MUSIC BUSINESS GURU
ENTREPRENEUR & CULTURAL ICON
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans. Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Down from the Mountain Tour. When not curating giant festivals, he sits on the Board of Directors for Saint Archer Brewery and the LA County Fairplex. He also has his hand in the record industry as co-owner of Side One Dummy. Along with this in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, Kevin established the Unite The United Foundation, a 501c3 set up to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders to come together through charitable contributions, events and volunteer efforts in order to work toward a positive change.
A trendsetter for youth branding, Kevin has established creative partnerships with brands such as Vans, Kia, Journeys, Fuse, Ernie Ball, and Monster Energy Drink. Kevin was an honoree at the Grammy/MusiCares MAP Fund 2011 and received the Billboard Touring Awards Humanitarian of the Year in 2009. Recently he has founded The Entertainment Institute to revolutionize music business education utilizing his 35 years of experience, and is thrilled to work with Creative Live to begin educating music industry professionals online.