We provide a PA system and sound guy but make sure when you book we have everything you will need for your show.Please watch the tutorial videos on the PA system page.
Videos and Pictures of your show can be arranged for a fee. They will be done by VintageQueen 54 Videos. Please let us know in advance to set up the appointment.
Media Pack and Guidelines
Spillway Bar and Grill –South Central Kentucky region
We ask that you use this media pack to promote yourself and your show. We will assist you all that we can but, we will not be solely responsible to get you people in the venue for your show. We insist you follow the guidelines put forth in this packet.
Face Book- We expect an invite to be posted no later than 1 week before your show. Please use a picture, logo, flyer, or something instead of the blue calendar icon. It’s lame and it’s lazy. Please invite a minimum of 100 friends. We don’t care if they live in town or not. It’s about exposure. Be descriptive about your show and if you have links be sure to include them all.
Twitter- If you have one, use it for the show. The invite needs to be in place 1 week prior to the show.
ReverbNation- We’d really prefer it if you have one. Our venue calendar will be linked to your band page. We like it.
SonicBids- We love seeing our venue posted on SonicBids.
Indie on The Move- Once you’ve played our venue we do ask that you comment and rate us. This is a condition of a return date.
We want 2 posters mailed or brought to the venue 1 week- at a minimum- prior to your show. We’d really love it if you have a friend or even a professional printmaker do your posters. Soon enough we will have a ‘Show Board’ that features our best shows and our favorite posters. Also bring extras. Fans love to collect these and they love getting them signed.
c/o Robert Baxter
2195 Old Louisville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Things to include on your posters are
Date and time
Cost—free, cover or tickets
Band info link….like Face Book & etc.
Please bring merchandise. We’ll provide a table. You bring a light, person, bank, and an extension cord.
If you are confirmed for a date you’ve been told if it’s 20% of the food and bar, or it is a cover, or if it’s ticket sales. Do not arrive than insist this be changed. It won’t be. We can provide a doorman, but they are to be tipped as well. We do seriously enforce our 21+ policy.
Broadcast Media and Print Media
WBKO email@example.com Hayley Harmon
WNKY firstname.lastname@example.org Morgan Watson
Ask to be on either their afternoon show or their morning show. Be sure the date you ask for is the date of your show, most especially if you’re an out of town band. Be sure to explain why you should be on the show and why this would interest their audience. Sell yourself. Be sure your contact info and the venue info is included in your request.
Joe Berry—99.1 WHSX “THE HOSS”
Host of “The Back Forty”, a three hour show (5am to 8am Monday-Friday) featuring a mix of current & classic country, Americana, Bluegrass, Rockabilly & Hillbilly music.
He’s our favorite. We love Joe Berry.
Joe will have you on the show. He’ll let you play a tune or two live and he’ll talk about whatever you’d like. Also be sure to send him your CD.
The Revolution 91.7 fm is the college station run by the students. If your target audience is the college crowd, do be sure to contact them and involve them. They will play your music and they have you on live as well.
Who does what at the station changes every term so look under the contact link for who you’ll need.
Tommy Starr and/ or Rockin’ Ronda
WDNS FM 93.3 On-Air Talents 270-781-2121
Tommy and/or Ronda will most likely interview you over the air via the phone. Occasionally they’ve have you in studio. Again send them your CD.
Chris Bratcher of the 107.1 The Point On-Air Talent
If you want people to show up to your show that are from east of Glasgow this is who you should smooze for sure! Chris pre-records most of his show. Again send him your CD.
103.7 The Point
toll free studio line:
And last but not least is Tony Rose. He’s very involved in the community and he’ll do what he can for you. Again send him your CD if you feel your music fits their format. Tony is very important to contact if you’re a local.
Tony Rose Morning Hotline
100.7 SAM FM
1823 Mcintosh St. Suite 107
Bowling Green, KY 42104
By far the best coverage of your show both as a review and visually is PennMan of the Amplifier. Be sure to contact the editor of The Amplifier, Kim Mason. The Amplifier is a hard copy magazine as well as an international read on-line magazine. There is also a calendar attached to this web-site and magazine, be sure to use it! The Amplifier is subsidiary of the Daily News but it is not that unusual for both to run stories on the same artist. CONTACT BOTH!
Daily News — 813 College Street
P.O. Box 90012
Bowling Green, KY 42101
The reporter you want is ALYSSA HARVEY. email@example.com
Other magazines in the area are:
SKYe Magazine http://skyemag.com/
There’s a form. Just fill it out. They’re really good about responding.
SOKY Magazine http://www.sokyhappenings.com/
Pam Cassady is who to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
301 East Main Street, Ste 201
Louisville, KY 40202
Call us: (502)895-9770
Fax us: (502)895-9779
News Desk: email@example.com
Community/A&E Listings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Band/Club Listings: email@example.com
A press release should be similar to a pitch for a show. They’re selling papers or the like. You need to sell yourself to them. Make them want to cover you and your show.
By far the most read is Mary Sparr of Young Mary’s Media.
The magazines, papers, TV stations and radio stations all have community calendars—use them. We’d also like to see you post the event on Eventful.com.
It’s hard for an out of town band who is just playing BG for the first time to have a street team, but you’re bound to have fans in the REGION so use them. Ask them to hang 3 posters. If you get 5 fans in 5 different areas of South Central Kentucky to hang 3 posters…well do the math. It works!
Again we’ll help any way we can but you need to promote yourself. That’s part of this business.
The PRINTING COMPANIES that we use are Kenneth Marr Graphics and Print Mafia. Both companies do outstanding work and are well loved in our music community.
We do work with Yellowberri as well.
There is discount available at the Super 8. There’s only one.
You can contact Robert or I at anytime for any reason. We respond to calls, e-mails, or text. That info is on our IOTM listing.
Last revision 3-19-12