Kentucky State Fair

Once again, Triangle Talent, Inc. is proud to partner with the Kentucky State Fair for 2013. We are responsible for the entertainment at the fair, which features 4 concerts in Freedom Hall, 10 concerts in Cardinal Stadium, 4 specialty entertainers, and over 100 local band performances across the fairgrounds.

For more information on the other fairs and festivals that we book entertainment for, visit our Fairs and Festivals page.

For more information on the Kentycky State fair, visit their website.

Florida State Fair


Triangle Talent, Inc. was proud to be a part of the 2013 Florida State Fair. This years fair, February 7-18th, was packed full of fun! Entertainment included The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour – Featuring Leroy Van Dyke, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, T. Graham Brown, Steve and Rudy Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers – and an acoustic set by LeAnn Rimes.

Triangle Talent V.P. wins 2012 Associate of the Year

Mark Sparks, Vice President of Triangle Talent was recognized by the Florida Federation of Fairs as being the 2012 Associate of the Year. The presentation was held during the Florida Federation of Fair’s Annual State Convention held this past week end in St. Augustine, FL. The Associate of the year award recognizes a Federation Associate member that has, and continues to contribute to the success of the Fair industry in Florida.

Mark Sparks got his start in the business at the young age of 7 when he received his first magic set for Christmas. Following that day he has made entertainment a priority. He entertained at local birthday parties, civic groups, restaurants, fairs & festivals around the country.

At the age of 20 his talent included comedy magic, juggling, puppets and fire eating. In 1984, while working at the World’s Fair in New Orleans, he met a girl from Wisconsin and they became husband and wife. In 1989 their son made his appearance into their lives.

In 1997 he accepted the offer to join Kentucky based Triangle Talent, one of the largest agencies in the U.S. Since that time he has gone on to work with many top fairs, corporations, TV networks and casinos in the nation.
Now in his fifteenth year with Triangle Talent, he heads up the Missouri based office and is in charge of all grounds and variety entertainment, as well as all trade show exhibits.

The Florida Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows strives to increase the overall quality of Florida’s Agricultural Fairs, provide the members the support and guidance needed to enlighten our youth and educate the fairgoers on agriculture, trade, entertainment and heritage of Florida. For information visit or contact Lisa Hinton at

For information regarding this press release please contact: Lisa Hinton 813-763-0161 or email

Papa John’s Pizza Annual Conference An Overwhelming Success

John with Montgomery Gentry

Triangle Talent, Inc.’s president, Clay Campbell, produced the entertainment for Papa John’s Pizza national conference. Pictured John Schnatter with Montgomery Gentry.

Texas Roadhouse and Papa John’s Pizza

In the upcoming months, Triangle Talent, Inc. will be producing the entertainment for both the Texas Roadhouse and Papa John’s Pizza national conferences. .

The 2012 Maryland State Fair

Triangle Talent, Inc. is pleased to announce that they will be booking and producing the entertainment lineup for the 2012 Maryland State Fair.  We are proud to add them to our client list.

The McClymonts Drop by Triangle Talent Office for Short Acoustic Set

Louisville KY, November 17, 2011– The The McClymonts. The McClymonts have received the 2011 CMA Global Country Artist Award. The Australian sisters – Brooke , Samantha , and Mollie McClymont – were presented with the honor during the annual CMA International Reception held on Nov. 7 as part of festivities around “The 45th Annual CMA Awards.

The trio is currently in the U.S. touring. They are quickly making fans with their vocal harmonies and incredible songwriting. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with their music


New York State Fair awards Triangle Talent Five Year Contract

Louisville KY, November 10, 2010– The New York State Fair has awarded a new five year agreement to Triangle Talent, Inc. to book entertainment for the 2011 through 2015 Fairs.  The new contract was awarded after competitive bids were taken in October.

Triangle Talent successfully booked the New York State Fair the past two years.  The 2010 Fair was 155 people shy of breaking 1 million customers, a feat that has happened only twice in its 164-year history. This year, the fair drew 999,845 people during the 12-day event—28,572 more than attended last year—making it the third highest attendance in fair history.

In 2010, Grandstand attendance increased by 19% from a near record the previous year, with an average attendance exceeding 10,000 people per show.  Gross ticket revenue increased by 54% and exceeded $4.8 million.  The 2010 lineup featured:

Jeff Dunham
Justin Bibber
Tim McGraw and Montgomery Gentry
Rascal Flats, Kellie Pickle and Chris Young


Estimated attendance for Chevy Court shows increased by 15% over 2009’s record setting year.  More than 177,000 people attended these free shows.  Lady Antebellum attracted more than 28,000 people, shattering the previous Chevy Court attendance record of 18,500 set by Shinedown in 2009.  In addition, both Styx and Kansas drew in excess of 16,000 people.

This comes on the heels of Triangle Talent’s successful first year in 2009.  For that Fair, Triangle Talent booked Kenny Chesney, Jeff Dunham, Kid Rock, Motley Cure’s CrueFest 2, Darris Rucker, Kelly Clarkson, Shinedown, Boyz II Men and more than 26 other acts.  Paid admissions for the 2009 Fair were the highest since 1984, and total attendance was the sixth-highest on record.  An estimated 150,000 patrons attended the 24 free performances at Chevy Court, with five acts drawing in excess of 10,000 fans.  The seven Mohegan Sun Grandstand paid concerts drew an average of 9,248 fans, up 4.6 percent from 2008.

David Snowden, CEO of Triangle Talent credits the New York State Fair for this success.  “The New York State Fair is a great organization and we are pleased to be on their team.  We look forward to continuing our long relationship.  They recognize the value that entertainment brings to their fair and have invested wisely in getting great acts.”
Snowden noted that Triangle Talent continues to elevate its presence on the national entertainment industry stage.  “People are generally surprised to learn that a Louisville Kentucky company is a major factor in entertainment booking.  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.”

Triangle Talent, Inc. is a full service entertainment booking agency and one of the largest producers of outdoor events in the country. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Triangle Talent 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, Toyota, Papa John’s, Churchill Downs, and FFA, and more than 2000 other clubs, corporations, events and fairs.

Triangle Talent, Inc. Awarded Three Year Contract with Illinois State Fair

Triangle Talent, Inc. continues to increase its national presence, landing a three year contract to book and produce the entertainment for the Illinois State Fair. Triangle Talent, Inc. also produces entertainment at 16 other national fairs and festivals. These include the Kentucky State Fair, Missouri State Fair, New York State Fair, the Kentucky Derby Festival, Oklahoma State Fair, Ohio State Fair, Missouri State Fair and Iowa State Fair to name a few.

The Illinois State Fair runs Aug. 13-22, 2010. “The Illinois State Fair continually looks to improve the quality of our event for our fair goers. Triangle Talent has a great reputation in the Fair industry and is giving the Illinois State Fair a well thought out, quality entertainment package. We are very excited about this partnership,” said Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick.

Triangle Talent CEO David Snowden said, “The Illinois State Fair is one of the premier fairs in the country. They do a great job and we are very proud to be selected for their team. We will work to bring a strong program to enhance the Fair’s entertainment.”

Snowden noted that Triangle Talent has become a national player in the entertainment industry. “People are generally surprised to learn that a Louisville Kentucky company is a major factor in entertainment booking. We have continued to add clients with great relationships with acts, good advice and service to our clients, and reputation for trustworthiness with everyone.”

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 Kentucky State Fair, Toyota, Papa John’s, Churchill Downs and 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.

Triangle Talent to Produce Event for Alltech World Equestrian Games 2010

During Aachen Germany 2006 Games

June 25, 2006. Kentucky Horse Park. – Triangle Talent, Inc. has been selected by the Alltech World Equestrian Games 2010 to produce Kentucky’s segment of the Closing Ceremonies during the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, September 3, 2006. Kentucky will have a 10 minute presentation during the Games to introduce the European community to Kentucky and build excitement for 2010.


“We are very excited to have been selected to produce this show for the World Equestrian Games 2010,” said David Snowden, Triangle Talent CEO. “This is a great honor to be able to produce a show that will benefit all the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”


The goal of the 10 minute show is to generate excitement for the Games in Kentucky in 2010. This will be the first time that the Games will be help outside of Europe and it presents a tremendous marketing and promotional opportunity for Kentucky and the Kentucky Horse Park. Kentucky’s presentation will set the stage with many of the participants and spectators will have of the Kentucky Games.


The presentation will feature pyrotechnic effects, a high impact video, an energetic sound track and acrobatic equestrian acts. Everything is geared to giving the crowd a sense of the Kentucky’s unbridled spirit.


“We reviewed a number of proposals to produce this event for us,” said Jim Host, Chairperson of the Alltech World Equestrian Games 2010. “What impressed us most was Triangle Talent’s focus on Kentucky. With their background in entertainment, we know we will get a tremendous show that will help set the tone for the 2010 Games.”


Triangle Talent is one of the country’s leading entertainment production and booking agencies. Producing shows in more 38 states and Canada, Triangle Talent is the largest event production company in Kentucky. Its client list includes the country’s major Fairs and Festivals, Fortune 500 corporations and some of the top venues in the country. Triangle Talent will produce or book more than 2,500 engagements in 2006 and more than $12 million in entertainment and events.



Triangle Talent to Produce World Equestrian Game show
The World Equestrian Games are the “World Equestrian Championships,” for eight equestrian sports – Show Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Reining, Vaulting, Endurance, Para Equestrian.

The World Equestrian Games are held every four years, two years prior to the summer Olympic Games, and have never yet been held outside of Europe. They are governed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), based in Lausanne, Switzerland.


The FEI is the international governing body of equestrian sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee. It is the organization which establishes rules and regulations for the conduct of international equestrian events. The FEI has 130 member countries. The national governing body for the United States is the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), located at the Kentucky Horse Park.