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Summer 2018 has been super hot, and it's just getting hotter.

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt are on national tour having just slayed at Mountain Jam and Strangecreek. Seeking Northeast SEP and NOV; Southeast OCT 11-21. National tour again January 2019.

The Englishtown Project features members of New Riders, the Zen Tricksters, Assembly of Dust, Max Creek, Phil and Friends, Hot Tuna, and more. Seeking plays all over the East.

Swift Technique
just destroyed XPonential fest and are on events all over this summer. Seeking the Southeast OCT 17, 18 in VA NC; booking Northeast shows for the remainder of 2018.

Black Masala has a new CD coming out, are on national tour this week, and Rock Paper Scissors are planning a massive campaign. Seeking NC options for SEP 29/30 Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast through OCT - DEC.

Max Creek are rounding out their 2018 bookings with a few more New England and Northeast plays, and then will be doing winter ski areas and college markets for JAN/FEB.
Freekbass,having crushed Summercamp, is now doing events all over the US. Seeking NOV 24 with special guest Sammi Garett of Turkuaz in OH, TN, KY, WV, or even IN. Same lineup seeking options for IL, IN, OH, or MI, DEC 20th. Possible Florida run DEC 27 - JAN3. Regular full band shows sought throughout the Midwest and beyond all of fall.

Schism, America's #1 long lasting tribute to Tool, continues to defy gravity. Seeking NOV 3 in Florida (not Tampa), DEC 14/15 in the Northeast.

John Kadlecik's new lineup with Fellowship of the Wing (Todd Stoops, Jay Lane, Reed Mathis, John Kadlecik) seeking OCT 4-7 in the Pacific Northwest.

Start Making Sense is breaking records at box offices around the US. First ventures into new territories, 2018 is totally booked. March 2019, the band hits the road again, so book now!

rice - an American Band have had big shows at Jerry Jam, Strangecreek, and upcoming at Harry's Hill and Wormtown. Ready to roll for shows in New England.

TreeHouse! is currently booking a national tour with avails really everywhere. SEP West Coast, OCT mountain states from AZ to CO to TX and back toward the Southeast. November Northeast.

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers have absolutely been crushing the blues festivals and events this summer with record merch sales. Plenty of fall avails in the Northeast.


In the News, Judas Priest video and tour dates, Phish Gorge assaults confirmed by police, Adam Remnant interview, and more. Gorge Amphitheater, Peach Festival, Shiragirl at Coney Island, and so much more is reviewed. The Sensorium is previewed.

We're seeking out new writers all the time, so please hit us at 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!

Old 78 Farm Fall Festival
We are once again so proud to be hosting the Old 78 Farm Fall Festival in Warwick, MA. This is the 9th year, and will prove to be bigger and better than ever. We will be presenting bands on two stages, family activities, championship BBQ, craft and food vendors, and an entire day showcasing what is excellent about New England in the Fall. The bands playing this year are rice-an American Band, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Long Arm Rec, Rebel Alliance, Old Flame, Medicinal Purpose, Dave Keller, August First, and Colorway.


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 Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Kwame Binea, the Big Takeover, and Rev Tor's "Last Waltz Live." We’ve also expanded to provide day-to-day band marketing implementation services, currently working with Swift Technique, the Skatalites, Max Creek, the Alchemystics, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, Lovewhip, Woody & the Rebel Alliance, Mike Montrey Band, Michael Falzarano and the Englishtown Project, and more. The Simon Says Publicity Department is also available for comprehensive Band Branding and Marketing Plan projects. Most recently, we finished a project with Heart-Centered Kirtan, Fire in the Field, and crossover tribute Steal Your Peach Band, fusing together the music of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band.

Be sure to hit up Kelly, our publicity maven, to find out how we can help you reach the next level!


  8.04 Famtasia Family Campout, Candia NH
  8.05 Famtasia Family Campout, Candia NH
  8.10 North Country River Jam, Champlain NY
  8.11 Arch Street Tavern, Hartford CT
  8.18 Reggae Festival, Charlemont MA

  8.26 Governor's Inn, Rochester NH

  8.09 Hunter Mill Melodies Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon VA
  8.18 Harry Brown's Farm, Starks ME

8.01 Martyr's, Chicago IL
8.02 Arts in the Park, LaPorte IN
8.03 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
8.04 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
8.25 Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills NC
8.31 Downtown 27 at the Clocktower, Staunton VA

  8.04 TLA, Philadelphia PA

  8.22 Concerts on the Square, Wausau WI

  8.01 Town Green Wellesley MA
  8.10 The Stone Church, Newmarket NH
  8.18 Mendon Twin Drive-In, Mendon MA

  8.04 The Spire Center for Performing Arts, Plymouth MA
  8.11 private event

8.10 Ottobar, Baltimore MD
8.18 Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
8.31 Bridge Street Live, Collinsville CT

  8.17 Farmer's Market, Petersham MA

8.02 Town Hall concert series, Newbury NH
8.03 The Next Page, Weymouth MA
8.04 Stafford Blues Festival, Stafford CT
8.06 Musikfest, Bethlehem PA
8.09 Ballard Park concert series, Ridgefield CT
8.11 JFK Plaza Blues & Brews Festival, Lowell MA
8.16 Hawks & Reed, Greenfield MA
8.17 Somerset Abbey, Madison ME
8.18 One Longfellow Square, Portland ME
8.19 Marty's/BBQ Blues & Brews, The Driving Range, Mason NH
8.22 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus OH
8.23 9th Street Pub, LaSalle IL
8.24 Navy Pier, Chicago IL
8.25 Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville IL
8.26 Lucky's on 16th, Cedar Rapids IA
8.31 Sweet Melissa's, Montpelier VT

8.11 Sprout Music Collective, W Chester PA
8.24 Festival in the Field, Millersburg PA
8.25 Canal Street Pub/Hydra Showcase, Reading PA
8.31 The Funhouse, Bethlehem PA

8.03 Musikfest, Bethlehem PA
8.04 118 North, Wayne PA
8.10 Willie's Locally Known, Lexington KY
8.11 The Piggery - Porkapalooza, Chicago IL
8.18 The Mousetrap, Indianapolis IN
8.22 Beachland Ballroom w/Joe Marcinek Band, Cleveland OH
8.23 Buffalo Iron Works w/Joe Marcinek Band, Buffalo NY
8.24 beWILDerfest, Cincinnati OH
8.25 Ohmstead Music Festival, Oxford OH

  8.04 Green Door Pub, Stratton Mountain VT

  8.24 River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains PA

  8.03 Dykstra Park Summer Concert Series, Sparta Township NJ
  8.06 Musikfest, Bethlehem PA
  8.07 Musikfest, Bethlehem PA
  8.08 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus OH
  8.09 Canterbury Beachland Park concert series, Cleveland OH
  8.10 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
  8.11 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
  8.14 Indian Creek Plaza summer concert series, Caldwell ID
  8.15 Grove Plaza, Boise ID
  8.16 Knotty Pine Supper Club, Victor ID
  8.17 Gracie's, Salt Lake City UT
  8.18 Schmiddity's, Steamboat Springs CO
  8.19 Lost Lake, Denver CO
  8.21 Mystic Hot Springs, Monroe UT
  8.23 Sand Dollar Lounge, Las Vegas NV
  8.24 Harlow's, Sacramento CA
  8.25 Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael CA
  8.26 SLO Brew, San Luis Obispo CA
  8.29 Knuckleheads, Kansas City MO
  8.30 Gas Lamp, Des Moines IA
  8.31 BB's Jazz Blues & Soups, St Louis MO

8.02 The Soundry, Columbia MD
8.03 The Hamilton, Washington DC
8.04 A Bear's Picnic, Jackson Township PA
8.06 Full Moon Resort music camp, Big Indian NY
8.11 Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach DE
8.17 The Ardmore, Ardmore PA
8.19 Reef and Barrel, Manasquan NJ
8.23 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY

  8.17 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
  8.18 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
  8.19 Navy Pier, Chicago IL
  8.24 St Clair Park Amphitheater, Greensburg PA
  8.30 CFCU Summer Concert Series, Ithaca NY

8.04 Red Square, Burlington VT

  8.11 Bayside Bowl, Portland ME

  8.18 Harry Brown's Farm, Starks ME
  8.24 Ocean Mist, S Kingston RI
  8.25 Cooler in the Mountains concert series, Killington VT

  8.05 Famtasia Family Campout, Candia NH
  8.18 Charlemont Reggae Festival, Charlemont MA

  8.04 High Hopes Music & Art Festival, Southwick MA
  8.18 Harry Brown's Farm, Starks ME
  8.23 Middle East, Cambridge MA

  8.10 Musikfest, Bethlehem PA
  8.24 Main Pub, Manchester CT

8.03 Acoustic Cafe, Bridgeport CT
8.24 Mercury Lounge, New York NY
8.25 Paul's Tavern, Belmar NJ

8.03 Sunrise Ranch Arise Festival, Loveland CO
8.11 Musikfest, Bethlehem PA
  8.18 Montage Mountain Summer Event, Scranton PA
  8.31 The Anchor's Bend Jams on the Sand, Asbury Park NJ

8.02 Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett NY
8.07 Musikfest, Bethlehem PA
8.10 Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington DC
8.11 wedding
8.30 Levitt AMP music series, Trenton NJ
8.31 St Clair Park Amphitheater, Greensburg PA

8.16 Blue Note, Honolulu HI
  8.17 Blue Note, Honolulu HI

8.17 Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats, Rehoboth Beach DE

8.02 The Port Hunter, Edgartown MA

8.09 Ambrose West, Asheville NC
  8.10 Huey Luey's, Sandy Springs GA
  8.11 Charlie B Ranch Arena Rock the Ranch Festival, Seneca SC
  8.15 Martin's Downtown, Roanoke VA
  8.16 Shakori Hills Arts Center The Big What, Pittsboro NC
  8.17 Shaka's Live, Virginia Beach VA
  8.19 The Tap Shack at Coastal Cravings, Duck NC
  8.23 The Pourhouse, Charleston SC
  8.24 The Visulite, Charlotte NC
  8.25 Reggae on the River, Myrtle Beach SC

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