Arena, Sports, Concert Events
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
Located on the Ohio River in Newport, Ky. directly across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio, no other venue offers the flexibility, versatility, and intimacy of PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION. Available year-round for concerts, corporate functions, sporting events, and private engagements, OVATION's industrial architecture and unique rock-n-roll ambiance is ideal for creating a high-energy atmosphere for any event. At the same time, the spacious multi-level facility is able to transform itself into a glamorous ballroom suitable for the most elegant events such as weddings, banquets, and formal charity dinners.
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION is the third indoor/outdoor concert venue in America. Modeled after its predecessors, EXPRESS LIVE! in Columbus Ohio, and Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA, PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION features state-of-the-art lighting, acoustical systems, and an innovative reversible, movable stage. Whether indoor or out, the venue offers unparalleled viewable intimacy. Acoustically, it's designed to capture and translate the truest experience possible. Structurally, it's divided into three independent concert spaces: indoor music hall, indoor club, and an outdoor amphitheater.
The indoor season is booked throughout the year with the outdoor season scheduled from May to September. Once open, PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION will average over 110 events every year and will offer a variety of music from some of the biggest names in rock, folk, blues, jazz, metal, classical, country, classic rock, alternative rock, and everything in between. Additionally, OVATION will host sporting and special events such as championship boxing, extreme fighting challenges, charity walks, fundraisers, expos, and more.
multi-purpose 10,000-seat arena
Opened in 2008, the $64 million, state-of-the-art BB&T Arena is the midwest's premier, multi-purpose arena facility designed specifically to host sporting events, large faith-based celebrations, regional events and competitions, training camps, motivational rallies and conventions, live concerts, family shows and more.
Located on the beautifully landscaped campus of Northern Kentucky University, the 245,000 square foot, bowl-shaped arena boasts a capacity of nearly 10,000 seats for most events – 9,400 for basketball games – and has a specialty curtaining system that allows the venue to be cut to half size. You'll find two decks of seating, 12 luxury boxes, two party decks that accommodate up to 100 people and two party suites that seat up to 50.
You and your guests will enjoy ample on-site parking, a safe suburban location and numerous facilities for private meetings and conferences, along with full service catering options and many modern amenities. The BB&T Arena – proudly managed by SMG, the world leader in facility management – is committed to unmatched customer services before, during and after your event.