We had the good fortune of connecting with Shirley Lutz, PMP and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shirley, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I would have to say the most important factor behind my success is the support from my family and them always making me realize that what I am capable of accomplishing when I put my mind to it. When ever I start doubting myself they are the first ones to be in my face telling me anything is possible.

What should our readers know about your business?
So not only do I have a strong career in Construction, I also Own/Operator Scarlet Entertainment and Lutz Contractors, LLC. Scarlet Entertainment came about when I married my husband who was the lead singer in a band and asked me to “help out” with booking shows and as they say – the rest is history. I married an amazing man that has more talent in his finger than I have in my entire body ha ha. He has a voice that one cannot full descrip but must witness and one of the best front men I have seen.

Through the years I have had the privilege of representing many of the bands he has been a part of including the most recent band Edge of Insanity here in Dallas. This band and the talented musicians in this band make it so easy to manage. They are all in it for the love of the music and creation of the music. The music industry, artist and promotors are not always the easiest people to work with, but for some reason they enjoy working with. I do everything I can to be honest, supportive and provide a service to both the artist and promoter that will enrich both sides.

I love seeing the passion in the art of creating their sound, performance and talent and then witnessing the crowd enjoy and come to love what they created. It is amazing to watch. I have met some amazing people over the years and as many times as I have tried to just be a fan and not a manager, somehow I always end up where I am now :-).

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would probably start by taking them to our house and hang out around the pool in the back yard. We spend a lot of time socializing at our house at the pool, grilling or hanging out in my husbands recording studio. Then we would probably start a day off going to the Dallas Market walking around to all the little shops and then head over to one of my favorite places the Katy Trail Icehouse. Nothing better to hanging outside, have cold cocktails for happy hour and enjoying the trail and their food is fantastic. Then we would probably see where one of our favorite local bands are playing and go catch a show at either Trees, Granada Theater, Ridglea Theater or Haltom Theater. We would definitely make some time to enjoy the wonderful Klyde Warren Park. I am all about finding the little pubs around town for happy hour with my friends and coworkers.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My biggest supporters are my Husband (Lance Lutz), my mother (Loretta Yoakum) and my late father (Bill Baney). Each one of them have supported me, encouraged me and loved me so unconditionally. Each of them in their own way have provided me with the courage I have needed so many times, with the strength to excel and never doubt myself both personally and professionally.

I choose a career that is very male dominant and have fault my entire career to prove myself and my worth being a women in Construction. Along the way I had the great fortune of working with some amazing mentors that believed in me and encouraged me to push forward even when I wanted to give up. They seen past me being a women and recognized my talent and what I had to offer. The first two that come to mind is Woody Nelson and Mark Reed. Both of these highly respected Professional Executives have been some of the best mentors I could ask for and I will never forget the support they have shown me.

Website: https://www.edgeofinsanityband.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shirl0725/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shirleylutz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scarletentertainmenttx

Youtube: https://www.instagram.com/edgeofinsanity_tx/

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