Remembering Our Friend Josh Burdette, 9:30 Club Manager


Sep. 04, 2013

Josh Burdette, the face of the the 9:30 Club since 1997 and a fixture of the East Coast music scene, passed away Sunday, September 1st. Ticketfly’s CEO Andrew Dreskin remembers Josh as a caring and passionate music lover:

Josh was a great example of how you can’t judge a book by its cover. Just the other day I was explaining what that meant to my son. I had the good fortune to work with Josh for the past seven years on the Virgin Mobile FreeFest. He was one of our security chiefs. I feel lucky to have known him. Contrary to his appearance, he was a kind and gentle soul who always treated our patrons with empathy and respect. He was part of the fabric of the 9:30 Club and I know that he will be missed greatly by the extended IMP family.”

Read more tributes from across the music industry in Billboard, Spin, and the Baltimore Sun, and in the tweets below, a few of many honoring Josh’s life and work:

Photo Credit: Nick Barbato

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