Karen Rappaport McHugh created the family area for the AEG/Goldenvoice produced Stagecoach Festival, the largest country music festival. She is the owner of Muddy Girl Productions, a marketing and events company focused on creating ancillary entertainment for music festivals. She has provided her expertise to other festivals including Kaaboo Festival in San Diego and to artists, including Ziggy Marley, who are seeking to appeal to a family demographic. Prior to forming her company, she was the Marketing Director for Storyopolis, a company founded by Paul Allen. She also held positions at Rogers & Cowan, Ogilvy & Mather NY among others and for clients ranging from consumer products to celebrities to entertainment industry entities. As a Board Trustee for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy, she created the first children’s music series for The Grammy Museum and launched the annual family concert for Grammy-nominated children’s artists, which continues today.
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