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Vina Robles Amphitheatre reports record breaking season 

Vina Robles Amphitheater box office

2016 brought in over 3.5 million in ticket sales

Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, a venue programmed by Nederlander Concerts, experienced a record-breaking 2016 season with over $3.5 million in ticket sales, more than 60,000 attendees and 30 live events, exceeding previous years.

“We could not be happier with the fantastic results from our 2016 season – more shows than ever, more fans than ever and great momentum to build on for years to come,” said Vina Robles Amphitheatre General Manager Paul Leatherman. “Nederlander Concerts and the entire Vina Robles Amphitheatre staff are committed to providing premier live entertainment for the Central Coast and we look forward to future seasons.”

In its fourth year of operation, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre increased sales by 33-percent from 2015 and hosted 76 hours of live entertainment, featuring world-renowned artists such as Dolly Parton, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt, among others. The season featured milestone events such as the Go-Go’s Farewell Tour and The Monkees 50th Anniversary, plus presented multiple sell out performances, including country superstar Lee Brice and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Chicago. From reggae to rock, comedy to country and Latin to hip hop, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre hosted a wide variety of entertainment. Additional season highlights included the leader in mariachi and Latin pop fusion music, Pepe Aguilar, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton, iconic performer and musical chameleon Cyndi Lauper and 7-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Ziggy Marley, among others.

“In just four years, Vina Robles Amphitheatre has changed the live music scene in California’s Central Coast,” said Alex Hodges, CEO for Nederlander Concerts. “For decades the region has needed something new and exciting for bands and their fans and the Vina Robles Amphitheatre has now become the Central Coasts’ live music destination.”

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