Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists: Lance ‘KC’ Jackson, Roadies Of Color United International

Lance KC Jackson
– Lance “KC” Jackson

Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists

Lance “KC” Jackson, Roadies Of Color United International 

Panel: Roadies of Color/Inclusivity on the Road & At the Show (Production Live!)
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 15 at 10:15 a.m. 

Other Panelists: Moderator: Charlie Hernandez, President, QED Productions; Co-Founder, JustABunchOfRoadies; Tina Farris, Founder/CEO/Tour Director, Tina Farris Tours; Rebekah Foster, Owner, Ujima Sound Productions Ltd.; David “5-1” Norman, Tour Director/Tour Accounting, Tour Forensics; Bill Reeves, Co-Founder, Roadies of Color International; Malcolm Weldon, Production Manager, Just A Guy Pushing Boxes

Lance “KC” Jackson is the production stage manager for the legendary R&B group Earth, Wind And Fire. He is also one of the co-founders of the Roadies Of Color United Social Network and Professional Association. His career spans over 40 years in the Entertainment Services and Live Concert Touring Industries.

Over the years Jackson has learned to wear many hats to stay active in the game everything from FOH Engineer, Monitor Engineer, Electronics Tech, Audio Tech, Truck driver, Guitar Tech, Keyboard Tech, Stage Manager, Production Manager and Tour Manager. He’s worked with A list, gold and platinum artists including The Gap Band, Larry Graham, Rick James, Cameo, Marvin Gaye, Jeffery Osborne, Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle and Justin Bieber, to just to name a few.

This year’s Pollstar Live! conference will revive live as the concert business is gearing up and the return to normalcy appears well under way. With some of the best talent and minds in the business gathering once more in Los Angeles June 15-17, you won’t want to miss the networking opportunities, insightful discussion and, of course, the Pollstar Awards honoring the best from the live entertainment world. 

Pollstar Live! kicks off with Production Live!, the one-day companion conference that features insightful panels and discussions from industry professionals on all topics related to staging live events including lighting, video, staging and stage management, sound technique, concert production, video, regulations, security and more.

Click here for the Production Live! schedule and here for the Pollstar Live! schedule


Proudest moment in your career?

Lance “KC” Jackson: To finally be able to give something back to an industry that has blessed me to become who I am.

Why must everyone go to this panel?

To share ideas, enlighten one another and discuss how we together can make this industry better.

The story you will tell?

How I got here.

The story you WON’T tell?

Dwelling too much on the negatives of the past.

What may cause tempers to flare?

Hearing the truth.

The question you hope is asked?

Where do we go from here and how can I help.

What do you dread most about going back to shows?

The prospect of broken promises and things that remain the same as they were pre COVID.