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BELOW IS INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS AND AGENTS TO PROMOTE SHOWS

 

HELP US OUT: if you find information that is no longer current or relevant, please let us know by sending an email to: bugleboy@thebugleboy.org

 

VENUE DETAILS FOR PROMOTION:

The Bugle Boy

1051 N. Jefferson Street (Hwy 77)

La Grange, TX 78945

www.thebugleboy.org

979-968-9944

 

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Advanced Ticket Purchase: https://bugleboyfoundation.secure.force.com/ticket      

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FYI- The Bugle Boy is a true listening room with fabulous acoustics.  We do not allow talking during the performances. Respect for the performer as well as the ticket holder is not an after thought but rather our business model. Since The Bugle Boy is a point of destination venue, it helps to let your fan base know that seeing and hearing you perform here is a valuable experience and well worth the drive (60 miles from Austin, 90 miles from Houston, 120 from San Antonio).    Folks traveling from out of town will often get a B & B and make a night of it.   Lodging suggestions can be found here and it is always important to encourage advanced ticket purchases for folks coming from out of town. 

 

MINIMAL PROMOTION REQUIRED BY ARTIST:

At least 12 weeks prior to your show:

  • 1. Mail us 4 Posters that list:
    Concert Day /Date &
Time (8-10 pm)

    The Bugle Boy, La Grange, TX
    www.thebugleboy.org
    979-968-9944

    If you have handbills, include them and send a minimum of 40.

  • 2. Mail us 1 CD to the Venue.  Our publicist, Michael Bates will get your music to our local KTIM 89.1 community radio station for airplay.

  • 3. Send us a five-ten sentence BLURB for our website. A short description that would catch anyone's attention, and describe your music accurately.

  • 4. Send us a high res JPG and a high quality VIDEO for our website promotions.

  • 5. Send your PRESS RELEASE to Bugle Boy publicist Michael Bates. Michael will send releases to all local and countywide papers. michael@thebugleboy.org

  • 6. List your SHOW DATE on your online tour calendar with a link to The Bugle Boy and encourage fans to pre-purchase their tickets.

  • 7. Post show announcements on all of your SOCIAL MEDIA  and recommend that your fans pre-purchase their tickets.
     

    IMPORTANT: If artist is creating a Facebook Event, please include the following verbiage to avoid the unfortunate situation of a fan showing up at a sold out show without a ticket, thinking that clicking "Going" was sufficient.

    "Limited Seating - Purchasing Tickets In Advance Strongly Recommended"

  • 8. INFORM your fan base of the venue (see below blurbs)

 

“BUGLE BOY IS A POINT OF DESTINATION VENUE”

Because The Bugle Boy is a point of destination venue, it is recommended in your marketing efforts that you incorporate the below blurb to help generate support and additional interest for your Bugle Boy show:

Blurb

Bugle Boy wishes media to mention: “The Bugle Boy is a great weekend destination in the small Texas town of La Grange. Folks will drive from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and even Dallas to hear a performance in this room. It is a true listening room with fabulous acoustics where no talking is allowed during performances. Many folks have said, 'This is the best listening room in Texas.' Tickets, overnight accommodations and restaurants can be found at thebugleboy.org.

 

ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONAL TIPS
Please use the below suggestions that make the most sense for you. If you have a separate promoter, please share these suggestions with them.

 

ONLINE CALENDARS:

List your show on the following online calendars:

 

 

PRINTED MEDIA:

Austin Statesman /Xcellent

Email a short press release to: bestbets@statesman.com

(1-3 paragraphs with JPG photo)

 

TELEVISION:

Austin FOX TV will often do a early morning interview. - REQUEST AT LEAST 2 MONTHS OUT.

Contact Alyce Kerr at aly.kerr@foxtv.com for interview / live performance request

 

KEYE AUSTIN LIVE 6.22 – Leslie Coons LCoons@keyetv.com

 

RADIO:

You can get full list of radio stations & press info from the Texas 
Music Office website.

 

STATIONS THAT DO LIVE SHOWS AND INTERVIEWS:

  • KTEX & Lone Star Radio will usually interview our artist by phone or in person. Their format is Texas Music, Country + Singer Songwriters
  • KUT – Austin (new releases)
  • KOOP – Austin
  • KGSR - Austin
  • KPFT – Houston – does live shows on Roark's Wide Open Spaces, M-F, 11 am – 1 pm, or Tom Tranchilla's show HAAM / Songwriter's Studio, Sundays, 6:00-6:30 pm

 

MORE STATION DETAILS

 

KUT-FM 90.5

http://www.kut.org

Owner: University of Texas at Austin


1 University Station, Box A0704

Austin, TX 78712-1090

(512) 471-1631; (512) 471-2345

Fax (512) 471-3700

music@kut.org


John Aielli, Eklektikos, 9-noon Monday through Friday. Interviews and live shows.

Jay Trachtenburg, Music with Jan Trachtenburg, noon-4 pm Monday through Thursday.
Kevin Connor, Folkways with Kevin Conner, 11-1 pm Sat., Music with Kevin Connor, 1-4 pm Sat. Interviews and live shows.

Jeff McCord, Left of the Dial with Jeff McCord, 8-11 p.m. Fridays
Matt Reilly, Music With Matt ReillyKUT: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 8:00pm – 12:00am

 

KOOP – 91.7 FM

3823 Airport Blvd, Suite B (Yahoo Map)
Austin, TX
tel: (512) 472.KOOP (5667)
tel: (888) 917.KOOP (5667) (toll-free)

www.koop.org

512-472-1369.

Doug: music@koop.org

Charlie Martin (local music acquisitions): austinmusic@koop.org

 

KOOP Local Music acquisitions: Charlie Martin austinmusic@koop.org – can help get your music to their Saturday rotating hosts

 

KTEX-106.1 - Brenham, TX - Country / Texas music
P.O. Box 1280

Brenham, TX 77834
http://www.ktex.com/index.htm

Promo Director is Ken Murray ken@ktex.com
(979) 836-3655 – Brenham

(979) 774-1061 – Bryan
(979) 830-8141 fax

 

Texas Mix 105.3 FM
www.1053.com

Oversees:

KLTR (Adult Contemporary)
KTWL (Texas Country)

Contact: Easton Santos easton@texasmix

RYAN / Program Director - bluetexn@yahoo.com
979-836-9411

Fax is 979-836-9435 if you want to fax in shows / community events including LaGrange

 

KPFT-FM 90.1

http://www.kpft.org

Owner: Pacifica Foundations

419 Lovett Blvd.

Houston, TX 77006

(713) 526-4000

(713) 526-5738

Fax (713) 526-575

news@kpft.org

blueshound@kpft.org

 

Earnesto Aguilar (Program Director) pd@kpft.org

Laura Slavin – Music Director (Music Dept Liaison) laura@kpft.org

Roark Smith - Host, Wide Open Spaces roark@kpft.org

Tom Tranchilla - Host, Songwriters Studio tomtranchilla2@aol.com

Tierney Malone kierneymalone@gmail.com – Monthly Jazz show -Open Journal

 

 

KPFT shows appropriate formats:

Wide Open SpacesMonday through Friday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 Feeling nostalgic for that performance that introduced you to your new favorite band? Have a look through our facebook interview archives and revisit those songs and interviews anytime. 
From Mellow Mondays to classic rock Fridays, showcasing non mainstream Americana roots music; indi songwriters and bands with occasional interviews. Click HERE to go direct to our facebook page. DJ: Roark Smith roark@kpft.orgLive shows/interviews.

Laurapalooza – Friday, 11:00 PM - Saturday 1:00 AM. 
"Music for Pacificans." Roots rock, contemporary folk, and blues. Mostly new releases from the KPFT Music Library. Laura is the station's Music Department Liaison (the contact person for new music submissions for the Music Library). She also works Monday through Friday as Morning Operations Coordinator. Laura Slavin laura@kpft.org

 

Lone Star Jukebox – Saturday, 9:00 AM-Noon.
Texas and Local Music - The Lone Star Jukebox, hosted by Rick Heysquierdo, presents a diverse range of music from genres including Alternative Country, Americana, Border Ballads, Folk and Roots Rock. This show frequently features live in-studio performances and interviews by local and regional artists. Past guests on the Lone Star Jukebox include Tom Russell, Dave Alvin, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen. The Stone Coyotes, Aztex, Jack Ingram, Adam Carroll, Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, Patricia Vallone, Jesse Dayton, Trish Murphy, and many more. Stay tuned for ticket giveaways - - and you might hear Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and some classic Bruce Springsteen. 
Rick Heysquierdo

Song Writers' StudioSunday, 6:00 - 6:30 PM 
Tom Tranchilla. tomtranchilla2@aol.com Live shows/interviews.

 

Sounds of Jazz - Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00 AM
The Sounds of Jazz brings you the best of new and classic jazz. Hour One features an artist profile, Hour Two features new releases, and Hour Three presents a jazz blend of old and new favorites. More information, podcast and more at soundsofjazz.netGarth Jowett

 

Night Sounds - Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 AM.
Live, Original, Local, and other Texas music
 Pat and Rosie

 

 

KEOS-FM 89.1 - College Station, TX

http://www.keos.org

Stevo Schlemmer is the program director stevodj@yahoo.com

Jimmy Roberts debnjim@txcyber.com 
Jimmy is very supportive.

Host of "The Bluebonnet Trail" on Mon/Wed

979-779-5367

www.keos.org

 

KGSR – Austin, TX
8309 N. IH 35

Austin, TX 78753
Business Office - (512) 832-4000
KGSR Request Line - (512) 390-5477
Programming Fax - (512) 908-4902
www.kgsr.com

Program Director - Chris Edge

SHOWS:
Kristen Kurtis – Weekdays 10 am – 2 pm
kristen@kgsr.com
Andy Langer – Weekdays 2 pm – 6 pm
andy@kgsr.com
Loris Lowe – Weekdays 6-10 pm
loris@kgsr.com
Roger Allen – Lone Star State of Mind – Friday, 10 pm – midnight / Saturday, 9 pm-midnight
rallen@emmisaustin.com

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