How To Get Your First Roadie or Concert Technician Job... 20 Replies

Depending on the size of a live concert tour, many "roadies", also known as "techs" or "Concert Technicians"  are employed behind the scenes to produce a successful show. Have you ever gone to a concert and wondered, "how do they get this whole stage set up, and torn down in one day?" Typically, a live concert production arrives at the venue between 7 am and 12 noon and is ready for showtime at 7 pm. After the show, the entire production is loaded back into trucks and is headed off to another…Continue

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Started by Roadiejobs in Advice For Aspiring Roadies. Last reply by LK Hunsaker Oct 18, 2009.

Roadie Job Search Ideas... 10 Replies

Here are a few larger companies with areas of their websites dedicated to roadie related jobs such as event production, crew jobs, audo and lighting AV jobs, and cruise ship roadie jobs. These are employment pages where you can browse jobs, and send applications or resumes. AEG LIVE JOB SEARCH - Sports and entertainment promoterCIRQUE DU SOLEIL JOB SEARCH -…Continue

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Speedy May 13, 2013.

Can You Describe An Average Day Working As A Roadie In The Concert Touring Industry? 13 Replies

What is your average work day like?Working in the Concert Touring Industry, you probably have one of the most interesting jobs in the world.  Let's hear about yours! Looking forward to your replies!Photo Credit: Mark Shane HatfieldContinue

Tags: Average Work Day, Job Description

Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Kyle Simkins Apr 18, 2014.

What was your favorite tour? 35 Replies

Ever wondered who are the best Artists/Bands/Tours to work for?Tell us about the best tour you ever worked,and why it was so great.Looking forward to your replies!Photo Credit: Tim LawrenceContinue

Tags: Great, Favorite, Tour, Best

Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by david talbott Mar 28, 2014.

Do you prefer being a roadie in the United States Or Europe? 4 Replies

Where Do You Prefer Touring, United States or Europe?What are the main differences?What do you like or dislike about touring in Europe?What do you like or dislike about touring in "The States"?Looking forward to your replies!…Continue

Tags: Touring, United States, USA, Europe

Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Travis M. Walat Jan 25, 2013.

What's it like being a roadie on a cruise ship? 30 Replies

Cruise ships employ many people in Music and Touring Industries.Let's hear from those of you who have done this type of work on cruise ships before.Is this something worth looking into?Looking forward to your replies! Continue

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Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Luís Carlos Marciano Jr Aug 15, 2014.

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"Audio engineer in Nashville, TN. If you ever need production assistance in that area."
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"Sound Designer & Photographer - I love my life most of the time ;)"
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"great to have you on the list. good to see your nearby. A1/ Sound Designer ZH"
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There really isn't much in the event and show production industry I can't already do, haven't already done or am not capable of learning.
Work History:
The incomplete Freelance / Contractor Production client list I have had the pleasure of working with since 1999:

93.3 WMMR, Philadelphia PA, *SP *A1;
96 Rock, Raleigh NC, *PP *P1;
AL James & Spare Change, *MA *A1;
Ariel Down, *MA *P1;
Benjamin Gate, *MA *A1;
Benny D's Bluegrass Band, *MA *A1;
Better than Ezra, *MA *P1;
Beu Sisters, *MA *A1;
Big Al' & The Heavyweights, *MA *A1;
Big Mike Griffin & the unknown blues band, *MA *A1;
Black 47, *MA *A1;
Blues Casters, *MA *A1;
Bristol Myers Squibb, *CP *A1;
Buddy Baxter's Bandstand USA, *SP *A1;
Buicks, *MA *A1;
Celebration Church, *SP *A1;
Cheerleaders of America National Championships, *SP *A1;
Cobalt Blues Band, *MA *A1;
Crossroad UMC Church, *SP *A1;
Crumb, *MA *A1;
Curtis Salgato, *MA *A1;
Doc Lawrence & the Blues Fix, *MA *A1;
Dollywood, *SP *A1;
Empty Bowls Luncheon, *CP *A1;
Flamin' Harry, *MA *A1;
Florida/Georgia Hall of Fame, *SP *A1;
Gale Force - Carolina Crown MMA, *SP;
Gary Primrich, *MA *A1;
Georgie Bonds & the Blues Keepers, *MA *A1;
GodSpell, *SP;
Goo Goo Dolls, *MA;
Grease Theatrical Show 2009, *SP;
Harley Davidson 2003 HOG 100 Year Anniversary, *SP *A1;
Hobex the Band, *MA *P1;
Hot Rod Ho-Down, *SP *A1
Howard & the White Boys, *MA *A1;
Hybrid;, (*MA) *PP *P1;
International Cheer & Dance Competition, *CP *A1;
Jacksonville Beach Festival, *SP *A1;
Jacksonville Gator Bowl, *SP *A1;
Jacksonville Jaguars, *SP *C1;
Jacksonville Opening of the Beaches Festival, *SP *A1;
Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular, *SP *A1;
Jacksonville Springin' the Blues Festival, *SP *A1;
Jacksonville Superbowl Host Committee, *CP;
James Rodgers, *MA *A1;
Jerry Kemper, *MA *A1;
Jill Hill, *MA *A1;
Jim Suhler & the Monkey Beat, *MA *A1;
Joan Armatrading, *MA *A1;
Joe Diffe, *MA;
Joe Zook & the Blues Deluxe, *MA *A1;
John Lewis Orchestra, *MA *A1;
John Michael Montgomery, *MA;
John Paris, *MA *A1;
John Reshard & Company, *MA *A1;
John Russell, *MA *A1;
Johnny De Francesco, *MA *A1;
JonRa, *MA *C1;
Kaskade, (*MA) *PP *P1;
Lisa Leob, *MA;
Little Anthony & The Imperials, *MA;
Little Red Rooster, *MA *A1;
Living Earth, *MA *A1;
Lorna Luft, *MA *A1;
Lukin' Skyward, *MA *A1;
Mad Dog & the Blues Night Out, *MA *A1;
Magic Red & Big Moose Blues Duo, *MA *A1;
Mamma Mia! Theatrical Show 2009, *SP;
Marcy Playground, *MA *P1;
Mark Brunell's Gridiron Masquerade, *CP *E1;
Mark Chesney, *MA;
Michael Bolton Productions, *SP;
Motley Crue Fest 2 2009, *SP *A1;
Nasty Ned & the New Conqueroos, *MA *A1;
Navy Band Southeast Ceremonial Band, *MA *A1;
Nighthawks, *MA *A1;
Ozzfest Productions, *SP;
PRI Productions, *AV *A1;
Phantom of the Opera Theatrical Show 2009, *SP;
Pyramid Productions, *SP *A1;
Quiver, (*MA) *PP *P1;
Razorbacks, *MA *A1;
Rockin' Roadhouse Tour, *SP;
Rodger Girke & the Funky Twisters, *MA *A1;
Ryder UNIV. Sound Reinforcement Seminars, *CP *A1;
Sister Blue, *MA *A1;
Six Pence & None the Richer, *MA *A1;
Spellbound, *MA *A1;
Spinners, *MA;
Steve Guyger & the Excellos, *MA *A1;
Stroke 9, *MA *A1;
Third Eye Blind, *MA;
Toby Keith, *MA;
Tom Larson, *MA *A1;
Tom Principato & Band, *MA *A1;
Tonic, *MA *P1;
Tracy Lawrence, *MA;
Tracy Shedd, *MA *A1;
Verizon Wireless / Venus Swimwear, *CP *P1;
VooDudes, *MA *A1;
WCR World Class Rockers, *MA;
Wicked Cricket, *MA *A1;
Willow Grove Mall X-Mass Productions, *CP;
Youth Quake Live, *SP *A1;

*A1 Audio Engineer/Sound Designer
*AV Audio/Visual Event Production (Corporate, Gala, Show, Concert, Arena)
*C1 Camera Operator
*CP Corporate AV / Gala Production
*E1 Event Character/Actor
*MA Musical Artist / Band
*P1 Stage Photographer/VIP Photographer
*PP Photography / Graphic Design Client
*RP Radio Personality
*SP Concert & Show Production
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hey thanks for the add. We should talk some time. Cool?

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