New Music Venue Coming to RiNo Summer 2019 (VIDEO)
DENVER — AEG Presents Rocky Mountain announced this morning that a new Denver music venue, called The Mission Ballroom, will open in RiNo next year that will anchor North Wynkoop, a new 14-acre mixed-use project by locally-based Westfield Co. on Denver’s Brighton Boulevard.
The state-of-the-art venue that will feature a first-of-its-kind flexible stage, will attract the biggest names in the industry with a 3,950 capacity, drawing in people from all over the country as the true heartbeat of North Wynkoop.
Three AEG Presents principals – Brent Fedrizzi, Don Strasburg and President and CEO Chuck Morris – are the brains behind the exciting new venue. They have worked together for 20 years and combined have more than 100 years in the industry. AEG currently owns or manages some of the best theaters in the Denver metro area, including the Gothic Theater, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 1stBank Center, the Ogden Theatre, and the Bluebird Theater, among others, and are the majority booking tenant at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Not only has the trio been responsible for the revitalization of the venues themselves, they have also been instrumental in transforming the music industry.
“Our entire AEG Presents Rocky Mountain team spent the last 11 years searching for the perfect location and the right design to build one of the finest venues this town has ever seen. With features including a moving stage that provides The Mission flexible capacity from 2200 to 3950 guests, unrivaled sight lines and state-of-the-art sound and lights, The Mission will bring Colorado the most cutting-edge concert experience in the world,” said Chuck Morris, CEO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains.
Westfield Co. and AEG, along with Leasing Agents Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Legend Partners, Architect Works Progress Architecture, and General Contractor Mortenson, will work together to transform the RiNo area.
“Mortenson has enjoyed working with both Westfield and AEG to bring not just the Venue to life but also being able to make the entire re-development at North Wynkoop a reality. In conjunction with all the improvements to the Brighton Boulevard corridor, this development brings its’ own unique character to the neighborhood,” said Kent Reinart, Construction Executive at Mortenson.
Encompassing three city blocks along both Wynkoop and Brighton Boulevard, North Wynkoop is one of Denver’s largest land assemblages in the urban core and is located at the entryway to RiNo, which will ultimately be downtown Denver’s new front door. The development will be delivered in phases with a direct connection to the 38th and Blake Commuter Rail Station.
According to Westfield, the project will include a 90,000-square-foot office and retail building that is currently under construction, as well as the renovation of 80,000 square feet of warehouse buildings. North Wynkoop will also include market rate and affordable housing, a hotel, as well as the potential for an additional one million square feet of residential and commercial uses.
“We are fortunate to have the opportunity of working with AEG Presents on this innovative concept,” said Kevin McClintock, senior partner for Westfield. “The talents and experience of their team are unparalleled, and their dedication to the highest-quality musical experience aligns with our own long-term vision for North Wynkoop. The Mission Ballroom is the ideal anchor and will serve as the heartbeat for our project.”
The Mission Ballroom is not only a premiere concert facility, but also serves as a unique special event space for corporate meetings and other functions, award shows, galas, weddings, receptions, launch parties, trade shows, private events, and more.
In addition to its incredible access to rail, parking options for the site will include an underground garage as well as nearby parking options. The Mission Ballroom will also offer a shared-ride pick-up and drop-off area and an abundance of bike parking.