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Greensboro’s newest addition: Steven Tanger Center of Performing Arts

A venue for every music lover!

For every door that closes, another one opens; or at least that’s what folks tell us when something crappy happens, right? It seems like a lot of doors have been closing in the Carolina music scene this past year or so, what with venues shutting down, HB2 causing tension in many musical, social, and political arenas, and overall local *~drama~*. What door could possibly open?

Fear not, Carolinians, because Greensboro’s got a treat for you. The Steven Tanger Center of Performing Arts is well on its way to open several physical and metaphorical doors for every type of entertainment enthusiast.

The town officially broke ground for the Tanger Center today and will be home to a plethora of shows; from orchestras to touring Broadway shows, rock concerts to comedy routines. The Tanger Center will be an unstoppable, state of the art, 3000 seat venue set to open in the first quarter of 2019.

While show-goers all over the Carolinas are excited about a new venue, perhaps the performers themselves are feeling that joy tenfold. The center will be equipped with a Meyer Sound Constellation System, the best sound gear in the business.


The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, who has been without a permanent venue since the closing of the War Memorial Auditorium in 2014, will soon perform in a fury of beautiful sound as the audience experience shows like no other venue in the South. Some of the most prestigious venues in the world are equipped with the Meyer system; New York, Berkley, San Francisco, and Moscow are all homes to the Meyer system, and Greensboro will soon join the exclusive list.

A separate yet equally awesome amplified sound system will be the go-to for other acts, such as touring Broadway shows and rock concerts.

Steven Tanger, President and CEO of Tanger Outlets, donated $7.5 million to the $80 million project; no wonder they named the dang thing after him.

The newest addition to the Carolina music scene will be a 5.5-acre lot near North Elm and Summit Avenue.

Phase one of construction will continue on May 2nd, when site work and utility work will kick off the long but rewarding journey ahead.

Get excited, Greensboro!


Photos courtesy of Steve Tanger Center of Performing Arts Facebook.

Sheila Walsh graduated from USC Aiken in 2015 with a degree in English. While in school, she won an essay competition for an argumentative essay on why the arts are crucial to the education system. Additionally, she was recruited to play volleyball for USCA and contributed to a weekly journal discussing the life of a student-athlete. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC.

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