WYNN LAS VEGAS' ENCORE THEATER PROPELS INTO THE
"TOP 10" OF BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S HIGHEST GROSSING VENUES WORLDWIDE FOR 2019
AT ONLY 1,480 SEATS, ENCORE THEATER IS THE SMALLEST VENUE ON BILLBOARD'S UNDER 5,000 CAPACITY LIST
Las Vegas (Jan. 16, 2020)—Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theater was just named in the Top 10 highest grossing venues globally in 2019 under a 5,000 seat capacity, according to Billboard magazine. The versatile 1,480 seat venue sold more than 120,000 tickets grossing over $16.2 million through the 96 shows included in Billboard's reporting period of Nov. 1, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2019. This is Encore Theater's first time making the Top 10 list and, according to Billboard reporting, ranks the venue as the top grossing under 2,000 capacity theater worldwide.
The Encore Theater, booked by AEG Presents Las Vegas, features top tier musicians and comedians from a diverse cross section of genres; and added comedy for the first time ever last year with a lineup of top comedians, complimenting the venue's extensive roster of musical performances. The acts featured in the 2019 reporting period included: Robbie Williams, Sebastian Maniscalco, Lionel Richie, Ali Wong, John Fogerty, Diana Ross, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah McLachlan, Jo Koy, Chris Tucker, Steve Miller Band, Smokey Robinson, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Brian McKnight. John Cleese, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Isaak and Nate Bargatze closed the calendar year with performances in November and December.
"We are fortunate to have a world-class intimate theater with amenities typically associated with much larger venues," says Rick Gray, General Manager of Entertainment Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. "We take pride in offering our artists the same impeccable hospitality on which Wynn has built its reputation. This combination has allowed us to attract top tier entertainers that are usually seen on bigger stages."
Adds Chris Hammond of AEG Presents Las Vegas: "We made a concerted effort last year to introduce a broader range of entertainment at Encore Theater, including the addition of stand-up comedy. The design and versatility of the room provides for that intimate club-like setting for a comedian with a stool and microphone one week -- that can be seamlessly transformed to a massively produced rock show the next."
The 2020 lineup to date through this summer includes: Robbie Williams, Sebastian Maniscalco, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Sarah McLachlan, Dwight Yoakam, Jo Koy, Bryan Adams, Chris Tucker, Trevor Noah, Brian McKnight and Harry Connick, Jr. Additional announcements are forthcoming.
About Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and was once again named the best resort in Nevada on Condé Nast Traveler's
2019 "Gold List," a title received for the twelfth time. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas. The resort features approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, 22 signature dining experiences, 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 560,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 160,000 square feet of retail space as well as two theaters, two nightclubs, a beach club and recreation and leisure facilities. Wynn Las Vegas recently unveiled the new Wynn Golf Club and 18-hole, 129-acre championship golf course, and in February 2020 will debut a 430,000-square-foot meeting and convention space expansion powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
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About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 80 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, Madison House Presents and PromoWest Productions. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com