Venue Coalition

Jeff Apregan - President

Jeff Apregan has promoted, produced and executed live events throughout the world in venues ranging from clubs and theatres to NFL stadiums and motor speedways. He has had the opportunity to experience the live events industry from a variety of perspectives over a span of nearly 30 years, as a venue operator, artist manager, promoter representative, talent buyer, tour promoter, tour director and venue booking consultant.

As a tour promoter with the original Concerts West, Jeff toured throughout North America with John Denver, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and The Blues Brothers. Later, he acted as Executive Director of Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and was directly responsible for venue operations at the 16,000 capacity amphitheatre in Southern California. As Vice President of Business Affairs for Avalon Attractions, he was directly responsible for managing strategic relationships and company operations. In 1993 Apregan started his own firm, Apregan Group, Inc.

Today, Apregan Group provides a variety of entertainment services, including talent buying, tour direction, venue consulting and strategic planning for artists, venues, promoters producers and organizations. Jeff has continued to work with Neil Diamond as his Tour Director, overseeing global touring operations.

Recent projects / events:

  • Neil Diamond 2008 - 2009 World Tour
  • Van Halen - 2007 North American Tour
  • Motorola Special Events - Diana Ross (2006), Michael Bolton (2007) Lionel Richie (2008)
  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort - Mammoth Festival / Mammoth Night of Lights

Andrew Prince - Executive Vice President

A savvy music business professional in an innovative environment, Andrew brings extensive knowledge of the live entertainment industry as a promoter, talent buyer, and venue booking consultant. Andrew is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Venue Coalition and is focused on identifying new business and programming opportunities for its participating member venues. He has been instrumental in the development of the organization since its inception.

Prior to his career at Venue Coalition, Andrew has worked with Apregan Group, Arch Angel Concerts (Neil Diamond), Shoreline Amphitheater, and Bill Graham Presents. Through his work at Venue Coalition, Andrew earned recognition as one of Billboard Magazine's top 30 executives under 30 years of age in the world. He is also a graduate of IAVM's Venue Management School and has a great passion for live events and confirming shows!

Andrew Saunders - Booking Manager

Andrew Saunders started his career with Venue Coalition in 2012 following his graduation from the University of Southern California's Music Industry and Business Entrepreneurship programs. After being recruited by the tour accounting department of Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, where he worked on projects including James Taylor's European and North American tours, he rejoined the Venue Coalition team as Booking Manager in 2015.

Kate Sadler - Operations Manager

Kate Sadler joined the Venue Coalition team in 2014 after earning a bachelor's degree in Music Industry from USC's Thornton School of Music. While in school, she held positions at Live Nation and Atlantic Records and has experience in concert booking, tour promotion and contract administration.