It’s Cancelled?! Why Festivals Fail (or Don’t)

Speakers

Mary Beth Elam

Jim Tobin Productions

Biasha Mitchell

Eventbrite

Kevin Shivers

WME Entertainment

Live event attendance is on the rise, driven by Millennials: 9 in 10 went to at least one event last year. Demand for music festivals isn’t slowing yet cancellations and lawsuits are becoming more common and many new festivals don’t nail the delicate balance between expected people onsite, actual attendance, and the budget defining the whole experience. Hear from folks leading some of the country’s most successful festivals about the critical importance of planning vs. real-time decision-making

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate