Blue Note to change ownership

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COLUMBIA - The Blue Note and Mojo's music venues will change ownership over the next three to six months.

Richard King, the owner of the venues, signed a contract on April 24 transferring ownership to Majestic Live.

Majestic Live is owned by Matt Gerding and Scott Leslie. The company is based out of Madison, Wisconsin and produces a multitude of shows and concert series in the city. Gerding is an MU alum who said thay he, along with Leslie, shares much of King's business philosophies.

"We intend to continue the incredible legacy left to us by Richard, and we are very grateful for his guidance and frienship through the transition," Gerding said.

King intends to make the transition as smooth as possible. "The Blue Note and Mojo's will not skip a beat," said King.