For any DIY and self managed musicians, and those of you who do not enjoy the booking process: I’ve created something that will help you.
I booked The Hipocrats’ Road to Joy National tour which included 90 shows in 26 states over the course of 4 and a half months (June - October 2022). This was roughly 400 hours of work prior to and during tour. We toured as a duo for the first 2/3 and as a trio for the last third.
I’ve created a document in the form of a PDF that includes 310 confirmed contacts in 30 states for different types of shows including: ticketed and billed shows, flat rate (ex: breweries), listening rooms and house shows. The venues range from solo to full band venues, and these contacts are as up to date as possible. Confirmed contacts means I have either been in touch with the booker personally and/or played a show there, have called the venue to confirm the contact OR have confirmed it from their website.
Additionally, this document includes 128 unconfirmed contacts, meaning I have confirmed that there is music at these venues, but I have not been in touch with the booker directly therefore cannot confirm the booking information. However, this list will point you in the right direction in terms of where to call for the correct contact.
The states I have included are: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MT, NE, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
For any musicians that are working their way up to finding management and dread the booking process, this will save you hundreds of hours if you’re booking a tour.
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