Kevin Lyman, Creator and Founder of the Vans Warped Tour, set to visit Bay State College next week

By on April 14, 2014

The Music Industry Club and Audio Engineering Society are co-hosting a great event on Wednesday, April 16th.  The creator and founder of the Vans Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman will be visiting campus and speaking with students about production, marketing, and sponsorships for the tour. 

Kevin Lyman began his career booking bands for his university and as a roadie for then unknown acts such as the Untouchables, The Bangles and Bad Religion. After college, Lyman began working with up-and-coming independent promoter Goldenvoice, serving as production manager for seminal punk rock and metal bands such as The Germs, Metallica, Circle Jerks, Anthrax and Jane's Addiction.

Kevin is best known as the producer and creator of the hugely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music and extreme sports festival in the world today. Now in its 14th year, the tour reaches more than 600,000 kids each summer, and has spawned a host of imitators. The “punk rock summer camp” has introduced audiences to artists such as No Doubt, Sublime, Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Eminem and Fall Out Boy among hundreds of others.  With the Vans Warped Tour, Lyman pioneered the successful integration of corporate sponsors with the extreme lifestyle, creating a blueprint for sponsorship integration widely duplicated in the marketplace today.

This is a great opportunity for our Entertainment Management students to ask questions of an industry expert and for any student who is a fan of the Vans Warped Tour. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
31 St. James, 2nd Floor Lobby
Free and open to all Bay State College students (not open to the public)