Independent music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro’s eclectic and singular career path encompasses a range of passion projects. Along with such celebrated venues asBrooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl London, The Capitol Theatre, Wetlands Preserve and The Slipper Room. He is the founder of Lockn’, a 4 day camping and music festival, as well as Jazz & Colors, an experiential music event encompassing the 843 acres of Central Park, Jazz & Colors at The Met, featuring jazz music throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Jazz & Colors: Wave That Flag, celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead at The Field Museum in Chicago. His acclaimed endeavors include the IMAX concert films U23D and All Access, the Jammys awards show, America’s Largest Earth Day event, Green Apple Festival, 3D technology company 3ality Digital. He serves as publisher of Relix Magazine, which also owns the popular website, Jambands.com along with digital ad agency Hear & There. His retail initiatives include The Hoodie Shop and Stone Fox Bride.
In 2014, Peter Shapiro entered into a unique exclusive performance deal with Phil Lesh, ensuring that the Grateful Dead co-founder would focus on Shapiro’s venues and events. He also partnered with the family of Jerry Garcia to open Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, a music venue in the late performer’s honor. He is the producer of Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Shapiro is a member of the Arts Committee of the City Parks Foundation’s Board of Directors, a co-founder of the environmental consulting firm, GreenOrder, and a board member of Headcount, The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Museum, The LowLine and New York Public Radio.