Pollstar Live! is the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professionals and the flagship event for Pollstar magazine, the leading trade publication for the global live entertainment industry.  With over 30 years of history, the Pollstar Live! Conference offers three (3) days of compelling discussions led by visionaries in the live entertainment business beginning with Production Live!, a full day dedicated to production and transportation in live events, followed by Pollstar Live!, including our Annual Pollstar Awards celebration. Join us February 6-8, 2024 in Los Angeles.


Gary Dean Smith, died peacefully and unexpectedly at his home in Fresno, California, Jan. 20.

Smith, who served as Chief Executive Officer of Pollstar at the time of the company’s sale to Oak View Group in 2017, was a longtime fixture in the concert industry as not only a public face of Pollstar and one of its founders, but as a concert promoter and artist management associate.





In Memory of Gary D. Smith (1946-2024)
In attendance: Executives, Buyers/Promoters, Manager/Agent/ Directors/Other