• Saturday | October 26, 2019 •
6pm
Registration & Credential Desk opens
JW Marriott Level 2

• Sunday | October 27, 2019 •
10am
Registration & Credential Desk opens
JW Marriott Level 2

1pm
Award Winners Power Panel
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

For our annual roundup of industry trends, we recruited four of IEBA’s 2018 Industry Award winners to debate the big questions facing live entertainment and spotlight top-of-mind topics to watch for during our 2019 conference. Continuing consolidation, eco-friendly initiatives, non-traditional entertainment, new international markets, and touring in an election year are all on the agenda.

Panelists:
Becky Colwell, Greek Theater (Amphitheater of the Year)
Ali Harnell, Live Nation (Promoter of the Year)
Roger LeBlanc, Madison Entertainment (Festival Buyer of the Year)
Jim Mallonee, House of Blues (Club Buyer of the Year)


2pm
Promoter 101: Live Podcast
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

Dan & Luke bow out with the final live installment of their Promoter 101 podcast. Since its launch in 2016, Promoter 101 has hosted more than 150 podcasts and interviewed such industry luminaries as Michael Rapino, Marc Geiger, Alex Hodges, Mark Campana, Marsha Vlasic, and Bob Roux — whose live episode from IEBA 2017 was a conference highlight.

The guys return to IEBA this year with a very special guest (to be announced).


3pm
Tell It Like It Is: 3 Agents in Conversation with 3 Buyers
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

4pm
Opening Reception with Paradise Artists
The Cannery Ballroom

with open bar & local fare plus live performances


6pm
Paradigm Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

8pm
APA Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

10pm
Live Performances
The Cannery Ballroom

• Monday | October 28, 2019 •
9am
Registration & Credential Desk opens
JW Marriott Level 2

9am
Breakfast for Attendees
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

9:50am
IEBA Annual Membership Meeting
Griffin Ballrom, JW Marriott Level 2

10am
Keynote Q&A
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

11am
Breakout Sessions
Symphony Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

 

1. Corporate 360
Panelists:
Jeff Jarrett, Contemporary Productions
Debbie Meyers-Shock, BRAVO! Entertainment
Rick Whetsel, G7 Entertainment Marketing

 

2. Terms & Conditions: How Redlines Impact Bottom Lines
Panelists:
Jason Bernstein, AEG Presents
Tim Epstein, Duggan Bertsch, LLC
Frank Page, CWA Management

 

3. Big Time Opportunities in Small Cap Rooms
Panelists:
Amanda Bonafine, Professional Facilities Management
Rick Hanson, Historic Theater Group
Nate Kranz, First Avenue
Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery
Aaron Zimmerman, Tobin Center

Moderated by Abby Wells Baas, WME

 

4. Back to Basics: FAQs about Offers & Contracts

Hosted by Andrew Farwell, Outback Concerts


12:30pm
Conference Connect: Chat ‘N Chew Luncheon
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2
The working lunch, elevated to a networking event. On the menu: focused conversations at a table specifically-seated with conference attendees who share interests.

2:30pm
Breakout Sessions
Symphony Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

 

1. Festival Trend Report 2019: 4 Highlights and Lots of Insight
• Sustainability

• Cannabis Festivals

• Data & Technology

• Sponsorship Activations & Unique Revenue Streams

 

2. Casino Entertainment: The Value of a Talent Buyer
Panelists:
Deana Baker, Choctaw Casino Resorts
Ryan Frohberg, Casino Del Sol Resort
Kell Houston, Houston Productions
Lori Otelsberg, Signature Entertainment

Moderated by Andrew Blank, C3 Presents

 

3. I’ve Been Using Data to Find Artists … Since Before It Was Cool
Panelists:
Aly Ehlinger, C3 Presents
Kieran Manzi, Variety Attractions
Jenn Yacoubian, Goldenvoice

Moderated by Joe Giordano, Jr., BOK Center

 

4. Beyond the Rider: 7 Questions Every Buyer Wants to Ask
Panelists:
Emily Bragg, Tour Manager for Bon Iver
Drew Magid, Tour Manager for Imagine Dragons
Marne McLyman, Tour Manager for Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn

Moderated by Kevin Meyer, MiEntertainment


4pm
Special Session for Independent Promoters -AND- Tertiary Markets
Mercy Lounge
Panelists:
Lynn Carlotto, Leon’s Centre
Marty Elliott, Miller Theater
Don Kronberg, NiteLite Promotions
Eve Paras, Orpheum Theatre
Michael Pugh, Premier Productions

Moderated by Kim Bedier, Tacoma Venues & Events


4pm
Special Session for Fair Buyers
High Watt
Panelists:
Danny Aguilar, Delaware State Fair
Lance Alleman, WME
Gene Cassidy, The Big E
Sara Shelton Novak, Triangle Talent
Justin Watada, Greeley Stampede

Moderated by Mallory Hines, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo


5pm
Yacht Rock Party
The Cannery Ballroom
Yes, it’s the kind of music you can listen to while wearing your ugliest Hawaiian shirt, that reminds of magenta-hued sunsets and high-calorie daiquiris. We’re talking about yacht rock — that monolith of soft, jazzy rock that ruled AOR radio and still holds our hearts with a mustachioed grip. No hypnotic rave beats tonight – just smooth sailing on a sea of saccharine sincerity and magical melodies.

with live performances by Nashville Yacht Club Band and Pablo Cruise


6pm
CAA Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

8pm
UTA Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

10pm
The Kinkead Entertainment Agency Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

• Tuesday | October 29, 2019 •
9am
Registration & Credential Desk opens
JW Marriott Level 2

9am
Breakfast for Attendees
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

10am
Agents Power Panel
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

If there was an industry catchphrase in 2019, it might have been diversity. On the road, that translates to more non-traditional offerings in addition to the touring staples of pop and country. For 2019’s installment of our most popular panel, we’ve enlisted specialists who have paved paths to headlining sellouts with comedy, Latin, family shows, and podcasts.

Panelists:
Sara Bollwinkel, Paradigm Talent Agency
Bruno del Granado, CAA
Jay Williams, WME


11am
Agents Alley ** plus ** Promoters Alley
Symphony Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2
IEBA’s Agents Alley is a trade show like no other. In two short hours at 80 booths, buyers have the opportunity to meet with hundreds of agents who represent virtually every artist touring nationally in the upcoming season. IEBA’s Agents Alley is a concentrated marketplace for entertainment professionals who buy, book, and sell talent. The buying starts here.

1pm
Lunch for Attendees
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

2:30pm
Hip-Hop Power Panel
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2
Hip-hop is fueling the recording industry’s resurgence and runs the game when it comes to overall music consumption. It surpassed rock to become the most popular music genre in 2016, and Nielsen’s 2019 mid-year report declares urban music’s dominance with 30% of total streams. Thanks to such chart-topping artists as Lil Nas X, Post Malone, Khalid, and Juice WRLD, on-demand streams are up nearly 40% from 2018.

There may be no more vital and influential genre in music today, and its stars may be inherently more compelling than any other’s. Any questions about hip-hop’s supremacy revolve around touring. As the next wave of hard-ticket headliners hits arenas, we ask the experts how they’ve tackled the unique challenges of taking hip-hop artists from emerging underdogs to ticket-selling heavyweights.


3pm
National Touring Power Panel
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2
Ah, the tour offer. No longer just for stadium and arena headliners, artists at every level are accepting guaranteed income across x number of cross-collateralized dates. When a promoter joins the artist’s team, they bring of a robust set of tools that includes experience, data, and consistency. How do centralized systems of marketing, ticketing, VIP, and production provide a powerful lever to elevate a tour? Does a single-promoter relationship secure any long-term success on the road?

And how do venues get to play on that touring team? How do they differentiate themselves in a multitude of routing options?


4:30pm
Pre-Ceremony Cocktail Hour
JW Marriott Level 2

5:30pm
Honors & Awards Ceremony
Griffin Ballroom, JW Marriott Level 2

IEBA is pleased to induct Rod Essig, Kevin Lyman, Larry Vallon, and Steve Dahl (posthumously) into its Hall of Fame at this year’s Honors & Awards Ceremony. In addition, The Delaware State Fair will be inducted on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

Seventeen industry awards will recognize outstanding achievement and commend those who work outside the spotlight.

IEBA’s Honors & Awards Ceremony is a free private event for conference attendees.

Hosted by Illusionist Mike Super


7-9pm
Dinner Break

9pm
WME Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances