Today marks the start of the Event and Arena Marketing Conference in Tulsa, Okla. While Amplify is proud to once again serve as a sponsor of the team-building event, we are unfortunately unable to attend this year. We apologize. The all-volunteer organized event is one of the best in the industry, and we hope everyone has a great time with their hosts at the BOK Center.

Today we have a great article on a high school auditorium in Westport that played host to some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll history. The “High School That Rocked” is the tale of how a promise to make prom free brought iconic bands like The Doors, The Animals and Cream to a small Connecticut high school in the late 1960s.

We’ve also got a story about how the death of an alpaca is preventing an EDM festival from returning to a Texas town and how a program for U.S. veterans has led to the distribution of over three million tickets to military families. We’ve also got a small item on the Ticketfly/Eventbrite sale and tour updates for The Weeknd and Van Jones.

Dave Brooks
Follow Me

Dave Brooks

Founder & Executive Editor at Amplify Media
Dave Brooks has over 15 years experience as a writer, including eight years as the Managing Editor of Venues Today. He started Amplify in 2014 to give the industry its own voice and turn up the volume on live entertainment.
Dave Brooks
Follow Me

Latest posts by Dave Brooks (see all)