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Blue Note Ent & Mad Dog Presents Secure Exclusive Booking Rights For BAM

Blue Note Entertainment Group and Mad Dog Presents have signed an agreement with Brooklyn Academy Of Music, securing the exclusive rights to promote concerts at the 2,000-seat BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and the 800-seat BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater. BAM will continue to present its own programming while Blue Note/Mad Dog will promote concerts and manage all third party concert rentals in the theaters' remaining available dates.

"We are very excited to be working with BAM, one of the most respected performing arts centers in the world," says Steven Bensusan, President of Blue Note Entertainment Group. "Our goal is to program as many concerts as possible into the venues and complement the BAM in-house performing arts programming, which already includes theater, dance, opera and eclectic live music. " "We are looking forward to filling our extraordinary theaters with more great music events. Blue Note Entertainment Group and Mad Dog Presents will create dynamic concert experiences that will excite existing BAM audiences and create new audiences as well," said BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo.

Blue Note Entertainment Group, founded in 1981, is the talent buying and operations team responsible for New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Highline Ballroom, the Regattabar Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA), Showcase Live (Foxboro, MA), Baltimore SoundStage and the Blue Note Jazz Clubs Worldwide (Japan and Italy). Subsidiaries of Blue Note include Half Note Records and Blue Note Management.

Mad Dog Presents is a full-service, event Production Company specializing in creating live events with A-List musical talent for both corporations and concert fans. Mad Dog has excelled in creating new and exciting venues where it has produced a wide range of events including the Dave Matthews Caravan on Governors Island, Rock the Bells with Snoop Dog and Ms. Lauren Hill, the Beach Concerts on Governors Island with acts such as 50 Cent, P Diddy, Edward Sharp, Michael Franti and Armin van Buuren, Hard NYC headlined by MIA, Passion Pit, and Governors Ball with Girl Talk, Pretty Lights and many more.

Brooklyn Academy Of Music's mission is to be a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. America's oldest performing arts institution, it is recognized internationally for innovative dance, music, and theater programming-including its renowned Next Wave Festival. BAM also features an acclaimed repertory film program, literary and visual art events, and extensive educational programs. The institution is led by President Karen Brooks Hopkins and Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo.

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