You come first! Babco Entertainment is a full service concert event management and booking agency. Your time is valuable and your event is our priority. Our experience, entertainment industry relationships, and wealth of production resources save you time and make your job easy.

MEET the Team

MELISSA Boyle Aronson

Owner | Talent Buyer

Melissa Boyle Aronson founded Babco Entertainment in the fall of 2007. She has steadily grown the company into a trusted source for concert event management and booking. Melissa is dedicated to her clients helping them create amazing live event experiences for their audiences....

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Talent Buyer | Marketing

Kaitlyn Carr graduated from East Carolina University in 2020 with a B.S. in Communications – Public Relations where she spent the majority of her time falling in love with event planning and execution through her involvement on their Student Activities Board. Bringing her...

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GABBY Erestain

Client Experience Manager

As an undergraduate student at James Madison University, Gabby Erestain’s experiences with the University Program Board led to an interest in the field of student affairs. Following JMU, she moved to Connecticut to work on her M.A. in Higher Education. She loved her grad...

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  • Expert advice on booking the right act for your event at the right price.
  • Skilled contract and rider negotiations.
  • Complete and thorough event management and show advance.

We have over 20 years of experience working with every size event – colleges/universities, arenas, theatres, ballrooms to college stadiums, outdoor festivals and corporate events. Let our expertise and experience guide you every step of the way to produce a successful concert event.


If you are looking to book a concert for your college campus and want it done right, reach out to Babco Entertainment! Melissa and her staff are amazing to work with and they have a wealth of knowledge to make your show a top-notch event.”

~ Dwayne V. Elliott
Director, Arts and Campus Events
Student Affairs
Vanderbilt University


Melissa and her team truly make the work of booking talent a breeze. They bring a wealth of knowledge that has made offering in person programming for students post COVID a painless process and I could not recommend their services enough.”

~ John Cheney
Assistant Dean of Students and Interim Director
Student Engagement
University of Virginia


Babco has been so helpful to us in terms of tracking the details of our events, working with us closely during the contracting process, and finally being there the day of the event helping make the dreams of our students and campus become a reality. They have been a partner of ours for a number of years, and will continue to be for years to come!”

~ Caleb Young
Assistant Director of Student Engagement
Kenyon College


Working with Babco was a dream! Babco handled all of the negotiation and communication with the artist and their agent allowing us to focus on delivering an incredible concert experience for our students.”

~ Ronnie Houchin
Associate Director of Student Engagement
& ASUAF Advisor
University of Alaska Fairbanks


Working with Babco and the team has been nothing but a positive experience for myself and my student team at CSU Monterey Bay. From assisting in artists selection to on site support during the day of the event, we can count on Babco to go the extra mile in ensuring our campus concerts and events are successful!”

~ Zack Simmons
Associated Students Program
& Communications Coordinator
California State University, Monterey Bay


I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Babco while at two different universities in different parts of the country and honestly cannot imagine running concerts or major speaker events without their amazing team! I sometimes forget that they work with more than just my own team because they are so quick, responsive, knowledgeable, and patient that I can’t imagine how they have the time to be that great with all their schools - but I know they are that way with everyone! Babco is simply the greatest gift to programming boards and activities offices working with big-names (and up-and-coming smaller named artists too)!”

~ Jessie Stellini
Associate Director of Student Engagement
University of Denver


Babco Entertainment has been a great partner for both our students and Institution. Babco’s team has always catered to our students wants and needs and have made the booking process smooth from brainstorming to concert day.”

~ Paul Murphy
Associate Dean, Director
Student Organizations, Leadership and Engagement
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The University of Mary Washington has been working with Babco for years now, and hands-down, Melissa and her team have consistently and reliably made the concert-planning process so much easier than what it could be. When it comes to the day of the concert, I’m never stressed because I know we’re in good hands, and that support is priceless!”

~ Sandrine Sutphin
Director, Student Activities & Engagement
University of Mary Washington


Not only does working with Babco Entertainment streamline our concert planning process and address challenges as they arise, the Babco team also provides a great learning experience for student and staff who may not have planned events quite like this before. They are also some of the coolest people you’ll ever get to work with!”

~ Eric Smith
Assistant Director, Programming
Center for Student Involvement
University of Houston

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