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No. 61: Louis Messina | Power 100

Louis Messina, CEO, Messina Touring Group

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LOUIS MESSINA, 68

CEO, Messina Touring Group
Last Year's Rank: 74

The veteran concert ­promoter had his best year ever in 2015, ­selling 6 ­million tickets for ­concerts by Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church. He has a big year ahead, too, with George Strait, who returns to the stage with eight sold-out shows at the 20,000-­capacity Las Vegas Arena in April and September.

2016 Industry Prediction: "The rise and fall of ­festivals. The money's big, but there are only so many headliners."