Fillmore Moving Into Harrah’s New Orleans

The iconic Fillmore concert venue is taking over the vacant second floor at Harrah's New Orleans (l.) next year. Operated by Live Nation, the venue will hold 2,200 people and include a lobby bar, VIP lounge and main music hall. About 60 concerts in the first year will include contemporary rock, rap and alternative acts.

The entertainment company Live Nation will open the multi-million dollar Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans early next year, in the downtown casino’s second story. With a capacity of 2,200 people, the venue will have a lobby bar, VIP lounge and main music hall.

Live Nation Chief Operating Officer for Clubs and Theater Ben Weeden said the venue will present about 60 concerts in its first year, then 100 shows annually. “It’s a volume business,” he said, adding the Fillmore will offer an eclectic mix of contemporary rock, rap and alternative acts.

The original, iconic Fillmore West opened in San Francisco 50 years ago. Today other Fillmore-branded venues operate in Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia, Miami and other cities. Live Nation also owns and operates the House of Blues chain.

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