Meet Stacy Butler, Live Nation’s Head of Clubs. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Stacy first connected with Music Forward while working at the House of Blues years ago. Through her connection, she was instantly invested in the mission of Music Forward.
She’s a lover of music, an expert planner, and a passionate leader, helping create a more equitable and inclusive music industry. She continues to show her support by being a Music Forward Alliance member, and you can see her next week as a special guest speaker at our All Access Fest on September 30th! Find out more about Stacy below.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you originally from and where do you currently reside?
Stacy Butler here, Seattle native but currently residing in Southern California.
What is your current role?
I have been with Live Nation for nine years, and I am now Head of Clubs overseeing business operations for 25 venues, including 21 music venues, and four comedy clubs.
What is your favorite memory involving music?
Wow, so many but taking my nephew to his first show at the venue I was running at the time. The look of pure astonishment was unforgettable.
How did you get involved with Music Forward?
I started my career with Live Nation at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. Music Forward is deeply ingrained in the culture at House of Blues and I immediately knew it was something I wanted to be involved in.
What motivates you to support Music Forward as an Alliance member?
Music should be a part of everyone’s life no matter who you are or where you are from. Music should be treated as a necessity, not a privilege and I want to help make sure that happens.
What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?
It is ok to fail! Be dedicated and always follow through. Work smart, not hard, and be sure to stand out. Don’t ever think you know everything, you have to be open to learning something new every day. Be humble, but be confident and know you deserve to be here as much as any man.
How do you measure success?
Am I happy? Am I healthy? Do I have the resources to help others in need? Those are the boxes I like to check.
How does music move you?
Music reminds me that I am human and not just a robot moving through life. I love any type of music that induces emotion and emotion is what reminds me that I am a living, breathing entity.
We are thankful for all that Stacy contributes to our youth and our industry. Catch this rockstar creating magic at a venue near you!