The Denty has very few concerts scheduled over next 5 months

A business operator adjacent to the EC Campus came to one of the public input sessions for EC Campus Book Club and asked why there are so few concerts and events at the Denty this year.

Over the next 5 months there is only 6 concerts scheduled and about a dozen other events.

This building isn’t cheap to operate, with that few of rentals, how can it even break even with sponsorships?

I have also heard that major corners were cut when building the facility. Someone told me that most of the internal walls are only thin sheetrock, in other words if someone pushed you hard enough into the wall, you might go thru. As with the siding, many things will have to be fixed and upgraded here in the near future. This is what happens when you ‘ramrod’ things on the cheap. Thanks Bowlcut!


#1 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 07.19.19 at 9:44 pm

It was all hype for a potential gubernatorial run, but since he didn’t run, then why worry about scheduling a bunch of concerts for the future?

#2 Scott D Hudson on 07.19.19 at 10:54 pm

This is something I predicted all along. I’ve actually been presently surprised at the number (and relative quality) of shows they have booked the first couple of years. But there’s a limited number of acts that can fill a building like that in a city our size, and they’ve come close to exhausting that list. Some of these upcoming shows I have a feeling are not going to go too well. Many of those middling shows in the early years did better than I would have predicted due to the newness of the facility but I don’t believe there is anybody just dying to look at this barn anymore.

#3 D@ily Spin on 07.20.19 at 10:44 am

Again, I predict a city bankruptcy in the near future. Primarily, because there’s to much debt that can’t be serviced when there’s an economic slump. Given that the last half of this year is a downturn in the Ag economy and uncompensated health care cost for an aging population, it’s at least half of city prosperity. Banks are suffering from low interest rates. We’ve become a major gangs and drugs corridor.

How about legalize and tax marijuana. The Denty could become a major tiered indoor grow operation. Use prisoners to work there. Install lots of junk food vending machines for them to satisfy muncheez with their commissary accounts.

#4 Pig on 07.21.19 at 6:47 pm

time to put lipstick on the pig so it can surprise sheeple again

#5 anonymous on 07.22.19 at 9:31 am

The ‘slush fund’ (that originally came with the building) to incentivize performers is running low!!!!!!!!!!!!

#6 l3wis on 07.22.19 at 9:50 am

I heard a rumor that Paul McCartney got $1 Million personally for his show. Not sure how much of that was from ticket sales, but how would you like to make a million to play a couple of hours? I think Garth’s haul was around $7 million. The problem is we should be promoting our own shows out there, we would be making a lot more money, right now it is just a money vacuum for the vendors and promoters and artists.

#7 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 07.23.19 at 12:34 am

The Events Center will never have the shelf life that the Arena had, because events centers are so 20th century. Emerging technologies using holograms will make such venues unnecessary before long. People will have their own events within their own homes. So events centers like ours will be obsolete before you know it; and they will be left to the trash heaps along with passenger train depots, malls, and drive-in movie theaters….(“Yah, but I heard the high speed trains are going to come though…”)