Steven Adelman is the Director of Arts & Entertainment for MPower Sports Group. With a career spanning well over twenty five years in entertainment, Steven has gained a reputation for combining creativity and bottom line economics into acclaimed projects worldwide.
He received a B.A. in Economics from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. He moved to Boston in 1984 for graduate work at Boston College earning a Master’s Degree in Economics.
In 1990, Steven moved to New York City to open the Roxy, serving as its Director. It soon gained a reputation as the city’s top club, putting Adelman on the map. Only two years later, he was tabbed, as a Director of the Limelight, and within three years had become a Director for NYC’s biggest venues including the Tunnel and Palladium.</p
In 1997, Steven returned to Boston to launch Avalon on Lansdowne Street, which became an instant national success. Over the next four years Steven led a team to redevelop the famed street, adding in two music venues, restaurant, and two upscale lounges, turning Lansdowne Street into the focal point of entertainment not only for Boston, but for the entire Northeast region. It was here he fine tuned his model for not only operating multiple venues, but collaborating with top architects and designers as well.
In September 2002, he purchased the Palace Theatre in Hollywood and the Limelight, the same venue he directed ten years earlier, in New York City. After one year and ten million dollars in construction and renovations, he launched Avalon on each coast, along with the ultra-exclusive Spider Club. This club within a club became the ultimate celebrity haunt, becoming one of the country’s most sought after nightlife experiences. Steven was recognized for his efforts in the redevelopment of Hollywood as one its pioneers, leading to its current boom.
Always striving to be one step ahead, Steven expanded his focus to Asia in 2010, opening Avalon at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore at a cost of $12M. Returning to the US in 2014 and looking for new challenges, he set his sites on famed Beale Street in Memphis, restoring the acclaimed New Daisy Theatre which reopened in the Fall of 2015.