Paradigm Agent Steve Dahl Passes

Steve Dahl

Steve Dahl, a longtime Paradigm agent who led the agency’s Fairs & Festivals department, and opened Monterey Peninsula Artists’ Nashville office in 1986, has died.

Dahl was a two-time Pollstar Awards nominee for Third Coast Agent of the Year. He served stints as Vice President and Director-At-Large for the Academy of Country Music, and also served on the boards of the International Association of Fairs & Expositions, the International Entertainment Buyers Association, and the Country Music Association.

Before he was an agent, Dahl was the singer, frontman and trumpet player for The Red Dogs, a rhythm & blues band that toured widely and recorded for ATCO/Atlantic Records in the 1960s. The Red Dogs have been inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame, the Nebraska Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the South Dakota Rock & Roll Music Association Hall of Fame.

Dahl is survived by his wife Beth, with whom he had a son and daughter.



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