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 thinkers and innovators in sports and live entertainment to collectively take stock of the challenges we face and how we can move the business forward, and this sort of leadership and collaboration has never been more important than in 2021,” said Tim Leiweke of OVG, parent company of VenuesNow and Pollstar. “We believe it is critical to bring the industry together as we ramp up for the return of the live business, and we look forward to seeing everyone in Los Angeles for Live Week: Reviving Live! in June!”
Schedules for all three events as well as additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks at LiveWeek2021.com.
Combining the VenuesNow Conference, the symposium for professionals in the sports and live entertainment venue industry; Pollstar Live!, the world’s largest gathering for the live entertainment industry, now in its 32nd year; and the Pollstar Awards: A Celebration of Live will create an epicenter for the business of live events. Bridging the two conferences will be the Production Live! conference for professionals in producing and transporting live events.
Recent keynotes at the events include Jerry Bruckheimer, Mark Cuban, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber, MSG’s Jim Dolan, Feld Entertainment’s Ken and Nicole Feld, Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula, and Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel, along with such artists as Garth Brooks, Nicki Minaj, Dave Grohl, Jon Bon Jovi, Sharon Osbourne, and Khalid.
“The unprecedented gathering of the venue, sports and live entertainment sectors in person for Pollstar Live! and the VenuesNow Conference is the first step toward returning our industry to the Golden Era we have enjoyed over the past decade,” said OVG Media & Conferences President Ray Waddell. “This will be a week like no other in the history of this business.”
Designed to educate, elevate and inspire, Live Week: Reviving Live! will be focused on not only a healthy return for all aspects of the sports and live entertainment industry but also an honest look at how to help the industry be better from cultural as well as socially and environmentally conscious outlooks.
In addition to the VenuesNow Conference, Pollstar Live!, and Production Live!, Live Week: Reviving Live! will include the first Live Entertainment Job Fair and a Celebration of Live Music: The 2021 Pollstar Awards, which is based on Pollstar’s industry leading Boxoffice Reports.
All three conferences will include panels, keynotes, a trade show and multiple networking opportunities, all focused on helping the industry prepare for the return of sports and live entertainment in what most observers believe will be the busiest time in the history of our industry.