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Barbara B. Mann rates 12th in sales last quarter

For those of you that have enjoyed performances here, you will be pleased to know that as of April, 2015, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College was 12th among the 50 top theater venues in ticket sales world-wide for first quarter of 2015. The statistics were gathered by Pollstar magazine. The venue came in two slots behind Ruth Eckard Hall in Clearwater on Florida's west coast; two other theaters, Broward Center Au-Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale, and Dreyfoos Hall in West Palm Beach, both on Florida's east coast, came in fourth and fifth. The only other two Florida theaters on the list were the Florida Theater in Jacksonville (No. 37), and the Knight Concert Hall in Miami (No. 42).

This Fall’s Lineup includes; John Cleese & Eric Idle, Buddy Guy with Special Guest, and even So You Think You Can Dane in later October. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall came in ahead of the Fox Theater in Atlanta and the Beacon Theatre in New York City with its first-quarter ticket count of 71, 929. “We’re thankful to the southwest Florida community for their continuing support which enables us to place high on this prestigious list,” said Scott Saxon, general manager, in a news release. “It is a great achievement for a market our size to rank among the top in the world. The ranking underscores our belief that we have something for everyone at the Hall and strive to be the premier venue for live entertainment in southwest Florida." Pollstar is a trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry, supplying in-depth information to professional concert promoters, booking agents, artist managers, facility executives and more. Barbara B. Mann tends to offer performances/events that you might not be able to find in Naples.

Source: 2015 Journal Media Group.

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