Barbara BradfordBARBARA BRADFORD Owner/President

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University (New Orleans, LA), Barbara has incorporated her training and interests in event planning, art, music and design into a long and successful career in administration and business management in the higher education environment.

Growing up in New Orleans, Barbara learned to appreciate gracious and elegant entertainment, both in private/residential and public settings. Barbara began to coordinate events and parties while in high school and college. She learned the true meaning of Southern hospitality, etiquette and making one’s guests feel comfortable and special. Barbara also came to understand and appreciate how live music can underscore a social occasion, giving it special ambiance and flair.

Barbara has developed her skills in numerous ways with respect to management of projects, both large (over $15M) and small, always bringing to the table her artistic sense and attention to details. Barbara created a technology-based art gallery at Arizona State University (ASU) and launched over 50 exhibitions with opening lectures and receptions, several of which received national attention. She managed all phases of a major new construction and several renovation projects at ASU. She captained numerous meetings and events, including multi-day events for foreign delegations (e.g., China, Singapore) and “companion tours” for national conferences.

Overall, Barbara has the knowledge and experience of over 30 years with respect to planning, overseeing and successfully executing special events and projects!

 

Rick & BarbRICK WALL
Executive Vice President

Rick Wall was born and raised in Cincinnati and has had a love of music his entire life. Since early childhood, Rick was involved with musicians and the music industry doing everything he could to support emerging artists in the greater Cincinnati area such as the Isley Brothers, Freddie King, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, the McCoy’s, and Lonnie Mack.

Since moving to the Valley of the Sun in 1975, Rick has continued to support, nurture and inspire local, original singer-songwriters and bands; e.g., Kerry Jackson, Linda Cushma, Andy Kern, Marconias, Doug Williams, Rex Anderson, Major Lingo and the Krak Smokin’ Grannies.

Rick was the in-house talent buyer and booking agent for three, legendary Valley clubs—the Mason Jar, Chuy’s in Tempe, and the Sun Club—and brought to Arizona entertainment which included Albert King, 10,000 Maniacs and Nirvana.

Networking/connecting with people and acting as an events facilitator are just a few of Rick’s talents and specialties.

You can find out more information at
the Zonal Music Group Web site.