Finnalli Ent., LLC was established in 2001, under the alias of Nancy Drew, when Kallista Alli started an internship at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado. After six months, she was hired as an office assistant, the street team coordinator & a box office clerk. It wasn't long until she began presenting and booking shows, encouraged by the now-former in-house talent buyer, Eric Pirritt of ENDIT! PRESENTS.
Because of The Fox Theatre, she was able to work on over 300 productions throughout Colorado, assist on a West Coast tour and worked on an album with Swollen Members. Kallista did some management and booking for CunninLynguists, plus some management and booking for Colorado local bands such as Proximity, Whiskey Blanket & Flowalition. She became the first promoter to book Macklemore out of his home state of Washington.
After assisting the launch of Co-Clubs' "City Hall", now Temple Nightclub, in Denver, Kallista moved to Portland, Oregon in 2009 to assist with booking and tour management for The Chicharones (Sleep, Josh Martinez & DJ Zone), including SXSW. During that time was the release of their album "Swine Country" In 2010, she moved to San Francisco where she worked as the first female stage manager for Slims and Great American Music Hall.
In 2011, Full Sail University awarded a 3/4 scholarship for an essay she wrote called "Being a Women in the Music Industry". While there, she studied entertainment business, multi-media, and assisted with tour management for The Trailer Park Boys in the Southern region as well as booking Colorado shows for People Under The Stairs, Blackalicious, Pigeon John, Sage Francis, Wheelchair Sports Camp, BullHead*ded & Solillaquists of Sound.
Kallista moved back to her hometown of Boulder, Colorado in 2014 to launch Finnalli Ent. LLC as a multi-faceted media & entertainment booking agency. That year she became the publicist for Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, Colorado. In 2015 she was promoted as co-event coordinator, talent buyer & production manager where she was able to book over NINETY bands in multiple genres, over the course of three years.
In 2018, she left to start a new annual local music festival with partners DV8 Distillery (DV8 Spirits) & Non-profit organization, The Nowak Society in East Boulder, Colorado as a zero-waste event, with great music, art, local vendors, food trucks and handcrafted drinks by DV8 Spirits. Colorado Daily awarded the festival with the front page cover article along with Whiskey Blanket in September of 2018.
Finnalli Ent. also collaborated with Melvin Brewing, a popular Wyoming based brewery for two exclusive productions with members of The Wu-Tang Clan. The Boulder show sold out on 3/31/18 at Z2 Ent. "Pop Up" venue with GZA, Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, DJ Symphony and Mikey Thunder. The second production was on 9/19/18 in Denver at Summit Music Hall for their Great American Beer Fest kick-off party featuring Raekwon, GZA, Killah Priest, Young Dirty Bastard, DJ Symphony, DJ Chonz & E-Turn.