AEG Live, one of the world’s leading producers and promoters of live entertainment and operators of live music venues has acquired Baltimore’s Rams Head Live!, one of the leading live music venues in the country, it was announced today by Shawn Trell, Chief Operating Officer, AEG Live.
The acquisition of Rams Head Live!, ranked in 2014 as the Baltimore region’s top club, further solidifies AEG Live’s business operations in the Mid-Atlantic region, joining AEG Live’s roster of recently acquired venues which also includes The National Theater in Richmond, Virginia and The NorVa Theatre in Norfolk, Virginia.
Located in the Power Plant Live section of downtown Baltimore, the 1,500-seat capacity music venue opened its doors in 2004 and has hosted more than one million guests and concerts starring hundreds of the nation’s top musical acts including the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, John Legend, Pat Benatar, Avett Brothers, Florida Georgia Line, Ed Sheeran and The Black Keys. Consistently ranked as one of Pollstar magazine’s top club venues each year, Rams Head Live! has also been awarded Best New Club and Best All Ages Venues to See Bands by Baltimore City Paper, as well as Best Live Music Venue by Baltimore Magazine.
“Acquiring Rams Head Live is a perfect fit for our AEG Live portfolio of venues and serves to strengthen our presence in the Mid-Atlantic region as we continue to expand our footprint,” said Trell. “We look forward to operating this special venue that means so much to Baltimore and building upon the great reputation that it has earned throughout its history.”
“After nearly a year of discussions with AEG, we are pleased to announce that the future of the Rams Head Live! is in great hands. We are excited to have AEG continue our goal of putting Baltimore on the music map,” said Bill Muehlhauser, Managing Partner, Rams Head at Baltimore, LLC. “While it is bittersweet to say goodbye to a facility we built from the ground up, we are excited for our team members who will begin their next chapter as AEG employees.”
“As we move on to pursue other growth opportunities, we are thankful to our dedicated staff, our promotional partners, the loyal music fans, and the tremendous artists who have graced the stage,” said Erin McNaboe, president of the Rams Head Group. “It’s been an honor to serve the Baltimore market and the music industry at Rams Head Live!”
With ticket sales of nearly 100,000 in 2014, Rams Head Live! was ranked #35 in the world, #30 in the United States and #1 in Baltimore in Pollstar magazine’s 2014 year-end rankings.