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Mary Carrera has been providing exceptionally high quality events, event management, and marketing services for nearly 10 years. From initial planning to managing every detail of talent search, negotiations, marketing, sponsorship, management, and logistics — Carrera Productions brings a wealth of experience to be a single source ensuring your event is the best it can be!


Our experience with event production and management draws on Mary’s successful experience of 20 years in managing regional marketing, events, and promotions for the demanding telecommunications industry with such companies as Home Box Office (HBO), Showtime Networks, Country Music Television (CMT), VH-1, Discovery Channel, and more. Carrera Productions uses this depth of experience to bring the difference of confidence built upon success to your event.





“Remarkable Music. Live.” That’s on our business cards and in our hearts. Swell Productions is a small cohesive team of creative and dedicated professionals based in Sacramento, California specializing in all aspects of event promotion, marketing, management and production. Blues, jazz, Americana, bluegrass, world, folk, soul, singer-songwriter, country, classical, New Orleans brass band and R&B… we know the music; we know humorists and pathos too. We share a passion and commitment for producing and promoting extraordinary events. Whether it’s large outdoor, multi-act festivals, a theatre or club series, a fund-raiser or an intimate corporate affair, the events we produce are affairs of the heart. We live and breathe them everyday.

Mindy Giles has over 38 years in the music business in artist management, record labels, publicity, marketing/advertising and being a music/event promoter in three cool cities– Chicago, New Orleans and Sacramento. Was with The Polygram Group (Midwest Marketing Director); Alligator Records (Vice President); Rounder Records (Marketing Director); Black Top Records (Marketing/Publicity Director) and Tower Records (Marketing Director for Bayside Entertainment Distribution.)

She has managed/project managed the careers of some great artists including Albert Collins, Lonnie Mack, Koko Taylor, Big Shoulders, Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Jackie Greene, Maria Muldaur, and currently with Tracy Nelson, Terry Hanck, Markus James & The Wassonrai and Howell Devine


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