Venue Coalition announces booking team reshuffle
After adding ten new arenas to its now 70-strong portfolio, 2017 was a year of “significant growth” for Venue Coalition. Now in 2018, the US venue consultancy organisation has announced two new appointments to its bookings team to keep up with its successes.
A Venue Coalition team member since 2016, Jordan Racine has been promoted to booking/operations manager for the organisation. He brings with him an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of Venue Coalition as well as previous developed experience with talent booking and festival production.
On his new role, Racine says: “I am beyond happy to be growing as a part of the booking team.
“Each day, I come to work motivated and excited about booking shows for our venue members, and I look forward to serving our clients more in this new role.”
“With the announcement of these new faces, executives at Venue Coalition are excited about both the present and the future of the organisation.”
The second new appointment to the organisation’s booking team is booking manager Teresa Guy. With over a decade of experience in the live music industry working across promoting and booking agencies and radio stations, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.
“I’m excited to join the exemplary team at Venue Coalition,” says Guy on the subject of her new role.
“Having worked on the agency and promoter side, it’s great to expand my knowledge base as a venue advocate, working on large-scale events across North America.”
With the announcement of these new faces, executives at Venue Coalition are excited about both the present and the future of the organisation. Executive vice president Andrew Prince has welcomed Racine’s promotion, saying, “We are so proud to have Jordan on our team,” whilst president and founder Jeff Apregan says Teresa Guy’s appointment is a “tremendous asset” to the company.
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Venue Coalition reaches 70+ member arenas
North American booking consultancy Venue Coalition has increased its portfolio to more than 70 arenas, after adding ten new member venues in 2017.
Venue Coalition, led by Jeff Apregan, acts as a booking ‘advocate’ for independent arenas and theatre venues, engaging with industry decision-makers to identify new business opportunities and influence tour planning decisions to the benefit of its members.
Steve Kirsner, vice-president of booking and events SAP Center (17,496-cap.) in San Jose, California – one of 2017’s new intake – says: “SAP Center management is excited to be a part of Venue Coalitionr. “In the very competitive Bay Area market, Venue Coalition will provide another outlet of intelligence, which will help keep SAP Center in the forefront as the premier sports and entertainment venue in northern California.”
“2017 was another year of significant growth for Venue Coalition”
Another new member venue is First National Bank Arena (11,704-cap.) in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Its director, Jim Brown, adds: “Venue Coalition plays an integral part of our marketing and programming strategy here at First National Bank Arena. The services and knowledge that Jeff Apregan, Andrew Prince and their whole Venue Coalition team provides is invaluable.”
Andrew Prince, executive vice-president and partner at Venue Coalition, says: “2017 was another year of significant growth for Venue Coalition. Our members are actively engaged, and together we are booking more shows than ever before.”