Episode 52: Performing Arts Centers Make Ready for First Casino in MA


In 2018 the first casino in Massachusetts opens in Springfield. Tina D’Agostino, President of the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation, joined us last year to discuss what the addition of a casino could mean to the city, its performing arts centers, and their audiences.

Tina DagostinoTina D’Agostino is the President of Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation (SPADC), the non-profit management company that operates CityStage & Symphony Hall in downtown Springfield.

D’Agostino began her career with SPADC in 2001 as Director of Marketing. She became the General Manager of CityStage & Symphony Hall in 2010 and held that position until she was promoted to President of the organization in 2012.

Primarily responsible for talent buying, fundraising, and public relations, D’Agostino also oversees operations at both venues. She works with a small and dedicated staff that works tirelessly to bring arts and entertainment to these downtown theaters and host a variety of events for other community organizations.

D’Agostino graduated from Bay Path College, attended UMass/University Without Walls, and holds a Certificate of Arts Administration from the UMass Arts Extension Service. She has served on the Springfield Cultural Partnership and WTCC boards, and she is a member of the Jimmy Fund Council of Western Massachusetts. She is an avid gardener, runner, and proud Mom of Taylor and Carlie. A Springfield, MA native, she is especially excited about the renaissance of downtown Springfield.

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