For the past four decades Steve has been presenting and producing live events throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and currently in Tennessee. He has worked with hundreds of artists from local start-up bands to national headliners as diverse as Tony Bennett to Rat Dog. He programmed live entertainment for Ohio’s Midland Theatre and was recognized as a Top 50 Best Venue in the Columbus market. For seven years he served as Chairman of the Knoxville Jazz & Blues Festival and was the Executive Director of the Bijou Theatre in Tennessee presenting over 200 bands including the first tours of Wide Spread Panic and The Dave Matthews Band. Steve played over 40 acts on three stages for 13 years as Entertainment Director of the annual festival, ARTSFEST, along the Susquehanna River. He also presented upwards of 70 acts per year at the Forum Auditorium and Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Over the course of his career, Steve created strategic partnerships with music promoters such as AC Entertainment and Bill Rogers Entertainment Presents in various markets. These unions resulted in doubling the opportunities for artists to perform. Steve will work with artists in all genre of music, theatre and performance art. He currently promotes live concerts and special events as MASSKUS Productions. Steve has now created relationships with a number of various sized venues throughout the East Tennessee region to present these. He has just been re-elected to a two year term, President of the Smoky Mountain Blues Society, an Affiliate Organization of the Blues Foundation.
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Booking / Performance Agreements, Music Publishing, Touring, Booking, Booking Agents, Tour Promotion, Selling Music & Merch, Finding Funding, Grants, Sponsorships, Creative Ways to Monetize Your Music / Skills, Recording, Live Performance in General, Concert Production and Promotion,
Festival Production and Promotion, Marketing Your Music, DIY Album Releases, Album Release Events
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side!"
- Hunter S. Thompson