The Burnsville City Council approved a contract extension for the management of the Ames Center with VenuWorks.
“We sincerely appreciate the vote of confidence from the city of Burnsville and the Ames Center Commission. We are proud to have been a part of the Ames Center since its inception and look forward to building on the successes we have enjoyed with our partners in Burnsville,” said Steve Peters, President of VenuWorks.
VenuWorks, who has worked with the City of Burnsville since the venue’s pre-opening in 2008, will continue to provide full service management and mark the 10th anniversary of the Ames Center in 2019.
“We look forward to the next step in our journey at the Ames Center with VenuWorks,” said Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. “We have the utmost confidence in this team and their ability to continue to grow the reach and the scope of our beautiful facility.”
“I’m extremely pleased to continue our relationship with VenuWorks, particularly Ames Center Executive Director Brian Luther,” said Dan Gustafson, Burnsville City Councilmember and liaison to the Ames Center Commission. “The work Brian and his staff have done over the past several years has really positioned the Ames Center to grow and evolve into a premiere destination for the arts, theater, and
music south of the river.”
The Ames Center hosts local and national arts, concerts, family shows, dance recitals and competitions, business meetings, community events, and social gatherings. The Ames Center is committed to fulfill its mission to: foster the growth, development, and appreciation of the performing arts through the presentation of the broadest possible range of cultural, entertainment, and artistic events; provide a home to the community’s major performing arts groups; serve as a community center for the visual arts, business and educational meetings and presentations and provide economic stimulus for the benefit of the residents of Burnsville and the surrounding region.