More shows coming to Murphys venue in 2016
Thursday’s show brought the 2015 season of shows at the amphitheater, presented by the Richter Entertainment Group, to a rousing close. Larry Richter, founder and owner of REG, invested in a big expansion of the amphitheater stage that made it so that Boston performed here this summer, and Billy Cohen, who handles marketing and publicity for REG, says bigger shows are coming.
“We’re thrilled with the season,” Cohen said Monday. “We worked really hard and people enjoyed themselves.”
REG expanded the 2015 season from two shows in 2014 to five this year and Cohen says fans should plan for more in 2016.
“We will certainly have more than five shows next year,” he said, declining to hint at any of the acts that might visit Calaveras. “It’s exciting because we’re already talking with acts,” he added, saying that it’s especially refreshing to have bands’ managers calling Richter to inquire about dates in 2016. “It makes us feel really good about what we’re doing.”
Artists who returned to the Ironstone Amphitheatre this summer raved about the larger stage, Cohen said. He added that Richter congratulated his staff after Thursday’s show.
“He gave good marks to the team and the venue,” Cohen said. “It’s really fun to work with people who are doing such great work with such a positive attitude.”
Cohen said that word about the bigger stage is circulating among acts that plan to hit the road next summer.
“Larry has really made the venue on par with any top notch place out there,” Cohen said. “We got a lot of ground work accomplished and now there’s some recognition. We can’t wait to build a bigger, better season.”