Kevin Lyman


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4Fini, Inc.

Kevin Lyman, the renowned architect of the iconic Vans Warped Tour, has an influence that extends far beyond the confines of the stage. He imparts his wealth of knowledge as an associate professor at USC's Thornton School of Music, where he helps shape the next generation of industry leaders. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Lyman's legacy is punctuated by an array of festivals and tours, from Rockstar Mayhem to Country Throwdown, each bearing his hallmark blend of music, education and philanthropy. As co-owner of SideOneDummy Records and manager to acts like Less Than Jake and H20, Kevin's expertise transcends production — and embodies a holistic approach to the music industry. Recognized as a beacon of humanitarianism, his philanthropic endeavors, including founding the United Foundation, have earned him such accolades as the Billboard Touring Awards Humanitarian of the Year and induction into the Top Dog Touring Hall of Fame.