NIVA – National Independent Venue Association

Shahida Mausi

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we shine a spotlight on NIVA Member, Shahida Mausi.

Mausi’s career has spanned leadership roles in the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. She has managed multimillion-dollar budgets while successfully building bridges between internal and external sectors. Using the cultural and entertainment industries, Shahida has strived to build institutions that do well while doing good for and in their communities.

In 1996, Shahida formed The Right Productions, Inc, which has operated and managed the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit since 2004. The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre is the only Amphitheatre in the country of its size managed by an African American company and an African American woman. The venue also ranks as one of the top 100 Amphitheatre’s in the world.

As the President of TRP, Shahida Mausi has created national award-winning events and sustained relationships with such clients as The City of Detroit, MGM Grand Detroit, and McDonald’s.

The Right Productions has also provided talent and production services for special events surrounding Super Bowl XL, the Detroit Music Festival and Movement – Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival. Mausi has produced and booked hundreds of concerts and events with world-renown artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jean-Luc Ponty, Diana Ross, Wynton Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, Della Reese, Little Richard, Nina Simone, Deepak Chopra, Herbie Hancock, Judith Jamison, Fela, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige and Carmen McCrae, just to name a few.


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