Sooner Routhier

The Playground / CEO

Sooner Rae Routhier is a 2X Parnelli, Live Design Achievement, Live Production Summit Pinnacle, and multi Top Dog award winning Designer. Her work has been viewed by millions all around the world and has appeared on major screens such as Jimmy Fallon, The AMA’s, The Ellen Show, The Voice and The Billboard Music Awards. She has developed, produced and helped create some of entertainment’s most recognizable performance moments for some of today’s most celebrated headlining artists including, Coldplay, Panic at the Disco, The Weeknd, KISS, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Rhianna, Pentatonix, Jay-Z, Halsey, Motley Crue, G-Eazy, Muse, Alessia Cara and Depeche Mode.

In 2020, the live entertainment industry came to a very abrupt halt due to the onslaught of the COVID 19 pandemic. Sooner teamed up with several industry peers to form EVEN – an organization that seeks to create a more diverse and inclusive live events industry through outreach, training, mentorship, networking and job placement.

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