Truckee Big Life Artist: Late-Nite Productions

Truckee Big Life Artist: Late-Nite Productions

August 6, 2022

Truckee Cultural District is happy to welcome Billy Drewitz as Truckee Big Life Artist of the week. Stop by the booth at Truckee Thursdays and talk to Billy. Nicknamed LateNiteBilly, he is the owner of Late-Nite Productions, a full-service concert marketing and production company and producer of the Truckee Reggae Festival and the River Vibes Summer Concert Series. He has been bringing nationally recognized musicians to the Tahoe-Truckee region for 25+ years now! This weekend, Late-Nite Productions welcomes George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic for a Sunday afternoon show at Truckee River Regional Park. He’ll be bringing UB40 and more with their Bigga Badda Riddim Tour to the Truckee River amphitheater on September 22, 2022.

Late-Nite Productions was first conceived in the small College town of Arcata, CA next to Humboldt State University in 1995 – Inspired by the Artists that rocked Brewin’ Beats Nightclub, such as SUBLIME, BARRINGTON LEVY, MERL SAUNDERS, JAMALSKI, NICODEMOS, THE BROWNIES, ROCK STEADY POSSE and more – LateNiteBilly took his passion for entertaining and music, made a career of it, and has been based in Tahoe ever since.

Late-Nite Productions is a Concert / Event Production and Marketing Company, producing well over 100 concerts and events per year in several different markets and in every genre of music from hip-hop, rock, comedy, country, DJs, EDM, reggae, ska, jam bands, punk and more.

Headed by “LateNiteBilly,” his many years of consistency and experience in every corner of the entertainment industry from talent buying, marketing, promotion, production, management and touring has given him the opportunity to work with all the top venues across the United States as well as work with all the top celebrities and artists in the industry. Late-Nite Productions has produced shows with everyone from BLACK EYED PEAS, MACHINE GUN KELLY, REBELUTION, DIRTY HEADS, TOMMY LEE, DEAD KENNEDYS, BLACK FLAG, DEVIL MAKES THREE, ATMOSPHERE and SUBLIME, to name a few. From a modest start, LateNiteBilly has taken Late-Nite Productions to all 48 states, and every corner of Canada and Mexico.

LateNiteBilly has tour managed Reggae Legend, Apple Gabriel (Israel Vibration) for a brief time in 2000, has been on National Tours with Hieroglyphics (Full Circle Tour 2002) and Del tha Funky Homosapien as well as New Zealand’s hottest Reggae act, Katchafire in 2016.

He writes a monthly Entertainment report in Lake Tahoe’s Entertainer Magazine entitled “Another Late Night with LateNiteBilly.” In 2007 he was featured in a Music Video with The Grouch and Eligh from Living Legends for their new song called “All-In” alongside World re-known poker player Lacey Jones as well as Pigeon John and Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and filmed at Montbleu Resort & Casino in Lake Tahoe.

Now in 2022 LateNiteBilly is regrouping after the dreaded Covid shutdowns so that he and his team can take Late-Nite Productions to the next level, producing concerts in several different markets and awaiting the next opportunity that lies ahead!

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