ANTONIO, TX February 24, 2015
Tommy Calvert, (210) 493-3900
Revolutionary Passes Baton While On Top
Veteran Independent Promoter Jack Orbin Leaves Wisdom & Legacy
forty-three year business career is coming to an end for Jack Orbin,
who is retiring victorious over corporate conglomerate concert
promoters that have driven ticket prices sky-high for patrons and
driven out most regional promoters from the concert business.
company, Stone City Attractions, has promoted shows encompassing the
entire spectrum of entertainment. The walls of his San Antonio
office are adorned with Rock history. He was the man behind the
scenes of concerts that created lifetime memories for fans of groups
like Journey, The Rolling Stones, U2, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC,
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bob Dylan, and more.
Orbin had a personal revolution that manifested itself into his
business, industry, and charitable causes. As a young man, he became
a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War. He attributes his
prosperous and successful survival in the music industry to his
working-class upbringing and his spiritual awakening while living in
the mountains of Colorado and also to his relationship with rock
impresario, the late great Bill Graham, whom he emulated.
has worked with just about every major artist including Stevie Ray
Vaughan, Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker, Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath,
Diana Ross, Bill Maher, Fleetwood Mac, U2, Santana, ZZ Top, Eric
Clapton, Simon & Garfunkel, etc. From getting Ozzy out of jail
after the infamous Alamo incident to blocking rock censorship
alongside Frank Zappa, Dee Snider, etc., Stone City Attractions and
Jack Orbin have always fought the good fight.
laughs about not being able to keep tickets under $3 dollars, a
pledge he once made in his early years. It’s with disappointment
to him that radio and concerts are in a state of decline because
corporate influence and corporate profiteering has turned them into
homogenic puppets. However, he leaves the music industry as one of
the savviest and most customer-centered movers and shakers it has
ever produced. Today, he believes that there is an opening for new
independent promoters to take the baton in today’s upside down
state of the industry and still succeed.
he will continue raising consciousness about injustice in the music
industry, local and national social justice causes and anti-war work.
He thanks his family, his loyal staff, bands, and his ticket patrons
for giving him the freedom to Rock the Industry the Jack Orbin way.
Orbin was inducted into the Texas Legacy Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
A lifetime achievement video honoring Jack Orbin for his charitable
contributions, which now total over $1.1 million, can be found here:
Organizations benefiting from Stone City Attractions’ charitable
contributions include Guns for Tickets, Food Banks, Katrina Victims,
Homeless Assistance, Little Kids Rock and non-profits helping
children with special needs through music therapy, etc.
work of Stone City Attractions can be found at
are available upon request.