Gulf Coast Entertainment

Gulf Coast Entertainment

About Us

Gulf Coast Entertainment Team

Professional Associations

With nearly 45 years in the business, Gulf Coast Entertainment brings the highest level of personalization and care, unmatched in the industry. Founded in 1979 by Susie Criner as an evolution of her work in booking musical entertainment for her iconic nightclub in Houston, Rockefeller’s, Gulf Coast Entertainment quickly became the “go-to” resource for live entertainment in Texas and beyond.

GCE proudly represents the buyer of entertainment, ensuring alignment with the client’s best interests. Rather than stepping back once the ink dries, we stay involved and advocate for you every step of the way, from inquiry to strike, delivering a white glove service with unparalleled attention to details and transparency.
Call us at 713-523-7004 for any questions or for help in booking your upcoming event!

Hitting the High Notes

Strength and Trust in our Buying Power
Seamless Process
Trusted, Established Brand
Deep Connections in the Music Industry
Knowledge and White-Glove Support

Our Values

We Believe in Old-Fashioned Hard Work, and Respect for the Client and the Artist
We Take Pride in Taking Care of our Clients, Artists, Venues and Fellow Vendors
We are Human-Centric, Intentional, and Knowledgeable

Our Services

Provide Quick, Curated Proposals Based on your Genre Requests, Price Point, and our Deep Industry Ties
Serve as Your Advocate
Negotiate and Advance Contracts
Translate and Distill Confusing Production and Rider Requests
Clear Roadblocks, Anticipate Needs, and Provide a Steady Guide for our Clients
Advance the Date with our Clients, Their Selected Artists, Event Coordinators, and Venues



Susan Criner

Founding Owner


Annie Eifler

Managing Director and Principal


Sam Austin

Director & Principal


Sara Matthews

Senior Account Executive

Zazil Farfan

Zazil Farfan

Account Assistant