SMG Stockton managed venues (Stockton Arena, Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton Ballpark and the Oak Park Ice Arena) hosted over 30 events and saw over 35,000 patrons visit the Stockton Arena and Bob Hope Theatre in April.
At the Arena, country superstar Brantley Gilbert brought his national Let It Ride tour to Stockton. With opening acts Eric Pasley and Thomas Rhett, country fans that packed the Stockton Arena were treated to the best in country music. Also at the Arena in April, WorkNet hosted a job fair with over 100 employers looking to fill job openings in the area. The Stockton Chamber of Commerce hosted their monthly networking mixer in the Record Press Club, and the popular Food Truck Frenzy returned in April.
The Stockton Thunder closed out the regular season and kicked off the first round of the playoffs. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Thunder started at home against Ontario, and took full advantage, taking the first two games of the series en route to a clean four game sweep.
At the Bob Hope Theatre in April, Keith Sweat, the Soweto Gospel Choir, and Rain Beatles Tribute all played, and the San Joaquin County Office of Education hosted their prom in the lobby, along with a private rental.
Stockton Ballpark saw the Stockton Ports kick off the 2014 season. Their busy April included hosting 14 home games.
SMG Stockton is also proud to recognize members of the Stockton Figure Skating Club who participated in the Crystalline Classic in Santa Rosa, CA:
Evan Mullins- 1st place No Test Light
Valeria Montes De Oca- 1st place Preliminary Light, Haley Gans Award Winner Recipient, 2nd Place Preliminary Dramatic
Noelle Furey- 2nd place Teen Dramatic, 3rd place Teen Light
Mikayla Goodi- 3rd place Preliminary Light, 6th place Preliminary Dramatic
Serena Bailey- 2nd place No Test Dramatic
Alexandra Day Tucker- 1st place Basic Light
Abby Stout- 6th Pre Juvenile Dramatic, 5th Pre Juvenile Light
Anli Ni- 7th Pre Juvenile Dramatic, 6th Pre Juvenile Light
For more information on any of the shows or programs going on at the four SMG Stockton managed facilities, please visit www.stocktonlive.com.