WHO KNEW Presents: 1Up – A Look at the World of Esports and Gaming in Tennessee
WHO KNEW returned for a 6th full year of programming at City Winery! On January 15, we kicked off the new year with a fantastic exploration of the gaming industry and esports in the state of Tennessee.
Like all WHO KNEW events, we delivered an incredible slate of speakers wowing you with stories and information about their careers and making predictions about this exciting, high-growth industry.
With the gaming industry reaching almost $200 Billion in 2019, it was a true WHO KNEW experience.
That night, presented the following lineup:
Glenn Chin – Founder & Managing Director of MOST-PROLIFIC
Jamy Wheless – CEO at Lightwave Animation Studios
Michael Micolic – Head of Business Development & Operations at Traega Entertainment
Don Transeth – Proprietor at The Brand Hotel; EA Sports Brand Founder
Lang Whitaker – GM Grizz Gaming at the Memphis Grizzlie
Jared Nixon – Founder & CEO at TenGIG Festival
Ian Davis – Founder at Kumite
Michael Micholic – Head of Business and Operations, Traega Entertainment
Chris Austin – Music Supervisor, Traega Entertainment and Front of House Engineer for Gov’t Mule
Chet Roberts – Guitarist, Three Doors Down
Ross Holmes – Fiddle player, Mumford & Sons/Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Emcee – Kerry Graham – Founder & Proprietor at the Brand Hotel
An extension of MusicRowSearch, WHO KNEW Nashville is a bi-monthly event designed to provide unique perspectives from many of the music industry’s most accomplished executives and brightest minds. Think “Shark Tank” + TED Talks + speed dating. It’s the next generation of Meet Up. The event serves as a fertile hunting ground for talent, trends and who’s making it happen. Everyone who attends gets a birds’ eye view of who’s new and who’s next.
“WHO KNEW Nashville is an event series inspired by my mission to connect people. Nashville is one and half degrees of separation. I kept meeting and seeing the incredible wealth of knowledge, experience and talent and thought ‘How do I get all of these people in one room?’
That’s how WHO KNEW started. Beginning in 2015, our sold out events feature the most innovative minds, anarchists, entrepreneurs and trend setters in the music industry. Each event highlights a topic that’s real and right now. Real conversations. Real connections.”