Music Buzzz 19: Ep. 19: Steve Sybesma ( & Legendary Concert Promoter)


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Steve got his start as a concert promoter in 1972. Based in Indianapolis he promoted shows independently before joining Sunshine Promotions in 1974. Sunshine grew into one of the biggest concert companies in America, eventually producing more than 7,500 concerts and events in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, and Puerto Rico. Steve resigned from SFX / Sunshine Promotions in late 2000. After a 2-year sabbatical he moved to Shanghai in 2003 to promote Western artists in China. There he co-founded China West Entertainment and eventually merged China West with Shanghai based A2Live. During his 11 years in China, Steve produced several hundred concerts, festivals, and other amazing projects. Steve moved back to the US in 2014 and co-founded The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida. And most recently Steve has created ”Indiana Rock History” to collect and memorialize a vital part of Indiana’s rock history, visit


Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live


All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.

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