What is RINGSIDE: A Fight For Kids? “Rumble on the Row” is the main event at “Ringside: A Fight for Kids” and matches 2 music row executives against each other. These participants train with professional boxing coaches and are licensed thru the state of Tennessee athletic commission. They truly “take a punch” for kids in need.
Ringside is Nashville’s premier charity Black Tie & Boxing event,benefiting multiple children’s charities in the Nashville area through the Charley Foundation. Join us for an action-packed evening of gourmet dining, live national music performances, surprise celebrity guests and an exciting live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items. The highlight of the evening will be four professional boxing bouts sanctioned by the Tennessee Athletic Commission.
Funds raised through Ringside: A Fight for Kids benefiting the Charley Foundation will provide assistance to disabled and underprivileged children served by medical, recreational and care groups throughout middle Tennessee.
Van Haze – VP, Promotion MCA Nashville
Married to Haley McLemore Haze and have 2 daughters Harper (7) and Hayden (5)
VP National Promotion MCA Nashville…..responsible for overseeing promotion and radio airplay for the MCA roster including George Strait, Vince Gill, Gary Allan, Josh Turner, Kip Moore and David Nail.
Born and raised in Brandon, MS…..small town about 15 minutes south of Jackson. Graduate of Brandon High School and briefly attended Hinds College in Raymond, MS on a theatre scholarship.
Started my career in radio at WMSI in Jackson, MS as music director and afternoon drive. Throughout my radio career I’ve done traffic from helicopters and worked other formats ranging from Classic Rock to Motown. I previously drove the CMT trucks across country for about a year and then got into the music side of the business. I started in records at Universal South working the SW region out of Dallas, TX. Then moved to Nashville and was hired by Capitol Records to handle the MW region….eventually ending up at Universal Music Group. First doing the SE region for Mercury then transferring over and promoted to VP of National Promotion for MCA where I have currently been for the last 5 years.
My wife and her business partner Enzo Devincenzo run 377 Management. Managing artists Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Randy Rogers Band, Pat Green and Stoney Larue.
My hobbies include obsessing over fantasy football, playing golf poorly, traveling often and trying to convince my daughters to play sports. I love all things SEC and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Shane Allen- VP, Promotion UMG Nashville
Born 05/13/76 in Racine, Wisconsin.
Grew up in Racine and Temecula, CA.
Graduated from the University of San Diego.
College internship with Tony & Kris Morning Show at KSON / San Diego turned into a full time job in the promotion department the week after I graduated.
Later that same year, I met some promotion folks from MCA & Decca Records at a concert in San Diego. Through those connections, David Haley hired me as the Promotion Assistant at MCA.
Since then, I’ve worked at Mediabase, UMG Nashville (MCA & Mercury), Universal South, GHM/Red Light Management, Capitol Nashville and now, UMG Nashville (Capitol / EMI / MCA / Mercury).
Now live in Franklin, TN with wife Gretchen and son Kellan.
Love traveling, especially on Southwest Airlines, and the great outdoors . . . hiking, fishing and camping, especially in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Say yah to da U.P., eh!
Proud co-owner of the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!
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