Skip Paige is retiring from his position as Chief Operating Officer of Goldenvoice, he told his colleagues Friday.
Citing a desire to spend more time with family, Paige told colleagues his last day will be Wednesday, Nov. 22.
A native Californian, Paige grew up in Southern California and has been in the music business for more than 30 years. He began promoting bands in the 1980s at Cal Poly Pomona, California including Social Distortion and Oingo Boingo.
In 1998, Paige joined Goldenvoice working alongside college friend & Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett and was involved in the launch of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999, Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival in 2007, as well as Desert Trip in 2016.
In his role as Chief Operating Officer at Goldenvoice, he has overseen the day-to-day business operations of Goldenvoice festivals and the long-term involvement of Goldenvoice in the Coachella Valley, overseeing the expansion of Coachella into a two-weekend event, grossing a record $114 million in 2017, marking the first time a reoccurring festival franchise has crossed the $100 million mark for Billboard Boxscore.