City Announces Return to Concert Promotion
Just two days after City Council voting for Mosaic Place to re-enter the event promotion business at Mosaic Place the City of Moose Jaw wants the entertainment industry to now loudly the City is actively and aggressively looking for concerts and events.
“Be prepared for a message from us, because we’re ready,” Jim Puffalt, City Manager said in a news release.
“Mosaic Place was created not only as home for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League, but as a venue that could host several other entertainment and sporting events every year. Our team is skilled and able to look after your every need to ensure a successful event.”
Since opening in 2011, Mosaic Place has played host to concerts from Carrie Underwood, John Mellencamp, Alice Cooper, Chicago, Alan Jackson and others. Mosaic Place has also been the site of several major sporting events including the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, 2014 Telus Cup and 2012 Canada Cup of Curling.
Mosaic Place will once again host the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February, 2020.
Despite the public announcement of the new aggressive concert and event search in order to help stimulate the local economy the move was not fully supported by all of Council with Councillors Scott McMann and Brian Swanson pointing out the previous board was seeking concerts as well as moves to hire a managing company for the facility will result in higher property taxes.
The move to more aggressive concert and event promotion as well as hiring an outside third party firm to manage and operate the facility was supported by the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce who prepared their own report.
The City is aiming to hold a minimum of 10 major concerts and events at Mosaic Place a 2016 report said the facility has the potential of generating $11 million in economic activity.