Mergers & Acquisitions

Live Nation Canada acquires The KEE to Bala

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Live Nation Canada has acquired The KEE to Bala in partnership with the entertainment venue’s current operators, Mike Strong and Mike Homewood.

The venue is located on Lake Muskoka, in Bala, Ontario and was originally constructed as a dance hall in 1942. It has hosted performances from both Canadian and international acts including Blue Rodeo, Louis Armstrong, The Ramones, Drake, Sam Roberts Band, Shaggy, The Tragically Hip, Avicii, The Reklaws and more. 

Wayne Zronik, president, business operations, Live Nation Canada, said: “We’re thrilled to add The KEE to Bala to our growing venue portfolio and we welcome Mike Strong and Mike Homewood to our Live Nation Canada family. 

“Both Strong and Homewood have a strong and proven track record in hospitality and our team is dedicated to supporting them and their team’s exceptional capabilities.”

The KEE to Bala is the latest addition to Live Nation’s growing venue footprint in Canada and its VenueNation portfolio. 

Mike Strong, The KEE to Bala co-owner, added: “By joining forces with the leaders in entertainment, Live Nation, we will tap into the team’s expertise to enhance our incredible venue and create even more opportunities for fans and artists to connect, while also contributing to tourism and the local economy in the area.” 

The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.