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

Start a Conversation with SRO in NYC

We would love to meet with you at the upcoming APAP|NYC conference. Click to request meeting time with your respective agent at SRO Booth #1222 – Americas Hall... more

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

 
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On Tour Now

07.26.2017
Reno, NV
07.27.2017
Ottawa, ON
07.28.2017
Montreal, QC
07.28.2017
Saratoga Springs, NY
07.28.2017 - 07.29.2017
Hampton Beach, NH
07.29.2017
Westport, CT
07.30.2017
Elginburg, ON
07.30.2017
Hyannis, MA
07.30.2017
Huntington, NY
07.30.2017
Rohnert Park, CA
08.01.2017
Ridgefield, CT
08.01.2017
Utica, NY
08.02.2017
Boothbay Harbor, ME
08.03.2017
Vienna, VA
08.03.2017
Huntington, NY
08.03.2017
Beloeil, QC
08.04.2017
Richmond, VA
08.04.2017
Campbellford, ON
08.04.2017 - 08.06.2017
Dublin, OH
08.04.2017
Rochester, NY
08.05.2017
Jay, VT
08.05.2017
Frederick, MD
08.06.2017
Brentwood Bay, BC
08.06.2017
Portland, ME
 
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Our Staff

  • Jeff Laramie
    Jeff Laramie
    President/Artist Representative
  • AnneMarie Martins
    AnneMarie Martins
    Vice President/Artist Representative
  • John Schimmelman
    John Schimmelman
    Artist Representative
  • Shawn Werner
    Shawn Werner
    Asst. Artist Representative
  • Toni Ziemer
    Toni Ziemer
    Contracts/Sales Administrator
  • Jef Pertzborn
    Jef Pertzborn “Pertz”
    Operations & Projects Manager
  • 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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John Schimmelman

Artist Representative

For almost 20 years John Schimmelman 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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Shawn Werner

Asst. 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 agents Jeff Laramie and John Schimmelman in their US Regions.

 

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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

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

2018 APAP|NYC 

City: New York, New York
Dates: January 12 – 16, 2018
Exhibit Hall: Hilton New York & Towers

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… to be announced.
  • SHOWCASES… Juried showcase applications pending. Independent showcases may be announced.
  • 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… a preview of our back-page ad featuring SRO’s 2018/19 Artist Roster coming soon.

2017 Arts Midwest Conference

Dates: August 28 – 31, 2017
City: Columbus, Ohio
Exhibit Hall: Greater Columbus Convention Center

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #216
  • APPOINTMENTS… to schedule a meeting during the conference, contact attending SRO Agents, John SchimmelmanAnnemarie Martins, and Shawn Werner or call (608)664-8160 to schedule your time today.
  • SHOWCASES… Independent showcases may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.
  • PROGRAM GUIDE… a preview of our back-page ad featuring SRO’s 2018/19 Artist Roster coming soon.

2017 ArtsMarket

Dates: November 6 – 8, 2017
City: Durham, North Carolina
Exhibit Hall: Durham Convention Center

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… to be announced.
  • SHOWCASES… Juried showcase applications pending. Independent showcases may be announced.
  • APPOINTMENTS… to schedule a meeting during the conference, contact attending SRO Agent, 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… a preview of our back-page ad featuring SRO’s 2018/19 Artist Roster coming soon.

anw_logo2017 Northwest Booking Conference

Dates: October 9 – 12, 2017
City: Tacoma, Washington
Exhibit Hall: Hotel Murano

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #24
  • SHOWCASES…
    • Official juried showcase with The Sweet Remains, Monday Oct. 9, 2017, 8:55pm;
    • 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.

PAElogo12017 Performing Arts Exchange

Dates: September 25 – 28, 2017
City: Atlanta, Georgia
Exhibit Hall: Hyatt Regency Atlanta

SRO Involvement:

  • EXHIBIT BOOTH… #616
  • 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.
  • SHOWCASES… Juried showcase applications pending. Independent showcases may be announced.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS… topics and participating SRO staff may be announced.
  • PROGRAM GUIDE… a preview of our back-page ad featuring SRO’s 2018/19 Artist Roster coming soon.

2018 Pollstar Live!

City: Los Angeles, California
Dates: February 6 – 8, 2018
Conference Hotel: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

SRO Involvement:

  • APPOINTMENTS… To schedule a meeting at the conference, contact 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.

2017 Western Arts Alliance Conference

Dates: September 5 – 8, 2017
City: Seattle, Washington
Exhibit Hall: Seattle Sheraton

SRO Involvement:

 

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)