Just a few hours after a new concert venue was announced for Newport, Kentucky's riverfront, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's concert promotions arm MEMI released renderings of its planned venue on the Cincinnati side of the river.
MEMI and PromoWest (the Columbus, Ohio-based promotions company behind the new Newport venue) were both competing for the Cincinnati site, but it was ultimately awarded to the Cincinnati-based company. Now it appears the two organizations will be competing in a different way.
The CSO tweeted this afternoon a photo of the rendering "of The Banks performance venue from
@GBBNArchitects," saying, "the CSO and MEMI remain fully committed to moving forward with the performance venue at The Banks and are ready to begin construction immediately. @CincySymphony."
The lastest rendering of The Banks performance venue from @GBBNArchitects. The CSO and MEMI remain fully committed to moving forward with the performance venue at The Banks and are ready to begin construction immediately. @CincySymphony pic.twitter.com/ccitHnE0V4— Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (@CincySymphony) May 9, 2019
MEMI later sent out the renderings to the media with an animated video of the forthcoming project. The video was accompanied by a very short press release that said, " Music & Event Management, Inc. announces all designs and engineering plans for the new Music Venue at The Banks are complete and ready to begin construction."
The video shows the outdoor "seasonal stage," which appears to be more festival-style, with no seating (as MEMI's other big venue, Riverbend, has).