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Saturday, March 19 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Booking 101: Intro to Music Venues

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Great venues are the heart and soul of all music scenes. Yet new artists often do not understand how they operate. Representatives of notable music rooms spell out their practices and policies. Get a clear idea of how to get gigs at venues nationwide. Building relationships with bookers is key, start here.


Kathy Blackman

OwnerThe Grog Shop

Glenn Boothe

OwnerLocal 506GLENN BOOTHE is the owner of Local 506, a 250 capacity music venue in Chapel Hill, NC that caters mostly to the local and national indie rock community, while also sprinkling in other genres from hip-hop to bluegrass. Prior to owning Local 506, Glenn worked for various... Read More →

Sam Hunt

AgentThe Windish Agency LLCSAM HUNT is an agent at the Windish Agency, representing artists such as Girl Talk, Animal Collective, Chromeo, Diplo, Matt & Kim, Yeasayer, and many more. He is based out of Chicago, IL. Prior to becoming an agent he worked for Thrill Jockey Records, co-founded... Read More →

Jack McFadden

Talent Buyer/OwnerTiger Mountain PresentsJACK McFADDEN is currently the owner and co-partner of Tiger Mountain Presents, a new boutique independent promotion, booking, and consulting company based in Brooklyn, NY. He was the head talent buyer for the inaugural run of Union Hall and... Read More →

Jim Romeo

Owner/AgentGround Control TouringJIM ROMEO, Owner and Agent of Ground Control Touring in North Carolina, founded the company in 2000. He represents artists such as Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power, Guided By Voices and many others. He also has over 20 years experience in the music industry... Read More →

Kathy Simkoff

BookerThe Grog Shop

Saturday March 19, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB

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