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Mindpro
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I've spent some time performing and producing many shows in the Midwest over the past few months. I just started my school season with 9 school dates in Michigan and 6 in Illinois/Indiana. I also had six weeks of bookings and events in this area in July and August with great audiences and attendance throughout. In all of the different types of venues the markets they were very strong and vibrant.

I also had the same experience in my Spring tour which covered 16 states, so it seems as though it is a very good year for live entertainment so far. I noticed strong results in other areas related to these shows and events as well. I would be curious if others are experiencing the same thing with their year so far and recent summer events? How is your year going and are you too finding strong performance markets?
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Mindpro,

When you say school dates, are these college dates? I'm just assuming that's what you mean.

For years now I've had a fair number of fall bookings taking me all the way into the first weekend of November.

Truth be told, though, I really had to work at it. I'm a firm believer in this Jay Marshall's quote, "If you're waiting for your phone to ring, you're going to be waiting a long time."

Best,

Gerry
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Its been great, but mainly in the south for me. Just so happened to miss both hurricanes by a hair too Smile
Don't give up, don't EVER give up.

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Glad to hear you missed the damaging destruction. Also good to hear things are well in the south for you.

Gerry, I agree with both the Marshall quote and the fact that we must be more actionable, proactive and aggressive to get the same results that came much easier a decade ago. But these efforts also build stronger relationships as well. No, most of my schools are in the K-12 market, elementary, middle and highs schools - teacher's in-service, parent's education, leadership, assemblies, fundraisers, etc.

Yes, the Fall season and forth quarter is always typically strong for many performance markets, especially for magicians who work consumer markets and Fall festivals, schools, Halloween and end of year holiday events.

Good signs so far.
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I learned something new today.

Thanks Mindpro.
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