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Republic Live Names Lisa Zechmeister In-House Talent Buyer

She is named as the primary talent buyer for Burl's Creek Event Grounds and the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, which hosts 40,000 festival-goers and campers annually at the 600-acre site located north of Toronto.

Republic Live Names Lisa Zechmeister In-House Talent Buyer

By FYI Staff

Republic Live Inc. has hired Lisa Zechmeister as its primary talent buyer for Burl's Creek Event Grounds and the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, which hosts 40,000 festival-goers and campers annually at the 600-acre site located north of Toronto in Oro-Medonte township.


Zechmeister has a wealth of experience in the live entertainment industry, from venue management and talent buying to marketing and event production. A graduate of the International Association of Venue Manager's (IAVM) Venue Management School, she previously held a principal position with Invictus Entertainment Group as director of arena touring. She has also held multiple roles with Spectra Venue Management at Budweiser Gardens and opened the South Okanagan Events Centre in British Columbia.

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"We are excited to have Lisa join the Republic Live team and contribute to the evolution of the Burl's Creek property," said Eva Dunford, Founding Partner, Republic Live in a statement.

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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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