About

Red Tail Entertainment began presenting a limited number of concerts in 2013 as 35 Concerts and has since grown into a formidable boutique company operating in all facets of the live entertainment experience -promotion, production, marketing, and general management. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Red Tail has established itself as one of the industry’s Top 100 presenters with sold out engagements for Tony Bennet, Harry Connick, Jr., Steve Martin & Martin Short, The Wild Kratts, Hip Hop Nutcracker, Cirque Dreams Holidaze  and many more.

The company has continued to expand and grow, becoming a leader in producing unique live events.  In addition to Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, the company produces tours of Double Dare Live!, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, and Lazed and Confused: The 420 Laser Experience. As live events change, audiences grow and new artists emerge – Red Tail Entertainment continues to soar.

Phil Drayer

Philip Drayer
Chairman of the Board

Philip has been a key player in the high technology industry for over thirty years.  He was named Top CEO by Morgan Stanley Ventures in Silicon Valley in 2000, and one of his companies was named as one of Forbes Top 50 Best Run Companies in the U.S.  Mr. Drayer’s philanthropic endeavors include seven years as an executive board member of the Dallas Symphony, and as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, He served twelve years on the Lamar University Foundation, the Engineering Advisory Council and the electrical engineering department at Lamar bears his name.  Mr. and Mrs. Drayer were key in the establishment of the Karen C. Drayer Wild Life Health Center at the University of California, Davis, which has the number one Veterinary School in the US.

Marc Engel

Marc Engel
CEO

Marc is a venue management and live entertainment industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the management and programming of theaters and performing arts centers.  His career includes high profile management assignments in internationally recognized venues including Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Engel has promoted concerts in theaters and arenas in over 100 US Cities.  As President of Red Tail Entertainment Marc assembled a team of highly experienced industry professionals to manage booking, marketing and production, and to coordinate the various aspects of live entertainment presentation in the US and three Canadian provinces.

David Denson

David Denson
Vice President/Producer

David’s professional background includes assignments with the Theatre Communications Group in New York, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs running the City’s performance venues, and most recently with the AT&T Performing Arts Center as director of programming, and producer of the Center’s Elevator Project series. His work has been described as “groundbreaking” for the Dallas performing arts community. He received his BFA in performance from East Carolina University and his MFA in directing from Southern Methodist University.

Scott Strong

Scott Strong
Vice President of Marketing

Scott has been in the entertainment and media industry over 30 years marketing live events, movies, radio and television.  Events include Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson, The Smothers Brothers, Ozzfest, The Wild Kratts, River City Rockfest, The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and various radio festivals throughout the country. His work in the broadcasting field in programming, marketing and consulting included Susquehanna Radio Dallas, KSHE FM (St. Louis, Mo.) and WMMS FM (Cleveland, Ohio).  Strong is a Marconi and National Association of Broadcast awards recipient.

Elizabeth Burch

Elizabeth Burch
Director of Finance

Coming Soon

Julissa Hernandez

Julissa Hernandez
Administrative Assistant

Julissa is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas and is the newest member of the Red Tail Team. Her passion for the arts was lit when she attended Eastfield Community College and started her professional career at Shakespeare Dallas, working on shows including Shakespeare in Love, Pride and Prejudice, and an 8hr stage reading of The War of the Roses. Julissa is excited about the start of her journey in the arts and can’t what to see where it takes her.