For Immediate Release
MRG LIVE EXPANDS INTO THE SOUTHEAST USA
Eric Fuller Appointed Head of MRG LIVE Southeast
22 JUNE 2020 (Toronto,ON)- MRG LIVE is pleased to announce its expansion into the Southeast US, led by Eric Fuller, Head of MRG LIVE Southeast. Eric brings with him a strategic partnership between electronic promotion company, BLNK CNVS (pronounced Blank Canvas) and MRG LIVE.
MRG LIVE is The MRG Group’s live event promotions division and has grown to produce over 1000 events in 2019. President Matt Gibbons speaks on bringing Eric onto the team, “When I met Eric, we immediately connected on our core values not only in accordance to our work ethic but also a shared passion for bringing people together and creating Positive Shareable Experiences.”
Eric joins the team with decades of experience in venue operations and event promotion. He will develop new venue opportunities and expand our live event and show promotions in Florida and the Southeast USA region stationed in Miami, Florida.
“Eric is one of the leading event producers and entrepreneurs that I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years. His approach in building out BLNK CNVS, Life in Color and Miami’s Space show that he is perfectly aligned with MRG’s values and approach to business. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to partner with him in BLNK CNVS and to have him join MRG to lead our development in the Southeast,” remarks Jacob Smid, Managing Director of MRG LIVE, “Although the industry has been impacted in an unprecedented way due to this pandemic, we believe that this is a great opportunity to partner with like minded partners and develop longer term business opportunities together. Our partnership with Eric reflects this approach and we look forward to growing our footprint even more in the US and beyond.”
Eric entered the entertainment industry while in school, creating Dayglo. What started as a small college event turned into a global brand selling upwards of half a million tickets annually in over 80 cities worldwide. In 2011, he co-founded Advanced Concert Productions, and later he managed Life In Color and BLNK CNVS Presents, a Miami-based company founded in 2017 that promotes and produces live events. Eric left the company in May of 2019 after nearly 10 years, bringing with him the BLNK CNVS Presents brand which he purchased shortly after his departure.
Eric’s venue and hospitality experience extended into part-ownership of Club Space Miami in 2016, a legendary venue and Miami staple for nightlife. He played an integral role in repositioning the club as a beacon for live music and entertainment, not just to Miami, but to the world. The award-winning venue is well-known globally, continually attracting top DJs.
“Matt and the MRG LIVE team have built a wonderful business in Canada, and with their recent hiring of Jacob Smid as Managing Director (we previously worked together at SFX), I’m beyond excited about the potential that awaits us,” Eric shares his excitement.
Eric’s multifaceted approach to the industry makes him a perfect fit for The MRG Group’s LIVE division and expanding into new markets.
About The MRG Group
In operation since 2008 with the reopening of the historic Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, Canada, The MRG Group has grown into one of the leading entertainment and hospitality companies in Canada. Owning and operating a total of 14 properties across the country, MRG’s preeminent venues include Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, The Capital Ballroom in Victoria, BC, The Garrick in Winnipeg, MB and Adelaide Hall in Toronto, ON. MRG’s mission is to create positive shareable experiences for all who come in contact with the venues and events. MRG LIVE developed as an amplification of its entertainment branch and has since established itself as an industry-leading promotion company producing over 1000 shows in 2019. With offices in Toronto, New York, Miami, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Winnipeg, MRG LIVE is currently the largest independent concert promoter in Canada.
All show listings can be found at www.mrglive.com