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Former UTA Agent Anthony Paolercio Joins Patchwork Presents

Anthony Paolercio
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Anthony Paolercio

The concert promotion company also announces the signing of South Shore Music Hall.

Patchwork Presents has hired agent Anthony Paolercio, formerly with UTA, and made him a partner at the growing concert promotion company that was launched by veteran talent buyer Dave Poe and Ineffable Music Group in early January.

"Anthony and I cut our teeth together at The Agency Group over 15 years ago and I'm very excited to have him join Patchwork and our mission of supporting artists and bringing high quality entertainment to independent venues nationwide," Poe tells Billboard.

Paolercio adds, "I consider Dave Poe my closest friend and colleague in the business. I trust him completely, which is the most important part of building a strong and enduring partnership. There aren’t many agents turned promoters in our business, so I feel that I have a unique perspective to offer. During this uncertain time, it’s imperative that everyone in our business come together to help one another. We want to continue moving forward with that positive mindset and utilize Patchwork to offer Artists and their teams the best possible experience from start to finish.”

Ineffable president Thomas Cussins adds, "Anthony has always been one of our favorite agents, fighting for his clients while also remembering it’s not a zero sum game and that everyone has to make money for the entire business to be healthy. We know he’s going to be a factor on the buying side for Patchwork in the years to come."

Cussins also announced that the South Shore Music Hall, a 1,650 capacity venue in Long Island, New York, was joining the Patchwork network of venues. South Shore is the  seventh client to join Patchwork since its inception and just underwent a $2 million renovation to increase capacity with upgraded production, including a 16-foot video wall.

"South Shore Music Hall has a storied history on the East Coast and has always gone above and beyond for our artists to make them feel at home. Looks like 2020 finally got something right," Cussins said.

The newly renovated South Shore Music Hall was recently the site of Sen. Chuck Schumer's press conference on behalf of the Save Our Stages Act, which Poe has supported as co-founder of the Independent Promoter Alliance.

In addition to South Shore Music Hall, Patchwork oversees talent buying at the 3,500-capacity Criterion, 1,000-capacity Tower and 500-capacity Beer City Music Hall in Oklahoma City, as well as the 2,600-capacity TempleLive Cleveland Masonic. Patchwork also co-promotes events at the Tobin Center in downtown San Antonio and the Midway in San Francisco.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with the South Shore Music Hall on Long Island, so close to our home base in NYC," Poe says. "They cater to artists’ needs first and foremost, with a family atmosphere and an amazing team.  We look forward to growing their business and making this a must stop for tours in the area.”

Courtesy of South Shore Music Hall

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