Productions named to manage Pier Six

B. T.

April 10, 1995|By J. Wynn Rousuck

The Baltimore Office of Promotion has assumed management of the Pier Six Concert Pavilion and hired two independent companies to book and produce programming, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke has announced.

B. T. Productions, a local agency that has booked entertainers at East Coast venues for more than 30 years, will work with Centre Management, a 9-year-old Landover-based company, which will oversee concert production.

"We have a three-year plan to not only strengthen the performance season but to bring back some of the traditional marketing tools that help make it a better place to visit," Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Office of Promotion, said yesterday.

These include emphasizing the pavilion's distinct nature as a "special facility on the water that's readily available by mass transit and water taxi and pedestrian foot bridge."

In October, the city took over the canvas-topped Inner Harbor pavilion from the financially strapped Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts. Gilmore said the pier's 1995 summer season will include 35 shows, some of which will be announced by the mayor on May 3.

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