promote your show at PILOT LIGHT.
At PILOT LIGHT we do what we can to publicize our events but we definitely need your help!
You can help bring people out to your show by sending press information, a cd, and photo
to some of the following press contacts. Most newspapers list our calendar for the
week, but with more information you might get a write up or an interview.|
Touring bands: Once your show is booked at Pilot Light, if you haven't already, definitely send us a CD of your music (it can be a CD-R if you like). This helps immensely in getting locals interested in playing with you and promoting your show in general. If you have tour flyers/posters available, send us 5-8 of them and we'll get them out in the more prominent places.
Local bands: Spend some time with a photocopier and flyer for your show, call your friends, post on message boards, myspace, etc. It seems foolish to have to say this but PLEASE TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR SHOW! You're taking the time to drag all your gear down and play- it might as well be for some people, yes?
Locals/Out-of-towners: Be entertained! Come down and meet each other at shows. Come see & meet bands even if you're not playing with them that night!! Let a band camp out on your floor! Make contacts and trade shows to play in each others' cities! Before you know it you'll have friends everywhere and be on your way to having a tour booked. This is how rock and roll gets done.
Our address is:
106 E Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
Knoxville's long standing alternative free weekly is the Metro Pulse, and is the key source for live music listings in town. They are very proactive in seeking music stories and cover a wide variety of local performances. They suggest a lead time of at least two to three weeks prior to your show date for submissions. Contact their entertainment editor:
KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL|
Knoxville's daily paper is the Knoxville News Sentinel. Broader in scope and circulation, they have to be more selective in their coverage of smaller, more independent acts, but it never hurts to try. Randall Brown always does what he can to help support music in Knoxville. At the very least be certain to email your show info and a COLOR band photo, they often pop up in their great full color weekend music calendar-grid! Contact:
THE DAILY TIMES|
Nearby Maryville, Tennessee's (15-20 minutes from knoxville) daily paper is The Daily Times. Their music coverage is becoming more and more comprehensive all the time and they cover many Knoxville shows. It would definitely be in your best interest to contact them here:
A large portion of the show-going public also attend the University of Tennessee. Their on-campus publication is the Daily Beacon. Being a daily paper they are always looking for stories and your band could be it. They are completely student run and the personnel are always changing, but it never hurts to send them an email with links to music, photos, and information about your upcoming show. Be sure to include a contact number or email for your band as they often seek short interviews, in fact you might suggest your willingness to do so in your email! Contact:
The Daily Beacon newsroom
A new-ish local independent newspaper with an emphasis on music coverage. You can visit them online at their Website or MySpace Page and contact their music writer here:
|If you are a local radio station interested in receiving ( and actually playing/announcing ) music from touring bands coming to Knoxville, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your station listed here. thanks!|
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