Congratulations, Louis, on 50 tremendous years. “Big Tip Of My Hat.”
Not too many promoters can say 50 years in this business and still be at top of the game. Seems like yesterday we were celebrating your 20th Anniversary at Numbers, right after you hired me at PACE and Laura and I moved to Houston.
You have been a mentor, a partner, a competitor at times, and always a great friend.
You gave me a very big opportunity early on, trusted in me and introduced me to many of your closest relationships over 30 years ago: my now-dear friend Howard Rose, Marsha Vlasic, Wayne Forte, the late Mike Farrell, and so many others. Thank you.
Taught me “Buy Two Shows,” because the artists are always worth more in the end than you think in the beginning. It’s served me well.
Lots of great moments and memories over the years, “some” late nights (actually maybe more than “some,” but that was when we were younger – or was it?) and here’s to many more. Always loads of fun. It certainly was never dull.
You have a ton to be so very proud of, and Laura and I are both so happy for you, your entire family and your MTG Team.
Thank you, sincerely, my friend. You have my deepest respect and a huge congratulations on your 50th year in the concert business.
– Bob Roux | President of U.S. Concerts / Live Nation
L ouis Messina has built an empire based on instinct, guts, vision, humility and a sincerity that is contagious.”
– Dennis Arfa
CEO / Artist Group International
F ifty years later and Louie
is still one of the best in the biz.
– Michael Rapino | Pres. & CEO / Live Nation
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 16: Founder, Messina Touring Group Louis Messina, President, U.S. Concerts, Live Nation Bob Roux, and Founder and Chairman Artist Group International Dennis Arfa attend Pollstar Impact 50 2019 at 1 Hotel West Hollywood on May 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Pollstar)