A weekly look at faces and places from across the venues universe.

KENNY ON THE COAST: Night three Gulf Coast Jam headliner Kenny Chesney is pictured Saturday at the sold-out Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, Florida, with Jessica Sheldon, left, John Robert Sheldon, Gulf Coast Jam COO Mark Sheldon, executive producer Rendy Lovelady and Angela Branham. (Credit)


THE FIRMAMENT: SoFi Stadium’s Adolfo Romero, left, Christy Castillo Butcher, rear, and Laura Arjon, right, presented Grupo Firme with custom ‘attendance championship’ belts and jackets to celebrate their breaking the stadium’s attendance record for a Latin band or artist on May 27. The Mexican septet grossed $7,601,105 from 50,361 tickets sold. (Will Navarro // SoFi Stadium)


CAN’T STOP PARTYING: Weezer kicked off the first date of its summer tour at Railbird Music Festival last weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. The two-day, C3 Presents event at The Infield at Red Mile featured Kentucky native Tyler Childers and Zach Bryan along with more than 30 artists performing on three stages. (Nathan Zucker photo)

HUMOR IN HOLLYWOOD: Taylor Tomlinson played three sold-out shows, produced by Nederlander Concerts and Outback Presents, at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on April 29. Pictured backstage are Rena Wasserman of Nederlander Concerts), Tomlinson, Abigail Fulkerson of Outback Presents and Judi Marmel of Levity Talent. (Courtesy Nederlander Concerts)

HA*ASH MARK: To commemorate their YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park sold out show on May 26, Ha*Ash was presented with a sold out ticket to commemorate their the YouTube Theater show on May 26. Pictured with the band are Manuel Moran of Live Nation Touring, left, Russell Gordon of YouTube Theater, Luana Pagani of Seitrack USA  Management, Emily Simonitsch of Live Nation Concerts) and Alex Gigliotti of YouTube Theater, SoFi Stadium, and Hollywood Park. (Wes and Alex // YouTube Theater)

GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU: Los Angeles Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez declared May 25, 2023, “The Cure Day” in LA and presented Robert Smith with a commemorative plaque before the final show of The Cure’s sold-out three-night stand May 23-25 at the Hollywood Bowl. Also pictured are Live Nation Entertainment SVP of Booking, California Brian Smith, left, Bill Silva of Live Nation Hewitt-Silva, Carole Kinzel  of CAA and Andrew Hewitt  of Live Nation-Hewitt Silva, right. (Randall Michelson/Hewitt Silva-Live Nation)

HAIL ATLANTIS: I.M.P Chairman Seth Hurwitz ceremonially cuts a guitar string  to open The Atlantis in Washington, D.C.  on May 30 as Sam Hurwitz, left, Jordan Grobe, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Fred Hurwitz, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and I.M.P. COO Donna Westmoreland look on. (Courtesy venue)

DOUBLE DUTY: Myke Towers threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field on Saturday, May 27.(Ino Pascual photo)

THE DAY AFTER: He delivered an electrifying performance at Sueños Music Festival in Grant Park the following day. (Ino Pascual photo)

HALLOWED HALL: Dead & Company’s May 8 show at Cornell University’s Barton Hall reprised the Grateful Dead’s celebrated show there nearly 50 years ago to the day. The show raised over $1 million each for MusiCares and the Cornell 2030 Project. (VN Staff)


VOLUNTEERS OF ITHACA: Student crew members watch the crowd and Dead & Company at Cornell University’s Barton Hall May 8, 2023 . (VN Staff)


MIXING: Tool’s agent John Brannigan, left, JoAnn Armstrong of Venue Coalition and Nederlander Concerts CEO Alex Hodges got together at the IEBA Mixer in Los Angeles. IEBA has three mixers each year, in Nashville, LA and New York. (Courtesy IEBA)

MINGLING: Jeff Olson, left, Tommy Ginoza, Mike Goldsmith and Hallie Yavitch are pictured at the IEBA Mixer in LA. The next one is Aug. 7 in New York. (Courtesy IEBA)

IEBA NATION: George Derrington, left, and Marko Divic of Live Nation flank Ryan Taalbi of mediaLiberated at IEBA’s LA Mixer. Members may bring guests to the thrice-yearly gatherings. (Courtesy IEBA)