I met Photographer Vicky Sullivan in the summer of 2014! Where does the time go? I noticed that she was taking photos of local musicians performing around town. We sat down over lunch and I asked her if she would be interested in shooting photos for the Sarasota Post, which today is called the Suncoast Post. She said she would “give it a try” and the rest is a great story.
A few months later, Vicky emailed me and asked if it was okay if she applied to the folks at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to fly to New York and take photos. I said “sure, but it would be doubtful to get such a great gig.” Well, she was approved and after that wonderful weekend, everything took off for Vicky from there!
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, Vicky received a huge recognition. “Live Nation Florida” picked her to be their “Photographer of the Week.” That is a huge WOW!
Live Nation is an American events promoter and venue operator based in Beverly Hills, California. Formed in 1996 by Robert F. X. Sillerman as SFX Entertainment, the company’s business was built around consolidating concert promoters into a national company. In 2000, the company was sold to Clear Channel Communications for $4.4 billion, and operated as Clear Channel Entertainment until 2005, when it was spun off as Live Nation. More about Live Nation here. Visit the Live Nation website.
Vicky Sullivan local & national
Over the years, Vicky has shot so many local acts and shows and some of the music world’s biggest stars. Vicky can be seen locally and nationally taking photos at The Bradenton Blues Festival, Thunder by the Bay, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Amalie Arena, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Capitol Theater, Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Swordfish Grill & Tiki, Madison Square Garden, MGM Arena and Tropicana in Vegas, and more. The list goes on and on!
The list of local musicians that Vicky has taken photos of includes The Billy Rice Band, Gary Schutt, Twinkle Rock Soul Radio, and Kettle of Fish.
National Acts? This list is huge! But to throw out some names- Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Cher, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Elton John, and Tony Bennet. The list is huge!
Vicky Sullivan has become a dear friend. She is such a hard worker and so talented. The “Suncoast Post” congratulates Vicky being chosen as Photographer of the Week by Live Nation Florida. It is so much fun and an honor to work with her.
Photos from Vicky Sullivan / The Suncoast Post. Steven Tyler- Aerosmith at KAABOO Festival San Diego. Vicky Sullivan photo from Vicky Sullivan FB page