One of the owners of AEG, Philip Anschutz, has donated $134,000 to the GOP last year alone. AEG currently produces New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as well as all Winter Circle Productions Events (including Buku Music and Arts Festival). People who work and attend these events should be advised that someone who profits from them is using those funds to support groups that promote anti LGBQT discrimination, climate change denial, and other initiatives harmful to society. He has also donated more than $200,000 to anti marijuana efforts in Colorado.
Beloved festivals such as Bonnaroo are owned by one of two companies. Livenation, which owns Ticketmaster and does unethical shit to compete with AEG's company AXS for mobile ticketing, and AEG (see forum post about that). I think they partner up as they use each other's ticketing systems. Live Nation's Bonnaroo Acquisition Further Consolidates Festival Business https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexpham/2015/04/28/live-nation-bonnaroo-acquisition-further-consolidates-festival-business/ Live Nation Acquires Bonnaroo Co-Founders AC Entertainment: Exclusive https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7557895/live-nation-acquires-ac-entertainment-purchase The End of Bonnaroo as We Knew It https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/06/the-end-of-bonnaroo-as-we-knew-it/ The Ticketmaster/ Livenation Merger: What Does it Mean for Consumers and the Future of Concert Business? https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-111shrg54048/html/CHRG-111shrg54048.htm Live Nation Rules Music Ticketing, Some Say With Threats https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/arts/music/live-nation-ticketmaster.html Live Nation Faces Devastating Accusations Over Strong Arm Business Tactics https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/04/02/live-nation-ticketmaster-justice-department/ Everyone's worst fears about the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger have come true https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-pascrell-live-nation-concert-ticketing-20180517-story.html That Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Looks as Shady as Everyone Suspected https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43ba89/that-live-nation-ticketmaster-merger-looks-as-shady-as-everyone-suspected Ticketmaster Has Its Own Secret 'Scalping Program,' Canadian Journalists Report https://www.npr.org/2018/09/20/649666928/ticketmaster-has-its-own-secret-scalping-program-canadian-journalists-report AEG Names AXS Its Official Mobile Ticketing and Resale Partner https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aeg-names-axs-its-official-mobile-ticketing-and-resale-partner-300713525.html Five Things to Know About Competition in Ticketing, Eight Years After Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8280775/live-nation-ticketmaster-merger-eight-years-later-ticketing-today Ticketing app AXS scrapes everything it can from your phone https://theoutline.com/post/5628/how-a-concert-ticket-steals-your-personal-data?zd=1&zi=fz5mcjju Live Nation and AEG Live: The Two Companies Eating the Music Festival Industry http://flavorwire.com/558174/live-nation-and-aeg-live-the-two-companies-eating-the-music-festival-industry Flux & Growth In 2018 So Far; Consolidation, Ticketing, Festivals And Ever-Changing Booking Agencies https://www.pollstar.com/News/flux-growth-in-2018-so-far-consolidation-ticketing-festivals-and-ever-changing-booking-agencies-135881