Bowery Presents Acquires Philly's Iconic Electric Factory, Crowdsourcing New Name
The Philly institution is undergoing some changes
New York concert promoter and venue circuit, Bowery Presents, is continuing its conquest of the nation's live music venues.
According to BrooklynVegan, Philadelphia's historic Electric Factory is the latest institution to be acquired by the colossal venue company, operating under AEG as of 2016. The venue has thrived for more than two decades at its current location on North Seventh Street and holds a particularly sacred spot in the origins of Okayplayer as its first HQ.
Electric Factory follows The Mann, The Keswick, Underground Arts, and Boot & Saddle in Philly venues scooped or erected by Bowery, but will be unable to keep its name due to Live Nation's ownership of the logo and trademarks. It will take on the temporary moniker of North Seventh as it crowdsources a new name (not going that well) for which a contest has been announced on the venue's site.
All shows previously scheduled at the venue will remain on the docket as it sorts out the new name.