Candace Mandracia is joining AEG Presents as Senior Talent Buyer for Las Vegas, making the move over from San Diego, where she previously worked for Live Nation.
Mandracia will be focusing on booking The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, which recently opened. She will be operating out of AEG Presents’ Las Vegas Office.
“I am extremely grateful to AEG Presents and (AEG Presents Las Vegas Senior VP) Bobby Reynolds for giving me the opportunity to be able to work with such an amazing team in Las Vegas. It is exciting to see the return of live events and I can’t wait for artists to experience The Theater at the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas,” Mandracia said in a statement.
In her previous work Mandracia has been charged with overseeing the booking and operating of stadium, arena, amphitheater and casino concerts, and she has been nominated for “Casino Talent Buyer of the Year” by IEBA and the G2E Conference in Las Vegas.
Live Nation CEO and president Michael Rapino called Mandracia “a rising concert force” in 2015, playing off the headline of a profile written by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Mandracia also performs with the band No Knife, which has toured with Jimmy Eat World and Cursive.
AEG Presents confirmed last week that it has begun the process of returning furloughed staff to work and is preparing for a return to touring.