Mission Statement

California is our home and our inspiration

HUSHconcerts relentlessly innovates to manifest creative solutions to the challenges of live event production in both common and non-traditional settings. We apply our unique experience, technology, and methodology to actualize any type of performance in all environments, regardless of regulations, restrictions or misunderstandings. HUSHconcerts also creates and markets unique experiences of its own for a blossoming community of live entertainment aficionados, providing top-notch production and promotion services for artists, producers, promoters, managers, agents, and brands. With offices nationwide and a series of global alliances and partnerships, HUSHconcerts remains a proud product of the San Francisco Bay Area and a proponent of progressive values such as race, gender and sexual equality, and environmental sustainability. HUSHconcerts promises to chase perfection and catch excellence for every facet of its work for its fans, clients, and partners.

The Team

HUSHconcerts is owned and operated by longtime production professionals Robbie Kowal and John Miles. We have a small, hardworking staff that works tirelessly to navigate the ever-changing waters around live event production. We work extremely hard on behalf of the clients, artists, and partners who put their trust in our expertise. Along the way, we have a lot of fun, but the goal in our office is the same as it was for the father of concert promotion, Bill Graham in his day: “we make the trains run on time so madness can break out on the stage”.

As seriously as we take our commitment to the development of the artists and entities for whom we work, we are similarly as serious about developing the careers of the people who come through our doors. There are few places in the arts where one can get immediate, meaningful, hands-on training in production, marketing, and business development. That emphasis on professional development has enabled us to be a part of the career arcs of dozens of production industry stalwarts.

As of 2019, HUSHconcerts maintains offices in Los Angeles, Reno, Chicago, Austin, New York City, Kansas City, Portland, Las Vegas, Honolulu, and our mothership office in an old Navy firehouse on Treasure Island, San Francisco. We are also proud to enjoy several crucial international partnerships that provide us global leadership in wireless headphone technology, and production methodology.  Resumes should be sent to info@hushconcerts.com

HUSHconcerts

Robbie Kowal

Robbie Kowal

CEO

Judy Fridman

Judy Fridman

Partner | HUSHmom

Kevin Ferlin

Kevin Ferlin

Marketing Director

Logan Duckett

Logan Duckett

Production Manager

Trish Moore

Trish Moore

Director of Operations & Finance

Nate Ringor

Nate Ringor

Production Lead

Marc Lorentz

Marc Lorentz

Production Lead

William 'Chip' Corwin

William 'Chip' Corwin

Production Lead

Adam Miller

Adam Miller

Equipment Manager

Stuart Walker

Stuart Walker

Conference Production Mgr.

HUSHoffices

Joshua Brooks

Joshua Brooks

Los Angeles

HUSHla Team Lead

Ryan Summers

Ryan Summers

Kansas City

HUSHkc Team Lead

Steve Humphreys

Steve Humphreys

New York

HUSHny Team Lead

We rely heavily on the services of the following professional agencies:

Media Relations

HUSHconcerts is available at all times to comment on our own operations as well as the greater issues that effect the arts, music and urban culture. We are specifically interested in adding commentary to stories involving the intersection of the arts and politics. Our Creative Director, Robbie Kowal is a former journalist so we know first hand how time-starved and stressful the life of a reporter or photographer can be.

Our basic commitments to the media are:

  • Fast responses to your inquiries
  • Make relevant sources available to you
  • Respect your deadlines
  • We won’t pitch you unless the story is timely and relevant
  • Try to make your entry process as painless as possible
  • Take a big picture view of your story, suggesting other sources, even if they are not our own
  • Give you a unique perspective, and original content
  • Help you fact check your story before publishing to avoid embarrassing inaccuracies

For interview requests, please contact press AT hushconcerts DOT com

In your request, please provide us with the following info:

  • Publication / Media Organization
  • Contact Name / Phone / Email
  • Form of media – Print / Video / Television / Web / Blog etc…
  • Story Angle / Idea
  • Desired Result – How can we help you?
  • Deadline / Time Sensitivity

contact us: marketing AT hushconcerts DOT com

The Community

For almost 20 years, the team at HUSHconcerts has worked incredibly hard to devise and execute creative experiences for our community.

HUSHstory

2018 served as one of HUSHconcerts most successful and exciting years ever. In the spring, the company welcomed a new partner, former Magenic Inc founder Judy Fridman. In the summer, the company expanded its San Francisco operation with new equipment and staff, and opened new offices in Brooklyn New York, Austin Texas, Las Vegas Nevada, Chicago Illinois, Reno Nevada, Portland Oregon, and Kansas City Kansas. We also expanded our operations in Southern California, opening an official HUSHla office, and forged an alliance with Georgia entertainment production ninjas Island Sound to deliver silent disco production to the southeastern US. In the fall, HUSHconcerts produced its first activation at the glorious KAABOO Del Mar festival with thousands of headphones over two huge nights. As we enter 2019, the company has never been better positioned to lead and capitalize on the exponential growth of the radio headphone production space.

#HUSHconcert events are fun for the whole family! We are looking forward to the next Bayshore event!

#Bayshore #driveinconcert #HUSHphones #silentconcert #sociallydistancedconcert #liveconcert #HUSHfm
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It's Friday again 🎶 We love listening to "Friday" by Riton x Nightcrawlers with our #HUSHphones as we finish the week. What song gets you ready for the weekend?

#HUSHconcerts #silentdisco #silentrave #fridaymood #weekendmood #silentheadphoneparty
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HUSH CEO, DJ, record producer, and concert promoter Robbie Kowal joined the “Concerts That Made Us” Podcast to discuss his career, silent disco, and live events during the pandemic era. Listen to the episode now on Spotify, Apple, Goodpods, or the @concertsthatmadeuspodcast website. ...

Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and those who came before, to celebrate the rich cultures surrounding our industry. Diversity and inclusion are integral values within our team at HUSHconcerts. Music would be boring if all humans were alike!

#celebrateourdifferences

#HUSHconcerts #mlkday #HUSHfam #silentdisco #HUSHlove
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Looking for a safe way to have an in-person event? Let us introduce you to #HUSHfm

Through robust transmission systems, portable receivers and headphones we can help you power socially distanced events of any size.

#DriveInConcert #DriveInEvent #HUSHheadphones
#SocialDistancedEvent
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It's almost time, Napa! 🎧🙌 🔥 🎧

@BottleRockNapa is coming soon and tickets go on sale tomorrow!✌️

Don't miss @Metallica @Pink @twentyonepilots @lukecombs & 70+ other artists.

Plus a few surprises by @HUSHconcerts 😏

Get your 3-day tickets TOMORROW at 10 a.m. PST!

#bottlerock #napa #hushconcerts #silentdisco
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We're looking forward to more events in the new year. What concert or festival are you most excited for? ​

#HUSHconcerts #LiveEvents #MusicFestival #SilentDisco #SilentRave #HUSHphones
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We hope everyone had a fun and safe night ringing in the new year. What's the first song you're listening to in 2022? ​

#HUSHconcerts #NewYear #HUSHphones #SilentDisco #NewMusic #HUSHfam
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tonight with @wearegalantis @snbrn @mahalo_dj +more we celebrate the turn of the year with @eyeheartsf @epicproductions @goldblocartists at Fort Mason!

Bring your warm mittens and come cheer us leaving 2021 in the dust --See you there!
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We're skating into 2022! ⛸❄️ Our resolution for the new year is to attend more concerts and festivals! What's your New Years resolution?
#HUSHconcerts #HUSHphones #silentdiscoparty #silentevents #silentheadphoneparty ​#silentparty #silentdisco #NewYear
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A New Year's Wish from HUSHconcerts,

2021 was a challenging year for most of us, and especially for the folks who make their living bringing you joy in the form of concerts, events, parties and conferences. HUSHconcerts was an exception. For us it was another year of creatively finding ways to survive and thrive, and we are most thankful that we are not only intact, but our whole team stayed on. Adam, Iman, Josh, Jaramy, Judy, Kevin, Logan, Nate, Nate, Ryan, Steve, Trish and I are still here, ready to help you manifest your dreams.

Many in our industry were not so fortunate. From union stagehands, techs, and stevedores (like our colleagues at San Francisco's Local 16) to conference and meeting professionals, to bands, producers, and creators, 2021 was only slightly better than 2020. Although things improved last summer, Delta caused another wave of disruption, and now Omicron seems poised to do the same. Thousands whose livelihoods depend on the concerts you love, and also the private events you may overlook, have been forced to scramble, starve or find new professions.

Many venues and some organizations have recieved a modicum of relief from Federal programs like SOS, SVOG and PPP. However, individual workers, especially those who worked for production companies and not venues, have seen little of that relief. Maybe the club stayed open and paid rent, but staff was cut, salaries slashed, and gigs shrunk. And for the producers of private events? Your wedding, meeting, private event or conference producers who employ millions of lifelong event experts? Little has been done. Many of these have had to scramble and suffer.

And while HUSHconcerts managed to find a way to survive and even thrive, there are many in our industry who were not so fortunate. So in this holiday season, before you buy that new beard groomer or cat chaser or blue skirt, we ask that you give a little back to the folks who brought you smiles and kept you safe at events.

To help contribute, head to our facebook for links.

#HUSHconcerts #SearchFoundation #CrewNation #MusicForwardFoundation #HappyNewYear
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Looking for that concert feeling at home? With our #HUSHkits you can rock out at home with your peeps. We have a ‘family pack’ of 4 headphones and 2 transmitters for only $99 with free shipping. 👍#HUSHphones ​

#silentdiscoparty #silentevents ​#silentheadphoneparty #silentparty ​#silentdisco #socialdistancing
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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from our team here at #HUSHconcerts.🎄❄️️ ​

#HUSHphones #silentdiscoparty #silentevents #silentheadphoneparty ​#silentparty #silentdisco #HappyHolidays ​

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Everyone of all ages can enjoy our #HUSHphones 😜​

#silentdisco #HUSHconcerts #silentevent #silentheadphoneparty
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COVID-19 and social distancing hit the event industry like a storm but luckily #HUSHconcerts has your umbrella ⚡☂️ With #HUSHfm we can power events of any scale, anywhere in the U.S. ​

Go to our website to find out more and get a quote today! ​

#HUSHphones ​#silentdiscoparty #silentevents ​#silentheadphoneparty #silentparty ​
#silentdisco #driveinconcert #driveinmovie
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Hands in the air like we don't care because it's Friday! 🙌 What song are you listening to as you head into the weekend? #HUSHconcerts ​

#HUSHphones ​#silentdiscoparty #silentevents ​#silentheadphoneparty #silentparty ​
#silentdisco #silentheadphoneparty​
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We loved working with #SoulCycle to provide outdoor silent cycle classes. HUSHconcerts is invested in the wellness and health of all, and we have defined the forefront in using silent disco in wellness and fitness settings. 🚴‍♂️💪🚴‍♀️​

Check out our website for more information or to get a quote.

#healthandwellness #fitness #silentdisco #silentevent #silentfitnessclass #HUSHconcerts #HUSHphones
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There's only a few more weeks left of 2021, make the most it by planning your next your next 2022 event with #HUSHconcerts today!​

​#HUSHphones #silentdisco #covid19 #socialdistancing #silentevent #newyear #rentalheadphones #eventplanning #eventindustry
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15 years ago, we wanted to do something special for our favorite Breaks producer @DJ_Icey . So we enlisted a local arts collective to make some snow-themed set pieces, bought some black lights and created a winter white party, dubbed ICEBREAKER'S BALL. Sixteen years later, Icebreakers Ball is still going strong and on Feb 4, 2022, after a lost year due to the pandemic, the event will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with the King of the Funky Breaks, DJ ICEY.

The Great Northern will be transformed into a winter wonderland with white attired-denizens getting down to this master selector on the decks. Among the special treats this year include guest sets from @MoPoRobbie @DJ_Deckard ( @SpaceCowboysSF ) and @MrBounceman as well as DJs from @TheJankyBarge collective: Phleck, HellaCat, Brittany Healy (Sobb Deep), Chuck Jones, Beato and more! And to top it all off, the night will close with an all-star tribute to the late Chris Jaramillo aka @Cosmic_Selector who passed during the pandemic lockdown. To honor him in the way he would have wanted are his dear friends, Jeff Taisch, Abstract Rude, D.Program and B. Squid closing out the main stage.

Icebreakers is one of San Francisco's seminal club events and tickets are sure to go fast, so get yours now at www.TheGreatNorthernSF.com. This event is 21+ and proof of vaccination must be shown at the door for entry.

#HUSHconcerts #SilentDisco #Icebreakers #DJIcey #Winter #WinterWhite #WhiteParty #Breaks #Breakbeat
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#TBT to Freqo De Mayo!​ What's your favorite festival that you've attended? ​
#silentrave #HUSHconcerts ​#silentdisco #silentevent ​#HUSHphones #liveevent #musicfestival​
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