Our team of live music event planners

 

ED BEESON

FOUNDER

Ed has been presenting live music for over 35 years at some of the most prestigious Seattle venues including The Backstage, the Paramount Theatre, Bumbershoot, Summer Nights at the Pier, the Triple Door, Benaroya Hall and many more prior to creating the live music program at Sea-Tac International Airport for the Experience the City of Music project.

Ed’s on-going commitment to support local musicians led to the creation of Gigs4U which is dedicated to connecting the most talented local musicians and performers with venues and programming throughout the Northwest from city parks to popular community events and more.

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Ramona Grotte

Programming Director, Music Maven – Gigs4U

Ramona has been with Gigs4U since the beginning. Working closely with founder, Edward Beeson, and the Port of Seattle, she helped create the award-winning Seattle Experience the City of Music Program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Recruiting, vetting and scheduling talent at Sea-Tac was just the beginning. Since that time, Ramona has booked over 10,000 live music events for Gigs4U throughout the city of Seattle and greater Puget Sound region.

Ramona has immersed herself in the rich music scene that is unique to the Pacific Northwest and has helped build the largest and most prestigious artist roster in the region. Using this roster, and the relationships she has built within the community, she is able to find just the right talent for every Gigs4U client, every time.

Ramona is the current President on the Board of Directors for Make Music Seattle, part of the world-wide Make Music Day held annually for over 35 years on Summer Solstice. This event is held in 120 countries and 750 cities helping to make music accessible for all ages.

JON STONE

General Manager

Jon Stone is a Seattle-based arts and cultural leader, festival producer and strategic planning consultant. For decades he has played key roles in the creation and execution of iconic concert, festival and civic place-making experiences as well as educational, awareness building and business development programs for youth and emerging communities.

Jon brings entrepreneurial spirit to his belief in the power of arts and celebration to build and bridge relationships on scales large and small.

He has a deep history in the Seattle music industry. He’s produced Bumbershoot, Summer Nights at the Pier, the Lake Union 4th of July fireworks celebration, and he helped to create Teatro ZinZanni.

He has produced over 3000 concerts in his career and is also a musician having played professionally for 10 years. He was a Seattle City Council-appointed music commissioner for six years, where he chaired its youth and community committee in development of the City of Music Career Day program.

Jon also volunteers on the boards of local music-based non-profits Totem Star and Stand For Courage and is the immediate past president of the Washington Festivals and Events Association.

MARGARET MOCHO

BUSINESS MANAGER

A life-long lover of all genres of music, a founding member of the former Broadway Jazz Club in her native Albuquerque and a veteran of music-related organizations and festival production, Margaret brings over 35 years of experience as a bookkeeper and office manager to Gigs4U. While not a musician, she has long been dedicated to promoting the success of performers and spreading her love of music to her community.