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Old 05-15-2017, 06:45 AM
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I agree...

BUT ...

To play devil's advocate, why isn't this happening ?


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It is most likely very hard to attract big acts to St. Kitts being that it is competing with a lot of large venues such as the ACC in Toronto, First Performance in Hamilton, not to mention Buffalo with it's rink.
Also have to compete against both Casino's in Niagara Falls ON and NY.

The K-Rock centre in Kingston will hold events such as Riverdance for example and will also have Bob Dylan in July.
Their nearest competion would be a few hours away in Toronto and Ottawa.
It is a completely different situation here in Niagara because of all the other options within an hours drive.

I would, however, be very happy if the Meridian could book more acts down the road.
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Meridian can fit around 7,000 into a concert configuration with general admission on the floor. This makes it a large small-venue or a small large-venue. It is too big for small acts and too small for major acts. The local casinos only hold 1,200 (Fallsview) and 2,400 (Seneca) so they are free to book "C" rated acts one at a time and draw a crowd. Often times promoters will group acts together (an "A" in the making or "B" as a headliner supported by a few lesser acts) this is the market Meridian and K-Rock can target.
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