PromoWest Productions was founded in 1983 by Scott Stienecker to bring quality, big-name entertainment to Central Ohio. After 24 years in business and producing over 5,000 events, PromoWest Productions continues to be one of the largest, full-service, premier independent entertainment companies in the country.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, PromoWest Productions owns and operates its own venues: THE LC Pavilion, Newport Music Hall, The Basement, House of Crave and Stage AE. PromoWest Productions also provides concert and special event booking and performance services for other operators including booking, sponsorship acquisition, marketing, security, staging, and financial management.
Recognized as one of the nation’s most successful independent promoters, President Scott Stienecker has staged several noteworthy Columbus concerts. Retained by The Ohio State University in 1997 to produce the U2 and Rolling Stones concerts at the OSU Stadium, he also staged the first evening concerts at Cooper Stadium and the Brewery District. He has booked the nation’s most popular entertainers into Columbus venues. Stienecker won applause for his management of the Ohio State Fair live national entertainment. Through his efforts, the Fair enjoyed substantial savings on talent while attracting one of the largest crowds in its history.
PromoWest Productions was the original developer of the Polaris Amphitheater, forming a partnership, which successfully launched the outdoor concert venue. PromoWest’s expertise led to consulting work during construction of the Schottenstein Arena.
In October 2001, PromoWest Productions opened America’s first indoor/outdoor concert and special event venue, PromoWest Pavilion (Currently named THE LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion). Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, brings a variety of high profile, world-class performers.
In 2003, PromoWest Productions assumed management of the building located next door to the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion and opened as Fat Eddie’s Bar. Fat Eddie’s was extended in February 2005 with the opening of The Basement on the lower level; hosting local and small national and regional bands.