On Thursday, July 27th, newportFILM fans gathered at the Casino Theatre due to poor weather. After the film there was conversation with director Jake Sumner. The producers of the film are Jake Sumner, James A. Smith, Margaret Munzer Loeb.

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.

Photography by Maddie Van. https://www.maddievan.com/home