Radius Founder Teams Up With Chicago Music Veterans to Launch Auris Presents

Led by veteran promoter Nick Karounos, the group will manage Radius, Prysm and Spring Awakening Festival

One of North America’s largest music markets has a new indie promoter bringing together a diverse group of professionals for concerts, special events and festivals. Auris Presents is led by veteran venue and nightlife owner/operator Nick Karounos with partners Stuart Hackley, who is founder of national event company Loud Crowd, John Curley from dance and electronic promoter Paradigm Presents and Joe Quade from BAM Creates.

Karounos was former principal and managing partner of React Presents, one of North America’s largest dance music promoter and operators of iconic Chicago venues like The Mid. In 2016, React Presents was sold to SFX and is now owned by LiveXLive. Karounos left LiveStyle, the company that emerged from the SFX bankruptcy, in January 2018 but still consults on Spring Awakening, the long-running electronic dance music festival created by React Presents in 2006.

“Auris is really multi-genre and across the board, but there definitely is going to be a focus on the electronic side,” Karounos explains.