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Breakaway Music Festival’s Adam Lynn and Zach Ruben Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

Pictured: Zach Ruben (left) and Adam Lynn (right) of Prime Social Group

Adam Lynn and Zach Ruben Among the Most Exception Entrepreneurs at 2022 Builders and Innovators Summit

COLUMBUS, Ohio–  Oct. 13, 2022- Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)  is recognizing Breakaway Music Festival and Prime Social Group Co-founders Adam Lynn and Zach Ruben as two of the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022 at its Building and Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California.

Goldman Sachs selected both Lynn and Ruben from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event, Oct 12–14.

The duo which operate Prime Social Group launched the Breakaway Music Festival in 2013. What started as an event in Columbus, Ohio quickly expanded to a multi-day, multi-city, multi-stage traveling tour bringing top named acts to markets across the Midwest. 2022 brought with it an expansion into the California market with Breakaway Music Festival Bay Area set to take place Oct. 14–15  at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

“We’re honored and humbled to be selected by Goldman Sachs and look forward to many more years of innovating and growing the Breakaway brand,” said Breakaway Music Festival and Prime Social Group Co-founder Adam Lynn.

“We’re delighted to recognize Breakaway Music Festival’s Adam Lynn and Zach Ruben as two of the most exceptional entrepreneurs of 2022,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. “They have made extraordinary contributions to a wide range of fields, and all of us are looking forward to meeting with these innovative thinkers.

In addition to honoring the most exceptional entrepreneurs, the Summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.


The Breakaway Music Festival began in Columbus, OH, in 2013 and quickly grew into a two-day, multiple stage festival bringing exceptional names like Chance The Rapper and Kendrick Lamar to the Midwest. With several market expansions over the years, the multi-city festival has amassed a loyal following with over 65,000 in attendance in 2019 in Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Michigan The festival saw another expansion in 2022 with the addition of Breakaway California. Throughout its growth, the festival and promoter, Prime Social Group, has received recognition from notable media outlets including Billboard, DJ Mag, Dancing Astronaut, and YourEDM. 

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Prime Social Group is the fastest-growing full-scale production and promotions company in the US – producing over 1200 events and 50 music festivals around the world since its inception (over 200,000 tickets sold in 2021). Prime Social Group’s specialty resides in listening to the Millennial and Generation Z markets and bringing the “next big thing” trends to them.  Prime Social Group is based in Columbus, Ohio with offices in New York, LA and Nashville.

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IG/ @primesocial