Ben Pearlman is a talent buyer with Collective Concerts, one of Toronto’s leading independent concert promoters. Collective Concerts promotes shows in venues all over Toronto, from small clubs like the Drake and the Garrison to Massey Hall, Echo Beach and the ACC. In addition, Collective is also the exclusive talent buyers for The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace, both venues that have welcomed Nova Scotia touring artists for many years. Ben is responsible for programming Lee’s, one of Toronto’s longest-running indie/alternative live music venues, as well as producing concerts around Toronto and southern Ontario. Collective produces shows in a wide range of genres including indie, alternative, punk, metal, industrial, roots and pop.
Ben is also a co-founder of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF), a three day multi-stage outdoor festival set to enter its third year at Fort York in downtown Toronto