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About Us

LionHeart Event Group is a full-service event management and production company that specializes in outdoor festivals, concerts, experiential marketing activations, sponsorship activations, and signature events. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, we also cater to other event needs such as creative development, location scouting, logistics, and permitting. LionHeart is passionate about creating great events. We do it for the pride.

Key Staff

Derek Weber, President
Derek is the owner of LionHeart Event Group and was instrumental in the development of the company which originally formed as a subsidiary of Pyrotecnico (formerly Peony Entertainment). He was also the co-founder and director of PyroFest, America’s largest fireworks festival. He previously served as the Director of Operations for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta and was the force behind the unforgettable Nik Wallenda high wire walk across the Allegheny River at the 2009 event. Derek was thrilled to return to the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta in 2015, where he continues to serve as the Director of Events.

Samantha Moyer, Senior Events Coordinator
Samantha joined LionHeart Event Group in April 2015. She graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management. She found her passion for the events industry by gaining experience in a multitude of roles during 3 back-to-back seasons on the road with dance competitions and conventions. Samantha handles sponsorship, logistics, marketing, and social media campaigns for LionHeart events.

In addition to our full time staff, LionHeart Event Group brings together skilled and experienced staff to ensure a successful event.

  • Event Planning
  • Event Production
  • Creative Development
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Logistics & City Relations
  • Location Scouting
  • Hospitality/Vendors

Core Values

LionHeart respects strength in others, which is why we rely on the strengths of our many great partners and event staff to make our events a success. We value bold and fearless creativity in creating events, activations, and programming. It is with our exceptional courage and bravery that we make decisions, keeping the safety of the pride top priority.

Our Vision

LionHeart Event Group’s vision is to be a recognized leader as a full-service event management and production company in the United States. We aim to continuously pump life into events, keeping programming fresh and innovative to draw and grow audiences year after year.

What's in a Name?

A family of lions is known as a pride. Like such, the LionHeart name is rooted in family, inspired by the roars of young one. Beyond that initial inspiration, we find the lion possesses qualities that LionHeart Event Group demonstrates through our work: Bravery, Courage, Boldness, and Strength. But it’s our Heart that sets us above the rest, because creating great events is our passion.