Danny Lipco, entertainment impresario, dies
January 17, 2012
Danny Lipco, a legendary entertainment promoter and ticket supplier for Central Coast venues from the Pozo Saloon to the California Mid-State Fair, died Saturday at the age of 59.
Lipco, whose entertainment contributions included promoting musicians such as B.B. King and Merle Haggard, died in a San Joaquin Community Hospital after a brief illness.
“Danny was special, we will miss him dearly,” said Boo Boo Records owner Mike White. “He selected us to be the Central Coast Vallitix ticket sellers.”
After the Bakersfield promoter took over Vallitix in the 90s, he expanded the business to include the Central Coast selling tickets for venues such as the Avila Beach Golf Resort and the Pozo Saloon.
“He was a generous kind man who meant the world to us,” said Rhonda Beanway, owner of the Pozo Saloon. “He was a great mentor to Levi (Rhonda’s son and Pozo Saloon promoter).”