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

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... more

 
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On Tour Now

09.18.2019
Des Moines, IA
09.19.2019
Davenport, IA
09.19.2019
Norfolk, CT
09.20.2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
09.20.2019
Salisbury, MA
09.21.2019
Shipshewana, IN
09.21.2019
Amagansett, NY
09.21.2019
Boothbay Harbor, ME
09.23.2019
Boston, MA
09.24.2019
Philadelphia, PA
09.25.2019
Fairfield, CT
09.25.2019
Denver, CO
09.26.2019
Morrison, CO
09.26.2019
Loveland, CO
09.26.2019
Chicago, IL
09.26.2019
Norfolk, CT
09.26.2019
Jim Thorpe, PA
09.27.2019
Colorado Springs, CO
09.27.2019
Milwaukee, WI
09.27.2019
Beacon, NY
09.27.2019
North Bethesda, MD
09.27.2019
Durango, CO
09.28.2019
Cedaredge, CO
09.28.2019
Grand Junction, CO
09.28.2019
Madison, WI
09.29.2019
Rohnert Park, CA
09.29.2019
Las Vegas, NV
09.29.2019
Grass Valley, CA
09.29.2019
Durango, CO
09.30.2019
Minneapolis, MN
10.01.2019
Portland, OR
10.01.2019
Phoenix, AZ
10.02.2019
Bloomington, IL
10.02.2019
Seattle, WA
 
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Our Staff

  • Jeff Laramie
    President/Artist Representative
  • AnneMarie Martins
    AnneMarie Martins
    Vice President/Artist Representative
  • Bill Marquardt
    Artist Representative
  • Shawn Werner
    Shawn Werner
    Artist Representative
  • Toni Ziemer
    Toni Ziemer
    Contracts/Sales Administrator
  • Jef Pertzborn
    Jef Pertzborn “Pertz”
    Operations & Projects Manager
  • Joe Bernstein
    Joe Bernstein
    Contracts/Sales Administrator
  • Ann Schmidt
    Bookkeeper
SRO Artists Inc.

Jeff Laramie

President/Artist Representative

President of SRO Artists since 1980, Jeff Laramie is a leader in the national artist touring, recording and concert industry for over 40 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

Vice President/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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Bill Marquardt

Artist Representative

Bill Marquardt joined SRO in June 2019. He and his wife moved back to their home state after a four year stint in Nashville, TN where Bill worked as an Agents Assistant for New Frontier Touring, and an Agent for Ovation Artists Group. He is a graduate of Madison Media Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Media Business, and an Associates degree in Audio Engineering. A lifelong music fan, he is also a singer and a guitarist, performing in and fronting several rock bands from 2009 to 2015 including Milwaukee based pop punk band, Be The Young. Besides writing music, Bill is a huge fan of fantasy books, and a dedicated fan of all things Wisconsin sports. Contact Bill

Sales Territory

Assisting agent John Schimmelman in the 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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Shawn Werner

Artist Representative

Shawn Werner joined SRO in June of 2017. He brings a diverse set of experiences working in the entertainment/arts administration industry, including programming, coordinating patron services experiences at New York’s Lincoln Center, working in print royalties, supplying piano accompaniment for Madison Ballet, managing development initiatives, and currently serving as the Music Director for his church. Originally born and raised in Colorado, Shawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with a piano performance emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his free time, Shawn enjoys discovering new music of all kinds, reading, biking, camping, hiking, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing, traveling, ruthlessly cheering on the Badgers, and he may have an (unhealthy) addiction to playing and watching hockey. Contact Shawn

Sales Territory

Assisting agent Jeff Laramie in the US Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia metro area, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

 

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Toni Ziemer

Contracts/Sales Administrator

Contact Toni

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Toni has been working for SRO since 1999. 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 & Projects Manager

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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.

Joe Bernstein

Contracts/Sales Administrator

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Joe Bernstein joined SRO in September 2019, following over 11 years as the Director of Operations and Education at Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras. In addition to his background in arts administration, he has spent time on the road, touring with his bands The Kissers, El Valiente, and Howler. Joe also frequently performs with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. He teaches courses in rock and jazz music history and music theory at Madison College. He earned his Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin. Outside of work, he and his wife have two sons and two terriers. In his free time, he umpires baseball, cooks Italian food, smokes meat, and collects vinyl and whisky.

Ann Schmidt

Bookkeeper

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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

2019 Arts Midwest Conference

Dates: September 4 – 7, 2019
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Exhibit Hall: Minneapolis Convention Center

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… 514
  • APPOINTMENTS… to schedule a meeting during the conference, contact attending SRO Agents — Annemarie Martins and Bill Marquardt — or call (608)664-8160 to schedule your time today.
  • SHOWCASES…
    • Hilton Hotel showcase with The Small Glories (Wed. Sep. 4 @ 9:50 pm, Symphony I Room)
    • SRO’S PURPLE PARTY“Let’s go crazy!” Join SRO and industry colleagues at First Avenue Fri. Sep. 6, @9pm, featuring the music and dance of Prince by Madison’s acclaimed Purple Veins! FREE with conference badge.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.

2019 ArtsMarket

Dates: November 4 – 6, 2019
City: Durham, North Carolina
Exhibit Hall: Durham Convention Center

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… 160
  • SHOWCASES…
  • APPOINTMENTS… to schedule a meeting during the conference, contact attending SRO Agent, Bill Marquardt, or call (608)664-8160 to schedule your time today.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.

IEBA 2019

Dates: October 27 – 29, 2019
City: Nashville, Tennessee
Conference Hotel: JW Marriott

SRO Involvement:

  • APPOINTMENTS… To schedule a meeting at the conference, contact SRO Agent, Jeff Laramie, or call (608)664-8160.
  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… Agents Alley (11a – 1p Tuesday Oct. 29)
  • INDEPENDENT SHOWCASES… may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.

2019 Northwest Booking Conference

Dates: October 14 – 17, 2019
City: Boise, Idaho
Exhibit Hall: The Grove Hotel

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… 64
  • SHOWCASES…
    • Official Juried showcase with The Small Glories (Wed. Oct. 16, 5:03 pm)
    • Additional independent showcases may be announced.
  • APPOINTMENTS… to schedule a meeting during the conference, contact attending SRO Agent, Annemarie Martins, or call (608)664-8160 to schedule your time today.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.

2019 Western Arts Alliance Conference

Dates: August 26 – 29, 2019
City: Los Angeles, California
Exhibit Hall: JW Marriott @ LA Live

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #811
  • APPOINTMENTS… to schedule a meeting during the conference, contact attending SRO Agents, Annemarie Martins and Shawn Werner, or call (608)664-8160 to schedule your time today.
  • SHOWCASES… Independent showcases may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS…
 

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)