Rick Bartalini Presents was founded by veteran talent buyer Rick Bartalini. Before founding Rick Bartalini Presents in 2010, Bartalini had record breaking success in Northern California’s Sonoma Wine Country over the prior decade, booking over 350 concerts and selling a staggering 450,000 tickets with gross sales exceeding 25 million dollars. Bartalini has worked with every conceivable major entertainer over the last 20 years, ranging from music superstars like Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John and Johnny Mathis to today’s hottest comedians like Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Gabriel Iglesias, Ellen DeGeneres, David Spade, Wanda Sykes and Kevin James.
In 2015, Bartalini presented legendary superstar Diana Ross’ first ever concerts in Hawaii. Ms. Ross’ performance on June 13 at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu broke records, making it her highest grossing U.S. concert in the superstar’s touring history. The iconic international superstar also sold out two intimate concerts on Maui, making them the highest grossing concerts ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
In 2016, Bartalini continued his recording breaking success in Hawaii, selling out three concerts at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena with Mariah Carey. The concerts sold over 21,000 tickets and grossed in excess of 2.4 million dollars.
Rick Bartalini Presents promotes concerts throughout the Hawaiian Islands and California. With an unparalleled ticket sales average of 94% of capacity, Rick Bartalini Presents has sold over 260,000 tickets in 14 cities, with gross sales exceeding 23 million dollars.
About Rick Bartalini
Rick Bartalini was born and raised in Sonoma County, California. Mr. Bartalini suffered horrific trauma as a child and left home at the age of 14. In the 1980’s, Mr. Bartalini found solace in music and concerts. It is no coincidence that decades later, Mr. Bartalini would found Rick Bartalini Presents, an independent concert promotion company. Mr. Bartalini supports at-risk children that have suffered similar trauma with the hope of inspiring them to keep moving forward. Mr. Bartalini is proud to call the State of Hawaii his home.