Backstage Week Of 08/21/17


Chris Stapleton brings “The All American Road Show” to the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., June 22. With him are the venue’s Jeff Nickler, Casey Sparks and Meghan Blood. (Courtesy BOK Center)

Festival directors Allison Watson (2nd from L) and Carissa Caruk-Ganczar welcome The Cadillac Three to Dauphin’s Countryfest in Dauphin, Manitoba, July 1.

Jackson Browne and Greg Leisz bring the “Somewhat Acoustic Tour” to City National Grove of Anaheim in California July 29. L-R: the venue’s Candi Lombard and Leonora Hill, Browne, Nederlander Concerts’ Rena Wasserman and Alex Hodges, Leisz, the venue’s Adam Miller and Nederlander Concerts’ Mike Goldsmith. (Les Mattia)

James Taylor makes a stop at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, July 31. With him are Live Nation’s Danny Eaton, Dallas Cowboys’ Chad Estis, CAA’s Brian Greenbaum and Live Nation’s Anthony Nicolaidis.

Facility execs grab a moment with Kendrick Lamar before his sold-out show at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 19. With him are the venue’s Dennis Grove, John Page, Chelsey Scalese, Bianca Maldonado and Michael Sulkes.

Lamb Of God kicks off its summer tour with Slayer and Behemoth at The Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn., July 12. With the band is the venue’s Cyrus Pansch.

Infinite Energy Arena’s Marcia Powell, Kim Kettler and Robin Ali welcome New Kids On The Block to the Duluth, Ga., venue July 14.

REO Speedwagon are given Jacksonville Jaguars jerseys prior to the band’s sold-out show at Dailey’s Place Amphitheater in Jacksonville, Fla., July 20. With the band is Jaguars coach Doug Marrone.

Event exec Lexia Chamryk meets with Billy Currington during Country Thunder USA at Twin Lakes, Wis., July 20. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)

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