About Us

Atlanta concert production

Rival Entertainment has been producing concerts and music-centric festivals in Atlanta since 2004.

Principals Josh Antenucci and Lucy Freas each bring 20-plus years of experience in their respective areas of expertise, event production and show booking. Supported by an all-star concert production team in marketing, technical production, box office and vendor management, Rival creates positive and memorable event experiences for ticket buyers, artists, venues and event sponsors alike.

The home base of Rival’s Atlanta concert production team is Center Stage Atlanta—which encompasses Center Stage Theater, The Loft and Vinyl—where the Rival crew produces 350+ shows annually. Beyond Center Stage’s doors, we also create live music events and work on behalf of clients to execute their event vision, whether on a city street, in a park, on private property or in a traditional venue. These include Centennial Olympic Park, The Arena at Gwinnett Center, The Fox Theatre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Candler Park, Piedmont Park, Historic Fourth Ward Park and more.

Check out milestones in Rival Entertainment’s company history here.

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Our Services

Rival Entertainment provides comprehensive Atlanta concert production, event management and for-hire services. Our significant experience in concert booking, marketing and live event production provides an invaluable resource to our corporate and private event clients. Have a live event that you’d like us to produce?


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Our Team

Josh Antenucci, Senior Partner

Josh is known for delivering superior live event productions with a team prepared for whatever challenges it encounters. It’s this consistency coupled with his vision for fan experience that has been the foothold for Rival Entertainment’s event production success.

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Lucy Freas, Partner and Senior Talent Buyer

Lucy has been working her prowess in concert booking since 1996. Over her tenure in the music business, she has cultivated relationships with the industry’s leading agents – some of whom she has been building artists with for almost two decades.

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Brandon Mize, Talent Buyer

On any given day, Brandon receives hundreds of emails from artists or agents looking to play one of Center Stage’s venues or Rival Entertainment’s upcoming live events. Where some might find this volume overwhelming, he embraces the challenge and relishes in helping new artists grow in the Atlanta market.

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Alec Wooden, Marketing Manager

If you’ve attended a Rival Entertainment event since 2010, it’s likely because Alec told you about it through a Facebook page, a show flyer, an event website or email blast, for example. You know that ad that follows you around on your Internet browser until you click on it and buy tickets? He probably created it.

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Michelle Puckett

Michelle Puckett, Business Manager

Michelle joined the Rival Entertainment team in September 2006 (and we’re not quite sure how we managed without her.). She manages the financial side of Rival events as well as organizes several key pieces of each concert, including hospitality and transportation.

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Ben Dostal, Box Office Manager

Since 2014, Ben has been responsible for managing the ticket inventory and consumer experience for Rival Entertainment’s shows and events. Basically, his goal is to make every ticket buyer happy! Additionally, Ben coordinates across all Rival departments to help create awesome fan and brand experiences.

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