The onset of the coronavirus outbreak took place at the beginning of festival season and all of those festivals were forced to be cancelled or postponed. What do the people who put together music and food festivals do now? On this episode, Joe talks to Kate Levenstien, the CEO of Cannonball Productions, the company known for the Bacon and Beer Classic.
About Kate Levenstien:
Kate Levenstien is the CEO of Cannonball Productions, a New York City based event production company known for its perennially popular stadium-sized culinary events like the Bacon and Beer Classic. The Classic has become one of the most popular food and drink fests in the country, consistently selling out in over 10 cities including New York, Chicago, Seattle, Santa Clara, Denver and Minneapolis. Cannonball Productions is also the force behind the first nationwide hard seltzer festival, Seltzer Land and Taco Takeover, which pairs refreshing tequila cocktails with original Mexican dishes from each city’s best local chefs.
A lifelong foodie with an insatiable appetite for adventure, Kate Levenstien is passionate about creating big, bold, one-of-a-kind experiences. After being laid off from LivingSocial, Kate saw an opportunity to do something she loved and was passionate about, which led her to create Cannonball Productions seven years ago and she hasn’t looked back since.