EventSpeak with Big John

Big John got his start as co-founder and playing guitar in former Chicago band SweaterGirl and founding B17 Records where SweaterGirl would go on to sell over 70,000 records (when that was still a thing) completely independent. After 4 consecutive summers on the Van’s Warped Tour as one of the first ever DIY bands to be invited to tag along  Big John was ready for what’s next and stumbled into the event industry in 2005. Big John stayed on the road managing Mobile Marketing Tours and bands for Warped Tour clients/artists for the next 7 summers as well as a plethora of experiential tours, campaigns, events, and initiatives that include some of the biggest brands and bands in the world. Having a unique edge and being side by side with the pioneers in the brands to bands movement post the crash of the record business in the early 2000’s Big John’s knowledge and experience in both fields is extensive. After logging over 300,000 miles through countless tours, Big John parked himself in LA and co-founded Beyond Experiential, an experiential agency focused on creating unique and impactful experiences based in the brand marketing, experiential, and music industry.

EventSpeak S2 Ep11- Maureen Valker

Big John digs in with music promo veteran and Danny Wimmer Presents SVP, Maureen Valker. Maureen discusses how the reset button (aka the pandemic) is allowing m...Read More

EventSpeak S2 Ep10- Michael Schneider

On this episode of EventSpeak, Big John chats with music industry exec, Michael Schneider about how his new platform, Single Music, helps musicians/performers/b...Read More

EventSpeak S2 Ep9- Max Lenderman (Creative, Writer, Instigator)

Big John has an epic interview with experiential expert Max Lenderman. Max knows a thing or two about the experiential/creative world, and it’s a punk rock love...Read More

EventSpeak S2 Ep8- Soma Snakeoil

On this episode of EventSpeak, Big John sits down with long time friend Soma Snakeoil Co-founder of nonprofit The Sidewalk Project. Join us as we discuss their ...Read More

EventSpeak S2 Ep7- Justin Miller

Big John sits down with Justin Miller, CEO and founder of Showplace. Showplace provides brands a platform to place products in the homes of short term rentals l...Read More

EventSpeak S2 Ep6- Marielou Mandl

Join us as Big John sits down with Digital Content Producer and Event Manager, Marielou Mandl. Marielou talks to us about amplifying your event with a digital s...Read More

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