Rick Bartalini Presents was founded by veteran talent buyer Rick Bartalini in 2010. Before launching Rick Bartalini Presents, he experienced record breaking success in Northern California’s Sonoma Wine Country over the prior decade, booking more than 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 30 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, Madonna, New Kids on the Block, Janet Jackson, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Estate, Paula Abdul, MC Hammer, Debbie Gibson and Johnny Mathis to today’s hottest comedians including Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Gabriel Iglesias, Ellen DeGeneres, David Spade, Wanda Sykes and Kevin James.
Rick Bartalini Presents promotes concerts throughout the Hawaiian Islands and California. With an unparalleled ticket sales average of 94% capacity, Rick Bartalini Presents has sold over 300,000 tickets in 14 cities, with gross sales exceeding 25 million dollars.
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 shattered records, making it her highest grossing U.S. concert in the superstar’s touring history. The international music icon also sold out two exclusive concerts on Maui, making them the highest grossing concerts ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
The following year, Bartalini continued his record breaking success in Hawaii, selling out three concerts at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena with Mariah Carey. The concert box office sales sold over 21,000 tickets and grossed in excess of 2.4 million dollars.
About Rick Bartalini
Rick Bartalini was born and raised in Sonoma County, California. In the 1980’s, he escaped his abusive childhood home at age 14, finding solace in music and live concerts. It is no coincidence that decades later, Mr. Bartalini would found Rick Bartalini Presents, an independent concert promotion company.
Inspired by his own life experience, Bartalini established the Aren’t You Glad You Stayed Foundation in 2021, supporting at-risk LGBT youth and those who struggle with PTSD. The foundation also supports the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund in its mission to realize a world beyond cancer.
Mr. Bartalini is proud to call the state of Hawaii his home.