Lu Vason

Lu Vason Presents, Inc.

Lu Vason is an innovative, entertainment leader who is known for promoting and managing unique and significant artists and performers. He has more than 60 years experience as a producer, media impresario and marketing consultant. He is credited with creating the Pointers Sisters, and formed the "Aries Concerts" and the "Jazz Lives Series".

Vason, grew up in Berkeley, Calif. and moved to Denver in 1976. In 1984, his interest turned toward rodeo after noting that there were no Black cowboys participating in regional rodeos. He created the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, named after legendary Black cowboy Bill Pickett, which performs annually before more than 200,000 spectators across the United States.

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Lu Vason

  • Producer of Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
  • Denver Jazz Fest
  • Horns of Plenty