Tobin Entertainment LLC., the off-site and tour promotion arm of The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, has officially signed a management, booking, and ticketing agreement with Real Life Amphitheater.
Formerly known as the Verizon Amphitheater, Real Life Amphitheater is in Selma on the 110-acre campus of the Real Life Center, home to River City Community Church, just a few miles from highway I-35. The open-air amphitheater seats up to 20,000 people, with 8,000 in covered seating and 12,000 on uncovered open lawn seating. Parking holds up to 4000 cars.
“The Tobin team has built a stellar reputation for presenting and promoting not only in Texas but nationally,” said Michael Fresher, President and CEO of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. “This is an exciting opportunity to not only expand The Tobin’s presence and influence, but also to extend The Tobin Center’s mission to bring quality art and culture to the City of San Antonio and its surrounding neighbors.”
Tobin Entertainment LLC and the Real Life Amphitheater are actively planning the lineup for Spring and Summer of 2022, with possible dates as early as this Fall.
“Re-establishing the Amphitheater in Selma creates a new venue that fills the gap in size for San Antonio,” says Aaron Zimmerman, Vice President of Programming for the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. “We look forward to welcoming back and presenting those artists who have often skipped the city in their tours because of the lack of an amphitheater option.”
The Real Life Amphitheater, will continue to manage the facility, production, security, concessions, and parking operations of the venue.
“As a faith-based organization, we wanted to see the Real Life Amphitheater be a wonderful resource for the whole community,” said Sean Azzaro, Real Life’s Executive Chairman of the Board. “We felt that re-opening this kind of venue on the grand scale that it requires would benefit from a partner with the experience and dedication necessary to make it successful. The Tobin Center and Tobin Entertainment have a proven track record for success and an evident love for the arts in the community they serve. They also clearly understand our mission to the community. It was a perfect fit.”
In addition to the Real Life Amphitheater, Tobin Entertainment partners with Performing Arts Centers and other venues all over the United States to bring quality entertainment to the public. To date, Tobin Entertainment have presented over 60 events in more than 45 venues nationally.
“Part of The Tobin Center’s mission is to provide an affordable home for its current six resident performing arts organizations", explained Tobin Center Chairman of the Board, Evangelina Flores. “Tobin Entertainment was established to take our skills on the road and generate the financial backing we require to remain sustainable and assist our resident companies and community.”
Photo Courtesy Tobin Center for the Performing Arts