Florida Promoter Joe Lambusta Dies

Joe Lambusta, 67, one of Orlando, Fla.’s major promoters of the 1980s, died suddenly July 10.

No more details were available at press time.

Lambusta began LNS Productions in Orlando in 1971, then became partners with Cecil Corbett, forming Beach Club Booking, which eventually merged with Jack Boyle’s Cellar Door.

Through it all, Lambusta handled the biggest shows to come through the central Florida market, from The Rolling Stones to Pink Floyd. He was the catalyst behind the Rock Super Bowl concerts at the Tangerine Bowl and the shows at the Orlando Sports Stadium.

He formed Magic Productions in the ’80s, where he brought major acts to arenas and stadiums around the Orlando area. Artist manager Charlie Brusco noted to Pollstar that he owes his career to Lambusta because of his early efforts on behalf of The Outlaws.

When consolidation took hold in 1999, Lambusta moved to a career in real estate and was active with Seniors First, which delivers meals to the needy, but kept close ties with his music industry acquaintances.

A memorial will be held today at Collison Family Funeral Home in Winter Park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mass will be held tomorrow at Saint Peter and Paul Church in Winter Park at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at Louie and Maria’s Restaurant.