Our professional staff is your most valuable entertainment resource, providing extraordinary value and unparalleled service. Put our expertise and experience to work for you in creating first-class, hassle-free performances by the artists of your choice.
For over forty years, MPE has proudly served a distinguished clientele that includes major national concerts, corporate events, fairs, festivals, arts organizations, theaters, colleges, and virtually all types of special events.
MPE delivers preferential pricing second to none on attractions ranging from R&B, oldies, and classic rock bands to country stars and popular comedians. MPE Entertainment is proud to be a long-time member of:
- IEBA (International Entertainment Buyer’s Association)
- CMA (Country Music Association)
- IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Expositions)
- Local and State Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
- ITAA (International Theatrical Agencies Association)
- Various State Fair and Festival Associations
Media Promotion Enterprises was founded in 1971 as a full-service entertainment company which serves a host of distinguished clients including fairs, festivals, conventions, concerts, and special events. The firm books and produces quality performances throughout the United States.
In an industry that is highly competitive, M P E stands out as a firm that offers support services beyond the traditional booking function. These services include promotional consultation, advertising packages, press releases, publicity packets, audio and video planning, a management symposium entitled “Getting the Most Out of Your Entertainment Dollars,” and strategies for staging effective publicity campaigns. After all “Promotion” is our middle name.
Over the years, M P E founder Bill Heaberlin has become widely recognized throughout the entertainment industry, receiving numerous awards and commendations for his service. He is a past president of the International Theatrical Agencies Association and is the author of that body’s highly acclaimed code of ethics. He served as a Congressional spokesperson for fairs and festivals in the industry-wide lobbying effort to oppose pending legislation that would be highly detrimental to all purchasers of talent.
MPE is owned by Bill Heaberlin and Joe Eddins. Eddins currently serves as the company’s Vice President while maintaining his role as Agent and Producer. Eddins studied Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN as well as receiving a degree from Marshall University in WV.
Andy Kelley, former President of the Tri-State Fair and Regatta for over 20 years, serves as MPE’s Senior Producer and Marketing Manager. With Kelley’s experience running that major festival for over 20 years, MPE is pleased to offer insight to our clients from a first hand perspective relating all the areas of running and managing an event.
With key department heads and a large adjunct staff, M P E has become a major purveyor of entertainment and production services, rooted in tradition but focused on the future.