In the Arena, 1/30

30 Jan

BY TODD HUNT

Thanks for the input on last week’s question.  Your input helps us to more effectively spread the word about our upcoming events.

This week I’ve been in Los Angeles attending a concert industry conference.  I have been meeting with promoters, agents, and other venue managers in pursuit of concert opportunities for the coming year.  As you might expect, the economy has been a major topic of conversation.  Based upon these discussions, it looks like it will be a tough year for concerts in Tupelo and other smaller markets across the country.  The good news (if there is any) is that activity should pick up late in the year.

I’ll write more about the trip next week.  I don’t think that everything is doom and gloom, but I do think that we are facing challenges that are greater than anything the venue has seen since it opened in 1993.  However I have no doubt that we can weather the storm and come out stronger on the other side.

Until next time,

Todd

3 Responses to “In the Arena, 1/30”

  1. Edwin January 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    Hello MR. Todd. I wish we could see more of the likes of Tina Turner, American Idol, latin, Madonna, or maybe broadway shows if possible . Less of the likes of country or wrestling. thanks

  2. JRAY January 31, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    Todd,
    Is the Jeff Dunham show going good on the sale of tickets?
    The reason why i was asking this is because i have not seen or heard any promoting of the show.
    thanks
    justin

  3. Todd February 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    Thanks for the suggestions, Edwin. Justin, the Dunham show is selling OK at this point. We have ads running on Comedy Central, in the Journal, and on the billboard at Crosstown.

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