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We don’t just produce events; we create experiences that resonate.

As a full-spectrum event production agency, we navigate the intricacies of event planning from inception to applause, setting new standards in what extraordinary feels like.

For us, success isn’t just in the spectacle—it’s in the meaningful relationships we cultivate every step of the way.


More than just a

The essence of 26 lies in the symbiotic union of its individual digits—2 and 6. This number isn’t just our name; it’s our guiding principle, illuminating our approach to crafting unparalleled experiences.

The number 2.

Symbolizing balance, service, and harmony, the number 2 anchors our commitment to client relationships and tailored solutions.

The number 6.

Representing love, integrity, and responsibility, the number 6 drives our devotion to excellence and ethical practices.

Meet the Team

A dynamic collective of planners, producers, and visionaries, our team at Twenty6 Productions is the heartbeat behind every unforgettable event. From Buffalo to beyond, we are your architects of extraordinary experiences.

“Josh and Grace of Twenty6Productions exemplify everything you could really hope for as an artist working with event coordinators in the music industry.”

Mike GantzerAqueous
CEO & Founder

Josh Holtzman

Josh co-founded Twenty6 Productions with 15+ years of experience throughout the music & event management industry. His career began while operating a merchandise company which worked closely with touring artists to meet their needs on the road. From there his career grew into artist management, touring, booking, and business management. In 2014 he set his sights on a newly opened business, Buffalo Iron Works, and successfully took it from a local bar into a nationally recognized live music venue hosting over 250 concerts, private events & fundraisers each year. His work within the venue has allowed a once abandoned historic building to become a valuable asset in the resurgence of downtown Buffalo, NY. As of 2019 he’s been made a partner and director of operations at the venue.

In addition to Iron Works, Josh is a founding member and executive director of the Cobblestone Live Music & Arts Festival, which sees over 6,000 in attendance each year. The festival takes place on the streets of the Historic Cobblestone District of Buffalo, NY. In 2018 he was hired as a consultant and site operations manager for the Borderland Music Festival in East Aurora, NY which brought in over 8,000 people in its inaugural year. Since then he’s been promoted to festival project manager and will oversee each department for the event. In 2018 he was hired to manage, consult and operate a summer concert series apart of Larkin Square’s free public events. He’s also sat as a board member for Music is Art, a not for profit organization dedicated to exploring and reshaping music’s cultural, social and educational impact on the community. Throughout his career he’s had his hands in everything from event production, site operations, talent buying, marketing, staff management, finances, business operations and more. When Josh isn’t diving in head first to new & current projects you’ll find him training in the boxing ring, watching Star Wars/Marvel Movies and spending time with family and friends.

President & Founder

Grace Vesneske

Born and raised in Buffalo, Grace has become a multi-talented leader in the events industry. Event manager, talent coordinator, decorator, sponsorship coordinator, event transportation manager, and food & beverage manager are some of the few titles that she has held over the past decade. Grace has worked in all aspects of the industry – large and small – from corporate trade shows and weddings to arena concerts and major music festivals. To say it simply, Grace has done it all.

After graduating from Buffalo State College with a degree in communications and marketing, Grace’s passion for events, music, people and facilitating memorable experiences led her to many different types of experiences. Prior to devoting herself to her own business full-time, she worked, planned and consulted on events for over 15 major event venues and companies. Grace’s gift of organization, attention to detail, reliability, creative imagination, concept design and contagious enthusiasm has earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an event planner and designer. She will execute your concepts flawlessly while maintaining a pleasant, calm and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience. Grace is an active member of the event industry and believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering, sponsorship and creating standards of excellence and raising the bar of professionalism.

In her spare time, Grace enjoys rollerblading, Disney songs, listening to music and buying the latest, greatest pair of Chucks. She is the oldest of four girls, and recently became an aunt to the most perfect nephew and niece. She has never loved anything or anyone more.

Production Manager

Ryan Bress

Ryan Bress began working in the music industry at the young age of 18 in Buffalo, NY. What started as lighting bands in local bars and clubs, has turned into a successful career working in arenas and stadiums. Throughout his career, Ryan has spent many years touring internationally as a live audio engineer, lighting designer and lighting director with artists such as Aqueous, Jimkata and The Manhattan Project. With 10+ years in the event production industry, Ryan has an extensive background in production management, drafting and lighting design.

Lighting Director

Anthony Mussachio

Anthony “Aj” Mussachio is a buffalo born and raised lighting designer. And while he’s only been running lights for a couple years, he comes from a line of architects so design is in his blood!

“My father used to do sound before he committed to architecture and my parents have been taking me to concerts as long as i can remember. Some of my fondest memories are driving around listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn and having my dad explain this history of buffalo, if it wasn’t for my dad i wouldn’t have my love of music. So while my mom wanted me to be a surgeon I’m pretty sure I was destined for this, sorry mom!

Anthony has been on tour with Lespecial and Eggy, as well as working with a multitude of bands at venues across buffalo including Goose, Mt. Joy, Too Many Zooz, Haywyre, Funk you, Litz, Intrepid Travelers, Grub and Dr. Fameus!

In an industry that’s all about pushing boundaries Anthony is always trying to expand his repertoire, and a little birdie told us lasers might be the next thing on the docket!!

Marketing Director

Jennifer Chaplin

Jenny came to us with a unique background. Having been a career nurse until the end of 2021, Jenny decided to switch gears and go all in on her love for marketing, videography, and live music. She bought a camera and became a videographer in January 2022 and gained as much knowledge as she could in social media management and event management for several local businesses.

Her hard work and passion were evident when she came to us in May 2022 when we brought her on to head up the content creation for Cobblestone Live. To this day, Jenny has been the face behind countless Reels and TikToks for Twenty6 Productions, Cobblestone Live, and Buffalo Iron Works – and we couldn’t be luckier to have her magical touch and beaming spirit on our creative marketing team.

Web / Graphic Designer

Nick Sonricker

Having uploaded videos to YouTube since 2006, Nick has been involved with media creation for as many years as “since 2006” is. He also spent the better half of a decade playing in a touring band. These ingredients combined create the perfect cocktail for Twenty6 Production clients.

Creative Director

Dana Fischer

After graduating from Buffalo State College in 2013 with a bachelor’s in visual communication (graphic design), Dana has been busy creating branding design and strategy to a vast array of businesses in the area. Whether creating event design or rebranding an entire restaurant, she’s done it all. Some of her favorite projects have been creating Aqueous’ “Color Wheel” album and tour design, the branding of Angelica Tea Room, and more recently event design for Typography of Women which is a series of events to bring awareness for human trafficking in Buffalo. Dana is drawn to the people and businesses that have something important to say and it’s a passion of hers to fulfill that need visually. In her spare time she likes to learn new things. She’s someone who collects books but never reads them. She’s obsessed over obsolete inventions of yesteryear and will almost completely speak in quotes from the office if she knows you’ve watched one episode.

Project Manager

Gayle Schultz

Gayle, or “G,” comes to Twenty6 Productions with Twenty-plus years at various ad agencies and marketing departments in the Buffalo area. She has worked with local and national clients, honing her project management skills and exploiting her love of bullet points and Excel spreadsheets. The perpetual five-year-old, Gayle will get to the “whys” of your event and, working with the Twenty6 Productions crew, will deliver your ideal event on schedule and on budget.

When she manages to detach from her laptop, Gayle is co-leader of a Girl Scout troop and member of the Development Committee for Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. You may also find her at the box office at Iron Works Buffalo, dining with friends or dancing at the back of a crowd.

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