Category: Faces & Places

Indie Promoters Form LiveCo

Five leading independent promoters have consolidated as LiveCo to develop new live events, artists and attractions, as announced exclusively by Pollstar on Jan. 31. Under the leadership of CEO Brian Becker, BASE Entertainment, Premier Productions, Icon Concerts, Rush Concerts and Peachtree Entertainment are part of the new venture with financial backing by Waterland Private Equity. Continue Reading Indie Promoters Form LiveCo

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The Artist Take: Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey Breaks Down Beantown Venues

When it comes to true sons of Boston, Ken Casey wears the distinction with pride.

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UPDATE: Becky Colwell Named GM Of Kia Forum, VP At Intuit Dome

Geni Lincoln, who started her career in live at Universal Amphitheater for House of Blues Entertainment (which became part of Live Nation during her tenure) returns to Live Nation as president of the California region, the company announced Oct. 19. The move comes after Lincoln spent nine years at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, where she rose to general manager and senior vice president of live events. Continue Reading UPDATE: Becky Colwell Named GM Of Kia Forum, VP At Intuit Dome

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VNC: Q&A With Meka White Morris

IN HER OWN FOOTSTEPS: Meka White Morris, the daughter of hall of fame NBA guard Jo Jo White, ran track at the University of Kansas, her father’s alma mater, but she’s blazed a path in sports business and is now chief revenue officer of the MLB Minnesota Twins. Twins’ Chief Revenue Officer Shares Insights From 18-Year Career On Day 2 of the VenuesNow Conference, Meka White Morris, the Minnesota Twins’ chief revenue officer, sat down with Oak View Group executive Dan Griffis for a one-on-one conversation about her multifaceted career. Over the past 18 years, Morris, the daughter of basketball hall of famer Jo Jo White and a former track athlete at the University of Kansas, has worked in sales for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Oakland Raiders, Live Nation, Legends and Learfield IMG College. Dan Griffis: What is the one part of our career that you would’ve done differently… Continue Reading VNC: Q&A With Meka White Morris

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Emerald City’s Vibrant Theater Scene Continues To Flourish (Market Focus: Seattle)

Originally a roughhewn seaport for loggers and treasure hunters, Seattle, Washington, is a modern mecca for arts enthusiasts with a live music scene centered around the Emerald City’s numerous and diverse clubs, theaters and signature entertainment complex Climate Pledge Arena.

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Market Focus Seattle: Arena Action

The crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest has fully emerged as a Silicon Valley-esque economic powerhouse, fueled by big tech and e-commerce and advancing the city’s reputation as highly educated with a high standard of living.

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