NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Outback Concerts’ President and CEO Michael Smardak has announced that Jam Productions, Ltd. partners Arny Granat and Jerry Mickelson have joined the company as shareholders.
Granat and Mickelson will continue to operate Jam Productions, Jam Theatricals and other subsidiaries out of Chicago, where they have acted as a full service concert and special events producer for more than 30 years.
“I am pleased to be in business with two of the greatest independent promoters in the country,” Smardak said in a statement. “This relationship will contribute to the continuous growth of Outback Concerts. I look forward to future opportunities that will present themselves by having the input and expertise of both Arny and Jerry, as well as the potential pairing on business ventures that may become available to both firms.”
“Once in a while, you find people with like thinking who represent what you believe in. In today's marketplace, Mike Smardak is one of those people.” Granat said in the statement. “Jerry and I look forward to joining forces with Outback Concerts and to creating a synergy between the companies that will be beneficial to us all.”
Founded in 1997, Outback has grown into one of the top 10 national promoters, and has been responsible for such hugely successful tours as the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” and concerts by artists such as Dierks Bentley, Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers