About SRO

SRO Artists Inc. is a full service booking agency, exclusively representing artists and attractions from the US and abroad. Since 1980, SRO has served promoters, performing arts centers, clubs, festivals, casino, university and corporate buyers.

Led by company president Jeff Laramie, SRO’s staff of seven specialize in artist and presenter services and serve the national arts community by participating in numerous educational and community organizations. Based in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, SRO is proud to continue its reputation for an outstanding roster of eclectic and diverse entertainment.

Please explore our artist roster, complete with press kits, itineraries, audio and video clips, and more.

What's New

Visit SRO at WAA 2016 in Los Angeles

We’re looking forward to joining you at WAA 2016 in Los Angeles! You can find SRO agents AnneMarie Martins and Jeff Laramie at Booth 710, or attending the variety of activities and... more

International Women’s Day 2016

SRO celebrates International Women’s Day 2016 with a salute to our wonderful world of female Artists (Azam Ali, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Jonatha... more

Daniel Ivan Hicks December 9, 1941 ~ February 6, 2016

We lost a national treasure today, Dan Hicks left us much too early. A legend and a true original who we had the great privilege of representing these... more

Goings-on and Agent-appointments at APAP|NYC 2016

Thanks for your continued interest in our roster of Performing Arts and Music Attractions exclusively available from SRO Artists. Will you be in New York City for the annual APAP|NYC Conference? Then... more

FALL 2015 CONFERENCES AND SHOWCASES FROM SRO

SRO Agents are now scheduling appointments at the Fall 2015 Arts Conferences. Showcasing artists from the SRO’s Roster include Carlos Nuñez (Arts Northwest), Jonatha Brooke (Arts Northwest),... more

 
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On Tour Now

09.28.2016 - 09.30.2016
Hanover, NH
09.28.2016
Minneapolis, MN
09.28.2016
Durango, CO
09.29.2016
Minneapolis , MN
09.30.2016
Woodstock, IL
09.30.2016
Lexington, KY
09.30.2016
Morrison, CO
09.30.2016
Chicago, IL
10.01.2016
Madison, WI
10.01.2016
Albuquerque, NM
10.01.2016
Milwaukee, WI
10.01.2016
Bristol, TN
10.01.2016
Putnam, CT
10.01.2016
Berkeley, CA
10.01.2016
Port Washington, NY
10.02.2016
Chicago, IL
10.02.2016
Alamogordo, NM
10.02.2016
Grand Rapids, MI
10.02.2016
Portland, OR
10.03.2016
Sisters, OR
10.04.2016
Seattle, WA
10.04.2016
Lafayette, IN
10.05.2016
Tulsa, OK
10.05.2016
Nevada City, CA
10.06.2016
Salina, KS
10.06.2016
State College, PA
10.06.2016
Arcata, CA
10.07.2016
Denver, CO
10.07.2016
North Kansas City, MO
10.07.2016
Kent, OH
10.07.2016
Knoxville, TN
10.07.2016 - 10.08.2016
Houston, TX
10.07.2016
York, PA
10.07.2016 - 10.08.2016
St. Paul, MN
10.08.2016
Tarrytown, NY
10.08.2016
Pomeroy, OH
10.08.2016
Sioux City, IA
10.08.2016
Phoenix, AZ
10.08.2016
Berkeley, CA
10.09.2016
Redwing, MN
10.09.2016
Santa Monica, CA
10.09.2016
Cedar Rapids, IA
10.09.2016
Santa Fe, NM
10.09.2016
Stratton, VT
10.11.2016
South Burlington, VT
10.12.2016
Ft Wayne, IN
10.12.2016
Lebanon, NH
 
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Our Staff

  • jeff-laramie
    Jeff Laramie
    President/ Artist Representative
  • annemarie-martins
    AnneMarie Martins
    Artist Representative
  • john-schimmelman
    John Schimmelman
    Artist Representative
  • toni-ziemer
    Toni Ziemer
    Contracts/ Sales Administrator
  • jef-pertzborn
    Jef Pertzborn “Pertz”
    Operations/ Special Projects Manager
  • ann-schmidt
    Ann Schmidt
    Bookkeeper
SRO Artists Inc.

Jeff Laramie

President/ Artist Representative

Jeff Laramie has been President of SRO Artists since 1980 and a leader in the national artist touring, recording and concert industry for 38 years. A graduate of Luther College in music, he is currently serving a second term on the NAPAMA board and chairs the Professional Development Committee. Jeff was Co-Chair of the 2013 Arts Midwest Conference, has served on the WAA Communications Committee, the Inside Arts Advisory Committee, the APAP Arts Partners Review Panel and made six recordings and toured with his own band for many years. Jeff still enjoys performing, snow skiing, water skiing, sailing and river kayaking. Contact Jeff

Sales Territory

US Promoters & Commercial Venues (all states); US Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont); Also exclusively booking Dark Star Orchestra.

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AnneMarie Martins

Artist Representative

Industry veteran AnneMarie Martins joined SRO in 2012 to represent their combined roster throughout the Western US and Canada. With more than 25 years of experience, Martins was founder and co-owner of International Music Network (IMN) and helped to develop it into one of the leading world music and jazz agencies. She was also the western states representative for Monterey International from 2009-2012. She has served on the board of NAPAMA and holds a BFA from Boston University in Theatre. Beginning her career in the music industry at the Greek Theatre as a stage manager, she moved into artist management and booking when she created IMN. AnneMarie is a recognized leader in the industry, and a wonderful mom. She resides in California and enjoys gardening, hiking, and cooking. Contact Annemarie

 

Sales Territory

US West & Southwest (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming); Canada (all provinces); International.

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John Schimmelman

Artist Representative

For almost 20 years John worked for Columbia Artists Management in New York City and served as Senior Vice President & Director of Operations for Community Concerts, Inc., managing artist selection and daily operations for the largest network of concert presenters in the United States. Prior to joining SRO in 2006, John oversaw the creation of two highly successful touring productions, “Three Mo’ Tenors” and “Bowfire,” and served as General Manager for each. Both shows have been broadcast nationwide on PBS as Pledge Drive Specials. John enjoys the hilly and challenging bicycle ride he often makes to work… weather permitting. As lovers of the great outdoors he and his wife Lucie are avid hikers, campers and kayakers. Contact John

Sales Territory

US Midwest & Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia West Virginia, and Wisconsin).

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Toni Ziemer

Contracts/ Sales Administrator

Contact Toni

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Toni has been working for SRO since 1997. She has more than 25 years experience in the entertainment industry, including booking clubs and festival stages, booking tours for several local and regional groups, operating a backstage hospitality catering business for large venues and working as editor of a local monthly music newspaper. In her free time Toni enjoys antiquing, needlework, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her two daughters and two granddaughters.

Jef Pertzborn “Pertz”

Operations/ Special Projects Manager

Contact Pertz

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Hard to believe, but “Pertz” began his career with SRO in 1993! He specializes in marketing support, graphic design, contact management, and Web development. Pertz acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the Univ. of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where he served four years on the student activities executive board, earning recognition as “Most Valuable Programmer” and “Outstanding Board Member.” He is co-founder of the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival which has become one of the area’s premiere summer events since its’ inception in 2004. When the computer’s off, Pertz loves the outdoors (especially anywhere mountainous and snowy), playing Mr. Mom, home-haunting, and banging-on-the-drums-all-day.

Ann Schmidt

Bookkeeper

Contact Ann

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Joining SRO in 2001, Ann holds an Associate degree in Accounting from Madison Area Technical College as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. She has over 30 years of business and accounting experience in a variety of industries including insurance, financial services, non-profits, hotel management and graphic design. In her free time, Ann enjoys camping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Conferences

apapnyc172017 APAP|NYC

City: New York, New York
Dates: January 6 – 10, 2017
Exhibit Hall: Hilton New York & Towers

SRO Involvement:

  • APPOINTMENTS… to schedule a meeting during the conference, contact attending SRO Agents, Jeff Laramie, Annemarie Martins, and John Schimmelman, or call (608)664-8160 to schedule your time today.
  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #1222 – 1224 (Americas Hall 1)
  • INDEPENDENT SHOWCASES… may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.
  • INSIDE ARTS… a preview our full-page ad in the Conference issue coming soon.

amw16logo2016 Arts Midwest Conference

Dates: September 13 – 16, 2016
City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Exhibit Hall:  Wisconsin Center

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #308
  • SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE… Villalobos Brothers – 6:55pm Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 @ Pabst Theater. High-octane, Mexican music led by virtuoso violin trio!
  • APPOINTMENTS… to schedule a meeting during the conference, contact attending SRO Agents, Jeff Laramie, Annemarie Martins, and John Schimmelman, or call (608)664-8160 to schedule your time today.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.
  • PROGRAM GUIDE… click here for a preview of our back-page ad.

cinars_logo2016 CINARS International Exchange for the Performing Arts

Dates: November 15 – 19, 2016
City: Montreal, Quebec CANADA
Exhibit Hall: Salon Fontaine of the Hôtel Bonaventure

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #107
  • ARTIST SHOWCASES… 8pm Friday Nov. 18 Niyaz presents their new, immersive multi-media show “The Fourth Light Project” at Théâtre Outremont; additional independent showcasing may be announced.
  • APPOINTMENTS… To schedule a meeting at the conference, contact attending SRO Agent John Schimmelman, or call (608)664-8160.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.

mundial162016 Mundial Montreal

Dates: November 15 – 18, 2016
City: Montreal, Quebec

SRO Involvement:

  • APPOINTMENTS: To schedule a meeting at the conference, contact attending SRO Agents, AnneMarie Martins, or call (608)664-8160.
  • ARTIST SHOWCASES… 8pm Friday Nov. 18 Niyaz presents their new, immersive multi-media show “The Fourth Light Project” at Théâtre Outremont; additional independent showcasing may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.

anw_logo2016 Northwest Booking Conference

Dates: October 10 – 13, 2016
City: Spokane, Washington
Exhibit Hall: Davenport Hotel

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #28
  • SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE… Villalobos Brothers – 9:45pm Monday, Oct. 15, 2016 @ Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX. High-octane, Mexican music led by virtuoso violin trio!
  • INDEPENDENT SHOWCASES… may be announced.
  • APPOINTMENTS: To schedule a meeting at the conference, contact attending SRO Agent, AnneMarie Martins, or call (608)664-8160.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.

PAElogo12016 Performing Arts Exchange

Dates: September 26 – 29, 2016
City: Orlando, Florida
Exhibit Hall: Caribe Royale Orlando

SRO Involvement:

  • APPOINTMENTS… To schedule a meeting at the conference, contact attending SRO Agents, Jeff Laramie and John Schimmelman, or call (608)664-8160.
  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #409
  • ARTIST SHOWCASES… Independent showcases may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.
  • PROGRAM GUIDE… click here for a preview of our back-page ad.

pollstarlive17logo2017 Pollstar Live!

City: Los Angeles, California
Dates: January 31 to February 2, 2017
Conference Hotel: JW Marriott Los Angeles

SRO Involvement:

  • APPOINTMENTS… To schedule a meeting at the conference, contact attending SRO Agent, Jeff Laramie, or call (608)664-8160.
  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… tbd.
  • INDEPENDENT SHOWCASES… may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.

WAA_Logo2016 Western Arts Alliance Conference

Dates: August 29 – September 1, 2016
City: Los Angeles, California
Exhibit Hall: J.W. Marriott Hotel

SRO Involvement:

  • APPOINTMENTS: To schedule a meeting at the conference, contact attending SRO Agents, AnneMarie Martins and Jeff Laramie, or call (608)664-8160.
  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #710
  • ARTIST SHOWCASES… Independent showcases may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.
  • PROGRAM GUIDE… click here for a preview of our back-page ad.
 

Contact Us

SRO Artists, Inc.

6629 University Avenue
Suite 206
Middleton, WI 53562

P: 608.664.8160
F: 608.664.8161

gigs@sroartists.com

 

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DANIEL IVAN HICKS (DECEMBER 9, 1941 ~ FEBRUARY 6, 2016)