Backstage Week Of 04/24/2017


Live Nation’s Dave Clark, Rick Franks and Gary Myer, and Olympia Entertainment’s Sarah Zawalsky, Dana Warg and Cara Saam welcome Bon Jovi to Joe Louis Arena in Detroit March 29. (David Bergman/Bon Jovi Photos)

Chicago takes over Juanita K. Hammond Hall For The Performing Arts in Springfield, Mo., April 2. With the band are the venue’s Jack Wheeler (front, 2nd from L) and Keith Boaz (front, 3rd from R) and Confirmed Entertainment’s Mike Krebs (front, R).

Chris Stapleton meets with the venue’s Rosemary Selle and Edie Burke prior to his sold-out show at KeyArena at Seattle Center in Washington March 28.

Event execs Brittany Gawlik and Mallory Hines thank Dierks Bentley for performing at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at AT&T Center in San Antonio Feb. 21.

Jeff Dunham plays to a sold-out crowd at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., March 9. L-R: Tate Entertainment’s Robin Tate, Pollstar’s Chad “C-Money” Ivie and Stephanie Bridgemon and venue GM Steve Tadlock. (Mike Oberg/Pollstar)

Lee Brice rocks Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo., on his “American Made Tour” stop March 18. Welcoming him are Spectra’s Dan Triemert, Keller Taylor and Rick Hontz and Police Production’s Brad Garrett.

Luke Bryan plays Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida April 7. Welcoming him are HUKA Entertainment’s A. J. Niland, Evan Harrison and Dan Merker. (Courtesy of Tortuga Music Festival)

Tanya Tucker and venue exec Kelly Berehulka celebrate Tucker’s sold-out show at Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 15.

Venue execs Drew Taylor and Will Beekman welcome Dionne Warwick to the F.M. Kirby Center For The Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., March 4. (Doug Seymour)

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