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Hosting Live Music: Consulting


5 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Nov 26, 2016

Events with live music require special care and consideration.

If you're considering hosting an event with live music, or if you are new to running a venue, I will offer general guidance for how to make the event a success. I specialize in smaller venues and community events in particular. This includes weddings, bars, small festivals, arts festivals, farmers markets, private venues, etc.

Proper organization, attentive communication, and general networking skills are some of the key components to making your event run well. Planning an event is a task on its own, but planning an event with live entertainment carries a specific set of tasks. Whether you are a venue owner and you're considering bringing music into your establishment, or a community organizer looking for entertainment for the day, I can offer guidance on:

- how to locate a band or group of performers
-how to communicate with the performers or talent manager
-addressing practical needs such as lighting and sound
-considering budget
-various do's and don'ts

I can cover these and other details over email or over Skype conversations. I'm happy to offer long-term consultation if needed, as aspects of the music business are subject to frequent change. As a disclaimer, I am not a venue owner and my knowledge does not extend to the intricacies of running a venue, I specialize more in the organization and communication aspects of bringing a show to life.

Training & Qualifications

PR/Communications for restaurant, non-profits, political groups, etc. for 5+ years
Booking Agent and Band Manager 2+ years in local Arkansas music scene
Marketing/Social Media for local music festival 2+ years
Manger of Local Business for 1 year

Availability & Preferences

Tuesday: 12pm-9pm
Saturday: 12pm-9pm

MWThF: Any time after 6pm

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!


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About Samantha Smith

I run a locally-owned health food/vitamin store in Conway, Arkansas called Liz' Health Market. I am a supporter of wellness and holistic healing. I specialize in the practical and medicinal applicatio...n of essential oils, vitamins, and supplements in daily living, while also using diet, exercise, meditation, music, and mindfulness for overall health. Helping to run a small business has improved my professionalism and communication skills, and I'm happy to offer advice on those topics as well. If you're even in Central Arkansas, please stop by. Check us out: I am currently pursuing a full-time career as a booking agent/manager for local bands in Arkansas. I have spent the last 2-3 years booking shows and managing bands (on tour and off) at venues around Arkansas. These include weddings, farmers markets, bars, community gatherings, and local arts festivals. I specialize in PR, networking, and communication within the local music-scene. I excel at organization and task-keeping. I attended the University of Central Arkansas, but have yet to earn my degree. I studied Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Anthropology. I may return when I feel the need, and pursue education in music management or even business, but for now I'm content to carve a path for myself. Proud member of some amazing music and art community-based projects: Jam House Collective Flux Family Festival more

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Samantha Smith is looking for:
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