Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN.

In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events every year, ranging from clubs to stadiums, Outback Concerts has also co-produced several festivals including the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville, TN and Charleston, SC; the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago, IL, and the Blue Ridge Music Festival in Salem, VA.

Outback Concerts also exclusively books the Koka Booth Amphitheatre located in Cary, NC.


awards

2012

IEBA Festival Buyer of the Year
Won – Mike Smardak


2011

IEBA Hall of Fame
Inductee – Mike Smardak

Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year
Nominated  - Mike Smardak


2009

IEBA Concert Promoter of the Year
Won – Outback Concerts

Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year
Nominated  - Mike Smardak


2008

Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year
Nominated  - Mike Smardak

Billboard Independent Promoter of the Year
Nominated – Outback Concerts


2007

IEBA Concert Promoter of the Year
Won – Outback Concerts

Billboard Independent Promoter of the Year
Nominated – Outback Concerts

Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year
Nominated  - Mike Smardak


2006

IEBA Entertainment Buyer of the Year
Won – Mike Smardak

Billboard Independent Promoter of the Year
Nominated – Outback Concerts

Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year
Nominated  - Mike Smardak


2005

IEBA Concert Promoter of the Year
Won – Outback Concerts

IEBA Talent Buyer of the Year
Won – Mike Smardak

Billboard Independent Promoter of the Year
Nominated – Outback Concerts

Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year
Nominated  - Mike Smardak


2004

IEBA Concert Promoter of the Year
Won – Mike Smardak

Independent Promoter of the Year
Nominated – Outback Concerts

Bill Graham Award for Promoter of the Year
Nominated  - Mike Smardak


2003

Independent Promoter of the Year
Nominated – Outback Concerts


2002

IEBA Concert Promoter of the Year
Won – Mike Smardak


2000

Independent Promoter of the Year
Nominated – Outback Concerts