Jim McCue Joins Venue Coalition As Senior Booking Adviser

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Jim McCue

Industry veteran Jim McCue has joined entertainment consulting company Venue Coalition as senior booking advisor. In his new leadership role, McCue will focus on talent relations and booking among the company’s 100-plus member venues across North America.

“I am extremely excited to join the Venue Coalition team as a senior advisor,” stated McCue, who was SVP, Sports & Entertainment at ASM Global for the past decade. “I look forward to using my knowledge and extensive relationships with agents and promoters to drive more event and revenue opportunities to our members, many of whom I’m grateful to call friends.”

McCue’s extensive experience includes 16 years as an agent at ICM, followed by executive levels at major venues and companies including Palace Sports and Entertainment, Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, House of Blues in Colorado and ArenaNetwork. He is a two-time Pollstar Award winner for facility executive of the year, with other awards including Venues Today’s Hall of Headlines and Ticketmaster’s Platinum Ticket. At his most recent role at ASM Global, McCue oversaw booking and national support for 75 arenas, 60 theaters and seven stadiums, according to the announcement.

“To say we are thrilled to have Jim onboard would be an understatement,” says Andrew Prince, CEO of Venue Coalition and ArenaNetwork. “His wealth of knowledge as an agent, promoter, producer, and venue manager will be invaluable to our diverse clientele and his impeccable reputation in the industry precedes him. As our membership continues to grow, we remain committed to providing independent venues with increased booking opportunities, insightful competitive intelligence, and greater industry visibility. The addition of Jim to our talented team will be beneficial on many levels.”

In May, Venue Coalition promoted Julia James to director of booking, focusing on booking and business development for new and current venue clients. She joined the company in 2019 and has quickly risen at the company, going from from booking assistant to booking coordinator to booking manager before being named director of booking.

McCue can be reached at (805) 494-0020, [email protected].