Waukee’s deliberate leisure district will likely be anchored by an leisure venue operated by Reside Nation Leisure — the biggest live performance promoter within the U.S.
Will probably be Reside Nation’s first Iowa location.
The $100 million KeeTown Loop improvement will boast an roughly 3,000-seat stay leisure venue. It additionally may have two motels — one among which will likely be a 125-room Marriott — and a 100-unit house complicated.
“Once we began this challenge, there was one identify we had circled that we knew we needed to work with and that was Reside Nation,” developer Harry Coin stated in a information launch. “At this time that dream is a actuality. We could not be extra excited for this partnership and the leisure worth it brings to Iowa.”
The 40-acre improvement will likely be in Kettlestone alongside Grand Prairie Parkway, simply north of Ashworth Street.
Development is predicted to start this fall, with the primary exhibits scheduled to play in late 2023 or early 2024.
Coin expects the KeeTown Loop venue to host greater than 100 occasions yearly.
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This is not the primary time Reside Nation, a world music promotion, ticketing and administration firm, has made an effort to come back to Iowa. In 2018, it proposed a $15 million renovation of the Argonne Armory, 602 Robert D. Ray Drive, to create two theaters holding 2,000 and 800 folks every. Town of Des Moines in the end determined to maintain the armory, the place it has a number of places of work, as a substitute of promote it for redevelopment.
Reside Nation does enterprise in Des Moines already. It offered 10 of the 21 exhibits from July 2016 to June 2017 at Wells Fargo Area, which is open to any skilled firm who desires to convey artists there.
In line with its web site, Reside Nation books 40,000 exhibits and 100 festivals, and sells 500 million tickets per yr.
It has been metropolis leaders’ longtime dream to have a mid-sized music venue within the metro. The idea, dubbed Venture 1500, was included right into a 2015 regional plan by Capital Crossroads, a bunch of enterprise leaders and elected officers mapping out the longer term for higher Des Moines.
Solely a few venues presently fill the metro’s hole between smaller halls like 1,252-seat Hoyt Sherman Place and 16,980-seat Wells Fargo Area.