8500 Capacity Seasonal Outdoor Concert Venue to Open on Site of Historic East Boston Racetrack
Boston, MA (DECEMBER 2022) – Following the opening of their newest venue, Roadrunner, The Bowery Presents – in partnership with The HYM Investment Group LLC (“HYM”) – announces plans to open a seasonal outdoor general admission concert venue at Suffolk Downs, the legendary East Boston racetrack.
The Stage at Suffolk Downs, located in the infield of The Track at 525 William F McClellan Highway, will host up to 8,500 concert goers beginning spring 2023.
“The Bowery Presents has always focused on creating and operating venues where both fans and artists alike can have a great experience. We are confident Suffolk Downs will join Roadrunner, The Sinclair and Royale as a beloved concert venue in Greater Boston, delivering on our commitment to keep the music first,” said Josh Bhatti, Vice President and head of the Boston office of The Bowery Presents, an AEG Presents Company.
“The Bowery Presents is honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the HYM team to bring The Stage at Suffolk Downs to fruition.”
The Stage at Suffolk Downs is not the track’s first foray into live music: The Beatles were the first band to perform there, playing to 25,000 screaming fans in 1966. Since then, legendary artists such as The Jackson 5, Radiohead and Bjork have also performed. With The Stage at Suffolk Downs, The Bowery Presents plans to honor the site’s musical legacy, while reinvigorating the space to bring an open-air summer concert experience to all.
“Suffolk Downs has been thoughtfully designed as a place that brings people together and connects
communities,” said Thomas N. O’Brien, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of HYM. “We are
thrilled to partner with The Bowery Presents who will help us continue to realize this vision as we bring the proud history of live music back through The Stage at Suffolk Downs.”
The opening of The Stage at Suffolk Downs will expand The Bowery Presents’ owned and operated venues to three within the Boston area, joining the 3,500 capacity Roadrunner (which opened in Brighton in March 2022) and 525 capacity The Sinclair in Cambridge, (which just celebrated its 10th anniversary) alongside the Royale (exclusively booked by The Bowery Presents with 1,200 capacity), and the company’s hundreds of annual concert bookings in theaters and arenas in the region. The Bowery Presents is the leading concert promotion and venue management company in the Northeast with venues in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Maine.
The Stage at Suffolk Downs’ opening lineup will be announced at a later date. Fans are encouraged to follow along on Instagram and Facebook, and online at stageatsuffolkdowns.com. For a full calendar of The Bowery Presents’ events in Boston, visit BoweryBoston.com.