Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists: Molly Zidow, VP of Operations, Danny Wimmer Presents

Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists

Molly Zidow, VP-Operations, Danny Wimmer Presents

Panel: The Future Of GA: What Are The Implications?
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 16 at 11:15 a.m.  

Molly Zidow
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Other Panelists: Paul Bassman, Managing Director, Higginbotham; Rutger Jansen, SVP, Production & Operations, Insomniac Events; Phil Quist, Music Agent, CAA; and Peter Shapiro, Founder, DayGlo Ventures

Molly Zidow currently works as VP of Operations at Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the leading independent rock promoters in the U.S.  She has been at DWP since 2019, coming most recently from Superfly where she had worked since 2011. Prior to that she worked as an Event Services Representative at KeyArena in Seattle and General Manager for White River Amphitheatre in King County, Wash.  

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.


Proudest Moment In Your Career?
Molly Zidow: Opening up a brand new venue-White River Amphitheatre and more recently having a successful run of festivals in Louisville, KY in 2019 at a new venue-Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center. Three festivals in three weekends in a row: Hometown Rising, Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life.

Why Everyone Must Go To This Panel?
We are all excited to bring back live events-but there is a lot to navigate. This panel will be a good place to learn what others are doing and hopefully gain knowledge of best practices to implement at your events.

The Story You Will Tell?
That there isn’t one policy or plan that works across the board. Producing events in different states/markets means that there isn’t a one-size fits all way to approach things.

The Story You Won’t Tell?
I don’t think there isn’t anything that’s not on the table for discussion.

What May Cause Tempers To Flare?
 I don’t think anything. Hopefully productive conversations will happen! 

The Question You Hope Is Asked?
So much focus is on getting the fans back-but we have the artists and the staff to consider as well.  What will backstage look like this year? 

What Do You Dread Most About Going Back To Shows?
Lots of stress being ready for shows and festivals again-but the good outweighs the bad! I did my first (socially distanced/pod style) events a few weeks ago and I was excited to be back and see people having the opportunity to enjoy live music again!