Thursday, November 29, 2012

DPAC Celebrates Fourth Birthday

The entertainment industry got a wake up call from Durham, NC with the opening of DPAC - the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2008.  The venue started off with a bang, and it continues to roll forward with the determination of a, well, Bull.

DPAC will celebrate its fourth Birthday this week and continues to set new attendance milestones as one of the top five ranked theaters in America. DPAC opened November 30, 2008 with a sellout concert with Blues legend BB King and has been breaking records ever since. Four years to the date of that first show, this Friday, November 30th, the venue will host Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, DPAC's 223rd sellout since opening. In total, DPAC has hosted 704 performances and welcomed 1.5 million guests over the past four years.

"Before we opened our doors, we knew we wanted to be known for one-of-a-kind live entertainment experiences and to be our guests favorite place for live events. Triangle audiences quickly caught on, that not only did the really big shows play at DPAC, but guests also noticed there was an attention to customer service that was both authentic and extra special." said Bob Klaus, General Manager.

Pollstar, the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry with tour schedules and sales results, listed DPAC #4 in the U.S., and #5 internationally in their recent report for "2012 Worldwide Ticket Sales - based on 2012 attendance through September.  DPAC was also recently ranked as the #1 Performing Arts Organization in the region by Triangle Business Journal for the third consecutive year. Other DPAC accolades include:
  • Billboard Magazine 2012 ranking - 4th highest grossing venue in the world in the capacity category of 5,000 or fewer seats 
  • The Independent Weekly’s “Best of” winner for Best Theater Venue - 4th Consecutive Year
  • The Herald Sun’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Live Entertainment - 4th Consecutive Year 
  • Raleigh's Metro Magazine’s Standing Ovation for Best Theater - 3rd Consecutive Year
  • Durham Magazine - Best Place for Live Music and Best Place for Live Theater - 2nd Consecutive Year
  • Certificate of Excellence 
There are lots of great theaters in Durham, as well as many other exciting things to do.  Learn more about them online.

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