DURHAM, NC (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Nederlander and PFM, operators of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center have announced that industry veteran Taki Pappas has been named as the Director of Concert & Comedy Programming at the venue.
Pappas was most recently the Assistant Director and Talent Buyer for Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin focusing primarily on commercial and comedy events for Bass Concert Hall, a 2,900-capacity proscenium theatre.
Before his tenure at Texas Performing Arts, he spent twelve years with Live Nation Worldwide, serving for five years as the Vice President of National Touring out of the corporate headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA where he booked, managed and coordinated promoter-related aspects of national arena and amphitheater tours including Jay-Z, Linkin Park (Projekt Revolution), Cirque du Soleil (Delirium, Saltimbanco), John Mayer and the Zac Brown Band.
Previous to that, he spent two years in the Live Nation Houston office, booking clubs in Houston and arenas in the mid-South. Pappas first joined the company in Los Angeles, CA where he started with PACE Touring in 1998 and also spent time with the company (SFX Entertainment /Clear Channel Entertainment) in the Fort Lauderdale, FL touring offices. – Staff Writers