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Keith Wortman

Blackbird Presents
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Keith Wortman is the Founder and CEO of Blackbird Presents, a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.

Wortman is the co-creator and producer of North America’s biggest touring music festival, the Outlaw Music Festival. Along with festival headliner Willie Nelson, this year’s festival tour included Van Morrison, Neil Young, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, Phil Lesh, and others. Projects created and executive produced by Wortman include "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration," "Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, " "The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson," "Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert," "Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings," "I'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples," "The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris," "Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans," "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music," and "All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman," the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal's aweinspiring performance of "Statesboro Blues." Wortman is also the co-creator of The American Roots Music & Arts Festival, with Eric Church.

Previously, Wortman was the co-founder of Cambio.com, a leading digital media platform for the millennial generation. Cambio.com was an online entertainment platform superserving news, video, live events and social media with the biggest stars in music, movies, TV and pop culture. Wortman was responsible for all aspects of the business including brand strategy, product development, content creation, business affairs, marketing, financial, and technology functions. Through original video programming, immersive experiences, and deep social integration, Wortman led Cambio to over 25 million monthly page views. Cambio.com was acquired by AOL in July of 2012, and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of AOL, Inc.

Prior to this, he was the President of MGX LAB, a leading digital media, brand strategy and business development agency whose clients included Fortune 500 companies, major sports leagues, major record labels, artist management firms and media companies. Under his leadership, MGX earned multiple Webby Award nominations and was a 2010 Webby Award winner for its digital media innovation and marketing campaign for Brad Pitt's Make It Right New Orleans.

Wortman serves on the Board of Trustees of Maimonides Medical Center. He earned a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1996. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. He was member of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Arts and Entertainment Law Society and successfully completed the Cardozo Law School Digital Media Seminar.

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Friday, November 16

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