Highly entertaining...portrait of a man who is definitely one of the top three concert promoters of all time – Variety
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10 Freebody St, Newport
ABOUT THE FILM: In a career spanning almost sixty years, concert promoter and impresario Ron Delsener has been
behind virtually every major contemporary music concert in New York City. From the Beatles at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, to bringing David Bowie to Carnegie Hall and Patti Smith to the Palladium, to somehow convincing Simon and Garfunkel to come back together to play the biggest concert ever in Central Park, Ron Delsener was behind it all.
RON DELSENER PRESENTS takes us behind-the-curtain through the last half century of the live music business, chronicling the tactics that drove live performance from disorganized, low-fi events to international tours, arenas, and, eventually, into a global empire. Now, at 86 years old, Ron’s still in the game, working in the now-multi-billion industry he helped to create. Sure, he could stop – he maybe even should. But Ron doesn’t know how.
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|6:00 PM:||Venue Opens|
|7:00 PM:||Live music by Chase Ceglie|
|8:00 PM:||Film Start|
|Post-Film Conversation:||Director, Jake Sumner moderated by Dean Budnick, Relix|
|Rain Venue :||Venue; Casino Theatre (10 Freebody St). Please note that your RSVP does NOT guarantee a seat in the event that we move indoors due to rain. Seating is first come, first served and we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the start of film.|
|Parking :||Street parking will be available|
|Run time:||95 min|
|Producers:||Jake Sumner, James A. Smith, Margaret Munzer Loeb|
|Cast:||Jimmy Buffett, Cher, Ron Delsener, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Lenny Kaye, Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler, Gene Simmons, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Stanley, Veronica White, Steve Van Zandt|