A chat with Shep Gordon
Shep talks about his life, som eBIG news an teh upcoming New Years Eve Bash.
A star-studded lineup of performers will electrify the Wailea Beach Resort this New Yearʻs Eve.
For the 12th year running, Hollywood film producer Shep Gordon will host his holiday celebration that has become known by many as the “world’s most exclusive New Year’s Eve party.”
Gordon deems the event “a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most phenomenal artists in an intimate setting.”
Here is a list of this yearʻs entertainers:
Alice Cooper, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Pat Simmons Jr., Dave Mason, Lynda Carter, Weird Al Yankovic, Willie K, Lily Meola, Willie Nelson and son Lukas, Nathaniel Rateliff, Pat Monahan of Train
Proceeds from the event will go to the Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Over the years, the event has been credited with providing over 3.2 million meals to Maui’s hungry, as well as significant financial support for the MACC.
Event doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.
Attendees will be greeted to a private rooftop viewing of the Wailea fireworks following the concert.
After being introduced to the band Alice Cooper by drummer Neil Smith’s sister Cindy Smith, he and his partner Joe Greenberg began to manage the group in 1968. Gordon went on to represent Anne Murray, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Ben Vereen, Burton Cummings, The Calloways, Squeeze, Frankie Valli, Gary Wright, George Clinton, Gipsy Kings, Groucho Marx, Jean-Luc Ponty, Johnny Clegg, Kenny Loggins, King Sunny Ade, Lisa Fischer, Majek Fashek, Maurice White, Michelle Shocked, Mtume, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Pink Floyd, Pointer Sisters, Raquel Welch, Rick James, Sarah Miles, Stephanie Mills and Yvonne Elliman. He continues to manage Alice Cooper to this day without a contract.
Gordon was a partner with Sammy Hagar (of Van Halen) on Cabo Wabo Tequila. He also partnered with Willie Nelson to create Old Whiskey River Bourbon.