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Big names on schedule for shows at North Charleston Coliseum

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Some star-studded events are set to take stage for the summer at North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center, and an expansion project is almost complete.

"The construction project is called Montague Terrace," coliseum general manager Dave Holscher said Wednesday. "It's going to have 7,400 square feet of beautiful new event space, full production capabilities to do things we haven't been able to do like smaller concerts, theatre, comedy shows."

The space can handle a large reception of up to 1,000, and it will also include a food court and become the new front door of the coliseum.

Following completion of this project, the coliseum will expand yet again. Officials say an identical 7,400 square foot space will also be built on the north side.

Coliseum officials say in addition to the expansion some good shows are on tap for the year.

"Probably the most exciting is Prince decided to play North Charleston Coliseum, which is a first for us, close to sold if not sold out. I think they are still some single seats scattered throughout," Holscher said.

"Dierks Bentley is a good strong country name. He will be here May 12. We were thrilled that Josh Groban is coming here Nov. 1. We hope people stay tuned and get excited as we already are."

The first phase of the coliseum expansion is expected to be complete by June. It does not add any extra seats in the arena area. The total cost of both phases of the project is $22 million.

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