In October 2020, Jerome Crooks, Nine Inch Nails Tour Manager & Never Famous Partner, joined Noelle Scaggs, Diversify The Stage Founder & Fitz & The Tantrums Musician) on the cover of Pollstar Magazine. They posed in the empty seating area of the Greek Theater and discussed the damage done to the music and touring industry by the COVID shutdown, and the opportunity to re-envision the industry once it is able to reopen. Scaggs noted her years of touring experience and observations she made involving the lack of staff diversity back stage. It is also known that this industry is very difficult to break into.

Diversify The Stage has partnered with Never Famous for an initiative to bring more diversity to the stage and to provide a gateway to young people seeking a career in the music industry.

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We are excited to announce that Rock Lititz will still be hosting their annual LIVE EVENT CAREER EXPLORATION CONFERENCE, presented virtually for your safety and convenience on November 10th & 11th. Morning sessions are 11am-1pm. Afternoon sessions are 2pm-4:30pm. Its all 100%Virtual and 100% FREE. Space is limited.

With content shared over two days this virtual event will showcase jobs ranging from design to engineering, manufacturing to finance, scenic art to operations, and more. Directed toward college students, the Live Event Career Exploration Conference offers insight from leading industry professionals, tips on starting a successful career, as well as some special demonstrations to give students a true overview of this creatively diverse field. This conference is a unique opportunity for students to not only learn about  various careers in live events, but to hear from the leaders in our industry.

Even though the pandemic has changed the format of our conference, students will still be able to learn from over 50 live event industry professionals from across the country. Keep checking the site over the next few weeks as Rock Lititz will be sharing details about presenters, panelists and industry professionals participating in this event.

Questions about the event? Send an email to Someone will be sure to get back to you within a few days.