Paco has reached the highest levels of the entertainment business providing career and financial guidance for superstars including The Who, Kiss and the Allman Brothers. Always a staunch supporter of local music, he created Center Stage, the showcase club in East Providence.
Richard “Paco” Zimmer has had a stellar international career as a concert promoter, artist manager and tour manager. He reached the highest levels of the entertainment business providing guidance for superstars including Kiss, The Allman Brothers Band, Robin Williams, and ZZ Top.
Along the way, he remained true to his belief in the Rhode Island music scene. He was the creator and manager of Center Stage, the showcase club in East Providence, and always made a point of featuring local artists as opening acts when the national bands came through town. He also acted as manager and champion of many Rhode Island acts and is credited with putting the music of Mark Cutler onto the national scene when he procured the Atco Records contract for Raindogs.