LOS ANGELES Live Nation Entertainment has announced Kelly Flanigan as President of Washington, DC – U.S. Concerts.
In her expanded role, Flanigan will oversee booking, marketing, and business operations for Live Nation across the region, including Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Wilson Howard has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Washington DC / Carolinas – U.S. Concerts and will oversee the company’s development opportunities and long-term strategic planning for the region, and continue in his role as one of the country’s leading promoters. Both will report to Bob Roux, Live Nation President of U.S. Concerts.
“Kelly has been key to Live Nation’s success in DC since joining the company over a decade ago, and her promotion to president of the DC region is very well-deserved,” said Bob Roux, President of U.S. Concerts, Live Nation Entertainment. “By elevating Kelly and Wilson, we’re confident that Live Nation will continue to expand our business and our annual concerts throughout the region.”
Flanigan joined Live Nation in 2006 as a talent buyer in the same markets she is now leading. She has been integral to success across many different areas of Live Nation’s business, including venue operations as well as festival and concerts programming. Flanigan has helped double her territory’s show count over the past four years and provided key support to Live Nation’s growing regional portfolio of venues, including most recently the Theater at MGM National Harbor and MECU Pavilion. In partnership with Live Nation Urban, she was also instrumental in helping Broccoli City Festival triple its attendance in 2018.
Wilson Howard has been with Live Nation and the company’s predecessors for more than four decades. Wilson held senior roles with Beach Club Promotions and Cellar Door Concerts before heading Live Nation’s business in the mid-Atlantic region starting in 2006. Howard has been one of the country’s most respected promoters and was instrumental in the opening and success of an assortment of Live Nation venues including Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek (Raleigh, North Caroline), Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (Virginia Beach, VA), Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow, VA), MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tampa, FL), Coral Sky Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL), and many more. He has been recognized by Pollstar as Talent Buyer of the Year and Bill Graham Promoter of the Year.