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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. 


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 ....

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.

10 Reasons To Book A Routed Artist

Author Name: Joelene Cheavlier  

Published On June 23rd, 2016

How To Concerts' Joelene Chevalier lays out the best reasons to book a routed artist