SAN JOSE, CA (Dec. 4, 2013) – City of San Jose and Team San Jose officials — along with country music superstar Wynonna Judd and Nederlander Concerts — today unveiled the renamed City National Civic and new marquee to rebrand the historic concert venue.
The historic San Jose Civic has been renamed the City National Civic. City National Bank, California’s premier private and business bank, will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2014. Backed by nearly $30 billion in assets, the company is now the 25th largest American commercial bank.
“The City National Civic is an iconic venue and City National Bank’s investment is a testament to their community driven focus,” said Councilmember Sam Liccardo. “The City of San Jose is proud to partner together with Team San Jose, City National Bank and Nederlander Concerts to reactivate the concert venue and support the local economy.”
Since 1936, City National Civic has played host to legendary stars, including Duke Ellington, Buddy Holly, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Cream, Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones. The theater’s recent upgrade – coupled with Team San Jose’s partnership with Nederlander Concerts – has received rave reviews from recent artists who have played the venue and concert patrons who have visited the intimate mid-sized venue.
“I was delighted to celebrate the unveiling of the new City National Civic in the heart of Downtown San Jose,” said five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author Wynonna Judd. “It was such a thrill to acknowledge Little Kids Rock and what they do to help a younger generation of aspiring musicians. It was great to continue the celebration with my Christmas show that same evening.” [Read More]