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Steve Schankman co-founded Contemporary Productions in 1968 as a local and regional booking agency for bands. Contemporary evolved into one of the largest entertainment producers in the United States. Through the leadership of his leadership Contemporary emerged as one of the nation’s top producers of entertainment, corporate marketing programs, special events, venue ownership, and management including the development of Riverport Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO in 1991 - currently named Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and Sandstone Amphitheatre (currently named Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre) in Kansas City, MO and in 1992 and co-development of The Pageant in St. Louis in 2000. Contemporary Productions was recognized as one of the most diversified companies in the global entertainment industry.
In 1998, Contemporary Productions was sold to New York-based SFX Music, the world’s largest fully integrated live entertainment company. With the sale of SFX Music to Clear Channel Entertainment in 2000, Steve left to re-launch Contemporary Productions, L.L.C., an international special event, entertainment marketing, and venue management company.