GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Live Nation Entertainment says it will keep the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion's current operating team.

Pavilion managing partners R.J. and Bridget Harding tell WMUR-TV the day-to-day operating team will be kept intact. Bridget Harding says the Gilford entertainment venue employs over 600 New Hampshire residents.

Live Nation acquired a 51 percent stake in the amphitheater last week. R.J. Harding says Live Nation doesn't want the Pavilion to change anything.

Originally known as Meadowbrook, the pavilion held its first concert — Johnny Cash — in 1997. Don Law, president of Live Nation New England, said the Pavilion is a very unique and special venue, and the entertainment company looks forward to helping it grow.


Information from: WMUR-TV,