Saenger Brings New Acts, Downtown Boost

Saenger Brings New Acts, Downtown Boost

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Now under new management, The Saenger Theatre is back open in Downtown Mobile. A ribbon cutting was held last night for a grand reopening of the downtown landmark. They kicked things off with a free show staring local artists Port City Rising and Wet Willie.

“Tonight is a free event. It's a celebration of live entertainment, it's a celebration of a resurgence,” said Sam Voison, of SMG, the company managing the Saenger.

Officials say this is the just the beginning of a much needed economic boom for the downtown area.

“The future of downtown certainly depends on foot traffic and what better way to create foot traffic than to have live entertainment in the Saenger Theatre. There is something to do right after and of course there is something to do before with restaurants as well,” said Voison.

Upcoming acts at the Saenger Theatre include bluesman Buddy Guy, a Pink Floyd tribute show and a Charlie Brown Christmas jazz show.

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