Shannon Elliott has seen the live industry, and the ticketing sector along with it, change several times over her 27-year career at Lexington Center Corporation, the company that encompasses Rupp Arena, the Lexington Opera House and the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Continue Reading Ticketing Stars 2022: Shannon ElliottRead More
It was 2002 when Brent McNamee came to the rescue after his boss called on him to train the box office manager of the new John Labatt Centre, now Budweiser Gardens, in London, Ontario. Continue Reading Ticketing Stars 2022: Brent McNameeRead More
Like many during the pandemic, INTRUST Bank Arena’s Christy Kerekes found herself in a position where she had to step up, but also was given the chance to prove herself.
Alysha Miller grew up as a Bucks fan, having started with the recent NBA champs in 2016 when they still played at the Bradley Center, and says that while getting caught up in the day-to-day of work and looking at the whirlwind of the pandemic, the last couple of years look like a blur. Continue Reading Ticketing Stars 2022: Alysha MillerRead More
When Jennifer Rodgers was a student at the University of Rhode Island studying for a degree in public relations, little did she realize her part-time job working in the campus box office would be the beginning of a stellar career in the industry. Continue Reading Ticketing Stars 2022: Jennifer RodgersRead More
Over the past 30 years, Jim Koplik has been principally involved in building four amphitheaters in Hartford and Bridgeport, Connecticut, Darien Lake in upstate New York, plus one at a ski resort outside Scranton, Pennsylvania. Continue Reading Opening Opportunities Koplik Remains Active With Northeast ShedsRead More
Having already been an integral part of the highest-profile arena opening of its time, the formation of two major sports franchises and the beginning of the Las Vegas residency era, Brenda Tinnen was somehow, in a way, just getting started. Continue Reading Hall Of Honor 2021: Brenda TinnenRead More
Jimmy Koplik points to multiple landmark concerts he’s promoted over 53 years in the live music biz.
Continue Reading From Summer Jam ‘73 To Last Play At Shea, Koplik’s Special Moments
Jimmy Koplik braced himself for the punch. It was the 1980s and Koplik, the veteran concert promoter, was chatting with Graham Nash backstage before a Crosby, Stills & Nash show in Springfield, Massachusetts.
David Crosby appeared in the dressing room, recognized Koplik and charged at him. Continue Reading Hall Of Honor 2021: Jimmy Koplik