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The Resource Center offers an array of helpful content for planning campus events. From 'Day of Show' checklists to weather insurance advice to ticketing solutions (and more), OCL provides the resources necessary for executing top quality concerts - at your fingertips. Search for articles by category, keywords, and/or author. 

Going Green in 2019

Author Name: Sam Helm | OCL Editor  

Published On July 1st, 2019

It's 2019. Unless you live underground – or vote Republican – it's more than clear that combatting climate change is going to be a massive challenge for generations. Actions taken today will have lasting consequences, positively or negatively on the future of the global climate. The impending crisis is one that younger generations are acutely aware of, leading massive changes in consumer ....


Author Name: Jolene Chevalier  

Published On June 5th, 2017


I get this question quite often. Some people are a little embarrassed to ask the question, and others ....


Author Name: Jolene Chevalier  

Published On November 28th, 2016

As much as we would like to believe that every single live entertainment event sells out of tickets, the reality ....


Author Name: Jolene Chevalier  

Published On October 17th, 2016

Artists are on the road a lot.  Their lives are hectic, they wake up in a different city every day, ....


Author Name: Jolene Chevalier  

Published On September 27th, 2016

I was recently talking to an agent about a show when he brought up an unrelated opportunity.  A big name artist was looking to fill a date that was less than six weeks away.  I recognized that the artist was motivated to fill the date, and in a particular region.  This meant that the artist could be had for a ....

How to Reduce Food Waste on Show Day

Author Name: Jolene Chevalier  

Published On August 24th, 2016

After a show, your committee or hospitality chair gets the lovely task of cleaning out the dressing rooms, tossing any uneaten food, and restoring order to the backstage area.  As a former hospitality coordinator, I know that throwing out leftover food is devastating.  Follow these steps to reduce food waste from your shows:

1. Advance your hospitality thoroughly with the tour ....

How To Handle a Controversial Artist

Author Name: Jolene Chevalier  

Published On August 24th, 2016

You just confirmed your major artist for the year, they have a huge single on the charts, and you’re on top of the world.  After announcing the show, you are shocked to receive negative reactions to the announcement.  Students are up in arms about your artist choice in due to their misogynistic lyrics, recent offensive tweet, or arrest record.  

I ....

What You Might Not Have Known

Published On August 9th, 2016

August 12, 2013

What a long strange trip it's been...... A long, long, long time ago there used to be a rule that middle agents couldn't charge more than 1000 bucks!! Did you know prior fax machines (some might not even know of this relic) you had to either mail your offer or use a Telex Machine! You had to actually ....

Is the Phone Dead

Author Name: Drew Buyer  

Published On August 9th, 2016

How To Book An Artist On The Rise

Author Name: Joelene Chevalier  

Published On June 24th, 2016

Joelene Chevalier from HowToConcerts lays down her philosophy on booking artists on the rise.