A Message from your friends at SRO


On behalf of the SRO staff and artists, we hope this notes finds you safe, healthy, and taking precautions during this unprecedented time. Our continued personal health will be a crucial bridge back to our socially functioning communities including arts and music events.

We’ve all been busy rescheduling those dates that have been canceled. Perhaps refreshing, our line of work lets us look well into the future of our presenting seasons. To that end, we’ve featured some wonderful shows from our roster available to help fill your 2020/2021 seasons. Our team is working remotely to help with

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After 35 years in the business — the last 14 with SRO — John Schimmelman has decided to retire in order to focus on some ongoing health issues. We know you will miss him as much as we already do.

We welcome our new Regional Agent Bill Marquardt, an energetic rep with experience at some of Nashville’s top firms including Ovation Entertainment and New Frontier Touring. He’s attending the 2019 Arts Midwest Conference (Minneapolis), ArtsMarket 2019 (Durham), AmericanaFest (Nashville), as well as APAPNYC 2020.

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Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg, OBE OI June 7, 1953 ~ July 16, 2019

We are saddened to report the passing of South African legendary singer/composer and author, Johnny Clegg, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Johnny’s impact on the international stage cannot be understated. SRO was proud to represent Johnny for the last five years. He will be greatly missed. ~ AnneMarie Martins, SRO Artists

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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 past seven years. We love you Dan and will miss your sly wit,your dancing voice, your steady strum, the shuffles and the jazz. You made the world a lot more fun to be around. ~ Jeff Laramie, SRO Artists

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