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Four Takeaways From Pollstar Live!

Senior Vice President, Jeff Jarrett attended Pollstar Live!, the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professionals in the world. Panelists included Irving Azoff and Nicki Minaj in addition members of leading entertainment agencies including C3 Presents, Paradigm, William Morris, Paradigm and more. Here are our four biggest takeaways from the conference: 1.  Are we in […]

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Contemporary 50 – Medusa Logo

As you may know, 2018 was a huge milestone for Contemporary – our 50th year in business! While searching through old memorabilia last year we found a framed t-shirt with our original “Medusa Head” logo from the 60’s. Unsurprisingly, we didn’t have a digital version so we tasked our new Art Director, Sierra Hughes, with […]

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Event Recap – SLAM Gala

We’ve partnered on some breathtaking events with the Saint Louis Art Museum, but this year’s Peace Pop Love gala was our favorite. Guests were transported back to the 60’s. The event transpired across multiple spaces culminating with a blow-out bash in Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory featuring South Carolina’s Power 2 Party band. As always, the […]

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Featured Artist – FatPocket

Today we’re featuring FatPocket, a 10-piece party band featuring razor sharp rhythms, hot horns and powerhouse vocals. Having received virtually all available accolades (Knot Best of Weddings, 2-time Riverfront Times Best Cover Band, 2-time St. Louis Magazine A-List Party Band of the Year and more), FatPocket continues to play dozens of weddings, corporate events, clubs, […]

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Featured Artist – My Friend Mike

For this featured artist post we sat down with our friend Mike Schlipp, the leader of the accurately titled wedding band, My Friend Mike. Don’t believe us? Just check out their reviews on the Knot. After working together on a handful of events in 2013, we agreed that we should be working together more and […]

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Featured Artist – The LustreLights

For this installment of our Featured Artist series, we chatted with Kara and Dan of The LustreLights. We’ve known Kara for many years as a featured performer in wedding bands and jazz ensembles throughout the region and were excited to meet with her early last year to discuss her next steps. After lunches over some […]

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All Access Pass: Episodes 6-10

Watch episodes six through ten below of All Access Pass!   Episode 6: Fox Theatre – Frank Zappa   Episode 7: The Saint Louis Pop Festival   Episode 8: Original Investors Episode 9: The Big Break Episode 10: Bernadette Peters

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New Artist – The Schwag

We are excited to add The Schwag to the Contemporary Productions exclusive roster of entertainers. The Schwag is widely recognized as the definitive Grateful Dead tribute show and performs 150 shows a year, coast to coast. After meeting with The Schwag leader, Jimmy Tebeau, it quickly became apparent how working together will be a benefit […]

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All Access Pass: Episodes 1-5

We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2018. This video podcast will include fifty stories detailing the ins and outs of the entertainment industry from the perspective of one of the largest promoters of all time. Watch the first five episodes below and follow along on Facebook. Episode 1: The Grateful Dead Episode 2: Fair […]

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