13 Aug The Wedding Biz Podcast features Dave Calzaretta, President of Magnificent Events
Listen in to Andy’s conversation with Dave Calzaretta, the founder and president of Magnificent Events & Entertainment! Magnificent Events & Entertainment was founded in 2000 and has since established an impeccable reputation out of Chicago, Illinois (and also now Scottsdale, Arizona), and it is considered an international booking and event expert company.
Dave always had a love for music, especially after fostering a unique friendship with The Temptations at a young age, but he majored in accounting because he was told that he should choose something practical. He reveals how he landed the career that he now has in the events and wedding market, however, and reveals what it was like to make the jump from the corporate world to a career in music and events.
Motivated by a fear of missing out, Dave explains, he became an entrepreneur because he didn’t want a 9-5 office job but instead wanted to live a more whimsical lifestyle. He discusses negotiation and how it’s about gathering what’s important on both sides of a transaction. He also reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected his career and his business over the last year or so. Andy has been wanting to have Dave on the show for a while and appreciates his connection and friendship with Dave. He’s so happy to have had this chance to talk with him on the show!