CURRENT PROJECTS:

FUTURE PROJECTS:

  • Addition of 35,000 sq/ft ballroom/multi-purpose space (to include an outdoor terrace)
  • Addition of 14,000 sq/ft of breakout meeting space
  • New 15,000 sq/ft pre-function/lobby
  • New concourse that will seamlessly connect to the existing South Hall concourse and the Embassy Suites hotel
  • Extension of the existing concourse leading from the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Propst Arena, and Rhythm on Monroe (restaurant) to the newly constructed facilities
  • Addition of a new full-service kitchen

2022:

  • Digital Monitors/Wayfinding installed throughout facility
  • Propst Arena exterior enhancements
    • New roof
    • New exterior paint
    • New LED lighting system with full-color changing capabilities

2021:

    • Renovations began in December 2020 and were completed in October 2021. This was the first major renovation to the arena backstage since it was originally built in 1975. The original space included one locker room, plus multiple small dressing rooms. With the addition and renovation, the backstage now includes six stunning dressing rooms, two private star lounges, four spacious locker rooms, a catering and media room, office space, commercial-grade laundry room, and more.
  • Playhouse Lobby receives renovation
    • Includes new lighting elements, paint, replacing ceiling tiles, refurbishing entrance doors, updating flooring and signage.
  • North Hall Parking Lot enhancements
    • Existing curbs and gutters at three locations within the North Hall Parking Lot were updated.  The surface was re-stripped and coated.  For increased usability, a sidewalk was added to connect to the existing sidewalk on Clinton Avenue next to Mars Music Hall.  New backlit parking signs were added at the entrance including the newest logos.
    • Enhancements to the existing steel rigging system included adding new line sets over the stage, a new truss over the Orchestra Pit, new audio points so that audio systems can be hung rather than stacked on stage, and additional power for audio and truss hoists.  The additions and enhancements allow the VBC to attract elaborate traveling shows to the Huntsville market who previously would not consider the venue as a viable option.  This renovation project was made possible by the Mark C. Smith Family Foundation.

2020:

  • VBC opens new onsite restaurant and rooftop bar: Rhythm on Monroe
    • Rhythm, aptly named for the different types of musical performances hosted at the VBC on the corner of Clinton Avenue and Monroe Street, serves locally-sourced ingredients and provides fresh urban fare, craft beer, curated wines, and handmade cocktails. Guests can enjoy the rooftop bar overlooking Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville, the downstairs covered patio facing Clinton Avenue, or the spacious downstairs dining room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows.  This addition was part of an ongoing expansion project approved by the Huntsville City Council in June 2017.
  • VBC opens new venue: Mars Music Hall
    • Changing the landscape of the music scene in Huntsville, the VBC's newest venue Mars Music Hall provides an open-floor plan, with a balcony overlooking an oversized stage.  With a 1,200-person capacity - this intimate setting offers great acoustics for a variety of events ranging from concerts to comedy acts and everything in between. This addition was part of an ongoing expansion project approved by the Huntsville City Council in June 2017.
  • VBC Partners with TVA and Huntsville Utilities for Air Quality Improvement Initiative
    • In an ongoing effort to enhance the facility and increase safety for guests and staff, the VBC partnered with Tennessee Valley Authority and Huntsville Utilities to improve the air quality. The project included the replacement of existing air filters with higher efficiency HEPA MERV 13 rated filters, and the installation of UV-C germicidal lighting inside the HVAC systems. This technology has been used in a variety of applications, such as food, air and water purification systems and is ideal for restaurants and other public facilities in helping maintain a healthy environment.
    • The VBC partnered with KultureCity to make the facility and all programs and events hosted within to be sensory inclusive.  This promotes an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and fans with a sensory issue who visit the VBC.  The VBC is the first facility in Huntsville to partner with nationally-recognized KultureCity.

2019:

2011:

  • Mark C. Smith Concert Hall receives full renovation including seating, lighting, lobby and exterior.

2010:

  • Propst Arena receives $15M renovation including seating, exterior, and expansion of lobby and concourse featuring Concessions, Bars and cook-to-order walk-up café.