Steve Finkel, GM of Live Nation's Verizon Wireless Music Center and Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Jan. 4 after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 54.

Finkel was in the concert industry for more than 30 years and spent most of his career working in the Detroit, St. Louis and Indianapolis markets.

One of Finkel’s passions was his involvement with Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation, and he had been working towards bringing a Livestrong Challenge bike ride/athletic event, to Indianapolis, to help raise awareness.

Memorial services are set for Jan. 4 at the Murat in Indianapolis, and Jan. 21 at the Pageant Theatre in St. Louis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Finkel is survived by his wife, Tracy, and daughter, Tylar.

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