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Local concert series sold


Two big, and relatively new, Cincinnati music festivals will be run by a Columbus company.  PromoWest has purchased the rights to Bunbury and Buckle Up. 

“We are excited to expand into the Cincinnati market,'' said Scott Stienecker, president and CEO of PromoWest Productions. "We have strong relationships with the bands that play Bunbury as they play our venues throughout the year."

According to a release from PromoWest, the concerts' founder, Bill Donabedian, will continue to oversee the events.  The company will handle booking, marketing, and production for the concerts.

They are making some changes.  The country music concert series, Buckle Up, has been postponed until 2016, and will be moved from Sawyer Point to Summit Park in Blue Ash, which is still under construction.   Bunbury, which features rock and pop music, will go on as scheduled in June of next year along Cincinnati's riverfront. But it will have two main stages and two side stages, instead of one main stage and five smaller stages.  The line up for that festival will be announced in February.

PromoWest owns concert venues in Columbus and Pittsburgh.  This is their first venture into an outdoor concert series.

Bill Rinehart started his radio career as a disc jockey in 1990. In 1994, he made the jump into journalism and has been reporting and delivering news on the radio in markets including Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.