Eventbrite’s mission is to bring the world together through live experiences. Whether it’s a DJ set in a 250 cap room, a Pride festival in a city center, or a pop-up dinner series featuring local chefs, we exist to help creators spark human connection through a diverse mix of local events.
Recently, we’ve begun hosting gatherings for some of the creators, music and otherwise, who use our platform — allowing organizers, promoters, and event producers to learn from one another and grow their professional network.
Early in September, we hosted an exclusive dinner at The Old School in Nashville, a multipurpose venue that showcases farm-to-table cuisine and hosts events of all kinds. We treated an eclectic mix of local creators to a night of drinks, a wonderful meal, and deep conversation about the good, the bad, and the tricky parts of bringing people together in the real world.
We kept the focus hyper-local and sought a diverse crowd of event creators who manage music festivals, produce design and art events, organize chef-led private dinners, and more. Guests shared challenges and ideas with one another, reporting that the opportunity to meet fellow organizers felt like a “weight was lifted off.”
Guests learned about each others’ businesses and events, and discovered what they had in common — and how they could support one another. We spoke with guests about what success looked like for them — and what tools they needed to make that success possible.
In October, we gathered at PianoFight in San Francisco, a combination theater-venue-restaurant that hosts live music, comedy, plays, drag, variety shows, and more. Our crowd included a mix of local creators and event producers, Eventbrite staff, and representatives from San Francisco’s municipal government.
We hosted a unique panel discussion moderated by Jessica Bryndza, Eventbrite’s Vice President of Brand and Consumer Marketing. Ben Bleiman and Maggie Weiland of the SF Entertainment Commission and Ben Van Houten from NightlifeSF joined Tyra Fennell, founder of Imprint City, an organization activating underutilized areas with art and events, for a lively discussion on throwing successful events while navigating through the maze of local and city regulations.
We believe in the power of community. We’re here to support our creators and keep them thriving independently and vibrantly. “Best networking event I’ve ever been to,” said one of our guests in Nashville. “Please clone this event and hold it quarterly,” they added. We love that idea, and we’re looking into cities that might make great hosts for our next summit. Interested in attending? We’d love to see you — let us know.