Founder & President
Hailed by the New York Times as “an impresario,” Steve Lurie is founder and President of Music Without Borders, LLC, a music business solutions company primarily focused on the concert industry. MWB presents and produces concerts in NYC, throughout the Northeast and US for numerous performing arts centers, clubs, festivals, charity events and private/corporate functions. With nearly 30 years of experience in the music industry, Lurie’s expertise and encyclopedic knowledge of music and artists combined with a keen understanding of consumer tastes, have helped him create a niche for himself as a much sought-after specialist.
As a concert presenter and producer, Lurie has presented over 7,000 concerts in most genres of live entertainment. Collectively, MWB has presented over 10,000 concerts. Lurie enjoys excellent relationships with all of the major and boutique agencies in North America and Europe. With an unrivaled knowledge of the music business, he has helped turn around many arts organizations.
Lurie began his career in the live music business in 2003 when he was Music Director and partner of Satalla, “The Temple of World Music,” a 200-seat venue located in Manhattan that presented over 1,500 concerts from artists around the globe in just a two year period. In 2004 Conde Nast Traveler Magazine picked Satalla as one of the “50 Hot Spots for the World.”
Lurie continues to present and produce concerts at numerous venues throughout the NYC area and the US including: The Beacon Theatre (NYC), Symphony Space (NYC), Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown, NY), Troy Music Hall (Troy, NY), Tribeca Performing Arts Center (NYC), 92ndStreet Y (NYC), Lebanon Opera House (Lebanon, VT), The F.M. Kirby Center (Wilkes-Barre, PA), the Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck, NY), Garde Arts Center (New London, CT), Grunin Center (Toms River, NJ), Hawaii Theatre (Honolulu, HI), Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington, NY), Massry Center for the Arts (Albany, NY), South Orange Performing Arts Center (South Orange, NJ), Palace Theater (Stamford, CT), Palace Theater (Waterbury, CT), Tibbits Opera House (Coldwater, MI), The Bull Run (Shirley, MA) and other locations around the US.
Lurie also produces a number of special projects and charity events including The NYC Rockin’ the River Cruises (formerly the NYC Blues Cruise) for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, one of NYC’s top tourist attractions; the critically acclaimed Naked Soul series at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC; The Annual John Lennon Tribute, the Positively Bob Dylan Tribute series, and the Songs of Love & Revolution series among others.