Born in California’s Central Valley, Ricky Lopez was drawn to the area’s burgeoning entertainment industry and in 2000 began working directly for local nightclubs managing their promotions. Within four years Ricky had garnered a reputation and enough experience to launch his own independent promotion and event production company securing exclusive contracts with top nightclubs and large concert venues booking major acts including Nelly, Beyonce, Snoop Dog and countless superstar DJs.
Looking to make an impact on a much grander scale Ricky relocated to Las Vegas and quickly secured a position as a VIP Host for a top independent hosting company providing VIP services to area visitors. Within a year Ricky had built an extensive client list positioning him to start his own concierge agency.
Never complacent, Ricky saw an opportunity to capitalize on star power, introducing a new level of entertainment to Las Vegas. Vegas Celebrity Bookings launched in 2013 in partnership with Mike Esterman, a top international celebrity agent and now offers corporations, small businesses and affluent visitors to Las Vegas the opportunity to book celebrity actors, musician, athletes and models for hosting and personal appearances.
Ricky currently owns and operates both businesses and continues to create new and exciting opportunities.
DC native Mike Esterman started his career in the entertainment industry as a VIP host for a local DC nightclub booking artists and celebrities for special appearances. Mike continued to stay in contact with all the artists, managers and their agents and before long earned their friendship and respect. The network he developed and the success of his special events prompted other venues in the area to request his assistance.
In 1998 Mike established a full-service talent booking agency formed to serve the growing needs of this expanding client base. Esterman offered official after-parties and special appearances from every major artist that performed in the metro DC area including Diddy, Black Eyed Peas, Motley Crue and more.
As the reputation of Esterman grew, Mike started receiving requests from high profile nightclub owners from other major cities and around the world and was soon booking after-concert parties for entire tours. Inevitably Mike found himself rubbing elbows with celebrity icons like the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Tito Ortiz, Mario Lopez and many more.
Today Mike represents an extensive list of film and television stars, professional athletes, models and celebrity DJs and continues to book them internationally for personal appearances, promotions, signings and speaking engagements.