Dope Shows organizes the best shows in town because we keep culture at the heart of every event .
Founders Stephen Piner and Jamir Shaw established the promotional agency in 2017. The running success comes from a close connection to local cities and cultures; as well a vision to creating unique entertainment experiences for the Hip-Hop community.
While the younger generation builds then culture, Dope Shows helps define it.
Jamir Shaw and Stephen Piner are two friends, and Philadelphia natives turned business partners. Six years ago, they combined their knowledge of youth, business, and music to start Dope Shows.
Shaw, a graduate of Lock Haven University, began his career in education. Ultimately becoming a Dean at Mastery Charter Schools of Philadelphia, which gave him a natural pulse on the Gen-Z and Millennial demographics. In addition to that, Shaw was able to fuel his passion for entertainment and marketing by hosting events throughout Philadelphia along his journey. While Piner, a multi-faceted financier and graduate of Kutztown University, focused on building his decade-long background in banking, investments, and real estate. At their core, Shaw and Piner are culture, business, and community.
Today, Piner operates as the Chief Financial Officer for Dope Shows by managing talent bookings, analyzing event P&Ls, distributing payroll to contractors, and overseeing the production crews. While Shaw acts as the Chief Marketing Officer by developing the promotional strategy for each event (leading to a 90% sell out rate), and identifying impactful market opportunities to help continue growing the business with optimal risk
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Dope Shows is a concert agency that specializes in marketing and producing music events with the top recording artists for the Gen-Z and Millennial demographics.