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Industry veteran Ken Craig to lead Live Nation Canada’s new Ottawa office

Live Nation Canada says that its new office in the capital city of Ottawa will help it expand its reach in the country.

The company said Canada is its sixth biggest market and that it already produces more than 70 shows in the Ottawa area.

Industry veteran Ken Craig has been appointed as vice-president, Ottawa Region, to spearhead the company’s operations in the region.

“Ken has been a colleague for 30 years. His passion for the entertainment business is reflected in his work ethic, as well as in making everyone feel welcome and excited to be participating in live concert experiences,” said Riley O’Connor, Chairman, Live Nation Canada.

“We are proud to officially welcome Ken to the Live Nation Canada family as we continue upon our path of bringing the most vibrant and exciting live entertainment to fans across Canada.”

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Craig has been an independent promoter and producer based out of Ottawa for the past 20 years, and has overseen a number of entertainment activities throughout Canada including the presentation and production of Jerry Seinfeld’s Canadian concert dates for the past 10 years.

He has been a long-term senior contract producer for Live Nation overseeing the production of arena, stadium, and outdoor sites across Canada including the development of a venue production strategy at the new Centre Videotron in Quebec City, and the development of several green field sites.

Live Nation added: “Ken will bring a wealth of local Ottawa and Northern Ontario operational and marketing knowledge to Live Nation Canada as the organisation expands its presence in markets across the country.”

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