Some performers slated to play the Saenger Theatre include Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang, Southern Soul Assembly (featuring Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne, JJ Grey & Luther Dickinson), Charlie Brown Christmas, and The Machine (Tribute to Pink Floyd). More acts will be announced in the near future.
On November 7th, Huka Entertainment and SMG hosted a special Grand Re-Opening Party of the historic Saenger Theatre, that included a red ribbon cutting ceremony, announcements of upcoming acts and a free concert from Wet Willie (with Jimmy Hall) and the local singer-songwriters spotlight of Port City Rising II.
Port City Rising featured two sets of four locally singer-songwriters backed by the Mulligan Brothers band with Dale Drinkard sitting in. The first round of singers was Eric Erdman, Ross Newell,
Television stations WPMI, FOX 10 and WKRG were in attendance as well as AL.com’s Lawrence Specker. 92ZEW was the only radio station to get the scoop. The ZEW was live all afternoon from 3-6pm.
Following the ribbon cutting, thank you’s etc., Huka announced the following confirmed shows to come to the Saenger Theatre:
12/21/13 – Charlie Brown Christmas
1/18/14 – The Machine: A Tribute to Pink Floyd
2/18/14 – Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang
4/1/14 – Southern Soul Assembly (featuring Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne, JJ Grey & Luther Dickinson)
More shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland says ”HUKA Entertainment was founded in Mobile, and it’s a privilege to be involved again with a venue that is a deep part of our roots. We’re looking forward to working with SMG in creating new history for the Saenger Theatre – a place that plays a special role in both the city’s identity and ours.”
HUKA Entertainment will be the first in-house promoter for the historic venue in over two years. Built in 1927, Mobile’s Saenger Theatre was hailed as “Alabama’s Greatest Showplace.” In 1999, the city of Mobile purchased the theatre, and through community donations, invested six million dollars into restoring the venue to its original splendor.
The Saenger Theatre Box Office is located at 401 Civic Center Drive, Mobile, AL and is open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm. For more information on upcoming shows, including ticket prices, visit: www.saengertheatremobile.com
ABOUT HUKA ENTERTAINMENT:
New Orleans, LA-based HUKA Entertainment is a privately held full-service production, talent-buying and promotion company that specializes in festivals, concerts and events of all sizes. Known for groundbreaking innovation at festivals throughout North America, HUKA Entertainment produced the Concerts for the Coast series featuring Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley; is the co-founder, producer, talent-buyer and promoter of the award-winning Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival (Ft. Lauderdale, FL); is the co-founder, producer, talent buyer and promoter of Pemberton Music Festival (Pemberton, BC); and the co-producer and co-promoter of BUKU Music + Art Project (New Orleans, LA) and is the co-founder, producer, talent buyer and co-promoter of the award-winning Hangout Music Festival (Gulf Shores, AL). HUKA Entertainment also books talent for and/or promotes a variety of concerts and events throughout the Southeastern United States. www.hukaentertainment.com