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Arena Network appoints new booking director

Arena Network, the association of US arenas and large theatres, has appointed Justin Kujawa as booking director.

In his new role, Kujawa, who joins from Nederlander Concerts in Los Angeles, will focus on identifying and pursuing national and regional bookings for the association’s 40-plus member venues.

Before joining Nederland Concerts, where he booked some of the premiere concert venues in California (including the Greek Theatre, Vina Robles Amphitheater and the Forum), Jujawa worked for 17 years at Live Nation, starting his career in operations at Deer Creek Music Center in Indianapolis and working his way up to talent buyer.

“I’m looking forward to driving more content to our venues”

“My years of experience as a talent buyer in many different markets throughout the country has provided me with a unique perspective to help Arena Network’s venue members,” says Kujawa.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to build strong relationships with agents and promoters alike, and I’m looking forward to driving more content to our venues and getting to know many new markets and venue execs in the process.”

“We are thrilled to have Justin joining our team,” adds Arena Network CEO Andrew Prince. “As we all navigate this unprecedented time and venues welcome back fans, having someone with his experience and knowledge will be an incredible asset to all our members. We couldn’t be happier to have Justin with us as we continue to grow our membership and services.”


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Two new appointments for Arena Network

Arena Network, an association of 32 North American arenas, has made two hires.

Natalie Caplan (pictured) – previously Arena Network’s director of entertainment – has been promoted to vice-president of entertainment, assuming a position left vacant by Tina Suca, who left recently for Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, the new co-operator of Manhattan’s Webster Hall.

Prior to joining Arena Network, Caplan worked for Nederlander Concerts as director of artist relations at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Replacing her as director of entertainment is Denise Gonzales, who joins from Live Nation’s LA office, where she was project manager for touring. She starts in her new position today (8 May).

Arena Network member venues include the Honda Center (18,336-cap.) in Anaheim, California; Webster Bank Arena (10,000-cap.) in Bridgeport, Connecticut; American Airlines Center (20,000-cap.) in Dallas, Texas; Golden 1 Center (17,608-cap.) in Sacramento, California; and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (14,000-cap.) in Spokane, Washington.


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