Pinnacle Venue Services Named Manager of Two Rivers Convention Center and Avalon Theatre

two-rivers-ext-duskThe Grand Junction City Council has unanimously approved a contract with Pinnacle Venues Services to manage the Two Rivers Convention Center and Avalon Theatre, starting immediately.  The relationship between the City and Pinnacle was announced last week by Doug Higgons and Tom Paquette, Managing Partners of Pinnacle.

Pinnacle will provide full management and operational services of the 23,000 square feet multipurpose facility, the Two Rivers Convention Center, in addition to the 1,100 seat historic Avalon Theatre.  The theater hosts a multitude of events including concerts, theatrical performances, movies, variety shows and private functions.

“We are thrilled to be managing the Two Rivers Convention Center and Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction,” said Tom Paquette.  “Grand Junction is a beautiful and growing city, and with the venues, has so much to offer and provides endless possibilities.  Our team is immediately going to work to bring exciting events to the area, and we look forward to making a positive impact in the community.”

Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton adds, “We are looking forward to a successful relationship with Pinnacle that will ultimately create efficiencies for us while further solidifying the existing success of Two Rivers and the Avalon. They bring deep industry experience to the table, so this relationship has all the makings of being a win-win for Grand Junction and our customers.”

The process of transitioning management to Pinnacle is underway.  Industry veteran, Maria Rainsdon, has been named the General Manager of the two facilities.  Paquette said, “We are thrilled to have Maria join our team.  She brings an extensive record of successful venue management to Grand Junction.”  Rainsdon recently served as Event Sales Manager for the University of Colorado: South Denver and previously was Assistant General Manager of Canalside Buffalo in Buffalo, NY and General Manager of the Clovis Civic Center in Clovis, New Mexico.

Pinnacle Venue Services News Release

Contact:  Marissa Dionne, Pinnacle Venue Services   860-881-3112 or

Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507

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