Q&A with Fraze Team Leader Mike Broaddus

Posted on 2016-07-06.

What do you do at Fraze Pavilion?
Over the past 15 years, I have been a member of the management team, the last 2 years I worked on the production team, and this summer I’m back to show management.

Have a funny story to share?
Wow, too many to count, but the last time Bonnie Raitt was here (2012), I was standing at a gate one night watching and greeting guests. I looked up and 20 ladies, all wearing red wigs, are walking to the gate. With Bonnie coming back this August, I will definitely be waiting for that Kodak Moment again.

Thoughts on celebrating 25 years?
It has thoroughly been a pleasure for me to be a part of the Fraze team for the years I have been here. It’s a feeling of being part of something very special. I think 25 years of success tells the story. Fraze is more than a night out at a concert or festival, it’s an EXPERIENCE. We will continue to strive for that goal every show, every night.

Do you have a special memory?
I do have a moment I’ll forever cherish and never forget. It was at the Air Force Band of Flight concert. I noticed a gentleman and a lady sitting in the very first row. She was trying to get him comfortable as he sat in his veteran’s attire. I walked over and asked if I could help. She informed me she needed to go to the restroom, her husband Bob was ill, and she did not want to leave him alone. I told her I would keep him company. Bob and I talked about how much he loved the Air Force Band. Bob was so glad he got to attend. After his wife returned she asked if I could help her to the car when the concert ended. I realized at that point, Bob was very ill. A hour or so later as I got Bob and his wife back to their car he grabbed my hand, looked at me and said, “Thanks, I had a great time and forgot how sick I really am.” This is what Fraze is all about.