Artist Show Promotions
BELOW IS INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS AND AGENTS TO PROMOTE SHOWS
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VENUE DETAILS FOR PROMOTION:
The Bugle Boy
1051 N. Jefferson Street (Hwy 77)
La Grange, TX 78945
Advanced Ticket Purchase: https://bugleboyfoundation.secure.force.com/ticket
FYI- The Bugle Boy is a true listening room with fabulous acoustics. We do not allow talking during the performances. Respect for the performer as well as the ticket holder is not an after thought but rather our business model. Since The Bugle Boy is a point of destination venue, it helps to let your fan base know that seeing and hearing you perform here is a valuable experience and well worth the drive (60 miles from Austin, 90 miles from Houston, 120 from San Antonio). Folks traveling from out of town will often get a B & B and make a night of it. Lodging suggestions can be found here and it is always important to encourage advanced ticket purchases for folks coming from out of town.
MINIMAL PROMOTION REQUIRED BY ARTIST:
At least 12 weeks prior to your show:
1. Mail us 4 Posters that list:
Concert Day /Date & Time (8-10 pm)
The Bugle Boy, La Grange, TX
If you have handbills, include them and send a minimum of 40.
2. Send us links to download your music and we will spin your music during The Bugle Boy's "Company B" show on our local KTIM 89.1 community radio station.
3. Send us a five-ten sentence BLURB for our website. A short description that would catch anyone's attention, and describe your music accurately.
4. Send us a high res JPG and a high quality VIDEO for our website promotions.
5. List your SHOW DATE on your online tour calendar with a link to The Bugle Boy and encourage fans to pre-purchase their tickets.
6. Post show announcements on all of your SOCIAL MEDIA and recommend that your fans pre-purchase their tickets.
IMPORTANT: If artist is creating a Facebook Event, please include the following verbiage to avoid the unfortunate situation of a fan showing up at a sold out show without a ticket, thinking that clicking "Going" was sufficient.
"Limited Seating - Purchasing Tickets In Advance Strongly Recommended"
- 7. INFORM your fan base of the venue (see below blurbs)
“BUGLE BOY IS A POINT OF DESTINATION VENUE”
Because The Bugle Boy is a point of destination venue, it is recommended in your marketing efforts that you incorporate the below blurb to help generate support and additional interest for your Bugle Boy show:
Bugle Boy wishes media to mention: “The Bugle Boy is a great weekend destination in the small Texas town of La Grange. Folks will drive from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and even Dallas to hear a performance in this room. It is a true listening room with fabulous acoustics where no talking is allowed during performances. Many folks have said, 'This is the best listening room in Texas.' Tickets, overnight accommodations and restaurants can be found at thebugleboy.org.
ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONAL TIPS
Please use the below suggestions that make the most sense for you. If you have a separate promoter, please share these suggestions with them.
List your show on the following online calendars:
- Bands In Town
- KPFT-FM 90.1 email@example.com (Weekly Concert Calendar)
- Austin Chronicle: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gbase/Calendar/index - must be submitted two weeks prior to the Thursday issue.
- KGSR Radio: Concert Calendar (contact Chris Edge to find out who to send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southcentraltexas.net – Events Calendar or send your PRESS RELEASE to Bea at email@example.com
- AUSTIN 360
Austin Statesman /Xcellent
Email a short press release to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(1-3 paragraphs with JPG photo)
Austin FOX TV will often do a early morning interview. - REQUEST AT LEAST 2 MONTHS OUT.
Contact Alyce Kerr at email@example.com for interview / live performance request
KEYE AUSTIN LIVE 6.22 – Leslie Coons LCoons@keyetv.com
You can get full list of radio stations & press info from the Texas Music Office website.
STATIONS THAT DO LIVE SHOWS AND INTERVIEWS:
- KTEX & Lone Star Radio will usually interview our artist by phone or in person. Their format is Texas Music, Country + Singer Songwriters
- KUT – Austin (new releases)
- KOOP – Austin
- KGSR - Austin
- KPFT – Houston – does live shows on Roark's Wide Open Spaces, M-F, 11 am – 1 pm, or Tom Tranchilla's show HAAM / Songwriter's Studio, Sundays, 6:00-6:30 pm
MORE STATION DETAILS
Owner: University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, Box A0704
Austin, TX 78712-1090
(512) 471-1631; (512) 471-2345
Fax (512) 471-3700
John Aielli, Eklektikos, 9-noon Monday through Friday. Interviews and live shows.
Jay Trachtenburg, Music with Jan Trachtenburg, noon-4 pm Monday through Thursday.
Kevin Connor, Folkways with Kevin Conner, 11-1 pm Sat., Music with Kevin Connor, 1-4 pm Sat. Interviews and live shows.
Jeff McCord, Left of the Dial with Jeff McCord, 8-11 p.m. Fridays
Matt Reilly, Music With Matt Reilly KUT: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am
KOOP – 91.7 FM
3823 Airport Blvd, Suite B (Yahoo Map)
tel: (512) 472.KOOP (5667)
tel: (888) 917.KOOP (5667) (toll-free)
Charlie Martin (local music acquisitions): firstname.lastname@example.org
KOOP Local Music acquisitions: Charlie Martin email@example.com – can help get your music to their Saturday rotating hosts
KTEX-106.1 - Brenham, TX - Country / Texas music
P.O. Box 1280
Brenham, TX 77834
Promo Director is Ken Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
(979) 836-3655 – Brenham
(979) 774-1061 – Bryan
(979) 830-8141 fax
Texas Mix 105.3 FM
KLTR (Adult Contemporary)
KTWL (Texas Country)
Contact: Easton Santos easton@texasmix
RYAN / Program Director - email@example.com
Fax is 979-836-9435 if you want to fax in shows / community events including LaGrange
Owner: Pacifica Foundations
419 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Fax (713) 526-575
Earnesto Aguilar (Program Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Slavin – Music Director (Music Dept Liaison) email@example.com
Roark Smith - Host, Wide Open Spaces firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Tranchilla - Host, Songwriters Studio email@example.com
Tierney Malone firstname.lastname@example.org – Monthly Jazz show -Open Journal
KPFT shows appropriate formats:
Wide Open Spaces – Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Feeling nostalgic for that performance that introduced you to your new favorite band? Have a look through our facebook interview archives and revisit those songs and interviews anytime. From Mellow Mondays to classic rock Fridays, showcasing non mainstream Americana roots music; indi songwriters and bands with occasional interviews. Click HERE to go direct to our facebook page. DJ: Roark Smith email@example.comLive shows/interviews.
Laurapalooza – Friday, 11:00 PM - Saturday 1:00 AM. "Music for Pacificans." Roots rock, contemporary folk, and blues. Mostly new releases from the KPFT Music Library. Laura is the station's Music Department Liaison (the contact person for new music submissions for the Music Library). She also works Monday through Friday as Morning Operations Coordinator. Laura Slavin firstname.lastname@example.org
Lone Star Jukebox – Saturday, 9:00 AM-Noon. Texas and Local Music - The Lone Star Jukebox, hosted by Rick Heysquierdo, presents a diverse range of music from genres including Alternative Country, Americana, Border Ballads, Folk and Roots Rock. This show frequently features live in-studio performances and interviews by local and regional artists. Past guests on the Lone Star Jukebox include Tom Russell, Dave Alvin, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen. The Stone Coyotes, Aztex, Jack Ingram, Adam Carroll, Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, Patricia Vallone, Jesse Dayton, Trish Murphy, and many more. Stay tuned for ticket giveaways - - and you might hear Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and some classic Bruce Springsteen. Rick Heysquierdo
Song Writers' Studio – Sunday, 6:00 - 6:30 PM Tom Tranchilla. email@example.com Live shows/interviews.
Sounds of Jazz - Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00 AM The Sounds of Jazz brings you the best of new and classic jazz. Hour One features an artist profile, Hour Two features new releases, and Hour Three presents a jazz blend of old and new favorites. More information, podcast and more at soundsofjazz.net Garth Jowett
Night Sounds - Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 AM. Live, Original, Local, and other Texas music Pat and Rosie
KEOS-FM 89.1 - College Station, TX
Stevo Schlemmer is the program director firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy Roberts email@example.com Jimmy is very supportive.
Host of "The Bluebonnet Trail" on Mon/Wed
KGSR – Austin, TX
8309 N. IH 35
Austin, TX 78753
Business Office - (512) 832-4000
KGSR Request Line - (512) 390-5477
Programming Fax - (512) 908-4902
Program Director - Chris Edge
Kristen Kurtis – Weekdays 10 am – 2 pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Langer – Weekdays 2 pm – 6 pm email@example.com
Loris Lowe – Weekdays 6-10 pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Allen – Lone Star State of Mind – Friday, 10 pm – midnight / Saturday, 9 pm-midnight email@example.com