Pollstar Live! Details ‘When The Going Gets Weird: Why Former Road Gurus Move Into Management’ Panel For 2022 Event

– Pollstar Live! 2022
Pollstar Live! returns in February.

Pollstar Live! returns to its typical February calendar slot in 2022, and the industry conference has started to announce programming for the upcoming event.

For “When The Going Gets Weird: Why Former Road Gurus Move Into Management,” six prominent figures – Monotone’s Brian Cross, mtheory’s Amy Davidson, AEG Presents’ Alicia Karlin, Mick Management’s Zeke Hutchins, Sofi Tukker’s Heather Ryan and moderator Eric Mayers of Red Light Management – will convene to discuss the increasingly blurred line between those in offices plotting tours and those on the road getting them done.

“Throughout the history of music touring there’s long been a gulf between those strategizing in the offices and those on the road tasked with turning that strategy into reality,” reads the panel’s description. “Increasingly, that gulf is evaporating as the industry is now seeing music professionals with actual road experience shift into management positions, proving the old Hunter S. Thompson adage to be true: when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

Other panel topics for Pollstar Live! 2022, which returns to Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Feb. 7-9, “This Is Not a One-Off: Making Sense of the New Normal,” “Booking 2022 Was Crazy. Is This What They Mean by Roaring ‘20s?,” “How the Next Era of Music Festivals will Be Safe, Sustainable, and Sold Out” and “The Future of Live Events is Clean and Green.” The conference will also feature a keynote Q&A with Pitbull.

In recent years, Pollstar Live! has featured top industry executives including Michael Rapino, Coran Capshaw, Eddy Cue, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Carole Kinzel, Tariq Cherif, Lesley Olenik, Marc Geiger, Sara Bollwinkel, Marsha Vlasic, Judi Marmel, and Oak View Group founding partners Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff.

The 2021 edition of the festival, held in June due to the coronavirus pandemic, featured Casey Wasserman, Amy Corbin, Peter Shapiro, comic Sebastian Maniscalco and many more.

For more information about Pollstar Live! 2022, visit the event’s website.