We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron Kremen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Aaron, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
The amount of time that goes into planning an event. For concerts/events, the show is the reward. Many don’t consider how much it takes to bring all of that together: The lighting, the coordinating, the bands/artists – it’s a lot. At the beginning, it’s a lot of your personal time, too.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an event planner and have been doing this for almost a decade. It started because I have many very talented friends/family in various forms of creativity but they needed a little boost to get off the ground. A few years ago, I created Kremstock, a music & arts festival in LA, as a platform for lesser known talents to shine. We’ve had incredible bands, amazing vendors and brilliant artists for an art gallery as a part of the festival and it’s helped us all grow.

Of course, there’s been challenges but having a background in event planning has helped me to work around this. You figure out how to keep moving forward vs living in hesitation and becoming stuck. Maybe you adjust your schedule, you find a last minute fill-in… it varies. It’s good to have an idea in your back pocket if something happens. You don’t wish to use this idea, but if it’s need it’s there.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would visit places like Boomtown Brewery in the Arts District first. They have an incredible outdoor area but also a beautiful indoor space – and they’re versatile. You can have a great afternoon there or your “night to remember” just as easily.

I also love DTLA. Whether it’s the bars, the restaurants or hidden little gems – it’s so lively and sometimes doesn’t get enough of the spotlight. Additionally, we would visit the coast. It hard to wrong with a beach walk to start or end the day.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Friends & family. All have been supportive of my decisions and vision. I’ve been able to make very cool events happen and have been assisted by friends & family along the way. This is not a one-man team at all. It takes many and I’d much rather climb to the top with a community than individually.

Instagram: @aaronkremen73, @kremstock

Facebook: Kremstock

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYMI0YnAJvtcqJc6IU348Ew

Image Credits
Photos 1 & 2 & 4: Monte Videos Photo 3: Aaron kremen Photo 5: Ben Miller Photo 6: Anthony Jimenez Photo 7: Kendra Ruczak Photo 8: Aaron Kremen

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