Gerald Kirwan has a made a very interesting career in the Bay Area in the last decade. In 2007, he entered the music industry in San Francisco working with various nightclubs at only the age of 15. At 16 years old, Gerald was putting together local teen club events at various nightclubs during the summer. He continued to plan club events for all ages, 18+ and 21+ by the time he was 20 years old. With over a decade of experience in the Bay Area club scene, Gerald took his skills to putting together concerts and tours for independent artists. In 2015, he founded Burd Management a music service company that helps independent artists find various of shows to perform at from local showcases to national tours all over California. 

In 2016 Burd Management launched their “Before the Fame” showcase in Walnut Creek at the Red House Studio. This was created to give all artists of all genres a platform to perform at the same time network with other artists at no cost! Aside from local shows Burd Management has thrown events with live performances by Yung Pinch, Landon Cube, Azchike, Ruby Ibarra, Afroman, Seun Kuti, Puma Blue, more! 

We at Burd Management have built relationships with various promoters and venues in the Bay Area to bring you guys these great platforms!  



The Before the Fame Festival Week brings together artists of all genres and backgrounds to showcase pure musical talent. Here at Burd Management, we have handpicked a group of up and coming artists that we believe in. We want to create a platform for these artists to gain an audience and celebrate their work. Take this opportunity to find your new favorite artists at this intimate, community oriented event and you'll get a closer look at the music and the person behind it. 

We want to give people a chance to share their art and bring a entire new meaning to "Fame." Fame is more than just numbers.

FAME is a Future Artist, Musician, Entertainer. 

 The Before the Fame Festival Week  is a gathering of the most promising musicians that want to celebrate their art and have a good time with YOU.