New Orleans university students learned first hand what it takes to put on a music festival during a career exploration event hosted by BUKU Music + Art Project

AEG Presents and Winter Circle Productions Host On-Site Career Exploration Event for New Orleans College Students at BUKU Music + Art Project

On March 25, 2022, AEG Presents and Winter Circle Productions held a two-day career exploration event for students from Tulane University, Loyola University and Louisiana State University who were provided a behind-the-scenes tour at the BUKU Music + Art Project.

Executives from AEG spoke with students about career opportunities in the live music industry and gave them a tour of the festival. Participating students also had an opportunity to work to part-time on the VIP team during the festival gaining valuable first-hand experience.

"These past few years have been especially challenging for college students," said Twana Simmons, Manager of Human Resources for AEG Presents. “Music festivals are one of the things that excite young people’s passions, and the goal of this career exploration event was to educate students on the skills needed to produce a live event. By allowing them to connect with people working in the industry and see first-hand how a festival comes together, we hope to empower and excite them about future careers as they begin looking at life after college.”

BUKU Music + Art Project is a New Orleans based two-day music and arts festival founded in 2012 by Winter Circle Productions and held annually at Mardi Gras World. BUKU considers itself to be a boutique event that delivers a big festival punch without compromising its house-party vibe.