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Sunday, May 4 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Talent Buying: How to Book Great Live Shows LIMITED

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In the world of music, performing live is an increasingly important aspect. Great live shows, proper timing, and a great production on both the producer and present side are crucial. CIMMfest is pleased to welcome some of the mainstays in the Chicago live music community, as well as festival and concert producers around the Midwest to help sort through the process of finding, buying, and booking live performances. A unique peek into the highly competitive and ever important world of live performances will be discussed, as well as how our incredibly talented panelists came to be in the positions they are.

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Seth Fein

Seth Fein is the founder and producer of The Pygmalion Festival, an annual event that has taken place in Champaign-Urbana for the past ten years. In addition, his company, The Nicodemus Agency, books tours for indie rock acts like Damien Jurado, Maserati, Richard Buckner and more. He is the publisher of a culture magazine called Smile Politely, as well. He lives in Champaign with his wife, Justine, and their son, Ellis.
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Bruce Krippner

Bruce Krippner has been a part of the Chicago music scene for over 20 years and has worn multiple hats, including musician, band manager, artist agent, and for the last 15 years, talent buyer for Martyrs'.
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Mike LeMaistre

Mike LeMaistre has been a talent buyer at Jam Productions for the last 17 years.  He works as part of a team that book all of Jam’s club shows in Chicago in venues ranging from 200 to 2500 capacity, with an emphasis on artist development.  For the last several years, Mike has also been an adjunct at Columbia College where he teaches the  class “Presenting and Booking Live Performances”.   He is married... Read More →



Sunday May 4, 2014 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Silver Room 1442 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago IL