Meeting/Event Information

Backstage: Riders, Relationships and Rockstars

November 20, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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900 Hennepin at Hennepin Theatre Trust
900 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403


We've assembled a rockstar panel of experts to help us navigate the ins and outs of working with performers, guest artists, and celebrities.  

Heather Zehr (moderator), Enticing Entertainment
Kermit Carter, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Meghan Gustafson, Minneapolis Downtown Council
Justen Pohl, Enticing Entertainment
Victoria Wolf, Backstage Catering



From wedding bands to large scale rock groups and everything in between, this program will go behind the scenes to uncover what you need to know when contracting live performers.   The live events industry is increasingly centered around experiences, so we know this is information we all want to hear!

You will learn how to:

  • Manage performers (and their agents) while keeping them happy
  • Maintain a good working relationship with performers, venue, and vendors
  • Effectively communicate your end goal resulting in a fun and energetic performance.
  • Consider financial aspects of the contractual agreement

Join us behind the scenes to hear personal experiences and incredible stories from our panelist.

Registration begins at 11:00am.  Venue tours will be available after the program.


This program will fulfill the following core curriculum categories:



900 Hennepin is a historic, beautiful event center located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Situated at 900 Hennepin Avenue, the space is perfect for all types of events including corporate meetings, weddings, live performances, and classes. The rooms have been renovated to let the original, historical character of the building shine through and will accommodate virtually any needs you have. And our friendly, professional events team is eager to make your event successful and memorable. Come tour our building and imagine how easily the space will work for your next event.



Nearby Ramps:

Hennepin at 10th (935 Hennepin Ave)

Hawthorne Transportation Center (31 North 9th Street)

Cancellation/ Refund/ No-Show Policy:  Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

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$40.00 Discounted Member Registration
$60.00 after 11:59 pm November 16

$45.00 Associate Registration - Same Company as a member
$65.00 after 11:59 pm November 16

$60.00 Guest Registration
$80.00 after 11:59 pm November 16

$25.00 Student Registration
$35.00 after 11:59 pm November 16

$200.00 Pick Six Member Ticket (Choose any 6 programs. Buy 5 get 1 free! Does not include Star Awards)
$220.00 after 11:59 pm November 16