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Josh Antenucci - Why Saving the Stage Matters to Atlanta

Josh Antenucci / Co-Founder & Partner of Rival Entertainment

Josh is a live event enthusiast, putting that passion into profession as an event producer, concert promoter, and entrepreneur.   Antenucci co-founded Atlanta’s Rival Entertainment in 2004 and operates three independent venues including the iconic Center Stage Theater.

Antenucci’s career began while attending George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he honed his skills in nightlife, political and collegiate event management.   An introduction to live concert event production eventually paved the path south to Atlanta, where live music has been centric to his business since.

Since its origin, Rival Entertainment has narrowed focus on the creation and production of unique live concert experiences, which Antenucci produces, overseeing event operations, production, concessions & safety.  Notable events include the annual Candler Park Music Festival in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood, Outkast’s infamous three-day reunion concert at Centennial Olympic Park, Foo Fighters’ inaugural of the Georgia State University Stadium, Prince’s last live performance at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre and most recently, Centennial Olympic Parks’ Big Night Out – a socially distanced, ‘pod set-up’ concert series in the wake of the Covid-19.

Josh Antenucci 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.

Antenucci is an active member of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and advocate for the small businesses and the music industry workforce across Georgia uniquely and significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.



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