Monterey Peninsula Artists/Paradigm has hired Beth Hamilton as an agent in the company's fairs and festivals division, where she will be working the Eastern region of the U.S. She will be based in Nashville, reporting to Steve Dahl, MPA/Paradigm director of fairs and festivals.

Hamilton was previously with the William Morris Agency in Nashville and the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, Ga., where she served as events manager.

MPA-Paradigm represents such acts as Toby Keith, Dave Matthews Band, Aerosmith, Montgomery Gentry, Doobie Brothers, Travis Tritt, Chicago, Fergie, Snow Patrol and Barenaked Ladies.