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Today is the last issue of year two of Back of House. Next week we’re kicking off year 3 with an exciting BOH giveaway. Slight hint it may involve a Pelican.


No More Hidden FeesA bill approved by the New York state senate requires ticket sellers to reveal ticket price plus fees when advertised. The law will no longer allow sellers to disclose fees at the final stages of the checkout process in small discrete text.

Venue Funding Venues are still struggling to reach 100% operational status. With staffing shortages and last-minute cancellations, venues are slowly recovering from the impact of the pandemic. In addition, government-backed funding will need to be used by June 30th.  

Post-Festival SymptomsA study conducted by Yale shows that music festivals impact and increase fans' generosity towards one another. According to the experiment, these impacts can last for nearly six months. Another excuse to attend more festivals!

Pollen Layoffs Recently highlighted for raising $150 Million in funding in April, the curated experience company Pollen, has made almost 150 roles redundant 

Concert Food DeliveryDoorDash is now the official delivery partner of ASM Global. Fans will now set their pickup location to select venues and skip the line for top-notch service.  

SeatGeek Cuts TiesSeatGeek has announced its intent to remain private and mutually decided to end the business combination plan to go public with RedBall. 

Crypto TourBinance will sponsor the Weeknd's tour, promoting crypto and bringing fans access to event-specific NFTs.

Irelands First Green FestivalDoolin Folk Festival will be Ireland's first carbon-neutral festival hosted in an eco-friendly venue, the Barn of Hotel Doolin. Festival efforts will include compostable materials, renewable energy, and nearly 500 trees planted post-event.  

Record-Breaking YearInternational festivals are proving to have record-breaking years and a strong return. Rock am Ring has sold out, selling 90,000 festival tickets to their event this past weekend.

Christmas FavoriteDid Mariah Carey write All I Want for Christmas Is You? The artist is currently in the midst of a $20 million lawsuit to get to the bottom of the beloved Christmas song's authenticity.

Team San Jose is looking for an assistant director of ticketing to lead box office operations.

Green Cactus, an event sponsorship agency, is hiring for a part-time sponsorship and marketing coordinator position with the possibility of transforming into a full-time job.


Do you primarily attend venue shows or festival events?


Last Week's Results:

38% of BOH readers

worked at a music festival on memorial day weekend. 

Festival Expansion, Global Tour, Lineup Drop

The Grass is Greener has announced that the festival will take place over four dates and in four separate Australian locations.

This fall, Panic! at the Disco will kick off their ‘Viva Las Vengeance’ global tour. 

The 2022 Summer Night Concerts series lineup is here. The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Fair will host names from The Beach Boys to TLC.

Credit: LG PattersonRoots N Blues Festival is on track to hit pre-pandemic attendance levels. Trio Presents put in incredible efforts to keep the festival vision alive during eventless years. The event is coming out the other side strong, and the co-founders’ story highlights the drive and passion our industry has for the craft of bringing experiences to fans.



Looking for this year’s festival fanny pack? Cotopaxi offers fanny packs to sunglasses. The brand has announced its partnership with True Colors United to raise funds and awareness to alleviate poverty for LGBTQ youth and youth of color.

 The jury is out on whether or not Elvis impersonators will be legally able to have a presence on the Las Vegas strip. If you want to get married by the King, do it before it's too late.

 Cash App has released a new program to fund up-and-coming artists.

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