The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) through its interactive vendor directory seeking a qualified entertainment management company for the Media Welcome Event on September 1, 2012 at the North Carolina Music Factory. The event is for a projected 15,000 members of the media as a welcome to the city and the DNC.
The entertainment manager will work with Charlotte in 2012 to secure entertainment for the event and will be responsible for booking, communicating with, coordinating, and stage managing all entertainment acts for the event. The Host Committee historically relies on the generosity of entertainers who waive performance fees to support the cause of the campaign; however, there is a moderate budget to cover some fees. The full RFP can be found here.
“Charlotte has an opportunity most cities never get: we will welcome 15,000 members of the media and introduce them to the Queen City with this event,” said Dan Murrey, Executive Director of Charlotte in 2012. “We are looking for a creative and talented individual to help us create that warm Carolina welcome we are known for.”
Charlotte in 2012 will evaluate candidates based on numerous criteria, including, but not limited to: experience with local, regional and national artists, relationships to Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding region, positive references, and participation of union labor, women, minorities, veterans, LGBT, and persons with disabilities. Proposals must be e-mailed in no later than 5pm on May 7th, 2012. The Host Committee will not accept physical proposals. People interested in bidding must be registered and have a completed profile in the Charlotte in 2012 Vendor Directory to be considered.
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