Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Kevin Lyman @VansWarpedTour
President & Founder
Vans Warped Tour
Kevin Lyman began his career booking bands for his university and as a roadie for then unknown acts such as the Untouchables, The Bangles and Bad Religion. Later, he worked as a promoter rep for seminal punk rock and metal bands, working in many of the legendary LA clubs. Lyman is best known as the creator of the Vans Warped Tour, the longest running music and extreme sports festival in the world today. In addition, he is also co-producer of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour and Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown.
In 2005, Kevin established the Unite The United Foundation, an organization set up to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and lifestyle worlds to come together through charitable contributions, events and volunteer efforts in order to work toward a positive change in our national community. Since its inception, Unite The United has raised well over $1,000,000 for a variety of causes such as MusiCares, Music Saves Lives, Skate For Cancer, Hollywood Heart, Keep-A-Breast and the Earth Eco Foundation, to name a few. For his philanthropic and eco-friendly efforts, Lyman was recognized as the Billboard Touring Awards Humanitarian of the Year, in 2009.