Verizon ends venue sponsorship

Verizon Wireless recently ended its six-year sponsorship with the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The general manager of Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre said the music center is practicing “business as usual” after Verizon Wireless recently ended its six-year sponsorship with the venue.

During Verizon’s sponsorship, the venue was named the Verizon Wireless Music Center, but changed its name back to the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre after the sponsorship ended.

Venue General Manager Patrick Boone said he is looking for other sponsors for the music center, but he said Verizon’s departure will not have a “big impact” on the venue’s financial health.

“We are always looking for sponsors, but I don’t see it being a big impact for us here locally,” Boone said, noting the venue is owned by the Los Angeles-based LiveNation entertainment group. “Everything is still completely the same as far as we are concerned.”

The amphitheatre is scheduled to host Rise Against and A Day to Remember on April 26, and has several other upcoming shows throughout the concert season, Boone said.

“We are going to have some great country bands, and we’ve got several rock bands that haven’t played at our venue in several years,” Boone said, noting he was not yet able to announce many of the upcoming shows.

For more information about the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, or to order tickets for upcoming shows, visit Livenation.com and search for “Oak Mountain Amphitheatre.”