Simon Says Booking July Newsletter

Summer’s here and the time is right- for Dancing in the Streets!

Thank you to all of you who are helping out the live music scene. Thank you for working with us. Our mission-to present the best quality bands around the country and around the world.

We are pleased to be working with The Big Takeover out of NY. Their unique blend of ska, reggae, and soulful sounds is amazing. We’re seeking out options for NYC, Philly, Boston, Washington DC, and more for fall. Avails begin August 30 and focus mostly on weekends.

We’ve got Kwame Binea Shakedown on August 18 in Chicago and are seeking out options for the upper Midwest for Saturday, August 16. After that, we are booking random summer dates, fall, and beyond.

The Skatalites are touring all over the globe celebrating their 55th anniversary. We are currently booking a few shows in the Northeast at the end of August and into September, and then we’re booking the Western US in November-seeking dates in TX, NM, AZ, and CA from early November through early December.

Dave Keller Band is out on tour in the Midwest and is seeking Sunday, July 28 somewhere in the upper Midwest like northern IN or IL or western OH, and then seeking August 1 in OH or western PA. After that, we are regularly booking fall and beyond for this award winning soul and blues man.

We are so proud of the work being done by the Alchemystics who are producing new music. Starting mid summer and into fall, we are booking dates for them anywhere in New England or the Northeast.

The Englishtown Project continues to pay tribute to the Marshall Tucker Band, The Dead, and New Riders of the Purple Sage, and we’re booking fall and winter now.

Start Making Sense are done booking 2019 (mostly) and are starting to lay the groundwork for spring 2020 (March and beyond).

Max Creek are planning fall, seeking Northeast options for Friday, October 25, NYE options, and possibly some December dates.

Thunder and Rain are all over America these days, and it’s easy to see why. Their easygoing mix of bluegrass, country and folk rock is infectious. Booking fall and beyond now.

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers continue to tour all over the world. Erin has a pile of awards and nominations, and they have lineups that range from the trio the Messers to the full 4-piece band, the Delta Swingers. Seeking July 5 in the northeast en route from Boston to New Hope PA, and booking shows from summer to fall and beyond. Hit

Swift Technique has some new personnel and are absolutely on fire. They were far and away one of the best bands at Strangecreek and Ziontific festivals, and their sound which ranges from hard funk to infectious rock is absolutely irresistible. Jump on a date. You will regret not having Swift Technique.

We are very pleased to be working with the amazing Tom Petty tribute band, The Insiders, from Michigan. The band is hitting new markets in the Midwest all the time venturing as far west as Iowa already, and are ready to branch out in 2020. Seeking dates including October 24 and 26 in the upper Midwest (IN, OH, western NY) December 6 (IN, OH, western NY, and come 2020 they are ready to go anywhere). Hit

Black Masala took the summer off to welcome a new family member and are raring to go for the fall. From their DC home base, they easily hit markets from NC to PA, NJ and the northeast.

Bob Marley tribute band, Duppy Conquerors, are playing private events, concert series, and festivals this summer and are ready for more for fall and winter.

Fareed Haque is serving up the finest world music available from his Indian infused Flat Earth to his Eastern European duo with Goran Ivanovic and even the Latin flavored Casseus. Classical, jazz, funk, and jam are all at the ready. There are some select summer dates available within a few hours of Chicago. Seeking Noember 7 or 9 in southern California or Arizona, and we’re booking November and December now. New fans are discovering Haque as he tours the globe as the lead guitar player for Billy Cobham.

We are very proud of our work with Muddy Ruckus who are going to hit every part of the map in the coming year. A residency next March in Texas is already booked. Fall will be in the northeast and select touring in every part of America is planned for 2020. Hit

We are proud to be working with The Quins out of Boston, MA. This hard rocking band packs a punch followed up by sweet vocal harmonies. Grab a keg and your friend that always seems to find trouble and go see the Quins. Hit

Deadphish Orchestra is as good as it sounds. We have them on tour in December in Florida, and in Colorado throughout the fall.

Speaking of private events: we are booking more and more private and corporate events around the country. We have the right band for every occasion, so whether it’s a party, wedding, B’nai Mitzvah, corporate event, or whatever, we’re ready for you with high quality acts that are affordable.