Louisville’s Own Triangle Talent DJs Wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016

couples-choiceLouisville, Kentucky – January 14, 2016 – Triangle Talent DJ’s have been named by WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for DJs in Louisville!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Triangle Talent DJs. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Triangle Talent DJs who understand the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Triangle Talent DJs is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

“Triangle Talent DJs is proud to be one of the top DJs in Louisville in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for letting us be a part of their special day, and for taking the time to post positive reviews on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016,” said Randy Embry, Division Manager.

For more information about Triangle Talent DJs, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.weddingwire.com/triangletalentdjs.
To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.


WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. Triangle Talent, Inc. is a full service entertainment booking agency and one of the largest producers of outdoor events in the country. Celebrating more than 54 years in business,

Triangle Talent is a full service entertainment booking agency and production company. Established in 1960 in Louisville, KY., Triangle Talent, LLC is the Mid-west’s oldest and largest agency. It has successfully scheduled, negotiated and produced entertainment in more than 38 states and exclusively represented more than 70 acts. Triangle’s clients include the Kentucky State Fair, the Kentucky Derby Festival, Toyota, Churchill Downs, and FFA, and more than 2000 other clubs, corporations, events and fairs.

To view the full press release, Click here:2016 Triangle Talent DJ Weddingwire Press Release

Florida Strawberry Festival On Sale Now!

The Florida Strawberry Festival announced their line up and went on sale with all of their shows early in December. Here is their full line up.

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2015 Tulsa State Fair Kicks off

MISSOURI STATE FAIR RENEWS TRIANGLE TALENT CONTRACT

Triangle Talent Will Produce Entertainment for Three More Years 

Louisville KY, September 23, 2015 – The Missouri State Fair has renewed its contract with Triangle Talent, Inc. to produce entertainment for the Fair.  Triangle Talent has worked with the Missouri State Fair for nearly 20 years.  In 2015, Triangle Talent produced shows featuring Def Lepperd, Styx, Alabama, The Happy Together Tour, Casting Crowns, Gary Allan and Easton Corbin.   The 2016 Missouri State Fair is August 11-21 in Sedalia, MO. 

The 2015 Missouri State Fair was a success as a result of the strategy to promote affordable family fun.  Fair Director Mark Wolfe said “Attendance at the Grandstand was up also, with improvement in our ticket sell-through rate and an increase in revenue compared to last year.  All of that helps drive attendance at the Fair and improve our operations.”  Contributing to the increase was the focus on providing fairgoers with value for their visit.

According to David Snowden, Triangle Talent CEO, “The relationship we have, and the work that we have done, with the Missouri State Fair over two decades is tremendously rewarding for Triangle Talent.  We pride ourselves on maintaining long term associations with our clients and look to continue this record with the Missouri State Fair. “

The Missouri State Fair selected Triangle Talent for a number of reasons.  It has benefited from Triangle Talent’s purchasing of acts for multiple dates.  Triangle Talent has been able to deliver significant value to the Fair in act pricing.  The company has demonstrated that it has produced results for the Fair and its service has been cost effective and saved significant money.  Most importantly, Triangle Talent has helped produce stronger financial results with a strong entertainment lineup.  This produces crowds that are spending money with vendors and enhances the bottom line.

In addition, Triangle Talent’s experience with the Missouri Association of Fairs and Festivals, and producing shows at fairs throughout Missouri, makes the company one of the most knowledgeable concerning entertainment in Missouri.  With an office located in Humansville, Triangle Talent has a deep understanding of the market and region.

Triangle Talent, Inc. is an entertainment brokerage and production company, founded in 1960. As one of the oldest and largest entertainment agencies in the United States, it has established and maintained clients and friends in the industry. These long business relationships have helped in scheduling, negotiating, and booking the entertainment for its many clients. Triangle Talent, Inc. continues to make clients happy with smooth, professional, and profitable shows. They have scheduled entertainment and produced shows in over 38 different states.  Therefore, they can build a total entertainment experience, as well as an efficient and well-organized schedule.

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2015 Fair Clients’ Tickets Go On Sale

The 2015 Summer Fair Season, from July to October, is beginning to shape up for Triangle Talent, Inc,’s clients. This year Triangle Talent will produce more than 95 paid concerts, and 40 free concerts, at over fifteen major County and State Fairs in the United States. In addition we will provide specialty entertainment to approximately 40 fairs, ranging in sizes from small county fairs to some of the largest fairs in the world. This year Triangle Talent is fortunate to be working with two new clients, The Washington State Fair and The Wood County (OH) Fair. For a complete listing of our Fair Clients click hereWe will update this page as more tickets go on sale. Table may be sorted by column.

DateFairArtistTicket Link
July 11, 2015Buchanan County FairJoe NicholsGet Tickets
July 29, 2015Ohio State FairRebaGet Tickets
July 31, 2015Ohio State FairPatti LaBelleGet Tickets
August 01, 2015Ohio State FairJake Owen with special guest Josh DorrGet Tickets
August 02, 2015Ohio State FairMeghan Trainor: The MTrain TourGet Tickets
August 03, 2015Ohio State FairChris TomlinGet Tickets
August 04, 2015Ohio State FairAlabamaGet Tickets
August 05, 2015Ohio State FairDeep Purple with special guest NazarethGet Tickets
August 06, 2015Ohio State FairHairapalooza with Great White, Vixen and Lynch MobGet Tickets
August 07, 2015Ohio State FairBlackstreet / Dru HillGet Tickets
August 08, 2015Ohio State FairGrammy Winner Peter Frampton / Cheap TrickGet Tickets
August 04, 2015Clearfield County FairRock of the 70s with The Guess Who, Al Stewart, FireFall, OrleansGet Tickets
August 05, 2015Clearfield County FairTheory of a DeadmanGet Tickets
August 07, 2015Clearfield County FairLittle Big Town: PainKiller Tour with David Nail and Ashley MonroeGet Tickets
August 08, 2015Clearfield County FairUnder the Sun Tour with Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, Better than Ezra, Eve 6Get Tickets
August 07, 2015Wood County (OH) FairThe Oak Ridge BoysGet Tickets
August 08, 2015Wood County (OH) FairNight RangerGet Tickets
August 06, 2015Wisconsin State FairBostonGet Tickets
August 07, 2015Wisconsin State FairJason Derulo with Jasmine VGet Tickets
August 08, 2015Wisconsin State FairChris Young & Special Guest with Craig Wayne Boyd and RaeLynnGet Tickets
August 09, 2015Wisconsin State FairHappy Together Tour 2015 with  Flo & Eddie, The Association, Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills.Get Tickets
August 10, 2015Wisconsin State FairCasting Crowns with For King and CountryGet Tickets
August 11, 2015Wisconsin State FairNik WallendaGet Tickets
August 12, 2015Wisconsin State FairUnder the Sun Tour with Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, Better than Ezra, Eve 6Get Tickets
August 13, 2015Wisconsin State FairJustin Moore with Easton CorbinGet Tickets
August 14, 2015Wisconsin State FairJohn Kay and Steppenwolf with Lou Gramm, The Voice of ForeignerGet Tickets
August 15, 2015Wisconsin State FairHAIR at the FAIR - Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, with Lita Ford, Kix & Lynch MobGet Tickets
August 16, 2015Wisconsin State FairKenny RogersGet Tickets
August 13, 2015Iowa State FairCasting Crowns with For King and CountryGet Tickets
August 14, 2015Iowa State FairJustin Moore with Easton CorbinGet Tickets
August 15, 2015Iowa State FairDef Leppard with special guests Styx and TeslaGet Tickets
August 16, 2015Iowa State FairReba with special guest Caroline KoleGet Tickets
August 17, 2015Iowa State FairCarrie Underwood with special guest Michael RayGet Tickets
August 18, 2015Iowa State FairYes & TotoGet Tickets
August 20, 2015Iowa State FairAlabama with special guest Chris JansonGet Tickets
August 21, 2015Iowa State FairThe Fray with special guest Andy GrammerGet Tickets
August 22, 2015Iowa State FairMeghan Trainor: The MTrain Tour with special guests Charlie Puth and Life of DillonGet Tickets
August 23, 2015Iowa State FairRock-a-thon Starring Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant, FireHouse & Eddie TrunkGet Tickets
August 13, 2015Missouri State FairHappy Together Tour 2015 with  Flo & Eddie, The Association, Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills.Get Tickets
August 14, 2015Missouri State FairDef Leppard with special guests Styx and TeslaGet Tickets
August 15, 2015Missouri State FairJustin Moore with Easton CorbinGet Tickets
August 18, 2015Missouri State FairJohn Michael Montgomery with special guest Belles & WhistlesGet Tickets
August 19, 2015Missouri State FairGary Allan & The Swon BrothersGet Tickets
August 20, 2015Missouri State FairCasting Crowns with I Am TheyGet Tickets
August 21, 2015Missouri State FairALABAMA with special gues Michael RayGet Tickets
August 22, 2015Missouri State FairTHE FRAY with special guest Andy GrammarGet Tickets
August 20, 2015Kentucky State FairMEGHAN TRAINOR – MTrain Tour with Charlie Puth and Life of DillonGet Tickets
August 21, 2015Kentucky State FairBARRELS AND BOOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIR presented by your local iHeartRadio station featuring Montgomery Gentry and John Michael Montgomery with RaeLynn, Eric Paslay, Kelsie May and Craig CampbellGet Tickets
August 22, 2015Kentucky State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
August 27, 2015New York State FairEric ChurchGet Tickets
August 28, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
August 29, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
August 30, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
August 31, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 01, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 02, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 03, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 04, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 05, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 06, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 07, 2015New York State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 11, 2015Tennessee Valley FairVanilla IceGet Tickets
September 12, 2015Tennessee Valley FairChris LaneGet Tickets
September 13, 2015Tennessee Valley FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 14, 2015Tennessee Valley FairBig Daddy WeaveGet Tickets
September 15, 2015Tennessee Valley FairDustin LynchGet Tickets
September 16, 2015Tennessee Valley FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 17, 2015Tennessee Valley FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 18, 2015Tennessee Valley FairWarrantGet Tickets
September 19, 2015Tennessee Valley FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 20, 2015Tennessee Valley FairLonestarGet Tickets
September 14, 2015Washington State Fair"Weird Al" YankovicGet Tickets
September 15, 2015Washington State FairHEART: MUSIC = LOVE TOUR 2015Get Tickets
September 16, 2015Washington State FairFifth Harmony and special guest Bea MillerGet Tickets
September 17, 2015Washington State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 18, 2015Washington State FairTerry FatorGet Tickets
September 19, 2015Washington State FairKeith Urban - Raise 'Em Up TourGet Tickets
September 20, 2015Washington State FairChris Tomlin & Toby MacGet Tickets
September 21, 2015Washington State FairPatti LaBelle with the Tacoma SymphonyGet Tickets
September 22, 2015Washington State FairIggy AzaleaGet Tickets
September 23, 2015Washington State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 24, 2015Washington State FairJake Owen with special guest A Thousand HorsesGet Tickets
September 25, 2015Washington State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
September 26, 2015Washington State FairJason DeruloGet Tickets
September 27, 2015Washington State FairPitbullGet Tickets
September 13, 2015Clay County (IA) FairHerman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone with special guest Gary Puckett and The Union GapGet Tickets
September 14, 2015Clay County (IA) FairOak Ridge Boys with special guest Jimmy FortuneGet Tickets
September 15, 2015Clay County (IA) FairCasting Crowns with special guest for King & CountryGet Tickets
September 20, 2015Clay County (IA) FairLittle Big Town with special guest Ashley MonroeGet Tickets
September 25, 2015Oklahoma State FairCasey Donahew BandGet Tickets
September 26, 2015Oklahoma State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
October 09, 2015Tulsa State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets
October 10, 2015Tulsa State FairTo Be AnnouncedGet Tickets

Long-time Triangle Talent Friend, Jim Muench, Passes

Long-time Triangle Talent Friend, Jim Muench, passed suddenly on Monday. The following was written by one of our staff members, Brenda Woods, in memorandum of Jim. He was a true friend to Triangle Talent, and was part of the Triangle Talent family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Muench Family.

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Louisville, Ky – On Monday evening, February 9, 2015 while vacationing in Ft. Myers, FL with his wife, Eileen, Jim Muench died very suddenly leaving a hole in the hearts of his family, friends and his music community.

Unlike many musicians whose egos far out cede their talents and accomplishments, Jim was humble and selfless, quietly becoming part of the Louisville music scene.  But his story deserves to be heard.

After prior incarnations of bands known as The Magna IV, Brothers Pride and
Louisville, the musical group “Munch Brothers” was formed with members Jim Muench (guitar), Don Keith Muench (Bass), Steve Muench (guitar), Danny Bell (drums), and Don Cameron (keyboards). (The spelling of their last name was modified thinking it would be easier and it was used for a time.)
In January 1974 the group was managed by Louisville disk jockey, Dude Walker of WAKY radio and embarked on a journey to Toronto, Canada. While in Toronto the Munch Brothers were engaged by CHUM radio and sponsored by the Peter Stuyvesant Cigarette Company to tour Southern Ontario with daily concerts throughout the Province. Dates included two appearances at Nathan Phillips Square performing to crowds in excess of 50,000 and concluded with a two week run at the Canadian National Exhibition. During this time the band released a record in Toronto entitled “I need some Rock and Roll”. The group also appeared with “Wolfman Jack” in concert in Oshawa Ontario.

Encouraged by the success enjoyed in Canada, the decision was made to move to Los Angeles in November 1974. After several months in California an audition was arranged with Peggy Rogers of Dick Clark Productions and a subsequent audition with the Osmond’s manager, Jim Morey. After shortening the name to “Munch” it was agreed for the band to appear in Honolulu at the Hawaiian International Center, opening the show for the Osmond Brothers, Donny and Marie, and younger brother Jimmy Osmond. After that performance, Munch was signed as the opening act for the 1975 Osmond tour and continued to tour with the Osmond family through 1978.

Shortly after the first Osmond tour, Munch signed a recording contract with Gene Autry’s Republic Records, which produced a number of singles and an album released in 1977. Republic Records suggested another name change for the band which became “Muench”, and the title of the album. The disk was a combination of original music written by members of Muench and songs written and produced by Jerry Fuller (Rick Nelson, Gary Puckett), Dave Burgess (The Champs, The Lettermen), and a number of tracks produced by Jim Ed Norman (Jennifer Warnes, Anne Murray, and string arranger for the Eagles).

During this time the band opened a number of shows for the Bee Gees in 1977 and performed with Andy Gibb on his “Shadow Dancing Tour” in 1978. Other notable performances include “Dick Clark’s Good Old Rock & Roll Show” aboard the Sitmar Cruise Ship SS Fairseas. Hosted by9 Dick Clark, Muench provided music for The Coasters, Freddy Cannon, and Gary US Bonds, as well as playing their own set.

Muench has performed for numerous charitable events sponsored by the City of Hope cancer foundation in Los Angeles and has appeared in venues along the west coast from Palm Springs to Portland, including the MGM Grand in Reno, NV. The group has also shared the stage with Survivor (Eye of the Tiger), Tony Joe White (Polk Salad Annie), and the Hudson Brothers. Among the notable musicians who have sat in with the group include singer/guitarist Peter Beckett and drummer, John Freisen of the group “Player”; guitarist Peter Woodford of the Doc Severinson NBC Orchestra; and blues guitarist, Coco Montoya.

After nearly twenty years in California, the 1994 Northridge Earthquake became a catalyst for the return of the group’s members to their hometown of Louisville, KY where they continued to perform.

WASHINGTON STATE FAIR SELECTS TRIANGLE TALENT

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Louisville KY, December 5, 2014 – The Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA has selected Triangle Talent, Inc. to assist with booking Grandstand entertainment for the 2015 Fair, September 11 — September 27.The Washington State Fair, one of the world’s biggest fairs and Washington State’s single largest event,started in 1900 and welcomes more than 1,000,000 guests. For more info about the Washington State
Fair, visit www.thefair.com.

“We look forward to working with Triangle Talent,” said Kent Hojem, Washington State Fair CEO. “They bring a fresh new approach, based on their strong entertainment booking expertise in the market. Triangle Talent is an important partner in our continued success.”

David Snowden, CEO of Triangle Talent credits the rich history and success of the Washington State Fair. “The Washington State Fair is one of the great event organizations in the country and we are pleased to be on their team. We look forward to working with them to enhance their existing top flight line up.”

Snowden noted that with the addition of the Washington State Fair, Triangle Talent clients extend from coast – to – coast, and the company has increase its national presence in the entertainment industry. “From New York to Washington, Florida to Iowa, and all points in between, we are working with the top fairs in the country. We have continued to add clients because of our great relationships with acts, good advice and service to our clients, and reputation for trustworthiness with everyone.”

Situated south of Seattle and east of Tacoma in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier, the Washington State Fair Events Center comprises 169+ acres. A staff of 50 works year-round and more than 1,900+ Fair employees are hired each September during the Fair. The Washington State Fair is a private, not-for-profit, 501-C3 Corporation. It receives no government subsidy, and pays city and state taxes. Any proceeds are invested back into the Fair for improvements.

Triangle Talent, Inc. is a full service entertainment booking agency. Established in 1960 in Louisville, KY, Triangle is the Mid-west’s oldest and largest agency. It has successfully scheduled, negotiated and produced entertainment in more than 38 states and exclusively represented more than 70 acts. Triangle’s clients include seven of the nation’s Top 10 Fairs, Toyota, Papa John’s, Texas Roadhouse, FFA, and more than 2000 other clubs, corporations, events and fairs. The professional staff of 14 includes talent buyers, agents, DJ’s, event producers and marketing professionals.

SARA SHELTON NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AT TRIANGLE TALENT

Louisville, KY.  November 24, 2014 – Triangle Talent, Inc. has named Sara Shelton as a Vice President with the company.  Sara has booked and produced shows with the Iowa State Fair, New York State Fair, Florida Strawberry Festival, Indiana State Fair, South Plains Fair, Clay County (IA) Fair, South Florida Fair, Kentucky Derby Festival, as well as many corporate events.

Previously Senior Producer for Triangle Talent, Inc., Sara joined the Triangle Talent team directly out of college in 2006.  She is a graduate of Ball State University where she developed extensive show management experience with the “Late Night @ Ball State” program and with Emens Auditorium.  She worked as an event coordinator for the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center where she assisted on a number of concerts, corporate and agricultural events.

Triangle Talent CEO David Snowden noted that Sara has been an important part of Triangle Talent’s continued success.  “Sara is an outstanding member of our team and is a rising star in the Fair entertainment business.  We are very proud of her dedication and effort, and the work she does for our clients.  We have continued to increase our presence in the entertainment business because of Sara and the team we have here, developing great relationships with acts, good advice and service to our clients, and our reputation for trustworthiness with everyone.”

Triangle Talent, Inc. is a full service entertainment booking agency and one of the largest producers of outdoor events in the country. Celebrating more than 54 years in business, Triangle Talent is the Mid-west’s oldest and largest entertainment agency. It has successfully scheduled, negotiated and produced entertainment in more than 38 states and exclusively represented more than 70 acts.  In addition to Fairs, Triangle’s clients include Texas Roadhouse, Papa John’s, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, FFA Convention, and numerous other clubs, corporations and events.

 

To view the press release click here.

Triangle Talent Rocks New York State Fair

The New York State Fair came to a close on Labor Day with one of the best fairs in recent history.  Triangle Talent is proud to partner with the Fair on this record setting year.  The Fair set attendance records and saw significant increases at the Grandstand.  The Chevy Court stage was a huge draw during the Fair’s 12 day run.   Highlights of this year’s Fair include:

  • Triangle Talent helped bring nearly a QUARTER MILLION PEOPLE to the Great New York State Fair – better than 25% of the overall attendance.
  • An ALL TIME Single Day Fair Attendance Record – On Saturday, August 30 the New York State Fair had 120,617 people come through the gates, the largest single day crowd in the 168 year history of the Fair.  Triangle Talent had Jason Aldean at the Grandstand, Uncle Kracker for the 2 PM free Chevy Court show and Bell Biv Devoe at Chevy Court at 8 PM.  These artists were a major contributing factor to achieving this historic milestone.
  • AND THEN THE FAIR TOPPED THAT!! Two days later, on Labor Day, 122,970 people visited the Fair to enjoy the $1 Day promotion to see The Doobie Brothers, eclipsing the record set just two days earlier.  This is the FIFTH DAILY RECORD that Triangle Talent has helped the New York State Fair achieve in six years.
  • The Jason Aldean show with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr was a total sell-out.
  • The Fair’s Grandstand saw an increase in ticket sales of 28% compared to 2013 and 43% compared to 2012.
  • Average Tickets per show increased by 44% over 2013 and 19% over 2012.
  • Gross Ticket revenue was up more than 55% compared to 2013, with one less show in the Grandstand this year.
  • The 21 free Chevy Court stage shows entertained more than an estimated 175,000 people, continuing its record of being one of the Fair’s strongest draws.
  • This was the second best attended Grandstand Concert series in the six years that Triangle Talent has booked the Grandstand.

TRIANGLE TALENT CLIENTS DOMINATE TOP TEN BEST FAIRS IN U.S. LIST

Louisville, KY.  May 22, 2014– Triangle Talent, Inc. clients dominated the list of Top Ten Fairs in the United States published by the travel site Hopper Blog.  Triangle Talent buys and/or produces entertainment for six of the Top 10 recognized fairs.  The clients that made the list are:

NUMBER 1.   New York State Fair– Triangle Talent books and produces entertainment at the Grandstand and the Chevy Court free Stage.  Acts this year include Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Pitbull, Journey, Kid Rock, Train, The Doobie Brothers, Barenaked Ladies, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Southside Johnny.

NUMBER 2.   Wisconsin State Fair– Triangle Talent produces entertainment on the Grandstand Stage and books grounds attractions to the Fair.  Included this year are Lady Antebellum, Aretha Franklin, Alabama at the Grandstand, and Rock-it The Robot, De’Anna The Hypno Chick, Mama Lou: American Strong Woman and Matt’s Family Jam as part of the grounds entertainment package.

NUMBER 3.   Iowa State Fair– Triangle Talent books and produces concerts at the Grandstand, assists in booking the four free stages and books grounds attractions to the Fair.  The Grandstand acts this year will include Florida Georgia Line, Foreigner and Styx, and the Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry.   Free Stage acts include Winger, Slaughter, Los Lonely Boys, Dustin Lynch, the Swon Brothers, Kristian Bush and the Romantics.  On the grounds, Bruno’s Tiger Show, Greg Frisbee Rubber Chicken Show and the World Record Balloon Stunt Show will entertain.

NUMBER 4.   Minnesota State Fair– Triangle Talent books grounds entertainment to the State Fair entertainment buyer, including Mama Lou and Eric Buss Master of Foolin’ Around.

NUMBER 5.   Ohio State Fair– Triangle Talent produces entertainment on the Grandstand Stage which this year will include Lady Antebellum, Aretha Franklin, and Alabama.  Welde Big Bear show, Ron Diamond, the Spoon Man and Matt’s Family Jam are booked as part of the 2014 grounds entertainment package.

NUMBER 10.   Kentucky State Fair– Triangle Talent books and produces concerts in Freedom Hall and the Turf Series at Cardinal Stadium.  In addition, Triangle books and produces the free stages in the beer tents, and books grounds attractions to the Fair.  Freedom Hall shows this year are Lady Antebellum and Foreigner and Styx.  The stadium shows include Plain White T’s, Kenny Rogers, MercyMe , Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and perennial favorites The Oak Ridge Boys.  Grounds acts featured are The Gantry Show, Team FMX motorcycle show, Balloon Masters, the Tree of Life and Bronkar Lee.

To view the entire Top 10 list, go to http://www.hopper.com/articles/69/the-ten-best-state-fairs-in-the-united-states.

Triangle Talent CEO David Snowden noted that Triangle Talent continues to elevate its presence on the national entertainment industry stage.  “This is like being on six TOP 10 teams.  We are very proud to be working with so many exceptional Fair producing organizations.  People are generally surprised to learn that a Louisville, Kentucky company is a major factor in entertainment booking.  We have continued to increase our presence because of our great relationships with acts, good advice and service to our clients, and our reputation for trustworthiness with everyone.”

Hopper is a new kind of trip planning engine, powered by the world’s largest structured database of travel information.  It was founded in 2007, is based in Boston and Montreal and is backed by Brightspark, Atlas Venture and OMERS Ventures. Their vision is to make planning a trip an effortless extension of discovering and exploring new places.  It resulted several years experimenting with different tools, technology and algorithms to collect, organize and manage massive amounts of travel data. It allows people to plan an amazing trip based on a vague idea — like “spring surfing in California” or “Mediterranean cruise,” so people do not have to have to spend hours on research.

Triangle Talent, Inc. is a full service entertainment booking agency and one of the largest producers of outdoor events in the country. Celebrating more than 54 years in business, Triangle Talent is the Mid-west’s oldest and largest entertainment agency. It has successfully scheduled, negotiated and produced entertainment in more than 38 states and exclusively represented more than 70 acts.  In addition to  fairs, Triangle’s clients include Texas Roadhouse, Papa John’s, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Churchill Downs, FFA Convention, and more than 2000 other clubs, corporations and events.

 

To download the official Press Release Click here.