• Disney On Ice Presents Frozen Shatters Attendance Records

    Spectra by Comcast Spectacor and the Everett Public Facilities District today announced that Disney On Ice presents Frozen – Presented By Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt set a new attendance record at the XFINITY Arena at Everett from Wednesday, November 18 through Sunday, November 22. With a capacity of just over 5,500 at the XFINITY Arena, the 10 performances of Disney On Ice presents Frozen drew a record-setting 40,000 plus in overall attendance. 

    Disney On Ice is produced by Feld Entertainment, a worldwide leader in live family entertainment, who also bring both Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Disney Live shows to the XFINITY Arena. Feld Entertainment continues to make Everett an annual stop on every tour since the venue opened in 2003. The Disney On Ice presents Frozen engagement also set a new venue record for most performances during an engagement (10 shows) – with shows added to the schedule due to popular demand.

    “The magic of Disney this past week has invigorated Everett with more than 40,000 guests visiting XFINITY Arena, including more than 16,000 through the doors for the three performances on Saturday alone,” stated Spectra’s Rick Comeau, General Manager for XFINITY Arena. “The support the venue receives from our community continues to be outstanding. This year has been phenomenal in terms of attendance and fan engagement in downtown Everett.”

    Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the provider of Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement to XFINITY Arena and more than 300 clients at more than 400 properties around the world. 

    “On behalf of the EPFD Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Spectra and Feld Entertainment on this record-setting engagement,” said EPFD Board President, Gary Weikel. “Spectra continues to achieve new levels of operational excellence. Through their relationship with Feld Entertainment, combined with their outstanding marketing abilities, Spectra consistently enhances the customer experience and drives profitable growth here in Everett.”

    In addition to the guests visiting downtown Everett, Feld Entertainment’s tour travels with over 40 performers and 30 staff/crew that spent seven days shopping, eating and staying in the Everett community. 

    Disney On Ice presents Frozen – Presented by YoKids transports audiences to the winter wonderland of Arendelle to tell the heartwarming Academy Award winning tale that has captivated audiences around the world, told LIVE for the first time in this all-new touring production.  Royal sisters Anna and Elsa, hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, all journey to discover that true love is the greatest power of all.  Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special appearances by other beloved Disney Princesses and favorite characters, the show presents an unforgettable celebration of love and friendship.  
  • The Show Must Go On! Tonight's performance of Disney on Ice Frozen (and the rest of the performances this week) are still scheduled to run on time!

  • Lil Wayne

    Dope Music Festival Starring Lil Wayne will be at the XFINITY Arena December 18. The lineup also includes Rich Homie Quan, Omarion, Lil Dicky, K Camp and more!

    Lil Wayne is a Grammy Award winning rap artist from New Orleans and is currently the CEO of his label Young Money Entertainment. Over the years, he has collaborated and produced #1 hits with artists such as Drake and Nicki Minaj. With popular singles including, “Lollipop”, “6 Foot 7 Foot” and “A Milli”, Lil Wayne has become one of the most popular rappers in the industry.

    At just 23 years old, Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan, is set to take the music industry by storm. In 2012, he released his critically acclaimed Still Goin In mixtape and plans to do a re-release of the mixtape with four new songs.

    Singer, songwriter, dancer and actor, Omarion, started in the entertainment world in 1999 and has had a successful career ever since. Omarion fronted the pop-R&B group, B2K, starred in the 2004 film, You Got Served and has released four independent albums.

    Known as a non-traditional rapper, Lil Dicky uses a mix of comedy and lyrical ingenuity to create his music. His first commercial album, Professional Rapper, debuted at #7 on the Billboard Hot 200 and #1 on both the comedy and rap charts. 

    K Camp, the man behind the singles “Money Baby” and “Cut Her Off”, is quickly rising in the fast-paced world of rap music. In 2014 he signed with Interscope Records and released his debut studio album, Only Way Is Up, on September 4, 2015. 

  • BritBeat

    BritBeat, 'A Multimedia Concert Journey Through Beatles Music History', tells the story of the Beatles from their early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, their dynamic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the attendance busting concert at Shea Stadium and onward to the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era and finally the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album. The entire concert plays to the backdrop of immersive and captivating moving multimedia that intertwines with the moods and emotions of the Beatles’ iconic music catalog. 

    The two hour show progresses through Beatles music history from its beginnings, to its ultimate end in 1969. The constantly evolving show is designed to evoke the excitement and passion of the Beatles influence on the shapes and sounds of the 1960s. The show is a fun, thought provoking, energized and captivating journey of the Beatles evolution and impact on pop culture in the turbulent sixties.

  • Heritage Distilling Company Presents Music at the Ballroom: The Everett NYE

    Heritage Distilling Company Presents Music at the Ballroom on New Year’s Eve – celebrate with a champagne toast at midnight! Curated by Everett Music Initiative, this second show in a series of events will feature SISTERS, DJ Michele Myers and Lemolo.

    SISTERS is an orchestra of two, and their togetherness is infectious. The Seattle duo has opened for Allen Stone at Chateau Ste Michelle and played the inaugural Fisherman's Village Music Festival. Their lead singles, “Back 2 U” and “Buzzard”, were licensed by Starbucks, and within their first year, they were booked at Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot and Capitol Hill Block Party. Their genre-gender-bending brand of indie pop is as endearing as it is virtuosic, as pointed out by Gelatinous Blog's Jared Brannan, who proclaimed, “It's honestly hard to fathom that the compositions these two generate can be performed with a sum total of 8 appendages and two voices. The quality of that astonishment [is] not lost upon the crowd, as each round of shouts and applause between songs [feels] like a celebration of profound technical musicianship.”

    Michele Myers has been a radio DJ and producer at stations: KEXP in Seattle, WNYE in New York City and KALX at The University of California, Berkeley. As a music expert she’s been featured on CWTV, and interviewed for the New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine. She’s instructed Radio Production at the Art Institute of Seattle. Her writing and radio work have been featured by the University of Washington, The Smithsonian Institute, The Frye Museum, Experience Music Project and NPR. DJ Michele Myers performs high-energy live sets at events including KEXP’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party at The Space Needle, Bumbershoot, Doe Bay Festival, Nectar, The Baltic Room, Seattle Art Museum and more.

    Lemolo is the dream pop brainchild of Seattle musician Meagan Grandall. Grandall formed Lemolo in 2009 and the band has since been named one of the Best Seattle Bands by Seattle Magazine, was voted Best New Band by City Arts Magazine and was just named one of the Top Bands Rocking Seattle Music by Seattle Magazine. Lemolo’s debut album, The Kaleidoscope, was included in KEXP’s Top Listener Voted Albums of the year list and was chosen for Google Play’s Best Artists album collection.

  • Pac Rim Gymnastics Packages on Sale | Jordyn Wieber Appearance at the Silvertips

    All-session tickets for women’s and men’s gymnastics and trampoline for the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at the XFINITY Arena at Everett April 8-10, 2016, go on sale November 7 at 10 am.  

    The three-day event is expected to feature approximately 300 gymnasts from more than 14 Pac Rim countries, competing in men’s and women’s gymnastics, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics.

    2012 Olympic team champion Jordyn Wieber, who won the Pac Rim all-around title in 2012 when Everett hosted the event, will visit the Seattle and Everett area on November 6 to promote the ticket on sale by visiting area gymnastics clubs and making an appearance at the Everett Silvertips game.
  • Due to Popular Demand, New Friday Show Added for Disney on Ice presents Frozen

    Due to overwhelming demand, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, has added an additional weekday performance for Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt to the Everett, WA tour schedule. With record advance sales in the Puget Sound area to date, the newly added Friday November 20 – 3:30 pm performance at the XFINITY Arena at Everett will offer more opportunities for Frozen fans to purchase Front Row and VIP tickets for this massively popular show.

    The heart-warming and Academy Award® winning tale of love and friendship, capturing the incredible dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa, has captivated audiences around the world will be told LIVE for the first time in this production. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such “instant Disney classic” musical masterpieces as the “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

     “In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld. “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

    Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime. And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”

    In Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all. Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

    To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa. Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

  • New Food and Beverage Provider at XFINITY Arena

    The Everett Public Facilities District (EPFD) announced today that it is expanding Spectra by Comcast Spectacor’s scope of work at XFINITY Arena by adding Food Services & Hospitality. Spectra by Comcast Spectacor has been the provider of Venue Management and Ticketing & Fan Engagement for the EPFD at the XFINITY Arena since the venue opened in 2003. Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast, who are also naming rights partner for the XFINITY Arena and XFINITY Community Ice Rink. 

    “We are always seeking new ways to enhance the customer experience, and a big part of any event is concessions and catering,” stated EPFD Board President, Gary Weikel. “Providing fans in the Arena and clients in the Conference Center with an outstanding selection of quality culinary options, delivered with a high degree of customer satisfaction, is of utmost importance and we are excited to partner with Spectra on all aspects of the live event experience.”  

    “Fully integrating all three divisions of Spectra, for the Everett Public Facilities District, allows our team to deliver the ultimate customer experience,” stated Spectra’s Glen Brandeburg, President and COO, Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality. “Clients want a seamless end-to-end solution that drives revenue and growth that we provide with the specialized and efficient management for the EPFD. Clients and guests expect constant innovation throughout the entire experience, from purchasing tickets to the actual event, as well as food and beverage choices.” 

    “Spectra’s goal is to provide operational excellence for our clients while providing customers with friendly, personalized service,” said Spectra’s Tony Hendryx, Regional Vice President. “Providing exceptional quality products and guest services that complement the Arena, support the local area and increasing participation and satisfaction are at the heart of our operations. We look forward to delivering a fresh and exciting food and beverage program that entices guests and clients to return.” 

    Delivering fan-favorite food is a hallmark for Spectra, including leading the industry in providing only fresh prepared foods to sporting venues. Spectra will enhance Arena concessions with original concepts, creative menu items, and innovative food trends over the coming months. These enhancements include Burger Prime, custom gourmet burgers; Flights – Tastes of the NW, bringing the flight concept to food with three distinct flavor profiles defined by the NW; Everett Pizza Oven, custom made-to-order pizza; and Hops on Hewitt, offering favorite local craft beers.  The Arena Grill will operate as a four-star restaurant experience beginning with the Everett Silvertips season opener on Saturday, October 10. 

    With food quality and service, a critical factor in the success of meetings and banquets, a fresh signature catering menu for the Conference Center has been introduced by new Executive Chef, Jeff Nelson.  The menu features northwest-inspired culinary dishes, themed-buffets, create-your-own menu items, action stations, sustainable local vendors and Washington wines.  

    Spectra will work with local area volunteer organizations to raise funds in employment and business opportunities at concession stands. They are also now hiring premium services and kitchen staff. 
  • New LED Scoreboard Installed and Existing Boards Donated to Everett Public Schools

    Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of both Venue Management and Ticketing and Fan Engagement to the XFINITY Arena at Everett and the Everett Public Facilities District (EPFD), will unveil the largest enhancement in venue history, a new LED scoreboard, at the Everett Silvertips 2015-16 home opener on Saturday, October 10.   

    Designed to upgrade fan experiences, the center hung scoreboard display includes four main LED video displays measuring more than 14’ wide by 11’ high with angled visibility ensuring great visuals from any seat in the house. The variable content zoning technology allows for multiple images to be displayed on the screen at once, including statistics, graphics, in-game promotions, instant replays and live video. 

    “The addition of this new technology will redefine XFINITY Arena’s guest experience and engagement at Silvertips games and other sporting events,” said Spectra’s Rick Comeau, General Manager at XFINITY Arena. “This innovation will also drive bottom-line impact for the EPFD through increased event bookings from international events like Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, where high-end technology is necessary to professionally stage their events.”

    Two LED rings border the video displays, measuring 2.5’ high and 14’ in diameter, to display corporate sponsorship messages driving incremental revenue for the EPFD. Channel lettering above the top ring prominently displays the naming rights partner, XFINITY Arena. A secondary scoreboard has been installed at the east end of the Arena, measuring 19.5’ wide by more than 7’ high, displaying time, score, shots on goal, penalty time and other game statistics in real time. 

    “We appreciate the collaboration with the EPFD, Spectra, the City of Everett and the investment to enhance the overall game day atmosphere,” said Zoran Rajcic, Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Everett Silvertips. “The new scoreboard, coupled with the installation of LED lighting prior to last season, will make for an unforgettable experience every time a Tips fan attends a game.” 

    The existing scoreboard was dismantled in August and has been donated to Everett Public Schools for use in middle and high school gymnasiums. 

    The project was designed by The Rock Group, in partnership with OES and Lighthouse Technologies, global leaders in providing customized technology for stadiums, arenas and ballparks, including Safeco Field. 

    The Everett Silvertips face off for their first 2015-16 home game on Saturday, October 10 at 7:05 pm. Tickets are available now through the XFINITY Arena at Everett Box Office, charge by phone 866.332.8499, and online at USA Gymnastics is expected to announce the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships (April 8-10, 2016) ticket on sale date within the coming weeks.  
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