Darin Lashinsky, a Los Angeles native and third generation concert promoter, is the CEO of National Shows 2, LLC (NS2). In 1998, Lashinsky helped launch Outback Concerts and later became the Sr. Vice President until he left in 2010 to form NS2 with business partners Larry and Fred Frank, of Frank Productions, Inc.
Prior to his 12-year stint at Outback Concerts, Lashinsky spent 6 years working at his father’s Nashville based concert promotion company. NS2 pays homage to the original National Shows, which was owned and operated by his late father, Philip, and uncle Gary.
Lashinsky has promoted artists of all music genres including: Kings of Leon, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Avenged Sevenfold, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Zac Brown Band, Metallica, John Prine, Green Day, Motley Crue, The Black Keys, Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell, KISS and many more.
NS2, together with partner Frank Productions, Inc. of Madison, WI, has promoted numerous artist’s arena tours throughout the country including: Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Cage the Elephant, KISS and Shinedown/Breaking Benjamin.
Lashinsky served on the Country Music Association Board of Directors in 2013 and 2014 and currently serves on the IEBA Board of Directors. He has been nominated three times for the Academy of Country Music “Promoter of the Year Award,” as well as the “Pollstar Bill Graham Promoter of the Year Award” from 2011-2015. He was also nominated for the International Entertainment Buyers Association “Promoter of the Year” award from 2012-2015. Lashinsky is a 2006 Leadership Music alumnus and he participates each year in various panel discussions for conferences such as IEBA, Pollstar, IAVM, Leadership Music and Billboard.
Lashinsky continues to be active in the community and supports several charitable and non-profit organizations, including the Nashville Humane Association.
Darin and son Philip, currently live in Brentwood, TN.