Golden 1 Center Employee Spotlight: Senior Event Manager, Dylan Evans
By Hannah Taheri
From the minute a show is booked at Golden 1 Center until the end of the event, he works tirelessly with the show's staff to ensure that every detail of the production is set up for success. Get to know our Senior Event Manager, Dylan Evans!
There are 2 types of typical days for me. The first is an office day where I will be communicating with upcoming shows on their needs. This will mean endless phone calls and emails working through every detail of an event, from everything front of house (in public view) to everything back of house.
The other type of day is an event day, which starts early in the morning as the show arrives for the day, typically around 4 A.M – 5A.M. After I introduce myself to the shows staff, I am walking through each detail we previously discussed. As the day goes on, I consistently am working with the show to make sure every part of their advance is correct. All the hard work culminates to create a great show for the fans.
I was introduced to the entertainment industry at a young age. After seeing how live music and sports being joy to the masses, I knew I wanted to be a part of the fun.
Prior to working at Golden 1 Center, I started off as a part of the stage crew building the shows in Philadelphia & New Jersey. I then worked my way up through an entertainment company to a Production Assistant. After, graduating college I moved to Massachusetts to become Event Manager in Lowell. Most recently, I was the Assistant General Manager of Papa Murphy Park here in Sacramento.
We are a family here at Golden 1 Center. We all work side by side for periods of time. We tend to spend more time with each other than others outside the arena, so having good relationships is key. We like to laugh and mess around, but we know when it is time to hunker down and get the work done.
One of my short-term goals is to increase the reputation of Golden 1 Center within the music industry by creating lasting relationships with promoters and everyone involved in putting a show together.
My long-term goal is to continue to develop and create new opportunities to bring different and unique shows to Golden 1 Center.
My favorite part of working at Golden 1 Center is the great relationships I have created with the members of our operations staff & building staff. We work so closely together that having these relationships makes working here fun.
In addition, each event I work leaves a lasting impression on me and a great memory!
The most challenging part of the job is time management. Knowing which tasks to prioritize is a skill which I can always improve upon. We work in a very fast-paced environment, so making sure I am on top of each detail in a timely manner is key.
Golden 1 Center is an experience. From the moment you walk into the Grand Entrance, to the finale of a show--it’s one big WOW moment.
The most important advice I was given is to not only learn about the job you want but gain experience in each job that goes into putting on a show. Having working knowledge of each department can help you be a better coworker and provide a seamless experience for the show and guests.