Jerry Weintraub Presents...

A Panel Discussion & Exhibit Opening

In conjunction with the opening of the new exhibit, Jerry Weintraub Presents…, the GRAMMY Museum will host a conversation discussing Jerry Weintraub’s impact on the entertainment industry and the stories behind the new exhibit. Moderated by music industry analyst and critic, Bob Lefsetz, the panel will include Michael Weintraub (Jerry’s son), Bob Finkelstein (Former President of Management 3 and Concerts West and Co-Chairman of Frank Sinatra Enterprises), John Meglen (Co-CEO Concerts West), Claire Rothman (General Manager and Vice President of the Forum), Sims Hinds (Tour promoter for John Denver, Neil Diamond, The Eagles and The Beach Boys) and Peter Jackson (Tour Management for The Moody Blues and Eric Clapton).


Until 1970, the business of presenting concerts was in the hands of regional promoters working in clubs and theaters. Beginning with Elvis Presley’s 1970 tour, Weintraub's impact on the concert business allowed audiences to experience music in-person on a grander scale. He moved his artists into large arenas, sports stadiums and other venues never before used for music tours. With support from the Weintraub Family Foundation, the GRAMMY Museum’s new exhibit Jerry Weintraub Presents…, offers an inside look at how Weintraub, his management company, Management 3 and his partners at Concerts West, forever changed the concert business by taking the presentation of music to a never-before-seen size and scale. Having worked with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Denver, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Rick James, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Commodores, the Bee Gees, The Moody Blues, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, Jerry Weintraub was truly one of the key players behind some of history’s most memorable concert tours.


Attendees will be able to view the exhibit on the Museum’s fourth floor from 6-7 p.m., before the program begins.