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Thursday, September 29 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Booking Your Band Outside of Bluegrass

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There are many performance opportunities outside of the traditional Bluegrass circuit if you
know where to look. Agents and artists who routinely work outside of the usual circuit will
discuss options to help you take your band or clients into new markets.

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Mike Drudge

Agent, Class Act Entertainment
Mike Drudge / Music Industry Bio Mike Drudge formed Class Act Entertainment 1993 following a four year stint with the Grand Ole Opry’s Jim & Jesse show. In addition to performing in the band, Mike represented the legendary duo as booking agent and tour manager. During the formative years the Class Act roster focused on bluegrass artists but would later expand to include country, Americana and folk headliners. Mike was elected to the board of... Read More →

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Phil Einsohn

SEG: Sweetwine Entertainment Group
After studying music at Humboldt State University, Phil Einsohn toured throughout the West in a not to be mentioned band, playing festivals, clubs, bars and house parties along the way. In 2007 a fork in the road presented itself and Phil decided to take all the experience he had received touring, and start a boutique booking agency in Boulder, CO. Working from the ground up, Phil helped grow local Colorado acts into national touring artists... Read More →
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Jacob Groopman

Jacob is a member of the band Front Country. He has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 12 years playing music professionally in a variety of bands. He has experience working in a variety of scene's outside of bluegrass and has managed and booked bands regionally and nationally.
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Daniel Routh

Co-Owner, Nu-Blu
Daniel Routh. Daniel is the engineer of all things business, from marketing to miles behind the wheel, and engineering to effort required to put a band on the map, Daniel is the tireless conductor of the Nu-Blu train. Starting with a Sears and Roebuck guitar at age 12 and bluegrass on the radio, he went on to perform locally on banjo, garnering some instrumentalist awards, and performing with several local bands. Joining forces with Carolyn in... Read More →


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