Irving’s entertainment district took a shovel forward on Monday as officials broke ground for a convention center hotel.
Opening in 2018, the $113 million Westin hotel is a key component to Irving’s plan to create a pedestrian-friendly visitor’s district. The hotel is designed to complement the Convention Center as well as the adjacent Irving Music Factory with its Live Nation amphitheater, and collection of dining and entertainment venues set to open this fall.
The Irving Music Factory project, a 250,000 square foot dining and entertainment project, announced it will open Labor Day Weekend in the Las Colinas community of Irving,
The new 3-in-1, state-of-the-art venue can host 2,500 in an intimate theater setting, 4,000 for an indoor theater experience and expand to a boutique open-air pavilion for 8,000, according to Live Nation, a partner on the project.
The venue is part of a larger campus, developed by the ARK Group and offers a wide-selection of dining options and year-round entertainment.
“Live Nation is excited to present world-class entertainment at such an exciting and unique venue,” said Michael Rilley, general manager of the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory in a news release. “As part of an entertainment complex, our guests will have their pick of a diverse selection of dining options before and after the show to further round out a fantastic experience.”
Among the performers announced for the Irving Music Factory: Dave Chappelle, Brad Paisley, Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Festival featuring Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Goo Goo Dolls, Sin Bandera, Young the Giant, Matchbox 20, Scorpions, 2Cellos and Trevor Noah.