Todd Boltin Bio
Entertainment Consultant/Concert Prroducer
When his high school adviser told him he was destined to have a career in the music business, Todd shrugged it off more than once.
At the time, he was 16 and working at the local bowling alley, and had thoughts and dreams of becoming a professional bowler. " I was bowling upwards of 30 games a day, plus working, going to school, and playing baseball." He started working at the bowling alley when he was 13. After graduating from high school he assumed the duties of manager of the establishment, until he left the business at age 21.
In1982 a mutual friend who he was working for took him to Zanesville and introduced him to George Moffett. Moffett had no openings at the time, but half heartily agreed to take him on part time, as a favor to his friend.
In his first summer, he started out like all the other Variety employees had over the years. Working and officiating demolition derbies for Variety's sister corporation, Nationwide Demolition Derby. As well as filling in as a driver and stagehand for Moffett , when the Derby had an off day. After 2 short years, Moffett saw the potential in Todd and brought him into the booking division of the company. Today his clients stretch over a 16 state area. He also oversees several of the companies internal areas as well as the day to day operations.
In 2001,02,03,04, 06,07,09 he has been nominated for the Academy of Country Music's Talent Buyer/Promoter of the year, and the Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the year.
He is a longtime member of the Academy of Country Music. The Country Music Association, Gospel Music Association, International Entertainment Buyers Association, where he serves on the board of directors. He has served on the Artist Auction Committee for IEBA for 4 years, and single handedly raised the funds from donations to endow the George Moffett IEBA Scholarship that is endowed at Belmont University in Nashville,TN. He is also a longtime member of numerous individual state fair and festival organizations.
Todd says the first thing he learned from Moffett was, there are no such things as 8-hour days in this business, especially in the summer months. "I learned early on in my career that to be involved in the entertainment business rather you are an entertainer, a tour manager, a sound or lighting tech, a merchandise vendor, or a Variety Attractions employee you make sacrifices for the business. We like many of the others are on the road between 150-180 days a year, and many of those we work 15-20 hours a day. Of course the biggest sacrifice we all make is being away from our families, and loved ones."
One thing that has taken the edge off of being gone is the friendships, and relationships that you develop with your clients, and people you meet on the road." I have been very fortunate to be able to work with some incredible people over the years. What started out as business relationships have grown into wonderful friendships, a mutual bond of respect, care, and trust has naturally developed over the years."
Todd resides in Piqua,OH. He is an avid collector of sports memorabilia, including over 150,000 baseball cards. He also collects original Beatles items. He sits on the board of directors for Vanguard Homes. A South Carolina based non-profit corporation that produces and provides housing for low income families. After hurricane Katrina hit he became a volunteer for the American Red Cross and is very active in their fundraising activities.