Formed in January 2004 by investor and concert promoter Keith Mahler and entertainment veteran Peter Kauff, Premier Concerts has become the largest independent concert promoter in Connecticut. Kauff passed away in December, 2013 and is deeply missed. In 2015 Premier Concerts acquired local indie concert promoter Manic Presents, allowing both companies to expand and promote a wider array of music throughout the region. Premier Concerts currently promotes major artists as well as up-and-comers at various venues throughout Connecticut, currently including College Street Music Hall, The Palace Theater (Waterbury), Space Ballroom, seasonally outdoors at Westville Music Bowl, and more.