EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, TOUR MANAGER, DJ
Omar Blanco Valentin is a young entrepreneur from Iowa with a focus in music business, artist development and live music production. As a promising capitalist with a keen ability to anticipate problems, Omar is versed in creating exceptional entertainment such as Summerfoam Live.
Well educated in the music industry on subjects like music publishing, copyright law, tour and live sound management, Omar drives Summerfoam Live to become Iowa's Wildest Foam Concert. He is certified by the Small Business Administration, in 2014, in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and general business.
Omar's responsibilities involve budgeting, advancing with venues, booking agents and artists, hiring and training road crew staff and advertising. Following high school, Omar accumulated interpersonal skills through the management of Devotion Live Entertainment, LLC, a concert promotion company.
As a sound engineer, since 2009, Omar has operated live sound for local bands and venues. At age fourteen, he started DJ Thriller-Musical Genius (now known as Musical Genius Productions), a wedding DJ service. Attention to detail and effectively interpreting a crowd’s wants brought popularity to DJ Thriller. Omar is the recipient of the 2014 Iowa DAR North East Good Citizen Award and Iowa State Bar Association American Citizenship Award. Music awards include the John Philip Sousa Award and Iowa Choral Directors Association Award.