Lansing Mayor Announces New Live Music and Arts Venue

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — Mayor Andy Schor on Tuesday unveiled plans for a new state-of-the-art live music and arts venue in Lansing.

The planned center will be built near the intersection of South Washington Square and Lenawee Street.

The center will house a stage, balcony seating and a smaller performance hall, in addition to rooms to host community events. Schor said the venue was a long time coming.

“I’m really excited. The town of Lansing has needed a concert space for a very long time and now we were able to pull the numbers together and we were able to find the space and the proposal and show that we had a need, a study feasibility and we’re able to make that happen,” Schor said.

The project costs about $21 million. The city has already secured some money from the state and the remaining money will come from private donors, sponsorships, grants and a bank loan if needed.

“Bringing thousands of people to downtown Lansing for concerts and other events throughout the year will have an incredible impact on our small businesses here,” Schor said. “This incredible venue will be truly transformational for Lansing.”

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