Gina Zamparelli, the first woman concert promoter to produce concerts in major venues with national-level artists in the United States, passed away on May 21st, 2018 after a short illness. Gina has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
Gina sold out every concert in over a decade of shows in Los Angeles, helping to break in many bands and secure them record deals. She had produced concerts at Perkins Palace, The Roxy Theatre, The Whisky a Go Go, The Hollywood Palladium, The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and The Wadsworth Theatre.
Her company also managed Perkins Palace (also known as the Raymond Theatre) in Pasadena, CA. She built Perkins Palace into one of Los Angeles’ top venues for live music, which has left its mark on popular music history.
Additionally, Gina Zamparelli was active in historic preservation. She formed a non-profit organization, Friends of the Raymond Theatre, whose mission was to save this historic landmark theater. She waged one of the longest battles fought for a historic landmark in the City of Los Angeles.