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2017

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Happy Spring everybody- Summer is right around the corner and I can just smell the festivals on the breeze. We are so happy to be working with so many of you to bring the best bands in the land to festivals, concert series, clubs and events around the globe. Thank you so much for working with us.

John Kadlecik is out on tour both with his solo Acousti'Lectric tour and with various iterations of the John Kadlecik Band. We are seeking solo dates in the Pacific Northwest for May 31, June 2 or 4 in association with dates in Seattle and Portland on June 1 and 3. We are seeking full band dates in the northeast in association with July 21 a Jerry Jam, 25 and 26 in NYC and 29 in Ohio at Gratefulfest. Basically seeking full band options in that tour path from July 20 - July 30 roughly. More solo dates are available throughout spring and summer all over the US.

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers is out on national tour twice this summer with a big run to Texas in July and to Chicago in August. There are lots of avails for the Swingers and for their funktronic alter egos Lovewhip including Fri May 26 Fri June 16 Sat June 17 Fri June 23 Sat June 24 Fri June 29, 30.

Roots of Creation are all over the US in the coming months for their biggest tour in years. They are hitting every corner of the map in the coming weeks and have recently played shows with and are scheduled for upcoming shows with Badfish, Lucky Chops, Wookiefoot, Max Creek, Six60 and more. We're seeking out options in the northeast for June 16-18, seeking options for NY state, Ohio and routing to the Southeast end of August. In western SC SEP 3 for Surrounded by the Sound we're seeking options potentially from the Carolinas to Florida and beyond for end of August and into early September.

Kwame Binea Shakedown have just released a new song and video written by Jimmy Cliff and produced by Vernon Reid. Check out the video here for Universal Love. June 3 is in Burlington VT and we are seeking options anywhere in the northeast for June 2 or 4. Plenty of options abound for May - summer for this great band.

The Skatalites are back and are out on tour. Some avails exist in August including the 2nd, 4th in New England, August 6th and 7th in the Mid Atlantic heading toward their appearance at Musikfest in Bethlehem on August 8. National tour in September has some anchor dates including SEP 16 in Madison WI, SEP 22 in KC MO, SEP 29, 30 in Austin TX. We'll be filling in that whole run so let us know if you are ready to host the most legendary band in ska and reggae history.

Black Masala Black Masala are exploding with their enticing mix of funk, balkan, bangra and every type of ethnic sound you can consider. They are embarking on their biggest tour to date with shows in IL, IN, WV and VA in June- their first appearance at Strangecreek, appearances at Musikfest, JibberJazz, Sharefest and tons of concert series all over. There are lots of dates avail in July in general and the band is ready to explore the entire nation in the coming year. We're seeking out pairings with quality bands in different regions or support for national tours (reggae, world, hip cross over concepts).

Wobblesauce is almost done with their first tour in quite a while, and we're booking dates in New England and the northeast seeking June 10, 23, 25, July 21, 22, 28, 29. They will be in Ohio SEP 8 for Laniakea festival and we'd love to see dates in the Mid Atlantic leading up to that appearance and then in MI and or OH while they are there.

The Alchemystics are mourning another loss, their beloved singer Ras Jahn. Story here. He will be missed and the band is celebrating his life and his music in their upcoming shows. They are in Pennsylvania for a private event on June 10th and we're seeking June 9th or 11th en route. Past that we have tons of avails for them in general.

Strangecreek tickets: Come and get 'em. Email us if you'd like advanced tickets to one of the best festivals in the USA, Memorial Day weekend in Greenfield MA. Bands include rice - an American Band, Max Creek, the Alchemystics, Outer Stylie, Black Masala, Bella's Bartok, Rebel Alliance, Insidious Rays, Adam Ezra Group, Beau Sasser and literally scores of other great bands. phil@simonsaysbooking.com
LMNR Logo In the News, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad release summer tour dates. CD release party for Barry Goudreau's Engine Room, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Dave Noonan's Green Island are in Show Reviews. Maypop Music and Arts Pre-Fest is Previewed. Jo Henley is in the Band Spotlight.

We're seeking out new writers all the time, so please hit us at lmnandr at gmail dot com with your ideas. Traffic has radically increased lately, and we have been able to garner press passes for some contributors to get to shows they never thought possible. Consider the glory!

VENUE PROGRAMMING
We continue to offer venue programming for clubs of all shapes and sizes. Included in our venue programming is comprehensive marketing services, such as social media and email marketing, along with publicity services. Hit us at phil@simonsaysbooking.com to discuss your venue programming needs.

PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT
Getting your music to stand out from the crowd takes a strong band brand, strategic planning and consistent execution. The Simon Says Publicity Department offers bands and musicians wrap-around marketing and publicity services that not only make the job of marketing your music easier, we make it more effective. We continue to offer bands traditional publicity services, most recently with clients like Roots of Creation, and Rev Tor's "Last Waltz Live." We’ve also expanded to provide day-to-day band marketing implementation services, currently working with Max, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, Lovewhip, The Alchemystics, and Rebel Alliance.

The Simon Says Publicity Department is also available for comprehensive Band Branding and Marketing Plan projects. Most recently we finished a project with Boston-based Chris Moreno, PA-based freak funk band Dr. Slothclaw, and are currently working with solo artist Lisa Ellingsen, the Canada-based jam fusion outfit the Chameleon Project, and Boston’s Jo Henley. Be sure to hit up Kelly to find out how we can help you reach the next level! kelly@simonsaysbooking.com

Max Creek will of course be at Strangecreek, as well as Wormtown, Organic Smiles, Jerry Jam, Sterling Sage, and many other great events. We have just July 21 avail this summer, and we are setting down dates for Fall now. NYE and Halloween are still available for this great band, legends of New England rock.

Bella's Bartok are writing new material, touring the land, and wreaking havoc. We've got routing dates in June, seeking June 9th in the northeast to go with their Soupstock date on the 10th, seeking dates surrounding their southeast dates including already confirmed shows June 16 in Alexandria VA, 17 in Parkersburg, 19 at Purple Fiddle Thomas WV. We'd like to see options for PA, VA, and into the southeast for the dates before and after this run. Then there are a ton of options for them throughout the summer and into fall.

ricerice - an American Band is coming off of their biggest show to date at City Stage in Springfield MA- the band is starting to really take root in New England and we're happy to seek out dates - check out the audience recording.

Fre3KBasS is out and about all the time and seeking dates- we have routing to the Southeast in OCT and DEC, we have Midwest routing all the time, seeking last minute options for May 17 or 21 in IA or NE. seeking June 10 in NY or PA. A new album is being written right now and this tight touring trio has the funkiest sound around.

MAY SHOWS
ADAM EZRA GROUP
5.18 Daryl's House, Pawling NY
5.21 Boston Boat Cruise, Boston MA
5.25 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA
6.02 Ocean Mist, S Kingston RI

5.28 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA

5.19 Share Fest, Shade Gap PA
5.20 Piney Branch Elementary, Takoma Park MD
5.26 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA
5.27 Live at the Falcon, Marlboro NY
5.27 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA
6.01 Big Chief, Washington DC

5.13 Ottobar, Baltimore MD

6.02 Courthouse Center for the Arts, W Kingston RI
6.03 Theodore's, Springfield MA

5.19 Mocha Maya's, Shelburne Falls MA

5.12 Minglewood Tavern, Gloucester MA
5.18 Gardner Ale House, Gardner MA
5.19 The Port Hunter, Edgartown MA
5.20 The Port Hunter, Edgartown MA
6.03 The Next Page, Weymouth MA

5.12 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
5.13 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
5.18 The Regency, Springfield MO
5.19 Be on Key Psychedelic Ripple, Denver CO
5.20 The Getdown at Upslope, Boulder CO
5.26 Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe IL
6.03 The Boulevard, Charleston WV

6.03 Red Square, Burlington VT

5.03 The Half Door, Hartford CT
5.13 Opus Underground, Salem MA
5.24 Rapscallions, Acton MA
6.02 The Maple Tree Cafe, Simsbury CT

5.12 Fury's Publick House

5.26 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA

5.09 Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo NY
5.10 Subterranean, Chicago IL
5.11 Reverb, Omaha NE
5.12 Mishawaka Amp, Bellvue CO
5.13 Cervante's, Denver CO
5.15 Mystic Hot Springs, Monroe UT
5.17 The Casbah, San Diego CA
5.19 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV
5.20 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
5.21 Roxy Theater, Los Angeles CA
5.24 Strummers, Fresno CA
5.25 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
5.26 The OC Tavern, San Clemente CA
5.28 Monterey County Fair & Event Center, Monterey CA
5.30 The Bottleneck, Lawrence KS
5.31 Lafayette Theater, Lafayette IN
6.01 Queen City Hemp Fest, Cincinnati OH
6.02 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH
6.03 Shepherdstown Opera House, Shepherdstown WV

5.12 Lilac Festival, Rochester NY
5.18 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
5.19 The Aggie Theater, Ft Collins CO
5.20 Cervante's, Denver CO
6.01 The Haunt, Ithaca NY
6.02 Velvet Underground, Toronto Ontario Canada
6.03 King's Rook Club, Erie PA

5.27 Scruffy City Hall, Knoxville TN
5.28 Louisville Water Tower Park, Louisville KY
5.30 Opus One/Club Cafe, Pittsburgh PA

VAN BURENS
5.26 Fury's Publick House, Dover NH
5.05 Electric Haze, Worcester MA
5.12 Hawks and Reed, Greenfield MA
5.13 Pacific Standard Tavern, New Haven CT
5.26 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA

5.10 House of YES, Brooklyn NY
5.11 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs NY
5.12 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs NY
5.20 Acoustic Cafe, Bridgeport CT
2.26 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA
5.28 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA
6.01 Portland House of Music, Portland ME
6.02 The Press Room, Portsmouth NH
6.03 Somerset Abbey, Madison ME

5.04 Spotify Party, Boston MA

5.06 Historic Memorial Hall, Wilmington VT
6.01 The Chicken Box, Nantucket MA
6.02 The Chicken Box, Nantucket MA
6.03 The Chicken Box, Nantucket MA

5.04 River Street Jazz Cafe with Pink Talking Fish
5.12 Mt Sky, Jermyn PA
5.13 private event
5.18 Domefest, Bedford PA
5.19 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH
5.26 Art Farm, Kempton PA
6.02 Bobstock, Coopersburg PA
6.03 The Trocadero, Philadelphia PA

5.28 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA

5.08 Workplay, Birmingham AL
5.09 Revelry Room, Chattanooga TN
5.12 Wren's Farm, Remingston VA
5.13 Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival, Jermyn PA
5.18 The Broadberry, Richmond VA
5.19 The Blind Tiger, Greensboro NC
5.20 Shaka's Live, Virginia Beach, VA
6.01 Nectar, Seattle WA
6.03 The Good Foot, Portland OR

5.27 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA
6.03 The Met, Pawtucket RI

6.03 Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg VA

OUTER STYLIE
5.26 Strangecreek Music Festival, Greenfield MA
6.03 Fury's Publick House, Dover NH

SECRET SAGE
5.13 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

SOULTREE
5.13 The Hungry Tiger, Manchester CT

5.13 The Cannery, Southbridge MA
5.24 Alchemy, Providence RI

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