Ken Craig, LN's new VP, Ottawa Region
Ken Craig, LN's new VP, Ottawa Region

Live Nation Adds Ottawa Office With Ken Craig Hire

Live Nation Canada is opening an office in Ottawa, the latest step in the international concert promotion company’s ongoing global expansion.

The company has announced that it has appointed veteran Ottawa concert promoter Ken Craig as vice president of the region. His responsibilities include developing new concert and festival sites in Eastern Canada and acting as a liaison between the corporate concert industry and federal government agencies that support live music.

Ottawa is the fourth Live Nation office in Canada, joining a network that already includes Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. The company also owns Ticketmaster.

Craig said the new arrangement is good news for concert fans in the nation’s capital, and is sure to mean more shows coming to town. Live Nation produces about 70 shows a year in various Ottawa venues, most of them organized by Craig as an independent producer on retainer with the company.

As an independent promoter and producer based out of Ottawa for 20 years, he currently oversees a number of entertainment activities throughout Canada including the presentation and production of Jerry Seinfeld's Canadian concert dates for the past 10 years.

Additionally, Craig has been a long-term senior contract producer for Live Nation overseeing the production of arena, stadium, and outdoor sites, including the development of a venue production strategy at the new Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Magnetic Hill in Moncton and  Wesley Clover Park in Ottawa.

"Ken has been a colleague for 30 years. His passion for the entertainment business is reflected in his work ethic, as well as in making everyone feel welcome and excited to be participating in live concert experiences," commented Riley O'Connor, Chairman, Live Nation Canada.

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