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June Wrapup from Mick Schafer


Mick Schafer wants to share what he learned in June about Booking and some information about July themes. If you missed any of our social media posts for June, below are some of Mick's favorites.



So much fun last night with Timothy James. Thank you Jimmy Wong for the pic.


Mick Schafer talking with Emily Overstreet, Director of Booking at The Old Church Concert Hall who looks for bands that really connect.


Emily Overstreet, Director of Booking at The Old Church Concert Hall talks to Mick Schafer about how she utilizes social media to find bands to book.


Continuing on our June theme, "Booking", Emily Overstreet, Director of Booking at The Old Church Concert Hall talks to Mick Schafer about how she finds bands to book a gig.


Invitation to the Market of Choice Summer Concert Series on the Patio tonight. Join us for some great music and fun! The amazing lineup with Mick today is Mark Bowden on electric guitar, Juliet Terrell on bass and John Dover on Trumpet.


More Sage Advice from Andy Gilbert | To qualify in the original band category, name value is really important. When asked about using social media to enhance name value Andy suggested to downshift the daily stuff and focus on bigger news like gig announcements and new songs. Where Andy listens to original band music? Reverbnation, Soundcloud and CD Baby.


Thank you Andy Gilbert for the phone interview on booking. Andy books mostly cover and tribute bands but he watches for original bands also. The Portland Concerts in the Park has been getting original bands from him, for example. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69555)

The theme for June is Booking. We're going to interview bookers and find out more about how to book shows. Many young musicians have been asking us to share tips, so this month will be dedicated to some advice from professionals.


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