From 1980 until 2013, Marcus worked as an independent music promoter and event and venue manager through his company, Talent Ventures, bringing top-tier acts to intimate audiences.
He provided virtual and on-site support for public and private events, including staffing, catering, vendor involvement, marketing, and managing the business aspects of each event. Club Adventures creates outstanding guest experience for groups from 100 to 90,000, both nationally and internationally. We provide expert administrative and legal support, start-up consultation from start to opening day, and provide professional social media, print media, and live media/tour promotions and marketing. Events included:
LIVE PERFORMANCES: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Psychedelic Furs, The Orb, Mean Uncle Mike, Orphan Tears (Management), The Feds (Management), The Soup Dragons, Erasure, Live, Village People, Catherine Wheel, Steel-Pole Bathtub, Wanda Dee of the KLF, Love Lies Bleeding, Rozalla, Ethnic Background (Management), Dead Or Alive, The Communards, Con-solidated, Jimmy Somerville, The Fluid, Anything Box, Monkey Siren, Flourescent Echo, Jesus Jones, Boy George, Rufus Wainright, Martha Washington (The Weather Girls), CeCe Peniston, Diana Ross, Nine Inch Nails, The Bronski Beat, Manufacture, Skinny Puppy, Dead Silence.
CLUB/VENUE PERFORMANCES: The Grove (Denver), Tracks International (Denver), The Foxhole (Denver), The Ballpark (Denver), David’s (Denver), Pogo’s (Boulder), Middle Earth (Boulder), Tulagi (Boulder), The Yard of Ale (Boulder), The Church (Denver), The Metro/Fast Forward (Denver), america. (Denver), Club Tower (Denver), I-Beam (San Francisco), Planet Hollywood (Aspen), The Paragon (Aspen), Klang! (Brussels), The Tunnel (New York), Tracks International (Manhattan), Amsterdam (Denver), Tracks International (Miami), Limelight (New York), Rattlesnake Club (Denver), Rock Island (Denver), Club Proteus (Denver), 11:59 (Denver), Tracks 2000 (Denver), Aqua Lounge (Denver), The Triangle (Denver), Paradise Garage (New York), Snake Pit (Denver), Rave For The Rainforest (Boulder), Sunshine (Boulder), Ghost In The Machine (Phoenix), Frenzy! (Denver), Candyland (Denver), The White House (Denver), Deep! (San Diego), Love Parade (Berlin), Mardi Gras (Sydney)
During this time, he also worked as on-air talent for several major market radio stations in the Colorado market, wrote and produced a long-time program called RadioFree Colorado, which featured all local acts, promoting them to greater national audiences. The program aired from 1986 until 1997.