Mike Evans Goes To Live Nation

Mike Evans, one of the most significant executives of facility manager SMG, has shifted to the world’s largest promotion company. Evans was named Live Nation’s president of arenas June 21.

Evans will be responsible for managing Live Nation’s dealings with the company’s North American arena partners, according to a statement, and will report to Live Nation CEO of Concerts Jason Garner. Evans was the longtime exec VP of sports and entertainment for SMG where he was responsible for heading the company’s booking division for stadiums, arenas and theatres worldwide. His background includes tour management and concert promotion.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Wes Westley and the entire SMG team for the last 10 years, and feel that my experience there created the perfect platform to launch this new phase of my life and work at Live Nation,” Evans said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to continue my successful relationships with the many hardworking professionals who help create great shows at arenas throughout North America.”

Evans was not immediately available for further comment. Evans was based out of SMG’s headquarters in Philadelphia.  Evans is working from Live Nation’s Philadelphia office and can be reached at 610 784-5400.