Best of Philly

Best Mini Music Mogul

2010 BEST Mini Music Mogul

Sean Agnew

Fourteen years ago, Agnew, an Ardmore native, started booking bands occasionally as a hobby. Now 32 and a Drexel dropout, he’s the biggest independent promoter in the region, producing close to 300 shows a year via his company, R5 Productions, at venues like Johnny Brenda’s and the First Unitarian Church, in warehouses and basements, and even at a private airport/pool/motel complex in South Jersey. “I have absolutely no musical ability,” says Agnew. “That’s why I started doing shows because I was frustrated I couldn’t play.”