Sports, Music & Event Management
Paul Thornton is a sports and entertainment industry veteran who currently serves as the President of TAG Presents,an events and entertainment based company founded in 2007 to create and manage live sports and entertainment events. Paul has a track record of success in music and sports, highlighted by producing thousands of concerts with Bravo Entertainment and the Big Easy Concert Houses (sold to Knitting Factory), and then opened the 360Amphitheater at the Circuit of the America's outside Austin. Thornton recently became an owner of the Austin Aztecs in the USL, and was responsible for bringing ESPN X-Games and Redfest to Austin in 2014.
Thornton has vast experience in events production, including talent acquisition, production, and marketing on the largest stages for acts such as The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Kanye West, Pitbull, Tom Petty, Enrique Iglesias, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Rage Against The Machine, Black Eyed Peas, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Sarah McLachlan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Santana, Jason Mraz, and almost every national touring act.
Thornton attended the University of San Diego on a full baseball scholarship, and then transferred entering his junior year to California State University Fullerton, where he graduated with a degree in accounting. In 2011 Paul moved his family to Austin, TX.