Tag archives: FestForums

Future Fests: Forum and Writers 
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 13, 2024

Santa Barbara-based FestForums hosts its seventh iteration on February 15-17, moving again this year – from the Music Academy to the Mar Monte oceanfront resort. The convention is a business-to-business gathering of festival producers, organizers, and industry leaders representing a wide variety of offerings – Coachella, SXSW, Sundance, Burning Man, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Woodstock, Austin City […]

FestForums Fun
By Richard Mineards   |   February 14, 2023

The sixth annual FestForums, which serves the festival industry from ticketing, sponsorship, programming, sustainability, and marketing, hosted a boffo bash at MOXI for 300 guests to mark the launch of the two-day event in Santa Barbara. “It’s beyond my wildest dreams,” said Laurie Kirby, co-founder and president. “It is a magical event and the first […]

4Qs: Forever Young with “Get Together” Singer
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 7, 2023

If Jesse Colin Young never sang another song besides “Get Together,” his place in rock history would be assured. Indeed, the ‘60s feel-good, quasi-protest song is so iconic that FestForums has borrowed it as the title of their tribute concert to the late producers of Woodstock and Newport Folk & Jazz festivals. Young will both […]

FestForums Living Legend Award
By Joanne A Calitri   |   November 14, 2019

Winning a Living Legend Award at the annual FestForums Santa Barbara is film director Penelope Spheeris. A not-to-miss three-day event is filled with a VIP Speaker Line-Up that includes Steve Baltin from Forbes Magazine, former World Surfing Champion Shaun Tomson, Skip Martin (Kool & the Gang, The Dazz Band), Jon Anderson (Yes), Grammy Songwriter Ray […]

Taking it to the Beats
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 1, 2018

Eddie Tuduri’s life turned upside-down when the same thing happened to his body during a surfing accident off Carpinteria back in 1997. The former drummer for The Beach Boys, Rick Nelson, Engelbert Humperdinck, and many other acts broke his neck and was paralyzed. But his recovery began as soon as he was transferred to The […]

FestForums Goes to 11 with Harry Shearer & Maureen Ford
By Joanne A Calitri   |   November 1, 2018

The 9th semi-annual FestForums (FF) Santa Barbara takes place November 14-16, at the Hilton SB Beachfront Resort. Its full-on educational and entertainment programs address cutting-edge technology, sponsorships, talent, ticketing, scheduling, working with brands, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation, and safety. FF truly is unique as it unites festivals and events from around the world of all […]