Steve “Bogie” Bogdanovich Passes

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Steve “Bogie” Bogdanovich, Romeo Entertainment Group Vice President/Production Manager, passed away on Monday (8/6) at the age of 66 following a three-year battle with ideopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Bogdanovich was born and raised in Omaha and started playing in local bands as a teenager. In 1978, he became the Production Manager for the Aksarben Coliseum and Thoroughbred Racetrack. He maintained his position at Aksarben until the building closed in 2001, then took a job with Romeo Entertainment Group as a production manager and booking agent. While working for REG, he became a true road warrior, producing concert events all over the western United States.

In addition to his full-time work, Bogie ventured into many side gigs, including his video production company, BogieVision, (1992-2003), his work producing the All Star Jam at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas (2003-2015), and his annual gig as production manager for the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting in Omaha. He was the recipient of several industry awards, including the 2013 IEBA Talent Buyer of the Year, the 2010 Academy of Country Music Talent Buyer of the Year, and the 2009 Jack Hunter Award from the Dakota Fairs Association.

Bogdanovich is survived by his wife of 45 years Nancy, two daughters and their husbands, Shawn Poulicek (Joe) and Jody Olsen (Ryan), two grandchildren, Steven and Sidney Poulicek, his mother Josie (Vecchio) Bogdanovich, sister Mary Jo Goodwin, and dog “L.B.”

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler on 7805 W. Center Road in Omaha. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m. Cards can be sent in c/o Romeo Entertainment Group 5247 N. 129 th St. Omaha, NE 68164.

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