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What’s the likelihood of seeing big-name concerts in Wilmington with the completion of the convention center?

John Staton
StarNews

The new convention center, which is under construction on the north side of downtown, is not technically taking reservations, so there’s nothing booked yet.

The city is holding dates for certain parties, according to Steve Bridges, an assistant city manager for development for the city of Wilmington, but is not actually taking bookings at this time because no contracts have been signed. Also, the city wants to have a firm opening date before reservations are taken.

As for music at the convention center, “there are ways of making it happen if someone wants to do a concert there,” Bridges said. “But it’s not being built as a concert hall.”

None of the dates held so far are for musical acts, Bridges said.

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2 Responses to “ What’s the likelihood of seeing big-name concerts in Wilmington with the completion of the convention center?”

  1. On July 26, 2009 at 10:20 am Richs1 wrote:

    A 3000-4000 seat auditorium certainly would have been appropriate, supported and affordable. Why should we have to travel to Fayetteville or Myrtle beach for concerts/entertainment? Maybe not big time concerts but there are many great entertainers out there that would fill such a venue.

  2. On January 12, 2011 at 6:54 am Donna Moyer wrote:

    I feel exactly as the person who left the comment as to how far someone has to travel to see a concert. We have nothing like the northern states as far as a ‘close’ venue. It has potential to do that as far as the size. So what is in the future plans for entertainment???



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