POINT ENTERTAINMENT is a full-service, boutique entertainment company known for their exceptional customer service and longstanding relationships in the music industry. Led by partners, Richard Kardon and Jesse Lundy, POINT ENTERTAINMENT prides itself on their extensive experience in the hospitality and special event industries. By fully comprehending the overall theme and logistics of an event, they are able to propose creative and unique talent to perfectly match their client’s entertainment and production needs.
Since 1998, POINT ENTERTAINMENT has been working with communities, non-profits, for-profits and concert promoters to produce, program, promote concerts, festivals and special events. Stemming from their work developing suburban Philadelphia’s quintessential listening room, The Point (1998-2005) into what became named one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best Places To See Live Music” in the US in 2003, Richard Kardon and Jesse Lundy have been trusted with event coordination by organizations such as the City of Philadelphia and World Team Tennis. Working within the budgetary constraints of each client, POINT ENTERTAINMENT manages every facet of event production, including booking and publicity, to deliver a seamless, successful event.
POINT ENTERTAINMENT’S range of services isn’t just limited to booking acts. Their expertise also encompasses comprehensive production services including staging, sound, lighting and back-line equipment for large, concert -size facilities or smaller, more intimate venues, locally and nationally.
They specialize in creating customized, “a la carte” plans that will best fit your needs and budget. Their creativity, attention to detail and willingness to understand the necessary scope of services are the hallmarks of POINT ENTERTAINMENT.
Having a long history of working closely and building relationships with artists in all genres of music who can draw audiences and build your room and reputation, POINT ENTERTAINMENT can comfortably satisfy your professional entertainment needs.
POINT ENTERTAINMENT will help secure publicity for your venue and shows by engaging journalists through traditional sources such as local newspapers, but they also emphasize cost-effective social media publicity by building your electronic presence through social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Richard and Jesse can show you industry best practices then teach you how to apply those ideas to suit your goals, whether that is to learn how to structure your own deals more effectively, improve cash flow, launch, design or redesign your venue or simply how to be more effective and efficient in your business strategies.
Drawing from over 15 years of working with 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, Amos Lee, Tegan & Sara, Matt Nathanson, Regina Spektor and Andrew Bird, just to name a few.
In 2005, unable to renew its lease, The Point closed its doors, but it was the success of the venue 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, Richard currently manages Dave Edmunds in the US and teaches concert promotion and venue management for Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Music Industry Program
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 Wallace Brothers Band http://www.wallacebrothersband.com The Brakes http://www.brakesband.com and John Francis http://www.johnfrancismusic.com and is proud to teach at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. Lundy is happily married.