Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw and his company have expertly guided many careers including those of the Dave Matthews Band and Phish. The frontmen of both acts will perform at a dinner in which Capshaw will be honored.
The 2017 Spirit Of Life Gala entitled Music, Hope & Healing will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on November 2. Capshaw will be honored as City Of Hope’s Spirit Of Life award recipient. Entertainment will be provided by Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Joseph. More information on the event is available here.
Coran’s latest award comes in addition to previous honors including three Personal Manager Of The Year awards from Pollstar, Billboard’s Humanitarian Award and inclusion on Music Manager Forum’s International Manager Roll Of Honour. The music industry legend went from owner of Charlottesville’s famed Trax venue to manager of DMB after being impressed by the group’s weekly gigs at his bar. DMB went on to become on the world’s top touring acts. Red Light Management guides the career of dozens of iconic bands including Primus, Ween, Phish, Lionel Richie, Alabama Shakes and Dierks Bentley. Capshaw also helped start Bonnaroo, founded Starr Hill Presents and owns a handful of Charlottesville area venues.
Anastasio and Matthews have a long history dating back to Phish giving DMB rare opening slots in 1994, one of the last bands to open for the Vermonters in a non-festival setting. The pair toured together as part of Dave Matthews & Friends in 2003 and 2004. Dave and Trey last joined forces at DMB’s SPAC show in Saratoga Springs, New York and August 14, 2007. The format of performances for the gala event is unknown.
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