Andy Wilson (@awilsonindy) is the Vice-President of Development and PR for Bohlsen Group, an Indianapolis based full service marketing company, where Wilson oversees the event and entertainment division.
In his career, Andy has handled PR, publicity and various marketing initiatives for major events, including multiple Farm Aid concerts, stadium shows for the likes of Kenny Chesney and NSYNC, major arena and summer tours as Paul McCartney, U2, Britney Spears, Chris Tomlin and Van Halen, tour launches for Lollapalooza, The Eagles and CSNY, major festivals including the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and various multi-day festivals throughout the country.
He began in the entertainment business serving as the director of public relations and promotions for Sunshine Promotions/Live Nation. In his tenure, Andy handled communications and various marketing initiatives for Indianapolis venues Klipsch Music Center (formerly Verizon Wireless & Deer Creek), the Old National Centre and the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, as well as the Louisville Palace and Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati. During this time, he worked on more than 300 concerts and special events annually in cities across the Midwest. Wilson also oversaw the national grassroots program for Clear Channel's Music Division and handled its internal national publicity communications systems.
In 2006, Andy joined Live-360, where he handled marketing strategies and implementation at 15 venues across America. During this time he also oversaw PR efforts for a myriad of clients including two outdoor amphitheaters in Atlanta, multiple bbq festivals across the Midwest and PR for major touring shows including Star Wars In Concert, Walking with Dinosaurs and Kenny Chesney while also managing Midwest rock band The Elms.
In 2010, Andy joined Bohlsen Group where Wilson has worked on a wide range of projects and initiatives aimed at driving attendance, awareness and revenue for the likes of NCAA Tourney Town, Riverbend Music Center, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Sarasota Blues & Music Festival, Klipsch Music Center, PNC Pavilion, Super Bowl XLVI Village Concerts, Bunbury Music Festival and the Lawn at White River State Park and more.
Andy serves as an adjunct professor at Butler University and earned his bachelor's degree from Franklin College.