About Sue McLean & Associates, Inc.
The company brings a diverse offering of entertainment to the area. Contributing to the vibrancy of the Twin Cities acclaimed performing arts scene, Sue McLean & Associates is the exclusive Talent Buyer for the Live at the Guthrie Series at the Guthrie Theater, the Basilica Block Party at the Basilica of St. Mary, and is and the exclusive concert promoter for the Women of Substance Series at The O'Shaughnessy and the SUBWAY® Music in the Zoo Concert Series at the Minnesota Zoo.
President / Talent Buyer
Sue has been active in the music business since the mid 1970s, when she got her start as a booking agent booking the likes of The Suicide Commandos and Curtiss A. She was in-house talent buyer for Duffy’s Nightclub back in the day, and went on to become Special Events Director at the Guthrie Theater until leaving in the mid 90s to start Triad Entertainment, which then became Compass Entertainment. Sue McLean and Associates has been in place since 1998. SMA consistently makes the top 100 national promoter list. If you saw a show around here in the last 20 years, chances are good that Sue booked it! It is still all about the music and SMA is proud to be part of artist development through promoting concerts!
Director of Operations
Tamsen has worked under the direction of Sue McLean since 2006.
Prior to joining the SMA team, she came with over eight years of concert and live entertainment experience working as a Booking Assistant for Clear Channel Entertainment / Ritual Minneapolis office (now known as Live Nation). Prior to joining Clear Channel Entertainment, Tamsen worked at the Quest Club in Downtown Minneapolis as the club’s Production Coordinator in charge of live entertainment.
Marketing, Promotion & Publicity
Concert Marketing Solutions
CMS is an independent, full service marketing agency that works
primarily with concert promoters, venues and festivals in the music
industry. Formed in 2006, Concert Marketing Solutions was invited by
Sue McLean to oversee the marketing, publicity and promotion for SMA in
2008. I’ve been involved in the Music Industry in some aspect for
almost half my life. I believe in integrity, building relationships,
and presenting, supporting, and enjoying all varieties of live music and
Design, Web & Online Marketing
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