FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALEX GRIGG JOINS THE MRG GROUP
AS DIRECTOR OF FESTIVALS & EVENTS
15 APRIL 2019 (Toronto, ON) – The MRG Group names Alex Grigg as Director of Festivals & Events to further develop the rapidly growing MRG Events and MRG Concerts divisions within the group.
“I have admired Alex’s work for many years. During his time with Music BC, Vancouver’s Jazz Fest, and the Pan Am Games, Alex has always proven his ability to see an event on a grand scale while maintaining focus on the individual’s experience”, Matthew Gibbons, The MRG Group President, celebrates, “I look forward to having the perspective and expertise that Alex will bring to MRG’s experiences.”
Alex will play an intricate role at The MRG Group working closely with both the MRG Concerts team and the MRG Events team lead by industry veteran, John Donnelly, “MRG Events is excited to welcome Alex Grigg to our special events team. His vast network of resources and years of experience as an agent, event producer and administrator will help lead MRG Events to many new national projects”.
Grigg joins The MRG Group as an established industry professional with over 20 years experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge in talent buying, event production and live entertainment promotion. Starting his career at the Feldman Agency, Grigg went on to develop TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the 2015 Pan Am Games and his last position as Executive Director at Music BC.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at The MRG Group as Director of Festival & Events, one of the fastest growing and respected promoters and hospitality companies in Canada,” Alex remarks, “I’ve have long standing relationships with Matt Gibbons and the entire MRG team since their inception in 2009 and I look forward to expanding their already fantastic portfolio of festivals and events across Canada.”
Effective 22 April 2019, Alex Grigg will be stationed out of The MRG Group office in Vancouver, BC and can be reached at email@example.com
About MRG Concerts
MRG Concerts is a division of The MRG Group. In operation since 2008, with the reopening of the historic Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC, The MRG Group has grown into one of the leading hospitality and entertainment companies in Canada. Owning and running a total of nine properties across the country, the group’s preeminent venues include: Vogue Theatre, The Imperial, The Yale Saloon, Biltmore Cabaret and The Garrick in the West, Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon, The Porch, Dublin Calling and Radio (formerly Adelaide Hall) in the East. MRG Concerts developed as an amplification of its entertainment branch and has since established itself as an industry-leading promotion company producing over 800 shows per year including Vancouver’s Westward Music Festival.
About MRG Events
MRG Events is a division of The MRG Group, a leading independent Canadian producer of entertainment properties. In 2018, MRG Events joined forces with John Donnelly and Associates. Over the past 30 years, John Donnelly has negotiated and delivered hundreds of successful sponsorship and production agreements for a wide variety of projects, with values ranging up to multi-million-dollar events. The team’s excellent relationships with national talent agencies, promoters and cultural performance groups continue to provide the opportunity to produce events with world-class talent.
MRG Events delivers detail, passion and work-smart determination to each and every project. But more than that, the team brings a supportive, work environment and true community spirit to each event. MRG Events recent successes include many international and national award-winning events: Surrey Fusion Festival – 2019 International Gala Award, Best Festival; National Star Award, Best Cultural Event; Richmond World Festival – National Star Award for Most Outstanding Event in Canada; Khatsahlano Street Party – Georgia Straight Best in Vancouver for Community Festival; Surrey Canada Day – National Star Award for Most Outstanding Event in Canada; World Police & Fire Games Opening Ceremonies – International Gala Award – Most Outstanding Spectacle Event. John Donnelly has been honoured with the Province of BC’s prestigious Nesika Award which recognizes excellence in promoting multiculturalism.