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Time Warner Puts Name on Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Posted March 3, 2008 12:23 p.m. EST
Updated March 3, 2008 1:11 p.m. EST

— Time Warner Cable has purchased the naming rights for Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.

Terms of the five-year deal weren't disclosed. The concert venue will now be known as Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek.

The amphitheater has been without a title sponsor for more than a year, after a deal with Alltel expired.

The deal with Time Warner, which has a two-year renewal option at the end of five years, will allow the cable company to select shows from the concert schedule to telecast on video-on-demand for cable customers, officials said.

Time Warner also expects to be able to offer advance-sale tickets to select performances to cable customers.

Concerts already scheduled for the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion are:

  • Widespread Panic, April 25 and 26
  • Kanye West with Rihanna, N.E.R.D, & Lupe Fiasco, May 9
  • Tim McGraw with Jason Aldean & Halfway To Hazard , May 17
  • James Taylor & His Band of Legends, May 28
  • Toby Keith with Montgomery Gentry, Carter's Chord, Mica Roberts, & Trailer Choir, June 21
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood, July 12
  • Brad Paisley, July 19
  • Rascal Flatts with Taylor Swift, Aug. 2
  • Kenny Chesney with LeAnn Rimes, Aug. 22
  • Brooks & Dunn with Rodney Atkins, Sept. 6
  • Martina McBride, Oct. 4