Metropolitan Entertainment, founded by John Scher, has presented concerts, festivals, international tours, exhibitions, and live theater for decades in New York City and across North America.

The company, currently overseen by Senior Producer Ian Noble, has worked with some of the biggest names in music from legendary artists like The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Pink Floyd to modern-day superstars like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Foo Fighters, and Tool.

Throughout the years Metropolitan has created, produced or co-produced many critically acclaimed national tours such as Whitney Houston, Sarah Brightman, INXS, Furthur Festival, Up In Smoke (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem), The Family Values Tour (Korn, Limp Bizkit) and Down From The Mountain (Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris).

They have also developed, owned, operated and/or programmed many of the most prominent venues in the Northeast US, including the Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ), Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (upstate NY), Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center (Scranton, PA), New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ), Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore, MD) and the Ritz and Hammerstein Ballroom (NYC).

Company Highlights

  • Tony Award recipient for the Broadway show, Liza’s at the Palace, starring Liza Minelli. Winner of the 2009 award for Best Special Theatrical Event – Producer.
  • Co-producers of the 25th and 30th anniversaries of the Woodstock festival in 2004 and 2009.  
  • Promoter of Frank Sinatra’s 75th Birthday Concert at the Meadowlands Arena in his home state of New Jersey, December 12, 1990.
  • Presenter of Amnesty International: “A Conspiracy of Hope” at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, June 1986, featuring Sting, Little Steven, Bob Geldof, U2, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed and the Neville Brothers.