FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA (June 17, 2020) - ASM Global, the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences, has been selected to manage the King Center for the Performing Arts at Eastern Florida State College.
The decision was reached following unanimous approval from the King Center Board of Directors and the EFSC Board of Trustees.
Additionally, the King Center Board of Directors, announced that Steve Janicki, who served as the Executive Director of Kings Center for 32 years, will be retiring. Under Janicki’s leadership, the Melbourne campus venue became a cultural landmark in Central Florida.
“It’s hard to replace Steve Janicki, but we believe ASM Global will allow us to have more top entertainers and take us to the next level in performing arts. They’re an excellent company and we’re excited about teaming with them.” said Dr. Anthony Catanese, chair of the King Center Board of Directors.
ASM Global manages 89 entertainment venues in the U.S., including 16 Florida facilities in cities such as Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Miami, Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and others. The company’s venue network spans five continents and includes a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts facilities.
“We’re honored to have been chosen by Eastern Florida State College to be their partner in operating the venerable King Center for the Performing Arts,” said Bob Newman, ASM Global President and CEO.
“Since its opening in 1988, the center has hosted a diverse schedule featuring many high-profile shows while serving as a pillar of college life and a welcoming gathering place for the Space Coast community. We look forward to building on the strong foundation in place and adding rich cultural entertainment in live music, comedy and theatrical performances for many years to come.”
The King Center recently completed the largest renovation in its history with $3.6 million in improvements, enhancing the experience of patrons.
Like other theaters nationwide, it closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain dark until performances can safely return.