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Seth Hurwitz of 9:30 Club Is Featured in Keynote Chat at Ticket Summit(R)

Ticketing and Live Entertainment Conference to Feature Celebrated Concert Promoter (December 07, 2011)

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/11 -- Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, today announced that Seth Hurwitz, independent concert promoter and co-owner of 9:30 Club, will stick his head in the lion's mouth. The legendary promoter, famously outspoken and non-supportive of secondary ticketing, will answer tough questions during a Keynote Chat at the upcoming Ticket Summit® winter conference, to be held January 18-20, 2012 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, NY.

With his business partner -- Richard Heineke, Hurwitz runs I.M.P. Productions, which owns 9:30 Club, operates the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., and produces and promotes the Virgin Mobile Free Fest. Over the past 30 years, Hurwitz has presented more than 10,000 events and is a rare independent success in an industry increasingly run by monopolies.

Under Hurwitz's leadership, 9:30 Club has become the most successful concert venues of its size. In 2011, the club received Billboard's Touring Award for highest club attendance in the world for the third consecutive year and the fourth year overall. The nightclub has also been awarded Nightclub of the Year by Pollstar four times. In May 2010, 9:30 Club celebrated its 30th anniversary.

"We are very pleased to welcome Seth Hurwitz to Ticket Summit®," said Dr. Molly A. Mérez, Executive Director, Ticket Summit®. "It will be an exciting experience for our attendees to gain first-hand insight on the live entertainment industry from such a celebrated industry leader."

About Ticket Summit®
Ticket Summit®
is the leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals. This event attracts hundreds of global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and entertainment experts in the ticket community. Past attendees and sponsors include: Billboard, Blue Man Group,, eBay, Facebook, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Google, Live Nation, Madison Square Garden, Mondial Assistance, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, PowerPay, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. The upcoming Ticket Summit® conference and trade show is scheduled for January 18-20, 2012 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, NY. For information, visit

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Amanda Farrish
Public Relations
Ticket Summit®

Molly A. Mérez, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Ticket Summit®

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