Puerto Rico’s concert venue experiences rebirth
By The Star Staff
After the shutdown of large concerts and events caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the entertainment industry has experienced a solid surge, the venue management company ASM Global said recently.
The Puerto Rico Convention District Authority, the Coliseo de Puerto Rico and the Coca Cola Music Hall celebrated recently the progress of the entertainment industry, which has delighted more than 200,000 people in ten musical concerts and special events.
For instance, Spanish singer Ana Torroja gave a concert at the Coca Cola Music Hall. Another Spanish singer, Alejandro Sanz, will perform next month at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico.
“We are very pleased to see the success of events of the past few weeks, registering an attendance of more than 200,000 people, including the musical concerts of Jowell and Randy, the Panamanian urban singer Sech and the three sold-out performances of Daniel El Travieso and The Music Box, held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico and the Coca Cola Music Hall,” Jorge Pérez, regional manager of ASM Global, said last week.
Other events to highlight are the return to Puerto Rico of ComicCon 2022, a massive family fair for comic book enthusiasts, which had more than 50,000 attendees last weekend, as well as the Caribbean Volleyball Championship, which brought to the Island 52 women’s teams with 600 volleyball players. The sports championship attracted more than 14,000 attendees to the Convention Center, he said.
The two events at the Convention Center achieved an occupancy of over 1,736 hotel nights, or what translates into an additional $12 million dollars for the economy.
“These are formidable results that we celebrate and fill us with optimism. The industry is recovering at a steady, accelerated pace, and we see the economic and commercial impact that we are achieving together to strengthen our economy while continuing to highlight Puerto Rico as an ideal destination for meetings, conventions, and special events of all kinds, always observing precautionary security measures for our employees and visitors,” he said.