Category: Industry Events

NFL Security Chief: COVID-Driven Tech Will Stay

New technologies for health and safety protocols cost NFL teams money, but the additional layers of protection will remain, the league’s top security official says.

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Live Week: Reviving Live! Set for June 14-17

Event combines VenuesNow Conference, Pollstar Live!, Production Live! VenuesNow and Pollstar on Thursday announced Live Week: Reviving Live!, which will combine the VenuesNow Conference, Pollstar Live! and Production Live!  Reviving Live! will mark a major step forward in the return of the global live entertainment industry with critical in-person meetings and events June 14-17 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Key figures confirmed to participate in Live Week include Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke, Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw, CAA Music Division Head Rob Light, NIVA/First Avenue Productions President/CEO Dayna Frank, Bandit Lites CEO Michael Strickland, Women Nation President Ali Harnell, TD Garden President Amy Latimer, Cleveland Cavaliers/Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse CEO Len Komoroski, entertainment attorney Berkeley Reinhold, and Roadies of Color United co-founders Bill Reeves, KC Jackson and Dave “5-1” Norman. “Our goal once again is to bring together the most powerful […]

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Bahn to Run

 MOLOTOW COCKTAIL: The venue is usually one of the busiest during the festival but this year will likely host only about a half-dozen bands a day. (Alexander Schliephake) How Hamburg’s venues are preparing for a pandemic-proof Reeperbahn Festival Reeperbahn Festival is planning a pandemic-proof edition. While the conference part of the Sept. 16-19 event will take place online only, live concerts are scheduled to go ahead in Hamburg, Germany — at greatly reduced capacities and featuring mostly local bands. Organizers are planning about 120 concerts as well as 30 program items from the fields of arts, word and film. They’ll use 20 venues, including, as things stood in mid-August, five open-air stages. The approved open-air capacities vary between 30 visitors in the Molotow Backyard and 850 visitors in front of a newly created stage on the Heiligengeistfeld, an area used for exhibitions in Hamburg’s St. Pauli quarter. Indoor venues’ approved […]

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Showlight Takes a Long-Term View

Representatives of the lighting industry were scheduled to meet in France in May 2021. (Getty Images) Citing recovery time for industry, conference looks to 2022 Nomadic lighting conference Showlight announced its 2021 edition won’t take place because of the uncertainty surrounding the lifting of government-imposed restrictions resulting from the threat of COVID-19. The next edition of the quadrennial event would have taken place May 22-25 in Fontainebleau, France. Even if the restrictions are lifted soon and would technically allow for an event such as Showlight, which attracts 400 professionals from the lighting industries, to go ahead, organizers anticipate companies and individuals across the industry will require a recovery period in the coming months. VenuesNow reached out to Julie Harper, PR and marketing consultant for Showlight, to inquire more about this decision, which runs counter to what many in the industry have been doing: waiting until the last moment, until there […]

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Video: Digital Sessions With Brad Mayne

IAVM leader describes how his group is lobbying Congress on behalf of members Brad Mayne stays busy these days coordinating conference calls with legislators to seek federal aid for public assembly venues and working with task forces to support his 7,100 constituents as they navigate the long, dark tunnel of COVID-19 to reopen their facilities. Mayne, president and CEO of the International Association of Venue Managers, spent one hour last week with VenuesNow discussing the shutdown of live events; its affect on IAVM members among the hundreds of arenas, stadiums, convention centers and amphitheaters; and where things are headed for the industry as a whole. “We’re doing a lot of lobbying with the House and Senate,” Mayne said. “We’ve hosted well over 30 phone calls with folks such as Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez and Mitch McConnell. We’ve applied for two things: an extension for that (stimulus) money as well as […]

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Venue Managers Share Virus Preparations

SIGN OF THE TIMES: A Miami Heat fan looks over a coronavirus poster outside the restroom before an NBA game at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday. The league announced last night that it was suspending its season because of the COVID-19 threat. (Getty Images) All say they’re fielding calls asking about cancellations, postponements As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues its spread across the U.S., venue managers who gathered in Los Angeles this week for a regional industry association meeting said calls are pouring in from organizers and promoters seeking to cancel or postpone events or inquire about both. During a town hall-style discussion at the International Association of Venue Managers Region 7 Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, some attendees said they were miffed that government officials in some jurisdictions have moved to prohibit large gatherings with little or no consultation with facilities severely affected by such decisions. Several who […]

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