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Panorama 2018 - Sunday
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Panorama not happening in 2019

Parent company AEG hopes to revive the festival next year in the place where it was originally envisioned: Queens' Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

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Sonic Temple
photo via Sonic Temple Facebook
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AEG files lawsuit against Danny Wimmer for “stealing” Rock on the Range & Carolina Rebellion

Danny Wimmer recently announced the Sonic Temple (which replaces Rock on the Range) and Epicenter (which replaces Carolina Rebellion) festivals. Rock on the Range and Carolina Rebellion were co-owned by Wimmer and AEG, who have filed a lawsuit against him for ”stealing” the festivals...

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Electric Factory
photo via @runninggonempty
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Bowery Presents acquires Philly’s Electric Factory, renaming it

The Philly venue has temporarily been renamed ”North Seventh,” while its new owners Bowery Presents crowdsource a new permanent name.

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Toyota Music Den at Firefly 2016
Firefly 2016 (more by Tod Seelie)
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Firefly Festival sold to AEG; 2019 dates announced

The festival, which usually happens Father's Day Weekend, was pushed back one week for 2019 (to accommodate for Bonnaroo moving to Father's Day Weekend).

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Bowery Ballroom
Bowery Ballroom
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Bowery Ballroom + Mercury Lounge and Live Nation form Mercury East Presents

Earlier this year, NYC venues Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge confirmed that they were parting ways with Bowery Presents (which was acquired by AEG), and we heard that Live Nation would be taking over the two Lower East Side venues. Today that news has been officially confirmed, as Bowery Ballroom/Mercury Lounge co-owner Michael Swier and Live Nation announced their new promotions and booking venture, Mercury East Presents.

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Bowery Ballroom
Bowery Ballroom
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Live Nation taking over Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge?

Bowery Presents/AEG confirms they are parting ways with the LES establishments.

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Tom Petty at Prudential Center
Prudential Center in June (a href="http://www.brooklynvegan.com/tom-petty-and-the-heartbreakers-prudential-center-pics-setlist/">more by Dana Distortion)
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Prudential Center and MSG enter into new partnership

Newark's Prudential Center has signed a booking and marketing agreement with NYC's Madison Square Garden, following MSG's continued venue wars with AEG.

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Panorama Festival 2016 - Saturday
Panorama 2016 (more, courtesy of Panorama Music Festival)
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the rise of NYC music festivals: a guide to GovBall, Panorama, Meadows & more

For a while, New York City was not really a destination for music festivals as we know them today. Now it's home to three major ones (and more).

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Relix Live Music Conference at Brooklyn Bowl
photo by Marc Millman
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things I learned at the Relix Live Music Conference (and lots of pics)

Which artist does legendary promoter Ron Delsener (pictured) never book but wishes he did? That and more, in our recap of the first annual Relix Live Music Conference.

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Paul Simon at Forest Hills Stadium, NY
Forest Hills Stadium during recent Paul Simon show (more by Greg Cristman)
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AEG signs deal to exclusively book Forest Hills Stadium past 2030

After acquiring Bowery Presents (including the newly-opened Brooklyn Steel), purchasing Webster Hall, and presenting the Panorama Music Festival on Randall's Island, AEG continues to invade NYC...

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