A periodic peek at faces and places from across the venues universe



LIL LOVE: Lil Baby performed at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 18 and was gifted  a custom NBA Milwaukee Bucks jersey and backpacks filled with team merch for his two kids. Pictured with Mr. Baby are Fiserv Forum Marketing Specialist Cassie Ziegelbauer, left, Vice President of Arena and Hospitality Marketing Jess Mero, Senior Vice President of Booking Kate Dordick, Director of Booking Aurora Rodriguez and Marketing Manager Tessa Ruid. (Courtesy venue)

BAD IS GOOD: Erykah Badu was welcomed to Legacy Arena at The BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama, July 19 as part of her “Unfollow Me Tour.” Pictured with the artist are the venue’s Katy Knauss, left, and Nicole Klein. (Courtesy venue)

LET HER EAT CAKE:  Mohegan Entertainment President Tom Cantone congratulates country singer Lainey Wilson on her first ever arena show, which sold out Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, July 28.(Courtesy venue)

TASTYCAKE: John McCrea, left, and Ian McCurdy of Cake perform on Day 2 of the 2023 Mill Valley Music Festival at Friends Field at the Mill Valley Community Center on May 14, 2023 in Mill Valley, California. (Getty Images)

DRAKE’S CAKES: Drake brought his It’s All A Blur Tour to Fiserv Forum on August 4, 2023, and we gifted him and his crew an IAAB-themed bodega to welcome the tour to Milwaukee. The bodega was called The Blurdega and included a nacho station, Drake’s favorite snacks, custom cookies, toiletry items for the crew, candy and more. The back-of-house room was complete with customized stickers and signage to brand the space. The Blurdega was free and open for Drake’s entire tour/crew to “shop” and grab any items and snacks they needed for the remainder of the tour. (Courtesy venue)

VERY EVOLVED: The first-ever Evolution Festival was held Aug. 26-27 at Forest Park in St. Louis with over 25,000 fans in attendance. Steve Schankman and partner and longtime festival producer, Joe Litvag, collaborated on the festival, which included performances by including Brandi Carlile, The Black Keys, Ice Cube, and Sugarhill Gang. (Courtesy Contemporary Presentations/The Just Listen Company)

FAVORITE COLOR: Pink set a record for the highest attended reserved seat concert in Comerica Park history, with more than 45,000 fans on August 16. (Chris Schwegler photo)