Jimmy Vargas has been named executive vice president of The Stronach Group’s newly created entertainment division. According to a release from the company, Vargas “will curate unique and engaging experiences across all of The Stronach Group facilities” as the company attempts to “modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing by exciting and energizing the next generation of fans.”
Vargas, who joined The Stronach Group in the spring of 2018, has produced the InfieldFest featuring Post Malone, Odesza, 21 Savage and Frank Walker at the legendary Preakness S., as well as the inaugural Clubhouse Festival featuring Steve Aoki & Tyga at the Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park.
Vargas is currently working on entertainment experiences at the Jan. 26 GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park.
Prior to joining The Stronach Group, Vargas was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MMG Entertainment & Hospitality.