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Topeka Performing Arts Center receives national award

The Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC) recently received the 2019 Prime Site Award presented by Facilities & Event Management Magazine.  This is the second consecutive year that TPAC has garnered the award.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this award. Our primary mission at TPAC continues to be ‘GREAT EVENTS. LIFETIME EXPERIENCES,’” Executive Director Larry Gawronski said. “We will continue to bring ‘TPAC Moments’ to Topeka.”

The Prime Site award is given to the top entertainment, sports and special event venues. Award winners were selected based on the physical and structural dynamics of the building, venue staff and the level of technology of its sound, lighting and staging.

This years’ Prime-Site honored nine VenuWorks-managed arenas, theatres and convention centers are:

  • Topeka Performing Arts Center, Topeka, KS
  • Ford Center, Evansville, IN
  • Hartman Arena, Wichita, KS
  • Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
  • Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD
  • S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
  • United Wireless Arena, Dodge City, KS
  • Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, IA

“These awards represent the dedication and work our entire team puts into managing exceptional venues for our clients and communities,” said Steve Peters, VenuWorks President. “We enjoyed a successful 2019 and look forward to the successes ahead in 2020.”

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About Topeka Performing Arts Center

The Topeka Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization that offers the best in live performance and arts education, managed by VenuWorks. Since 1991, TPAC has annually offered a full calendar of professional and community performing arts for all audiences, including touring concerts and Broadway shows, youth arts education programming, and support of community arts organizations. www.topekaperformingarts.org.


About VenuWorks

VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events.  www.venuworks.com

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