In a history going back more than 40 years, Marcel Avram has established himself as one of the world's most renowned personalities in the international concert business. There is scarcely a world star that hasn't successfully completed at least one tour with Marcel Avram as promoter.
In the past 30-plus years, Perloff, president of Berkeley-based Another Planet Entertainment, has booked everything from a Weekend show to a Rolling Stones world tour. Perloff says his team created Outside Lands to be a permanent fixture in Bay Area culture.
Harvey Goldsmith is an English performing arts promoter. He is best known as promoter of rock concerts, charity concerts, television broadcasts for the Prince's Trust and more recently the Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Cellar Door Nightclub was a partnership between Jack Boyle and Sam L'Hommedieu, Jr. They went on to found Cellar Door Productions which became the largest concert promoter from Baltimore to Florida, with offices in Washington DC, Ft. Lauderdale FL, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Detroit, MI. Boyle continued with SFX after it was purchased by Clear Channel Entertainment and is now retired.
Michael Cohl is a Canadian concert promoter, theatrical producer and touring impresario. He is the former Chairman of Live Nation. Cohl now runs S2BN Entertainment, with offices in Miami and Toronto. Having been named the Howard Hughes of rock ‘n’ roll by Fortune magazine, Cohl is most famous for having overseen the tours and related ancillary businesses for more than 150 artists.
Since 1979, Bill Silva Entertainment has produced over 10,000 events from small clubs to major stadiums all over the world. Universal Studios' concert division bought BSE in 1999, which was later purchased by House of Blues Concerts. Bill Silva left that venture in 2003 and re-formed Bill Silva Presents as his own entrepreneurial company.
Jam Productions, Ltd. is the largest independent producer of live entertainment in the United States. Jam, located in Chicago, Illinois, is a forty-year-old concert and special events producer. Jam has worked with every top name in the music industry; from Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and The Grateful Dead to Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Bob Dylan to Mumford and Sons, Adele, Zac Brown Band and thousands of others.
Michael Chugg, executive chairman of Chugg Entertainment, a pioneering figure in Australia's music industry, but he's also been the leading flag-bearer for international acts down under for decades. In 2008, the Sydney-based Chugg Entertainment division toured Elton John, Keith Urban, John Fogerty, Santana, Feist, Sinead O'Connor, the Kooks, and Jason Mraz.
For the past 30 years he has transformed young hopefuls – such as The Commodores, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner, through to Pink and Katie Melua among many others – into superstar box office attractions.
Charles Attal serves as Partner of C3 Management and Promotions. Mr. Attal founded Charles Attal Presents (CAP) as an independent promotion company based in Austin, TX. C3 creates, books, markets, and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer.
Hurwitz, and his partner Richard Heinecke in I.M.P. Productions, have been independent promoters for over 30 years. They own the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., operate the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland, and promote concerts in virtually all third party venues in Washington and Baltimore. I.M.P. is also the promoter of the Virgin Mobile Festival in the region.