Branden Powers world renowned creative visionary-behind the internationally acclaimed brands Evel Pie and The Golden Tiki has been highly successful and innovative as a businessman inside and outside of the entertainment industry – including restaurants, nightclubs, casinos and major event promotions. He has received the honor of being in the “Who’s Who in American Business” and has lectured at many of the nation’s top colleges. Branden won the Pinnacle Award for PR by creating two viral stories that were seen by over 7 billion people and recently received a Proclamation from the City of Las Vegas declaring March 25th Branden Powers Day.
Mr. Powers is listed in the Wikipedia as one of the two founding fathers of the incredibly popular and financially successful underground Rave Movement in America. The online encyclopedia – Wikipedia states: “In the 1990s, one of the most influential Rave organizers / promoters in America was San Diego’s G.U.N., Global Underworld Network known as Nicholas Luckinbill and Branden Powers.
Branden and his partners are well-known for organizing and throwing the internationally known OPIUM and NARNIA Festivals that reached in size of 60,000 plus people in attendance, a feat unheard of at that time.
Narnia, was featured on MTV and twice in LIFE Magazine, being honored with Event of the Year in 1995. Narnia quickly became known as the “Woodstock of Generation X”. Branden’s companies, Global Underground Network and World Evolution, were America’s largest underground music festival production companies. He has organized hundreds of events from 2,000 to 60,000 in attendance. Selling out the San Diego Convention Center, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Snow Valley Ski Resorts, just to name a few.
He is often referred to as the Ken Kesey or Timothy Leary of his generation. Many of the events produced successfully by Branden were featured in Life Magazine, MTV, NBC Nightly News, CNN, SPIN, Details, Playboy ,Rolling Stone, NY Times, L.A. times and many, many more. Branden was also hired by Sony and Camel cigarettes as a consultant for them in reaching Generation X, Y and Z.
He has been the subject of two feature length documentaries, one by Cleopatra Productions and another by the UCLA Film School. His creative work has been featured in various coffee books, and the focus of art galleries and museums around the world. Branden was interviewed recently on CNN as their go-to person in Las Vegas. Branden spoke on the future of Las Vegas and what is needed to create the next big thing Vegas needs to pull it out of its recession.
He is a father of 2, a former semi-pro skateboarder, painter, writer, and lead guitarist for C.O.D a southern California Punk Rock Group who opened for The Ramones, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, GBH, Dead Kennedys, and many more.
Branden also owns an awesome Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am that he hopes to jump over a row of school buses, in the parking lot behind SkinnyFats on New Year’s Eve.