Insomniac Acquires Club Glow and Two Iconic Washington DC Venues

Tchami at Echostage Club Glow
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Pasquale Rotella and Insomniac announce the acquisition of Club Glow, including iconic Washington DC venues Echostage and Soundcheck.


As the live entertainment industry continues to reel in the wake of the pandemic, it hasn’t seemingly slowed down Pasquale Rotella and Insomniac from continuing their expansion. The West Coast-based company has already announced their return to Europe with EDC Portugal and partnered with Forbidden Kingdom in Florida over the past few months alone, and now they’ve acquired another major player in the scene, Club Glow.

Operating in Washington DC since first emerging back in 1999, Club Glow has become a powerhouse brand on the East Coast over the past two decades. Hosting well over 150 events annually at their iconic venues Echostage and Soundcheck, both of which are part of the acquisition deal, they’ve become renowned for memorable nights featuring some of the top artists in the dance music scene.

Glow has been a champion of dance music culture for over 20 years, and Pete and his team have been instrumental in helping grow and shape the entire East Coast scene. I couldn’t be happier to align our teams and continue raising the bar for live dance music experiences.

Insomniac Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella

Since 2012, Echostage has drawn eyes from around the world as it earned the title of top club in North America for four years running while also constantly ranking in the top tier of the global list that DJ Mag produces annually. On the flipside is Soundcheck, which is a more intimate venue just blocks from the White House that has become a home for an array of rising talent and established names alike since first opening in 2015. Club Glow also produces Moonrise Festival and others along the Eastern Seabord.

“We are thrilled to be joining the Insomniac family. After two decades of producing some of the biggest dance music events on the East Coast, it’s time to write a new chapter. Pasquale and I were cut from the same cloth, and our visions align when it comes to dance music. I couldn’t imagine a better opportunity to continue to grow Glow, Echostage, and Soundcheck than with the team at Insomniac.”

Glow President & CEO Pete Kalamoutsos

Glow President & CEO Pete Kalamoutsos will remain at the helm of Club Glow, but there will be some moves inside the company as well. Longtime Glow talent buyer Heather Church has been named Vice President of Talent & Marketing, while Echostage’s Matthew Cronin has been promoted to Vice President of Venues & Sponsorship.

Stay tuned for more details on this new partnership and what it will mean for the future of the dance music scene on the East Coast in the coming years.


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