Peter Shapiro Wiki
Peter Shapiro is an American club owner, concert promoter, filmmaker, magazine publisher and entrepreneur from New York City. He was born September 7, 1972 New York, United States.
Peter Shapiro Biography
Shapiro graduated from the Northwestern University School of Communications in 1995. During the summer between his sophomore and junior years, Shapiro shot the footage for his documentary debut And Miles To Go: On Tour with The Grateful Dead (1993).
Shapiro and Bloch appeared in the feature-length documentary Wetlands Preserved: The Story of An Activist Rock Club directed by Dean Budnick, which utilizes archival footage, soundboard recordings and the efforts of a dozen digital animators to present the story of the venue and later aired on the Sundance Channel Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl London In the years following the closure of Wetlands Preserve, Shapiro expressed his interest in owning another music venue that would develop its own unique identity.
Shapiro later recalled that The Hecla Iron Works Building built in 1882 “Was a huge barn, no electricity, barely any plumbing. We just said, ‘This is it.’ You don’t often find barns like that, even in the outer boroughs.” A two year renovation then followed, yielding a 600-capacity club with a 16-lane bowling alley and food provided by Blue Ribbon.
In addition to its high-end sound and high-def video screens, Brooklyn Bowl is LEED certified green.
On March 8, 2014 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas debuted on the Strip with the club’s signature Bowlive event, featuring Soulive and special guests, followed a few days later by a special show from Elvis Costello and The Roots.
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is a 2,000-capacity, two-story, 32 lane facility in an 80,000 square foot location within LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s retail, dining and entertainment space.
Brooklyn Bowl London offers after-shows along with other original music, while maintaining the signature offerings associated with the original Brooklyn Bowl, which Rolling Stone has named one of the Best Clubs in America and dubbed “one of the most incredible places on earth.
Brooklyn Bowl London has been able to host arena-level performers like Pharrell Williams, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town within its relatively intimate concert space.
He is widely known as the promoter for Fare Thee Well Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead, the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary “final shows”.
Shapiro first gained renown through two films that screened at the Sundance Film Festival: Tie-Died: Rock ‘n Roll’s Most Deadicated Fans (1995) and American Road (1997). He has gone on to produce numerous other projects including U2 3D (2007) and All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! (2001).
The Producers Guild of America identified him as one of “The Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers of 2009.” On June 8, 2016, Shapiro was honored at the annual gala of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
In 1996 Shapiro purchased New York City nightclub Wetlands Preserve. He currently owns the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and the Capitol Theatre. He has helped create such events as the Lockn’ Festival, Jammy Awards, Jazz & Colors, the Green Apple Music Festival and Fare Thee Well. Billboard named Shapiro to its Power 100 list in 2015 and 2016 while in 2017 Variety placed him on its New Power of New York List.
Peter Shapiro currently serves as publisher of Relix magazine. He is also the founder of FANS, an online community with a focus on the live music experience. Shapiro’s other ventures have included GreenOrder, The Hoodie Shop and Stone Fox Bride.
Peter Shapiro Age
He was born on 7 September 1972 in New York city where he also grew in his childhood years. He is [agecalc birthdate=1972-09-07] old.
Peter Shapiro Family
Shapiro is a son to Daniel Shapiro who was president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the predecessor of the UJA-Federation of New York, from 1983 to 1986. He is a grandson of Ezra Shapiro, a former world chairman of the Keren Hayesod.
Peter Shapiro Wife
Rebecca Alswang Rosen and Peter Shapiro were married by Rabbi Arnold Wolf at the Standard Club in Chicago.
Mrs. Shapiro, 28, is a publicist at Shore Fire Media, an entertainment public relations firm in Brooklyn.
Peter Shapiro Children
Shapiro and his wife were blessed to have two children after their marriage namely Roxy and Simon.
Peter Shapiro Height and Weight
Shapiro stands tall at a height of about 1,80m and an estimated weight of about 80kg.
Peter Shapiro Salary
Peter’s salary is estimated to be between $50k to $100k.
Peter Shapiro Net Worth
Peter whose main source of income is been a producers has a total net Worth of about $55,6 Million.
Peter Shapiro Capitol Theatre
Peter Shapiro (promoter and owner at Wetlands Preserve and Brooklyn Bowl) recently purchased the historic Capitol Theatre (built in 1926) in Port Chester, New York for $11.5 million, as part of its triumphant return to greatness.
Shapiro had already invested millions into refurbishing the Capitol over the past year, while leasing from prior owner Marvin Ravikoff. The theatre, a legendary rock venue in the 1960s and 70s, had been used sporadically as a private event space for the past decades, and needed a serious face-lift before it could become a temple of live music again. But since reopening in the fall of 2012 with a sold-out Bob Dylan show, the Cap is up and running with a vengeance:
Peter Shapiro Concerts
Shapiro, 44, has been putting on concerts for more than 20 years everything from intimate late-night Roots gigs to 2015’s Deadhead extravaganza Fare Thee Well—and few situations drive him into a state of room-pacing, hair-futzing excitement like a last-minute booking. So when Shapiro noticed that Plant had an opening in his tour schedule, he wondered: What would it take to get the former Led Zeppelin frontman, who easily fills 3,000-seat theaters, to agree to play a last-minute, late-night show at a bowling alley in Brooklyn?
“B.B. King once told me, ‘If you really want something, you bring cash,'” says Shapiro. So he showed up for his meeting with Plant carrying a brown bag stuffed with $50,000 in bills. That was the deposit. Weeks later, Plant took the stage just after midnight at Shapiro’s long-running Brooklyn Bowl venue, where he performed Zeppelin classics like “Black Dog” and “Going to California” for a crowd of about 800.
Peter Shapiro Awards
MTV reported of the first installment: “A virtual who’s who of jam bands, related artists, presenters, producers, journalists, and fans came together Thursday at New York City’s Irving Plaza for the genre’s first awards show, the Jammys. Pushing aside the long-winded acceptance speeches associated with mainstream award shows, the Jammys let the music do the talking, as the evening’s artists performed extended covers of their jamming forefathers.” Over the years to follow the show moved to Roseland Ballroom and then The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Entertainment Weekly capped its coverage of the 2001 show by proclaiming, “Let’s see the third Jammys on TV!” This did indeed happened as portions of the 2002 Jammys aired on HDNet.
MSG Network later became an additional broadcast partner and Shapiro served as executive producer for a series of four DVDs taken from the show.
When the sixth Jammys took place on April 20, 2006 the show kicked off a new event created by Shapiro, the Green Apple Music Festival.
Produced in partnership with the Earth Day Network, Green Apple built on the Wetlands tradition of blending music and activism.
The inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts festival was held at over 35 venues in the New York City from April 20-23.
In 2009, the event announced that “In keeping with President Obama’s Call to Service, Green Apple Festival will shift its main focus from Festivals to large‐scale Volunteer Action Projects on Earth Day weekend across the US.” Beyond local thank-you concerts for participants, the main musical focus took place at the National Mall where emcee Chevy Chase welcomed The Flaming Lips, moe.
Peter Shapiro Movies
- Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub
- U2 3D
- And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop
- All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live!
- Modulations: Cinema for the Ear
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