Since the late sixties, Michael Schreibman has produced hundreds of concerts at
most of the Washington area concert halls, including DAR Constitution
Hall, The Kennedy Center, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Carter
Barron Amphitheater, Warner Theatre, Lisner Auditorium, RFK
Stadium, as well as most area college concert facilities. He has
also produced concerts in many other markets.
Mike has worked with some of the most important names in the
entertainment industry and has a reputation for discovering and
developing new talent. He presented the first Washington, DC area concert
appearance of such stars as Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen,
Little Feat, Supertramp, Ozzie Osborn, Pat Benatar, The Clash, Joe
Jackson and many more.
In 1976 Mike Schreibman was responsible for the reopening of the
Warner Theatre, a 2000 seat acoustically perfect vaudeville house
which had been closed for a number of years. The reopening
successfully demonstrated that this theater, which had been
thought of as a run down movie house in the "wrong location," could be a
viable hall for the presentation of popular music and live
theater. The Warner, one of the first businesses to return to the then
fading Downtown, is now an important part of Washington cultural
The BAYOU night club, of Georgetown, in 1978 was a failing rock
and roll dance hall. Using his expertise in booking and creative
marketing, Mike transformed the Bayou into the most important
musical showcase in Washington; it became a necessary part of the
national tours of developing and middle range musical artists.
The Bayou was sold two years later for nearly twice the 1978 asking
Mike is frequently called upon as an advisor to other promoters,
concert halls, musicians, and radio and TV marketing directors.
He has produced numerous concerts to help sell the good will and
products of private enterprise.
He has been very active in producing benefit
concerts for political campaigns and non-profit causes. For many years
Schreibman coordinated a series of free concerts in the parks for
the National Park Service "Summer in the Parks" program,
including concerts on the Washington Monument Grounds.
In 1984, Mike became a founding member and Vice-president of The
Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), a non-profit
organization created to raise the profile of the D.C. music scene, both
locally and nationally.
Managed GROOVIES ... a Georgetown club featuring classic
Publicist/Concessions Manager for The AMBASSADOR
THEATRE..... a rock theatre which featured such up and coming artists as Jimi Hendrix, Vanilla
Fudge, The Hollies, The Youngbloods...
Managed SHOWBOAT LOUNGE ... a Jazz club...the home of Charlie Bryd.
Produced his first concert...Country Joe & The Fish, Iron
Butterfly at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Presented The Who & Led Zeppelin in concert together at
Merriweather Post Pavilion. (Reserved seats were $5.75, Lawn seats were $3.75)
Manager/Co-owner EMERGENCY ... a 200 seat
non-alcoholic rock club which featured The Kinks, Cold Blood,
Bob Seger, Fairport Convention, Renaissance...
Along with Richard Harrington, published WOODWIND ... an arts newspaper, Washington,
Opened THE WARNER THEATER.
Revitalized THE BAYOU nightclub in Georgetown.
Booked ADAMS and THE WAX MUSEUM,
Booked the ROXY nightclub.
Produced The WAMMIES and the WAMA CROSSTOWN JAM.
Co-producer The SELDOM SCENE'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION - The KENNEDY CENTER with Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou
Harris and Ricky Skaggs.
Operated DYLAN'S CAFE in Georgetown,
Agent & Co-Manager for THE SELDOM SCENE,
Booked THE BIRCHMERE.
Stage Manager, Rehearsal Coordinator & Assistant Talent
Coordinator for THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL CONCERT - A
CELEBRATION FOR YOUNG AMERICANS.
Elected President/Executive Director of WAMA.
Received The 1993 Tony Taylor Award from the Cultural
Alliance of Greater Washington for his support of the arts.
- 1994, 1995
Voted Most Supportive of Washington Music by the
Washington Area Music Association. (Subsequently removed his name from consideration)
Received the Bob Devlin Memorial Award from Hungry For Music given to the person who exemplifies Devlin's generosity and his enthusiasm for music.
38 Special, Joan Armatrading, B-52's, The Beach Boys,
Jeff Beck, Captain Beefheart, Pat Benatar, Billy Bragg, The
Busboys, The Byrds, The Clash, Joe Cocker, Ry Cooder, Dire
Straits, The Flying Burrito Bros, Bob Geldolf & the Boomtown
Rats, Hall & Oates, Joe Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Little Feat, Nils
Lofgren, Los Lobos, Dave Mason, Steve Miller, Molly Hatchet,
NRBQ, Ozzie Ozborn, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Todd
Rundgren, Southside Johnny, Bruce Springsteen, Squeeze,
Stephen Stills - Manassas, Supertramp, The Tubes, The Who, Jesse Colin Young, Warren
Karla Bonoff, David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary
Chapin Carpenter, Donovan, Jonathan Edwards, Fairport Convention,
Steven Forbert, Nanci Griffith, John Hiatt, Indigo Girls, Leo
Kottke, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Roger McGuinn, Holly Near, Randy
Newman, Danny O'Keefe, Claudia Schmidt, John
Sebastian, Steeleye Span, Livingston Taylor, Suzanne Vega,
Cheryl Wheeler, Jesse Winchester.
Asleep at the Wheel, Razzy Bailey, Crystal Gayle,
Mickey Gilley, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Lee, George Jones, Bill
Monroe, Seldom Scene, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doc Watson.
Tony Bennett, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Stephane
Grappelli, Keith Jarrett, Les McCann, Melissa Manchester, Pat
Metheny, Passport, Lee Ritenour, Sonny Rollins, Weather
Report, Tony Williams.
Chuck Berry, The Chiffons, The Coasters, Bo Diddley,
The Drifters, Chuck Jackson, Jan & Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy
Preston, Sam & Dave, The Shirelles, Percy Sledge, Carla
Thomas, Jr Walker & the Allstars.
Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff, Linton Kwezy
Johnson, Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Toots & the Maytals, Peter
Tosh, The Wailers, Yellowman.
Sandra Bernhardt, Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Klein, Jay
Leno, National Lampoon Show (featuring: John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, & Paul Schaffer), Second City, Henny Youngman.
Bobby Bland, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Arthur
Cruddup, Willie Dixon, Catfish Hodge, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John,
Freddie King, Albert King, B.B. King, Professor Longhair, John
Mayall, Delbert McClinton, The Neville Brothers, The Nighthawks,
The Radiators, The Spinners, Koko Taylor, Allen Toussaint, Jimmie
Vaughn, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Louis Walker.
The WAMA Crosstown Jam; The Presidential Inaugural -
A Celebration for Young Americans 1989; The Rocky Horror
Show; The Wammies
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