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Featured Artist – FatPocket

Today we’re featuring FatPocket, a 10-piece party band featuring razor sharp rhythms, hot horns and powerhouse vocals. Having received virtually all available accolades (Knot Best of Weddings, 2-time Riverfront Times Best Cover Band, 2-time St. Louis Magazine A-List Party Band of the Year and more), FatPocket continues to play dozens of weddings, corporate events, clubs, […]

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Featured Artist – My Friend Mike

For this featured artist post we sat down with our friend Mike Schlipp, the leader of the accurately titled wedding band, My Friend Mike. Don’t believe us? Just check out their reviews on the Knot. After working together on a handful of events in 2013, we agreed that we should be working together more and […]

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Featured Artist – The LustreLights

For this installment of our Featured Artist series, we chatted with Kara and Dan of The LustreLights. We’ve known Kara for many years as a featured performer in wedding bands and jazz ensembles throughout the region and were excited to meet with her early last year to discuss her next steps. After lunches over some […]

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All Access Pass: Episodes 6-10

Watch episodes six through ten below of All Access Pass!   Episode 6: Fox Theatre – Frank Zappa   Episode 7: The Saint Louis Pop Festival   Episode 8: Original Investors Episode 9: The Big Break Episode 10: Bernadette Peters

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New Artist – The Schwag

We are excited to add The Schwag to the Contemporary Productions exclusive roster of entertainers. The Schwag is widely recognized as the definitive Grateful Dead tribute show and performs 150 shows a year, coast to coast. After meeting with The Schwag leader, Jimmy Tebeau, it quickly became apparent how working together will be a benefit […]

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All Access Pass: Episodes 1-5

We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2018. This video podcast will include fifty stories detailing the ins and outs of the entertainment industry from the perspective of one of the largest promoters of all time. Watch the first five episodes below and follow along on Facebook. Episode 1: The Grateful Dead Episode 2: Fair […]

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Featured Artist – Griffin and the Gargoyles

For this installment of our Featured Artist series, we sat down with Garland Griffin, better known as “Griff”, to learn a bit more about his band, Griffin and the Gargoyles. If unfamiliar with Griffin and the Gargoyles, they are one of the most in-demand bands in the entire Midwest. Playing well over fifty weddings, corporate […]

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Featured Artist – Fabulous Motown Revue

Continuing our Featured Artist series, we interviewed Contemporary Productions’ President to learn a bit more about his band, the Fabulous Motown Revue. Last year, Steve celebrated 25 years leading and playing trumpet with the band. The Fabulous Motown Revue (or FMR, as we call it) is one-of-a-kind dance band, recapturing the feel, sound, and moves of […]

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Featured Artist – Charles Glenn Group

We continue to book national entertainers throughout the country, but did you know we represent some of the best event bands in the business? This week, we’re featuring the Charles Glenn Group. Charles Glenn is a world class entertainer best known for singing the National Anthem for the Saint Louis Blues and has a band […]

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