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Welcome To Roadies Of Color United

United by our love and standing together to bring positive change to the Industry.

Roadies of Color United is a 501(C)6 Professional Association. Comprised of a diverse group of professionals in Live Entertainment Services, Concert Touring, and Live Entertainment Industries. 

Our primary goal for Roadies of Color United Association, Is to promote the shared interests of members and advocate for a more diverse and inclusive industry, for people of all colors, women, and the LGBTQ+ communities.

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Latest News

Please visit this site regularly as we are adding new readers sections. The latest posts and R.O.C.U. News will appear below. 2020 will be a year that most of us will always remember and most likely never to forget.

For Roadies Of Color United or R. O. C. U. Pronounced “Rock-U” Twenty Twenty started out with so much energy and optimism. We began the year finalizing our plans for the 10th anniversary celebration of Our Social Network and Our first Annual Conference. This event will stand out to be one of the most positive memories for many who attended when looking back at 2020.



Roadies of Color United Honored on 2021 Pollstar Impact 50 List

Roadies of Color United Association (R.O.C.U.) would like to give thanks to Liam Klenk a Theatre Art Life (TAL) Official for sharing some articles on R.O.C.U. to the TAL audience.[…]


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ROCU Must Haves for Women to Rock on Tour!

Roadies of Color United got together a panel of women who are currently in the entertainment industry for a live webinar. This panel included Cherise Peace the moderator for the[…]


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INTRODUCING OUR JUNE 2022 PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Lance ‘KC’ Jackson

Lance is one of the Co Founders of Roadies Of  Color United founded 14 years ago and is the Production Stage Manager for Earth Wind and Fire for the last[…]


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ROCU Member Arica Rust Takes Home Parnelli’s 2022 NextGen Award

The 20th Annual Parnelli Awards were held on June 3rd, 2022, following The 2022 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. This was Roadies of Color United Association’s (ROCU) first[…]


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Roadies of Color United Making Its 2022 NAMM Show and Parnelli Next Gen Awards Debut

By Jay Agamao Anaheim, CA – Roadies of Color United Association (ROCU) is excited to announce the organization will be attending The 2022 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. NAMM[…]


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INTRODUCING OUR MAY 2022 PROFESSIONAL OF MONTH Brandee Wilder

Rocu Staff Brandee “B” Wilder is a child of the industry. Daughter of legendary MC and Costume Designer Gorgeous George, she cut her teeth early in the industry working alongside[…]


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About

Roadies of Color United Story

Co Founded by Lance “K.C.” Jackson and William “Bill” Reeves in 2009. Roadies Of Color United was started as social network to represent, introduce and unite those of us in the concert touring and entertainment services that were not being represented on other industry related social network platforms . The original site was hosted on the Ning networks from 2009 to 2016 during that time membership was approximately 300 + subscriber members. In 2016 Roadies of Color United adopted a Twitter presence and a Face Book Group Page at the urging of one of our members. Membership on our Face Book Group page is 800 plus social network members.


Roadies Of Color United’s Network is open to all Professionals in the Entertainment Services, Concert Touring and Live Entertainment Industry. Our Social network was created to unite, network, promote, and collaborate in order to help each other Grow in our related Industries. Our goal is to unite our related industries in a way that has never been done before until now promoting a more diversity and inclusion within our related industries.

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 Roadies of Color United 10th Anniversary Reunion Celebration Event Organizers

Meet the Organizers and Event planning committee for the upcoming Roadies of Color United  Reunion 10th anniversary celebration. This event is the vision of Lance “K.C” Jackson. “It’s been a long time coming  ” says Lance Jackson, Chair Person of the Committee. Our Team bios will be posted soon.

            

Sparkl West

Road Manager

“After 7”

            

Lance K.C. Jackson

Stage Manager

“Earth, Wind, & Fire”

            

Shae Usher

Production Coordinator

            

Tony Bulluck

Production Manager

“Earth, Wind, & Fire”

            

David 5-1 Norman

Tour Manager / Tour Accountant

“Earth, Wind, & Fire”

            

William Reeves

Road Manager / Production Manager

“Anthony Hamilton”

            

E Kevin Jones

Production Manager, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

            

Stuart Gray

Production Manager / Stage Manager / Audio Engineer
Radio Talk Show Host

“WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice Of Harlem”

            

Jimmy Daniels

In Memorium

C. E. O. Jimmy Daniels-Celebrity/High Profile
Transportation, LLC/Security Consultant

            

Ronnie Stephenson

CEO At CPP

Ronnie Stephenson owns Creative Production Partners, a production and management company based out of Brooklyn, N. Y.

            

R.O.C.U. Professionals of the Month

 We think recognition is important so once a month we recognize one of our members. Meet some of our recognized Professionals of the month. If you’d like to nominate someone drop us a line using our contact form.

            

INTRODUCING OUR SEPTEMBER 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Rebekah Foster

Rebekah Foster

FOH Engineer

            

INTRODUCING OUR JULY 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH E’lyse Murray

Small Business Owner, Public Speaker, Consultant

E’lyse Murray

Small Business Owner, Public Speaker, Consultant

            

INTRODUCING JUNE 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Logan Patton

FOH, television audio mixer, and recording engineer.

Logan Patton 

Freelance Enginer

            

INTRODUCING OUR MAY 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Kenneth H. Williams

FRONT OF HOUSE/PRODUCTION MANAGER

Kenneth H. Williams 

Freelance F.O.H. / Production Manager

            

INTRODUCING OUR APRIL 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Guy Rhodes

 Lighting Designer /Lighting Director 

Guy Rhodes 

Anthony Hamilton

            

INTRODUCING OUR MARCH 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Martin Thomas

Lighting Director  and Designer for the Alan Parsons Live Project

Martin Thomas

Principal Designer for RED LLC 

            

INTRODUCING OUR FEBRUARY 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Bobby Carroll

Stage Managere and Guitar Technician

Bobby Carroll

Tedeschi Trucks Band

            

INTRODUCING OUR JANUARY 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Curtis Vannoy

IATSE Local 574 in Greensboro North Carolina and Local 322 In Charlotte North Carolina.

Curtis Vannoy 

Frelancer

            

INTRODUCING OUR DECEMBER 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Theodore Moyé
Production Manager and Sound Engineer

Theodore Moyé

Morris Day and Cameo

            

INTRODUCING OUR NOVEMBER 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Joe Schaffner aka “Uncle Joe”
Production Manager Retired Aretha Franklin

Joe Schaffner aka “Uncle Joe”

Aretha Franklin

            

INTRODUCING OUR OCTOBER 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Bernarr Ferebee Sr.
Producer, Eighth Day Sound Senior Systems Analyst

Bernarr Ferebee S.

Earth, Wind & Fire

            

INTRODUCING OUR SEPTEMBER 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Joe “OJ” Rainville

 Backline Tech & Stage Mgr,  for 10 years. Currently working freelance & hopes to move into a Brand Endorsement Rep. role.

Joe “OJ” Rainville

Stage manager / Backline Tech

            

INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Greg Black

 45 of consecutive years in the business. Production Manage,Stage Manager, Allstar Backline Tech and Carpenter.

Greg Black

Stage manager Anthony Hamiltion and Tony Braxton

            

INTRODUCING OUR JULY 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Ross Rylance

 Tour & Production Manager, Site Coordinator, Security Director, Bus & Truck Driver, Sales & Implementation for Corporate Sponsorships and Artist Management.

Ross Rylance

Independent

            

INTRODUCING OUR JUNE 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Daychia Sledge
Audio Engineer and Owner of MixWell World Productions Services Company providing  a complete Audio Production One Stop Shop for all Audio Production needs and Online Audio Engineering Courses and Workshops.

Daychia Sledge

Freelance Audio Engineer

            

INTRODUCING OUR MAY 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Andrew”Dino” Johnson 

A professional in the field of executive protection and promotional security. Association with many entertainers in the music industry, in addition to high-level executives. 

Andrew”Dino” Johnson 

Centurion International Consultants – President/CEO

            

INTRODUCING OUR APRIL 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Danielle M. Lewis
Motivated audio engineer, production manager, project manager and stage manager experienced in audio production, live sound reinforcement, theater and live recording events.

Danielle M. Lewis 

Freelance Egineer, Production Manager

            

INTRODUCING OUR MARCH 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Roger M Edmunds Jr.
Stage Manager / Lighting Director /
Rock Steady Concert Lighting and Production 

Rodger Edmuns Jr.

Lighting Director

            

INTRODUCING OUR FEBRUARY 2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Brenda “Chief Bear” Long  One of our best content contributors and loyal supporters of Roadies of Color United.

Brenda “Chief Bear” Long  

Freelance Photograhper

            

INTRODUCING OUR JANUARY  2019 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Pedro Rodriguez

Philadephia, Pa based
Tour Manager / Stage Manager / lighting tech with some audio experience.

 Pedro Rodriguez

BBRD

            

INTRODUCING OUR December 2018 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Wesley Copeland Production Manager,  Independent Front of House and Monitor Engineer. 

Wesley Copeland

Independent Freelance Eng.

            

INTRODUCING OUR NOVEMBER 2018 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Thomas R. Selsey Stage Manager & Monitor Engineer. Stage/Audio tech at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts….

Thomas R. Selsey

The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston

            

INTRODUCING OUR OCTOBER 2018 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Gabriela “Gabi” Parra
Production Coordinator/PA/Hospitality Coordinator /Runner /Stagehand /Freelance PC

Gabriela “Gabi” Parra 

Earth, Wind & Fire

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