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Jean Spivey

Old Settler's Music Festival
Event Producer
Austin, Texas
Jean Spivey is Executive Director of Old Settler’s Music Festival, a four day, four stage roots music festival located just outside Austin, Texas. Showcasing 30+ artists, the event draws 17,000 people over the weekend. As the only full-time staff member, she directs most aspects including talent-buying, finance, marketing, sponsorships, artist relations, and volunteer oversight and coordination. Ms. Spivey currently teaches “Concert Promotion & Venue Management” at Austin Community College and has been an adjunct professor at St. Edwards University, University of Hartford, and Yale School of Drama. She earned a Master Business Administration from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Maryland. She is on the board of Folk Alliance International where she has served on the Strategic Planning, Fund Development, Executive Search, and Finance committees. She is the co-chair of the Leadership Bluegrass Planning Committee.