Indie Promoter Patchwork Presents Adds Cleveland Masonic, Hip-Hop Talent Buyer

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Patchwork Presents, the independent talent buyer and venue consultant announced in January, has added two venues to its portfolio in TempleLive Cleveland Masonic and Salt Lake City’s Soundwell, while adding talent buyer Michael Horowitz as head of hip-hop/R&B.

“We are really excited to be working with our new partners in these important touring markets,” Patchwork co-founder David Poe says. “Our goal is to continue to bring top tier talent nationally into independent venues and events. When we launched Patchwork, we knew we had something unique to bring to the table as an experienced independent organization booking select markets, building with key local teams on the ground. We feel really good about the response we received from venue owners nationwide, utilizing sound booking strategies and look forward to our continued growth and client successes over the coming years.”
The 2,600-capacity Cleveland Masonic is owned by TempleLive and was recently operated by Live Nation. TempleLive also owns venues in Wichita and Arkansas.
“I’m really excited to be working with this iconic room, it was built in the 20s. it’s a beautifully restored theatre and there isn’t a bad seat in the house,” Poe tells Pollstar, adding that he just saw two nights of Cody Jinks at the venue, which features “amazing sound.”
Patchwork’s Chad Whitehead will handle talent buying at the 600-capacity Soundwell, also handling the Tower Theatre and Beer City Music Hall venues in Oklahoma City for the company.  
Patchwork has also partnered with veteran talent buyer Michael Horowitz of Phoenix-based Universatile Music to book hip-hop and R&B artists throughout its family of venues nationally, as well as working on events of all genres throughout the Arizona region. 
Patchwork will also co-promote events at Tobin Center in downtown San Antonio, Texas, which features a multipurpose 1,730-seat hall (2,047 with flat-floor configuration).
Newly hired junior talent buyer Adam Majewski joins Patchwork’s New York City office from the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans.
Patchwork was formed as a partnership with Oakland-based Ineffable Music Group, which puts on more than 2,000 shows per year and books shows at California venues including The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, Cornerstone in Berkeley and the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma and led in part by president of the company Thomas Cussins.