A gigantic f***ing night

Today's read ...




With the festival season winding down and our bodies feeling wound down, it’s time to start thinking about recovery and a bit of self-care. We reached out to our friends at Optimized Health for some tips on how to get back into a healthy routine.


Credit: Accessible FestivalsAccessible & FreeAccessible Festivals announces the launch of the Dan Grover Memorial Ticket Grant program, providing free tickets to festivals such as Lollapalooza, ACL, BottleRock, Rolling Loud NY, and others to people impacted by temporary, newly acquired, or lifelong disabilities. The program, honoring the late Dan Grover of See the Show, works with events with well-established ADA Compliance programs. For more or to donate to the program, visit the website.

Epic Taylor Hawkins TributeDave Grohl promised, “a gigantic f***ing night for a gigantic f***ing person,” as he and the Foo Fighters opened the 6-hour tribute concert for late band member Taylor Hawkins at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. True to his word, the concert, which included Paul McCartney, Queen, Liam Gallagher, Wolfgang Van Halen, and Hawkins’ 16-year-old son, Shane, was a night to remember.

Investing in SustainabilityLive Nation invests $5 million in Turn Systems, a sustainable company that provides reusable cups, collection bins that open by scanning a code at the bottom of an empty cup, and its own fast dishwashers to lessen its environmental footprint. Pilot events saw varied cup return rates from 58-93%.

Tipping Point for Merch SellersWith the rise of credit card purchases at shows, so are the tips merch sellers are getting, causing a stir over who should get the tips and how much. Some tours are pooling tips and are controversially tipping out other tour members, including some who never set foot in the venue.

Fund RaiseAfter scrapping its plan to go public via SPAC earlier this year, SeatGeek announced a $238 million Series E round of funding and a $1 billion pre-money valuation. The ticketing platform beat its 2021 forecasts and is on track to more than double revenue in 2022. SeatGeek has received a total of $400.1 million in funding over 11 rounds to date.

More Music NFTsTicketmaster has begun to focus on bringing NFTs to its music business with a partnership with Dapper Labs and its Flow blockchain. The NFTs are, "designed to enhance pass holders’ experiences – and afford ‘organizers an entirely new way to engage with fans attending their events."

$ Power Up Music venues in the UK are facing the threat of permanent closure due to escalating energy costs and are calling on the new Prime Minister for help. “Energy bills have increased over 300% for over 80% of businesses within the nighttime economy,” and their bills will only increase with colder months ahead.

Closing TimeFlorida Georgia Line took their last Cruise together at the Minnesota State Fair last week, announcing that the duo was officially breaking up after 10 years. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly will each pursue a solo career.NOFX is also planning to shut down, proclaiming that 2023 - their 40th anniversary - will be their final year, and while no details have been announced, the band’s final show is rumored to be in LA.

New Houston FestWe Are One Music & Arts Festival announced DJ Tiësto, DaBaby, Gucci Mane, Martin Garrix, and Alison Wonderland as headliners for its inaugural event. The Houston, TX festival, originally planned for the spring, but postponed to the fall, will take place November 12-13.

Industry ProfileCheck out Forbes’ profile of Meagan Deschenes, Executive Producer at HARD Events, as she discusses what it takes to book talent at all of Insomniac’s events.

The Live Nation Entertainment Marketing & Data team is looking for a Director of Strategy to lead a small team and work on end-to-end strategic projects in collaboration with partners across the business.

Insomniac is hiring a Seasonal Site Experience Production Coordinator to coordinate the technical and personnel aspects of the Site Experience department while supporting and coordinating with the Production/Project Managers and Director of Site Experience.

 Rolling Loud’s Info / Lost & Found team is looking for an event contractor who is excited about helping guests and can remain calm in stressful situations. This person must be available to work on-site from 9/23 - 9/26, pays $300/Day and includes travel and lodging. If interested, you can send an email here.

Should merch sellers get to keep 100% of the tips?


Last Week's Results:

watched the VMAs.

Troublesome Tours

  • Feist drops off the Arcade Fire tour due to allegations of sexual misconduct against Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. Fans are calling for the tour to be canceled completely.

  • The Fugees Reunion Tour that was originally canceled for Covid-related reasons is now been tied to Pras Michel’s alleged money laundering scheme and upcoming federal trial.

  • The Weeknd’s fans couldn’t hear his voice as he abruptly stopped his concert at SoFi Stadium on Saturday night. He promised fans their money back and a make-up show. It’s unclear if any future dates will be affected.  

While festival season can be fantastic, it can also mean struggling to create balanced routines or maintain the healthy rituals at home that make you feel your best. Our friends at Optimized Touring have 5 Health Tips After Festival Season to help you jump back into a realistic health routine.

#1) Own Your Morning Routine: You could say the way you start your day is the way you will feel today. Even 10 minutes of grounding yourself and easing into the day will make a difference. Reading, journaling, meditation, a walk or workout are all great options.

#2) Cook the Majority of Your Meals: When you cook, you'd never throw in the hidden ingredients, added sugars, or gallons of salt and butter, you'd find at a restaurant. Making simple, healthy meals is the most immediate way to feel better. Bonus points if half your plate is veggies.

#3) Find Your Accountability Partner: This will help you stay consistent while adding a fun social element. This is often a key to sustainable health routines!

#4) Create Your Workout Routine: Don't jump into daily crushing workouts that leave you depleted! Identify what you enjoy (sports, weights, yoga, running, etc.) and make that the foundation of your routine. This will help with consistency, and then throw in occasional new and challenging workouts to push yourself and mix things up.

#5) Establish a Consistent Sleep Schedule: Proper sleep is the foundation of everything you do. Every piece of your life becomes easier when you are well-rested. Don't ignore it!

Optimized Touring provides health and wellness coaching for the music industry. Visit: OptimizedTouring.com or follow them @OptimizedTouring for more info or to book a free consultation.

 The Event Safety Alliance is hosting OSHA 30 General Industry Training, specifically geared towards those in the live events and entertainment industry. The live, online, 8-session course starts October 4th. 

 VenuesNow Conference, October 5-7 in Austin Texas


to people around the world


Listen to infinite mixtapes.


A polymath circus artist, chef, coder, photographer, and product developer explains how to master new skills.


This mural pays tribute to a beloved neighbor who kept the neighborhood clean.

Questions or comments?

Like BOH? Share it with friends!