Koka Picks Outback

Officials at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., announced Nashville-based Outback Concerts as its preferred promoter.

The deal calls for a minimum of 10 Outback-promoted events at the SMG-operated amphitheatre in 2009.

For the past seven years, House Of Blues/Live Nation was the 7,000-seat shed’s preferred promoter.