Talent buyer and event producer Mike Henry has spent the past two decades working in two of the greatest live entertainment marketplaces in the world – Austin, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mike moved to Austin the day he graduated from college, and took his first steps into the entertainment industry as co-owner, talent buyer, and promoter for iconic 90’s indie rock haven, the Electric Lounge, as a three-time co-director for The National Poetry Slam, and as a touring musician with Austin’s infamous Asylum Street Spankers. He also learned the ropes at the South by Southwest Music Conference, serving in numerous capacities over a ten-year period.
After working to build, program, and operate another of Austin’s most progressive and adventurous performance spaces -- The North Door -- Mike moved to to fabulous Las Vegas in 2013 to join Downtown Project, the urban revitalization project created by Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh.
Henry’s path as a curator and producer continued in his adopted hometown as talent buyer for The Bunkhouse Saloon, co-director for Neon Reverb Music Festival, and more recently as co-founder of A Beautiful Perspective and music programmer for its flagship event, the inaugural Emerge Impact + Music festival on the Las Vegas strip.
Now based in Austin, Mike serves as an independent entertainment consultant for a roster of amazing clients in the creative community. When he’s not working, Mike enjoys nerd culture, listening to vinyl, and tabletop gaming with his amazing twelve-year-old son, Cavanaugh.