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The best music promoters in Atlanta.

Best Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Rival Entertainment

Best Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
A. Rippin Productions

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Zero Mile

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Rival Entertainment

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Glenn Goodhand of Iris Presents

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Zero Mile
Over the last few years, Atlanta has witnessed a dramatic spike in the quantity and quality of music being booked across the board. From corporate behemoths to DIY guys booking smaller rooms, competition among promoters is thick. When the management and promotions teams behind Terminal West (led by Scottmore...
Over the last few years, Atlanta has witnessed a dramatic spike in the quantity and quality of music being booked across the board. From corporate behemoths to DIY guys booking smaller rooms, competition among promoters is thick. When the management and promotions teams behind Terminal West (led by Scott Orvold and Alan Sher) and Agon Entertainment announced they'd partnered to launch ZERO MILE, the new organization took over booking for Athens' Georgia Theatre, and Atlanta's Variety Playhouse and Terminal West, while working with other venues, as well. Working together, Zero Mile put into place a network that allowed for all three venues to flourish together as a viable independent operation. Since May, Zero Mile has booked everyone from Waka Flocka Flame to Gillian Welch, tackling a broad range of musical terrain. Zero Mile will also oversee booking and promotion for the music venue being built as part of the upcoming Atlanta Dairies development on Memorial Drive. As Atlanta continues its dominance as one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast, Zero Mile's ingenuity and dedication to building from the ground up has positioned the organization as a major player, primed for expansion and growth as a leader of Georgia music. www.zeromile.com. less...

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Taymin Rainey.

Best promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Ari Fouriezos
When bands talk about ARI FOURIEZOS of Sorry, Mom! Productions, it’s hard to tell whether they’re talking about their favorite promoter or one of their best friends. Fouriezos’ ability to constantly hustle over email, book shows in Atlanta and tours for Atlanta bands, work the door at venues, givemore...
When bands talk about ARI FOURIEZOS of Sorry, Mom! Productions, it’s hard to tell whether they’re talking about their favorite promoter or one of their best friends. Fouriezos’ ability to constantly hustle over email, book shows in Atlanta and tours for Atlanta bands, work the door at venues, give away boatloads of free advice, and always take the time to give a big smile and an even bigger hug when passing you in the street all made Fouriezos critical to Atlanta’s musical community in 2016. She supports bands across genres (Chelsea Shag and Man Up, Yancey) and Sorry, Mom! has booked stand-out shows all over the city. Crafting bills at traditional venues like the Earl, untraditional pop-up shows at places like American Sushi Recording, outdoor neighborhood festivals, and magic DIY shows at the Sewing Room takes patience, creativity, and lots of stamina, which Fouriezos never seems to run out of. www.sorrymomproductions.com. less...

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
speakeasypromo.net

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Iris Presents, Inc.

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Iris

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Iris Promotions

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Mon Cheri

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Since booking his first show in January 2009, Brannon Boyle of Speakeasy Promotions has been adding flair to the local music scene by corralling a stylish, seemingly disparate array of acts. Boyle regularly merges hip-hop, jazz, dub, funk, punk and indie rock with gigs such as the seasonal Free Acidmore...
Since booking his first show in January 2009, Brannon Boyle of Speakeasy Promotions has been adding flair to the local music scene by corralling a stylish, seemingly disparate array of acts. Boyle regularly merges hip-hop, jazz, dub, funk, punk and indie rock with gigs such as the seasonal Free Acid nights at 529. The underlying aural connection isn't obvious until it unfolds, when acts as varied as Clan Destined, A. Grimes, and the Ruination share the stage with ease. Boyle's range is just a side effect of his MO. By booking what he likes first and foremost, he nurtures a healthy cross-pollination underground, culminating in new collaborations such as the menacing Afro-Kraut beats of a Difference Machine. If his rising profile and the ever-growing attendance at his shows illustrate anything, it's that his taste is badass. speakeasypromo.net. less...

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Cobra Corps

Best local promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
OK Productions

www.okproductions.net


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Dude City Productions
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Best local promoter of Atlanta's rich hip-hop heritage BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Shameless Plug
We expected big things when the respective architects behind Art, Beats + Lyrics (Jabari Graham) and Broke $ Boujee (Fadia Kader) linked up with Atlanta music marketer Bem Joiner (Rebelutions) and mega-church marketer Jerald McBride to form a concert promotions team. But the onstage reunion of Goodiemore...
We expected big things when the respective architects behind Art, Beats + Lyrics (Jabari Graham) and Broke $ Boujee (Fadia Kader) linked up with Atlanta music marketer Bem Joiner (Rebelutions) and mega-church marketer Jerald McBride to form a concert promotions team. But the onstage reunion of Goodie Mob? Certainly, no one saw that coming — not even the members of Goodie Mob. Turns out SHAMELESS PLUG approached them, feeling that the time was ripe after rumors persisted for two years that the godfathers of Atlanta hip-hop had finally bonded behind the scenes. Coming on the heels of Vibe magazine's investigative piece documenting the rise and struggles of Southern rap's first family (the Dungeon Family, of which the Mob were founding members), the concert reflected the lifeblood of a subgenre. With so many promoters in the A — from run-of-the-mill to grade A — only a handful recognize their role as cultural curators. Count Shameless Plug among them. less...

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Alex Weiss

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tight Bros.

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Pop Death Squad

Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Randy Castello and Tight Bros. Network
The official talent purchaser for the Drunken Unicorn, RANDY CASTELLO AND TIGHT BROS. NETWORK isn’t the hard-nosed businessman that many promoters fancy themselves. He’s usually found watching the door at the shows he books. And afterward he’s the first one to get the partymore...

The official talent purchaser for the Drunken Unicorn, RANDY CASTELLO AND TIGHT BROS. NETWORK isn’t the hard-nosed businessman that many promoters fancy themselves. He’s usually found watching the door at the shows he books. And afterward he’s the first one to get the party started with the out-of-town bands. Castello is the winner in this category for the second year in a row because he has a knack for booking cutting-edge underground punk, hip-hop and indie-rock acts to Atlanta — the ones that many Atlanta clubs would pass over — and he’s not afraid to invite newcomers to open his shows. Of Montreal, Prefuse 73, Deerhunter and the Black Lips were all part of the Tight Bros. canon long before anybody else ever heard of them. For that, Atlanta benefits greatly from his presence.


www.tightbros.net

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Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Preston Craig

Best Local Club Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Liquified
The glow sticks and UFOs may have matured into iPods and Diesels, but the party still rocks whenever Liquid Groove — ahem, LIQUIFIED, in its middle age — is throwing it. For 12 years now, powerhouse promoter Devin Walkley and his team have brought everyone from progressive king Sashamore...

The glow sticks and UFOs may have matured into iPods and Diesels, but the party still rocks whenever Liquid Groove — ahem, LIQUIFIED, in its middle age — is throwing it. For 12 years now, powerhouse promoter Devin Walkley and his team have brought everyone from progressive king Sasha to drum and bass triumvirate Dieselboy, Dara and AK 1200 to venues all over town — though Liquified now calls Eleven50 home base for most of its events. While other promoters have slowed down or faded away, Walkley’s crew not only has survived but has improved with time.
www.liquified.com.

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Best Local Concert Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
As club promotion crew TIGHT BROS. NETWORK knows all too well, rock and roll is a messy thing. Randy Castello and Nisa Asokan mostly operate out of Drunken Unicorn, where Castello is the booking agent. Since 2001, Tight Bros. has been shepherding the world’s fringe-dwellers — from well-knownmore...

As club promotion crew TIGHT BROS. NETWORK knows all too well, rock and roll is a messy thing. Randy Castello and Nisa Asokan mostly operate out of Drunken Unicorn, where Castello is the booking agent. Since 2001, Tight Bros. has been shepherding the world’s fringe-dwellers — from well-known auteurs like Diplo, Acid Mothers Temple and Wolf Eyes to local dissidents like Deerhunter and Untied States — to successful Atlanta shows and blown minds.
www.tightbros.net/tightbros.html.

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Best Local Promoter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Brad Broadrick of Rock Solid Entertainment
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