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

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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

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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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Lighting is the specialty!
Audio is keeping food on the table
Stage manager When I need too!
Not too many jobs I can't do!
Worked in all aspect of production.
Work History:
30 years of events :

Midnite Special - Stage Manger / Lighting Director based Louisville, KY 1978 - 1980 I work as the Production Assistant

Derby City Lighting Lighting Dept Louisville Ky, Ky 1980-1995 Lighting Director

Oddyssy Lighting Lighting Grand Rapids, Michigan 1987-88 Lighting Technician

Musson Theatrical Production / Install Louisville , Ky 1992-1995 Lighting / Staging Technician

Ky Center For the Arts - Production Bomhard Louisville, Ky 1988-Present Part time (First Call) Lighting Electrician/Stage Hand/Audio Technician

Local 17 Stage Hands Union Louisville,Ky US 1988-Present
Stage Hand

Wayne Young Sound Production Louisville , Ky US For Life
( My Fathers Group) 1st Audio /2nd Lighting

I do have access to Gear if needed through ESP Audio , C&H Audio Visuals, Phoenix Lighting & DC Productions.

The Ogle Center Technical Deptartment New Albany Indiana, US 1996-Present Day as a Assistant Technical Director
We have hosted event such as:
4HIM, 5th Dimension, Alvin AileyII, Ed Asner, Franky Avalon, The Babes, Battle of the Bands, Blood Sweat &Tears, Blue Grass Fesitval, Gary Burgoff (in"Last of the Red Hot Lovers), Capital Steps, Caswell Sisters, Celtic Tenors, Emmanual Ceysson, Chapter 6, Chinese Golden Dragon Acorbats, Coasters, Judy Collins, Liz Curtis Higgs, Dallas Brass, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Drifters, Peggy Fleming, Flying Karamazov Brothers, Glad, Gospelfest'97, Lee Greenwood, Guarneri String Quartet, Haworth Shakespeare Festival("Romeo & Juliet") Indianapolis Symphony, Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band, Jazz/ Boot Randolph, Jazz Maniac' Delight, Jelly Roll, Ji-Yong, Michael Kaeshammer, Kentucky Center Chamber Players, Kentucky Opera, Kentucky Shakespear Fesitval, King Singers, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Thomas Kubinek, Christine Lavins, Rachel Lee, Rich Little, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Marvelette, A Movable Feast, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Nylons, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark O'Connor's fiddle Celebration, Emile Pandolphi, Laura Pederson, PengPeng, Pheonix Boys Choir, Pittsburg New Music Ensamble , Platters, PolyJesters, Rachel Price, Red Hot & Cole, Reduce Shakespear Company, Riders in the Sky Rock apella, Ricky Skaggs, Second City, Sha Na Na, Sangri - Las, Stanford Strings, Vonda Sheperd, Stars of Indiana, Stars of Lawernce Welk, Curtis Stigers, Tafelmusik, Tales and Scales, Conrad Toa, BJ Thomas, Trinity Irish Dance Caitlin, Tully, U of L Dance Dept., Ricky Van Shelton, Vienna Boys Choir, Voice Trek, The West Louisville Boy Choir, George Winston, Stella Zembalis and many more and Still going! NEXT?
Additional Comments:
Traveled with my fathers group from 1978 off and on thru Present Day
working in his production(
Worked in many different Production Companies (Derby City Lighting ,Odyssey Lighting ,Musson Theatrical, LIG Studios , ESP Audio,Little wit C&H Audio & Toured with PreSigned Rock Groups Hammer Heads,Midnite Special & many more
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At 9:53am on January 17, 2009,
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I see you've arrived. Looks goo bro. Cold enough you think.

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