A Day in the Life: Human Resources Coordinator

From the desk of Danielle Weaver, Human Resources Coordinator:

Many employees are still getting use to me as the first Human Resources Coordinator at Erie Events, but it is my pleasure to say it has been quite a whirl wind of excitement these past six months! Most of my time has been spent implementing new processes and programs, while being a resource to all management and employees.

There is never a dull moment in my job. I consider myself lucky to have the best of both worlds here at work! My second passion is Event Coordinating, so working in HR and being in an event-driven atmosphere has been a dream come true!

Erie Events is always looking for great applicants who believe in our mission. The mission of Erie Events is to provide world-class convention facilities and entertainment venues throughout the region to visitors and residents, their families and friends. Erie Events strives to present a diverse selection of performing arts and sporting events enjoyable not just to residents of our own community, but also to meeting and convention visitors, travelers and vacationers. There are currently many part-time openings we have available.

You can visit http://www.erieevents.com/ and click employment opportunities to stay up to date on our current job postings.

Listed below are five reasons why you should want to work for Erie Events:

  1. We are growing!
  2. Robust health benefits and generous 457 retirement plan.
  3. Erie Events believes in professional development and job recognition.
  4. With hundreds of events annually, there is never a dull moment!
  5. Job satisfaction!
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Adam Savage and Michael Stevens Bring You BRAIN CANDY LIVE!

It’s what your mind is hungry for…

Erie, PA – Magic City Productions is thrilled to announce the one of a kind stage show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel “Vsauce,” will play in Erie, PA at the Warner Theatre on March 18, 2018. Now in its second year these two explosive minds bring their version of interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience to cities across the US. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 27, 2017; for show details and tickets, call 814-452-4857 or visit the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office, http://www.erieevents.com or http://www.braincandylive.com.

Adam Savage and Michael Stevens are master explainers, bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that literally has audiences shouting “more” after their favorites. Audiences are engaged and enthusiastic test subjects and participants as they spend two hours laughing, learning and exploring during a theatrical experience like no other. BRAIN CANDY LIVE! has been described as “A cross between TED Talks and Blue Man Group.”

Every night, Savage and Stevens literally can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun for each new audience. They’re inviting everyone to join-in and get their minds messy as their demonstrations leap off the stage. Adam and Michaels’ BRAIN CANDY LIVE! experience is like a two hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.

Smart is the new superpower and two of this planet’s most entertaining everyday heroes coming to your town to rescue you and your family from boredom. Join them as they use their secret recipe of fun, surprise, excitement (and just a pinch of danger) to cook-up and deliver an explosive batch of magical brain candy to every mind in the audience.

About Adam Savage

One of the most highly regarded and watched series on Discovery Channel, “MythBusters” ran for 14 earth-shattering years. Co-executive produced and co-hosted by Savage, the show mixed scientific method with problem solving gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to confirm or bust myths, popular misconceptions and creating its own signature style of explosive experimentation. Today, in addition to creating content for his website Tested.com, Adam has become a proponent for making, working with the White House to encourage kids and adults alike to get their hands dirty. He’s also a regular at conventions across the country, where his elaborate and hand-made costumes (Such as Totoro at New York Comic Con) attract much attention…. and hugs.

About Michael Stevens

Michael’s passion for learning, science and making curiosity contagious led him to create Vsauce in 2010. The YouTube channel captures attention with fun questions like, “What color is a mirror?” “Can you count past infinity?” and “Why are things creepy?” Now reaching a collective 17 million subscribers with video views in excess of 2 billion, Vsauce has grown into one of the largest educational networks on the web. Last ear, it received the Webby for Best Science and Education Network.

About Michael Weber

Adam Savage, Michael Stevens and director Michael Weber are the brains behind Brain Candy. Widely respected for his innovation, problem-solving and storytelling abilities, Scientific American Magazine wrote, “Michael Weber is a walking Swiss Army Knife.” He has worked with a veritable “Who’s Who” of writers, directors and performers including Daren Aronofsky, Christian Bale, Don Cheadle, Wes Craven, Mos Def, Robert DeNiro, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, David Mamet, Errol Morris, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Nolan, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts, Aaron Sorkin, Martin Scorsese, George Wolfe and Robert Zemeckis. Weber’s work can be seen in dozens of plays and feature films including Forest Gump, Angels in America, The Parent Trap, The Illusionist, Top Dog Underdog, The Prestige, A Year of Magical Thinking and Ocean’s 13. Recent projects include a zero-gravity show to be performed on the International Space Station, an interactive candy store that allows kids to make a gumball travel over 250 miles an hour before they chew it and a magic show for the blind that takes place entirely in the dark.

About MagicSpace Entertainment

Brain Candy Live! is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces more than 250 events in 75 cities per year. They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT.

 

A Day in the Life: BCC Building and Grounds Superintendent

From the desk of Dave Yusz, Bayfront Convention Center Building and Grounds Superintendent:

What an exciting convention season! The National Fireworks Association held the 2017 NFA Expo at our facility in September. The event brought people to Erie from around the globe! Large conventions, such as these, have a lot of moving pieces, not only during the show, but before they arrive. Prior to their arrival, dates and times are determined, displays and goods are shipped in, room and floor layouts are detailed, food and beverage menues are selected, power/internet/telephony needs are determined, and staffing requirements are decided. When I stop and think about everything that happens between the booking of a convention to show day, I am truly in awe.

Facility maintenance and improvement are an ongoing part of this job. During convention season, the operations crew has to run three shifts to keep up. During the slower season, major projects are completed because there are less restrictions. This year, new ovens and other equipment were installed in the kitchen. Also, new carpet was installed in the ballroom along with replacing the lighting system to take advantage of energy savings. At times, keeping up with everything seems daunting, but I love the challenge!

Harlem Globetrotters Bring Their Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour to EIA 1-31-18

The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment, will bring their Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour to the Erie Insurance Arena on January 31, 2018 at 7:00pm to take on their long-time adversaries the Washington Generals.

The Harlem Globetrotters will face a revamped Washington Generals team which recently launched a more competitive profile over the summer, making an appearance at the Basketball Tournament. The new tournament-tested team is looking to snap a 47-year losing streak against their world famous rivals during their 2018 season.

With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Ace Jackson and Hoops Green – the Globetrotters’ show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their game at the Erie Insurance Arena will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, the Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Tickets start at $24.50 and can be purchased at harlemglobetrotters.com, http://www.erieevents.com, by phone at 814-452-4857 or at the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office.

The Harlem Globetrotters are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 91 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 123 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. The American Red Cross is the official charity of the Harlem Globetrotters. Sponsored by Entenmann’s Donuts, Ticket Galaxy and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For he latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official website: http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.

Brantley Gilbert Announces Erie Insurance Arena Date

Nashville, TN – Brantley Gilbert spent all of 2017 taking his music to the people. Working the Rust Belt, the Heartland, the mid-South, the deep South and the Northeast, Gilbert knows it’s the people who make – and keep – the music strong. As Billboard said of the Georgia born ‘n’ raised songwriter “Brantley Gilbert knows his audience. With a pair of platinum¬†albums and nine of his singles being certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum, Gilbert’s music strikes a chord with people.”

And that’s exactly why he’s calling this year’s tour The Ones That Like Me 2018.

“People tell you all kinds of things about marketing,” Gilbert says of his tour’s name. “But I want to call it something that speaks to what the tour is: a chance for me to get together with all the people out there who get this music, who believe in these songs and live their lives just like the people back home do.¬† We are all proud Americans, who try to stand up and do the right thing. That isn’t marketing, that’s life – and that’s what my music is made of.”

Having spent the summer playing – and selling out – hard ticket dates in amphitheaters, as well as a handful of festivals as headliner, Gilbert got to look the BG nation in the eye. As he’s home waiting for the birth of his first child, he’s reflected on the power and the heart of those people, and he’s even more determined to give them a show that gives back everything they are!

“I say every album is a chapter of my life,” Gilbert explains, as the first 19 dates of his tour go on sale. “IT’s real, even when it’s simple, because life is pretty simple, even when it’s rough. ‘One Hell of an Amen’ looks some tough in the eye, and stands tall. It’s how I was raised, and I think everyone in the BG Nation feels it the same way. So these aren’t just my songs, they’re the songs of all of our lives. When I get back out there, man, we’re gonna have even more life to lift up and celebrate.”

The Ones That Like Me 2018 kicks off February 1 at DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The initial leg of what promises to be Gilbert’s most gauntlet-throwing live experience yet – one that dials back the pyro and turns up the musical intensity – is slated for 36 concerts. Joining the hard-hitting songwriter in Staind’s Aaron Lewis, who’s been making country albums with iconic Nashville producer Buddy Cannon (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson.)

With The Devil Don’t Sleep debuting at #1 for physical sales and Just As I Am winning the 2014 American Music Awards Favorite Country Album, Gilbert connects with the flyover. When Rolling Stone assessed the Best of Country and Americana so far this yuear, Gilbert’s soul-scraping album – written completely by the Georgia native – made on the list alongside progressive truth tellers Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Allison Krauss and Nikki Lane.

Deeming it “the soundtrack to Friday night in small towns everywhere,” critic Jon Freeman wrote, “Where the majority of bro-country’s standard bearers switched up their approaches upon Chris Stapleton’s coronation as country’s new king – softening their sound with boy band-flavored pop or moving away from the party vibe to more adult songwriting – Gilbert stuck to his guns and released his best album yet with The Devil Don’t Sleep.”

Entertainment Weekly concurred declaring, “With swaggering guitars, catchy hooks, and a DGAF attitude, Devil promises to keep the ‘One Hell of an Amen’ singer at the top of the country charts.” NPR offered, “the tough guy tentatively wading into introspective territory … Gilbert is acutely aware of what keeps his audience feeling connected to him – that his fans, branded the BG Nation, identify with his bellicore tone, his defiant posture, the contempt he aims at any hint of condescension, the slight suggestion of softness behind the sneer.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10am and can be purchased at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, http://www.erieevents.com or by calling 814-452-4857.

 

 

Comedian Brian Regan Announces Erie, PA Show Date

Erie, PA | Warner Theatre | April 26, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10:00am

Tickets can be purchased at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, www.erieevents.com or by calling (814) 452-4857.

October 16, 2017 – Comedian Brian Regan announces spring 2018 tour dates for his non-stop theater tour going on sale Friday, October 20, 2017. The spring tour will visit 31 cities from January through the first week of June 2018. Regan visits close to 100 cities each year selling out the most beautiful venues in North America. A list of new tour dates is below. For more information and links to purchase tickets visit http://www.BrianRegan.com.

On November 21, Regan will star in his first Netflix special, Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers. The special is the first of a two-special deal with Netflix. Regan taped the special on June 23 and 24, 2017 at The Paramount Theatre in Denver.

On October 17, 2017 at 8:30PM, Regan will be seen in Peter Farrelly’s TV series, Loudermilk, on The Audience Network.

Regan will make his Carnegie Hall debut on November 11, 2017.

A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Regan will make his next appearance with Jimmy on November 8, 2017. Regan made 28 stand-up appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, the most of any comic in the show’s 22 years on CBS.

Regan’s previous stand-up special, Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall (2015), was the first-ever live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history. The special was critically acclaime with Vanity Fair calling Regan, “The funniest stand-up alive.” He made a scene-stealing cameo in Chris Rock’s film, Top Live, and was a guest on Seinfield’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Regan’s previous comedy releases include: Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall (2015) airing on Comedy Central and is available on CD and DVD and as a video or audio download; All By Myself (2010) is available on CD and download only through his website; his two previous hour-long Comedy Central specials, The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008), and Brian Regan Standing Up (2007) are available on DVD or as a video or audio download; I Walk on the Moon (2004) is available on DVD or as an audio or video download only through his website and Brian Regan Live (1997) is available on CD.