Richter Entertainment Group is an independently owned live entertainment company that has been producing events internationally since the early 1990s.
REG is a full service concert promoter, venue operator, tour, festival and special event producer.
We deliver extraordinary events from intimate to large and loud, while ensuring effective, cutting edge, turn key service to our clients.
If you can dream it, we will deliver it.
Founder and owner of Richter Entertainment Group. During 30 years in the business, Richter has produced world class concerts, tours and events for the biggest names in music from North America to China, Jamaica to Russia.
Larry started in a garage band in the 70s and then onto promoting shows for UCSB in 1986, 1987. REG was born at this time as a management company handling Common Sense and others. From positions at UCSB to managing the SB Bowl to Bill Silva Presents rounds out the late 80s.
In 1991 Larry began an international touring career as a Tour Manager, Tour Accountant and Tour Director for acts from Nirvana to Bon Jovi, Prince to Eric Clapton and Steve Martin to Miley Cyrus, and has been on the road in various capacities ever since. REG also began to produce and promote tours working with clients as varied as Van Morrison to Paula Deen, taking their tours from concept to budget staffing through settlement.
1994 saw REG move into the Special Event space, and we have been designing and producing epic events ever since. We produce corporate events that range from the Super Bowl to award show parties, private functions to fundraisers ranging in size from 100 guests to 40,000 and utilizing the top names in music and entertainment. We work with concerns ranging from Fed Ex to Coca-Cola, from the Hard Rock Hotels to the American Diabetes Society.
Larry brings extensive relationships, innovative solutions and a wealth of experience to the team.
Venue Production, Corporate Program Management, Touring Production
Michael Richter has toured internationally and nationally as the production manager or lighting director with artists such as Van Morrison, Sammy Hagar, Brian Setzer Orchestra, REO Speedwagon, Melissa Etheridge, John Denver, Robert Cray Band, Kenny Loggins, Harry Belafonte, Huey Lewis and the News and Peabo Bryson. He has also served as the production manager for the Ironstone Amphitheare, Cox Arena at San Diego State University, the Coors Amphitheater in San Diego, Bill Silva presents, AEG inc., & Viejas Entertainment productions. In addition Michael works for Sound Image and is responsible for helping manage the companies touring division, i.e. production manager/tour account rep/tour support from their home base for the large roster of national touring acts that are on the road.
Colleen Kennedy has 35 years experience at the heart of the music/events business in Northern California. She has worked with REG since 2005, as REG’s Box Office Queen at Ironstone and all other REG shows. Colleen’s start in music/events was with Bill Graham Presents from 1980-1992. She was the head of the Box Office for Bill Graham from ’85 until ’92. In addition to her extensive box office experience, Colleen has provided production and operation services on many major special events, festivals and stadium size concerts, such as: Nike Women’s Marathon, The Oracle Convention, Metallica, Dave Mathews, Outside Lands, Stone Soul Picnic and countless others.
Billy Cohen has 30 years of event marketing, publicity, promo, artist and event booking, event production and operations, and artist management experience. Billy has worked with REG since 2005. He is head of REG marketing, publicity and promo. He also assists with Box Office and other show day operations. Cohen started his career in NYC, and moved to Nor Cal after being personally hired by Bill Graham in 1990. He has been a talent buyer for nine different nightclubs, and has provided talent buying services, production and operation services on special events and festivals, such as: Nike Women’s Marathon, The Bay To Breakers, Stone Soul Picnic and others.
A 30 year resident of San Diego, Jay Sheehan oversees the production management and stage management areas for the School of Theatre, Television and Film at San Diego State University. Additionally, Jay created and leads the Certificate in Entertainment Management Program for the School. As the faculty production manager, Jay oversees all aspects of production for the 8 show main stage and student production season. When he isn’t teaching, Jay also serves as the Logistics Coordinator for the Presidents campus wide Arts Alive SDSU initiative, promoting the visual and performing arts on campus.
A soon to be published author, Jay is writing the first book on production management in the USA. Along with Co-author, Cary Gillett, the two will soon celebrate the release of The Production Managers Toolkit, on Focal Press in 2016.
In off campus work, Jay has been appointed by the Mayor’s Office to Co-Chair the committee to select the artist and location of San Diego’s new permanent AIDS Memorial. Jay also serves as the National Production Manager for Young Arts, dedicated to help identify and support the next generation of artists in the literary, performing, visual and design arts. In this capacity, Jay oversees productions in Miami, Los Angeles, and the Presidential Scholars program at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Jay is an Equity stage manager, having spent 8 years at the Old Globe Theatre, and two years as the Production Stage Manager for Forever Plaid at the Theatre in Old Town. Jay’s other jaunts around San Diego have found him as the Director of Production and Operations for the San Diego Symphony and Director of Operations for House of Blues, overseeing the 20,000 seat Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista.
Jay is also owner of Cue One Productions, and is a freelance special event manager who produces non-profit charity & concert events in and around the United States.