Dan Steinberg, Emporium Presents (US)
Dan Steinberg, co-founder of Emporium Presents, started producing club shows at the Mercury Café in Denver at the age of sixteen. In 1993, Dan founded 2B Announced Presents as a concert promoter, and after college he relocated to Seattle at the tail end of 2002, promoting under the name Dan Steinberg Presents, later rebranded as Square Peg Concerts in October 2004. In June of 2015, Square Peg merged with Jason Zink’s Sherpa Concerts taking on the name of Emporium Presents and producing live events all over the United States and Canada. In October of 2018, Live Nation acquired the majority state of Emporium Presents, with Steinberg and Zink staying on as presidents of the company.
Dan was nominated as Independent Promoter of the Year in 2003, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Pollstar, and yes its true his actual Twitter handle is @TheJew.
Emporium Presents promotes all forms of live entertainment. Past highlights include shows with Luke Bryan, Jason Mraz, Straight No Chaser, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel Tosh, The Scorpions, Keith Urban, Indigo Girls, Trailer Park Boys, Tedeschi Trucks Band, PJ Masks, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, Dream Theater, Eric Church, Dolly Parton, The Black Keys, Godsmack, BB King, Home Free and Cheech and Chong.
In Dan’s free time, he has played moderator and host for the live touring industries biggest podcast, Promoter 101.