The Goodyear Theater Welcomes Country Super Star Josh Turner




AKRON, OH (April 6, 2016)— The brand new Goodyear Theater, is proud to welcome the venue’s very first country music concert, featuring Josh Turner on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m.  Raquel Cole will open the show.


The Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations with hits including: “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love.”


"It’s an honor to be the first country artist to play the new Goodyear Theater,” said Turner.  “I look forward to seeing all the fans in Northeast Ohio on May 12."


Tickets for Josh Turner go on sale this Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. at  Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at 877.4.FLY.TIX (877.435.9849).




East End Promotions, an entertainment subsidiary of partners Industrial Realty Group and Industrial Commercial Properties has teamed up with the Cleveland-based Elevation Group in the development of two new Northeastern Ohio concert and event venues. The Goodyear Theater and Hall were built in 1920 and were used by Goodyear, internally, for a variety of purposes over the next nine decades.  Neither venue has ever been open to the public for music and entertainment. 


The complex, known as the East End, encompasses the historic Goodyear headquarters at 1201 East Market Street in Akron. The new entertainment complex will feature the Goodyear Theater (seated capacity of 1,458) and Goodyear Hall (capacity of 3,500). The East End is a 5.5 million square foot, mixed use redevelopment initiative. In addition to the theater and hall, the development includes the East End Residence Loft Apartments, state-of-the-art office space, and the new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel along with planned restaurants, retail and more.


The first shows at the Goodyear Theater were announced last month, including: the Grammy Award-winning rock group, The Smashing Pumpkins with special guest, two-time Grammy-nominated Liz Phair (Friday, April 29), the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Gavin DeGraw (Saturday, April 30), American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jason Isbell (Saturday, June 4) and a special appearance by Kidz Bop (Wednesday, April 27), the #1 music brand for kids in the United States. 


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About Industrial Realty Group
Industrial Realty Group is a privately-held real estate development and investment firm specializing in the acquisition, development and management of commercial and industrial real estate across the country. Over the past forty years, IRG and its principals have acquired or developed well in excess of a billion dollars of corporate and government properties. IRG manages more than 120 properties in 28 states, with over 100 million square feet of rentable space. IRG manages all aspects of the real estate process, from acquisition through development, asset management and disposition.

About Industrial Commercial Properties
Christopher S. Semarjian is the Owner of Industrial Commercial Properties, LLC; a leader in commercial real estate, including acquisitions, leasing, management, construction, financing and sale/leaseback. Since 1996 ICP has purchased and developed 50 plus properties and over 40 million square feet of industrial and office space throughout Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. ICP is a user-focused developer working with large corporate facilities that require major redevelopment and/or re-positioning in the market.

About The Elevation Group
The Elevation Group is an award-winning music production, sponsorship marketing and content company. Formed in 2002 by former senior IMG executives Steve Lindecke and Denny Young, Elevation comprises experts in sports, music, event planning and sponsorship.


Lindecke and Young are no strangers to staging concerts and events in Northeastern Ohio.  In 2014, the pair launched Cathedral Concerts, a music series staged at Trinity Cathedral that was recognized by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “one of the most unusual (and diverse) endeavors to hit the city in some time.” Elevation announced LaureLive, Cleveland’s first multi-day, multi-stage, multi-act contemporary music festival, scheduled for June 11-12, 2016 at Laurel School’s Butler Campus. LaureLive will feature 32 bands from around the world performing on four stages. Lindecke has produced the Cleveland Clinic’s Scott Hamilton & Friends skating & music events at Quicken Loans Arena the past 16 years and for a period of 10 years, on behalf of IMG, Young operated Cleveland’s largest annual event, the Cleveland Grand Prix. Prior to his time at IMG, Young worked for legendary concert promotion company, Belkin Productions, where he promoted hundreds of area concerts.

About East End
Welcome to the East End – Akron, Ohio’s Premier Redevelopment of the Historic Goodyear Campus.  The East End is a 5.5 million square foot, mixed use redevelopment initiative. The exciting new space offers a “Live, Work & Play” environment of the East End Residence Loft Apartments, state-of-the-art Office space, and the new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel along with restaurants, retail, theatre and more. The Historic Goodyear Campus and East Market Street are transformed for today’s needs and living – connected by a pedestrian-friendly entertainment district. We invite you to explore this new, vibrant area – The East End!