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David Kells

Bridgestone Arena
SVP of Entertainment & Marketing

David Kells is SVP of Entertainment & Marketing for Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators. He has also served as the Conversion Manager, Event Manager, Director of Marketing, and SVP of Booking for the team and arena, which has become one of the top venues in the U.S. and the winner of the 2017 Pollstar Arena of the Year award by Pollstar Magazine, IEBA, CMA and ACM. Kells himself was named the 2017 Pollstar Venue Executive of the Year, the International Arena Buyers Association’s Venue Executive of the Year in 2014 and 2016, and he has been nominated for Pollstar’s Facility Executive of the Year six times. 


Prior to his current position, Kells has worked for SFX Entertainment, Great Big Shows, and AC Entertainment. He managed the legendary Exit/In venue, and has been involved in producing festivals such as Dancing’ in the District, Sundown in the City, and Birmingham City Stages.