Columbia County Hires General Venue Manager for the Performing Arts Center

Staff Report

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Columbia County is pleased to announce Matt Jameson has been hired as the General Venue Manager for the Performing Arts Center (PAC). His responsibilities include overseeing all administrative, marketing, financial, and back-of- house functions of the PAC. In addition, he will work closely with iNNOVATiON Arts & Entertainment (IAE), the Booking Consultant and Theatrical Series Presenter the county has partnered with to help bring the best of touring performances and Broadway shows to our area.

Previously, Matt has been with Clearwing Productions in Phoenix, Arizona for over 10 years serving in a variety of management and operation roles. Prior to his time with Clearwing, Matt worked with Prather Entertainment Group and Big League Productions where he served in various management positions for large-scale touring productions. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a native of Aiken, South Carolina.

“There has never been a more crucial time for the arts in our society. It is an incredible honor to be part of creating what is soon to be an amazing, unforgettable experience for Columbia County’s residents and the surrounding region. I look forward to enriching many lives through the arts for years to come”, said Matt Jameson.

The Performing Arts Center anchors the new Plaza development and is scheduled to open early 2021.