Stanley Hotel and AEG Presents Rocky Mountains Announce New Partnership

Article Contributed by The Stanley Hotel | Published on Monday, October 8, 2018

The Historic Stanley Hotel and AEG Presents Rocky Mountains are pleased to announce a new partnership agreement that will take Colorado’s concert and entertainment line-up to new heights.

The expanded relationship will combine AEG Presents Rocky Mountains world-class booking abilities with the iconic setting and facilities of The Stanley Hotel.

The new arrangement expands on a 5-year collaborative history between the two entities that began in 2014 with the Murder by Death concert series. Under this new arrangement the entertainment line-up at the hotel will expand to an anticipated 60 nights a year that will include exciting new artists and events that grow the diversity and scope of programming.

“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 AEG Presents Rocky Mountains Vice President of Talent, Scott Campbell. “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 September 25, 2018, Murder by Death and AEG Presents Rocky Mountainsannounced the Murder By Death concert series will expand into a 5-night run, over two weekends in January 2019. The seriesis expected to draw thousands of fans who fill hotel rooms and restaurants across the entire town of Estes Park.

Over the past three years, The Stanley also began promoting its own line-up of concerts and events attracting national touring acts like Los Lobos, David Crosby, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters.  The hotel also launched a successful 4-day horror film festival, Ted-talk style speaker series and a number of high-profile comedy events with Comedy Works Entertainment featuring artists like Jim Breuer and Tom Papa.

“We owe much of the Stanley Live success to the idea planted by AEG Presents,” said Stanley Vice President, Reed Rowley. “It was only logical that we further combine forces and take the entertainment program at The Stanley to the next level.”

The AEG booking team for Stanley Hotel will include Danny Sax, Scott Campbell, Scott Morrill, and Adam Stroul. Under the new partnership,AEG willbring newgenres 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 Presents Rocky Mountains. “We’re already getting a ton of interest.” 

The announcement rests on the heels of The Stanley’s plan to advance construction on the 40,000 sq. ft. Stanley Film Center, which received an $11.6M award from The State of Colorado under the Regional Tourism Act.  Once complete, the film center will include a brand-new 1,200 capacity auditorium, revolving exhibits and a robust film screening and educational program.  The film center will also host ongoing live concerts and events. 

“Working with a national entertainment leader gives us the ability to expand and develop new entertainment facilities on our hotel campus,” said Rowley. “This is just the start of many exciting things to come.”