Backstage Week Of 01/22/2018


Facility execs Hilarie Szarowicz and Alison Goodyke welcome Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 10. (Courtesy Van Andel Arena)

Arkells play Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, Nov. 25. With the band are eOne’s Sarah Osgoode, APA’s Jack Ross, the venue’s Brian Ohl, Last Gang Entertainment’ s Ashley Poitevin, Goldenvoice’s Elliot Lefko, eOne’s Meghan Symsyk and the venue’s Corey Margolis.

Billy Joel plays a sold-out show at Moda Center in Portland, Ore., Dec. 8. With him are the venue’s Courtney Gifford, Kevin Merlet, Howard Zukerman and Hilary Gorlin. (Bruce Ely/Rose Quarter)

Old Dominion gets some new swag prior to its show at Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va., Dec. 7. With the band are the venue’s Mike Fryling, Bowery Presents’ Rick Mersel and the venue’s Nick Byer. (Jeff Moore)

Kane Brown plays to a packed house at Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., Dec. 15. L-R: the venue’s Martha Earls, Red Mountain Entertainment’s Trevor Starnes, Brown and Red Mountain’s Kaitlyn Franklin.

City National Civic’s John Ciulla and Nederlander Concerts’ Jennifer Anderson welcome Lindsey Stirling to the San Jose, Calif., venue Dec. 20. (Aron Cooperman)

Luke Combs makes a stop at Florida Theatre in Jacksonville Dec. 15. With him are the venue’s Kevin Stone and AEG Presents’ Aryn Gallaher.

Snoop Dogg takes part in the Kings Of The West concert at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Dec. 1. Welcoming him are FKOA Presents/Bobby Dee Presents’ Bobby Drieslein and Jim Filipan and the venue’s Russell Gordon.

Tony Award-winning Sutton Foster performs at Miller Theater in Augusta, Ga., Jan. 6 for the venue’s grand re-opening gala. With her are the venue’s Marty Elliot and Bob Papke.

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