1. Stellar Shows Fights to Keep Roots Music Alive in the OC

      O.C. music promoter fights to keep roots alive By BEN BRAZIL OCT 11, 2018 | 12:00 PM    Christopher Burkhardt has for many years been one of the few promoters booking roots music in Orange County. He’s working to preserve the form. (Photo by Phill Hatten) For those who are willing to listen, the old musicians have stories. In blues, they tell of oppression. In folk, they speak of the Dus…Read More

  2. A Promoter Must Wear Many Hats

    Independent promoters have to work extra hard to get the word out about their upcoming shows. They have to be marketing experts, social media engineers, graphic design artists, salespeople, maitre d's, bookkeepers, announcers, roadies, drivers, bouncers, event planners and creative writers.  Most of all, they have to be on hand to pay the band after an event is over, whether it is a success or no…Read More

  3. What Makes A Good Concert?

    Although it seems as though there’s one main focal point, concerts have so many different elements coming together to make them either great, or mediocre. Picture it: the bright lights and groups of people making the space feel warmer and more intimate than it is, the sound of  an electric guitar booming through the space, when it comes to a great live concert, the concert experts at Stellar Sh…Read More