In this role, Mr. Epstein will oversee the Company’s live events sales development and fulfillment efforts and develop innovative marketing programs for brand clients in the Company’s live events business.
Townsquare plans, produces and promotes approximately 550 live events across the continent each year that attract approximately 18 million total attendees. The Company owns and operates some of the nation’s largest and most popular multi and single-day music festivals, including WE Fest, Country Jam, the Taste of Country Music Festival and Mountain Jam. Through its subsidiary North American Midway Entertainment, Townsquare is the largest provider of rides, games and food concessions to fairs and festivals in North America, including the Eastern States Exposition, the Canadian National Exhibition, the Calgary Stampede, the Indiana State Fair and the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo.
“We are thrilled that Scott has joined Townsquare to lead sponsorship sales for our live events business,” commented Dhruv Prasad, Townsquare Executive Vice President, Live Events. “Scott’s outstanding client relationships, his creativity as a marketer, and his proven track record in generating revenue will enable us to grow our sponsorship base across the unique and diverse portfolio of live event properties that we have built at Townsquare, and to explore and expand into new categories.”
Formerly, Mr. Epstein was Chief Business Development Officer of Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, where he also served as President, Experiential & Activation Marketing and Executive Vice President, Sales of Non-Traditional Marketing Platforms, where he worked with a roster of clients including Fox Broadcasting, Footlocker, Budweiser, DirecTV, and Geico.
“I am excited to be joining an incredible group of talented executives at Townsquare,” said Mr. Epstein, “I look forward to participating in the continued growth of the Company and its live events business.”