ESTES PARK — The Historic Stanley Hotel and AEG Presents Rocky Mountains have signed a partnership agreement that will result in 60 nights of entertainment at the historic Estes Park hotel.
The expanded relationship will combine AEG’s booking services with the iconic hotel venue. Under the new arrangement, the entertainment line-up at the hotel will expand to an anticipated 60 nights a year that will include new artists and events.
“It all started when we were approached by Adam Turla and the band Murder by Death in 2013 to create a new type of concert experience,” said Scott Campbell, AEG’s vice president of talent, in a press release announcing the new relationship. “From year-one at The Stanley, the feedback from the fans and the band was overwhelming drawing sell-out crowds from across the country.”
On Sept. 25, Murder by Death and AEG announced the Murder By Death concert series will expand into a five-night run, over two weekends in January 2019. The Stanley has been promoting its own lineup of concerts and events that in addition to musical acts includes a horror film festival, Ted-talk style speaker series and a number of high-profile comedy events. Now that will be expanded.
“We owe much of the Stanley Live success to the idea planted by AEG Presents,” said Reed Rowley, Stanley vice president. “It was only logical that we further combine forces and take the entertainment program at The Stanley to the next level.”
Under the new partnership, AEG will bring new genres of entertainment and artists to perform in the intimate hotel venues.
“We’re thrilled to add The Stanley to our venue portfolio. Booking the hotel that inspired The Shining creates endless creative opportunities for artists and fans,” said Chuck Morris, CEO of AEG. “We’re already getting a ton of interest.”
The Stanley plans to build a 40,000 square foot Stanley Film Center, which received an $11.6 million award from The state of Colorado under the Regional Tourism Act. Once complete, the film center will include a 1,200-person capacity auditorium, revolving exhibits and a robust film screening and educational program. The film center will also host ongoing live concerts and events.
The Stanley Hotel is a 155-room hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. AEG Presents is world-wide booking agency representing some of the top acts in entertainment. It has a Denver office.