Marsh Productions Entertainment Agency, Inc.

 
 


Marsh Edelstein, and Marsh Productions, Minneapolis, Minnesota

An illustrious, boisterous career that spans many decades and countless genres of rock,

comedy and entertainment!


From booking the earliest rock ‘n’ roll shows in the Twin Cities and at the State Fair Teen Center to managing musicians from Prince’s Revolution, plus an army of rockers, metal heads and jazzers, and booking renowned comedians like Bill Cosby, Don Rickles, Jay Leno, Alex Cole, Scott Hansen, hypnotists, jugglers and others (See Select Client List), Marsh Edelstein might be the hardest working man in Minnesota Show Biz!


“Marsh (Edelstein) has more connections than MySpace! He knows more major record execs than Simon Cowell and Eliot Spitzer combined” says former business partner, Steven Greenberg, who penned “Funkytown” and worked with Marsh at Marsh Productions in the ‘70s, as part of Flight Records, which recorded Fairchild, Cain, Dame and others, along with Reid McLean, another Flight Records exec and Marsh Production’s General Manager for nine years. “He’s a legendary figure not just here but in the business on both coasts for managing people like Dez Dickerson while Dez was still playing in Prince’s first Revolution band, or his affiliation with Grand Casino as Corporate Director where he booked people like Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Natalie Cole and the Beach Boys”


Bitten by rock right away” in the early ‘60s, Marsh started promoting music in his early teens when he opened a teen club on Minneapolis’ north side called The Camden Bank where groups like The Underbeats, The Accents, The Del Counts, whom he still books, and others played.  “Marsh Edelstein is our Don King, Ed Sullivan and Ringling Brothers all in one,” explains Doug Spartz, Director of the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame, who has left an indelible footprint on the music scene for a half a century or more. “Without (Marsh), state fairgoers may never have had the chance to see groups like The James Gang, Sha Na Na, Bill Withers, It’s a Beautiful Day, or even Minnesota’s own Gypsy at the fair. He’s presented so many great acts, from jazz performers like The Wolverines and The Peterson Family to booking heavy metal groups such as Zarathustra, Chameleon, Sterling, the always popular, Danny’s Reasons back in the day…the list is endless. Here is the guy who put Joe Soucherey’s ‘60s rock band in yellow suits and called them the Bananas, then changed their name to The Grasshoppers when The Beatles hit.


Marsh Edelstein was recently honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Minnesota Rock and Country Music Hall of Fame for all his endeavors, from his booking agency, talent management and record labels and album deals to his elegant and self-named nightclub in the Lumber Exchange Building in downtown Minneapolis. (www.rockcountryhall.com)


Currently Marsh manages The R Factor (formerly Rupert’s Band) the Midwest’s top Corporate and Special Events act (see Band Page, The R Factor).


Excerpts taken from the Minnesota Rock and Country Music Hall of Fame Media Release by Martin Keller, Media Savant Communications Co.



Marsh Productions Entertainment Agency, Inc.

Marsh Edelstein

President of Marsh Productions & Manager of The R Factor

3921 Sunset Blvd.

St. Louis Park, MN. 55416

office: 952-922-1800

    fax:  952-922-9343

marsh@marshproductions.com

 

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