Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A tribute to Jon Stoll

From TBPAC VP of Programming Judy Joseph:

We at TBPAC want to take a minute to let you know that a major force in the music industry died recently.

Jon Stoll was the founder of Fantasma Concerts based in West Palm Beach. He promoted concerts at all our venues in the Tampa Bay area, from the St. Pete Times Forum, Janus Landing, Tampa Theatre, Ruth Eckerd Hall and TBPAC. He brought us artists like Mariah Carey, Gypsy Kings and Harry Connick Jr.

He was a strong, inciteful and forceful man in the industry. It's hard to imagine not getting a weekly call from Jon about a new artist he wanated to book.

He was a great believer in family and friends, independence and music.

His loss will be felt in the industry, but most of all for those of us in Florida.

Whether you are a music presenter like us, or a music fan, his absence will be felt.

So flick your lighters on and pause for a moment of silence in tribute.

Then play your favorite tunes; that's what Jon would have wanted because he loved the music.

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