PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION

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101 West 4th Street , Newport, KY, 41071, US

Phone: (859) 900-2294

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With over 180 events a year, the PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation accommodates indoor audiences of up to 2,700 and an outdoor capacity for summer shows of up to 7,000 concert goers.

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This past Tuesday and Tuesday prior I was at this venue, this week the indoor the last week the outdoor. Thoroughly impressed by it, I had expectations due to EXPRESS Live in Columbus is one of my all time favorite venues. Love being so close to home, very accommodating and parking is good.

— Chanra Sok

Ovation is a small, outdoor concert venue that is mostly general admission (concrete by the stage and grass behind) with a small section of reserved seating. Large screen next to the stage for those further away but the size means there isn't a bad view anywhere in the venue. Restrooms, bars, and concessions are located on both sides of the venue so there was never a wait unlike larger venues. Friendly employees that made entry quick and easy even with the added step of providing proof of covid vaccination.

There is also a small, indoor concert area that is general admission on the lower level and reserved seating in the balcony. Multiple bars and large restrooms that allow for short to no wait times. It is a great venue whether indoors or outside!

— Natalie Sharp

I cannot say enough great things about this new venue. Wonderful stage and acoustics; medium size venue provides a perfect seating arrangement for fans who want to be close to their favorite bands and folks looking for a low-key concert going experience. Staff was wonderful. Looking forward to attending many show here in the future.

— Meredith Wronowski

First time at this venue and let me tell you, it was great! Not a bad seat in the place. Staff was effective and knowledgeable. Looking forward to my next show there!

— Melissa Watkins

The sound was great. The space was clean. The bar was quick. Staff kept the show running smoothly.

— Elizabeth Thornburgh

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Events

Umphrey's McGee

UMPHREY'S MCGEE
THU, 27 JAN 2022 at 07:00PM EST
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 07:00PM
OnSale: Fri, 5 Nov 2021 at 12:00PM EDT
Announcement: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 at 12:00PM EDT
Health & Safety Policy: https://promowestlive.com/health-safety

When: January 27, 2022 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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Lucy Dacus

LUCY DACUS
Indigo De Souza
FRI, 11 FEB 2022 at 07:00PM EST
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 07:00PM
OnSale: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 at 12:00PM EST
Announcement: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 at 12:00PM EST

When: February 11, 2022 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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Bonobo Fragments Live Tour: Newport, KY

Presale starts Thursday, Oct 7th 11am local time.
Onsale starts Friday, Oct 8th 11am local time.
bonobo.lnk.to/newport
Bonobo with special guest Jordan Rakei.
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Purchase / Stream the new single ‘Rosewood’ and preorder the new album ‘Fragments’: https://bonobo.lnk.to/fragments
Follow Bonobo on Instagram:
http://instagram.com/bonobo_si

When: February 19, 2022 6:30PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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Beach House - Once Twice Melody Tour - PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION

Once Twice Melody Tour
BEACH HOUSE
WED, 2 MAR 2022 at 07:00PM EST
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 07:00PM
OnSale: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 at 10:00AM EST
Announcement: Tue, 9 Nov 2021 at 10:00AM EST

When: March 2, 2022 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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JOHNNYSWIM: THE JOHNNYSWIM SHOW

THE JOHNNYSWIM SHOW
JOHNNYSWIM
Katelyn Tarver
THU, 30 SEP 2021 at 07:00PM EDT
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 07:00PM
OnSale: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 at 10:00AM EDT
Announcement: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 at 10:00AM EDT
PromoWest Productions announces vaccination requirement - https://www.aegpresents.com/health-policy/
REFUNDS: If you have purchased a ticket to an event that is occurring on or after October 1, you are required to provide proof of full vaccination to be admitted entry. If you are unable or unwilling to provide the requested documentation, you may request a refund at AXS.com
The period for refund requests will begin on September 20th and will end September 26th. Requests will be accepted for AEG Presents events at our owned and operated clubs and theaters within this window only.

All PromoWest and AEG staff will be required to wear masks and we *strongly encourage* fans to wear a mask while in attendance as well.
REFUNDS: If you have purchased a ticket to an event that is occurring between today and September 30, you are required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of the event. If you are unable or unwilling to provide the requested documentation, or if you do not have the ability to provide a test result taken within the 72 hour window, you may request a refund at AXS.com
The period for refund requests will begin on August 16 and will end August 26. Requests will be accepted for AEG Presents events at our owned and operated clubs and theaters within this window only; requests for events on or after October 1 will be addressed closer to October 1.
This show has been rescheduled from September 30, 2021 to April 1, 2022. All previous tickets purchased will be honored at the show, if ticket holder cannot attend the new date, a refund can be requested at original point of purchase within 30 days of September 30, 2021.

When: April 1, 2022 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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alt-J and Portugal. The Man with special guest Cherry Glazerr

ALT-J AND PORTUGAL. THE MAN
with Special Guest Cherry Glazerr
Register for early access to tickets at altjandptm.com
FRI, 8 APR 2022 at 06:00PM EDT
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 06:00PM
OnSale: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 at 10:00AM EDT
Announcement: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 at 01:10PM EDT
alt-J
Joe Newman singer/guitarist
Gus Unger-Hamilton keyboards/vocals
Thom Green drums/electronics
RELAXER is alt-J’s third album, the follow up to the band’s Grammy-nominated This is All Yours. Like the first two albums Charlie Andrews produced it.
In December 2015, alt-J finished touring for This Is All Yours. They had gone straight from touring their debut album, the Mercury Prize-winning An Awesome Wave into writing and recording the second album and then touring non-stop for it (including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in NY). “There weren’t any fallings out,” clarifies Newman. “It was just three very close friends who had just spent a lot of time on the road who needed to go somewhere where it wasn’t about music or touring or capitalizing on the demand.”
So they all went home to London. Newman watched a million films. Green released a solo album, High Anxiety (under the name Thom Sonny Green), 21 tracks of glittery, glitchy instrumental electronics. Unger-Hamilton became involved in a pop-up restaurant. Then, late last summer, they decided it was time to record a much-anticipated third album.
Unger-Hamilton describes RELAXER this way: “We’ve always liked our music to be headphone music, that takes you on a bit of a journey. This album goes one step further, a journey into your own mind. It’s quite trippy.”
No two songs sound alike, and all are written and recorded with the idiosyncratic details that make alt-J so unique. Take the album’s first track “3WW” which begins with Unger-Hamilton, on vocals, embarking on a Chaucer meets-Nick Drake (pre)amble. There’s a line in the song “the girls from the pool say hi”– with the last word spoken by the threesome’s girlfriends, delivered from an actual swimming pool. “‘The girls from the pool say hi’ is a note left from the girls,” says Joe Newman by way of explaining 3WW’s thought-through narrative, “and having them say that –in the pool –is a deeper way of actually making you feel like you’re in the moment.”

First single “In Cold Blood,” which takes it’s title from Truman Capote’s classic book, but has absolutely nothing to do with it in terms of themes, builds to a thrilling, brassy, bleepy, shouty climax.

Later the band takes on a traditional oft-covered folk song “House Of The Rising Sun” which was made famous by the Animals in the 1960’s. The band, with scholarly intent, went back to the core of the song, stripping the varnish from The Animals’ version and finding the woody grain in Woody Guthrie’s version of the lyrics. Then they added 20 classical guitarists, playing all at once, recorded over two intense hours. “Twenty hand movements, 20 squeaks on strings,” states Newman of their six-string symphony, “that gives a really odd, percussive almost subliminal feel.”
“Hit Me Like That Snare” sounds like The Stooges produced by James Murphy. But originally, admits Newman, the references were very different. “It started with a riff that I was playing around with a year before. But I’d kinda left it because it sounded too much like ‘Decks Dark’ on A Moon Shaped Pool. But then I started playing it with really heavy distortion and we recorded it as a jam.”
“Deadcrush” lyrics reach far, linking a near-death experience on a highway (“we aquaplaned in the car and I shouted out ‘fuck my life in half!’, which I thought was a great phrase for a song”), sex parties in sex hotels (“we didn’t visit any on tour,” is their line and they’re sticking to it) and a post-Brexit frustration that the liberal world was going to hell in a handcart.
The album ends with “Pleader.” The band sees it as a foundational song for RELAXER. It’s one of six songs on the album to feature a 30-piece string section, recorded at Abbey Road. “Pleader” takes lyrical cues from Richard Llewellyn’s classic 1939 novel How Green Was My Valley, and vocal drama from the massed voices of the boys of Ely Cathedral, recorded in situ with accompaniment from the building’s mighty organ. “It’s almost a secular piece of religious music,” offers Unger-Hamilton. “For me the song is very hymnal,” adds Newman. “And the book is just beautifully written. You could extract so many visual ideas just from one sentence, so I just collected loads of them and then filtered through an alt-J world.”
The album title, Green adds, was apt... “RELAXER was originally the name of a track I made last year, and then it was in the original lyrics for Deadcrush. And after that, it just seemed to fit the album overall – and we do always want our albums to be listened to as a single piece of music.”

When: April 8, 2022 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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Gus Johnson

AEG Presents
Here I Come
GUS JOHNSON
SUN, 10 APR 2022 at 07:00PM EDT
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 07:00PM
OnSale: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 at 10:00AM EDT
Announcement: Tue, 5 Oct 2021 at 10:00AM EDT
“gus is boy who make comedy”
“gus is boy who make comedy” The artist would like to request that all patrons and staff provide proof of vaccination for entry to the venue. Additionally, all guests and staff must wear face masks at all times (unless eating/drinking). If a patron is not eligible for a vaccine (age or health condition, refer to guidelines attached), they may provide proof of negative covid test within 72 hours.

When: April 10, 2022 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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Rainbow Kitten Surprise

See Rainbow Kitten Surprise with special guest The Brook & The Bluff at Ovation on April 16th, 2022!

SAT APR 16, 2022 - 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Door Price: $45.00 - $85.00
Onsale: FRI DEC 10, 2021 - 10:00 AM

Rainbow Kitten Surprise has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to local food banks working to fight hunger and food insecurity in their communities.

When: April 16, 2022 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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Jordan Davis: Buy Dirt Tour

Buy Dirt Tour 2021
JORDAN DAVIS
Seaforth, MacKenzie Porter
May 7th, 2022
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 06:30PM
OnSale: Fri, 4 Jun 2021 at 10:00AM EDT
Announcement: Thu, 27 May 2021 at 10:00AM EDT
MCA Nashville’s Jordan Davis has been named an “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT, Pandora, Shazam, Amazon Music, Sounds Like Nashville, The Tennessean, SiriusXM, Whiskey Riff and more. A Native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jordan graduated from LSU and briefly pursued the path of his degree working as an environmental consultant; however, his passion for music and songwriting eventually compelled him to move to Nashville in the summer of 2012. Jordan’s debut album Home State has accumulated over 800M worldwide streams and features his current Top 25 single “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot” as well as two recent back-to-back No.1 Platinum-Certified hits “Singles You Up” and “Take It From Me.” Jordan just won Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards and was recently nominated for ACM New Male Artist of the Year. He was also named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2018 as well as Country Aircheck/Mediabase’s Most Heard New Artist of 2018. The singer/songwriter has previously toured with the likes of Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Kip Moore as well as Brett Young and is currently on the road with Old Dominion as part of the “Make It Sweet” Tour in Europe hitting cities such as London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Stockholm. For additional information, visit www.jordandavisofficial.com
PromoWest Productions announces vaccination requirement - https://www.aegpresents.com/health-policy/
REFUNDS: If you have purchased a ticket to an event that is occurring on or after October 1, you are required to provide proof of full vaccination to be admitted entry. If you are unable or unwilling to provide the requested documentation, you may request a refund at AXS.com
The period for refund requests will begin on September 20th and will end September 26th. Requests will be accepted for AEG Presents events at our owned and operated clubs and theaters within this window only.

When: May 7, 2022 6:30PM - 11:00PM
Where: PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
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