Owner, MeanRed Productions
Jennifer Lyon is a visionary live entertainment professional who has successfully developed multiple performing art venues and music festivals. She has consistently presented community-driven events that connect artists with their audiences while capturing the zeitgeist.
Notable career highlights: owner MeanRed Productions, owner Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (on hiatus), owner of legendary DIY venue BKLYN Yard, programmer - Output, Dizzy Rascal US debut on a flatbed truck, numerous raves in Chinatown NYC
Her activism work focuses on independent venues and promoters. She is the president of the New York Independent Venue Association and is the New York captain for the National Independent Venue Association.
NIVA Saved the Industry. Now What?
October 14, 2022 at 6:00:00 PM
When the live music and comedy venue industry was at risk of mass collapse with COVID shutdowns, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) formed and created a movement across the country to Save Our Stages. NIVA did the unimaginable -- it secured $16 billion in federal emergency relief. Get insights from NIVA co-founders and board members about what the association’s focus is for the future now that venues, promoters and festivals are back and navigating today’s challenges.