Live Nation Acquiring Observatory Venues In California’s San Diego And Santa Ana Markets

Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today its Clubs & Theaters division has purchased the Santa Ana Observatory music hall and is finalizing the acquisition of the venue’s sister location, the San Diego North Park Observatory.

Live Nation began exclusively booking both clubs in December 2018. Combined with Live Nation’s operation of the House of Blues Anaheim and San Diego, The Wiltern, Fox Riverside, Riverside Municipal Auditorium and the Hollywood Palladium as well as a Majestic Ventura exclusive booking deal, Live Nation plans to attract an increasingly robust roster of performers across Southern California.

Last year, the 1,000-capacity Santa Ana Observatory produced a combined 540 shows in its two rooms (including the 200-capacity Constellation room), while the 1,100-capacity San Diego North Park staged 200 performances. The Observatory North Park also features the West Coast Tavern restaurant.

“We are proud to bring both of these popular music halls into our family of great venues throughout Southern California and the country,” said Ron Bension, President, Live Nation Clubs & Theaters. “Both observatories have a strong fan base in their respective markets and offer great musical experiences. We’re looking forward to continuing that tradition.”

“We’re pleased with Live Nation’s plans for these two amazing venues,” said Courtney Dubar, Observatory managing partner. “Great buildings with great fan bases in two extraordinary musical markets. They’re in good hands.”


About Live Nation Clubs & Theaters
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