pavilion Theatre and is home to 10 resident companies including the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
NS2, which is managed by Darin Lashinsky, will work with Jones and 191 Touring to co-promote concerts at the venue. NS2 has a similar relationship with the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Charleston Music Hall and CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
“We’ve sought opportunities to create sustainable partnerships throughout our history of promoting shows in Virginia, and I’m honored to partner with the Sandler Center,” said Lashinsky in a statement provided to Amplify. “We look forward to combining forces to bring a wide array of entertainment to the Hampton Roads area.”
191 Touring was created last year and has presented tours for Lee Brice and Justin Moore, along with numerous one-off events including artists such as Dustin Lynch, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Casting Crowns, and Mercy Me.
“We’re excited for the considerable potential of this partnership and to work with the award-winning staff of NS2 and the Sandler Center,” Jones said in a statement provided to Amplify.
Co-promoted shows currently on sale are Travis Tritt (Jan. 12), Black Jacket Symphony Presents Tom Petty’s Damn The Torpedoes (Feb.16), and Yanni (May 9.) Tickets are on sale now at YNotTix.com.