Matt Ziegler is the owner of Greenhouse Productions. He has a degree in anthropology with an emphasis in ethnomusicology. Before it was common to have many national acts playing in Flagstaff, Matt brought us Greenhouse Productions. Greenhouse Productions is well known for bringing Flagstaff well known artists such as: Jimmy Cliff, Arlo Guthrie, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Leon Russell, David Grisman, Les Claypool, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Richie Havens, George Winston, Taj Mahal, Bela Fleck, the Flecktones and more.
Matt learned the process of business by just doing it. Making some mistakes along the way, he takes his experience and turns it into knowledge that in the end, led him to success.
For 12 years, Matt also put in time with the Heritage Square Trust, booking free concerts for Flagstaff residents. Taking his experience and awareness of the community, Matt reflected on his business and saw an opportunity to bring even more to the community. He tried his hand at creating a local event that wasn’t based entirely on a musical lineup. Matt partnered with Rand Jenkins, and Hadassah Ziegler (his wife) and designed an event that had a good music line up but the main focus would be the experience for the patrons and families. This had to be affordable and would also support local nonprofit organizations in Flagstaff. As a direct result, Hullabaloo was born. Hullabaloo was voted the “Best Annual Event or Festival” five years in a row by Flagstaff residents.
Matt also developed the annual event, BrewHaHa, which is rolling into it’s sixth year held at the High Country Conference Center. Bringing even more to the community, Matt along with the Hullabaloo team developed the new Cornucopia Fall Festival. This festival is devoted to bringing an essence of fall and family fun. Patrons can enjoy pie eating, a hay maze, a pumpkin patch, a Ferris wheel, a fun house, good music, vendors and, of course, beer.
In total, the festivals Ziegler has a hand in has raised more than $60,000 for local nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity and the Flagstaff Family Food Center, Food Bank & Kitchen.