Concert Production Talent Buying Marketing Publicity Consulting Management

Rich Kardon

Drawing from over 15 years of touring experience for a variety of major label recording acts (as tour manager, tour accountant and/or production manager), Richard Kardon opened The Point, in Bryn Mawr PA, in 1998. The intimate music venue quickly rose to national acclaim and in 2003 was named “One of the Best Places to See Live Music in America” by Esquire magazine, and having gained the reputation as the first Philly stop for up-and-coming acts like Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers, Feist, Vanessa Carlton, Tegan & Sara, Xavier Rudd, Regina Spektor and Andrew Bird, just to name a few.

In 2005, the inability to come to terms on a new lease agreement led to The Point closing its doors, but it was the success of The Point that was the catalyst for the creation of Point Entertainment.

Previously Director of Operations and Marketing for two independent record labels, and Managing Director of a children’s theater, he currently manages Dave Edmunds in the US and teaches concert promotion and venue management at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Jesse Lundy

Jesse Lundy has been working as a concert promoter and publicist in Philadelphia area since 1995 (Electric Factory Concerts 95-97; and New Park Entertainment/Jack Utsick Presents 97-01). In 2002, he joined Point Entertainment as Talent Buyer and Publicist at award-winning listening room The Point in Bryn Mawr, PA. Since The Point closed in June of 2005, Point Entertainment has been producing shows at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA, concerts series and special events at numerous venues including the Campus Philly Kickoff Concert. Since 2009, Point Entertainment has been programming the Philadelphia Folk Festival. He also manages The Brakes and John Francis and is proud to teach at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. Lundy is happily married.
What Our Clients Are Saying

“We have been working with Point Entertainment for almost a decade. We rely on their expertise not only for our main concert series, but for any event production needed throughout the year. They are reliable, professional, creative, knowledgeable and fun, just to name a few.”
– Becky Reeves, Director of Marketing, The Hankin Group

“Rich and Jesse have years of experience in the business, a professional, low-keyed style, and a keen understanding of how to make the most of any venue’s potential.  Combine that with the love they have for the work they do, and our patrons end up with a fabulous experience.”
– Mary Foote, Executive Director, The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA

“They are professional, courteous and dependable and offer excellent advice on how to deliver a better product!”
– Dan Russell, Director of Parks & Recreation, Upper Merion Township

“Rich and Jesse re-energized our event and brought a new audience to us.”
– Lisa Schwartz, President, Philadelphia Folksong Society

“Rich Kardon and Jesse Lundy regularly fill concert spaces, keep customers satisfied, and relate effectively and courteously to performers, audience, management, media and staff.”
– David Broida, David Broida & Associates
former Director of Parks & Recreation, Upper Merion Township

“They have a sharp understanding of all event production needs — from logistics to talent buying to public relations and beyond. Point saved us thousands of dollars through improved vendor selection and exceeded our expectations on all levels.”
– Jon Herrmann, Executive Director, Campus Philly, Philadelphia, PA

“Point Entertainment was invaluable for us in presenting Kansas in concert for our inaugural season at our new outdoor stadium. They easily navigated the maze of production logistics, booked talent that created a buzz while connecting with our sponsors, and ultimately produced a first-class concert event.”
– Jeff Harrison, Vice President Philadelphia Freedoms World Team Tennis and World Team Tennis Properties

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