35 CONCERTS Joins RED TAIL ENTERTAINMENT
and a Great Plan Takes Flight
(For Immediate Release)
Red Tail Entertainment is spreading its wings.
CEO Phil Drayer is pleased to announce that 35 Concerts will merge with Red Tail Entertainment and together do business under the banner of Red Tail Entertainment. The company will consist of a presenting division, Red Tail Live! – presenting great performances in the best venues in North America, and a producing division, Red Tail Productions – creating amazing entertainment for audiences world-wide. Together, Red Tail is ready to take flight.
Marc Engel, formerly President of 35 Concerts will serve as President of Red Tail Entertainment. A performing arts veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the management and programming of theatres and performing arts centers, his career includes high profile management assignments in internationally recognized venues including Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Over the last ten years, as 35 Concerts, Mr. Engel has promoted concerts in theatres and arenas in over 60 US Cities, in venues like the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Benedum Centre in Pittsburgh, Orpheum Theatre in Omaha, the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Jackson Hall in Nashville, the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, and the Altria Theatre in Richmond. His previous experience includes promotions in Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA, among many others. 35 Concerts’ presenting history includes a wide range of shows and artists which span genres from Country and Pop to Classic Rock, Jazz and Comedy, and featuring heritage artists such as Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick, Jr., The Beach Boys, Bill Maher, and Martina McBride.
Phil Drayer will continue to serve as CEO of Red Tail Entertainment where he has produced and presented a wide variety of shows throughout North America ranging from Broadway musicals to family shows, to concerts featuring internationally recognized recording artists. Red Tail has a tremendous track record of producing and presenting events in a variety of venues, including theatres, performing arts centers and arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada. A Texas-based entrepreneur with an interest in family entertainment, he is the lead producer of the hit interactive show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live which has successfully toured North America for four years. With partner Erth Visual and Physical in Sydney, Australia, Red Tail will debut their second show, Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure in October of this year and it will tour throughout the 2018 – 2019 season and beyond. Red Tail is a producer of the Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin whose title performer, Mary Bridget Davies, was honored with a Tony Award Nomination. And, Red Tail is a member of the producing team of the national tour of Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, and produced the arena spectaculars Do You Hear The People Sing and Cirque Musica!
Mr. Drayer has been a key player in the high technology industry for over thirty years and built two publicly traded companies. He was named Top CEO by Morgan Stanley Ventures in Silicon Valley in 2000, and his second company was named one of Forbes Top 50 Best Run Companies in the U.S. Mr. Drayer’s philanthropic endeavors include twelve years of service on the Lamar University Foundation and the Engineering Advisory Council. The electrical engineering department at Lamar University bears his name.
Kelsey Young will serve as Vice President and Talent Buyer, USA East, of Red Tail Live! A graduate of Texas Christian University, Kelsey has been with 35 Concerts for the past three years where she successfully worked to initiate relationships and bookings in new regions and new venues, largely in the Southeast, Eastern seaboard and midwestern United States.
Deborah Barr is the General Manager of Red Tail Productions and oversees the day to day business and operation of their current shows, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. She has worked as a production and stage manager for dance, theatre, opera and ceremonial events for numerous companies and producing entities. She worked for many years as Events Manager at the University of Texas at Austin, and as a company manager on tour.
Red Tail Entertainment is located at 420 Throckmorton Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, phone (817) 355-0035.