CSU, Chico News

School of the Arts Presents 'A Conversation with Kevin Lyman' Dec. 4

Date: 12-01-2014

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Anita Rivas Gisborne, professor
Department of Music and Theatre

California State University, Chico’s School of the Arts Productions invites campus and community members to a special presentation featuring music industry icon and CSU alum Kevin Lyman on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in Performing Arts Center Room 134.

During the event, Department of Music and Theatre professor Anita Rivas Gisborne will interview Lyman about his career as one of the most highly respected entrepreneurs in the music business.

A constant innovator, 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 20th anniversary this year, the tour has played to more than 9 million fans and has helped launch such artists as Green Day, Blink 182, Ice-T, Eminem, Katy Perry, the Offspring, Black Eyed Peas and No Doubt.

The subject of dozens of documentary films and books, Lyman has been featured on the cover of Billboard magazine and is frequently featured and quoted in music industry trade publications as an expert in his field.

Lyman also has his hand in the record industry as co-owner of Side One Dummy Records, which has released albums from Anti-Flag, Flogging Molly, Goldfinger, The Casualties, The Gaslight Anthem and We Are the Ocean.

He holds a degree in recreation administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

After his Q&A with Gisborne, Lyman will take questions from the audience beginning at 5:45 p.m.

The event is open to the public, and admission is free. For more information, please contact Maegan Webster, SOTA Productions public relations director, at csuchicosotapress@gmail.com.