Stephen Brush, PAA Founder, Brings Back Exclusive Concert Experience While Following Social Distancing Guidelines
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee – Redefining the ideals of a world affected by COVID-19, Patriot Artists Agency took a leap of faith in the right direction to bring fans in Middle Tennessee to ‘Ladies of the ’80s,’ a live, socially-distanced concert event held on the beautiful estate of The Governors Club in Brentwood, Tennessee, Friday, September 18th.
The show featured ’80s powerhouse headliner Taylor Dayne, delivering her smash hits “Tell It To My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back”, and “Prove Your Love.” Tiffany and Lisa Lisa transported fans back to tubular times in true social distancing style with “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Head To Toe,” “Lost In Emotion,” and “Let The Beat Hit ‘Em.” The night was emceed by a DJ who weaved other throwback favorites into the mix between sets and on into the night.
Under the light of the stars and tucked in between rolling hills, the stage was set with temperature check stations and food trucks lining the venue. VIP pods lined the hills with safe distance and passageways between each row. Each entertainer performed their hit singles as fans sang along under face masks and grooved to the beat of the night in their designated areas, separated 8 feet apart.
“I decided it was time to create and adapt and get on with living! I want artists, crew, and of course, my colleagues working again,” shares Patriot Artists Agency Owner, Stephen Brush. Ladies of the ’80s has offered that feel-good social distanced experience that brings people to a happy place safely. Based on this proof of concept being so successful, we are looking to produce 15-20 of these driving range concerts throughout the US for the remainder of the year and then look to produce 50-75 of them next year.”
“When Stephen approached me about the event, I saw an opportunity to demonstrate that live events can return in a safe manner,” said production manager Mark Kocourek. “We were able to implement the CDC guidelines and Event Safety Alliance best practices. We brought in a COVID Compliance Officer to oversee the implementation of temp checks, mandatory masks, and social distancing. Our detailed plan allowed the audience to safely enjoy a high-quality performance for the first time since March. It was a pleasure to have a great event and prove that our industry can evolve during these trying times.”
This blast from the past experience, masterfully presented by Patriot Artists Agency, stands as a light at the end of the tunnel for the music and entertainment industry. ‘Ladies of the 80s,’ allowed fans to relive simpler times and was designed with strict but easily adhered safety precautions, making future events possible in a similar fashion. As a key industry provider, Patriot Artists Agency continues to present live entertainment as it used to be, bringing fans one stellar show at a time.
The next ‘Ladies Of The ’80s’ event is set for Houston, Texas on November 14, 2020.
About Patriot Artists Agency:
Patriot Artists Agency is a full-service talent agency priding itself on big agency representation with a boutique approach, offering artists a full scope of representation with a concentration on live touring and events. Our talent buying services for brands, corporates, and events have secured top name talent for top name companies. Keeping our clients, partners and team is paramount at PAA. We take a very personal approach to all of the clients we represent as booking agents. You will get personalized and on-demand service regularly. Whether routing or creating grand world tours, we handpick events and venues which suit the artist’s needs and schedule with maximum return. PAA can help make your corporate entertainment the talk of the meetings. We will source the perfect client to entertain for your meetings, cocktail hour, or signature event. PAA will liaise with your internal team or produce the event for you to make sure all goes fabulously. Because of the boutique nature of PAA, we are in a unique position for talent management. It is a very hands-on environment in the office and the artist and their team would be well taken care of. We are very selective in the artists we represent so they are top of mind all the time, not just a small percentage vying for attention. For more information and to keep up with future events, please visit patriotartistsagency.com.
About Stephen Brush:
Stephen Brush has over 20 years of experience in the music industry initially working at record companies such as Polygram and Elektra. Later he moved into a role at ICM (International Creative Management) and started as an agent in the contemporary music department representing such notable acts as Nas, India.arie, Laura Branigan, Rick James, Tracy Morgan, and countless others. After a 6 year run at ICM, Stephen moved on to start his own agency (International Artists Agency) and ran that for 10 years until a former ICM colleague and he developed Patriot Artists Agency.
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.@patriotartists brings #LadiesOfThe80s to the Governors Club in Brentwood, Tennessee on Friday, September 18th