Maria Isa: You've done a lot this past year with all your events being respected and recognized especially in the hip-hop community here. What has been one of your most memorable events outside the Twin Cities?

Mikal Davis: This past May I rented Michael Jackson's Las Vegas house for the whole month. I through 3 successful events in one month! It kicked off with the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight party, than another one for the Billboards, and lastly a huge memorial weekend bash out there. That was on lock! It was just different than any of our other events and I mean just crazy. We're from St. Paul. Selby/Hague. The old hood. Always reppin that we're St. Paul bred and here we are...45th Street Management Group throwing huge events at the King Michael Jackson's house.

M.I.: What do you want the concert/event attendees to know about your company and its presentations?

M.D: What we want our customers to know is that me and my team aren't janky promoters. We let that be known because there's a lot of these other people calling themselves event planners and promoters who are just in it to throw an event and are not considering the full package and leadership it takes. See for us this is our job, our everyday movement and we're continuing to learn as well while we build. It's not just to be here on a promotional tip for one bang and roll out, it's on solidifying a brand off good business, customer clientele and succesful numbers along with the people being more satisfied each time. My company 45th Street Management Group plots on what we can do for a full circle of success. We're doing what we will do to ensure that our customers and ticket buyers are served with the best and treated the best at our events. We're always here to hear and serve what our customers want from our events.

M.I.: That's what's up! I know I'll be in the house this weekend to check it out. What other upcoming events does 45th Street Management Group have coming up here in the Twin Cities and where can we find out more information?

M.D.: Our next event will be on Oct 3rd with headliners the Isley Brothers and Dwele. We have Minneapolis' own and American Idol finalist Paris Bennet opening up and that will also be at the Orpheum Theatre. You can find out more information about our work and upcoming events on our Facebook page and our official website:

M.I.: If you could describe your company's mission with 5 words what would they be?

M.D: We began this company and branded it in St. Paul with respect to be trailblazers in continuing to be creative with direction and originality to serve those who demand and share the same values. With that being said, I describe 45th Street Management Group with these 5 words: Class, quality, consistency, courtesy and delivery!

Check out the Shaquille O'Neal All-Star Comedy Jam tomorrow night with:

Lavell Crawford, Deon Cole, Tommy Davidson, Tony Roberts and openers Adrian Washington and Du'Nasty. Hosted by Debonaire Da Bad Boy and Shed G featuring Dj Big Tigger.

Orpheum Theatre

910 Hennepin Avenue S., Mpls, MN

Doors at 7pm.

Tickets available at

Official All-Star Comedy Jam After Party immediately following with

Big Tigger, DJ Kid Fresh and Dj Phoenix

Rouge at the Lounge

411 N. 2nd Street, Mpls, MN

Doors @ 9pm 21+

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