Toronto resident, Mark Higgins has enjoyed a prosperous career as a musician, restaurateur, concert promoter, and serial entrepreneur. For over thirty years, Mark has focused on a successful niche market, bringing festivals that feature Canadian and international headliners to communities across Canada. In 2011 he orchestrated Bobcaygeon, a phenomenon where an unprecedented throng of 27,000 fans from all parts of Canada and the US converged on the city of Bobcaygeon for local heroes The Tragically Hip. Universal filmed the concert and behind the scenes resulting in the Juno Award winning movie Bobcaygeon still on regular rotation for HBO and the Movie Network.
In 2014 Big Music Fest, one of the largest and most successful independent promotion companies in Canada, presented superstars Aerosmith, to a measurable 7 million dollar economic impact on the Waterloo Region. Combined with the success of 2015 this increased to 13 million over 2 years! Excited to unite the most innovative visionaries and influential leaders from the multi-billion technology and music industries in a shared space, Mark was the creator and integrity driven visionary behind FUZEnation Tech + Music Summit in 2016. Before a sold-out crowd Steve Wozniak and other icons from the tech and music world shared their stories about taking risks, and failing spectacularly on their journey to success. FUZEnation culminated with a concert headlined by one of the most hyped electronic artists on the planet Norwegian DJ prodigy KYGO.
In 2017 Mark’s newest initiative, Youth and Stars Success Walk speaks to the need to empower and engage youth, those who are looking for career advice to those who have fallen off the grid and could use the support of great helping agencies. Young people will join with professionals, including first responders, lawyers, teachers, doctors, all trades and sports and music celebrities and together will Walk For Success, Walk For Higher Education, and Walk to Empower Their Lives.