Warped Tour Founder/Producer Kevin Lyman to Present Keynote for Pro Production Sessions at the 2018 NAMM Show

by Michael Eddy
Kevin Lyman. Photo by: Lisa Johnson
Kevin Lyman. Photo by: Lisa Johnson

Timeless Communications, publisher of Projection Lights & Staging News and FRONT of HOUSE magazines, is pleased to announce Kevin Lyman as the keynote speaker of the Pro Production Sessions presented by PLSN and FOH at the 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA. The Pro Production Sessions join a suite of professional development opportunities that will be taking place at the NAMM U Education Center at the Hilton Anaheim, located next door to the Anaheim Convention Center. The sessions are free to NAMM registrants.

The keynote session is set for Thursday, January 25 at 1 p.m. Here’s a description:
Kevin Lyman Speaks on The Evolution of Festivals in Today’s Music Industry. This insider presentation by the highly esteemed Lyman (founder/producer of The Warped Tour; CEO/Founder 4Fini) will look at where the music festival fits in today’s music industry landscape. Lyman’s talk will address some of the changes happening as traditional festivals evolve reflecting modern culture and also where and how do festivals fit along an artist’s career path today.

“From the moment we partnered with NAMM we were committed to ensuring that the Pro Production Sessions offered leaders in bringing together the performance and production community,” remarked Terry Lowe, president of Timeless Communications, Corp. “Kevin Lyman is without question one of the true leaders in the industry. After 35 years, he continues to be a step ahead of where the live entertainment industry is going. I believe his keynote presentation is a must attend session at NAMM for anyone — artists, producers, promoters and production teams — interested in learning how to navigate the next phase of live music festival events.”

Kevin Lyman has shaped youth culture for over three decades with his award-winning expertise in the music and entertainment industry as well as business and philanthropic ventures. Lyman is best known as the creator of the Vans Warped Tour, which can be considered one of the most socially influential music tours in the U.S. He pioneered the successful integration of corporate sponsors with the extreme lifestyle, creating a blueprint for sponsorship integration widely duplicated in the marketplace today. Lyman’s production agency, 4Fini, uses this blueprint to produce some of the most influential events in the world including branded festivals and custom events. For his philanthropic efforts, Lyman was recognized as the Billboard Touring Awards Humanitarian of the Year (2009), an honoree at the Grammy/MusiCares MAP Fund gala (2011 and 2014), and was inducted into the Top Dog Touring Hall of Fame at the Tour Link Conference (2012).

The Pro Production Sessions presented by FRONT of HOUSE and Projection Lights & Staging News magazines will give both early career and established professionals the chance to learn from some of the top names in the industry.

As part of its alliance with The NAMM Show, Timeless Communications has arranged a special registration rate of $25 for industry professionals. To register, please go to: The 2018 NAMM Show Registration site at https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/attend and enter Promo Code: TCC@NAMM