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


LIT IN BOULDER: Dead & Company added some trick plays Monday night (July 3) for the last of three shows at Folsom Field at the University of Colorado in Boulder, including an appearance by Dave Matthews, below, and a drone display, above, that wowed the 40,000-plus in attendance. (VN staff photos)

STRONG TEAM: On hand for the topping out of Co-Op Live in Manchester, England, were Gary Roden, left, Co-Op Live executive director and general manager; Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham; Ferran Soriano, CEO of City Football Group), Co-Op Live Director of Marketing Communications Amanda Jennings; and James Wimpenny, executive director, BAM Construction. (Courtesy venue)

MUCHOS PESO: Amalie Arena in Tampa hosted a sold-out Peso Pluma show on June 23. Pictured backstage are Amalie Arena Director of Event Marketing Angela Lanza; Robert Peavy, manager of event services; Kelli Yeloushan, senior director of event management; Peso Pluma; Bobby Dee Presents Executive Director Ryan Lace; Samantha Diaz, arena manager of event booking; and Melanie Caceres, BDP marketing manager. (Courtesy venue)

PERFECTION: ASM Global Assistant General Manager Chris Machuta presents Dude Perfect with a certificate of donation to Kids’ Food Basket as a thank you for playing Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on June 29. (Courtesy ASM Global).

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: The Sphere lit up for the first time in celebration of Independence Day on July 04 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 366-foot-tall, 516-foot-wide venue, the largest spherical structure on Earth, features an Exosphere with a 580,000-square-foot display, the largest LED screen in the world, and is expected to open later in this year. (Greg Doherty/Getty Images)