Live Nation Entertainment has tapped Los Angeles talent buyer Brian Smith to collaborate with the company's Southern California booking team in programming venues in L.A. and the Southland.
Smith most recently served as the talent buyer for the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif.
He will work alongside Live Nation's L.A. team of promoters -- consisting of Bill Silva, Andy Hewitt, Emily Simonitsch, Nick Masters, Eric Herz, Rich Best and Greg Siegel -- to book such venues as the Wiltern, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Hollywood Palladium, Gibson Amphitheatre and the Avalon. The team also assists with booking in Las Vegas and San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena and Open Air Theatre.
“Given Brian’s creativity and his deep artist relationships, we are thrilled to welcome him to Live Nation/Southern California and think that he’ll be a great addition to the team," Live Nation president of North American concerts for Southern California/Las Vegas Bret Gallagher said in a statement.